Facility Policies

General Building

  • Regardless of the activity, all participants must realize that they are assuming risks when they voluntarily take part in informal or programmed recreational activities. Each participant also has a responsibility to use prudent and ordinary care in his/her actions.  
  • Members must present a valid Purdue or Member ID to access RecWell facilities/programs.
  • Any violation of Purdue ID policies will be handled in accordance with university protocol.
  • Photo and videography are not allowed in RecWell facilities without prior approval (see details below).
  • Abusive/misuse of equipment is prohibited.
  • Physical abuse or use of vulgar or abusive language is prohibited.
  • Drinks must be kept in a sealed container. Glass containers are prohibited. Please inform RecWell staff of any spills.
  • Food is not allowed in any activity space without prior approval.
  • Alcohol, tobacco products, illegal drugs, firearms, and other weapons are strictly prohibited in RecWell facilities.
  • Use of the facilities under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited.
  • Individuals 15 years of age and younger must be supervised by a adult chaperone at all times, except when participating in a structured RecWell program/service.
  • Pets other than service animals are not allowed in the facilities.
  • Organized, group activities should be approved in advance by RecWell schedulers or will be subject to the discretion of the on-duty manager.
  • Use of facilities for paid instructional or coaching purposes is prohibited.
  • Secure all belongings. RecWell is not responsible for any lost or stolen property. 
  • For the safety and security of members and guests, spectating for special events must be arranged in advance.
  • Sparring that involves blows to the head is strictly prohibited.
  • Swords, nun-chucks, and similar martial art weapons are prohibited.
  • Equipment is not to be removed from spaces to be used in other spaces.
  • Items are not permitted on any railing including: fitness equipment, cell phones and other personal items.
  • Copyrighted movies and instructional videos are not permitted.
  • Members and guests must abide by RecWell staff decisions.
  • Headphones must be used while listening to personal music exept as listed below.
    • Personal music is permitted for individual and group use in MAC, Feature gym, Multipurpose Rooms and Boilermaker Room.
    • Music volume must not interfere or detract from activity in adjoining spaces.
    • Music must be mutually acceptable or stopped if space becomes occupied by multiple groups.

Dependent Policies

Hours of Access:

Full Membership (16 years of age or older only)

  • Unlimited access all operational hours.

Limited Membership

  • Academic Year: Monday to Thursday – 5:30am to 3:00pm.
  • Academic Year: Friday to Sunday – All operational hours.
  • University Breaks – All operational hours.
  • Summer – All operational hours, all days.

Weekend Only Membership

  • Friday to Sunday – All operational hours for the entire year.

Age Policies Chart

Ages
Can
Cannot
0–5
  • Access the facility without a membership, but must be accompanied by an adult in all activity spaces.
  • Use the pool. Must wear a swim diaper if they are not potty trained.
  • Use climbing wall (five and older). Must meet harness fitting requirements.
  • Use bouldering wall.
  • Use opposite gender locker rooms with parent/guardian.
  • Use fitness equipment unless in a structured RecWell program.
  • Use the spa or sauna.
  • Use climbing wall (four and under).
  • Become belay certified at climbing wall.
6–13
  • Access the facility with a valid membership (limited or weekend only), but but must be accompanied by an adult in all activity spaces.
  • Use the spa and sauna.
  • Use the pool. Must wear a swim diaper if they are not potty trained.
  • Use climbing wall. Must meet harness fitting requirements.
  • Use bouldering wall.
  • Use locker rooms without parent/guardian.
  • Use fitness equipment unless in a structured RecWell program.
  • Become belay certified at the climbing wall.
14–15
  • Access the facility with a valid membership (limited or weekend only), but but must be accompanied by an adult in all activity spaces.
  • Be on fitness equipment and lift weights.
  • Use climbing wall and bouldering wall.
  • Use locker rooms without parent/guardian.
  • Use the spa and sauna.
  • Become belay certified at the climbing wall.
16 & above
  • Access the facility with a valid membership (full, limited or weekend only), and can use the facility without adult supervision.
  • Be on fitness equipment and lift weights without adult supervision.
  • Become belay certified at the climbing wall.
  • Use locker rooms without parent/guardian.
  • Use the spa and sauna.

