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Fall 2020 Update

Dear Campus Recreation members,

Despite not being on 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.

We are continuously adding virtual/remote programs so please check below for current and up-coming programs. Additional resources are also listed. 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 Your patience is appreciated, as our response time might be slower than usual.

The Campus Recreation Team

Campus Recreation - Virtual/Remote Programs

Since you can't come to campus, we'll come to you! Join us for virtual and remote programs such as Jackbox Games and live group fitness classes. As we confirm more programs we'll add it to the dropdown lists below. If you have program recommendations, please let us know at

Can you accomplish all 25 goals in 25 consecutive days? Make sure you’re accomplishing at least one per day!

Click 25-Day Challenge for a printer-friendly version!

25-Day Challenge


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.

Even though the vast majority of students and employees will be working and attending classes remotely this fall, we will be offering leagues and tournaments of your favorite video games virtually!

Schedules are being developed that will include 4-6 week leagues in Rocket League, Super Smash Bros, League of Legends and more, and we will host 2 or 3 one-day tournaments as well. Be sure to check back here and on our social medias after classes resume for more info.

Here's the best part: Members can participate in these events at no additional cost!

In the meantime, contact Dave Lamothe with suggestions on games or if you have any questions. 

Summer Semester Jackbox Parties (through Aug 13, 2020)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m.

Fall Semester Jackbox Parties (starting Aug 19, 2020)

  • Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m.

** To play along (and get the room code) joing the livestream in one of two ways: Twitch or Discord. **

** To input your responses, simply visit the website and join our game using the room code shown on Twitch or Discord. **

DISCORD - download the free Discord computer app and join us on the MSU Denver Campus Recreation server.
If you are new to Discord, check out the tutorial we made just for you! 


Email with any questions or with suggestions on other games to play.

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 to learn more about how you can connect with your classmates and community.

CVA welcomes you to join us weekly through July 8, 2020 for creative connection in our online, art-centered happy hour. If you've been looking to take an art workshop, find new inspiration or connect with creative people, Socially Distant Culture Club is for you!
Meet us on Zoom every Wednesday at 5 pm!

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

Check back often as this list will be updated regularly!


Personality Tests

Fun Quizzes

  • Zimbo – comparisons to TV, movies, celebrities, etc.

Yummly - personalized cookbook tailored to your pallet



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:

Virtual Museums & Zoos 

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:


For a list of recommended videos on personal (fun) development, see the Crafts/Hobbies list!


  • DuoLingo – offers free courses in 35 languages
  • Babbel - offers courses in 14 languages

Mobile App (visit your App/Play Store to download)

  • Words with Friends
  • House Party

Website Coding

  • Codecademy
    • 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.
  • W3Schools
    • HTML, CSS, Java, Python, Saas, Javascript, etc. all at no cost.
    • No sign up needed
    • Built in IDE that allows you run your code.

2D/3D Printing

  • 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.


  • Trill or Not Trill - educational platform made to integrate culturally relevant content within the world of student development and leadership

Campus Recreation

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.

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Campus Recreation
PE/Event Center
1255 10th Street
Denver, CO 80204


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