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Delaware State University
Wellness & Recreation
1200 N. Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19904
302-857-7785 Phone
302-857-6080 Fax


  Department of Wellness & Recreation

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Welcome to the Department of Wellness & Recreation!

Mission Statement

WRC buildingThe Department of Wellness and Recreation is committed to providing outstanding educational and instructional programs, services and facilities to Delaware State University students, faculty, staff, and the local Dover community. The Department will provide recreational activities and programming that strengthen the campus community by promoting personal health, safety and wellness.

Component Areas

exercise equipment

Adapted Recreation

Recreational opportunities for physically challenged and disabled students are offered through our department. Activities such as swimming and weight training can be arranged with individual instruction and assistance.

swimming pool


Recreational swimming is available in   the Wellness & Recreation Center Pool. Lap swim, open swimming, and special aquatic programming are also made available to all WRC members.

WRC staff

Group Fitness

Group fitness sessions are held in the WRC and are available to all current members. Sessions are offered at various times throughout the week and admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals at beginner, intermediate, and advanced fitness levels are welcome to participate.

WRC information desk

Informal Recreation

The WRC is available for “walk-in” informal recreation at specified hours. Ample time is available for fitness conditioning, lap and open swimming, as well as court sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, and indoor soccer.

basketball courts

Intramural Sports

Intramurals sports are designed to provide a flexible, yet structured environment in which to participate. Sports are co-recreational (men/women) and are offered in either tournament or league format.

special events

Special Events

This area is unique in that each activity is held in one day or over a brief period of time. The programs offered are designed to promote health and wellness in all of our members.

sport clubs

Sport Clubs

These groups share a common interest in a sport activity and have gained university recognition via the Department of Wellness & Recreation. The sport club program is student initiated and organized with an emphasis placed on participation.