Waiver Requirements

  • Purchasing a dependent full, limited, or weekend only membership will require their parent/guardian/adult chaperone (anyone 18 or older) to sign a dependent waiver once, at the time of initial pass purchase.
  • Purchasing a short term guest pass will require their parent/guardian/adult chaperone (anyone 18 or older) sign a waiver every time upon entering the facility.

Additional Dependent Policy

  • Adults must use caution when supervising children participating in RecWell facilities, ensuring that activities are age and skill appropriate, and safe relative to other activities and users within specific spaces (RecWell Staff may restrict activity for safety considerations).

Aquatics

Aquatics Health & Safety

  • All persons shall take a cleansing shower before using the pool. A bather leaving the pool to use the toilet shall take another cleansing shower before returning to the pool enclosure.
  • Anyone who has or has had diarrhea in the past two (2) weeks shall not use the pool.
  • Anyone who has an area of exposed sub epidermal tissue, open blisters, cuts, etc., is advised not to use the pool.
  • Band-Aids and bandages are prohibited in pools and spas.
  • Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose and similar behavior in the pool is prohibited.
  • No running or rough play is permitted in the pools or aquatic equipment.
  • Clean, appropriate attire designed for swimming is required.  Swimwear must cover the breast and buttocks.  Street clothes and see through swimwear are prohibited. Swimwear approrpriate attire is acceptable in hallways connecting pools and locker areas.
  • All diaper aged children shall use plastic pants with tight fitting elastic at the legs and waist, or swim diapers.
  • Do not change diapers at poolside.

Aquatics General Facility

  • A RecWell lifeguard must be present before entering the water.
  • Lifeguards have the responsibility to enforce regulations and have the authority to remove anyone for unsafe or inappropriate behavior.
  • Emergency signal: 1 long whistle blow = exit pools immediately and follow aquatic staff instructions.
  • Individuals 15 years of age and younger must be supervised by a parent/guardian/adult chaperone at all times, except when participating in a structured RecWell program/service.
  • Proficient swimming ability is required in deep water. You may be asked by a lifeguard to demonstate ability to swim if ability is questioned.
  • Children age 5 or under must be directly supervised by and adult/guardian (above age 18) in the water and within arm’s reach at all times.
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation devices and the Kiefer Swim ‘N Play Trainer are allowed. All other flotation devices are prohibited. Only RecWell water toys are allowed.
  • All training and fitness equipment are to be used in the manner for which it was designed. Non-swimmers are prohibited from using training and fitness equipment in water above their head. 
  • Kickboards and pull buoys are available to use for workouts.
  • No personal displays of affection in pool areas. 
  • No diving in shallow areas and where marked ‘NO DIVING’.
  • Glass, food, beverages, gum or tobacco products are prohibited.
  • Water and sports drinks in sealed plastic containers are allowed on deck.
  • Do not hang on or swim across lane or life lines.
  • Do not block the stairways. 
  • Hyperventilation or the holding of one’s breath underwater for an extended period of time is prohibited.
  • Lap swimmers may be required to circle swim when lane use exceeds two persons.
  • Swimming or diving instruction may be provided solely by individuals approved by RecWell.
  • All other general facility policies apply.

Additional Competition Pool Policies

  • Water temperature: 79–80 degrees. Depth: 4.5ft.–9ft. Maximum Capacity: 600.
  • Use of the starting platforms is restricted to approved groups.
  • Only authorized personnel are permitted on the bulkhead when it is positioned in the center of the pool.
  • Do not swim underneath bulkheads.

