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The Rec Center

Welcome to the Recreation & Outing Center. The Recreation & Outing Center, located in the basement of the Memorial Union, now boasts eight new bowling lanes with automatic scoring, eight new pool tables, two table tennis platforms, one 16-foot shuffleboard table, foosball table, an air hockey machine, and a Wii. The R&O Center has daily specials every week during the school year to fill your spare time. If you have an idea how to make the R&O even better, or if you have an idea for an outdoor adventure or an MU Break, please visit with one of our courteous staff members. We will try to make your ideas happen. After all, this is YOUR Recreation & Outing Center. Enjoy!!!

Recreation Center Semester Hours
Monday-Friday - 10:00am-11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 1:00pm-11:00pm

Recreation Center Summer/Holiday Hours
Monday-Friday - 12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
**Additional hours and closures will be posted at the front desk

The Recreation & Outing Center is located in the basement of the Memorial Union.

For more information regarding all the happenings at the R&O call 231-8911 or just stop on down! 
Email Jake Waldner at Jacob.p.waldner@ndsu.edu

Weekly Events During School Year


Monday

 

Monday Night Bowling League

This league is open to all NDSU students, staff, and faculty. The teams will consist of 2-4 member teams competing for cash prizes.  The league will be played at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning February 24 and ending Dead Week.  Cost is $50 per team.  Participants will be competing for cash prizes with a 90% payout.  Participants must register in the Recreation & Outing Center.    Registration ends February 21.

Tuesday

 

Tuesday Night Billiards League

The NDSU 8-Ball Billiards League has been our most popular league for years and has proven to be the jumping off point for many participants who want to play in a national collegiate tournament each summer.  This league is open to all NDSU students, staff, and faculty and will be played at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning February 25 and ending Dead Week.  Cost is $20 per individual.  Participants will be competing for cash prizes with a 90% payout.  Participants must register in the Recreation & Outing Center.  Registration ends February 21.

Wednesday

 

Strike Out Hunger

Bring (2) non-perishable food items per person and get (1) free hour of bowling.  Food items will be donated to a local non-for-profit organization.  Sponsored in collaboration with the Memorial Union Volunteer Network. Time:  7:00pm - 11:00pm.

Thursday

 

Red Pin Bowling

Come out and join the most popular activity of the week.  The bowling begins at 7pm and will go to 11pm.  If you get a strike when any of the corner pins are a red pin then you win a 20 oz. soda.  Drawings will be held for DVDs, Red Pin T-shirts.

Time:  7:00pm - 11:00pm
Cost:  $5/person

Friday


Bison Pride Friday
Have Bison Pride?  If you’re sporting any Bison clothing, come on down to the Recreation & Outing Center and enjoy discounts on bowling and billiards.

MU Live - 9:30pm-1am

MU Live info here

Saturday & Sunday


Weekend Madness - 1pm - 11pm

Come join the fun.  Bowling is only $5/hour/lane and the billiards tables are only $2/hour/table. Campus Live events occasionally follow Weekend Madness - check the Campus Live Schedule HERE.

R&O Center Tournaments

1st Annual NDSU Table Tennis Classic

How good are you at table tennis?  Do you think you have what it takes to be the NDSU table tennis champion?  Come and find out at the 1st Annual NDSU Table Tennis Classic.  The top three finishers in in the tournaments will win various prizes.  Door prizes will be handed out during the event as well.  Participants must register at the Recreation and Outing Center.

Location: To be determined
Registration Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm the day of the tournament
Tournament Time: 2:00pm
Fee: $10
Prizes: 1st Place 40% of entry fees; 2nd Place 30% of entry fees; 3rd Place 20% of entry fees
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

4th Annual NDSU Memorial Union Bowling Classic

How good do you bowl?  Do you think you have what it takes to be the NDSU champion?  Come and find out at the 3rd Annual Memorial Union Bowling Classic. The top three finishers in the tournaments will win various prizes.  Door prizes will be handed out during the event as well.  Participants must register at the Recreation and Outing Center.

