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Policies

Our policies are designed to provide a safe and fair environment for all our members and participants. Learning what’s allowed not only helps you avoid unintentionally breaking the rules, but also helps everyone in working with reliable, trustworthy members. 

Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments by emailing us at recinfo@ucr.edu.

ATTENTION: Participation in all recreational activities; Intramural Sports, Club Sports, FitWell Services, Ropes, Outdoor Excursions, Cooking Well, Aquatics and special events is purely voluntary; individuals participate at their own risk. Participants should be aware of the possibilities of bodily injury and should understand that they are responsible for any and all costs arising out of injury or property damage sustained through participation. Should someone become injured, please notify any Recreation staff member as soon as possible for assistance.

  • Code of Conduct

    You must have a valid membership for SRC access. Trespassers will lose privileges.

    • Participants who engage in hazardous behavior or actions that may damage equipment or facilities may be evicted and lose membership privileges. If a problem arises, participants are expected to inform a Recreation staff employee to resolve the situation ie; fighting, profanity, drug/alcohol use and illegal entry of facilities. Any of these behaviors may result in loss of membership and criminal charges.
    • Participants are expected to be courteous to other facility users and to follow building rules and instructions from Recreation staff.
    • Infliction or threat of bodily or emotional harm, whether done intentionally or with reckless disregard, including threat or action in retaliation for making allegations of misconduct, is prohibited. All SRC participants are expected to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
    • Profane, indecent or abusive language is prohibited. Use of such language deemed offensive to employees, participants or other users may result in ejection from the facility and potential additional disciplinary action.
    • Spitting is not permitted in the SRC.
    • Racquet abuse (deliberate striking of racquet against walls, ceilings, floor, etc.) and equipment abuse of any kind is prohibited. Users who damage SRC equipment or property will be charged for damage, repair or replacement costs.

