Off campus there were plenty of opportunities for some R&R. Five recreation centers were set up by city churches and clubs as refuges for cadets. Centers were established at the First Congregational Church, the First Methodist Church, the Salvation Army, St. Peter’s Recreational Hall, and the 20th Century Club. In honor of the cadets, the centers hosted formal dances and dinner parties.
Many clubs, including both sororities and civic organizations, planned events for the cadets. The Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Rotary Club, and Masonic Lodge sponsored breakfasts, dinners, and dances. Kappa Gamma and Gamma Sigma hosted picnics and game nights.