Additional Diving Pool Policies

  • Water temperature: 86–87 degrees. Depth: 14ft.–17ft. Maximum Capacity: 281.
  • Only the 1m diving boards and 1m platform are available for recreational use. Use of diving towers above 1m is restricted to approved groups.
  • When diving boards and diving towers are in use, swimming or recreational activity is only allowed in lane/life lines areas.
  • Goggles and other eyewear may not be worn while using the diving boards or platform.
  • Springboard fulcrum must not be moved from forward-most position.
  • All jumps and dives must be in a straight forward direction. Inwards, reverse dives, handstands, and seat drops are not permitted.
  • Only one person on a diving board at a time.
  • Only one bounce per jump or dive.
  • Swim directly to the nearest stair or ladder after each entry.
  • Do not jump or dive until the person before you exits the diving area.

Additional Rec Pool Policies

  • Water temperature: 86–87 degrees. Depth: 1ft.–4ft. Maximum Capacity:  Lap area-105; Vortex-32; General area-53; Bubble Bench area-14
  • You must be a minimum of 48” or a proficient swimmer to use the vortex.
  • Hanging or grabbing onto basketball goals or volleyball net is prohibited.
  • Standing, walking on or jumping to or from wall peninsula areas is prohibited.

Additional Rec Pool Patio Policies

  • Patio will be available weather permitting. 
  • Food is allowed. Please dispose of your trash in proper receptacle.
  • Patrons MUST shower before entering the pool.

Additional Spa Pools Policies

  • Temperature: 104 degrees. Depth: 3 ft. Maximum Capacity: Aquatic Center-16 & Rec. Pool-26.
  • Individuals five and under cannot use the spa. An adult in the spa must accompany children 6–15 years of age.
  • Use of the spa is limited to 15 minutes (young children should be limited to 10 minutes or less).
  • Use of the spa begins with any part of the body entering the water and/or sitting on the edge of the spa.
  • Exposure greater than 15 minutes may result in drowsiness, nausea or fainting.
  • Allow at least a 15 minute cool down before reusing the spa.
  • Pregnant women, small children, or persons with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or low blood pressure should not enter the spa except under the advice of a physician.
  • Avoid use while under the influence of alcohol, tranquilizers, or other drugs that cause drowsiness or raise or lower blood pressure.
  • All general facility rules apply.

Aquatics Accessibility

  • The aquatic facilities are ADA compliant. Lifts are available for entry to the pools and spa. Aquatic staff will provide assistance.
  • We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. If you have a disability and have questions about access to our facilities, please call: 765.494.3109.

Bicycles, Mopeds, and other Powered Devices

Recreation & Wellness acknowledges that bicycles, skateboards, mopeds, or other powered devices are an essential component of a sustainable transportation system, providing safe and equitable access to and around campus by all users.
  • Parking a bicycle, moped, or other powered devices on a path, sidewalk, walkway, or obstructing a building exit is strictly prohibited.
  • Bicycles, mopeds, and other transportation devices are not to be chained to trees, light posts, or handrails.
  • Bicycles and non-plated mopeds are to be parked only in bicycle racks.
  • Motorcycles, plated mopeds are to be parked in the designated motorcycle parking area located northwest of the CoRec.
  • Skateboards are to be stored in the designated skateboard racks.
  • Improperly parked bicycles, mopeds, and other powered devices are subject to immediate impoundment.
  • Hooverboards are prohibited from all RecWell facilities. 

Challenge Play Rules

Badminton

The system governing challenge play begins when all involved priority courts are occupied by singles or doubles players who are present and ready to play. Challenge play ends when one or more courts are not occupied.
  • First Come, First Served:
    The first player(s) waiting at one of the courts will automatically have the next game. It is the responsibility of the waiting player(s) to register a challenge.
  • Games to 21:
    At the time of the challenge, the players on that court will finish the game/match they are on. At the conclusion of the game/match underway, the challengers take the court and games to 21 become the rule of play. The first player/team to 21 is the winner and has the right to retain the court. At the completion of the set the losing player or doubles players will give up the court and the challenging player(s) will take their place.
  • Three Wins Only:
    After a singles player or doubles team wins three sets in a row they must rotate out.

