Attire and Footwear
- Appropriate athletic footwear must be worn whenever using recreational
areas. Rubber-soled street shoes are not considered to be appropriate
footwear for the Natatorium. Proper footwear is necessary to protect individuals,
as well as the facility.
- Court shoes must be worn for all court activities. Jogging shoes may
be worn for jogging, passive recreation areas, and weight training only.
All shoes that mark floors, turf shoes and open-toed shoes are strictly prohibited.
- Participants must wear appropriate exercise attire: T-shirts,
warm-up suites, sweat suits, tennis clothing (where appropriate),
or aerobics attire. Street clothing can be dangerous and confining
when exercising, and is not allowed to be worn during exercise
activities except on the jogging track. Tank tops may be worn.
Women are not permitted to wear only sports bras. Street shoes
are permitted on the jogging track; however, it is recommended
athletic shoes be worn. Shirts and pants with buttons (other than
rubber), metal zippers, studs, or belt loops are considered street
wear and are only permitted on the jogging track. These items
tend to accelerate wear and tear of exercise equipment and could
pose a risk of injury.
- A shirt or tank top is required for participants to use all exercise machines
and free weight areas. A shirt reduces skin contact with the benches and
reduces the spread of body oils and germs, which deteriorate the equipment.
carry a towel and wipe off the equipment seats and backs after each use,
or use the disinfectant and towels supplied.
- Clothing and bags are to be stored in the locker rooms or storage cubbies.
- We recommend that jewelry, which may cause injury or damage equipment,
- Participants will be asked to remove jewelry that presents a danger to
oneself or others.
Non-marking, athletic footwear is required.
Dunking, slapping the backboards, and hanging on rims or nets are strictly
prohibited because of the risk of injury and potential damage to the equipment.
Violations of this policy will result in ejection from the facility. Repeated
violations may result in suspension from the facility.
The courts may be used for designated activities only as indicated by the informal
- Expectoration (spitting) on floors, walls, drinking fountains or support
beams, is not allowed.
- All open challenge play shall be handled in a manner fair to all wishing
to participate. While others are waiting, the same two teams or groups
may participate for a period of time not to exceed one hour.
- Setting and removal of equipment is only handled by the facility staff.
Ask for assistance if the court equipment needs to be adjusted.
and Weight Area
- Recommended footwear for the track include jogging shoes, gym
shoes, cross trainers, athletic walking shoes, and track shoes
without spikes. Street shoes are permitted.
- Street clothing and casual attire will be allowed on the Jogging
Track. It is our belief that this will not be hazardous to any
equipment or participants. This attire is restricted to the Jogging
- Running direction is patterned to help reduce leg stress associated
with running tight turns. Users help promote safe running conditions
by cooperating and running the posted direction for that day.
The daily direction is indicated on the sign located at the top
of the stairs.
- Walkers should stay in the inside lanes. Joggers should use
the middle lane. Slower runners and walkers should move to the
inside to allow faster runners to pass. Walk, run, or jog no more
than two abreast so others have room to pass. It is courteous
to tell a slower walker or runner when you are passing as it avoids
unnecessary confusion and collisions.
- Stretching areas are located adjacent to the track.
- Do not spit on floors, walls, or in the water fountains.
- Eleven laps equal approximately one mile.
- Baby strollers are not permitted.
- Workout attire must be
worn to use the Cardio and Weight areas. Recommended attire includes
sweats or shorts, athletic shoes and a nonmesh T-shirt or top.
Tank tops, partial shirts or torn shirts are not permitted. Weight
gloves are recommended when using free weights. Open-toed shoes
and chalk are strictly prohibited.
- Users not familiar with
the operation of the exercise machines should seek assistance
- The machines and weights
should be used with care. Dropping plates, dumbbells, and weight
stacks can cause injury, equipment damage, and facility damage.
- Users should be courteous
to others by limiting the length of their workout at a single
station and by observing posted time limits when others are waiting.
- Users should only use
the machine pin designed for the machine they plan to use. The
use of an incorrect pin, and/or the improper insertion of the
pin may cause personal injury and/or damage to the machine. Machine
pins should remain at the station to which they belong.
- If weights, pulleys or
other parts become jammed, users should not attempt to free them
without staff assistance. Report the problem to the Front Desk
- Users should always inspect
the equipment for loose, frayed or worn parts before using. If
in doubt, do not use the equipment and report the problem to a
- To reduce the chance of
injury, users should keep head and limbs clear of weights and
moving parts at all times.
