Stay safe, stay home: Effective Friday, June 26, all UHCL campus locations are limited to essential personnel only.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates 

Important COVID-19 Update

Effective 6 p.m. June 26, our facility will be closed until further notice.
Please note that to protect the health and safety of the UHCL community, access to campus will be limited to only essential personnel until further notice. Stay home and stay safe, Hawks. 

The Campus Recreation team will continue to work on providing online resources related to physical activity that can be done at home and will be sharing information related to other aspects of your well-being. For that content and information related to our re-opening, follow Campus Recreation and Wellness @uhclcampusrec on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates to these services. 

For information regarding our services, please email campusrecreation@uhcl.edu.

If you are in need of additional support services, have questions or concerns not related to  Campus Recreation and Wellness, please contact the Dean of Students Office.

Dean of Students Office - Assistance Request Form

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.


Engaged Hawks Soaring in Health and Happiness

The 81,709-square feet Recreation and Wellness Center opened its doors in August 2018 and features dozens of amenities for students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and community members. This Center is more than just a gym. It's a place where you can enhance and maintain your physical and mental health, challenge yourself and spend time with friends.

From rowing machines to fitness classes to educational workshops, the Recreation and Wellness Center is the perfect environment for self improvement and fun! Ready to get fit and stay healthy? Visit our Member Services to learn more.

Departmental Updates

Effective 6 p.m. June 26, the Recreation and Wellness Center will be closed until further notice. 

  Updated policy changes effective Friday, June 26
 

Updated Hours of Operation

  • Effective 6 p.m. June 26, the RWC is closed until further notice.

Risk Management

  • Wellness checks will continue to be conducted when arriving at the RWC, but all wellness checks will be done at the Welcome Desk and not in the lobby.
  • We will continue to encourage social distancing practices.
    • Patrons who wish to workout with a partner should clean equipment between usage and practice social distance as best as they can.
    • Spotting assistance should still be requested by Fitness Zone staff and not another patron.
  • Continue to promote good personal hygiene. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility and all bathroom facilities are available.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of equipment by patrons and staff has been great thus far and we hope our patrons continue to share the burden of keeping our facility as clean and safe as possible.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the routine cleaning and disinfecting of equipment or the facility, please do not hesitate to ask our staff or email us at campusrecreation@uhcl.edu 

RWC Capacity

  • Guidelines from the State of Texas for Fitness Facilities
    • Gyms and exercise facilities and classes may operate up to 50% of the total listed occupancy of the gym or exercise facility.
  • Move 120 from 70 max capacity for patrons past the Welcome Desk
    • First Floor Fitness Zone – increase from 25 to max of 45
    • Court 1 – No change, max of 2 per table tennis table or badminton court, 8 max
    • Court 2 – No change, max of 3 per hoop, 6 max
      • Still not allowing any competition on court 2 besides HORSE or something similar. No 1 on 1 or 21 because you can’t practice social distancing.
    • MAC – No change, closed
    • Outdoor Fitness Zone – No change, closed
    • Second Floor fitness zones (four separate spaces) – from 20 to max of 37
      • All equipment has been moved for social distancing along with space for floor workouts. Movement between the spaces involves using the track and those patrons do not count towards track users.
    • Track – increase from 10 to max of 15
    • MP 1 and 2 – No change, closed
    • Personal Training Suite – No change, closed

Showers and Locker Rooms

  • Locker rooms are available for use but locker room showers will remain offline.
  • Showers in Family Changing rooms are available (both are located on the first floor).
  • Patrons must provide their own shower towels as RWC Shower Towel Service will remain unavailable until further notice.
  • Rental locker service will be available at a rate of $10/remainder of summer 2020 (from now through August 21).
  • Day-use lockers will continue to be unavailable throughout the RWC until further notice.

Time Limit on Use of RWC By Patrons

  • We have not had to enforce any time limits on facility usage or equipment usage and we do not expect to have to do so in the coming weeks.
  • We will continue to have a:
    • One-hour time limit on patron usage if the facility is at capacity and a queue line is formed.
    • 30-minute time limit on a single piece of cardio equipment if others are waiting.
    • 15-minute time limit on a single piece of strength equipment if others are waiting.
  • We do ask that patrons continue to check out of the facility at the Welcome Desk when your workout is completed.

