General Policies of the Recreation and Fitness Centers
In accordance with the University's Tobacco-Free policy, the use of any tobacco products is prohibited in and around the recreation and fitness centers.
Food is not allowed beyond the access control point in the recreation and fitness centers.
The Department of Recreational Sports allows the admittance and use of non-alcoholic beverages in only spill-proof, break-resistant containers within all Recreational Sports facilities.
Non-marking athletic shoes must be worn in the activity areas. Examples of prohibited shoes include, but are not limited to, cleats, sandals, stocking feet and/or hard soled shoes.
Martial arts clubs and group fitness classes may obtain prior approval from an Associate Director, or designee, to have bare feet in activity areas.
Shirts must be worn at all times in all public areas.
Mopeds, bicycles, and electric scooters are not allowed inside the recreation and fitness centers.
Skateboards, roller-skates, rollerblades and non-electric scooters are not allowed to be operated in the recreation and fitness centers under any circumstances.
Chewing gum is not allowed in the activity areas.
Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed.
Photographic devices may not be used in the locker rooms and restrooms.
Disorderly conduct, abuse of the facility, equipment, or staff and/or disregard for the recreation and fitness centers' policies will result in immediate dismissal from the facility. Additional sanctions may include: disciplinary action, reimbursement for damages, and/or potential suspension from the facilities and programs.
A user asked to leave by the staff will not be refunded any paid charges.
Personal items such as backpacks are not allowed in the rooms unless placed in designated storage units, except during Sport Club practices. Staff members are not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Priority for use of the activity rooms is given to RecSports programs and student organization reservations. Activity Room 3 in Southwest Recreation Center is available for informal recreation use.
Wrestling, tatami mats, and stretching mats may only be used during RecSports sponsored activities.
Equipment provided in a group fitness class (hand weights, tubing, rubber bands, etc.) may not be taken out of the room in which the class is being held.
Personal hand weights are not allowed.
Activity room A/V equipment may only be used/changed by RecSports staff. Student organizations with a reservation must provide their own AV equipment.
Racquetball and paddleball racquets must have a wrist strap which must be used at all times.
Only racquetball, handball, paddleball and wallyball are allowed on the racquetball courts.
Squash is the only activity allowed on the squash courts. No racquetball is allowed.
No more than eight people can be on a court playing wallyball.
Protective Eyewear Policies
Lensed eyewear designed for racquet sports is required for all racquetball, squash, paddleball and handball players. The protective eyewear must be worn as designed and may not be altered. Players who require corrective eyewear also must wear lensed eyewear designed for racquet sports. Protective eyewear can be checked out in either building.
If a player is not wearing the protective eyewear properly, all players on that court will immediately lose their racquet sport privileges for that day.
Racquet courts are scheduled on the hour and reservations are taken in person at the lobby desk or by calling SWRC at (352) 846-1081 x32445 or by calling SRFC at (352) 273-2400 during operation hours.
Courts can be reserved no earlier than the previous day.
Reservations will be taken alternately between those who walk-in and call-in, if there is a line.
An individual must indicate his/her first and last name, phone number and partner's name when reserving a court.
An individual can reserve one court for one hour per day. The partner of someone who has made a reservation cannot reserve a court for that day.
Users are allowed to check in with their partner up to five minutes after the hour. If they or their partner do not check in, the next team from the waiting list will be given the court. One person cannot hold a court. One person can play on a court only if no one on the waiting list desires to play.
Individuals who reserve a court can cancel the reservation up to two hours prior to the reserved time without penalty.
Individuals who do not check-in, or do not cancel within the time period indicated above will be restricted from reserving courts for one month.
Only UF students, faculty, staff and members of the recreation and fitness centers may check out equipment.
To check in/out equipment for outdoor use you must present your Gator 1 Card.
All indoor equipment must be returned by close of the facility each day. All outdoor equipment must be returned by close of the facility the next day.
Broward Outdoor Recreation Complex equipment is treated as indoor equipment and must be returned by close of the facility each day.
Equipment is checked out on a first come, first served basis and may not be reserved.
If the equipment is not returned within two weeks of being checked out, the equipment will be considered lost and the individual must pay the established replacement cost.
Users will be charged for damaged equipment.
Users that have not returned equipment and/or paid the applicable charge cannot check out equipment or use the facilities. A non-student will have his/her membership suspended (without a refund) until financial restitution is made.