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Minor Membership and Access

The Recreation and Wellness Center welcomes families, and we often host family-friendly events. The following guidelines help all patrons enjoy our facilities safely.

Age 16-17

Age 16-17

Minors ages 16-17 can purchase full Rec Center memberships, with some additional requirements.

Services, minor members ages 16-17

  • May utilize all spaces within the Rec Center
  • May participate in most programming offered through Campus Recreation and Wellness
  • Receives a Campus Recreation and Wellness membership ID card

Requirements, minor members ages 16-17

  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor during membership purchase. Photo ID verification and proof of relationship may be requested.
  • Minors ages 16-17 must have a parent or legal guardian in the building at all times while at the Rec Center. The parent or legal guardian is not required to be a member of the facility and may stay in the lobby area.
  • Parking is not included in the membership and must be purchased separately through UHCL Parking Services.
Age 5-15

Age 5-15

Recreation and Wellness members may purchase a membership for minor dependents age 5-15. This membership has access and space restrictions.

Individuals age 5 or older may also access the Rec Center with a day pass or during events marked as "free preview", "full access," "community," "family programs," or "open to all."

Services, minor members age 5-15

  • May use the track and court spaces.
  • May participate in programs and services designated as open to minors.

Requirements, minor members age 5-15

  • Parent or guardian must have a valid Rec Center membership.
  • A parent or legal guardian must remain with and supervise minor members ages 5-15 at all times while in the Rec Center.

Restrictions, minor members age 5-15

  • Not allowed in any fitness zone or on fitness equipment, per guidance from the University of Houston System.
  • Exceptions can be requested if the minor will be working under the direct supervision of a personal trainer from Campus Recreation and Wellness or through the Health and Human Performance Institute.
  • Not allowed to attend programs and services for adults.

Facility Access, minor members age 5-15

Space and equipment restrictions for minors ages 5-15 remain in place at all times.

  • Facility Access (Minor Members Age 5-15)
  • Fall: Monday, Aug. 23 - Friday, Dec. 10, 2021
    Weekends: 3 p.m. Friday - close on Sunday
  • Spring: Tuesday, Jan. 18 - Friday, May 13, 2022
    Weekends: 3 p.m. Friday - close on Sunday
  • Summer
    All Operating Hours
  • University Breaks and Holidays
    All Operating Hours

Events

Minors age 5-15 are welcome to Rec Center events specifically marked as "free preview", "full access," "community," "family programs," or "open to all."

Minors age 5-15 may not access the facility during UHCL Weeks of Welcome, held the first two weeks of fall and spring semester.

Age 4 or Younger

Age 4 or Younger

Minors age 4 or younger do not require a membership. They may be present with a parent or legal guardian at no charge, but access restrictions apply.

Requirements, minors age 4 or younger

  • Minors age 4 or younger are allowed on the track and court spaces only.
  • Strollers are allowed on the inside lane of the track.
  • Must be within arm's reach of their parent or legal guardian at all times.

Restrictions, minors age 4 or younger

  • Not allowed in any fitness zone, on fitness equipment, or at programming for adults.
  • Not allowed to be carried or held on cardio or strength equipment.
  • Not allowed to be left near a fitness zone or fitness equipment while adult uses the zone or equipment.

Facility Access, minors age 4 or younger

  • Facility Access (Minor Members Age 4 or Younger)
  • Fall: Monday, Aug. 23 - Friday, Dec. 10, 2021
    Weekends: 3 p.m. Friday - close on Sunday
  • Spring: Tuesday, Jan. 18 - Friday, May 13, 2022
    Weekends: 3 p.m. Friday - close on Sunday
  • Summer
    All Operating Hours
  • University Breaks and Holidays
    All Operating Hours

For semester and holiday dates, visit the academic calendar.

Events

Minors age 4 or younger are welcome to events specifically marked as "free preview", "full access," "community," "family programs," or "open to all." 

Minors age 4 or younger may not access the facility during UHCL Weeks of Welcome, the first two weeks of fall and spring semester.

Contact

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    Become a Member

    Campus Recreation and Wellness

    CampusRecreation@uhcl.edu 

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

    Welcome Desk: 281-283-2330
    Member Services: 281-283-2331

    Rec Center Hours

    Mon-Thurs:
    7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Friday:
    7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Saturday:
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Sunday:
    Noon - 6 p.m.