The 2020 Campus Rec & Wellness Expo is your all-access pass to the latest and greatest the industry has to offer! This year’s theme, “Rise & Shine,” encourages attendees to discover new ways to heighten their programming, services, and equipment back home by connecting with leading companies in the industry.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore cutting-edge products and services from companies transforming the way campus rec departments approach facility design, holistic wellbeing programs, and student engagement.

All are welcome to experience fun, food, and freebies

The Expo Grand Opening kicks off with food, fitness, and free giveaways at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 19, and remains open until 5:30pm in the Phoenix Convention Center, Halls 5 and 6. Appetizers are provided while you play on the latest equipment and build relationships with exhibitors to leverage an outstanding vendor network.

Pro tip: Beat the Phoenix heat by collecting your free cooling towel while supplies last in NIRSA Booth #457. And don’t forget to drop off your raffle ticket with us for a chance to win various prizes!

Once you’ve fixed yourself up with some free swag, it’s time to get your fun on. Test your skills in the NIRSA Hoop Shoot Contest for a chance to win cash prizes. Got hot hands? The Unified Sports Experience Hoop Shoot is a can’t-miss way to get inspired to support Unified Sports in your community! The first 100 shooters receive a Unified Sports T-shirt, and Special Olympics will provide the winner’s campus a $1,000 grant toward starting or developing a Unified Intramural Sports program.

Work up a sweat and learn new techniques during Sunday afternoon’s two high-energy Fitness Forum, sponsored by Life Fitness, classes in Fitness Forum Booth #145. Then cool down by testing equipment with our NIRSA partners and other exhibitors excited to shine a light on the latest and greatest in campus rec and wellbeing.

From fitness to brain freeze, the expo has something for everyone

Truly embrace the NIRSA 2020 “Rise & Shine” theme by setting your alarm clocks for the 6:30am–7:30am Early Morning Workout that commences day two of the expo on Monday, April 20! Join the Fitness Forum Barre Intensity class or work out on your own using our vendors’ state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment.

Explore the Expo Hall when it reopens at 9:00am and accelerate your morning during the Expo Coffee Break at 9:30am, when you can grab some hot coffee or tea after the morning’s ed sessions. Beverage stations are placed throughout the Expo Hall to get you energized for the day ahead.

Feel the jolt? Funnel your energy into trying to up the previous day’s records in the NIRSA Hoop Shoot Contest and Unified Sports Experience Hoop Shoot. Fitness Forum classes take place throughout the day, and there’s something for everyone, whether you want to discover new yoga practices, knock out stress through boxing, move through a circuit class, and more! Be sure to check the schedule, as the day’s classes take place in Fitness Forum Booth #145, Life Fitness Booth #701, and in the Wellness Lounge.

Join the frenzy of the beloved, annual T-Shirt Exchange, sponsored by College Promo! Grab a new shirt or exchange shirts from your campus rec events and programs between 12:00pm–12:45pm at the end of Row 800 in the Expo Hall.

We know you’ll have a sweet time in the Expo Hall, but just to put a cherry on top before closing, we’re happy to offer free ice cream during the expo’s last open hour, 1:30pm–2:30pm! We’ve heard the more exhibitors you visit, the less likely you are to get brain freeze, so grab your frozen treat and visit with vendors one last time.


  • For more information about the NIRSA 2020 Campus Rec & Wellness Expo, contact NIRSA Sales & Expo Coordinator Kelley Hungerford.
NIRSA Expo & Corporate Relations Coordinator at | NIRSA Profile

Kelley Hungerford is currently the NIRSA Expo and Corporate Relations Coordinator at NIRSA.