Campus Recreation

Rec Events

Rec Events are held at various times throughout the semester. Most events are free, though some may require a minimal fee. Check out upcoming Rec Events to find out if registration is required and the registration deadlines. Some events even offer opportunities to win prizes!


Go Red Luncheon
Friday, February 6
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
$6.00/students, $10.00/non-students
Register by Wednesday, January 28
Multicultural Center Activity Room

Rocky After Dark: Midnight Mardi Gras
Friday, February 13
9:00 PM - Midnight
Free! No pre-registration!
Spencer Student Recreation Center

Moms' Weekend: Big Pink Volleyball Challenge
Saturday, March 28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free! No pre-registration!
Spencer Student Recreation Center

eXtreme Dodgeball Tournament
Thursday, April 2
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Register by Thursday, March 26
Spencer Student Recreation Center

Goalball Tournament
Thursday, April 9
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Register by Monday, April 6
Spencer Student Recreation Center

Jackie Robinson Wiffle Ball Tournament
Wednesday, April 15
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Register by Friday, April 10
Spencer Student Recreation Center

Outdoor World Cup Soccer Tournament
Friday, April 10 - Saturday, April 11
Register by Tuesday, April 7
Vince Grady Field

Best Week Ever: Westfest
Friday, April 24
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Free! Hosted by University Union Board
Spencer Student Recreation Center

Register in the Campus Recreation Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM or call (309) 298-1228 for more details. Costs are payable at the time of registration by cash or check.

JAIHO - 3rd Annual Jani International Home Sporting Event: Beep Ball
Saturday , May 2
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Vince Grady Field

Stop by and learn how to play baseball designed for the visually impaired or register to compete in the tournament (teams of 6-8). The tournament will begin at 12:00 PM and prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Registration forms are available at Campus Recreation and due by 4:30 PM on April 27 . Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Sponsored by the Jani Annual International Home (JAIHO) Sporting Event, Campus Recreation, the Center for International Studies, Disability Resource Center and Students for Disability Awareness.

A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 3 , 12:00 – 4:00 PM, Vince Grady Field.

Rec Events for Charities

Big Pink Volleyball
  • Each year, graduate assistants, student employees, and staff members from Campus Recreation work with other groups on campus to co-sponsor philanthropic events to benefit specific charity organizations.
  • Western Illinois University is home to the ORIGINAL Big Pink Volleyball! We work with Thompson Hall to hold the biggest and the best Big Pink Volleyball Tournament in the state to educate Western students about breast cancer and send donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and the McDonough District Hospital Mammogram Assistance Program. This year's program raised $8,342.88 to be split between the two charities.  Overall the program has raised $111,963.74
  • The eXtreme Dodgeball for Diabetes tournament is held in conjunction with National Residence Hall Honorary, and all proceeds are given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 2014 we raised $533.50.  All students are encouraged to participate.
  • The International World Cup Soccer Tournament held in the fall and spring in conjunction with the Center for International Studies raises funds annual for various charities around the world.  This year we raised $295.00 for Kimbra, one of the largest slums in Africa.

For additional information on any of our Rec Events, stop by the Campus Recreation Office in the Spencer Student Recreation Center, Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., or call the Campus Recreation Office at (309) 298-1228.


Contact Info

Campus Recreation
Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, 200A
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Office: (309) 298-1228
Front Desk: (309) 298-2797
Fax Number: (309) 298-3224