Spring 2022

Due to the delayed opening of the University, the Student Recreation Center will close on Friday 1/7 at 6:00pm.
We will re-open for Spring Semester on Monday 1/31 at 6:00am. 

Locker and membership sales have been postponed until 1/31/2022.

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Located in the epicenter of campus at 2060 Hillside Road, the Student Recreation Center is steps away from the South Parking Garage, UConn Bookstore, Gampel Pavilion, and Homer Babbidge Library.
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Access To The Student Recreation Center

Who has access to the Rec Center?

  • All student populations (on-campus, off-campus, commuters, etc.) that have paid all University Fees and are compliant with all Student Health & Wellness Requirements will have access into the Rec Center
  • Faculty, Staff & University Affiliates
    • Those with current memberships & those wishing to purchase a new membership

**At this time, we will not be selling any NEW Community Memberships, Plus 1, or Guest Passes.

Do I have to wear a mask to access the Rec Center?

Yes. For your safety and the safety of others, masks covering the nose and mouth are still required to enter and remain in the Rec Center, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required on the pool deck, however can be removed when swimming, only.

Bandannas and masks with exhalation valves will not be permitted to enter the SRC.

Can I bring a guest in with me?

No. At this time, UConn Recreation will not be selling or allowing any guest passes.

What should I bring with me to the Rec Center?

  • Members need to bring their valid Student ID or SRC ID to scan for entry
  • Members must wear an appropriate mask or face covering

Facility Information

Are the locker rooms available?

Yes. All locker rooms are open. However, NO BAGS or ITEMS may be left unattended at any time in the locker room.

Will lockers be available to rent?

Yes. Beginning January 31st, locker sales will be available in the Administration Suite (room 103), across from Mangos.
All Sales Hours are Monday – Thursday from 9am-5pm.

Day use lockers are available free of charge.

Are showers available?

Showers are available in all locker rooms. Towel service is also available.

Will you store lost and found items?

Yes. If you think you may have lost something, please visit the Administration Suite (room 103) across from Mangos.

*Due to COVID-19 precautions, water bottles will not be collected for lost & found.

When will payroll deduction or automated billing resume?

  • Payroll Deduction – 1st deduction will be on the 9/24/21 pay date
  • Recurring Credit Card – 1st deduction will be on 9/1/21
  • Pay-In-Full – No deduction. Your expiration date has been extended and credited to your membership at no additional charge

What is the best method of contact if I have additional questions?

Any additional questions may be emailed to recreation@uconn.edu.

*Please note that during this reopening period, your best method of communication with us will be through email.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website (recreation.uconn.edu) and social media platforms. (IG, FB, TW @UConnRec)

Cleaning & Disinfecting

How will the Rec Center be cleaned?

Deep cleaning will occur when the building closes each night.

High-touch point surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day.

Members are also asked to wipe down any equipment before and after each use.

Are hand sanitizer and gym wipes available?

Yes. Hand sanitizer stations are located frequently throughout the building. Multiple gym wipe stations are located in all fitness areas and studios.

We ask that members wipe down all equipment before and after each use.  Members are encouraged to wash hands before and after workouts or activities.

Important Information

Capacity Counter

Know Before You Go!

  • SRC capacity numbers are limited to 250 and can be checked online via the UConn Rec App.
  • Once capacity is reached, entry will be restricted by SRC staff at the access gates.


A mask covering the nose and mouth is required in the SRC at all times.

  • Masks are required to enter the SRC and must be worn during ALL activities.
  • Masks are required on the pool deck and may be removed for swimming only.
  • If you have a need to interact with our staff and their mask blocks your communication access, please visit the Customer Service Desk.

Bandannas and masks with exhalation valves will not be permitted to enter the SRC.

Social Distancing

Maintain 6 ft. social distancing throughout the SRC.

  • ENTER ONLY - North Entrance (School of Business)
  • EXIT ONLY - West Entrance (Bookstore)
  • Fitness equipment has been pre-spaced and marked to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Keep to the right on all stairways and in all corridors.
  • Please adhere to posted signage, floor markings, and SRC staff guidance.


Help Keep UConn Healthy!

  • Clean equipment before and after every use.
  • Multiple equipment wipe stations are located near equipment in all fitness areas.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the entire SRC.
  • Remember to wash hands thoroughly before and after all activities.
  • Rec and UConn Facilities staff will conduct intensive cleaning each day from 1:00pm-3:00pm and at closing.
  • High-touch point items and common spaces will be cleaned throughout operational hours.

Unavailable Services

The following services are unavailable until further notice:

  • Towel Service
  • Day Use Lockers
  • Equipment Check
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Exercise Mats
  • Guest Passes

What Should I Bring?

All members should bring the following items.

  • Mask - required to enter and to be worn at all times.
  • UConn ID or SRC ID - required to enter.
  • Sweat towel/Shower towel - towel service is unavailable.
  • Water Bottle - bottle filling stations are available.
  • One bag only - backpack size is suggested.
    • Bags must remain with members at all times.
  • Fitness Mat - if needed

Facility Information

Program: Status: Notes:
Recreation Facility Open Open with reduced capacity + social distancing
Locker Rooms Open Showers limited, No towel service
Gyms / Courts Open Sport restrictions in place, First Come First Serve
Fitness & Wellness Open BYO Fitness Mat | Online & Virtual Classes also available
Adventure Center Open Open with expanded hours and rentals
Climbing Center
Open Pre-Register for Orientations & Clinics | Open Climb is Drop-In
Cycle Share Open Visit site for full details
Track Open Masks Required, Adhere to posted signage
Aquatic Center Open Open with reduced capacity
Club Sports Open No games or practices permitted
Intramurals Delayed Alternative activities for Spring 2021, No leagues permitted

Locker Rooms

Locker rooms will be available in a limited capacity.

  • Showers are available in the five All Gender Locker Rooms only.
  • Towel service is unavailable.
  • Day use lockers are unavailable.
  • Masks and social distancing are required in all locker room areas.
  • Bags may not be left unattended in locker rooms

    Courts & MAC

    Courts and MAC are restricted to the following:

    • 1 vs 1 Badminton - drop in use
    • 1 vs 1 Pickleball - drop in use
    • 1 vs 1 Racquetball - online reservation required
    • Basketball is not permitted - balls/baskets are unavailable.
    • Volleyball is not permitted - balls/nets are unavailable.
    • Indoor Soccer is not permitted - balls/goals are unavailable.

    Fitness Zones

    All fitness zones are open!

    • Our large selection of fitness equipment is still available.
    • Items are spaced and clearly marked to promote social distancing.
    • Gym wipes and hand sanitizer are in all areas to use before and after your workout.
    • Remember to bring your own fitness mat!


    Aquatic Center

    Aquatic Center is Open

    • Masks required in locker room and on pool deck.
    • Masks are not required while swimming.


    • Total Capacity 16
      • 8 swimmers in Lap Pool
      • 4 swimmers in Rec Pool Lap Lanes
      • 4 swimmers in Rec Pool Zone
    • ONE swimmer per lane
    • ONE bag allowed per swimmer per lane
    • Bring your own equipment (kickboards, pull buoy, etc.)


    The walking/jogging track is open.

    • Masks are required at all times.
    • Adhere to all posted rules and directional signage.


      Equipment Check

      The SRC Equipment Check kiosk is unavailable until further notice.