Basketball

The system of governing challenge full court basketball play begins automatically when the basketball court becomes occupied by two teams of five participants present and ready for play (gym shoes) who have made the challenge.
  • First come, First Served:
    The first five waiting at the court will automatically have the next game. If less than five are waiting to play, members from the losing team or from another court’s losing team or those waiting, may play. When the challenge system is in effect and a participating team’s number of players drops below five, the remaining members may continue to play to the end of the 15-basket game with or without adding members to their team.
  • No Half Court:
    No half court basketball if 10 participants are present and indicate they want to play full court.
  • Games to 15 Only:
    At the time of challenge, the two teams of five participants on the court will begin a game of fifteen baskets. The first team to score fifteen baskets is the winner. At the completion of the 15-basket game, the losing team will give up the court and the challenging five will take their place. If, at the end of the game, one or more members of the winning team are unable to continue play, the remaining member(s) of the winning team, to hold the court, must fill their vacancies only from the members of the losing team. If they are unable to fill their vacancies from the members of the losing team, and there are two complete teams of five participants waiting and ready to play in the challenge order, the first two teams waiting have the right to the court.
  • Three Wins Only:
    After a team wins three games in a row they must rotate out.
The intent of the system governing challenge full court basketball is to promote equal participation. Violation of the above system/procedures will result in disciplinary action.

Racquetball

The system governing challenge play begins when all Racquetball designated courts and all Open Courts are occupied by singles or doubles players who are present and ready to play. Challenge can occur when there are two players ready to play and Challenge play ends when one or more courts are not occupied.
  • First Come, First Served
  • The first player(s) waiting at one of the courts will automatically have the next game. It is the responsibility of the waiting player(s) to register a challenge.
  • Games to 15, Best of 3
  • At the time of challenge, the players on that court will finish the game/match they are on. At the conclusion of the game/match underway, the challengers take the court and games to 15 become the rule of play. The first player/team to win best of 3 games is the winner and has the right to retain the court. Player/team must win by two points, or first reach 18.
  • Three Wins Only
  • After a player/team wins three matches in a row they must rotate out.

Squash

The system governing challenge play begins when all Squash designated courts and all Open [squash conversion] Courts are occupied by singles or doubles players who are present and ready to play. Challenge can occur when there are two players ready to play and Challenge play ends when one or more courts are not occupied.
  • First Come, First Served
  • The first player(s) waiting at one of the courts will automatically have the next game. It is the responsibility of the waiting player(s) to register a challenge.
  • Games to 15, Best of 3
  • At the time of challenge, the players on that court will finish the game/match they are on. At the conclusion of the game/match underway, the challengers take the court and games to 15 become the rule of play. The first player/team to win best of 3 games is the winner and has the right to retain the court. Player/team must win by two points, or first reach 18.
  • Three Wins Only
  • After a player/team wins three matches in a row they must rotate out.

Soccer & In-line Hockey Challenge Play

The system governing challenge play begins when the MAC is occupied and players (of the same sport) are present and ready to play. Challenge can occur when there are 4 players ready to play and Challenge play ends when the MAC is unoccupied or teams drop below 4 players.
  • First Come, First Served
    The first team waiting at one of the courts will automatically have the next game. It is the responsibility of the waiting team to register a challenge.
  • 20 Minute Games
    At the time of challenge, the players on that court will finish the game they are on. At the conclusion of the game underway, or after 20 minutes (whichever is less time) the challengers take the court and 20 minute games become the rule of play.
  • Three Wins Only
    After a team wins three games in a row they must rotate out.