    • Immediate Police Action
      • Damage to or destruction of any property of the University or property of others while on University premises
      • Disorderly or lewd conduct
      • Rape, sexual assault, or sexual harassment
      • Removal of property of others while on University premises
      • Use or possession of an explosive device, firearm, or other deadly weapon when on the premises
    Remember, we are here for you. The Recreation staff appreciates your cooperation in making the SRC a friendly and positive environment for recreation and social opportunities. Vulgar, obscene, abusive, derogatory, and demeaning comments and/or gestures are not consistent with a positive environment or community. Such comments and behavior create a hostile environment and generate ill will, place unnecessary pressure on patrons and contribute to a negative recreational experience. Therefore, such actions cannot and will not be tolerated in the SRC facility or any of the Recreation programs.
  • Workout Attire
    • Athletic attire is required. No jeans, medical scrubs, swim attire, pants with rivets or zippers, or any material deemed to damage equipment is not permitted.
    • A top, bottoms, and closed-toed athletic shoes (non-marking soles) are required. No boots, open-toed shoes, or high heels allowed.
    • Clothing such as sports bras, crop tops, or muscle tanks require a towel to provide a protective barrier between skin, upholstery, and mats to protect you from MRSA and other skin infections.
    • Shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks and groin area.
  • Fitness Center Conduct
    • Be courteous and allow people to work in between sets during peak hours.
    • Observe a 30-minute time limit on cardiovascular machines and weightlifting equipment during peak hours.
    • Personal training can only be conducted by SRC personal trainers.
    • Direct all concerns and maintenance issues to FitWell attendants.
    • Follow all staff directions.
    • Failure to follow these policies may result in loss of weight room privileges.
  • Fitness Center Safety
    • Do not crowd around a machine waiting for it to become available for use.
    • All circulation space and emergency exits must be clear.
    • Closely follow all SRC signage and equipment out of order signage.
    • Bags are not permitted. Fitness fanny packs are permitted, but must be worn. Personal belongings such as scooters, skateboards, and basketballs must be stored in a cubby or locker.
    • Bags, sweaters, or towels cannot be hung on the cardio equipment handrails.
    • Beverages must be in a spill proof, unbreakable, re-sealable container. No food or gum is allowed on the fitness floor.
    • Do not move equipment from its location.
    • Re-rack all plates, dumbbells, and attachments.
    • Collars are required.
    • Chalk or grip enhancing products are not permitted.
    • Equipment must not be dropped from any height or leaned against walls, pillars, equipment, and mirrors.
    • Olympic lifting and powerlifting must be performed on platforms.
    • Powerlifting descents must be controlled to the floor.
    • Bumper plates are required on the platforms. 2.5lb and 5lb metal plates are allowed.
    • Only one person at a time on the platform. Lifting behind the platform is not permitted.
    • Deadlifting is not permitted in the squat and power racks.
    • Do not throw balls against walls, pillars, and mirrors.
    • Wall ball exercises must be performed on the Escape Rig targets located across from MPR E in SRC South.
    • Handstand push-ups/holds on walls, pillars, and mirrors are not permitted.
    • Spotters are recommended for all free weight exercises.
    • Dumbbells and working out on the track are not permitted.
    • Dumbbells, fixed barbells, kettlebells, or Olympic barbells cannot be used in the MAC Gym. Ball slams and other exercises that can damage the floor are not permitted in the MAC Gym.
  • General Policies
    • If you require assistance in accessing or using any facilities in the Student Recreation Center, please contact us at RecInfo@ucr.edu, (951) 827-5738.
    • Solicitation of any kind is not permitted in the SRC.
    • The consumption, use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages and/or drugs is strictly prohibited at the UCR Student Recreation Center. Students found to be in violation of University policies may be disciplined as set forth in the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (Part A), and in campus regulations. UC Riverside is a tobacco-free campus, students will not be permitted to smoke at the SRC.
    • All bags and personal items must be placed in lockers or in designated SRC cubby spaces. The SRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items, please secure your personal items. All items left unattended (i.e. bags, phones, keys, etc.) will be removed and can be collected from lost and found at the SRC North front counter.
      • Lost and found is located at the SRC North front counter.
    • Food and drink is prohibited (except water). Gum chewing and glass bottles are prohibited.
    • Bicycles, scooters, rollerskates/blades, segways, hoverboards, skateboards, or other wheeled mobile devices — other than mobility guides for the disabled — are not allowed within our facilities.
    • Pets and animals are not allowed within our facilities. However, service animals with the proper identification card are allowed entry.


