Policies

Recreation and Fitness Center Policies

General Policies

  1. The Recreation and Fitness Center is a controlled access facility. Only authorized members, with proper identification, will be permitted through controlled entrances. Participants may be denied access if identification is not presented.

  2. Appropriate attire is required for participation and/or facility use.
  3. Members may only enter and exit via the main entrance located on the north side of the building. All other exits are staff, special event, and/or emergency use only.

  4. Injuries, accidents or equipment failures must be reported to the Building Operations Supervisor.
  5. Only personal trainers and instructors employed by University Recreation are permitted to provide services in the facility.

  6. Mature and respectful conduct is expected and required at all times.
  7. Disorderly conduct, abuse of the facility, equipment, or staff and/or disregard for the Recreation and Fitness Center’s policies will result in immediate dismissal from the facility. Additional sanctions may include: disciplinary action, reimbursement for damages and/or potential suspension from the facilities and programs. A user asked to leave by the staff will not be refunded any paid fees.

  8. All patrons must comply with staff directives. The University Recreation staff has authority regarding facility conduct and use of equipment as well as in all emergency situations. Failure to comply may result in suspension or termination of Recreation and Fitness Center privileges. Harassment or disregard of requests by the University Recreation Staff may result in immediate ejection from the facility and may result in additional disciplinary action.

  9. University Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal belongings are not permitted in activity areas and must be kept in a locker.

  10. Smoking, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vapes, juuls, alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs are not permitted in any area supervised by University Recreation.

  11. Use, distribution, or possession of any illicit drugs, unauthorized prescription drugs, alcohol or controlled substances is prohibited on the premises, and internal sanctions, federal and state legal penalties may result from violations.

  12. Mopeds, bicycles, hover boards, and electric scooters are not permitted inside the facility.
  13. Skateboards, roller-skates, rollerblades and non-electric scooters are not permitted to be operated in the facility under any circumstances.

  14. Animals are not permitted in the facility except for the express purpose of assisting or aiding persons with disabilities.

  15. Any announcements, fliers, posters, or any other marketing materials must be submitted to the University Recreation Marketing for approval and to be displayed in the facility.

  16. No prolonged public displays of affection are permitted in any areas of the Recreation and Fitness Center.
  17. Members are permitted to be accompanied by a Caregiver/Personal Attendant if they require physical assistance or constant supervision prior to, during, or after a workout session. Facility access for caregiver/personal attendants can be coordinated through Member Services.

  18. Lost and found items can be claimed at the Welcome Desk. Items of value will be turned into UPD after 30 days. Other items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to charity.

  19. Firearms are prohibited. 
  20. All injuries should be reported immediately to a University Recreation Staff member. If bleeding, the injured person must stop activity immediately and notify University Recreation staff to assist with clean up. Member may be asked to stop activity until blood can be cleaned up.

  21. University Recreation Staff has the right to prohibit any outside fitness equipment.
  22. Please consult a physician prior to engaging in physical activity. University Recreation is not responsible for accidents or injuries that occur due to the nature of activity.


  1. Participants must be 16 years of age or older to utilize the Free Weight space. 

  2. Pants or shorts with embellishments are prohibited on pads of the fitness equipment. Shirts that cover midriff are required to be worn. Scrubs are not permitted to be worn while working out. Clothing that sends profane, inflammatory or bigoted messages is also prohibited.
  3. Only closed-toe, full back, athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in all fitness activity spaces during active participation.

  4. Water is permitted in non-breakable, closed containers only. Food, protein shakes or any other flavored/colored drinks are prohibited.
  5. Please follow all safety precautions posted on fitness equipment. 

  6. Free weight equipment must remain in the Free Weight space. Participants are prohibited from removing equipment and using it in other areas of the Recreation and Fitness Center. 
  7. Participants are required to wipe off equipment after each use. Please spray cleaning solution onto cleaning towel and not directly onto equipment. 

  8. Limit use of cardiovascular equipment to 30 minutes if others are waiting. 

  9. Participants are required to re-rack all weights and return equipment to its appropriate location after use. 

  10. Collars are recommended on all free bar lifts.

  11. Weights must be controlled at all times. Slamming or dropping off weights is prohibited.  

  12. Improper use of equipment is prohibited. Improper use consists of but is not limited to standing on equipment, standing on weights, stacking weights under equipment and top loading equipment. 
  13. Weights are not to be leaned against walls, columns, other equipment or mirrors. 

  14. The use of chalk is prohibited. 

  15. Participants not familiar with the operation of the fitness equipment can ask for assistance from trained University Recreation Staff. 

  16. Personal trainers are available through University Recreation Staff. Outside personal training is strictly prohibited. 
  17. Immediately report any weight room related injury or facility/equipment irregularity to University Recreation Staff. 