Reservations for RWC Usage

  • The RWC is closed until further notice starting Saturday, June 27.
  • We will continue to accept call ahead reservations or walk-in reservations at our Welcome Desk. Patrons are encouraged to continue calling ahead to 281-283-2330 and make a reservation.
  State of Texas Guidelines for Fitness Facilities and Patrons
 

Effective 6 p.m. June 26, the Recreation and Wellness Center will be closed until further notice.

The State of Texas has issued recommended guidelines for reopening of fitness facilities. With these guidelines comes the need for adjusted and new policies and protocols. The full State of Texas guidelines can be found online for both facilities and patrons.

  • Guidelines from the State of Texas for Fitness Facilities
    • Gyms and exercise facilities and classes may operate up to 50% of the total listed occupancy of the gym or exercise facility. 
    • Train all employees and contractors on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.
    • Screen employees and contractors before coming into the gym or exercise facility or class.
    • Space workout equipment to provide for at least 6 feet separation between patrons.
    • Regularly and frequently clean and disinfect any regularly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, chairs, and restrooms.
    • Disinfect any items that come into contact with customers.
    • Provide equipment cleaning products throughout the gym or exercise facility or class for use on equipment, including dead weights.
    • Make hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available to employees, contractors, and customers.
    • Place readily visible signage at the gym or exercise facility or class to remind everyone of best hygiene practices.
    • For facilities with more than 10 employees and/or contractors present at one time, consider having an individual wholly or partially dedicated to ensuring the health protocols adopted by the facility are being successfully implemented and followed.
  • Guidelines from the State of Texas for Fitness Facility Patrons
    • Maintain at least six (6) feet of separation from other individuals not within the same household. If such distancing is not feasible, other measures such as face covering, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation should be rigorously practiced.
    • Self-screen before going into a gym or exercise facility or class.
    • Disinfect any equipment before and after use, including exercise machines and dead weights.
    • Wash or disinfect hands upon entering a gym or exercise facility or class and after any interaction with
      employees, other customers, or items in the gym or exercise facility.
    • To the extent a patron brings their own equipment to the gym or exercise facility, the patron should disinfect the equipment before and after use.
    • Consistent with the actions taken by many individuals across the state, consider wearing cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth) when entering a gym or exercise facility or class, or when within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s household. If available, individuals should consider wearing non-medical grade face masks.
    • Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk of COVID-19. To the extent possible, avoid contact within 6 feet with individuals aged 65 and older. Individuals aged 65 and older should stay at home as much
      as possible.
  New RWC Policies and Protocols For Re-Opening
 

Effective 6 p.m. June 26, the Recreation and Wellness Center will be closed until further notice.

The University of Houston–Clear Lake has developed the following protocols consistent with recommendations from the CDC and guidance provided by the State of Texas.

RWC Capacity Maximums By Space

  • Maximum capacity of the RWC will be limited to no more than 120 patrons at any time beyond the Welcome Desk.

    • Lobby: capacity of 20
      • Reservations by phone are accepted by calling the Welcome Desk at 281-283-2330 during operational hours or in-person for the following day.
      • First come first serve for those who did not call ahead.
      • The wellness check station will be located at the Welcome Desk for all patrons.
      • Queue lines will be created for patrons who made reservations and for those who did not. Queue lines will be located in the lobby.
      • If the capacity of the lobby is at 20, all other patrons will be asked to wait in the East Plaza or in their vehicle.
    • Fitness Zone 1st Floor: capacity of 45
      • A single entrance and exit point will be established for the first floor fitness zone. All patrons must enter and exit through that entrance at all times during operations.
      • All cardio machine usage will be limited to no more than 30 minutes for any individual patron if others are waiting to use the the equipment. After 30 minutes, the patron must stop use of the cardio machine. A waitlist will be posted in the Fitness Zone for cardio pieces.
      • All strength equipment usage will be limited to 15 minute maximum for a single piece of equipment or a fitness space (Olympic platform, bench press, etc) for any individual. No working in or sharing of the equipment or space is allowed.
      • Spotting or working out with a partner will be limited due to social distancing requirements. If needed, please ask for a Campus Rec staff member to spot you. They will remain at least six feet away and only assist if needed during a lift.
    • Basketball Court 1: capacity of 8
      • No more than 2 individuals may be on a single table tennis table or badminton court at any time. Spectators or those waiting must wait in designated areas for next opening on a court or table.
      • The queue area will not be supervised or managed by Campus Rec staff at this time.
    • Basketball Court 2: capacity of 6
      • No more than 3 individuals may be shooting on a single goal at any time.
      • No competitions (1 on 1, 21) may be played. Shoot around only.
      • The queue area will not be supervised or managed by Campus Rec staff at this time.
    • Track: capacity of 15
      • No more than 15 patrons may be using the track for workout purposes at any time.
      • Patrons moving from one fitness zone to another or walking to exit the track area do not count.
      • Inside lane for walking, middle lane for passing, outside lane for jogging.
      • Patrons may not walk side by side on the track.
    • 2nd Floor Fitness Zones around the track: capacity of 37
      • No more than 37 patrons may be utilizing the fitness zones on the second floor spaces surrounding the track.
      • Cardio equipment will be spaced according to social distancing guidelines or select pieces will be closed for usage
      • All strength, core/ab, and stretching equipment on the second floor will be relocated to the turf areas and spaced for usage.
      • Spacing will allow for the equipment to be used with social distancing guidelines.

