Campus Rec and Valentine’s Day Events: the Perfect Match

Valentine's Day events

While February 14 is the day reserved for couples to spend some special time together, there’s still an opportunity for you to engage students with unique Valentine’s Day events. From dinners hosted in your recreation facility to heart-themed exercise programming, there are numerous event ideas you could be taking advantage of.

Learn about the special Valentine’s Day events other campus recreation departments are hosting:

Eastern Kentucky University

Renee Leonard, Assistant Director of Health Promotion:

“This Wednesday, February 14 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Keen Johnson building — if the weather permits — the health promotion team will be hosting a Valentine’s Day treat called V-day = Your Day. The theme of the event is ‘Self-love is the best love, celebrate V-Day by loving yourself.’ It is always good to make yourself a priority once in a while and with this event, students will learn ways to build self-esteem and practice self-love. We are also partnering with Student Health Services and the Madison County Health Department to promote healthy relationships. We will have giveaways, chocolates, cookies and an atmosphere filled with positivity and love.”

Ohio University

Joe Schillero, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness and Wellness

“Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation will be hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed group fitness event, dubbed Cardio with Cupid. Cardio with Cupid provides the unique opportunity to sample multiple fun group fitness formats, designed for whether you are brand new to group fitness or an experienced class-goer. The blending of multiple formats into one class with the theme of Valentine’s Day provides a great opportunity to shake up your day and break a sweat while having fun.”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amanda Robine, Wellness Services and Nutrition Education Coordinator

“Dine with Your Valentine is a cooking experience for you and a loved one in the wellness kitchen at the Recreation and Wellness Center. The class is intended to give couples an opportunity to share love through cooking and enjoying a meal together in a fun environment. We will be making creamy tuscan garlic chicken over linguine pasta and chocolate chip cookie dough hearts for dessert.”

Bobby Dyer
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