Policies & Procedures

The following is a list of the general rules and regulations for the use of the Marshall Recreation Center. Violations of these policies may result in, but are not limited to, the following actions: removal from the building, suspension of membership privileges and/or referral to the Marshall University Department of Public Safety.

  • The Marshall Recreation 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. All entrance and exit must be through the main lobby unless an emergency is present.
  • All members entering the facility are required to gain access using their University issued ID, Recreation Center issued key tag or appropriate mobile app. Members failing to do so more than three times will be required to purchase a day pass or replace ID/key tag.
  • Loitering is not permitted anywhere within the facility or around the entrance/exit doors.
  • All youth, 13 and under, must be accompanied by an adult to enter the facility. Youth ages 14-17 must have a signed waiver by their parent/guardian before initial entry and a active membership.
  • Participants must be 14 years of age or older to utilize the fitness areas by themselves, anyone 6-15 years old may complete the Youth Fitness Orientation. Children ages 6-13 may utilize fitness equipment within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian. Children under 6 are prohibited from all fitness areas excluding use of the track within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian.
  • Membership Freeze Policy – members may freeze their membership twice per year each up to 3 months (non-consecutive). A 30-day notice is required, and the member will NOT be allowed into the facility while account is frozen.
  • All tours must be accompanied by a tour guide. A tour guide could be someone with the University giving a campus tour to an individual or a group. Anyone not guided by a University tour guide must be accompanied by a guide from the Rec Center.
  • No animals are permitted in the facility except for the purpose of assisting or aiding persons with disabilities. Service animals must be properly identified as a service animal, such as an identifiable service animal harness.
  • Responsibility for general supervision of the Marshall Recreation Center rests with Campus Recreation Staff. Harassment or disregard of requests by the Campus Recreation Staff may result in immediate ejection from the facility and may result in additional disciplinary action.
  • Fighting and/or profanity is prohibited.
  • Firearms are prohibited.
  • The Marshall Recreation Center is a substance free facility. Tobacco, alcohol, electronic cigarettes, and illegal drugs are not permitted in or on the grounds of the Marshall Recreation Center.
  • Athletic type tops and bottoms are required in activity areas. Jeans, khakis or shorts with embellishments are prohibited on fitness equipment. Shirts that cover midriff are required (in non-aquatic areas). Clothing that sends profane, inflammatory or bigoted messages is also prohibited.
  • Closed-toe, full back, athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in all fitness activity space during active participation. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a second pair of clean footwear for their workouts. Dirty, muddy footwear is not permitted.
  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc. are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers and cubbies are available for storage of all items. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Non-Campus Recreation announcements, fliers, posters, etc. must be approved through Campus Recreation Marketing. Flyers posted in or on the Marshall Recreation Center without approval will be removed.
  • Cell phones, tablets and other devices may be used throughout the facility, however photography of any type is prohibited in the locker rooms.
  • Spitting in the drinking fountains, common areas, activity areas such as the track, courts, etc. is prohibited.
  • Food, beverages, etc. must be consumed on the lobby side of the Welcome Desk. Only water in a spill proof unbreakable container is permitted in the activity areas unless approved by Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Lost and found items are recorded in the lost and found database at the welcome desk. Items not claimed within 30 days will be either discarded or donated to charity.
  • All injuries should be reported immediately to a Campus Recreation Staff member. If a blood-related injury occurs, the injured person must stop activity immediately and notify Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Sports equipment is available for daily check-out at the welcome desk and must be returned 10 minutes before closing. Any equipment not returned by closing will be deemed late and a hold will be placed on the member’s account. If the equipment is damaged or lost, patrons are responsible for paying the assessed value of the equipment. Patrons will not be granted facility access until fee is paid.
  • Campus Recreation Staff has the right to prohibit any outside fitness equipment.
  • Campus Recreation Staff reserve the right to suspend the use of the facility or involvement in programs of participants that refuse to follow policy, deem a threat to themselves or others, or treat staff in a disrespectful manner. Penalty severity and length of suspension, or permanent expulsion, will be determined on a case by case basis.

All of Marshall Recreation Center decisions regarding appropriate attire are final.

