In order to provide an enjoyable experience for everyone, we ask that all patrons demonstrate respect for others by adhering to all policies and caring for property. Members and guests should familiarize themselves with the rules and room regulations as posted in the facility or on the website. Verbal instructions from staff are for the safety and comfort of all members and guests, and must be followed at all times.
For the comfort of our patrons and to create a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment, shirts and shoes are required throughout the facility. Shirts must cover, at a minimum, your sides/torso and midriff. Sports bras must be covered by a shirt of some type.
Footwear requirements: Non-marking shoes are required on all wood floors (i.e. basketball and racquetball courts, the group exercise studio, and multi-purpose rooms). Sandals, clogs, and other open shoes are not permitted in the cardiovascular and strength areas. Minimalist shoes (e.g., Vibram Five Finger shoes and other similar shoes) are now permitted to be worn throughout the Student Recreation Center. Patrons choosing to wear minimalist shoes while using the Student Recreation Center do so at their own risk. Campus Recreation staff reserves the right to determine if footwear is not appropriate for use.
Because of increased risk of injury, it is recommended that jewelry be removed prior to participating in any activities or before utilizing any equipment in the fitness areas. Please remember that jewelry is not permitted in any Intramural Sport contest. Jeans or other pants/shorts with rivets are not allowed on any equipment.
In the Aquatic Complex clean, appropriate, and proper swim attire is required. Acceptable attire includes a swim suit of some kind. Athletic shorts and sports bras are not considered swim attire. Swim caps are not required, but recommended if you have a lot of hair. Your hair tends to absorb a lot of water and becomes very heavy and might make moving through the water more difficult.
For specific appropriate and inappropriate clothing choices please visit the Patron Attire Policy.
Please store all items in a locker. Day lockers are available throughout the facility and in both locker rooms. Unattended items will be collected and considered lost if they are not stored in a locker.
Bicycles & Other Wheeled Vehicles
Campus Recreation supports the use of alternative transportation; however, wheeled vehicles (e.g., bicycles, skates, skateboards, and scooters) are prohibited in the Student Recreation Center and on the exterior plaza. Bicycles may be parked in the provided racks on the east side of the plaza at the owner’s risk. Bicycles and scooters locked to fences, handrails, trees, or signs risk being removed. Skates, skateboards, and scooters carried into the building must be stored in a locker.
Cell Phones & Paging
The use of cellular phones is permitted inside the Student Recreation Center, provided they do not interfere with others’ enjoyment of the facility. Please be courteous and move all cell phone conversations to a lobby or lounge area. In fairness to other patrons, cell phone use is not allowed in activity areas or locker rooms. The Student Recreation Center is equipped with a paging system; however, paging of patrons is only permitted in the case of emergencies. If there is an emergency and a patron must be reached, please contact the Service Desk at (208) 426-1131.
Change of Address, Name, or Student Status
Please submit any changes of address, name, or student status to the Service Desk in person, by mail, or by fax. All changes must include the member’s signature.
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1711
Fax: (208) 426-5642
Campus Recreation facilities may be closed and/or reservations canceled when warranted. During official university holidays and breaks, facilities may be closed or operate with limited hours. In addition, required maintenance and staff training may necessitate closure of parts or all of the facility.
Comments & Concerns
Please direct comments and concerns to the Service Desk or use the comment box located in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center. You may also direct comments to Campus RecreationAdministration through the website or by calling (208) 426-5641.
Code of Conduct
Campus Recreation is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for patrons. The staff will proactively intervene to support an environment where all members and guests can enjoy the facilities and programs free from the following behaviors:
- foul/abusive language or obscene gestures
- intoxication or other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption or illegal drug use
- fighting, taunting, or threatening remarks or gestures
- horseplay posing safety risks to participants or others
- mistreating of dumbbells, weights, or any equipment
- displays of affection not appropriate in a public setting
- obscene or indecent clothing
- any disruption to the progress of a sanctioned activity
- unsportsman-like conduct
- obtaining entrance under false pretense
The Student Recreation Center is equipped with an elevator providing access between the first and second levels of the facility.
Emergencies & Evacuation Procedures
In the event of a serious emergency, the Campus Recreation staff will direct patrons to a safe area. For your safety, and the safety of others, please follow all instructions given by the staff.