    • The UC Riverside Recreation department has elected to reduce our carbon footprint by removing all posting boards in and around the SRC. We hope that our decision to go paperless will inspire others to help eliminate waste and greenhouse gases in the city of Riverside.
      • We do not allow flyers/posters to be posted in and around the Student Recreation Center. For information on campus procedures and policies on posting, see UC Riverside's CampusPolicy Number: 700-50 - Posting Guidelines.
      • All requests for digital postings must be sponsored by a UCR registered student organization or campus department and clearly identified
      • Time limit for posting is no more than 10 days prior to the event and on a first come, first served basis.
      • All digital postings are subject to space availability and approval on design quality.
  • Controlled Access and Egress
    • Access to the SRC can be gained through either the SRC North or SRC South front entrances.
    • Patrons of the SRC are required to take the Daily Health Survey prior to entry.
    • Hand scanners previously used for turnstiles have been replaced with bar code scanners that allow touch-free entrance eliminating a critical touchpoint. Users will download the “UCRSRC” app which generates the access control bar code needed to activate the turnstile gate.
    • Queuing lanes for entry and exit are marked to ensure users maintain 6’ social distancing space.
    • All turnstile lanes are both entrance and exit lanes. Please be courteous to other members as they enter and exit through the turnstiles.
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices and Measures
    • Recreation will implement advanced cleaning and disinfection standards to meet or exceed UCR Environmental Health & Safety and CAL OSHA Guidelines.
    • The following are enhanced practices and measures implemented in the daily facility cleaning plan:
      • Increased frequency and intensity of cleaning activities, especially of high touch surfaces. Use of CDC and CAL-OSHA guidelines for cleaning protocols.
      • Cleaning practices will utilize EPA List N approved COVID-19 disinfecting products to ensure disinfection for COVID-19 virus.
      • Prior to initiating cleaning tasks, all staff will practice appropriate hand hygiene, washing hands thoroughly prior to putting PPE on, and follow correct protocols for use of PPE.
      • Non-essential cleaning activities will be reduced and the resources will be redeployed to focus on high touch points across the facility such as but not limited to; fitness equipment, sports equipment, elevators, water fountains, lockers, door handles and push bars and plates, tables, railings in stairwells, light switch plates, vending machines, etc.
      • Cleaning of all locker rooms and rest room spaces is intensified to focus on high touch areas.
      • All soap dispensers and paper products in all bathrooms will be refilled regularly.
  • Gathering and Congregation
    • Areas that remain closed in any re-opening phase are locked and / or cordoned off.
    • Elevators are designated “single rider” usage only with associated signage.
    • Floor decals are placed throughout the building to indicate proper physical spacing. Decals are placed 6’ apart in all areas near service desks and entrance turnstiles where users may need to form a line.
    • All communal furniture and gathering spaces throughout the SRC are cordoned off for safety.
    • Users are advised to avoid congregating with others; warnings will be issued and access privileges may be suspended for those who receive multiple warnings.
      • Multiple warnings for non-compliance may result in loss of access privileges and / or referral to Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs.
  • Health and Hygiene
    • Face coverings indoors will be strongly recommended for those who are up to date on vaccinations, which includes receiving all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose when eligible. Face coverings indoors will remain required for anyone who is not up to date on vaccinations.
    • Do not visit the facility if you are sick, experience a cough, shortness or breath, sore throat, fever in the last 48 hours, or showing other symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Practice proper hygiene at all times. Wear clean clothing and have a clean mask each time you come into the facility.
    • Clean all equipment you come in contact with both before and after use with the facility’s provided wipes.
    • Towels are highly recommended in all fitness spaces to protect you from MRSA and other skin infections.
    • Spitting on the track, floor, equipment, or drinking fountain is prohibited.
  • Pool Policies
    • If additional assistance is needed, please notify the Aquatics staff on-site.
    • Alcohol, tobacco products and drugs are strictly prohibited from the aquatics facility. Use of the pool or spa while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, drugs or medicines is prohibited.
    • Spitting, blowing the nose or urinating in the pool and the pool deck is prohibited.
    • Pool users must use the appropriate locker room to change into/out of swim attire. Deck changing is not allowed.
    • Use of the pool may be refused to anyone appearing to have a contagious or infectious condition, such as a cold, athlete’s foot, ringworm, boils or other skin infections.
    • Diving from the pool side is permitted in the deep end of the pool at the discretion of the lifeguards. Only approved swimmers under the supervision of a coach/UCR lifeguard may dive or jump off the starting blocks.
    • Emergency equipment, such as (but not limited to): lifesaving equipment, first aid supplies, aquatics telephone, etc. are to be used by authorized personnel only.
    • Eyeglasses worn in the pool should be worn with a safety strap. All goggles and masks must be well fitted and have tempered glass.
