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Bison Recreation and Wellness

Bison Recreation and Wellness Summer Hours
May 13–August 21

  • Monday–Friday: 5:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.–noon
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Bison RecWell will be closed on the following days:  
    May 18 (Commencement), May 25-27 (Memorial Day Weekend), July 4 (Independence Day)

Alternate/Holiday Hours

  • Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Saturday: TBD
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Bison RecWell will move to alternative hours on the following days: TBD

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The Department of Bison Recreation and Wellness exists to “Engage, Encourage, Educate, and Equip our OBU Bison Community towards Christ-like wellness in the areas of physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.”

This mission is accomplished through the department's three main program areas: Wellness, Recreation, and Competitive Sports.  Bison RecWell provides seamless guest services to OBU Students, faculty, staff, and the Bison community.

Bison Recreation and Wellness oversee the RAWC (Recreation and Wellness Center) which opened its doors in the fall of 2007. The 59,500 square foot building includes a full-service fitness center, strength training room, student leisure recreation lobby and seating area, 3 full-size hardwood basketball courts, 2 group fitness exercise studios/multipurpose rooms, an elevated track (1/10th mile lap), 29-foot indoor climbing wall, 2 racquetball courts, shower and locker rooms, and event room. The RAWC serves over 2,800 members within the OBU community and hosts multiple sports tournaments, climbing competitions and community events. The Recreation and Wellness Center is home to OBU's Intramural and Club Sports programs and facilitates the use of the OBU intramural fields, disc golf course, outdoor sand volleyball courts, and tennis complex.

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