Volleyball

The system governing challenge play begins when all priority courts are occupied by volleyball players/games. Challenge play ends when one or more courts are not occupied.
  • First Come, First Served:
    The first player(s) waiting at one of the courts will automatically have the next game. It is the responsibility of the waiting player(s) to register a challenge.
  • Games to 25:
    At the time of the challenge, the players on that court will finish the game/match they are on. At the conclusion of the game/match underway, the challengers take the court and games to 25 become the rule of play. The first player/team to 25 is the winner and has the right to retain the court. At the completion of the game the losing team will give up the court and the challenging team will take their place.
  • Three Wins Only:
    After a team wins three games in a row they must rotate out.

Wallyball

The system governing challenge play begins when all wallyball designated courts and all Open (squash convertible) Courts are occupied by singles or doubles players who are present and ready to play. Challenge can occur when there are two players ready to play and Challenge play ends when one or more courts are not occupied.
  • First Come, First Served
  • The first player(s) waiting at one of the courts will automatically have the next game. It is the responsibility of the waiting player(s) to register a challenge.
  • Best of 3
  • At the time of challenge, the players on that court will finish the game/match they are on. At the conclusion of the game/match underway, the challengers take the court and games of challenge become the rule of play. The first and second games are played to 25 and the third is played to 15. The first player/team to win best of 3 games is the winner and has the right to retain the court. Player/team must win by two points, or first reach 30 in the first and second games and 18 in the third game.
  • Three Wins Only
  • After a player/team wins three matches in a row they must rotate out.

Climbing & Bouldering Wall

General Climbing & Bouldering Wall Access

  • Individuals 15 years and younger must be supervised by and in the company of a parent/guardian/adult chaperone at all times.
  • Individuals four and under may not participate at the Climbing Wall unless in a structured RecWell program.
  • Participants must be 16 years old and older in order to take part in all workshops or be eligible to take a belay competency exam.
  • Guests are ineligible to participate in all Climbing Wall Workshops.
  • Climbers interested in lead climbing and belaying must schedule a test with Assistant Director for Climbing and Challenge Education.
  • Loose chalk is prohibited. Please use a chalk ball.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted on the bouldering or climbing landing surface.
  • Participants may not move or tighten hand holds. Please inform facility staff of any loose holds.
  • Do not walk or climb underneath other climbers or in front of belayers.
  • Inform staff and other climbers of any situation seen as unsafe or not in accordance with the safety policies. All climbers are asked to assist and encourage less experienced climbers. All accidents or equipment damage must be reported immediately.

Bouldering Wall

  • Climbing on top of the bouldering wall is not permitted.
  • Spotting while bouldering is strongly recommended.
  • Inform staff and other climbers of any situation seen as unsafe or not in accordance with the safety policies.
  • All climbers are asked to assist and encourage less experienced climbers.
  • All accidents or equipment damage must be reported immediately.

Climbing Wall

  • Participants must check-in at the Climbing Wall Desk prior to climbing.
  • Participants must pass a belay competency exam prior to being permitted to belay. Belayers must wear their appropriate belay tag at all times. Transfer of belay tags is prohibited.
  • Only UIAA approved climbing equipment may be used. All climbers who choose to use their own equipment must have a signed Personal Equipment Release on file.
  • Helmet use is recommended. Helmets are available for rent at the Climbing Wall Desk. All climbers who choose not to wear a helmet must have a signed Helmet Release on file.
  • Bouldering on the Climbing Wall is not allowed.

Clothing

  • Tops, bottoms, and footwear are required in public areas of indoor facilities. Please note exceptions listed in aquatic and sauna policies.
  • Clean, appropriate athletic attire must cover the breast and buttocks.  See-through garments are prohibited.
  • Closed toed activity appropriate footwear is required.
    • Shoes must have a heel or heel strap. Socks and back-less shoes are prohibited.
    • Note exceptions made in dance and combative rooms
    • Make sure shoes are free of debris before entering the facility. 
  • Cleats are only allowed in TREC.
  • Attire that could cause damage to equipment is prohibited.

