Dear Campus Recreation members,
Despite a closed campus, we are still here for you. We'll be offering opportunities to stay active and engaged through our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) and our newly created Discord server.
Additional resources are listed below to help make the most of your time. This continues to grow so please check back often and feel free to suggest additions.
If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, feel free to email email@example.com. Your patience is appreciated, as our response time might be slower than usual.
The Campus Recreation Team
Campus Recreation - Virtual Programs
Since you can't come to campus, we'll come to you! Join us for virtual programs such as Jackbox Games and Japanese Lessons. As we confirm more programs we'll add it to the dropdown lists below. If you have program recommendations, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay socially connected and have fun with text, voice and video all in one place.
Discord is a great way to stay connected with your communities and friends over voice, video and text in an all-in-one communication app. Chat and have fun in organized text-channels, talk to friends in open-voice channels, plan your next virtual meetup, or just keep in touch throughout the day. Video calls for up to 10 people is a newly added feature!
• Organized text-channels give you plenty of room to share videos, coordinate meetups, or just talk about your day without clogging up a group chat. Wave hello over video, easily watch friends stream their games, gather up for a screen-sharing session any time, or express yourself with all the GIFs and reactions you need.
• Open voice-channels make group hangouts easy. Grab a seat in a voice channel when you are free, and friends can instantly jump in without having to call. Up to 100 can join at the same time!
• There's an app for that! You can seamlessly switch between Discord on mobile and desktop.
Campus Recreation will be hosting daily Jackbox Party games, playing Kahoot Trivia Challenges, posting links to workouts you can do from home, sharing socially-distant engagement ideas and so much more!
Create your free account, check out our server and start having some stress-relieving fun with your friends and classmates today!
Join the MSU Denver Campus Recreation Discord Server to get started by clicking on this link. See you there!
NEW TO DISCORD? Click here for our tutorial of how to get started.
In an effort to give you another option for your at-home fitness program, MSU Denver Campus Recreation has teamed up with FitBod to keep you and your family active during these trying times. We are offering MSU Denver students, faculty, staff members and their families 3 free personalized workouts plus 25% off your membership.
Fitbod builds your personalized workout of the day. To build your custom-fit workout, Fitbod’s training algorithm understands your strength-training ability, studies your past workouts and adapts to your available gym equipment. Fitbod even works without any gym equipment!
Fitbod fills in the sets, reps and weight for each exercise based on strength-training best practices. As you get stronger or master exercises, Fitbod adapts to push you a bit harder in your next workout.
Wednesdays @ 11:30 a.m.-noon starting June 10
(If you can’t join us live, be sure to watch the recordings on our YouTube channel)
Designed to encompass the whole body, this class uses a variety of formats to target major muscle groups and get the heart rate up! Get ready to progress and improve muscular strength, balance and conditioning with these intentional moves with Jazmin. No equipment necessary.
Join the class via Teams here. We are using this platform (instead of FB/Instagram Live) so that you can share your camera if you'd like Jazmin to assist you on your form. You can still join and not share your screen if you are not comfortable with that.
About your Instructor Jazmin Serrano
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- TRX Suspension Trainer Certified
We’ll be hosting Jackbox Party games Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8pm MST. To input your responses simply visit the website jackbox.tv and join our game using the room code. To follow along (and get the room code) you can watch the stream in 2 ways: Twitch or Discord.
TWITCH - simply visit twitch.tv/msudenverclubsports
Email email@example.com with any questions or recommendations for Jackbox and/or Discord.
Instagram: learn some fun tips/trips/facts from our #RowdyRECs series; follow our daily stories to test and share your knowledge with us
Facebook: check back weekly for interactive posts that can win you prizes
Youtube: get in depth with our staff about the outdoors, fitness, sports, leadership and professional development
Virtual Engagement @ MSU Denver
A coalition formed on our campus to centralize the efforts of departments and offices through MSU Denver to bring students virtual engagement opportunities. Our very own Dave Lamothe was invited to join this group of involved, caring individuals. Visit msudenver.edu/virtualengagement to learn more about how you can connect with your classmates and community.
Resources for personal growth and entertainment
Below you'll find resources to keep your mind and body stimulated. If you have any free resources you think should be added, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back often as this list will be updated regularly!
- Museum of Contemporary Art Denver – Weekly Art Challenge #LetsMCA
The below links are via LinkedIn Learning. Anyone with an MSU Denver crediential has FREE access to these online courses. NOTE: you'll need to have a LinkedIn account as well, and be sure to associate your MSU Denver email address with it.
Simply click here to sign in and access the below courses and many more:
Entertaining Young Children (or kids at heart)
Anyone with an MSU Denver crediential has FREE access to LinkedIn Learning online courses. NOTE: you'll need to have a LinkedIn account as well, and be sure to associate your MSU Denver email address with it.
Simply click here to sign in and get started!
Here are some recommended videos for professional development:
- Overcoming Procrastination
- Excel: Introduction to Formulas and Functions
- PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
- Introduction to Graphic Design
- Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues
- Typography: Choosing and Combining Typefaces
- Creating Fun and Engaging Video Training: The How
- Making DIY Business Videos Start to Finish
For a list of recommended videos on personal (fun) development, see the Crafts/Hobbies list!
Mobile App (visit your App/Play Store to download)
- Words with Friends
- House Party
- Beginner to intermediate level programming courses such as; python, HTML, CSS, Java, SQL, etc.
- Sign-up with Facebook, Google, or email.
- Mostly free courses, and some paid courses.
- Very interactive and engaging Graphical User Interface. Built in IDE to run code.
- No sign up needed
- Built in IDE that allows you run your code.
- Auto Cad
- Industry-standard (however not as user friendly).
- Also 3D modeling-friendly and able to print the models.
- 3-year free trial, but will have to pay after three years.
- Fusion 360
- Learning to model projects in 2D and 3D formats.
- These programs also are 3D printing friendly
- 3-year free trial, after that students, can renew.
At Campus Recreation, our purpose is to foster individual and community well-being through the power of engagement, leadership, partnership and recreation.
We envision a community where healthy living and lifelong learning intersect to support personal, professional and institutional success.
Campus Recreation provides high quality and innovative co-curricular experiences through comprehensive recreation, fitness and leisure services that foster personal, academic and professional success for the students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Auraria community.
Campus Recreation Diversity Statement
The staff of Campus Recreation encourages a safe, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere by designing and offering challenging programs for all skill levels. We endeavor to maintain a program that includes and welcomes all individuals regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, region of origin, religion, spirituality, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, learning style, socioeconomic status or veteran status.
We recognize that all participants bring a level of experience, skill and ability. We will not make assumptions about others’ ability, interest or experience in recreation.
Campus Recreation supports the diversity missions of the institutions we serve:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Mission: Metropolitan State University of Denver’s mission is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society. To fulfill its mission, MSU Denver’s diverse university community engages the community at large in scholarly inquiry, creative activity and the application of knowledge.
Vision: Metropolitan State University of Denver’s vision is to become the preeminent public urban university in the nation.
Values: MSU Denver’s mission, vision, ongoing operations and strategic planning are informed by a core set of values that define who we are—and aspire to be — as a University. They are: Diversity, Access, Entrepreneurship, Respect, and Community.