NIRSA and NIRSA associate member Club Colors have teamed up again to offer campuses the opportunity to purchase customized Rec Day 2020 T-shirts, and, new this year, you can even add custom water bottles, cozies, or shoe bags to qualifying orders! Make sure to place your order before February 4 to ensure your shirts arrive in time for this year’s Rec Day.

Click here to download the order form

Pledge your support for Rec Day

Are you planning to celebrate NIRSA’s 71st birthday and take part in the 2020 National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day? On (or around) February 22 every year, campus recreation departments across North America remember the vision set in motion by Dr. William Wasson and his esteemed colleagues at the first NIRSA Conference: To celebrate health, activity, competition, and inclusive participation. Will your school be celebrating this year?

Click here to take the Rec Day pledge

After you take the pledge, share photos and videos of your Rec Day celebration at #RecDay and @NIRSAlive will help spread the word.

Learn more

NIRSA was founded by Dr. William Wasson on February 22, 1950 when he brought 20 intramural directors from 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities together to share his research on collegiate recreation. NIRSA members all over the world now celebrate this founding date as Rec Day. You can learn more about this special event, download official logos, and even see how members celebrated the 20th anniversary of Rec Day in 2019 by visiting the Rec Day page of the NIRSA website.

  • For more information, contact NIRSA Member Services Manager, Megan Granholm.
NIRSA Membership Services Coordinator at | NIRSA Profile

Megan Granholm is currently the Membership Services Coordinator at NIRSA. You can reach her by emailing