  18. Feet must stay on the ground at all times during weight training, this includes Olympic style lifts. 

  1. Wood courts are lined for basketball, badminton and volleyball.

  2. Clean, non-marking athletic shoes are required. Any shoe that marks the court surface is prohibited. Shoes are required at all times.

  3. Water is permitted in non-breakable, closed containers only. Food, protein shakes or any other flavored/colored drinks are prohibited.

  4. Shirts are required in all activity areas of the facility. Shirts vs. skins games are prohibited.

  5. Inappropriate/vulgar language and behavior is not permitted.

  6. The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on the surface or walls of the courts, unless permission granted by University Recreation Staff.

  7. Hanging on the rims or nets is prohibited due to the risk of injury and potential damage to the equipment.

  8. Footballs, softballs and baseballs are prohibited unless there is a scheduled event that would require the use of those items with prior approval by University Recreation Staff.

  9. Items may not be placed directly behind the basketball hoops.

  10. Priority scheduling governs facility usage.

  11. Only cloth jump ropes will be permitted on wood floor.

  1. Water is permitted in unbreakable, closed containers only and is to be placed on the provided benches or in the provided cubbies, as to not be in direct contact with the wood flooring.

  2. Equipment that is stored in the fitness storage areas between the Fitness Studios is for use only during scheduled group fitness classes or programs. Participants are prohibited from removing equipment from the Fitness Studios and using it in other areas of the Recreation and Fitness Center.

  3. Participants are required to disinfect and replace all fitness equipment in its appropriate storage location after each class.

  4. Conducting unapproved group fitness classes without the consent of University Recreation is prohibited.

  5. The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on the flooring of the Fitness Studios.

  6. The sound system and equipment is available for use only during scheduled group fitness classes in the Fitness Studios by properly trained fitness instructors.

  7. Proper workout attire is required for participation in classes in the Fitness Studios. Workout attire consists of: workout pants/shorts, full T-shirt or tank top, and closed-toe athletic shoes. The following attire is prohibited: jeans, cargo pants/shorts, scrubs and any open-toe footwear. Bare feet are appropriate only for classes that specify this
    need, including Pilates, Yoga, and Martial Arts.

  8. Clean, non-marking fitness shoes are encouraged to be carried to class and put on in the hallway outside of the Fitness Studios.

  1. Court space is lined for basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

  2. University Recreation programs take priority over informal recreation. Informal scheduled events are posted at Center
    Court.

  3. Clean, non-marking athletic shoes are required. Any shoe that marks the court surface is prohibited.

  4. Shirts are required in all activity areas of the facility. Shirts vs. skins games are prohibited.

  5. Inappropriate/vulgar language and behavior is not permitted.

  6. The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on the surface or walls of the courts, unless permission granted by University Recreation Staff.

  7. Hanging on the rims or nets is prohibited due to the risk of injury and potential damage to the equipment.

  8. Softballs and baseballs are prohibited unless there is a scheduled event that would require the use of those items with prior approval by University Recreation Staff.

  9. Priority scheduling governs facility usage.

  10. Challenge rules will apply when teams are waiting to play a particular sport.

  1. Climbers are required to check in prior to using the climbing wall. Climbers MUST pass the appropriate belay or lead climbing clinic and test before they can belay or lead climb. Climbers who pass the clinic and test will be issued a belay card; this card must be available or displayed every time they want to belay or lead climb at the wall.

  2. Belaying may only be performed using a University Recreation-approved climbing harness and belay device (ATC or Grigri). Barefoot belaying is prohibited.

  3. University Recreation’s climbing ropes, carabiners, harnesses, belay devices, and other climbing equipment are recommended for use on the climbing wall. Personal climbing equipment must be approved by climbing wall staff. University Recreation reserves the right to reject personal equipment deemed unsafe. Climbing equipment can be checked out at the Welcome Desk.

  4. Climbing shoes ONLY must be used when climbing the wall. Climbing barefoot is prohibited. Climbing shoes must be removed prior to leaving the climbing area for restroom or other breaks.

  5. Climbers must tie in using the figure eight follow through or directly clipping to the belay loop with a locking carabiner and figure eight on a bight. The use of a bowline, bowline on a bight, or other knots is prohibited for critical links in climbing applications.

  6. No climbing or bouldering above or below another person. When walking in the climbing area do not walk under a person who is climbing.

  7. Avoid climbing routes that interfere with others already on the climbing wall. The right-of-way is given to the first climber on the wall. If someone is bouldering, they have the right-of-way in front of someone trying to top rope/lead climb above them.

  8. Climbers on roped routes must follow the route path directly above their belay station. Traversing onto adjacent routes is prohibited with exception of designated lead climbs. These climbs branch into two paths from a single belay station; only one climber at a time may be on these routes.