Space Closures or Restriction for Spaces

Spaces Closed for Patrons

  • MP 1 and MP 2 for non-programmed activities through the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness.
  • MAC Gym for non-programmed activities through the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness
  • Outdoor fitness zone
  • Personal training suite

Spaces open but with restrictions

  • Locker rooms are available for use but locker room showers will remain offline until further notice. Patrons must provide their own shower towels as RWC Shower Towel Service will remain unavailable until further notice.
  • Family changing rooms on the first floor are available for use, showers can be used in those spaces.
  • RWC Lobby – table seating will be minimal in the lobby area. No padded or fabric furniture will be in the space.
  • BB Court 1 – Table Tennis and Badminton Only
  • BB Court 2 – Basketball shooting only, no games or competitions
  • Academic study rooms – study rooms are limited to no more than 2 people at any time.

Lockers (Rentals and Day Use)

  • Day use lockers will not be available until further notice.
  • Rental lockers in the men’s and women’s locker rooms will be available for purchase beginning June 15. Locker rentals are $20/semester (Fall/Spring) and $10 for the summer 2020. There is not a month to month option.
  • Patrons who purchased annual locker rentals from Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 will receive a partial refund or extension of rental service (patron’s choice).
  • Patrons who still have items remaining in lockers will have the month of June to remove items at any time during operational hours.

Suspension of Services and Programs

  • Reduced hours for the Member Services desk.
  • No in-person group fitness will be scheduled for June.
  • Day use lockers will not be available until further notice. Please only bring necessities for your workout.

Facility Reservations and Rental Services

  • No reservations will be accepted for the month of June.
  • Any requests for July or beyond will be processed using new UHCL guidelines and must be approved through the university process.
  • Reservations that cannot conform to follow social distancing guidelines from the CDC will not be accepted.
  • Reservations involving sports practice will not be accepted until further notice.
  • Reservations involving a majority or primary use for minors will not be accepted until further notice. 
  Accessing the RWC and Time Limits
 

Effective 6 p.m. June 26, the Recreation and Wellness Center will be closed until further notice.

Time Limits for RWC when Queue Lines are Present

  • Members are required to make reservations starting June 1, 2020 until further notice.
  • Patrons can call the Welcome Desk at 281-283-2330 to make a reservation or before coming the facility to check on capacity and any wait times that may exist. If the facility is at capacity, an estimated wait time will be provided but not that time is not guaranteed.
  • With reduced hours of operation and a maximum capacity for patrons, we will enforce a one hour limit for patrons if there is a queue line formed.
    • Regardless if you made a reservation or are a walk-up, patrons will have a one hour to complete workouts if there is a queue line for other patrons.
    • If needed, RWC staff will identify the patron(s) who have been in the facility for one hour or more using the time a patron actually checked in through the Welcome Desk.
    • That/Those patrons will be given a five (5) minute notice and be asked to finish their workout and exit the facility.
    • That/Those patrons will be able to get back in the stand-by queue line  if they so choose.
    • We do not expect to enforce this regularly but it will be in effect at all times.
  • As a reminder, there are time limits on cardio and strength equipment for individuals. No more than 30 minutes on a cardio machine or 15 minutes on strength equipment/space if people are waiting.