The Student Recreation Center is a single entry/exit facility. Please use the glass doors at the northeast corner of the building. Other exits are for emergency use only and are monitored with alarms. External access to the Outdoor Program is located at the southeast corner of the Student Recreation Center.
For entry to the Student Recreation Center and events, members must have a current University or Recreation ID card. Members may sponsor up to two guests to join them in the facilities per day. Guests must present a photo ID to purchase a day pass at the Service Desk. Entry may be refused, privileges suspended or revoked with sufficient cause. Individuals using an ID other than their own to gain access to the Student Recreation Center risk having privileges suspended for both the individual using the false ID and the valid member.
Family Changing Room
Children four years and older are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite sex. However, the Student Recreation Center does have a family changing area which will be opened upon request. This room is also available to anyone needing special assistance.
Dependent members and guests under the age of 18 are permitted in the Student Recreation Center during family hours only. An adult must accompany children ages 9-17 and remain in the same activity area. For safety reasons, children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the strength or cardiovascular training areas or group exercise classes. Children under nine years of age, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted in any activity areas.
Fitness Area Policies
- While using all cardiovascular and strength training equipment shirts must cover, at a minimum, your sides/torso and midriff. Sports bras must be covered by a shirt of some type.
- Please wipe down equipment after each use.
- Closed-toed athletic shoes are required; open-toed or heeled shoes are not allowed at any time.
- Please re-rack all weight plates, dumbbells, and barbells after usage.
- Collars are to be utilized with all bars while lifting.
- Utilize spotters when needed.
- No dropping weight plates, dumbbells, or barbells at any time. If you cannot control the weight, enlist the help of a spotter.
- Patrons must be at least 18 years old to use the cardiovascular and selectorized training equipment; However, dependents 16-18 years old may use the equipment during family hours with adult supervision.
- Please limit cardiovascular workouts to 30 minutes when others are waiting.
- Please provide your own personal towel while working out.
- Outside Personal Trainers are not allowed to train in Campus Recreation facilities.
Water in a clear plastic container with a lid is allowed throughout the indoor facilities. Other food and beverages are restricted to the Lounge Area next to the Equipment Desk in the Student Recreation Center. Chewing gum is prohibited in all activity areas. Tobacco products, drugs, and alcohol are not allowed in the facilities. Anyone exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance will be denied entry.
All patrons are required to sign a liability waiver prior to using Campus Recreation facilities. Recreational and fitness activities pose an inherent risk; all users should consult a physician prior to participation. If you have special health considerations, allergies, or serious health conditions, please inform the Campus Recreation staff.
Lost & Found
Please contact the Equipment Desk regarding lost or missing items. Lost items will be kept for 30 days; items that remain unclaimed will be donated to charity. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
To enter Campus Recreation facilities, members must have their current University or Recreation ID card. Members may be denied entry without a card. An ID card is also required to check out any equipment.
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, debit cards, and local checks are all acceptable forms of payment. Additionally, electronic fund transfer and payroll deduction is available for membership, locker, and towel service.
Personal Training & Instruction
Personal training and instruction is limited to Campus Recreation staff. Instruction for pay or trade by outside entities is strictly prohibited and could jeopardize membership privileges for all parties involved.
Pets, other than guide animals, are prohibited in the facility.
Purchase of memberships and services, including locker and/or towel service, are non-refundable.
Removal from Facility or Program
Campus Recreation reserves the right to eject anyone whose behavior is unruly or illegal in nature. Membership privileges will be revoked without a refund and the individual(s) will be escorted from the facility.
Smoking and Tobacco Use
Smoking and tobacco use is not permitted anywhere in or around Campus Recreation facilities.
Multi-Purpose #1 is available for informal use when the room is not reserved. If others are waiting, we ask that you limit your activities to one hour, or share the room with the person/group waiting. Sharing the room is at the discretion of the person or group using the room first.
Heavy bags are available in Multi-Purpose #1 when the room is available. All users must wear hand wraps, gloves, or tape. Non-marking, closed-toed shoes are required. Body-to-body contact is not permitted. Multi-Purpose #2 is available by reservation only due to equipment installed in the room.