RecWell Transition and Reopen Update
Effective July 1, 2020, the oversight of the NIU Recreation Center, Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex and management of fitness, outdoor adventures, sport clubs and intramural sports programs will move under the direction of Intercollegiate Athletics. Wellness initiatives will remain within Student Affairs and continue to offer the full slate of existing wellness programs including nutrition, stress management, alcohol education and relationship management.
These changes are supported by an emerging trend in higher education. NIU President Lisa Freeman said that the move of recreation functions to Athletics has several potential benefits for campus, the most important of which is strengthening the connection between NIU's Division I student-athletes and other students on campus and improving coordination of the academic programs that interact with athletes at all levels (club, intramural, intercollegiate), including athletic training and sport management.
The NIU Recreation Center is open with adjusted hours of operations and facility layout changes and restrictions. NIU will gradually re-introduce additional programs and facility operations over the course of the fall semester while maintaining appropriate health and safety protocols.
We hope that you and your family are staying well and we have missed connecting with you in person. We look forward to seeing you soon.