Call Ahead and Walk-up Access, Checking Out of the RWC

  • Call Ahead Reservations
    • Members are required to make reservations starting June 1, 2020 until further notice. 
    • Members can call the RWC Welcome Desk at 281-283-2330 during operational hours to make a reservation for the current day or the next day. No reservations will be accepted for daily recurring visits or for any time beyond the next business day.
      • Reservations can only be accepted over the phone or in person for the current or next day. 
      • Any reservation requests for Monday morning will be accepted on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
      • Members will provide their name and UHCL or Member ID number to confirm their reservation.
      • We will only accept 50 reservation requests per hour so we can provide walk-up access.
      • Reservations will be held for no more than 5 minutes past the reservation start time if the facility is at capacity and a queue line has formed. After five minutes, the reservation is canceled and the next member will be allowed access.
    • When you arrive, you will complete a wellness check in the lobby.
    • Once the wellness check is completed, you will be directed to the reservation queue line and will wait for access to the facility. Even with a reservation, you may have to wait if the facility is at capacity.
    • If the lobby is at capacity, you will be asked to wait in the East Plaza or in your vehicle.
    • When checking in at the Welcome Desk, if you do not have a photo in the Fusion system you will be required to take one at the desk so we can update your Fusion profile.
  • Walk-up/Stand-by Access
    • Members are required to make reservations starting June 1, 2020 until further notice. If you fail to make a reservation, you can still access the RWC if capacity allows by completing a wellness check and waiting in the stand-by queue. Call the Welcome Desk at 281-283-2330 to make your reservation or check the facility capacity before coming to campus.
    • When you arrive, you will complete a wellness check in the lobby.
    • Once the wellness check is completed, you will be directed to the stand-by queue line and will wait for access to the facility.
    • If the lobby is at capacity, you will be asked to wait in the East Plaza or in your vehicle. 
    • When checking in at the Welcome Desk, if you do not have a photo in the Fusion system you will be required to take one at the desk so we can update your Fusion profile.

Wellness Checks

All patrons are required pass a wellness check for each visit to the facility. Failure to pass a wellness check will result in your not being allowed to utilize the RWC.

  • Self-assessment step:  Please review the list of potential signs/symptoms of, or exposure to, COVID-19 and inform the RWC staff member whether or not you have any of these or have experienced any of these in the past 72 hours:
    • Cough/Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Chills/Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain/Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Diarrhea
    • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
    • Fatigue
  • Students/Patrons identified with or experiencing any signs/symptoms described above will not be allowed access to the RWC until they are symptom-free for 72 hours.
  • Temperature check:  If you do not have any of the above signs/symptoms the RWC staff member will measure your temperature.  You will not be permitted to access the RWC if you have a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If you have a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you must self-isolate for 72 hours. To return to campus you must seek a doctor’s evaluation and be fever free for 72 hours without fever reducing medicine. (www.uhcl.edu/health-alert/self-quarantine)
  • If you are not permitted to access the RWC, you will be asked to provide your contact information to be contacted by UHCL Health Services to confidentially address your medical situation and provide you with next steps.
  • If you are exhibiting signs/symptoms, you should immediately contact your healthcare provider or UHCL Health Services at 281-283-2626 or healthalert@uhcl.edu.  Failure to do so could jeopardize the health of those around you and members of the campus community. 
  • For additional information, please refer to the UHCL COVID-19 website at www.uhcl.edu/health-alert and the Texas Department of State Health Services at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx         

Check Out When Complete

We will ask all patrons to check out when their workout is complete. This will be done at Equipment Check Out Desk and you can provide your physical ID or simply provide your UHCL or Member ID number.

  Health, Safety and Cleaning Measures
 

Effective 6 p.m. June 26, the Recreation and Wellness Center will be closed until further notice.

Safety and Health Protocols

RWC Staff Training and Development

  • All Campus Recreation staff will complete all UHCL required trainings prior to returning to work on campus.
  • The Department will conduct multiple trainings related to cleaning/disinfecting equipment, minimizing physical contact with patrons, risk management, communication, customer service, and wellness education.
  • PPE requirements for staff
    • All Campus Rec staff members are required to follow UHCL guidelines for working on campus.
    • All Campus Rec staff members are required to wear a mask and gloves at all times while on shift when interacting with patrons or moving through the different zones.

PPE Requirements and Guidelines for Patrons

  • It is encouraged that patrons minimize physical contact with surfaces or items that are frequently touched by other patrons without wiping them off first.
  • Patrons DO NOT have to wear masks or gloves while working out.