Location: The Recreation & Outing Center in the Lower level of the Memorial Union
Registration Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm the day of the tournament
Tournament Time: 2:00pm
Fee: $10
Prizes: 1st Place 40% of entry fees; 2nd Place 30% of entry fees; 3rd Place 20% of entry fees
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

 

3rd Annual NDSU 8-Ball Billiards Classic

How good are you at playing pool?  Do you think you have what it takes to be the NDSU champion in 8-ball?  Come and find out at the 2nd Annual NDSU 8-Ball Billiards Classic. The top three finishers in the tournaments will win various prizes.  Door prizes will be handed out during the event as well.  Participants must register at the Recreation and Outing Center.

Location: The Recreation & Outing Center in the Lower level of the Memorial Union
Registration Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm the day of the tournament
Tournament Time: 2:00pm
Fee: $10
Prizes: 1st Place 40% of entry fees; 2nd Place 30% of entry fees; 3rd Place 20% of entry fees
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2014

 

 

Rec Center Rates

Hourly Rates

NDSU

Non-NDSU

Air Hockey

$2.50/hr

$4.00/hr

Billiards

$3.50/person/hr

$5.00/person/hr

Bowling

$3.50/person/hr

$5.00/person/hr

Foosball

$2.50/person/hr

$4.00/person/hr

Table Tennis

$2.50/person/hr

$4.00/person/hr

Shuffle Board

Free

Free 

Semester Pass

    NDSU

   Non-NDSU

Billiards

    $50

   $60

Bowling

    $50

   $60

Table Tennis

    $25

   $35

Area Pass

    $75

   $100

 

Reserve the Rec Center for your next party or get together!

Includes 8 bowling lanes, 8 billiards tables, 1 air hockey table, 2 table tennis platforms, 1 shuffle board table, 1 foosball table, and use of the Wii.
NDSU Organizations or community non-profits: $115/hr
Other groups or private parties: $175/hr
For more information call (701) 231-8417

Hour Birthday Packages

Package #1 - $50 - Includes 3 bowling lanes and shoe rental

Package #2 - $78 - Includes 3 bowling lanes, shoe rental and 1/4 sheet cake with plates and napkins

Package #3 - $92 - Includes 3 bowling lanes, shoe rental, 2 large one-topping pizzas and 15 cans of soda

Package #4 - $120 - Includes 3 bowling lanes, shoe rental, 2 large one-topping pizzas, 15 cans of soda, and 1/4 sheet cake with plates and napkins

Additional Items:

Soda - $6 for 5 cans, $11 for 10 cans

One-topping Pizza - $14

¼ Sheet Cake with Plates & Napkins - $28

Additional Bowling Lane - $16

½ Hour of Additional Bowling Time/Package - $23

Balloon Bouquet (1 mylar & 4 latex) - $6.75

Bowling Lane Bumpers – Free Upon Request

Area Reservation Policies:

1. Payment is due in full at the event unless it is an NDSU Dept. or a pre-approved AR charge authorized at the end of the reservation.

2. The renter is responsible for damages incurred to equipment during the area reservation.

3. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance.

4. A fee for reserving tables/lanes but not using them still will be charged. Package prices are final.

5. Area reservations are for the sole enjoyment of the group reserving the space. The Center will remain open to the public except when all lanes and tables have been reserved. Closing the Center requires special authorization.

6. Food and beverage consumed by groups in the Center must be purchased from NDSU Dining Services or Catering.

7. Additional charges apply to time and services not specified above.

* Prices and policies are subject to change. Contact the Rec and Outing Center to inquire.

OUTDOOR GAME EQUIPMENT

 

Equipment        

NDSU/Tri-College    

Faculty/Non-Student

Bean Bag Toss

$4

$5

Croquet

$2

$3

Disc Golf Discs

$2

$3

Ladder Ball

$3

$4

Link to Fargo Disc Golf Courses

Link to Moorhead Disc Golf Courses


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North Dakota State University
Administration Phone: +1 (701) 231-8241
Campus address: Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5340 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Memorial Union

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014 8:40:20 AM