In fall 2016 Longwood University hosted the United States Vice Presidential Debate. The Health & Fitness Center was converted to the Media Center for the majority of the semester. We opened a temporary fitness center and moved programs all over campus and town to continue to provide services to our campus community
Fall 2017 we will be opening the Midtown Fitness Performance Center. This will be an instructor led, functional fitness based training center providing; strength and conditioning programs for sport clubs; group fitness classes to students, faculty and staff; workshops to the campus and community; fitness and initiative rental opportunities for high school sport teams, students groups and the local community.
The Health & Fitness Center is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified facility for its sustainable design and operation. The first university recreation center in the southeast to receive the Gold certification.
The Health & Fitness Center was named one of the top 20 “Great Recreation Centers at Small Colleges” on the Great Value Colleges 2016 rankings
The Health & Fitness Center houses Campus Recreation and the Counseling & Psychological Services office
One of our most popular events every year is our annual Alternative Late Night Haunted Rec program. Heading into our 5th year, the Health & Fitness Center is transformed into a haunted house by a committee that consists of primarily Campus Recreation student employees and is a collaborative event with our student programming board.
Campus Recreation collaborates with Citizen Leadership Office to lead an annual alternative spring break trip that focuses on outdoor recreation, sustainability, volunteerism and citizen leadership
All of our intramural sports one day tournaments are co-sponsored by a student organization with all revenue from the event going to the charity of their choice
Campus Recreation hires approximately 80 students every year to supervise facilities, lead programs and assist with the overall operation of our department
Longwood University will celebrate our 10 year anniversary of the Health & Fitness Center early in the fall 2017 semester.
Emily Harbourne was a previous editor for Campus Rec Magazine.