Facilities

Policies

Cardio Equipment Policies

  1. During peak hours, (Monday – Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.) use of cardio equipment is limited to 30 minutes per machine.
  2. All footwear must be dry and free of dirt before participating.
  3. Use Gym Wipes to thoroughly clean equipment before and after each use.

 

Conduct Standards & Policies

  1. All Campus Recreation Center users must present a current, valid USF ID card.
  2. Using false identification is a violation of the USF Student Code of Conduct. Individuals who present false identification or whose ID is presented by another person may forfeit Campus Recreation privileges. The fraudulent ID will be confiscated and destroyed; the owner will have to obtain a new ID through the card center.
  3. Entrance to Campus Recreation facilities is only allowed through the access control area of the Welcome Desk. Anyone found to have entered the facilities through any other means will be asked to leave the premises and further disciplinary action may be taken.
  4. Campus Recreation reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone.
  5. All policies outlined in the University of South Florida Student Code of Conduct will be enforced.
  6. All Campus Recreation Center users are expected to be responsible, courteous, and safety conscious at all times. Disorderly conduct, abuse or misuse of the facility and its equipment, or disregard for the Center's policies and staff will not be tolerated. Violators will be required to leave the facility and may be subject to disciplinary action and suspension. Fee-paying members who are suspended will not have any portion of their fees refunded.
  7. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  8. Use of personal bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, or roller blades is prohibited inside all Campus Recreation facilities.
  9. Pets are not permitted inside the facilities, except approved service animals.
  10. Participants may not use or be under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs in the Campus Recreation Center or its satellite facilities.
  11. Tobacco use of any kind is prohibited inside the facilities.
  12. Food is restricted to the lobby or waiting area.
  13. Chewing gum is prohibited in all areas of the Campus Recreation facilities.
  14. Only spill-proof water bottles are allowed inside the facilities.
  15. Standing on or leaning over railings is prohibited.
  16. Participants should report malfunctioning lights, temperature fluctuations, or any other maintenance concerns to the on-site Campus Recreation employee.
  17. Any injuries or possible risk must be reported to the Campus Recreation Staff on duty immediately.
  18. Signage or flyers of any type must be approved prior to posting.
  19. Closed-toe, non-marking athletic shoes and shirts are required at all times, except in designated rooms and areas.
  20. Personal headsets are welcome, but the use of radios/portable stereos or amplified sound is not permitted in any Campus Recreation facility without prior approval.
  21. Picture taking and/or video recording is only permissible with written authorization from the Department of Campus Recreation administrative staff using this form. Photographs may be taken of informal recreation and programs by the Department of Campus Recreation or USF Communications & Marketing. These photographs are used for promotional purposes. If you prefer not to be photographed, please notify the photographer.

 

Cycling Studio Policies

  1. Participants are required to bring a clean towel for personal use.
  2. Participants are required to bring a spill-proof water bottle.
  3. Cycling shoes are not permitted outside of the Cycling Studio.
  4. Participants must thoroughly clean equipment before and after each use.

 

Equipment Policies

  1. Equipment checkout is free to current USF students and Campus Recreation Members with a valid USF ID.
  2. Guests are not allowed to check out equipment or reserve courts.
  3. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  4. All equipment must be returned the same day it was checked out. This excludes overnight equipment, which is only available for some items.
  5. Campus Recreation is not responsible for any lost or damaged equipment stored at the Equipment Desk.
  6. Participants are responsible for lost or damaged equipment. If equipment is not returned within a week of being checked out, it will be considered lost and the participant will be responsible for the replacement cost of the equipment. Replacement or repair cost for damaged equipment is at the discretion of the Campus Recreation Staff.
  7. Bicycles and various camping equipment is available for check out through the Outdoor Resource Center on the Lower Level of the Main Campus Recreation Center.

NOTE: Equipment checkout is only available at the main Campus Recreation Center facility.

Click here to view items available for check out.