Footwear
Closed-toe and closed-heel, non-marking, rubber-soled, athletic-type shoes are required.

  • High-heels, turf shoes, cleats, boots, sandals, etc. are not permitted.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a second pair of clean footwear for their workouts. Dirty, muddy footwear is not permitted.
  • Exception – Five-toed shoes are permitted with the following equipment and/or in the following areas: track, cardio, stretching, studios, turf, racquetball courts, climbing wall, and gym courts.
  • Exception – Bare feet and/or stockings are acceptable for some group fitness classes and/or group reservations in the studios.

Tops/Shirts
Shirts are required in all non-aquatic areas of the facility.

We highly encourage members to keep a barrier between their skin and the equipment to help prevent the spread of skin viruses and diseases.

  • Upper body clothing must adequately cover the torso.
  • Crop tops and tank tops are allowed.

Bottoms
Athletic-type apparel is required.

  • Any apparel with metal rivets, zippers, ect., is strictly prohibited on the equipment.
  • Non-athletic type pants such as Jeans, khakis, etc. are not permitted on the fitness equipment.
  • Shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks and groin when exercising or moving.
  • Shorts must be properly worn on the hips.

Jewelry
Campus Recreation strongly recommends that jewelry not be worn during participation. This includes, but is not limited to, necklaces, rings, bracelets, wristbands, watches, earrings/studs, piercings, etc.

Miscellaneous

  • Clothing with visible blood must be removed and placed in a bio-hazard bag. The participant must have a replacement article of clothing to remain in the facility.
  • Clothing with offensive or profane language, designs, or pictures is not permitted.

Lap & Leisure Pool

  • Do not enter pool without certified lifeguard on duty.
  • Participants are required to shower with soap and water before entering the pool.
  • Appropriate swim attire is required. Please ask lifeguards for clarification
  • Participants with open wounds and or infectious diseases are prohibited from using the pool.
  • Do not use aquatic facilities if you are ill with diarrhea or have had diarrhea within the past two weeks.
  • Diaper changing on the deck is prohibited.
  • Gum, food, and glass containers are prohibited in or around the pool.
  • Spitting, spouting water, and blowing nose in the water is prohibited.
  • Participants are prohibited from hanging on the lane lines.
  • Intentional hyperventilation or extended breath holding activities are dangerous and prohibited.
  • No animals allowed in the aquatic venue or on deck except identified service animals.
  • Conducting group or private swim lessons without the consent of Campus Recreation is prohibited.
  • Participants under the age of 12 must be directly supervised by guardian on deck or in the water.
  • Children using flotation devices, other than Coast Guard approved life-vests, must stay within arm’s reach of an adult who is in the water.
  • Group and private swim lessons may only be conducted by authorized Campus Recreation personnel.
  • Water Exercise equipment is available for exercise use only.
  • When requested, lap swimmers will share lanes or circle swim in a counter-clockwise direction.
  • Diving, running on the decks, and horseplay in or around the pool is prohibited.
  • Lifeguards have the responsibility and authority to remove anyone for unsafe or inappropriate behavior.
  • Children under the age of 5 are prohibited from using the spa. (per Model Aquatic Health Code; Code 281) See lifeguard for clarification.
  • The Vortex can be turned on by staff for 30 minutes at the top of every hour during the following times: Monday through Friday (4pm-close) and Saturday & Sunday (1pm-close). The vortex will be turned on during parties and rentals during the following times: Friday (5-7pm) and Saturday & Sunday (12:30-2:30pm & 3:30-5:30pm). If there is no one using the vortex, the vortex will be turned off. During group swim lessons, private swim lessons, or Aquatic Fitness classes, the vortex will be turned off.