Personal Hygiene Recommendations

  • All staff and patrons are highly encouraged to follow State of Texas, CDC and UHCL recommendations for personal hygiene.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own workout towel or large towel to place on equipment. No towels will be provided by the department.
  • Minimize any contact with your face while working out.
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility.
  • Wipe down all equipment, handles, grips, bars, and other surfaces before and after use using the gym wipes provided throughout the facility.
  • It is recommended that patrons bring their own workout towel or large towel to cover equipment while in use. Towels will not be provided by the RWC until further notice.

Fitness and Recreation Equipment Not Available Until Further Notice

  • No towel service will be available for workout towels or shower towels. It is recommended that patrons bring their own workout towels or a large towel to drape over equipment while in use. 
  • No fitness or sports equipment will be checked out for usage. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own equipment. To the extent that a patron brings their own equipment to the facility, the patron should disinfect the equipment before and after use.
  • Yoga mats, resistance bands, medicine balls, and other fitness equipment that is normally available throughout the facility will not be available for use nor will it be checked out.

Cleaning Protocols

  • Shared responsibility of patrons and staff
    • All patrons are highly encouraged to use the provided gym wipes to clean and disinfect equipment both before and immediately after use of all equipment.
    • RWC staff will perform cleaning and sanitizing protocols during all operational hours. This includes the use of different cleaning solutions.
    • UHCL custodial staff will conduct a deep clean of all public spaces within the RWC and apply a disinfecting mist cleaning on a nightly basis.
  • Closure of spaces for cleaning and disinfecting equipment
    • UHCL and the RWC will perform disinfecting tasks throughout the day during all operational hours. This includes the closure of specific spaces on a rotating schedule to perform deep cleans of equipment and spaces.
    • A schedule of space closures will be provided each day and is dependent on usage. 
    • A space closure will last between 10-15 minutes. The solutions used to disinfect equipment take at least 10 minutes to work effectively, so closure of spaces while solutions are applied is necessary.
  • Overnight cleaning
    • UHCL custodial staff will perform rigorous cleaning protocols overnight of the RWC.
    • A misting machine will be used to apply a disinfectant on fitness equipment, public spaces, and frequently touched areas throughout the RWC.

 Social Distancing Measures

  • Shared responsibility of patrons and staff
    • Patrons will be asked to maintain, to the best of their ability, social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC, State of Texas, and UHCL. This means keeping six (6) feet of distance between themselves and other patrons.
    • When moving throughout the RWC, your awareness of other patrons and willingness to alter your workout plans or find alternative locations for some activities will be necessary.
  • Equipment layout changes and equipment/space closure
    • RWC staff will change the layout of current fitness equipment to meet social distancing guidelines and make more equipment available. However, multiple pieces of equipment will be closed during all operational hours to assist in maintaining social distancing guidelines. If equipment is marked as “offline,” is taped for closure, or has been moved to a location off the main fitness floors, please do not use that equipment.
    • Patrons should not be on adjacent pieces of equipment if possible.
    • Patrons should maintain social distancing while using the track. Patrons may not be side by side.
  RWC Access for Summer 2020 and Non-Student Memberships
 

Effective 6 p.m. June 26, the Recreation and Wellness Center will be closed until further notice.

UHCL Student Access for Enrolled and Not Enrolled Student for Summer 2020

  • The Recreation and Wellness Center dedicated fee has been waived by UHCL Administration for all students enrolled for any sessions for Summer 2020.
  • UHCL students ENROLLED IN ANY SUMMER SESSION will have access to the RWC during designated operating hours from June 1 through August 31, 2020 without having to purchase a continuing student membership when their class is not in session.
  • UHCL students NOT ENROLLED in any summer session can purchase a continuing student membership with recurring monthly payments starting June 1 online and in-person.

Non-Student Members

Parking at UHCL

  • If you purchased a 2019-2020 annual parking pass, it is still valid through August 31, 2020.
  • Parking passes will not be enforced on campus through August 31, 2020. 
  • Parking violations will be enforced if you park illegally or in an area you are not allowed to park.