 

Fitness – General Policies

  1.  Athletic attire is required to use all Fitness areas. Shirts or tank tops must 1) be worn, 2) cover entire torso (back, chest, midriff), and 3) not be altered. Jeans, jean shorts, khakis, clothing with metal pieces and accessories, and open-toed or slip-on shoes are not permitted.
  2. Clean towels are highly encouraged for personal use.
  3. Thoroughly clean equipment before and after each use using provided Gym Wipes.
  4. Use of personal equipment (e.g. bands, attachments, bars) is not permitted. A variety of equipment is available at the Equipment Checkout Desk at the Main Campus Recreation Center facility with your USF ID. Return Equipment Checkout items promptly after use.
  5. Cell phone use is not permitted while using equipment.
  6. Bags of any kind (e.g. backpacks, equipment/workout bags, and purses) are not permitted in the fitness areas.
  7. Complimentary day-use lockers are available on the fitness floors and in the student locker rooms. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
  8. Food, chewing gum, and tobacco use of any kind is not permitted in any Fitness area. Only spill-proof water bottles are permitted in fitness areas, including the Group Fitness studios.
  9. Participants are required to use equipment for its intended purposes and maintain safety at all times.
  10. Report any accidents, injuries, or broken equipment immediately to the Fitness Staff on duty.
  11. Personal items should be stored in lockers or cubbies.
  12. Participants are required to abide by all posted policies and staff member directions.

All users are expected to do their part to RESPECT the REC! For clarification on policies or assistance please see the Fitness Staff on duty.

 

Fitness – Group Fitness Policies

NOTE: All Campus Recreation policies apply.

  1. Register for group fitness classes online or using the kiosks in the lobby of the Main Campus Recreation Center. Registration opens 25 hours prior to the advertised start time of the class. Registration information can be found here. Log in to the online member portal utilizing your USF Net ID and password.
  2. Participants must cancel any registration for a group fitness class they can no longer attend. Cancellation must occur at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the class. This is to allow stand by and waitlisted participants to join the class. Failure to arrive on time for three or more group fitness classes without properly cancelling will result in a $5 no show fee and a hold being placed on participant's student account.
  3. All group fitness classes begin promptly at the advertised start time and studio doors are locked. For your safety and the enjoyment of all participants, anyone arriving late (after the advertised start time) to a group fitness class will not be permitted to enter the studio. Arriving late to a class will result in a no show.
  4. Group fitness participants must check in with the instructor or fitness staff prior to entering the studio for a group fitness class. Failure to check in with the instructor may result in a no show.
  5. Closed-toe athletic shoes that are dry and free of dirt are required unless otherwise noted (e.g. yoga). Cycle shoes are not permitted outside of the Cycle Studio.
  6. Participants are required to thoroughly clean equipment (e.g. mats, bikes, etc.) before and after each use.
  7. Only spill-proof water bottles are permitted in the group fitness studios.
  8. Food is not permitted in the group fitness studios.
  9. Equipment provided during classes may not be removed from the group fitness studios.
  10. Personal items should be stored in lockers or cubbies.
  11. Participant displaying inappropriate behavior or compromising the safety and/or format of the class may be dismissed from the class.

All users are expected to do their part to RESPECT the REC! For clarification on policies or assistance please see the Fitness Staff on duty.

 

Fitness – Strength Floor Policies

  1. Maintain control of weights at all times. User is responsible for ensuring that control can be maintained throughout entire exercise.
  2. Use of collars is required on barbells at all times.
  3. Return all equipment and weights to their proper locations. It is the responsibility of the user to rack all weights at the completion of exercise.
  4. Weight belts are not permitted on exercise equipment where buckles make contact with upholstery.
  5. Misuse of equipment, personal misconduct, yelling, or profanity is not permitted.
  6. Deadlifts are only permitted inside the Power Racks. Weights cannot be dropped.
  7. Chalk (including liquid chalk) is not permitted in Fitness areas.
  8. The Quick Circuit area (only located in the Main Campus Recreation Center facility) shall be utilized in a circuit-style manner during peak hours (5 – 9 p.m.). Monopolization of a machine is not permitted.

All users are expected to do their part to RESPECT the REC! For clarification on policies or assistance please see the Fitness Staff on duty.

