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Gerdin Wellness Center closed Aug. 1-8

Posted on July 31, 2017

The Gerdin Wellness Center will be closed August 1-8 for annual maintenance.

Free 10 day pass at the Gerdin Wellness Center June 21-30

Posted on June 26, 2017

Wednesday June 21 – Friday, June 30

The Gerdin Wellness Center will have a free 10 day pass starting June 21-June 30. Simply check in at the front desk during the 10-day period, sign your liability waiver, and get access to the gymnasiums, cardio and strength equipment, group fitness classes and the massage chair.

This is a great time to try out the facility for the first time, bring a workout buddy, or to get back into your fitness routine!

If you haven’t been to our gym before, this is a great way for you to check it out free of charge.

Hours are: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sundays noon – 5 p.m.

Must be 18 or over to use the facility.

Any questions, please contact

Planned IT Maintenance

Posted on June 19, 2017

On Tuesday June 20, 2017, starting at 9 a.m., there will be planned IT Maintenance. We will be upgrading one of our database servers. The down time of each application may vary as we move the applications to the new environment. This planned maintenance will affect the following applications.

  • Accessibility Services
  • Alumni SOS form
  • Bookstore Fin Aid Changing
  • Bookstore Course Schedule
  • Budget Requests
  • Career Services and Academic Success Request System
  • Chemical Inventory Manager
  • Chemistry Exit Survey
  • CIBS – Dragon Consulting Student Application
  • Clearinghouse
  • College for Kids
  • Data Warehouse Security Requests
  • Dean’s List/Graduation List
  • DIARY/Cooperating Teacher Survey
  • Directory Manager
  • Distance Dragon Card
  • Dragon Card
  • DragonFire membership tracking
  • Driver License Verification
  • Event Attendance
  • Film equipment Checkout
  • Financial Aid Scholarship Manager
  • Hendrix Immunization Form
  • Housing forms
  • HR forms
  • IT application Inventory
  • IT forms
  • IT person Verify
  • ITS forms
  • Key/Card forms
  • KMSC song log
  • MSUM mobile app
  • Name Badge Ordering Form
  • Nursing Online Application
  • Online Course Evaluations
  • Paralegal Internship Manager
  • Parking Permit Request
  • Positive Pay
  • Retiree Directory Manager
  • Scholarship Listing
  • SCJ Camera Checkout
  • Security Photos and New Prox Cards
  • SPA – Events Form
  • Transcript Requesting
  • Wellness Center
  • Work orders (Housing and Main)

Summer memberships available at Gerdin Wellness Center

Posted on May 04, 2017

Summer Memberships are available at the Gerdin Wellness Center. We offer discounted rates for faculty, staff, alumni and students who are not registered for summer classes.

Summer hours run from May 15-August 20: Monday-Friday 9 a.m – 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sundays noon – 5 p.m. Any questions, contact

Join the Wellness Challenge April 3 – May 3

Posted on April 03, 2017

What is it? This is a program offered over the month of April designed to help students try an array of group fitness classes and programs offered at the Gerdin Wellness Center. Students can enter individually and or as a group of 3 or more people.

Prizes include, but are not limited to: Bluetooth speakers, headphones, fit tracker, exercise equipment, portion controlled coolers and more.

Sign up today!

Hot Topic Tuesdays at the Wellness Center

Posted on March 21, 2017

Join us at the Wellness Center for Hot Topic Tuesdays. Free and open to students, faculty and staff.

March 21 7 p.m.
Empower Hour
*Find your voice
*Share your story  Read the rest of this entry →

How can I work out more and pay less?

Posted on March 21, 2017

The Gerdin Wellness Center now accepts a variety of insurance plans that reward members a $20 kickback by completing a required amount of visits per month. Each plan may vary, and not all insurance plans provide this incentive. If you are unsure if your insurance provider offers this benefit, please call the number listed on the back of your insurance card to see if the fitness reimbursement is available for you. To learn more and to register visit

Rock Wall belay classes offered at the Wellness Center

Posted on February 22, 2017

The MSUM Wellness Center will be offering belay classes in the rock wall on March 18 and 19. Cost is $20 for students and $30 for community members. The classes will teach participants how to belay (hold people up on the wall with the rope), spot people on the boulder wall, and various other safety procedures. If you are interested, stop in the Wellness Center to sign up. We can’t wait to see you there!