Combative Room

  • Feet and hands must be covered when striking bags.
  • Sparring that involves blows to the head is strictly prohibited.
  • Swords, nun-chucks and similar martial art weapons are prohibited.
  • Copyrighted movies and instructional videos are not permitted.

Day Use Lockers

  • Day use lockers are available on all levels and in the locker rooms.
  • Locks are available at no charge at Equipment Center.
  • If you forget your combination or misplace your key, staff is available to open/cut the lock off a locker if:
    • You have proper identification in the locker to show the staff member.
    • You can clearly identify all contents in the locker before opening.
    • If you are incorrect about the lock that needs cut OR if your items are stored in an unlocked locker which becomes occupied and locked by another user:
      • You will be responsible for the replacement cost of the exact lock or similar lock per owner’s decision. Failure to do so will result in suspended membership.

Fitness Neighborhoods

General Fitness 

  • RecWell Staff are available to show you how to use the equipment.
  • Bands are the only approved accommodating resistance in the CoRec. The only approved accommodating resistance is resistance bands on the squat rack band pegs or in the platform room. All other physical alterations or additions to weight equipment (including chains) is prohibited.
  • Mixing powered drinks in the fitness center is prohibited.
  • Clips are required on all barbell exercises.
  • Shoes are required at all times.
  • 14–15 year olds are permitted to use the fitness equipment when supervised and in the company of a parent or guardian.
  • Equipment is not to be removed from spaces to be used in other spaces.
  • Climbing on top of fitness equipment, hanging upside down, or performing acrobatic moves is prohibited.
  • Wipe sweat off equipment with rag and disinfectant spray after equipment has been used.
  • Use of facilities for instructional or coaching purposes is prohibited, except when participating in an approved RecWell program/service.
  • Please limit your time on cardio machines to 30 minutes when others are waiting.

Free Weights, Variable Resistance, Functional Equipment and Fitness Mezzanine

  • Always return equipment to its proper location and always re-rack your weights.
  • Allow others to work in with you while doing multiple sets.
  • Do not use functional equipment near the railings.
  • On the Fitness Mezzanine, Dynamax Balls and kettlebells may only be used during structured classes.

Platform Room

  • Do not drop weights. Users must be in control of the barbell and bumper plates at all times and guide the bar to the ground in a controlled manner.
  • Bumper plates, Olympic barbells, and training barbells must remain in the platform room.
  • Compressed chalk is allowed on the lifting platforms. Loose chalk is prohibited. Please clean chalk residue using the rags provided.
  • Users may stand on bands on the lifting platforms. Bands may not be attached to bumper plate storage racks. 
  • Do not perform exercises in the hallway outside of the platform room.
  • Please ask a Fitness Consultant for assistance if needed.

Gymnasiums

  • No hanging from the nets or rims.
  • Soccer, hockey, and sports that use hard balls (baseball, softball, lacrosse, etc) are prohibited.
  • Patrons are not to move equipment (i.e., volleyball and badminton standards). Contact a RecWell staff member to request set-up modifications.
  • Any fluid on the court must be dried immediately. If you do not have the means to dry the fluid, ask a supervisor for help.

Locker Rooms

  • Recreation & Wellness is not responsible for damaged or stolen personal property. Secure all belongings.
    • Lockers are available for rent on a semester or annual basis.
    • Lockers designated as “daily-use” are available at no cost during hours of operation.
      • Personal locks may be used on the daily-use lockers.
      • Locks are available at no cost at Equopment Center. Purdue ID card required for rental.
      • Overnight storage is not permitted in daily-use lockers. 
      • Any locks remaining at the end of the day are subject to being cut off at the owner’s expense and all items confiscated.
      • Confiscated items will be placed at Members Services. Wet, soiled or unhygenic items will be discarded.
  • Respect the rights and privacy of others.
    • Loitering, obscenity and sexual activity is prohibited.
    • Consistent with federal nondiscrimination guidelines, individuals may use restrooms and lockerrooms consistent with their gender identity.
    • Gender Inclusive & Family Locker Rooms are also available, furnished with an infant changing table, restroom, and shower.
    • Due to photographic/video capabilities cell phone use is prohibited in the locker rooms.
  • Glass containers are not permitted in locker or changing rooms.
  • Oil based products are prohibited in shower areas.
  • Wet items should not be stored in lockers. Only place swimsuits in the water extractors.
  • All patrons must leave the locker area within 10 minutes of posted closing time. 

