Please click here for the paid membership email sent out on 3/16/2020 regarding refund and extension options. 
Due to the temporary RWC Closure, digital content is being created weekly so you can continue to Be Active and Be Well while practicing social distancing. Visit our Virtual Programming Page for new content each week. 

COVID-19 and the RWC Closure

Hello everyone,

We understand the past week has been very stressful for everyone, and we have been working to keep you informed the best we can during this ever evolving situation.

At this time we are shutting down the Recreation and Wellness Center for operations in an effort to assist with preventing any unnecessary exposure. This closure is effective immediately (Friday 3/13/20). This closure will be until further notice. We do not anticipate opening before April 30th, but will be sure to let you know as soon as we have further information.

We will be freezing membership and halting all charges. We will extend memberships for those who paid for their memberships in advance. For our month to month members, we will extend your memberships for the closure period. If you have anything in your lockers that you need access to, please let us know and we’ll work with you to come in and get your belongings. If you wish to receive a refund for your membership, we understand, and will work with you. Please check your email for updates that have been sent out regarding extensions and refund options. 

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to us about your membership, please don’t hesitate to let us know by emailing campusrecreation@umsl.edu

We appreciate this is not ideal, as we all need to relieve stress during this time. We will be providing on-line resources for at home workouts and wellness tips on our website:


We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We will inform you of any changes the moment we are made aware of them.

Please be well and let us know if you have any questions.

Yvette Kell, PhD

Director of Campus Recreation


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UMSL Campus Recreation operates out of the Recreation and Wellness Center. We offer much more than just a place to exercise. We are dedicated to utilizing the Recreation and Wellness Center to provide a spot for all members to stay, play, and connect on the UMSL Campus. Our goal is to provide an inclusive and comprehensive set of programs and services that cater to the needs of the UMSL community. Our offerings focus on promoting health, wellness, recreation, and fun. Everyone is encouraged to participate and join the fun!  

Campus Recreation's mission is to enhance lives by providing outstanding recreational opportunities and experiences for the diverse UMSL community.
Stay, Play, Connect - We aim to provide opportunities for the UMSL community to stay, play, and connect on campus. 
Campus Recreation has four main objectives which serve as a roadmap to support the mission:
  1. To provide recreational offerings in a clean and safe environment that enhances physical well-being for individuals of all abilities.

  2. To improve emotional well-being by fostering self-worth, confidence, and diverse expression.

  3. To support mental well-being through experiential learning.

  4. To encourage social well-being through community interaction.

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