Spa

  • Do not enter spa without certified lifeguard on duty.
  • Participants are required to shower with soap and water before entering the spa.
  • Appropriate swim attire is required. Please ask lifeguards for clarification.
  • Children under the age of 5 are prohibited from using the spa. (per Model Aquatic Health Code; Code 281) See lifeguard for clarification.
  • Participants with open wounds and or infectious diseases are prohibited from using the pool.
  • Do not use aquatic facilities if you are ill with diarrhea or have had diarrhea within the past two weeks.
  • Gum, food, and glass containers are prohibited in or around the pool.
  • Submersion of face/mouth is prohibited for health and safety purposes.
  • Pregnant women and individuals with heart disease, high blood pressure or other health problems should not use spa without consultation with a healthcare provider.
  • Participants under the age of 12 using the spa must be directly supervised by guardian in the immediate vicinity of the spa.
  • For your safety, limit use of spa to 15 minutes at one time.
  • Toys and flotation devices are prohibited in the spa.
  • Capacity of the spa is 20 patrons.

Patio

  • Entrance and exit to the patio is through the facility, not through the outside gates.
  • Doors to the Aquatic Center must remain closed at all times unless patrons are entering or exiting the patio.
  • Members are required to shower after using the patio before returning to the pool or spa.
  • Headphones must be worn to listen to music. No boom boxes or speakers unless authorized by Campus Recreation staff.
  • Climbing the patio fence is strictly prohibited.
  • Patio may be used during times the Aquatic Center is closed using access door through lobby.
  • Courts are prioritized for informal recreation on a first come first serve basis in sports of basketball, volleyball, badminton, and pickleball. Additional requests for volleyball, badminton, and pickleball equipment setup will be accommodated when possible.
  • Clean, non-marking athletic shoes are required. Any shoe that marks the court surface is prohibited. Shoes are required at all times.
  • Shirts are required in all activity areas of the facility. Shirts vs. skins games are prohibited.
  • Inappropriate/vulgar language and behavior is not permitted.
  • The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on the surface or walls of the courts, unless permission granted by Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Hanging on the rims or nets is prohibited due to the risk of injury and potential damage to the equipment.
  • Soccer balls, softballs and baseballs are prohibited unless there is an event that would require the use of those items with Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Jump ropes are not permitted on wooden floors.
  • Climbers MUST pass the appropriate belay clinic and test before they can belay. Anyone that passes the clinic will be issued a belay card and they must display this card every time they want to belay at the wall.
  • All non-roped climbers (bouldering) may climb up to, but not past, the 12-foot line. No climbing or bouldering above or below another person. A climber is considered above the 12-foot line when the crown of their head passes the line.
  • Belaying may only be performed using a climbing harness and a belay device. Barefoot belaying is prohibited.
  • Campus Recreation’s climbing ropes, carabineers, harnesses, belay devices, and other climbing equipment are recommended for use on the climbing wall. Campus Recreation reserves the right to reject outside equipment deemed unsafe (items not under the direct care of Campus Recreation).
  • Climbers must tie in using the figure eight follow through knot.
  • Avoid climbing routes that interfere with others already on the climbing wall. The right-of-way is given to the 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).
  • Down climbing bouldering problems is strongly encouraged. Climbing over the wall structure (this means above the top anchors) is prohibited.
  • Use of chalk is limited to chalk balls. Loose chalk is not permitted as primary chalk.
  • Tie hair back when necessary. All rings and jewelry should be removed prior to climbing. Campus Recreation is not responsible for any damage to jewelry or injury to the climber for failing to remove jewelry or securing loose hair/clothing.
  • No one under the age of 18 may participate without a signed minor waiver. All climbers must read and sign the assumption of risk for the climbing wall prior to climbing.
  • Campus Recreation reserves the right to suspend the privileges of anyone who refuses to climb in a safe and responsible manner concurrent with the rules and regulations stated above.
  • Participants must be 14 years of age or older to utilize the fitness areas by themselves, anyone 6-15 years old may complete the Youth Fitness Orientation. Children ages 6-13 may utilize fitness equipment within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian. Children under 6 are prohibited from all fitness areas excluding use of the track within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian.
  • Athletic type tops and bottoms are required in activity areas. Jeans, khakis or shorts with embellishments are prohibited on fitness equipment. Shirts that cover midriff are required. Clothing that sends profane, inflammatory or bigoted messages is also prohibited.
  • Only water in a spill proof unbreakable container is permitted in the fitness areas.
  • Please follow all safety precautions posted on fitness equipment.
  • All equipment must remain in the area it was placed. Participants are prohibited from removing equipment and using it in other areas of the Marshall Recreation Center.
  • Patrons are prohibited from working out in undesignated areas such as hallways.
  • Participants are required to wipe off equipment after each use.
  • Limit use of cardiovascular equipment to 30 minutes if others are waiting.
  • Participants are required to re-rack all weights and return equipment to its appropriate location after use.
  • Collars are required on all free bar lifts.
  • Slamming or dropping of weights is prohibited.
  • Improper use of equipment is prohibited. Improper use consists of but is not limited to standing on equipment, standing on weights, modifying equipment, stacking weights under equipment and top loading equipment.
  • Weights are not to be leaned against walls, columns, other equipment or mirrors.
  • The use of chalk is prohibited.
  • Participants not familiar with the operation of the fitness equipment may ask for assistance from trained Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Personal trainers are available through Campus Recreation. Outside personal training is strictly prohibited.
  • Immediately report any weight room related injury or facility/equipment irregularity to Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Strollers are only permitted in cardio areas of the fitness floor; stroller are prohibited near free weights.

