UREC Updates

UREC LogoHello, Parents!

That’s a wrap! This Newsletter includes everything UREC for May and the beginning of summer.

Outdoor Programs:

Trips have wound down as students are preparing for final exams. But there is a group heading out to the Grand Tetons Mountain Craft Expedition at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The group will depart on Wednesday June 7th and return Sunday June 25th.

Incoming students will also prepare for First Ascent in July and the beginning of August. First Ascent is an exciting way for incoming students to meet each other through a variety of challenging expeditions!

Additionally, the 15th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition will open July 1st!

*For trip pricing information and all things Outdoor Programs, visit op.appstate.edu

Club Sports:

The winner of the 2017 Club Sports Photo Comp is – drum roll – the Cycling Club, with Matt Jones’ photograph titled “Miles In Snow!” The photograph was taken at Snowshoe, WV during the Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals 2016. It was unveiled at the Club Sports Banquet Monday, May 1st and will be the primary publicity photo for the entire program next year!

We had a couple of teams travel this past weekend for some last minute competitions:

  • Cycling traveled to Colorado for the Collegiate Road Cycling Nationals (4/27-5/1)

  • Men’s Ultimate traveled to High Point for a tournament (4/30)

*For more information visit clubsports.appstate.edu

Intramural Sports:

Appalachian State University’s second annual Color Fun Run was held Friday, April 28th! The route was just short of a 5k but guaranteed just as much fun and even more color! This event was part of the EveryBODY Week celebration.

*For more information visit imsports.appstate.edu


The Mountaineer Fitness Challenge ended on April 28th. Twenty-nine students succeeded in reaching their goal of 3,333 minutes of training! Congrats to these powerful men and women!

Students also participated in the 9th annual Spring Push Pull event April 19th at the Quinn Recreation Center. Students to competed through a variety of squat, bench, and deadlift variations.

The last week of April was EveryBODY Week! The purpose of this week was to raise awareness about negative body image and disordered eating at Appalachian State by providing opportunities for self-actualization, self-worth, and self-love. Students participated in an 80’s theme Zumba class on Monday, a warrior theme Kickboxing class on Wednesday, and concluded the week with the Color Fun Run on Friday! Yoga Under the Stars was scheduled for Thursday but was rescheduled due to weather.

*For more information visit fitness.appstate.edu


Activities have concluded for the Spring semester!

*For more information visit aquatics.appstate.edu

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