Rec After Dark | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

On Iowa!

Join us for an evening of fun as we welcome new students to the University of Iowa!  

  • Date: Friday, August 20
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Location: Field House
  • Lip Sync Battle | Main Deck: Yes, you heard us, we are having a Lip Sync Battle at 10pm.  Compete or cheer on your friends as they try to beat the competition. 
  • Canoe Battleship | Field House Pool: Bring your swim wear and be ready to sink your friends. 
  • Log Rolling | Field House Pool: Log rolling in the pool?  Yep, try to out run, or stand, your competition! 
  • Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Pickleball, and Yard Games | Main Deck/South Gym: Enjoy a more relaxed competition with pick up basketball, volleyball and yard games. 
  • Free Food | Main Deck: On behalf of our community sponsors, come enjoy some free food!

Big Pink

Join us for an evening at the CRWC with late night activities including Big Pink Volleyballs!  

  • Date: Friday, October 22
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Location: Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Big Pink Volleyball | Court 1: With an extra large bright pink volleyball, participants will have to work with their team to make sure this gigantic volleyball doesn't touch the ground!
  • Yard Games | Court 2: Corn hole, spikeball, large Jenga, you name it! Join us for a variety of yard games indoors on Court 2! 
  • Archery Tag | MAC Gym: Do you like archery? Do you like laser tag?  Here is your chance to combine the two sports!  Two teams of 10 will compete to eliminate the other team while trying to tag the other team with arrows.  Hide behind barriers and crawl on the floor to avoid being tagged.  Are you up for the challenge?
  • Climbing | Climbing Wall: Love climbing or want to try it for the first time?  Join us on the wall for FREE!
  • Group Fitness | AR1 & AR3: Try one of our fitness classes!
    • Body Pump (Glow in the dark) - 9:30pm - 10:15pm - AR1
    • Yoga Sculpt (Glow in the dark) - 9:30pm - 10:15pm - AR3
  • Free Food | Hallway outside basketball courts: On behalf of our community sponsors, come enjoy some free food!

Glow Hard or Go Home

Join us for our glow-in-the-dark themed Rec After Dark: "Glow Hard or Go Home." 

  • Date: Friday, March 4
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Location: Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Silent Disco | Court 1: Dance the night away while rocking one of our free headphone sets. Each headphone will have various stations that dancers can listen to!
  • Laser Tag | MAC Gym: Two teams of 10 can compete to eliminate the other team while capturing the flag. Hide behind barriers and crawl on the floor to avoid being tagged.  Are you up for the challenge?
  • Glow Climb | Climbing Wall: Love climbing or want to try it for the first time? We have a unique opportunity for you! Glow Climb incorporates glow features into the climbing wall to light up your experience. 
  • Glow Fitness | TBD: Try one of our fitness classes, in the dark! 
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  • Free Food | Hallway outside basketball courts: On behalf of our community sponsors, come enjoy some free food!

Spring Jam

Join us for a late night 5k and yard games!

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Location: Hubbard Park (Rain Location: Field House)
  • 5K: Join us for a glow-in-the-dark 5K race! Bring your friends for a late night run through campus to light up Iowa City.
  • Yard Games: Not into running? No problem! We'll also have several yard game activities taking place to challenge your friends.
  • Free Food: On behalf of our community sponsors, come enjoy some free food!

These events are geared toward University of Iowa students.  No registration is required and participants do not have to pay the daily walk-in fee.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Recreational Services in advance at 319-335-9293.