Studios A, B, & C

  • Water is permitted in a spill proof, unbreakable container 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.
  • 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 Marshall Recreation Center.
  • Participants are required to disinfect and replace all fitness equipment in its appropriate storage location after each class.
  • Jump ropes are not permitted on wooden floors.
  • Conducting unapproved group fitness classes without the consent of Campus Recreation is prohibited.
  • The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on the wood flooring of the Fitness Studios.
  • The sound system and equipment is available for use only during scheduled group fitness classes in the Fitness Studios by properly trained fitness instructors.
  • Athletic type tops and bottoms are required in activity areas. Jeans, khakis or shorts with embellishments are prohibited on fitness equipment. Shirts that cover midriff are required. Clothing that sends profane, inflammatory or bigoted messages is also prohibited.
  • Clean, non-marking fitness shoes are encouraged to be carried to class and put on in the hallway outside of the Fitness Studios.
  • Cycling shoes may only be worn in cycling studio.
  • Studios B & C are available for informal use during non-programmed times. Studio A & F45 are for programmed use only.
  • Usage is restricted to participants supervised during F45 fitness classes.
  • Participants are prohibited from removing equipment from the studio.
  • Participants are required to disinfect and replace all equipment to the spot it was at the beginning of class.
  • Gum is prohibited.
  • Conducting unapproved fitness classes without consent of Campus Recreation is prohibited.
  • Proper attire and closed-toe footwear required. Non-marking soles recommended.
  • Only water allowed and must be kept in a closed, unbreakable container.
  • Track is 1/7 of a mile.
  • Non-marking, closed toe, full back footwear required. Any shoe that marks the floor surface is prohibited.
  • Participants are required to wear a shirt/top at all times.
  • Run/Walk directional arrows are changed daily and must be followed.
  • The inside lane is designated for walkers, middle lane for joggers, and the outside lane for runners.
  • Give right of way to passing runners/walkers.
  • The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on the surface or walls of the track.
  • Stretching is allowed in designated area only. Do not stretch on track or use walls, railings, or door handles as stretching aids.
  • Participants are not permitted to spit on the floors or walls.
  • Use of fitness equipment must be contained to stretching area. No equipment permitted on track lanes.
  • Spectating lower level or blocking of the track lanes is prohibited.
  • The Rec Room is open for use during normal business hours and is regularly monitored by Campus Rec Staff.
  • No nudity, graphic sexual content, or excessive violence is permitted on the screens.
  • Food and beverages are prohibited, except water in closed containers. Cans and glasses are not allowed in the game room.
  • Individuals are permitted to bring in their own gaming systems, controllers, video games and movies.
  • Campus Rec is not responsible for lost or stolen games or gaming systems.
  • Profanity and abusive language are prohibited at all times.
  • Physical abuse to equipment deemed unacceptable by Campus Rec Staff will result in forfeiture of utilization privileges.
  • Users will be responsible for damaged or broken equipment.
  • The Recreation Center’s Rec Room is for the use of Marshall Students and Campus Rec members.
  • Game-related equipment is available for check-out through the Welcome Desk of the Recreation Center (please refer to the Equipment Check-Out policies and procedures for specific policies and procedures).
  • Sitting on the gaming tables is not permitted.
  • Violators will be asked to leave the Rec Room and privileges may be revoked if policies and procedures are not followed.
  • Marshall ID may be requested to verify authorized participants.
  • Only tennis shoes, turf shoes or molded cleats allowed. No metal or removable cleats permitted.
  • Participants may use field at own risk. Notify Campus Recreation Staff or call 911 in case of an emergency.
  • To reserve the field contact Campus Recreation at 304-696-4REC (4732). Check www.marshall.edu/campusrec for availability and schedule.
  • During open play, field should be shared with other users in a safe manner.
  • Field is open during Marshall Recreation Center’s hours of operation. If gates are locked, field is closed and all use is prohibited. Violators may be prosecuted for trespassing.
  • Prohibited items include: food, gum, beverages (other than water), tobacco use, cooking or open flames, animals, tailgating during athletic events, and any activity deemed unsafe by Campus Recreation staff or Marshall Campus Police.
  • Please use receptacles for trash.
  • Vehicles prohibited other than emergency and maintenance vehicles.
  • Field is unavailable for use if a scheduled program or rental has reserved the space.
  • Marshall ID may be requested to verify authorized participants.
  • Only athletic/ tennis shoes are permitted on the courts.
  • Participants may use courts at own risk. Notify Campus Recreation Staff or call 911 in case of an emergency.
  • During open play, courts should be shared with other users in a safe manner.
  • Courts are open during Marshall Recreation Center’s hours of operation. If gates are locked, courts are closed and all use is prohibited. Violators may be prosecuted for trespassing.
  • Prohibited items include: food, gum, beverages (other than water), tobacco use, cooking or open flames, animals, tailgating during athletic events, and any activity deemed unsafe by Campus Recreation staff or Marshall Campus Police.
  • Please use receptacles for trash.
  • Campus Recreation programs and rentals take priority over informal use.
  • During informal use of space, food and drink are prohibited with the exception of water.
  • Do not take any items outside of the South Meeting Room.
  • Campus Recreation Staff have final authority on policies and procedures.
  • Food and drink are prohibited with the exception of water unless permission is given by Campus Recreation.
  • Rearrangement of tables and chairs may only be done by Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Unauthorized use of Campus Recreation equipment is prohibited.

