New Additions and Old Favorites in Campus Rec Introduced for Spring Semester


Erin Bunn

Students enjoying one of the events offered by campus recreation in the Fall 2021 semester.

Campus recreation is working on exciting new projects while bringing back some of students’ favorite activities this spring.

Recreational areas are being constructed, and a new focus on unified sports has been introduced. Intramurals, club sports, and fitness sessions will see the return of old favorites and the addition of new activities.

Dylan Johnson, director of campus recreation, expressed excitement about the additions to campus recreation.

“One of the big developments in campus recreation this semester is the ongoing construction of two recreational facilities: The Student Fitness & Wellness Center and the Eric Scott ’88 Memorial Multi-Court,” Johnson said.

The 1,800-square-foot Student Fitness & Wellness Center is currently undergoing construction and will be located on the west side of Hickory Hall.

The Scott Court is in the last stages of construction and will open during the spring semester.

“I appreciate students’ patience and understanding as construction continues on these facilities,” Johnson said. “I know they will be tremendous additions to the E&H community as students pursue wellness through campus recreation programming.”

While students await these new recreational spaces, there are many opportunities to get active.

For students wanting to relax, yoga sessions will be held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. as well as on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Wiley Jackson (Mawa) lobby.

Zumba and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions will also be held every other Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Mawa lobby.

There are also many activities planned for students interested in team sports, from intramurals to club sports. Speed lacrosse, soccer, basketball, badminton, frisbee golf, ultimate frisbee, flag football, and sand volleyball will be happening on campus this spring.

Speed lacrosse, a modified version of lacrosse with no pads, no goalies, and only 3 players on each team, registration is now open. The season will begin on Jan. 24 for this new addition to intramural sports at Emory & Henry. Registration for lacrosse and other intramural sports, students can make a free account on IMLeagues or download the IMLeagues app and search for Emory & Henry.

A full schedule of intramural sports, fitness activities and other information about campus recreation can be found on the campus recreation website.
There are also multiple club sports available for students to get involved in. These sports include rugby, men’s volleyball, soccer, and fencing. Students can contact Dylan Johnson, [email protected], for interest in joining or starting a club sport.

Campus recreation is also reaching out to students interested in creating a Unified Club Sport. Unified Sports, a branch of the Special Olympics for higher education, joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team to “train together and play together.” More information is available here, and students can fill out this form if they are interested in creating a unified club sport.