- All equipment is to be
returned to appropriate storage locations after use (i.e., weights
must be restacked).
- Equipment is to remain
at its appropriate location.
- Furniture or equipment
from other areas may not be moved from area to area without permission
of professional staff.
- Weights are not to be
propped against the walls, pillars or mirrors due to the risk
of damage or injury.
- Personal belongings may
not be left or stored in activity areas.
- Spotters are highly recommended
at all stations in the free-weight areas.
- Participants shall use
extreme caution in moving equipment and weights to avoid potential
injury to themselves or others.
- Utilization of collars
in free weight lifting is recommended.
- All concerns and maintenance
needs should be reported to the Front Desk.
- There is a 45 minute limit
per individual for using cardiovascular equipment when others
are waiting. Please see the Front Desk Attendant if you need assistance.
- At no time are persons
under the age of 16 permitted in the Weight areas. Children under
the age of 14 are not allowed in the cardio areas. Food is not
allowed. Water bottles may be used if they are made of a non-breakable
material and contain only water.
- Do not stack any additional
plates on the selectorized machines.
- Please clean all machines
and benches after using
- The fitness
areas are not continuously supervised. Please exercise at your
own risk .
The Multipurpose Room can be reserved for meetings, classes or workout
events by contacting the Reception Desk or calling 762-6000. Activities
that can be held in this facility include fitness activities, meeting,
movies, etc. Members only are allowed to participate in regular
- Scheduled programming has priority usage of this area.
- The room is available for individual workouts during free periods.
Workout tapes are available for check out at the Reception Desk.
- Shoes that mark the floor are prohibited.
- Bare feet will not be allowed during any activity.
- Turn the television and VCR off when leaving the room. The
volume may be adjusted so that you may hear it, but it must remain
at a level that does not disrupt other users in the room.
- Clothing and bags are to be stored in the locker rooms, storage
- A group (more that 2 people) may utilize a portion of the room
for private use for a period of one hour, or the remainder of
the hour Example: Group comes in at 7 p.m.; they may use the room
until 8 p.m. The group comes in at 7:15 p.m.; they may use the
room until 8 p.m. Should no one be waiting to use the room, the
group may continue use for another hour.
- A group, or an individual, may hold space for the group for
10 minutes. If no group activity begins at the 10-minute mark,
the group must surrender the space to any waiting individual or
Groups may reserve the Aerobic Studio by contacting the Reception Desk
- Regular classes are only available for members of the Wellness
Racquetball and Wallyball Courts
Television Lounge Programming
goggles are highly recommended. Safety goggles, racquets, and racquetballs
are available for checkout at the Reception Desk.
- Racquetball racquets
that have bumper guards and wrist ropes/straps are recommended.
- Court shoes are highly recommended. Any athletic shoes that mark the
floor are prohibited.
- Shirts must be worn at all times.
- Courts may be reserved in advance at the Reception Desk, or
by calling (270) 809-6000.
- Your name and phone number will be requested at
the time of reservation so we may contact you for scheduling changes and
- All court reservations not claimed by 10 minutes after the hour
and may be claimed by any eligible user.
- If you have reserved a court and someone else is using it and will not
relinquish it to you, or if someone is abusing the sign-up procedure in any
contact an employee, the Reception Desk, or Building Supervisor. He or she
will assist you in addressing the situation.
- Reservations for racquetball
or wallyball may be made on the hour. Players, or groups of players, may
have only one reservation per day unless a surplus of courts is available.
- Do not enter court until play has stopped.
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Use
- Special programming may be scheduled for the lounge. Lounge closing
notices will be posted prior to events that disrupt the regular programming
- Sporting events, health, and wellness programs will have high priority.
- Station selection will be based on a first-come, first-served basis with
majority rule. Please allow the staff to operate the TV controls.
- All types of tobacco use are prohibited. The Student Recreation and
Wellness Center is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted.
- Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in
- Food and drink may not be brought into the activity areas. Except
during designated functions, water bottles may be used if they are made of
a non-breakable material and contain only water.
- Please help keep the facility neat and appealing to all users by properly
disposing of litter!
- Use of the facility while under the influence of
and/or drugs is prohibited.
- All users may request an assigned locker for a term through
the Reception Desk. Fee for the semester is $10. Contents may
be left overnight. Locks provided for term use. Locks may be rented
from the Reception Desk.
- Daily use lockers are available. All contents must be removed
from the daily lockers by the close of each day. Items left may
be removed by staff and a $5.00 storage fee will be charged for
- MSU is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Assistance will be
provided in filing a theft report with the proper authorities.