Memberships, programs and services are non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellation of memberships within the initial 12 months requires a cancellation fee. This fee is the cost of the remaining months of membership. After the initial 12 months of membership, cancellation is possible at any time. 30 days’ notice is required for cancellation. Fees are non-refundable for memberships paid in full. Fees paid for programs and services are non-refundable.

The Marshall Recreation Center fee is a mandatory, non-refundable, prorated fee, and will not be refunded.
  • Returns will only be accepted on apparel items (excluding masks, hats, gloves and socks). Returns must be made within 15 days of purchase.
  • Returned apparel items must be in an unworn re-sellable condition and have the original item tag attached.
  • Original receipt must be provided at the time of return.
  • Purchases will be refunded via the payment method used to pay for items. If a transaction is paid by check, refunds will not be given within 7 days of the original transaction date.

Store credits and gift cards are not redeemable for cash, are non-transferrable, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

There is NO FOOD permitted past the lobby. All food must be consumed before entering the entrance gates or be disposed of. Water in spill resistant, unbreakable containers is permitted. No other types of beverage are permitted, including items purchased at the juice bar, and sport and muscular drink mixes. Patrons found violating this policy will be asked to either dispose of the food or beverage or be asked to go to the lobby.

If an active member 16 and older does not have their ID/key tag, a strike will be placed on their account. Each member is allowed 3 strikes per semester, and on the 4th, they must pay a guest fee to enter.

Information of the member will be verified such as address and phone number.