  

Guest Policies

  1. Current students and members are eligible to serve as a sponsor for their daily guests. They are allowed a maximum of three guests per day.
  2. Campus Recreation reserves the right to deny access to a guest.
  3. The eligible Campus Recreation sponsor and their guest must present photo identification before the guest fee is charged.
  4. All guests are required to sign the Liability and Informed Consent Waiver prior to accessing the facility. If the guest is under the age of 18, the sponsor must sign on their behalf.
  5. Guest passes will not be sold within 15 minutes of closing time.
  6. Guests are not permitted to solicit students or members to sponsor access into the facility.
  7. Sponsors are responsible for the conduct and actions of the guests at all times. They are subject to disciplinary action as a result of any inappropriate actions of their guests.
  8. Guests younger than 16 must be with sponsor at all times and must be at least 16 years old to participate in any Fitness of Group Fitness activity.
  9. Guests must abide by all rules and regulations of the facilities and the University of South Florida.

Guest Fees

  1. $10/day when accompanied by a current USF student or Campus Recreation Member for access to the main Campus Recreation facility. $5/day for access to satellite facilities.
  2. $15/ day if no sponsor is present.
  3. Children under the age of 4 years old are admitted free with a legal guardian sponsor and must remain with the guardian at all times.
  4. Guest passes are non-transferable. They must be used the day of purchase.
  5. Guest passes can be purchased at the Welcome Desk. The purchase receipt must be presented at the Welcome Desk on the day it was purchased with a valid photo ID.
  6. Guest will not receive a refund more than 20 minutes after the purchase of a guest pass.

 

Gymnasium Policies

  1. All Campus Recreation General Policies will be enforced.
  2. The two gymnasiums (located in the Main Campus Recreation facility only) are used for open recreation, Intramurals, and are available for special event reservations.
  3. Basketball, volleyball, and badminton are available to play during open recreation.
  4. During gym times, no one team can monopolize the courts for more than three consecutive games.
  5. Closed-toe, non-marking athletic shoes and shirts are required at all times.
  6. Only spill-proof water bottles are allowed. Food and gum is not permitted.
  7. Grabbing or hanging on the rims or nets, or hand in the cylinder, is not permitted due to safety and maintenance concerns.
  8. The curtain will only be lowered for Intramurals, Special Events, Sport Club practices, or for safety concerns based on the discretion of the Campus Recreation Staff.
  9. Personal headsets are welcome, but the use of radios/portable stereos or amplified sound is not permitted in any Campus Recreation facility without prior approval.

Volleyball or Badminton Court Policy

During open recreation, all courts are first-come, first-served if the court is open. If set up of nets is necessary, people or groups must meet the following criteria:

Volleyball:

Badminton:

 

Pool Policies

  1. Swimming is not permitted without the presence of a Campus Recreation Lifeguard.
  2. Lifeguards reserve the right to remove patrons from the pool and restrict the use of deep-water area to people according to swimming ability.
  3. Organizations and programs must reserve the pool prior to use.
  4. Swimmers must shower before entering the pool.
  5. Swimmers must wear appropriate attire (all infants must wear an approved swimming diaper).
  6. The locker rooms must be utilized when changing into or out of appropriate swim clothes. No changing in the pool area is allowed.
  7. Children under 16 years of age or children using flotation devices must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  8. Glass containers, alcoholic beverages, food, drinks or gum are NOT permitted in the pool area.
  9. No running, wrestling, or horseplay in pool area.
  10. No bikes, skateboards, or roller skates are permitted in the pool area.
  11. No animals (except service animals registered with Students with Disabilities Services) are allowed onto the pool deck or into the locker rooms.
  12. No smoking.
  13. No diving.
  14. Pool Hours are posted near the entrance doors to the pool.

Failure to adhere to any of the policies listed may result in immediate removal from the pool area and could result in denial of pool access in the future. Lifeguards have the right to remove patrons from the pool area as they deem fit.

 

Indoor Track Policies

  1. All Campus Recreation General Policies will be enforced.
  2. Enter the track with caution.
  3. Appropriate athletic shoes must be worn. No spiked shoes, turf shoes, sandals, or open-toed shoes are permitted.
  4. All footwear must be dry and free of dirt before participating.
  5. Standing, horseplay, spectating, and/or stretching are not permitted on the track lanes.
  6. Throwing or dropping items to or from the track is prohibited.
  7. Participants must use the track in the designated direction. The track direction changes daily and is indicated at the entrance to the track.
  8. Walkers should use the inside lanes and runners should use the outside lanes.
  9. No more than two runners or walkers side by side.
  10. The track is 1/12 of a mile; therefore 12 laps in the center lane equals one mile.