  9. Jumping from the top of the bouldering area is prohibited. Bouldering problems that top out must be down climbed. Climbing over the wall structure for roped routes (this means above the top anchors) is prohibited.

  10. Lead climbers should not skip any quickdraws on a lead climb. Both top anchors must be clipped into prior
    to lowering at the completion of a lead climb.

  11. Grabbing or hanging from bolt hangers and quickdraws is prohibited.

  12. Mopeds, bicycles, hover boards, and electric scooters are not permitted inside the facility.
  13. Skateboards, roller-skates, rollerblades and non-electric scooters are not permitted to be operated in the
    facility under any circumstances.

  14. Animals are not permitted in the facility except for the express purpose of assisting or aiding persons with
    disabilities.

  15. Any announcements, fliers, posters, or any other marketing materials must be submitted to the University
    Recreation Marketing for approval and to be displayed in the facility.

  16. No prolonged public displays of affection are permitted in any areas of the Recreation and Fitness Center.
  17. Members are permitted to be accompanied by a Caregiver/Personal Attendant if they require physical
    assistance or constant supervision prior to, during, or after a workout session. Facility access for
    caregiver/personal attendants can be coordinated through Member Services.

  18. Firearms are prohibited. Conceal and carry are permitted.
  19. Lost and found items can be claimed at the Welcome Desk. Items of value will be turned into UPD after
    30 days. Other items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to charity.

  20. Firearms are prohibited. Conceal and carry are permitted.
  21. All injuries should be reported immediately to a University Recreation Staff member. If bleeding, the
    injured person must stop activity immediately and notify University Recreation staff to assist with clean up.
    Member may be asked to stop activity until blood can be cleaned up.

  22. University Recreation Staff has the right to prohibit any outside fitness equipment.
  23. Please consult a physician prior to engaging in physical activity. University Recreation is not responsible
    for accidents or injuries that occur due to the nature of activity.

  1. Bathing suit dryer is for bathing suits only, not workout clothes or towels.

  2. Cell phone use of any kind is strictly prohibited.

  3. Pregnant women, elderly persons and/or persons with known medical problems should not enter the steam room without prior medical consultation and permission from their doctor.

  4. Participants must be 16 years of age or older to use the steam room.

  5. It is recommended that due to high temperatures, steam room use should be limited to 15 minutes.

  6. Sleeping in the steam room is prohibited.

  7. Individuals must wear a bathing suit or be covered by a full length towel while using the steam room.

  8. Individuals must shower before using the steam room.

  9. Shower after using the steam room if entering pool.
  10. Do not leave newspapers, magazines, or paper products in the steam room.

  11. Do not pour liquids on the heating element, may cause fire or injury.

  12. Tampering with any equipment is prohibited.
  13. Children are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite gender. Individual Changing Rooms are available for
    child/parent needs.

  1. Lifeguard directives need to be followed immediately.

  2. All participants are required to shower before entering the pool or hot tub.

  3. Participants may not enter the pool deck without a certified lifeguard on duty.

  4. Participants with open wounds and/or infectious diseases are prohibited from using the pool

  5. The pool may be cleared of participants during severe weather.

  6. Appropriate swimming attire (swimsuit) must be worn. Gym shorts, cut-off shorts, sports bras, thongs etc. are prohibited. A swim shirt may be worn to cover the upper body if desired.

  7. Non toilet trained children must wear swim diapers.

  8. Participants under the age of 16 must be directly supervised by guardian, excluding programming.

  9. Gum, food, and glass containers are prohibited in or around the pool. Water in a plastic container is okay.

  10. Spitting, spouting water, and blowing nose in the water is prohibited.

  11. Breath holding is prohibited.

  12. Participants are prohibited from hanging on the lane lines.

  13. Conducting group or private swim lessons without the consent of University Recreation is prohibited.

  14. University Recreation kickboards, pull buoys, flippers, dumbbells, etc. are for their intended purpose only. Limited      personal flotation devices are available.

  15. When requested, lap swimmers will share lanes or circle swim in a counterclockwise direction.

  16. Diving, running on the decks, and horseplay in or around the pool is prohibited.

  17. At the discretion of the lifeguard, diving rings, noodles and balls may be used in the leisure pool but not in the vortex. All toys and floating devices are prohibited in the hot tub, lap and vortex areas.

  18. Vortex capacity is six people.

  19. Climbing on or jumping over wall dividers is prohibited.

  20. Pregnant women, elderly persons and/or persons with known medical problems should not enter the hot tub without prior medical consultation and permission from their doctor.