The suggested parking area is the Joan C. Edwards football stadium annex lot, located on 20th Street and Fifth Avenue, across from the Recreation Center. The lot is a permit lot and is patrolled by Marshall University on the weekdays between 7am and 7pm Monday thru Thursday and 7am to 4pm Friday. We do offer Parking Passes on behalf of the Marshall University Parking Office. The passes are available to non-student and non-faculty/staff members, as well as Medical School students who are in their second year of Med School and beyond. In order to obtain a Parking Pass, applicable patrons must fill out the parking application. Parking Passes are $30, and run from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Campus Recreation cannot prorate any pass.

  • Campus Recreation requests that the locker rooms be used for storing personal items, changing attire, and showering.
  • In the Recreation Center, lockers are available for rent on a semester or annual basis. For further locker rental details (cost, size, eligibility, etc.), see staff at Member Services.
  • Patrons will be issued a combination for all rental lockers.
  • All other lockers are designated as ‘day-use’ available at no cost during hours of operation. Belongings in these lockers must be cleared prior to closing. Personal items remaining in lockers/cubbies will be bagged and submitted as lost & found. Campus Recreation is not responsible for theft or damage to personal property left in lockers.
  • Bathing suit dryer is for bathing suits only. Not workout clothes or towels.
  • Patrons may use a daily locker at no charge. Daily lockers may not be used to store items overnight. All contents will be removed from daily lockers at closing and any dry, non-perishable items will be placed in lost and found.
  • Lockers may be rented for a fee on a semester or year basis. Towel service is included at no additional charge. Shower towels are available at the welcome desk and should be returned after use to a towel return bin.
  • Cell phones, tablets and other devices may be used throughout the facility, however photography of any type is prohibited in the locker rooms.
  • Children over the age of 5 are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite gender. Family Changing Rooms are available for child/parent needs.

Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or unattended personal belongings.

Lost items turned into Campus Recreation Staff will be recorded and stored in lost and found for no more than 3 weeks. Lost and found items can be claimed during normal business hours and Photo identification is required to claim lost-and-found items. Lost University ID cards from the prior day will be turned over to University Police each morning.

The Recreation Center is a substance-free facility. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, steroids and tobacco products are not permitted in Recreation Center. Individuals shall not use the Recreation Center while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Smoking is not permitted outside the building as Marshall University is a smoke-free campus.

Spitting is not permitted in the common areas, such as hallways and stairwells, and activity areas such as the gymnasium courts, track, cardio, and weights and fitness areas. Spitting is not permitted in water fountains. Spitting is only permitted in cuspidors.

The Marshall Recreation Center is a restricted access facility. All entrance and exit must be through the main lobby unless an emergency is present.

The Marshall Recreation Center is available to be used by “active” members and approved guests for individual drop-in and open recreation use. Individuals and groups using, or giving the appearance of using, the recreation center for organized or structured activity are considered to be prohibiting open recreation use and therefore are deemed to be using the facility in an exclusive use capacity. Additionally, any individual or group using training aids that occupy facility space (i.e. cones, ladders, ropes, etc.) is considered to be using that space in an exclusive use capacity. Exclusive use is only permitted with the advanced rental or reservation of facility space for an additional fee and is not included in any membership or day pass fees. All space reservations must be processed through facility scheduling at least 48 hours in advance.

Examples of prohibited activity include, but are not limited to:

  • Organized practices or workouts
  • Personal training
  • Private instruction
  • Services for which compensation is rendered
  • Sales
  • Solicitation

All equipment and facility space of the Marshall Recreation Center may only be used for it’s intended activity and may not be modified in any way by a unless campus recreation staff is conducting a supervised programming activity. Additionally, any equipment or facility use deemed by Campus Recreation Staff to be unsafe for the patron, the equipment, or the facility is strictly prohibited.

All tours must be accompanied by a tour guide. A tour guide could be someone with the University giving a campus tour to an individual or a group. Anybody else that comes without a tour guide must be accompanied by a guide from the Rec Center.

Court reservations are available at all times the facility is open. They may be made up to a day in advance. A reservation can be either 30 or 60 minutes, but not any longer. The reservation can also be made up to an hour in advance, example; a 6pm reservation can be made up to 5pm, but after that 6pm reservations cannot be made. One reservation per day, per person. The reservation expires ten minutes past the schedule reservation start time. Once the ten minutes has passed the court is free use. Only active members can make reservations.