Besties With Your Testes dodgeball tournament winners

Posted on February 02, 2017

Congratulations to the Wolf Pack for winning the annual Besties with your Testes Dodgeball tournament on Monday. Members of the team include Nick Erbes, Manny Garcia, Trent Miless, Mitchell Kotchevar, Aaron Sistrunk, Jaxon Seufzer, Nick Kaml, and Austin Skillings. The testicular cancer awareness event organized by the Wellness Educators was held at the Wellness Center on Jan. 30.

Wellness Center insurance reimbursement

Posted on January 30, 2017

Coming January: We are excited to announce the Wellness Center will officially be offering the insurance reimbursement plan for qualifying participants. What does this mean? Individuals whose insurance plans offer the fitness reimbursement, will qualify for a $20 kick back that fulfill the required visits per month at the Wellness Center. What better way to get paid for optimal health? If you are unsure if your insurance provider offers this benefit, call the number on the back of your insurance card to see if the fitness reimbursement is available for you. New Year, New You, New Offerings!

Spring Break Fitness Challenge begins Feb. 4

Posted on January 26, 2017

Participate in Spring Break Fitness Challenge to be drawn in a number of prizes sponsored by your Wellness Educators. Starting Feb. 4 until spring break take one group fitness class a week along with a 45 minute workout three times a week or two additional group fitness classes a week.

More information will be on your starter packet which can be picked up at the Wellness Center or Hendrix.

Be Besties with your Testes dodgeball tournament

Posted on January 23, 2017

Be Besties with your Testes Dodgeball tournament is Jan. 30 at the Wellness Center starting at 6 p.m.

Build your own team and register online or at the door. Free t-shirts for the first 70 registered.  Read the rest of this entry →

Rock wall grand reopening Jan. 17-18

Posted on January 18, 2017

We’re back! Celebrate with us Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 6-10 p.m. Come for your chance to win prizes and have fun. It is first come first serve, so get here quick. Can’t wait to celebrate with you!  Read the rest of this entry →

Walktober Week 4, Grand Prize Winners

Posted on November 07, 2016

Walktober Challengers the Wellness ED’s would like to thank you all for participating and working hard this year. Congratulations to the winner’s for week four are: Patricia Huth and Emily Waletzko. Congratulations to the grand prize winner for Walktober is Tiffany Grieger. Prize winners can pick up their prizes at Hendrix; bring your student ID.

Knock Out Cancer Night

Posted on November 01, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | Wellness Center

Come join us for Knock Out Cancer Night, a fun night of kick boxing to support the fight against cancer, on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 5-6 p.m. at the MSUM Wellness Center!

Instructor: Professional MMA Fighter Mariah Prussia

Free will donations will be collected at the door. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.  Read the rest of this entry →

Walktober Winners

Posted on November 01, 2016

Thank you to all who have participated in Walktober. Our winners for week three are: Ashley Borchardt and Ojochete Ruth Agamah. Please bring your student ID to Hendrix to pick up your prize.

Just a reminder from your Wellness Educators to keep up the awesome work and keep crushing your goals.

Walktober Winners

Posted on October 17, 2016

Thank you to all who have participated in Walktober week one. Our winners for week one are: Kathyrn Kinney, Adepitan Adeodoyinsoiamaryam, and Cassandra Andress. Please bring your student ID to Hendrix to pick up your prize.  Read the rest of this entry →

WALKtober Challenge

Posted on September 27, 2016

Get your “WALK ON” with the WALKtober challenge sponsored by the Hendrix Wellness Educators during the month of October. Challenge begins Oct. 3.  Read the rest of this entry →

Wellness Center Hires Well-Known Alumna as Coordinator of Fitness and Special Programs

Posted on August 22, 2016

Mariah Prussia, a 2001 MSUM physical education alumna, has accepted the Coordinator of Fitness and Special Programs at the Russell and Ann Gerdin Wellness Center.  Read the rest of this entry →

Sign Your Wellness Center Liability Waiver

Posted on August 19, 2016

Sign your Wellness Center Liability Waiver online before you come in for your workout to save time and avoid any lines! All faculty/staff/student and community members will need to sign this form annually.

Go to the Wellness Center website, click on the Liability Form link on the right hand side and fill in the form. Any questions, contact

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