Current Active Non-Student Members

  • Will have access to the RWC during all designated operating hours beginning June 1.
  • A promotional rate of $20/month for June 1 - August 31 will be available for all returning and new members (EXCLUDES ENHI MEMBERSHIPS).
    The new non-student membership rate of $25/month will go into effect starting September 1, 2020 (EXCLUDES ENHI MEMBERSHIPS).
    • If you are a member with a recurring monthly payment with a credit card, to receive the new rates during the summer and on September 1, your account will have to be cancelled to change the rates. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Member Services Staff will be contacting members through email and phone to discuss the process and make arrangements.
    • If you are a member with payroll deduction, the new rates will automatically be applied starting in June 2020 and September 2020 for all active accounts.
    • If you are a member who purchased an annual membership, Member Services Staff will be contacting members through email and phone to discuss the process and make arrangements for extending or refunding the difference in pricing.
  • Returning members will begin to be charged starting on June 15.
  • No cancellation fees will be charged if you choose to cancel your membership through August 31, 2020.
  • Email communications will be sent with additional information related to new rates and cancellation process.

ENHI Members and Patrons 55 Years or Older

  • Will have exclusive access to the facility from 7 - 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10 - 11 a.m. on Saturdays. 
  • UHCL employees will be allowed to use the RWC during the previously exclusive times for ENHI and patrons 55+.
  • Will have access to the RWC during all normal operating hours.
  • ENHI members will receive information from ENHI administration regarding membership and renewal of services. 

UHCL Employees Who Have Active Memberships

  • Will be allowed access at all times of operation, including times previously dedicated to ENHI and patrons 55+ years old.

New Memberships

  • New memberships will be sold starting June 1 online at rwconnect and in-person during operational hours.
  • A promotional rate of $20/month for June 1 - August 31 will be available for all returning and new members (EXCLUDES ENHI MEMBERSHIPS).
  • The new non-student membership rate of $25/month will go into effect starting September 1, 2020 (EXCLUDES ENHI MEMBERSHIPS).
  • Parking is NOT included in your monthly membership rate and must be purchased separately through UHCL Parking Services.

 Minors

  • 16 and 17 year-olds:
    • May purchase a full membership and will have access to all RWC spaces.
    • May not access the RWC without a paid membership or day pass.
    • The parent or legal guardian must be present to purchase a membership or day pass.
    • The parent or legal guardian must be present in the RWC at all times and parent or legal guardian does not have to be a member but must remain in the facility lobby area at all times.
  • 5 to 15 year-olds:
    • No new minor dependent memberships will be sold.
    • Will not be allowed to access the RWC until further notice.
    • Any current active dependent memberships will continue to be suspended and not charged until we allow minor access to the RWC.
  • Infant to 4 years old:
    • May be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian while in the facility during operational hours during the summer sessions June 1 through August 23, 2020.
    • Are restricted to the track or a court space but must be in a stroller or within arms reach of a parent.
    • May not be in any fitness zone area or waiting near a fitness zone while the parent or legal guardian is working out.
    • May not be held or carried by the parent or legal guardian while using fitness equipment.

Guest passes 

  • Will not be allowed until further notice.

Day Passes ($5)

  • Will be sold to non-members and are valid for the calendar date of the purchase.
  • Day passes for minors age 16 and 17 can only be purchased by a parent or legal guardian and that parent or legal guardian must be present in the RWC or remain in the lobby area at all times the minor is in the facility.
  • Day passes cannot be purchased for minors ages 5-15.

Trial Memberships or Free Preview Access

  • Will not be allowed or scheduled until further notice.
  • New memberships will be sold starting June 1, 2020 online at rwconnect and in-person during operational hours.
  Free Online Fitness and Wellness Resources - Updated 6/11/20
 

Down Dog Yoga

  • The Down Dog has multiple apps available and is free for UHCL students and employees until July 1, 2020.
  • How to get started with Down Dog:
    1. Go to downdogapp.com to download the appsfor smartphone or tablet or to use the apps on the web. There are multiple apps for different products by Down Dog, so pick the ones that work for you!!
      • Yoga app
      • HIIT app
      • Barre app
      • 7 Minute app
      • Prenatal Yoga app
      • Beginner yoga app
    2. Open any of the apps and sign up with your UHCL email and  create a password.
    3. That's it!!! You're ready to practice!
  American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification for Community
 

All in-person trainings are cancelled until at least August 2020. Contact campusrecreation@uhcl.edu for questions or additional information.

Looking for an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification? The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness is offering community certification classes for the Spring 2020 semester.

