The Department of Recreation and Wellness fosters comprehensive wellness by engaging students and the UNCG community in experiential and educational opportunities. We believe a balance of social, mental and physical wellness creates a foundation for successful, healthy individuals.

by the numbers


square feet

The Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness provides 216,000-square-feet of recreation space that includes 23,000 sq. ft. weight/cardio space, lap and leisures pools, multi-activity courts, and more.


Sports clubs

We offer 17+ sports clubs with over 700 students involved.


adventure trips & events

Our adventure trips include Backpacking, Bouldering, Canoeing, Caving, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Coastal Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Whitewater Kayaking, and Rafting. 

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