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Campus Rec Events 2015

Upcoming - free unless stated otherwise ($)

Campus for a Cause

Join our crusade for a better community. Campus for a Cause invites you to volunteer and engage in health-promoting behaviors alongside fellow PSU students, faculty and staff. Taking place on campus and at local organizations, Campus for a Cause events are designed to be active and improve wellness. All events are free and open to the entire PSU community.


Garden to Give

Thursday, April 9, Noon - 2 p.m. 
Urban Center 4th Floor High Patio (Rain or Shine)
PSU is planting produce and flowers for a good cause. Join us to plant and decorate small pots with inspirational quotes. Help brighten someone's day and learn about organizations that fulfill our community’s needs. Supplies and free light snacks will be provided.


Art & Sports Lecture Series

Explore the intersections of art and sports in this new lecture series by Campus Rec's Artist-in-Residence Program. A different artist will speak every Thursday during Spring Term, each sharing a dedication to interdisciplinary work that crosses lines and disorients stereotypical understandings of artist and athlete identity. The lectures take place in the Campus Rec Lobby from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

  • May 28 - Lee Walton
    Lee Walton is an Experientialist. His original plan was to play centerfield for the S.F. Giants. His back up plan was to become an artist. Walton’s practice includes drawing, performance, system-based events and new media. Walton has been commissioned by museums, institutions and cities both nationally and internationally.

    Walton’s work and upcoming projects can be viewed at You can also follow him on Periscope. Lee will also facilitate a potato splitting competition before the talk at 10:30 AM. This event will meet at the Science and Education Center on 5th Ave at PSU. 


Amazing Race: Family Edition

This is a fun family Amazing Race and is geared towards families with children 5 and older; there will be some limited activities for younger children.  This is a chance for the family to do a variety of challenges around the rec center and this event is a partnership between Campus Rec and the Resource Center for Students with Children. This is open to the entire PSU community. 


Date: May 2, 2015

Time: 10 a.m.


Sound Waves Pool Party

Experience Campus Rec's first ever Sound Waves Pool Party. This dance party in the water features talented KPSU DJ 1985 playing music to a laser light show, free food and lots of fun!


Date: May 5, 2015

Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Pride in May Trans Affirming Fitness Group

Campus Rec celebrates PSU Pride in May! Trans, genderqueer and all body-positive people are invited to exercise in an environment that honors and supports individual identity. New to Campus Rec? A facility tour will be offered after class.


Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Nourish Wellness Fair

Campus Rec's annual Nourish Wellness Fair is the place to learn about resources available to the PSU community. $5 helmets, free massage, acupuncture, healthy food samples, gait analysis, body composition testing, fitness screens, farmers market produce, dental exams, interactive demos, raffle prizes and more! FREE to all PSU students, faculty, staff and Campus Rec members.

Interactive Demos:

12:15 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Portland's Culinary Workshop gives a knife skills demonstration and teaches kitchen hacks.

12:40 p.m. - 1 p.m.
ADAPT Training leads a mini version of their Range of Motion group fitness class.

1:05 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
American Red Cross presents their Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

1:25 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Dance With Joy Studios hosts a mini dance lesson.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: Noon - 2 p.m.

Splash Mob! Pride Edition

Dive into PSU Pride in May! Make a splash on the log roll, swim laps, unwind on inner tubes, float on fun noodles and relax in our spa.


This will not be a private party (general access to the pool will remain) but QRC staff and volunteers will be splashing around and lounging in the hot tub for this body-positive and gender-affirming experience!


Campus Rec requires that all participants wear garments that are designated as swimwear (no regular shirts/shorts allowed). Towels are available for an additional fee; bring your own if you wish to avoid paying for one.


Recreation facilities available: Large pool with open swim in half-pool 2-3 lanes for Lap Swim Log Rolling! Hot Tub


The Rec Center has two single-use gender neutral changing/shower/toilet rooms right next to the pool which are also ADA accessible. BYO lock to secure your items, or bring your things into the pool area (there are cubbies) to keep an eye on them. Learn more about the Rec Center's accessibility features.


This event is FREE for members of Campus Rec (all students who pay the Rec Fee), and guests are welcome for $5.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Pride Kickball Party

Campus Rec celebrates PSU Pride in May! Wear your pride and relive recess with a spirited game of kickball. Join a team or root for your favorite, soak up some sunshine and enjoy free food.

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time: Noon

Location: Urban Plaza 

Softball Tournament 

Hit for the Stott Field fences at our 10v10 softball tournament on May 29 at 5 p.m. Cost is $15/team and is open to Campus Rec members and non-members. Register at the Member Services desk and email for details or questions.


Date: Friday, May 29, 2015

Time: 5 p.m.