We can’t have RECess without a few playground rules. 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 our playground 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.
In order to minimize the spread of bacteria and help keep our patrons healthy and active, 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.
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. 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
Cell phone usage is not permitted in the restrooms or locker rooms. The use of cell 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. 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 campus mail or snail mail. All changes must include the member’s signature.
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1711
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. All closures and amendments to the schedule will be posted in the “Announcement” area of the website – rec.boisestate.edu.
Comments & Concerns
Please direct comments and concerns to the Service Desk or email any comments to email@example.com or visit the computer kiosk at the end of our Service Desk.
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 (2) 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.
Membership or day/guest pass is required to gain access to the facility. Children under the age of two (2) years are allowed in the facility during family hours with a parent/guardian free of charge. All other children of current members must have a membership or purchase a day/guest pass to utilize the Student Recreation Center.
Family Hours & Minor Policies
Campus Recreation welcomes dependent minor members and guests to participate and be active at the Rec. The following areas are available to dependent minor members as follows:
- Minors under the age of three (3) are not allowed in the facility except in the pool area under direct supervision of an adult.
- Minors of all ages can visit the pool at any time during open pool hours. Parent/guardian supervision in the water is required for any child that can not swim.
- Minors ages 3-15 may use the track, racquetball, and basketball courts during family hours (Friday 5 pm through Sunday 10:00 pm) and must be supervised by an adult during these times.
- Minors ages 3-15 shall not enter any weight lifting or cardio equipment area except to access the track. Minors ages 3-15 may not attend group fitness classes.
- Minors 16-17 may use entire facility, including pools, strength, and cardio equipment, as well as attend group fitness classes during normal operating hours with adult supervision.
- Family Climbing hours run Monday – Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 pm and Sunday 2:00 – 6:00 pm.
- Minors ages 3-15 who fit into a REC-approved harness may use the climbing wall during family climbing hours with adult supervision.
- All dependent members and guests must be accompanied by their parent/guardian or guest pass sponsor at all times.
- All minors entering the REC must have an assumption of risk / waiver of liability form signed by a parent or legal guardian on file prior to entry.
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.
- Personal amplified sound is prohibited; all media devices must use headphones.
- Minors and guests ages 16-17 years old must be accompanied by their parent/guardian or guest pass sponsor.
- 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.
Gender Inclusive Changing Room
Campus Recreation supports all gender identities. Students may either use the locker room/changing room that aligns with their gender identity or with their sex assigned at birth. We encourage students to use the locker rooms/changing rooms where they feel the most safe and comfortable. Additionally, a gender inclusive locker/changing room is available near the entrance to the pool.
Children five (5) years and older are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite sex. However, the Student Recreation Center does have a gender inclusive and accessible changing area near the locker rooms.
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.
Locker rooms consist of shower facilities, sauna, restrooms, and changing areas as well as day use and lockers for rent. For more information about renting a locker visit our locker page.
Cell phone use is prohibited in the locker rooms, restrooms and saunas.
Items left in day use lockers at the time of closing will be removed, bagged and stored for 30 days. A $5 retrieval fee is assess for any claimed items.
Students may either use the locker room/changing room that aligns with their gender identity or with their sex assigned at birth. We encourage students to use the locker rooms/changing rooms where they feel the most safe and comfortable. Additionally, a gender inclusive locker/changing room is available near the entrance to the pool.
Children above the age of five are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite sex. Minors age 6 – 13 must use a locker room under the supervision of an adult of the same sex or the gender inclusive changing room. Minors age 14 – 17 may use appropriate gender designated locker rooms without direct adult supervision.
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.
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 Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm to close and Sunday 12 noon – close
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
- unsportsmanlike conduct
- obtaining entrance under false pretense
- no sparring
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.
We welcome service animals to our playground.
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 remove 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
Boise State is a smoke free environment. Smoking, e-cigarette, and tobacco use is not permitted anywhere in or around Campus Recreation facilities.
Strollers in the Facility
Minors in strollers, infant seats, or carrying devices (slings, wraps, backpacks, etc.) are only allowed in locker rooms and the Aquatic Center.
- All strollers brought into the Aquatic Center must have a working wheel lock mechanism and the lock mechanism must be engaged at all times that the stroller is not being moved by a parent or guardian.
- Strollers or infant seats in the Aquatic Center must remain at least three feet from the water at all times.
- Minors in strollers or infant seats must remain in within a step and reach away from their parent/guardian. They may not be left unattended for any length of time.
- Strollers and infant seats must be placed in a safe place and may not impede the ability of other users to move through the facility.
Students not paying the Student Activity Fee
The Student Recreation Center is funded through a combination of student fees and other membership revenue. Full time students (12+ credits) paying into semester activity fees gain access to the Rec without paying any additional fees for membership. Part-time students paying into semester activity fees are eligible to purchase a part-time student membership.
Any student that is of full time or part time status and does not pay into the activity fees (i.e., on a “fee waiver”) can gain access to the Rec by purchasing a membership that correlates best with the membership category with which they belong. For example, a faculty/staff member that is taking classes on a fee waiver is eligible to purchase a Boise State Community Membership at that rate. Seniors, and others, on fee waivers may fall into either the Boise State Community or Friends of Boise State category, depending on their affiliation to the university.
Non-students or part time students on a fee waiver must have an affiliation to Boise State to be eligible for membership. Categories for affiliation are as follows:
Boise State Community – this category includes faculty, staff, affiliates and those recognized by the University with emeritus status.
Friends of Boise State – this category includes Current members of the Alumni Association, President’s Circle and Varsity B members.
Visit the Membership Categories and Fees page for more information.