The classes will use the blended learning model, which includes a ~3 hour online portion that must be completed prior to your ~2 hour in-class portion. When registering for the course, you will select which in-person class you want to attend. After you register and pay, you will be emailed instructions with the link for the online portion and must submit verification of completion prior to your in-person class.

Cost per individual: $75/person

If you are part of larger group and want to schedule a course specifically for your group, please contact Brian Mills at millsb@uhcl.edu. Group discounts may be available.

Registration Instructions

  1. Go to RWConnect
  2. Click on Log In in the top right corner. 
    • If you are a UHCL student or employee, use your UHCL username and password.
    • If you are not a UHCL student or employee, you will have to create an account.
  3. Once logged in, use the search box at the top of the screen and search for "CPR". You should see Community Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.
  4. Select which in-person class you want to attend and click the green Register button on that class.
  5. Complete the payment screens and submit payment. ONLY CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE.
    • If you need to pay with a check or cash you must register in-person at the Member Services desk during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Contact Brian Mills at millsb@uhcl.edu directly to discuss alternative payment options for a group.
  6. After completing registration, you will receive an email with instructions for the online portion of the class along with how to submit verification of completion.
  7. No refunds are allowed for failure to complete the online portion or failure to pass written or skills tests during the in-person portion.

All in-person classes will be held at the UHCL Recreation and Wellness Center in our conference room located in our admin suite, Rec Center 203. A campus map can be found online and the Rec Center is listed as building 5.

Parking passes are not included in the registration for the certification and hourly passes can be purchased from the parking kiosk directly in front of the Rec Center and rates are between $2 and $5. You will park in Lot D which is directly in front of the Rec Center and the kiosk is located on the loop road between Lot D and the Rec Center.

Campus Recreation and Wellness Information

  Master Departmental Policies
 

Policies and protocols created or adjusted for Summer 2020 supersede any policies listed in the departmental master document if in conflict. New policies and protocols are listed on the home page of the departmental website. Any questions can be sent to campusrecreation@uhcl.edu and representative will contact you with a response.

Departmental Master Policies and Procedures - last updated November 2019.

The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness reviews its master policies and procedures on a semi-annual basis. Upon review, proposed changes, edits, and new policies are created to enhance the overall safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of the department. Policies and procedures are intended to provide consistency in expectations for all patrons and our department.

These policies have been reviewed and approved by the Campus Recreation Advisory Board (CRAB), the Executive Director for Health and Wellness, and the Vice President of Student Affairs. 

  Impact of Campus Recreation and Wellness
 

Fall 2018 Impact Numbers

  • Total check-ins: 37,341
  • Distinct users: 2,346 students or 25.7% of student body
  • Male/Female usage: 66% male, 33% female
  • Classification usage by total check-ins:
      • First year: 1,465
      • Sophomores: 1,215
      • Juniors: 6,851
      • Seniors: 10,496
      • Masters: 8,046
      • Doctorate: 862

Fall 2018 GPA Impact of Rec Center Users vs. Non-Users

  • UHCL Cumulative GPA
      • All students: 3.03
      • Rec Center Users: 3.10
  • Breakdown by gender: Rec Center users vs. non-users
      • Fall GPA 
          • Female non-users: 3.11
          • Female Rec Center Users: 3.20
              • Uses Rec Center 25-49 times: 3.35
              • Uses Rec Center 50-74 times: 3.14
              • Uses Rec Center 75-99 times: 3.40
          • Male non-users: 2.83
          • Male Rec Center Users: 2.97
              • Uses Rec Center 25-49 times: 2.97
              • Uses Rec Center 50-74 times: 3.18
              • Uses Rec Center 75-99 times: 3.20
  • Breakdown by college Rec Center users
      • College of Business: 3.11
      • College of Education: 3.55
      • College of Human Sciences and Humanities: 3.20
      • College of Science and Engineering: 3.08

Spring 2019 Impact Numbers

  • Total check-ins: 36,103
  • Distinct users:  2,162 students or 26% of student body
  • Male/Female usage: 58% male, 39% female
  • Classification usage by total check-ins:
      • First year: 83
      • Sophomores: 98
      • Juniors: 467
      • Seniors: 926
      • Masters: 532
      • Doctorate: 56

