Run or Dye Fun Run 2015


Get Fit or Dye Trying!



This year's Run or Dye will kick off Homecoming Week for WesternREC!

Sunday, October 11, 2015         Noon start for ALL

FREE for WCSU students        $10 for general public ($15 on event day)


Pre-registration encouraged!  Forms can be e-mailed to WesternRec@wcsu.edu or faxed to 203-837-3990


REC-2015 run or dye registration.pdf


GET REC'D with WesternREC!


Homecoming Week Events (October 11-18)

Run or Dye Fun Run                Sunday 12 noon start                Ives Concert Park, Westside

Pre-registration encouraged, T-shirt to the first 150 registered participants.


Cardboard Canoe Race         Wednesday night, 6:30 p.m.             O'Neill Center, Westside

2 people, cardboard, duct tape, 2 garbage bags and 1.5 hours to build a canoe!  Then you test your skills by bringing it up to the pool and racing!  Free T-shirt for all participants.


Cardboard Canoe Race Reg Fall 2015.docx


Powder Puff Tournament               Sunday, 12-4 p.m.                Recreation Field, Westside

Flag Football, all-girl teams.  Registration open; sign-up on IM Leagues


Contact the WesternREC information desk for more information

WesternRec@wcsu.edu or 203-837-8935






Facility Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
Colonial Fitness Zone (MT) 4-10 pm 7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
7 am -
10 pm
2-8 pm
WesternREC Info Desk (MT) CLOSED 10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
9 am -
12 noon
ONC Weight Room (WS) 6-10 pm 10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
10 pm
10 am -
5 pm
WSCC Cardio Room (WS) CLOSED 10 am-
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
10 am -
8 pm
ONC Pool (WS) 7-10 pm 8:30 pm -10:30 pm 8:30 pm -10:30 pm 8:30 pm -10:30 pm 8:30 pm -10:30 pm CLOSED CLOSED



*Colonial Fitness Zone:  There are lockers in both the hallway and in the locker rooms available to store personal belongings.  You WILL NOT be permitted to leave your bags in the facility.  We recommend you have your own combination lock that you bring with you to secure the locker you use.

**ONC Weight Room & Pool:  There are full locker rooms available for your use and storage of personal belongings

***WSCC Cardio Room:  There are cubbies available to store personal belongings and restrooms available for use.

****At this time, our recreational facilities (i.e. pool and fitness rooms) are available to current students, faculty and staff only.  We do not offer community memberships.


For all WEATHER RELATED delays & cancellations:


Colonial Fitness Zone, Bill Williams Gym & Stage       10 a.m.-10 p.m.


ONC Weight Room                                                           12 p.m.-10 p.m.

WSCC Cardio Room                                                         10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Pool                                                                                      8:30-10:30 p.m.


E-mail us at WesternRec@wcsu.edu or call 203-837-8935 with any questions!

Fall 2015

Life’s about balance-get out and get active!  The Recreation Department here at Western is dedicated to providing the campus community with a multitude of various recreational activities to encourage physical fitness and promote a positive well-being. 

Our university is unique in that the Western community can utilize athletic facilities on two different campuses.  At Midtown you will find the NEW Colonial Fitness Zone for cardio workouts and strength training.  The Berkshire Stage is now open for aerobics and fitness classes, and the Bill Williams Gymnasium plays host to Intramural Leagues and Open Recreation.  Our Westside campus is home to the William A. O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, which houses a six-lane natatorium, four full courts for basketball and volleyball, and a fitness center for cardio and strength training.  Also located here is the Westside Athletic Complex, three spacious practice fields and six lighted tennis courts.  And inside the Westside Campus Center is a fitness room mainly focused on cardio fitness and core strength training.

Recreational Services ...Fall 2015

 Group Exercise Classes

*All classes take place on the midtown campus, in Berkshire Hall on the stage

*No Experience necessary

 *Yoga mats are available

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Zumba (Ariana)
5-5:45 p.m.
Body Toning (Ashley)
12-1 p.m.
Yoga (Deidre)
4-5 p.m.
Body Toning (Ashley)
12-1 p.m.
  Zumba (Ariana)
1-2 p.m.
Zumba (Ariana)
5-6 p.m.
Yoga (Deidre)
1-2 p.m.
  Zumba (Rachel)
6-7 p.m.
  Zumba (Rachel)
7-8 p.m.
  Boot Camp (Chris)
7-8 p.m.