  21. Children 5 years of age and under are not permitted in the hot tub.

  22. For your safety, limit use of hot tub to 15 minutes at one time.

  23. Submersion of face/mouth in the hot tub is prohibited for health and safety purposes.

  24. Toys and flotation devices are prohibited in the hot tub.

  25. Hot tub capacity is 30 people.

1. All games are first-come, first-serve. Limit playing time to 60 minutes if others are waiting.

2. All forms of gambling are prohibited.

3. Report all problems to University Recreation Staff.

4. Equipment accessories not housed in the Game Room can be checked out at the Welcome Desk.

5. All equipment checked out from the Welcome Desk must be returned at the conclusion of play. Guests may not check out equipment.

6. Leaning or sitting on gaming tables is prohibited.

7. Inappropriate/vulgar language and behavior is not permitted.

8. Footwear is required at all times.

9. Water is permitted in non-glass, closed containers only. Protein shakes or any other flavored/colored drinks are prohibited unless authorized by University Recreation.

10. Ordering of any additional television programming is prohibited.

1. Clean, non-marking athletic shoes are required. Any shoe that marks the court surface is prohibited.

2. The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on the surface or walls of the courts.

3. Participants are required to wear a shirt/top at all times. 4. Racquet frame must have protective guard.

5. Reservations may be made at the Welcome Desk or online and can be made the day of or 24 hours in advance of desired reservation. A 30 minute advance reservation time is required if court is occupied.

6. If participants are not on the court within 10 minutes of reserved time, reserved court time will be forfeited.

7. The Wallyball nets must be set-up and taken down by University Recreation Staff.

8. Soccer balls, baseballs, softballs, footballs, etc. are prohibited in the courts.

9. Eye protection is highly encouraged during all sports.

10. The use of racquet wrist straps when playing racquetball/squash is encouraged.

11. No more than four participants on the court at one time for racquetball/squash/handball; no more than eight for Wallyball.

1. University Recreation programs and rentals take priority over informal use.

2. Do not sit or lean on window ledges or glass walls.

3. Rearrangement or removal of tables and chairs may only be done by University Recreation Staff.

4. Personal music may only be played through headphones.

5. Be cognizant of volume levels while in space.

6. University Recreation Staff have final authority on policies and procedures.

Outdoor Pool

  1. Lifeguard directives need to be followed immediately.

 

  1. All participants are required to shower before entering the pool.

 

  1. Participants may not enter the pool deck without a certified lifeguard on duty.

 

  1. Participants with open wounds and or infectious diseases are prohibited from using the pool.

 

  1. The pool will be cleared of participants during severe weather. After each instance of visible lightning or audible thunder the outdoor pool will close for 30 minutes. The outdoor pool will also close during heavy rain if lifeguard visibility is impaired.

 

  1. Appropriate swimming attire (swimsuit) must be worn.  Gym shorts, cut-off shorts, sports bras, thongs etc. are prohibited.  A swim shirt may be worn to cover the upper body if desired.

 

  1. Non toilet trained children must wear swim diapers.

 

  1. Participants under the age of 16 must be directly supervised by guardian, excluding programming. 

 

  1. Gum, food, and glass containers are prohibited in or around the pool. Water in plastic container is okay.

 

  1. Spitting, spouting water, and blowing nose in the water is prohibited.

 

  1. Breath holding is prohibited.

 

  1. Conducting group or private swim lessons without the consent of University Recreation is prohibited.

 

  1. University Recreation kickboards, pull buoys, flippers, dumbbells, etc. are for their intended purpose only. Limited personal flotation devices are available.

 

  1. Diving, running on the decks, and horseplay in or around the pool is prohibited.

 

  1. Climbing on or jumping over wall dividers is prohibited.

Patio

  1. Entrance and exit to the patio is through the facility, not through the outside gates.

 

  1. Doors to the Aquatic Center must remain closed at all times unless members are entering or exiting the patio.

 

  1. Showers are required before returning to the pool from the outside patio area.

 

  1. Clean and throw away any trash from your area before leaving.

 

  1. Do not sit or lean on tables.

 

  1. Smoking, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs is not permitted in or on the grounds of the University Recreation Center.

 

  1. No Frisbees, balls, horseplay, running, pets, skateboarding, rollerblades, etc.

 

  1. Headphones must be worn to listen to music. No amplified sound unless authorized by University Recreation staff.

 

  1. Climbing the patio fence is strictly prohibited.

- Please be aware of others waiting to use the court.

In the event of multiple groups wishing to use the court, the winning team can stay and allow for a new challenger. This can continue unless a team has won 5 rounds, at which time we ask that both teams step away and allow for 2 new teams.

- The bocce ball court and patio will be closed during storms and cases of severe weather.

- If there is an issue with the court or the equipment, please alert a sta member so that we can solve the issue.

- Our bocce ball sets are to be used to play bocce ball only.

Please do not use the equipment for any other activities or you will be asked to leave.