 

Outdoor Facility Policies

  1. All users must present a current, valid USF ID card to use outdoor facilities if requested by Campus Recreation Staff Member or University Police Department.
  2. Organized groups of 15+ are not allowed as they must make a field reservation.
  3. 60% (3 out of 5) of the group must have a valid USF ID for groups 5 or more.
  4. 50% of the group must have a valid USF ID for groups of 4 or less.
  5. Pets are not permitted at any outdoor facility.
  6. Glass bottles are not permitted at any outdoor facility.
  7. All chained equipment is used for programmed Campus Recreation activities only. Any tampering with this equipment will be considered vandalism.

 

Quick Circuit Guidelines

  1. Before beginning, complete a 5 to 10 minute warm-up activity.
  2. Begin on any machine.
  3. The circuit is designed for participants to move clockwise and complete exercises on each machine.
  4. On each machine, perform one set of 10 to 15 repetitions with a weight that is challenging and allows for safe completion of each set.
  5. With approximately 30 seconds in between each exercise, thoroughly clean the machine, move to the next machine, and determine the proper machine settings.
  6. Do not use machines out of order or perform consecutive sets on one machine.

 

Racquetball, Handball, and Squash Court Policies

NOTE: Racquetball, Handball, and Squash courts are located on the lower level of the main Campus Recreation Center facility.

  1. All Campus Recreation General Policies will be enforced.
  2. Courts #1-5 are available for reservation or walk-in use for Racquetball or Handball.
  3. The Squash court is available for reservation or walk-in-use for Squash only.
  4. Racquetball, Handball, and Squash are the only activities allowed on the courts unless approved by Campus Recreation staff in advance. Priority usage will be given to Racquetball, Handball, and Squash on their designated courts.
  5. Reservations can be made by calling (813) 974-3608.
  6. Reservations can be made up to one day in advance. (i.e. for a Tuesday reservation, call anytime Monday)
  7. Reservations can only be made for single, one hour blocks.
  8. Reservations can only begin on the hour.
  9. Reservations can be made a maximum of 5 minutes after the current hour.
  10. Reservations are forfeited if participants do not check-in by ten minutes after their reservation time.
  11. Only a maximum of 4 people are allowed on the courts at one time, unless approved by a Campus Recreation professional staff member.
  12. Closed-toe, non-marking athletic shoes and shirts are required while in the courts.
  13. Protective goggles are recommended while playing.
  14. All equipment used for Racquetball, Handball, and Squash is available for check out to Campus Recreation Members at the Equipment Desk in the main Campus Recreation Center facility.
  15. Failure to adhere to these policies may result in facility usage restrictions. 

  

USF Riverfront Park Pavilion Policies

  1. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are permitted at Riverfront Park at any time.
  2. No glass bottles may be used at Riverfront Park.
  3. Your group is responsible for cleaning up the pavilion area after use. Please place recyclable material and trash in the proper receptacles.
  4. Upon arrival and departure, please check in and out at the boathouse. Before leaving, a staff member will review the pavilion area. Failure to check out may result in forfeiture of any Riverfront Park reservation requests in the future. For reservations occurring while the boathouse is closed, please be sure to keep a copy of the reservation confirmation email at the pavilion with the group.
  5. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners must carry a bag to clean up after the dog.
  6. No vehicles will be allowed to drive or park by the pavilions. Groups with catering concerns may make prior arrangements with the Riverfront Park supervisor at the boathouse or by calling (813) 987-6840. No loud music will be tolerated at the pavilion area. The Riverfront Park staff determines when music is too loud.
  7. Absolutely no water balloons and no "silly string".
  8. Challenge course activities may not be used without challenge course staff supervision.
  9. Canoeing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Large groups can make arrangements in advance to be billed for boat rentals after their event. Please contact (813) 974-9376.