2023 Big Ten Collegiate Recreational Conference

Rutgers University is excited to host the Big Ten Collegiate Recreation Conference.

Please save the dates from May 17 – May 19.

The conference will be held at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, NJ.

The Big Ten Collegiate Recreation Conference is a three-day conference held at Rutgers University in vibrant New Brunswick, New Jersey. Representatives from each Big Ten University will be in attendance and will provide campus recreation professionals the opportunity  to learn and connect with their peers and other professionals in the industry. Discover the Birthplace of College Football and over 250 years of historical beauty.

Registration is now closed.

If you have any questions, please email: rec.big10@echo.rutgers.edu

Please click here for the updated conference schedule.

Thank you to RDG Planning & Design and Matrix Fitness for sponsoring the conference lunches.


Conference will be held at The Heldrich Hotel.

The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center

10 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Big Ten Recreation Conference Group Rate: 

Single Occupancy: $199

Double Occupancy: $184

Pre-Conference Activities on Wednesday, May 17

To register, click here.

Golf at the Rutgers Golf Course in Piscataway, NJ

Over 6,300 yards in length, the picturesque, tree-lined, PGA sanctioned course is a par 71 and offers a challenging layout with four teeing areas per hole. Highlights include narrow fairways, fast greens, and water hazards.

Time: 10:30AM. Tee times are from 10:30AM-11:20AM.

Format: You may play as a foursome. We will do our best to accommodate groups requested ahead of time.

Capacity: 24 Participants

Cost: $51 per golfer for green fees, cart and range balls. Rental clubs are available at $20 per set.

You will be paying on-site at the course on the day of this activity.

Transportation: Two shuttles will be available from the Heldrich Hotel to the Rutgers Golf Course, departing at 9:30AM and 10AM. We will also provide shuttles back to the hotel after the event.

Lunch sponsored by Aquatic Service.

Rutgers Sports Facility Tour

Rutgers University – New Brunswick facilities are spread across the cities of New Brunswick and Piscataway. Join us on a dynamic Recreation and Athletic facility tour across the campuses including Jersey Mike’s Arena, Sonny Werblin Recreation Center, the Birthplace of College Football, and more!

Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM

Cost: Free

Transportation: Shuttle will leave from The Heldrich Hotel at 12PM.


Paddle on the Raritan

Join us for an afternoon paddle (kayaking) on the Raritan River and see the home course to the Rutgers Crew and Rowing teams, and the Rutgers Class of 1914 Boathouse!

Time: 11AM-2PM

Capacity: 18

Cost: Free

Transportation: Shuttle will leave from The Heldrich Hotel at 10:30AM.


Virtual SPRINT® Cycling Class

Join us at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center for a 30-minute high-intensity interval training SPRINT® workout with a virtual instructor, followed by a tour of the facility.

Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM

Capacity: 20

Cost: Free

Transportation: Shuttle will leave from The Heldrich Hotel at 2PM.

To register, click here.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Welcome Dinner at SHI Stadium

We are excited to welcome motivational guest speaker, entrepreneur and ESPN sports analyst, Eric LeGrand.

Thank you to Moody Nolan and Ecore for sponsoring the Welcome Reception and Dinner.


Thursday, May 18, 2023

Scenic New York City Dinner Cruise with skyline views of Manhattan and Jersey City.

3-hour event will sail from Jersey City and tour the Hudson River. Transportation provided.

Thank you to Precor/Peloton for sponsoring the cruise and entertainment.

For overall conference inquiries, please email: rec.big10@echo.rutgers.edu
For sponsorship and marketing, please contact: Marian Kapp at marian.kapp@rutgers.edu.

If you are interested in sponsoring The Big Ten Recreation Conference, information can be found here.

Thank you to our sponsors!