Special Events

September11th: Rec After Dark  10 p.m. - midnight, Berkshire Hall, MT

This month's theme is "Glow"!  Dodgeball, Zumba nad Capture the Flag . . . and of course, refreshments!

September 13th: Oozeball Tournament  12 - 4 p.m., Recreation Field, WS

Just a fancy name for MUD VOLLEYBALL!  Pre-registration required

September 26th: Trip to Fenway Park, Red Sox VS. Orioles

tickets go on sale 09/09/15-Western STUDENTS ONLY

October 11th: Run or Dye Fun Run 12 p.m. Ives Concert Park, WS

Color run WesternREC style. Approximate 3-mile fun run on the westside campus with lots of color bomb stations

October 14th: Cardboard Canoe Race  7:30 - 10:30 p.m., O'Neill Center, WS

2 people, 1 roll of duct tape, 2 garbage bags, 1 box cutter, cardboard and 90 minutes to build a boat that can paddle from one end of the pool to the other.

October 23rd:  Rec After Dark  10 p.m. - midnight, O'Neill Center, WS

Join us for "knockerball", volleyball, basketball and open swim . . . and of course, refreshments!

November 20th:  Rec After Dark  10 p.m. - midnight, TBD

Specific activities still under development

December 4th:  Rec After Dark  10 p.m. - midnight, Danbury Ice Arena

Join us at the Deanbury Ice Arena for some broomball and open skate.  This will be a shuttle stop-and of course, refreshments will be served!


  **Follow Western Recreation on Facebook, instagram  westernrecreation or on Twitter @WCSU_Recreation**


Intramurals ... Fall 2015

Co-Rec Dodgeball: Bill Williams Gym     Sun. 7-9 p.m. & Tues. 8:30-10:30 p.m.; 9/13 through 9/29  REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Co-Rec Soccer:  MT & WS Recreation Fields     Sun. 6-9 p.m. & Wed. 8-10 p.m.; 9/13 through 9/27  REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Men's Flag Football: MT & WS Recreation Fields    Sun. 6-9 p.m. & M/W 8-11 p.m.; 9/28 through 11/01  REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Open Floor Hockey: Bill Williams Gym         Tues. & Wed. 8:30-10:30 p.m.; 10/13 through 10/28  REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Co-Rec Volleyball: Bill Williams Gym        Sun. 6-10 p.m. & M/W 8-10 p.m.; 11/11 through 11/22  REGISTRATION IS OPEN!


Women's Powder Puff Tournament    Sunday, October 18th  noon start

*Pre-registration required

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament    Bill Williams Gym    Sunday, December 6th  5-11 p.m.

*Pre-registration required

 Register your team via the IM Leagues sign-up:    IM Leagues Participant_Signup_Instructions.doc

**Follow WCSU Intramurals on Facebook or on Twitter @WCSUIntramurals**

Participation of ALL skill levels is encouraged, as this will help to increase the variety of activities offered.  A strong emphasis on friendly competition and having fun exists, which will help to create an enjoyable campus life.  More than just a game, intramural sports let you build friendships, strengthen your mind & body, develop your character and nurture your skills. 

The Intramural Program is open to all current Western students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Play Hard and Have Fun!

Please direct any questions to the Intramural Coordinator, Judy Allen, at allenj@wcsu.edu or 203-837-9057


Active Club Sports...Spring 2015

The Club Sports Program provides an opportunity for individuals who share a common interest in a recreational sport, to improve their skill level and overall knowledge of the sport or activity.  Club Sports can be organized on either a recreational or a competitive level.  Instructional activities range from informal play, to regular practices, in preparation for intercollegiate and tournament competition.  Many clubs compete with other schools and are a part of a collegiate league of play.

Active Recreation Clubs ...Spring 2015


Any individual seeking information on any of these programs can contact Amy Shanks, Assistant Director of the Center For Student Involvement at 837-8609.





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