It is expected that all patrons of the Student Recreation Center (SRC), Robert E. Witt Student Activity Center (Witt), Aquatic Center (AC), University Recreation Field Complex and Tennis Courts recognize the responsibility of modeling acceptable social and moral behavior and contribute to a positive atmosphere.

All users are expected to adhere to the guidelines and procedures approved for all University Recreation (UREC) facilities. The use of inappropriate language, gestures or actions in communication with patrons or UREC staff, both student and professional, may result in the immediate revocation of UREC privileges.

Member Guidelines

All UREC members (including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff) must present an Action Card to enter all UREC facilities.

All entrances and exits must be through the designated entry and exit areas.

Spectator Access Guidelines

Intramural Sport Spectators

Spectators who would like to watch games in the Student Recreation Center or Witt Center must have a spectator pass to gain entrance into the facility.

Participants and/or the spectator must complete a Spectator Pass Request Form by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

Spectator passes for Sunday games must be requested by 2:00 p.m. on the preceding Friday.

A spectator pass may only be issued to persons 16 years or older.

A spectator there to attend an Intramural Sport contest is prohibited from using the remainder of the facility.

Forgotten Action Card Guidelines

To provide better service to students and members, UREC will extend an Action Card forgiveness option to those members who do not have their Action Card with them but have a legal photo ID.

Facility Guidelines

Use of the University facilities is a privilege, and participants are expected to exhibit proper conduct and respect the rights of others. Individuals who engage in unacceptable, unsafe, or irresponsible behavior may have their access to facilities revoked, modified, and/or subject to further University disciplinary action.

Facilities may be closed and/or reservations canceled when warranted (i.e. special events, maintenance projects, and inclement weather).

Unreserved open recreation activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis with shared usage and challenge rules applying. The designated informal recreation activity will take priority over other users.

Staff members are not responsible for lost or stolen property.

All patrons are required to wipe down any machine/equipment after use.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are not allowed beyond the access control point in UREC facilities except for non-glass bottles containing only water.

Items purchased from Shake Smart and food services are not permitted in the activity areas.


Proper athletic shoes (non-marking tennis shoes) must be worn at all times in all activity areas, except the indoor pool and locker rooms. Examples of prohibited shoes include, but are not limited to, cleats, sandals, stocking feet and/or hard-soled shoes.

Shirts must be worn at all times in public areas and should cover all areas of the skin, which may come in contact with fitness equipment.

Electronic Devices

Headphones are required for all personal electronic devices.

Video and photography may not be used in any UREC facility without prior approval. All video and photography requests must be approved by the Events Coordinator.

Prohibited Items and/or Actions

Alcohol, drugs and tobacco products are prohibited in and around UREC facilities.

Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades, electric and non-electric scooters are prohibited. ADA designated assistance devices are permitted. UREC will not be liable for any of the listed items.

Personal training or private instruction at any UREC facility is restricted to those individuals who are specifically employed by UREC for this purpose. No solicitation is allowed.

Respectful Behavior

Screaming, yelling or use of offensive language will not be tolerated.

Disorderly conduct, abuse of the facility and equipment is not permitted.

Abuse and/or disregard of staff is not permitted.

Equipment Usage Guidelines

Movement of any equipment/furniture may only be conducted by UREC staff.

Improper use or unapproved modifications of equipment beyond the manufacturer’s purpose are prohibited.

Users are required to wipe down equipment after each use.

All machines and weight equipment usage is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Weight Room and Cardio Area Guidelines

Weight belts are not to be used on selectorized weight machines.

All dumbbells and free weights must be returned to their original and proper racks immediately after use. Weights and short /long barbells are not to be propped or placed against walls, mirrors, or equipment. All weights must be controlled to the floor at all times. No slamming or dropping the weights at any time. Each participant is only allowed to have one set of dumbbells off the rack at a time.

Use of collars is mandatory for all plate-loaded free weight lifts or collars must be used on all free bar lifts with plates.

Spotters are suggested on all heavy lifts; a support staff member will spot anyone in need of a spotter.

Olympic Lifting (i.e. snatch and clean & jerk) is permitted only in the powerlifting room at the SRC and inside the power racks at the Witt Center.

Deadlifting may only be performed outside of the power racks of the Witt if it is 225 lbs or less.

Personal items such as backpacks and gym bags are not allowed in the weight rooms or cardio areas and must be placed in designated storage units.

Indoor Track

Inside lanes are designated for jogging/running; outside lanes are designated for walking.

Please yield to those moving at a faster pace than you.

Please run/walk in the direction designated for that day.

Stretching is permitted in designated areas only. Sitting, leaning or stretching on the railing is not allowed.

Wheeled devices are not allowed on the track, with the exception of ADA-designated assistance devices.

Gym and Sport Court Guidelines

Since all games are self-monitored, good sportsmanship and proper conduct are expected.

Grabbing or hanging on the net or rim is prohibited due to the risk of injury and potential damage to equipment.

Baseball, football, frisbee and other activities or equipment deemed unsafe in the gymnasium environment are prohibited.

In the event of crowded courts and waiting players, the building supervisor has the authority to modify games.

UREC functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation. UREC and scheduled activities have priority for court usage.

Personal belongings are encouraged to be stored in a daily locker use or a rented locker.

Courts are primarily intended for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. Other activities are permissible if considered safe and appropriate as determined by UREC staff.

Disassembling or moving equipment that has been set up is not allowed. Ask a building supervisor to set up or remove equipment.

Use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited.

Equipment Checkout Guidelines

Only UREC members may check out equipment.

Equipment is checked out on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved.

Users will be suspended from all UREC facilities and programs until lost or damaged equipment is returned or paid for.

Locker Room Guidelines

Personal locks may be used, however; UREC reserves the right to cut any lock as needed.

Individuals utilizing University Recreation facilities shall have access to locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity or gender expression. University Recreation is committed to providing an environment that is safe, inclusive, and welcoming for all members and guests. The family change room is a gender-neutral space available to individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Sauna and Steam Room Etiquette

It is recommended for safety reasons that participants with health problems check with a physician before using the sauna and steam room.

The steam room will be automatically turned off at 9 p.m.

You must provide a barrier between your skin and the bench to protect the wood from perspiration. (i.e. shorts or towel). Always sit covered with a towel or wear appropriate clothing while in the sauna and steam room.

Clothing, such as sweat suits or rubberized suits, should not be worn in the sauna.

Lewd behavior or conversation is prohibited.

Fifteen minutes is the maximum recommended time to stay in the sauna or steam room.

Do not exercise in the sauna.

Items are not to be jammed under the doors of the sauna and steam room.

Allow at least five minutes to cool down after exercising before entering the sauna or steam room.

If you feel faint, dizzy or nauseated, exit the sauna or steam room immediately.

Lotions and/or oils are prohibited in the sauna and steam room.

Foot covering is highly recommended.

Children are not permitted in the sauna or steam room.

Do not leave newspapers, magazines or paper products in the sauna or steam room.

This is a Dry Air Sauna System. Pouring water or any other substance on sauna rocks can result in electric shock and/or sauna failure.

Failure to Adhere to these Guidelines

Failure to adhere to these guidelines and procedures may 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, referral to the Office of Student Conduct, or UAPD.

A patron asked to leave by the staff will not be refunded any paid charges.