Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889
[email protected]

A man doing tricep dips on a machine in the recreation center.

Employee Well-Being Programs and Services

Since 2012, University Recreation and Well-Being has been a leader in providing wellness programs to all university faculty and staff. Diligently focusing on the overall health climate of university employees through aggregate data, we have been able to successfully tailor and offer programs to all staff that allow employees to improve or maintain their overall personal well-being. Wellness programs are available year-round to support an individual's nutritional needs, physical activity and mental health.


As an employee at Oakland University, University Recreation & Well-Being is here to serve you and enhance your wellbeing. Benefits eligible employees receive the opportunity to use our Recreation Center and access a variety of wellbeing programs for FREE. Benefits eligible employees are those in a position that can receive benefits provided by Oakland University. For our non-benefits eligible employees, you are able to access a variety of our wellbeing programs for FREE. Non benefits eligible employees also have many different options to purchase access to the Recreation center via day passes, multi visit passes, or the purchase of a 1 month, 4 month, or annual membership.

The Recreation Center offers numerous open recreation for members and guests! Opening at 6:30 a.m. most mornings, the Rec Center features a four Lane Indoor Track, group exercise studios, and a fitness center containing cardio, selectorized, free weight and strenth training equipment. The Fitness Annex features a Hoist Fitness MotionCage, Cable Cross Over Machines, Medicine Ball Wall, Stretching Mats, a Punching Bag, and Functional Training Space as well as a fully equipped cycling studio. The 3-Court Gym is commonly used for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. The Aquatic Center houses a 50-meter stretch pool open for lap swim during listed hours. Outside of recreational use by members, the Aquatic Center is the home of the Oakland University NCAA Division 1 swim team. 2 racquetball Courts (2) are available for member reservations. (pics of the rec center)

To keep employees engaged in and out of the Rec Center, semesterly programs are offered to enrich employees’ wellbeing! Two programs offered exclusively for benefits eligible employees are the Carrot Wellness App and Nutrition Consultations. Carrot Wellness incentivizes benefits eligible employees to get their steps and be rewarded financially. Nutrition Consultations provides a one on one opportunity to work through nutrition goals with a trained professional.

For all employees, including benefits and non-benefits eligible, health coaching and ergonomic assessments are great options for a more individualized experience around health and wellness goals. Other semesterly opportunities that all employees can utilize to get up and moving include pickleball tournaments, cornhole tournaments, outdoor yoga, and wellness webinars.

Annual events that all employees can look out for every year are the Poker Walk and the Benefits and Wellness Fair. At both of these events, employees can network, access numerous resources, have fun, and stay active!

Join us at the Recreation Center today to enjoy our services and start your wellness journey!

Carrot Wellness

All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are eligible to participate in Carrot Wellness - an incentive based program that tracks steps and rewards individuals financially for being active each day. Join the over 500 OU employees already using Carrot today!

For more information on the features of the Carrot app, and how to download, email Caitlyn Hennings at [email protected].

Nutrition Programs

Nutrition programming for employees includes one-on-one virtual or phone in nutrition consultations with a registered dietitian and various nutrition workshops. Details on signing up for a consultation and the dates, times and topics for nutrition workshops are available on the Rec Well Portal.

Programs and Services

A variety of well-being programs and services are available for Oakland University employees. On-going, regular opportunities include a Well-Being Ambassador program, health coaching, Carrot wellness, and nutrition consultations and workshops. Additional programming is offered each semester. For a current list of opportunities visit the Rec Well Portal.

One on One Health Coaching

Health coaching is a free service for employees looking for assistance making or managing healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors. Coaching sessions are confidential and led by a certified wellness coach. Four sessions are available per person. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is available through the Rec Well Portal.