Do not bring valuables to the facility. The facility staff is
not allowed to hold valuables for users. Clothing and bags are
to be stored in the locker rooms or storage cubicles.
- Family changing
rooms are provided for families. Children will not be allowed in the locker
room of the opposite sex.
- Day and term use lockers must be cleared of contents by Friday of finals
week each semester for cleaning and sanitizing; if not, locks will be removed
and items will be confiscated and stored in the Equipment Office for you
to pick up.
Lost and Found
Courtesy phones are located adjacent to elevator on both levels, and outside
the aerobics studio on the 1st level.
- Please limit calls to three minute
when using the on-campus phone while others are waiting during emergency
- Please be courteous to others wanting to use the phone.
- Contact the staff at the Reception Desk to inquire about lost clothing
- Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to charity.
- MSU I.D. cards not claimed within 24 hours are sent to the Racer Card
Office located on the first floor of the Curris Center.
- The Student Recreation
and Wellness Center and MSU are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
If an injury occurs, please contact a member of the facility staff immediately.
- If you are bleeding prior to, or begin to bleed during any activity,
stop the bleeding and cover the afflicted area, if needed, with a bandage
to returning to the activity. First-aid kits are available at the Reception
Desk and pool. Please inform a staff member if blood is on equipment or other
- The University and its staff are not responsible for
injuries. All participants are financially responsible for all expenses related
to injuries and emergency care, including medical care, ambulance, and other
expenses. Medical insurance is strongly recommended for all participants.
Center Bulletin Boards
- In the event of a fire or other emergency, alarms will sound throughout
the facility. Please exit the building using the nearest exit.
- In the event
of a tornado siren or announcement of approaching tornado, all facility users
should immediately proceed to one of the 2 locker rooms located adjacent
to the selectorized machine area on the east side of the basketball courts.
- In the event of a power outage, the use of equipment will not be allowed.
- Do not attempt to use elevators in an emergency situation. Exit through
the nearest available exit.
- Please contact the Reception Desk or staff member
in case of an injury.
Penalties for Abuse of Facilities or Failure
to Abide by Policies and Procedures
All bulletin boards within the Center are monitored.
- Posting of all notices and flyers must receive prior approval from the
Individuals who damage the facilities or equipment will be responsible
for the full repair or replacement cost.
- Individuals who abuse or damage the facilities, or fail to follow established
procedures, may forfeit their right to use the facility.
- The preceding guidelines
are established with the safety and enjoyment of all participants in mind.
Decisions rendered by professional staff on any infraction may be appealed
to the Campus Recreation Advisory Committee.
Parking is permitted in the lot just north of the Student Recreation
and Wellness Center and south of RSEC. Equipment Issue
The Reception Desk has available equipment for many activities in the Center.
All equipment checked out requires an ID.
Free Rental Items
Basketballs Priced Rental Items
Semester Locker Rental $10.00 Summer Locker Rental $10.00 Pro Shop Sale Items
ID Card Policy
Swim Ear/nose plug$4.00
Racquetball Goggles $8.00
Racquetballs (2) $3.50
Racquetball gloves $10.00
Cash or check only
Members will be required to have their membership card in order to
gain entrance. Group Passes
University sponsored groups may request approval for daily/week guest
passes during the summer that allow access to the facility. Age restrictions
will still apply. These passes are available at a daily or weekly
fee per person or at a group rate. Requests should be made at least
2 weeks prior to the group arrival on campus. Contact the Facility
Coordinator or call (270) 809-6000. The daily fee is $5 per person.
The weekly fee per person is $15. Group rates are dependent on size
of the group, time of usage, and age of the participants.
Assumption of Risk
Participants must understand that physical activities contain an
element of danger including serious injury. Participation in all
activities is on a voluntary basis at the individual®s own risk. All
participants are strongly encouraged to undergo a physical examination,
consult with a physician in regard to appropriate activities for
fitness level and to carry medical insurance coverage prior to
participating in any activity. Murray State University does not carry
medical coverage for participants in the Student Recreation and
Computer and Internet Access
Several computer connections are available in the lounge area for individuals
to connect to the internet. In addition, laptops are available for checkout
which allow a wireless connection to the internet. Laptops are available for
checkout at the Reception Desk.
Users are welcome to express their opinions, suggestions, and solutions
to problems to the recreational sports staff. A suggestion box is
located at the Reception Desk or call (270) 809-6000.