Esports, Intramurals, & Wellness

The Office of Student Life & Engagement offers the Laurel Ridge Recreation Program in lieu of athletics. This programming includes Intramural Sports, Wellness & Recreation Activities, and more. Contact Angie Schroeder at [email protected] with questions.


The Office of Student Life & Engagement is developing a competitive esports program!

Opening Spring 2023!

The new esports arena will house 13 gaming PCs and 4 switches. Games such as Rocket League, Overwatch, and League of Legends will be offered. If you would like to be a part of the start-up process, join the Esports Club.

The Esports Club is on the Middletown campus and supports competitive teams as well as recreational participation. Part-time and full-time credit students, dual enrolled students, and alumn who want to play esports or support esports are welcome to join the club. We currently meet for practice every Tuesday in SUB room 120 (the conference room) from 3-9pm. Smash Bros. competitions are held at Gamer Oasis in Front Royal every Thursday at 6:30pm.

For more information, or to expand esports to the Fauquier Campus, join the Discord or contact Angie Schroeder at [email protected]


All sports are recreational and vary in format. Students are encouraged to start a club sport for any interest that is not represented by the Office of Student Life and Engagement. You can learn about starting a club here.

Intramural sports programs are on hold until there is enough interest to support a program. If you wish to start a program, contact Angie at [email protected]. All participants must have a signed liability waiver before engaging in intramural sports. You may bring the waiver to the activity.

Intramural Sports Program Policy


Middletown Campus

6V6 Dodgeball

*Dodgeball has been postponed due to low attendence. If you are interested in starting a club league, please email [email protected].

This is a classic series event that runs for 5 weeks, culminating in a championship contest. Dodgeball meets on the basketball court behind the SUB.

Games are rain or shine.

Teams will have 6-8 players including 1 Captain. Participants must read the Intramural Sports Program Policy, sign the waiver and read the game rules.

How to play Dodgeball

Contact Angie Schroeder at [email protected] with questions.

Glow-in-the-Dark Kickball

That’s right, we’re playing kickball in the dark!

This is a flash series event held on Friday, April 21 at 9pm on the SUB lawn. You don’t need to be on a team, just show up.  Make sure you fill out a waiver and bring it with you.

Kickball Rules

How to Play Kickball Video


Contact Angie Schroeder at [email protected] with questions.


A billiard table is available for independent use in the Student Union Building.

Student Life will hold a partners billiard competition on 2/14 at 5pm.

8-Ball Rules

How to play 8-Ball Video


Fauquier Campus

4square Volleyball

4square Volleyball will be available as a recrational game after spring break.

4sqaure Volleyball Rules

4square Volleyball Video


Contact Angie Schroeder at [email protected] with questions.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf returns to Fauquier!

We have a 9-hole course and will offer an Introduction to Disc Golf activity on March 1 at 1:00pm. Meet up at Wolk Hall room 108 and bring a signed waiver.

You can play disc golf independently. Come by room 108 to borrow disks, bring your own, or find several sets in a basket in the Rose Loeb Center. All holes are Par 3 and tees are marked with red flags.

Disc Golf Rules

How to Play Disc Golf Video

Printable Score Card

Disc Golf Course Map


Contact Angie Schroeder at [email protected] with questions.

Table Tennis

Table tennis is available for indipendent use in the Rose Loeb Center, Wolk Hall.

Student Life and Engagement will hold a tournament 2/21  at 5pm. The winners get a highly sought after t-shirt and bragging rights!

Table Tennis Rules

How to Play Video

Luray-Page Center



Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs will grace our Middletown Campus every other Thursday @ 1pm starting January 19th. Check the event calendar for details!

Health Fair

We will have a health fair to celebrate National Public Health Week on April 4th from 12-2pm in tandem with our Spring Picnic. Representitives from our health professions programs as well as community partners will be on site to discuss the most relevent health topics of the year.


Come check out our selection of table games and video games down at the Student Union Building. We have a Wii with Just Dance 3 and Mario Kart, as well as Switch Sports available to borrow. There are billiards, table tennis, and basketball too!

ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

ASIST is a 2-day training program that teaches participants how to assist those at risk for suicidal thinking, behavior, and attempts. Although many healthcare professionals use ASIST, anyone 16 years or older can use the approach, regardless of professional background.

Three sessions to choose from, all located at the Middletown Campus:

Feb 23-24

March 9-10

April 13-14

Sign up here.


Mindfulness Meditation

Join Janet most Tuesdays for Mindfulness Meditation from 2-2:30 pm. These sessions are hosted in-person at the Fauquier Campus in Hazel Hall room 210 starting on 1/24 and running through 4/25.

On 2/14, Janet will be in the Wolk Library Remington Room instead of room 210.


You may access a recording of a past session in the “Virtual” drop-down.

Animal Assisted Therapy

We have Duncan the Therapy Dog and Lola the Mini-horse on campus regularly for snuggle sessions. Check out our Student Event Calendar for upcoming dates!


Come by room 108 to check out a game from our collection. We also have table tennis available in the Rose Loeb Center, Disc Golf, Switch Sports, and more!

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid will be offered during the spring semester. Details coming soon!


Clothespin Project

Domestic Violence Prevention Month is hosted by The Violence Prevention Education Group and Office of Student Life & Engagement. Students are invited to take a stand against domestic violence and design a t-shirt for this project. This event starts on Oct 6 and runs throughout the month, ending on Oct 25.


Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is streamed via Zoom almost every Tuesday from the Fauquier Campus. Join Janet from 2-2:30pm at this link.

Meditation will not be live on these dates:







You can access this past recording anytime.



Here are some recordings from the pandemic. Enjoy!


Mental Telehealth Services

Virtual care
from anywhere.

TimelyCare offers 24/7 access to virtual care, self-care, and well-being tools.

Sign up here.

The Office of Student Life & Engagement strives to ensure opportunities for all Laurel Ridge students. We do not discriminate based on age, ability, national origin, race, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, or veteran statusIf accommodations are needed, please contact [email protected] at least one week prior to the event date.