    • Fins of any size are only permitted in designated lap swimming areas unless otherwise permitted by the lifeguard.
    • U.S.-Coast-Guard-approved personal flotation devices are permitted.
    • It is recommended that members wear shoes/footwear to and from the pool area.
    • Glass containers are prohibited in the aquatic facilities.
    • Running, pushing, dunking, water fighting, chicken fights, hanging on the backs of other swimmers, breath-holding contests, hypoxic breathing, etc. are prohibited in the water, on the deck and around the building.
    • In the event of inclement weather, the staff may close sections or the entire pool due to visual and safety limitations. Recreation Aquatics staff maintains the right to refuse or revoke admittance as a safety precaution.Hanging and sitting on the lane lines is prohibited.
    • Members are required to follow the directions of lifeguards and Recreation staff members. Do not distract lifeguards. Upon a whistle blast signal from lifeguards ― stop what you are doing and follow the lifeguard’s directive.
    • The SRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Personal items must be kept in designated storage areas and secured.
    • Pets are prohibited in the aquatic facilities, unless they are service animals with the proper identification card.
    • All pool users are required to shower prior to entering the pool or spa. Users must also shower after using the sauna or spa before re-entering the pool. If it is not apparent that users have showered (e.g., hair is not wet), lifeguards will ask that they shower again.
    • The use of abusive and/or profane language is prohibited.
    • Using electronic or other means to make a video or photographic record is strictly prohibited without explicit permission from UCR Recreation. The storing, sharing and/or distributing of such unauthorized records by any means is also prohibited.
    • For females, appropriate swimwear is that which covers breasts, buttocks, genitals and the pubic region. For males, appropriate swimwear is that which covers the buttocks, genitals and the pubic region. Street clothes, cut-off jeans, shorts below the knees, thongs and see-through swimwear are prohibited. Shirts that are worn in the pool must be clean and white, or apparel designed for aquatic use. Members with concerns regarding modesty may wear clean, covering garments that do not interfere with their safety in the water within these guidelines.
    • For your safety and the safety of others, members should dry off before entering the facility locker rooms.
    • Elderly persons, pregnant women, infants and those with health conditions requiring medical care should consult with a physician before entering a spa.
    • Spa users should observe a reasonable time limit (15 minutes). Prolonged exposure may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
    • A maximum of 20 people may use the spa at a time. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to use the spa.
    • Swimming is discouraged if members are experiencing or have experienced stomach illness within the past two weeks.
    • Anyone who does not demonstrate the ability to swim safely in deep water will be required to pass a swim test before use of the lap pool. The swim test consists of a one length (25 yard) swim demonstrating controlled breathing and forward momentum on the surface of the water.
    • Training equipment that is provided by the SRC is prohibited from leaving the aquatic areas. Equipment should be used in the manner in which it was designed for and returned to the proper location following use. To ensure safety, all outside equipment must be approved by the lifeguard on duty. Water polo and swim team equipment may only be used by the specified teams, during scheduled practice time and under the supervision of a coach.
    • Members’ belongings are prohibited from being in the aquatic offices, storage rooms, or maintenance areas, and on or under the lifeguard towers.
    • Swimming is permitted only while lifeguards are on duty.
  • Privacy and Video Recording
    • Minimize use of cell phones and messaging devices in any activity area, locker rooms and restrooms. For safety purposes and the enjoyment of all members, please use cell phones in public lounge areas away from physical activity and machines. Media determined to be inappropriate, degrading, harassing, misused, or not authorized by the subjects captured is prohibited.
    • Photography or taking video is prohibited at the SRC and photographers who are non-members will not be allowed to enter the facility. This rule is in place to protect the privacy of our members. If interested in commercial filming or photo shoots, please contact us at RecInfo@ucr.edu to discuss further.
    • Only Recreation staff are allowed to operate the audio and video equipment inside the Student Recreation Center. Personal radios are not permitted in the lobbies, hallways, racquetball/squash, gym or fitness areas.
  • Social Media Policies
    • The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Recreation department encourages and promotes the free expression and exchange of ideas.
    • The content on our platforms (Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Tik Tok) are open to public comment and are the responsibility of those individual platform members (including UCR students, faculty and staff), and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the University of California.
      • UCRSRC does not prescreen any comments
      • UCRSRC reserves the right to remove any content that violates campus policies, including but not limited to the use of abusive language or hate speech that creates an intimidating environment.
      • UCRSRC reserves the right to ban any individual who violates these policies, without prior warning.