Gender Inclusive & Family Locker Rooms

  • Recreation & Wellness strives to provide safe, comfortable, and convenient locker and restroom facilities.
  • Private changing rooms are available in the Gender Inclusive & Family Locker Room.
  • Each changing room includes an accessible toilet, sink and shower. Each room is lockable, yet a key is not required to gain access.
  • These rooms are intended for patrons who:
    • are parents with small children,
    • are in need of special assistance, and/or
    • identify as transgender or are uncomfortable in gender-defined locker rooms/restrooms.

Multipurpose Rooms

Multipurpose General Policies

  • Non marking shoes are required on wood floor.
  • Activity that would damage floor or finish is prohibited.
  • Copyrighted movies and instructional videos are not permitted.
  • Personal music is permitted but must not disturb others in adjacent spaces.

Multipurpose Rooms 3 & 4

  • Shoes are not permitted on mats.
  • Mats must be cleaned after use.

Multipurpose Room 5

  • Table Tennis tables are not to be moved or collapsed without RecWell staff assistance.

Multi-Activity Court (MAC)

  • Court Priorities:
    • Wednesdays, 5pm–7:30pm: In-line hockey.
    • Fridays, 3pm–5pm: In-line hockey.
    • Sundays, 11:30am–1:30pm: In-line hockey.
    • Soccer is priority all other times.
      • Soccer may assume the court at the top of the hour, with no less than 8 players.
  • No sitting on the dasher boards.
  • Balls designed for indoor use are required only. Hard balls are prohibited.
  • Skate wheels should be indoor wheels or thoroughly cleaned before using the MAC.
  • RecWell strongly recommends that all skaters wear helmets. Additionally hockey goalkeepers, should wear masks, and pads. Equipment is available at the Equipment Center.

Personal Belongings

Patrons are responsible for keeping personal belonging in cubbies, lockers, on or under seating areas. 

  • All fitness neighborhoods must be clear of bags and personal items except exercise accessories (belts, chalk, straps, water bottles, etc.).
  • RecWell is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • It is recommended that all belongings are secured in a locked locker.
  • Participants may bring their own lock or rent one at no charge.
  • Locks placed on daily use lockers must be removed prior to closing or they will be removed.
  • All personal items will be retained at RecWell lost and found .

Photography & Filming

To respect the privacy and security of students and members who utilize any Recreation & Wellness facilities, RecWell permits closely monitored photo and videography. RecWell also supports and recognizes the need of students who require filming as part of their academic coursework. The polices stated in this document address filming and photography. A Photo Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Assistant Director of Operations at least 48 hours in advance of the requested filming. These polices include photography and filming at miscellaneous areas located on campus where RecWell events occur.

General Policies

  • Taking photos or video without the consent of the individual or without prior approval is cause for immediate removal and possible suspension from Recreation and Wellness' facilities and spaces.
  • If a RecWell staff suspects the use of inappropriate shots, footage maybe requested for review. Inappropriate/unapproved footage must be deleted.
  • For group events, photographers must arrive prior to the start of the event and must inform the appropriate staff member of the exact details of the shoot. Any participant who does not wish to be photographed must have the ability to actively participate in programming without being photographed.
  • Photos taken during tours or "memorable photos" will not require a prior approval as long as the photo is of a specific thing (ex: climbing wall, basketball courts) and there are no patrons in the photo. A "memorable photo" is either a photo with something in the background or a photo of your friend participating in a certain activity.

