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Bison Recreation and Wellness

RAWC (Recreation and Wellness Center) Hours of Operation

2021 - 2022 RAWC Hours (August 15 - December 17, January 24 - May 13):

Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Alternate Hours/Holiday Hours (Winter Break, J-Term, Spring Break, Summer Break):

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

* The RAWC will be closed the following days: September 4 - 5 (Labor Day Weekend), November 21 - 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday), December 19 - January 2 (Christmas Break / New Year Holiday), April 15 - 17 (Good Friday / Easter), May 21 (Spring Commencement), May 28 - 30 (Memorial Day Weekend).

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 oversees 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, 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, 3 racquetball courts, shower and locker rooms, and event room. The RAWC serves over 2,800 members within the OBU community and hosts multiple sport tournaments and climbing competitions. The Recreation and Wellness Center is home to OBU's Intramural and Club Sports programs and facilitates the use of the OBU intramural fields and outdoor sand volleyball courts.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at 405.585.5220 or at If you have questions regarding membership opportunities, please contact our Members Services Coordinator at 405.585.5225 during regular business hours, Monday - Friday or by e-mail at