Spring 2019 GPA Impact of Rec Center Users vs. Non-Users

  • UHCL Cumulative GPA
      • All students : 3.05
      • Rec Center Users: 3.10
  • Breakdown by gender: Rec Center users vs. non-users
      • Female non-users: 3.11
      • Female Rec Center Users: 3.23
          • Uses Rec Center 25-49 times: 3.18
          • Uses Rec Center 50-74 times: 3.25
          • Uses Rec Center 75-99 times: 3.67
      • Male non-users: 2.87
      • Male Rec Center Users: 2.97
          • Uses Rec Center 25-49 times: 3.14
          • Uses Rec Center 50-74 times: 3.22
          • Uses Rec Center 75-99 times: 3.20
  • Breakdown by college Rec Center users
      • College of Business: 3.10
      • College of Education: 3.65
      • College of Human Sciences and Humanities: 3.14
      • College of Science and Engineering: 3.14

Quick Look

  Rec Center Location
 

The Recreation and Wellness Center is located on the north side of campus near the Middlebrook Drive and Bayou Road East intersection, near Entrance 3 and parking lot D. The facility is across from the new STEM building and next to the Hunter Hall.

The Recreation and Wellness Center is building 5 on the campus map. A Visitor's Parking kiosk is located directly in front of the east side of the facility near the loop intersection. Once a visitors pass is purchased, visitors may park in Lot D parking spots designated for visitors.

From the Bayou Building: Exit through the north entrance and walk through the Student Services and Classroom Building (SSCB). 

From SSCB: Exit SSCB through the north sliding doors, follow the sidewalk toward Middlebrook Drive. Go past the little gazebo and the construction site on your right. The Center will be on your right; look for the building with blue and green glass and second floor terraces.

  Building Layout - Academic Side and Recreation Side
 

First Floor
Drawing of Campus Recreation and Wellness first floor

Academic Side Main Entrance Area Recreation Side
Left of Main Entrance Between Academic and Recreation Right of Main Entrance

9. Biomechanics lab
10. Exercise physiology lab
11. Cafe
12. Motor control and development lab



6. Welcome Center
7. Lobby
8. Collaboration zone





1. MAC Gym
2. Main Gym 1 and 2
3 + 4. Fitness Zone
5. Locker rooms

*Recreation areas require valid UHCL student or member ID.

Second Floor
Campus Recreation and Wellness 2nd floor layout

Academic Side Recreation Side
19. Student terrace
20. Classrooms
21. Exercise and Health Science
Department
22. Faculty terrace

13. 1/8-mile track
14. Satellite Fitness Zone
15. Multi-purpose rooms
16. Administrative suite
17. Backyard
18. Personal training studio
  Recreation Areas
 
  • Fitness zones with cardio, free weight, plate loaded, pin-select and Olympic spaces.
  • 2 regulation-sized basketball courts. 
    Courts can be converted to two volleyball or three badminton courts.
  • Multi-activity court (MAC gym) with dasher walls and protective netting 
    for indoor soccer, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball and other activities.
  • 2 multi-purpose rooms used for group fitness classes, meeting space or open recreation.
  • 1/8-mile, elevated, 3-lane indoor track.
    Located above multi-activity court and basketball courts.
  • Semi-private personal training space.
  • Stretching zone, cardio/strength space and two turf functional spaces.
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms.
  • Social spaces and student work areas.

Outdoor field spaces include:

  • Recreation and Wellness Center's Backyard
    (between the Recreation and Wellness Center and STEM building)
  • Delta Complex with one large lit field, four tennis courts and two outdoor basketball courts

Visit Facilities

  Recreational Sports
 
  • Intramural sports are individual, dual and team sports.
    Events range from single-day to multi-week tournaments.
  • Use IMLeagues to view and register for intramural sports. Make sure to specify UHCL as your school and use your UHCL email. Chrome browser recommended.
  • Sport Clubs are sports-based student organizations for soccer, volleyball, fusion dance, cricket, and the spirit squad.

Visit Recreational Sports

  Academic Areas
 
  • Biomechanics lab
  • Exercise physiology lab
  • Motor control lab
  • 50- and 40-seat classrooms, group study rooms and faculty suite
Contact
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    Campus Recreation and Wellness

    CampusRecreation@uhcl.edu 

    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 245
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Phone: 281-283-2330
    Member Services: 281-283-2331 
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Rec Center Hours

    Closed Effective 6 p.m. June 26 until Further Notice.


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