Racquetball/Squash/Wallyball Courts

  • Court priorities:
    • Courts 12–14: Squash.
  • Reservations are available for open courts only, otherwise courts are available first come, first served.
    • Open courts: 2–11, 15 & 16.
  • Protective eyewear is highly recommended for racquetball, squash and handball.
  • Sports that use hard balls (baseball, softball, lacrosse, etc.) are prohibited.
  • Sports using a soft ball such as tennis are permitted.

Saunas

Sauna Precautions

  • Individuals age five and under as well as individuals with medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, and pregnancy should not use the sauna.
  • Allow at least 10 minutes after exercising to cool down before entering the sauna.
  • Recommended maximum use is 10 minutes per sitting.
  • Drink water prior, during, and after use. All other food and drink is prohibited.
  • Leave sauna immeidately if nausea, dizziness, hot flashes, cold chills, headaches, or other discomfort are experenced.
  • Avoid the consumption food or alcoholic beverages before using the sauna.
  • Excess clothing such as a sweat suit or rubberized suit are prohibited in the sauna.
  • Remove all jewelry before using the sauna.
  • Tampering with sauna controls is prohibited.
  • Sexual behavior is prohibited.

Co-Ed Sauna

  • After using the sauna, participants must shower prior to entering the pool or whirlpool.
  • Clean swimsuit-like attire must be worn and participants are required to bring a towel to sit on when using the sauna.

Locker Room Saunas

  • At least a towel must be worn in the sauna at all times.

Turf Recreation and Exercise Center (TREC)

  • Any activity other than soccer or non-contact football must be approved by RecWell Staff prior to play.
  • Hitting or throwing balls into the net or curtain is not permitted, unless it is part of the normal course of play.
    • Golf  is not permitted.
  • Participants are not permitted to be on the concrete, along the perimeter of the turf.
  • Hanging on goals and nets is not permitted.
  • Goals are not to be moved without the assistance of RecWell Staff.
  • Cleats and turf shoes are permitted, however they must be soft tip or molded cleats only.
  • Gum is not permitted on the field.

TREC Soccer Challenge Play

The system governing challenge play begins when the TREC is occupied and players (of the same sport) are present and ready to play. Challenge play can occur when there are six players ready to play and Challenge play ends when the field is unoccupied or teams drop below six players.
  • First Come, First Served:
    The first team waiting at one of the fields will automatically have the next game. It is the responsibility of the waiting team to register a challenge.
  • Three Wins Only:
    After a team wins three games in a row they must rotate out.
  • Two Goals or seven minutes:
    At the time of challenge, the players on that field will finish the game they are on. At the conclusion of the game underway, or after two goals or seven minutes (whichever is less time) the challengers take the field and two goals or seven minute games become the rule of play. If, at the end of the game, one or more members of the winning team are unable to continue play, the remaining member(s) of the winning team, to hold the field, must fill their vacancies. If they are unable to fill their vacancies and two complete teams of six players are waiting and ready to play in the challenge order, the first two teams waiting have the right to the field.

Tracks

Atrium Track Policy

  • Atrium Track Distance: 9.5 laps equals 1 mile.
  • Follow the digital track directional signage, located on the Feature gym wall. Track direction changes each Monday morning and is opposite the Upper Track direction.
  • Walkers and slower moving traffic should keep to the inside lane (no more than two people wide). Faster moving traffic should pass on the outside.
  • Weight lifting exercises are not permitted on the track.

Upper Track Policy

  • Upper Track Distance: 10.25 laps equals 1 mile.
  • Follow the digital track directional signage. Track direction changes each Monday morning and is opposite the Atrium Track direction.
  • Walkers and slower moving traffic should keep to the inside lane. Faster moving traffic should pass on the outside.
  • Weight lifting exercises are not permitted on the track.

 

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