  • Clean, non-marking athletic shoes are required. Any shoe that marks the court surface is prohibited.
  • The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on the surface or walls of the courts.
  • Participants are required to wear a shirt/top at all times.
  • Racquet frame must have protective guard.
  • Reservations may be made at the Welcome Desk, over the phone at 304-696-4REC or online. Reservations may be made 24 hours in advance of desired reservation. A 30-minute advance reservation time is required if court is occupied. Reservations are valid for a maximum of one hour.
  • One court may be reserved per person per day
  • If participants are not on the court within 10 minutes of reserved time, reserved court time will be forfeited.
  • Wally ball nets can be set-up by reservation or request and must be set-up and taken down by Campus Recreation Staff.
  • Soccer balls, baseballs, softballs, footballs, etc. are prohibited in racquetball courts.
  • Eye protection is highly encouraged during all racquet sports.
  • The use of racquet wrist strap when playing racquetball/squash is highly encouraged.
  • No more than four participants on the court at one time for racquetball/squash/handball; no more than eight for Wally ball.

Lockers are available to rent for a semester/yearly basis. Large, shower towels are available to anyone who currently has locker service. Small, fitness towels are available to use inside the facility for no charge.

Semester (4 months)- $50

$120, you may pay in full or put a credit/debit card on file and we will draft $10 a month.

If inclement weather exists we will remain open regular hours unless announced otherwise. In the event that Marshall University cancels classes or closes the university, the recreation center will remain open for general use but all programs and services will be canceled. This includes but is not limited to fitness classes, camps, swim lessons, PEL courses, Intramural sports. Patrons who have booked rentals, birthday parties, personal training, and other personally scheduled services will contacted individually to determine if rescheduling is required.

Below each bullet point in italics will be the general actions to be expected for the Recreation Center during cases of inclement weather: 

  • University Closed: All classes suspended, and campus offices closed
    • Recreation Center will remain open. All programs will be cancelled.
    • The facility will remain open as normally scheduled.
    • The multipurpose field will remain open, but lights will be scheduled off.
    • All PEL Classes will be canceled.
    • All intramural sports will be canceled.
    • All programs will be canceled.
    • Services such as personal training and private swim lessons are conducted or cancelled at the discretion of the provider and client. 24-hour cancellation policy will not apply.
  • Classes Cancelled: all classes suspended and campus offices open
    • Recreation Center will remain open.  All programs will be cancelled.
    • The facility will remain open as normally scheduled.
    • The multipurpose field will remain open, but lights will be scheduled off.
    • All PEL Classes will be canceled.
    • All intramural sports will be canceled.
    • All programs will be cancelled.
    • Services such as personal training and private swim lessons are conducted or cancelled at the discretion of the provider and client. A 24-hour cancellation policy will not apply.
  • Delay Code A: Classes are delayed, but no delay in opening of offices
    • Recreation Center will remain open.
  • Delay Code B: Classes and office openings are delayed
    • Recreation Center will remain open.

Campus Recreation staff will not give out personal information of members, guests, professionals, supervisors, and/or student workers.

During the times listed below, the vortex can be turned on by staff for 30 minutes at the top of every hour. During group swim lessons, private swim lessons, or Aquatics Fitness classes, the vortex shall not be turned on. During other open pool times, the vortex can be turned on if there are no lap swimmers in the pool. Outside of rentals and birthday parties, the vortex should be turned on for a maximum of 30 minutes during the hour. Please ask a member of the Aquatic Staff to turn on the vortex. If there is no one utilizing the vortex, the current will be turned off.

Standard Hours:
Monday – Friday
4PM – CLOSE
Saturday & Sunday 1PM – CLOSE
During Birthday Parties/Rentals:
Friday
5PM – 7PM
Saturday & Sunday 1:30PM – 3:30PM & 4:30PM – 6:30PM

Campus Recreation reserves the right to increase or add fees with 30 days notice to members. Annual memberships paid upfront will not be affected by any increase until after the expiration date of the paid membership.

Members may freeze their membership twice per year each up to 3 months (non-consecutive).

  • 30 days notice is required.
  • Member will NOT be allowed into the facility while account is frozen.