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Rec Center Policies


Campus Recreation values an inclusive environment, as well as your health and wellbeing. Exposed skin can be at risk to disease exposure, therefore we encourage participants to clean fitness equipment before and after use. The following attire is required at all times:

  • A top and bottom must be worn at all times (exceptions are the locker room areas).
    • Tops and bottoms that have buttons or rivets on them are not allowed due to the potential damage to the equipment and others that they may cause.
  • Footwear requirements: Closed toe, non-marking athletic shoes are required in all fitness spaces and on all wood floors (i.e. basketball and racquetball courts, the group exercise studio, and multi-purpose rooms).

For specific appropriate and inappropriate clothing choices please visit the Patron Attire Policy.

Facial Covering Policy

Boise State Campus Rec follows university guidance on masks which has the following language:

  • Effective August 12, Boise State has reinstated facial covering requirements for indoor spaces and crowded outdoor spaces.

Personal Items

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.

Cellphones & 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.

Campus Recreation
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 under the “Facilities” tab of the website.


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:

  • Access to the Student Recreation Center during Family Hours requires dependents to maintain a separate membership associated with a parent or guardian’s active membership.  An active member may also purchase a $6 day pass for their dependent to access the facility as a guest during Family Hours.
  • 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 p.m. through Sunday 10 p.m.) 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 designated Family Hours with adult supervision.
  • Family Climbing hours run Monday – Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 6 p.m.
  • 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

  • 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. Or you can purchase towel service at the service desks.
  • 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.

Liability Waiver

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

  • 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. After 30 days items will be donated.
  • 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

Campus Recreation endeavors to ensure the proper handling and claiming of Lost and Found Property by establishing standardized Lost and Found Property procedures for the department.

Collection Procedures

  • Any found items are to be turned in to either of the service desks located within the Rec.
  • All collected items will be logged and safely stored by Rec staff
  • All collected items are transferred to Central Lost and Found (SUB Information Desk) on Fridays
    • High Value/High Risk items are transferred to the Department of Public Safety

Lost and Found Property Claims

  • Individuals looking to claim lost property may do so at either Service Desk located within the Rec.
  • An individual making a request for Lost and Found Property must present identification, such as a driver’s license or student ID, and provide a description of the item before the item will be returned.

Member ID

All Campus Recreation patrons are required to have either their Boise State University ID Card, Campus Rec ID, or Boise State Rec App (ID Barcode) upon every entry to the facility.

Patrons who do not have a card or are having card issues will need to visit the Information Desk at the Student Union Building

All patrons will be allotted 3 “Forgot ID” passes each academic semester (Summer, Fall, Spring).

Each visit without one of the three acceptable forms of access will result in the use of one of the allotted “Forgot ID” passes

In the event a patron has used all 3 of their allotted passes and attempts to access the Rec without an ID/Barcode they will be required to purchase a Day Pass

Multi-Purpose Rooms

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.

Participation Expectations

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
  • spitting
  • 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


Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Rec have transitioned to a cashless operation.

Campus Rec currently accepts the following forms of payment

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • Checks
  • Payroll deduction is available for benefit eligible faculty and staff members (Only applies to membership costs)

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.

Photography and Filming

Campus Recreation permits filming and photography in its facilities when it is consistent with the protection and security of students, members, employees, facilities and equipment, and avoids conflict with normal use and enjoyment of Campus Recreation facilities, programs and services by members.

The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of its facilities, members and staff.

To ensure the integrity and security of both Campus Recreation and rec patrons, requests are accepted but will need prior approval from rec departments that are involved.


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 (11+ 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.

Visitor/Tour Policy

Non-rec users that are interested in touring the facility and/or observing a rec program area that is not facilitated through the University or Campus Rec Program area will need to abide by the facility’s policies and expectations.

How to Access the Facility:

  • Non-rec users or non-University sanctioned visitors need to sign in at the front desk.
  • Patron signing must have a photo ID.
  • If visiting with a large group. One patron from the group is able to sign for the whole tour. For example, a family of four shows up to walk around. Only one parent needs to sign in.
  • If spectating an intramural game, the guest will need to be with the player from the team.


  • Self-guided are available all day and Campus Rec facilitated tours are offered based on student staff availability.
  • Visiting Patrons are responsible for personal items and belongings. Employees are not allowed to store items behind desks, equipment desk lockers, and counter space.
  • Visiting patrons are not allowed to use facility and equipment rentals.
  • The visitor(s) will need to be together at all times.
  • Campus Recreation reserves the right to deny access to non-rec members if policies and expectations are not abided.

Comments & Concerns

Please direct comments and concerns to the Service Desk or email any comments to or visit the computer kiosk at the end of our Service Desk.

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