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Get Rec’d 2017


Get Rec’d is Auburn Campus Recreation’s annual welcome week event where restaurants and local businesses provide free food, games, giveaways, contests, fitness activities, and more, for Auburn University students. Get Rec’d 2017 is scheduled for Monday, August 21 from 5-7 p.m. at The Rec.


Started in 2015, Get Rec’d is one of Auburn University’s biggest welcome week events. This event, started by Leanne Greene, has brought in over 4000 students each year. The campus recreation center is filled with local vendors giving away food samples and prizes, fitness challenges, competitions and so much more to welcome back Auburn students.

Quick Facts

  • Date: August 21, 2017
  • Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event will last until 7 p.m.
  • Admission to Get Rec’d is free for all Auburn University students
  • TigerCard is required for entry to The Rec for the event


“It’s the best thing you’ll do on the first day of class. And that’s the truth.” – Leanne Greene

“My favorite part was trying all the foods from local restaurants. So good.” – Megan Haidinger


Use the hashtag #GetRecdAuburn during the event.

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