Returning to the SRC

The UC Riverside Recreation department has adapted to the challenges of COVID-19, and we are implementing policy changes to help all students have a safe fitness experience.

ATTENTION: Accessing the SRC does not require a reservation. Please complete your COVID-19 Daily Wellness Check prior to arriving at We are open to all UCR students, faculty and staff.


Tennis Courts, Lap Pool and the Fitness Center have opened.

Please complete your COVID-19 Daily Wellness Check prior to arriving to the SRC and make sure you download the UCRSRC mobile app.

Follow us @UCRSRC for more updates.

NOTE: Prior to your arrival to the SRC, please visit the UCR COVID-19 Daily Wellness Check page for more information.


Access is as Easy as 1-2-3


Our members are our top priority and that is why we are introducing new technology, strict cleaning procedures and social distancing protocols to support the health and well-being of all Highlanders. We've worked hard during the campus closure to develop a comprehensive plan to reopen the SRC in stages. We feel confident at this stage to reopen our tennis courts, lap pool and fitness center to UCR students only. In order to gain access, please follow the steps below:



Download the UCRSRC app

Developed exclusively for Highlanders, the UCRSRC mobile app provides you with all the features you need for a rewarding fitness and well-being experience. Use our app to review our latest Rec Guide and utilize our new touchless check in system. 

Download the UCRSRC app from the Apple or Google Play Store and Rec It today!



Complete the Access Waiver
Book Access

If you are accessing the SRC for the first time, you must complete our access waiver. Please complete this one-time waiver prior to accessing the UCR SRC by proactively tapping the "Access Waiver" button on the UCRSRC mobile app.



Access the SRC

Accessing the gym has never been easier! Simply launch the UCRSRC mobile app and tap the "BARCODE ID" button. With our new touchless entry system, you can easily scan your barcode at the entry gate.

Avoid unnecessary contact and begin reinvesting in your physical fitness journey.



Reopening Guidelines

Protocols are in place to keep players safe and healthy in the fitness center. Please help us stay safe by following our guidelines.

ATTENTION: Per UC Policy, masks are required to be worn when inside any UC building. Failure to comply will result in removal from the premises, suspension of SRC privileges and referral to the Student Conduct Office.

  • UC Policy 102.16 “Failure to identify oneself to, or comply with the directions of, a University official or other public official acting in the performance of his or her duties while on University property or at official University functions; or resisting or obstructing such University or other public officials in the performance of or the attempt to perform their duties.”
  • UC Policy 102.27 “Failure to Comply with UCR Health and Safety Requirements for COVID-19.”
  • Overview and Protocols

    Do not visit the facility if you are sick, experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever in the last 48 hours, or showing other symptoms of COVID-19.

  • What to Bring

    Practice proper hygiene at all times. Wear clean clothing and have a clean mask each time you come into the facility.

    Bring a clean towel; you will not be admitted into the building without one.

    Masks are required inside the SRC at all times for both vaccinated and unvaccinated members.

  • While Working Out
    NOTE: Although unlikely, it is possible that fitness equipment can transmit the COVID-19 virus, as virtually any hard surface can transmit the disease. 

    Maintain 6 feet of social distancing at all times. Follow all building wayfinding, zone capacity, and signage.

    Clean all equipment when you come in contact with both before and after use with the facility’s provided wipes.

    Masks must be worn at all times per UC policy.

Pool Reopening Guidelines

Protocols are in place to keep swimmers safe and healthy in our pool. Please help us stay safe by following our guidelines.

  • Overview and Protocols

    Swimmers should arrive and leave the pool in swim attire.

    Swimmers must bring their own towel and goggles. Swimmers are not permitted to bring their own training equipment (i.e. kickboards, pull buoys, etc.).

    The locker room and glass doors leading to the SRC pool deck/pool will be left open during pool operations, thus eliminating a touch point. 

    Two (2) swimmers per lane. A maximum of twelve (12) swimmers can be accommodated per reservation time block.

    Swimmers should enter and exit the pool directly from the lane they are assigned.

    Showers and locker rooms are available.

  • Entering and Exiting the Pool

    Swimmers will enter the SRC pool from the shallow end of the lap pool.

    Swimmers will exit the SRC pool from the deep end of the lap pool.

Tennis Court Reopening Guidelines

Protocols are in place to keep players safe and healthy on our tennis courts. Please help us stay safe by following our guidelines.

  • Overview and Protocols

    Restrooms in SRC South are available.

    All water fountains are cordoned off from use.

    All benches are cordoned off from use.

    Touchless hand sanitizing stations are provided by Recreation at each reservable court.

    All gates to the courts are to remain open and unlatched to minimize touch points for users.

    Restrooms are disinfected regularly by SRC staff with EPA List N approved disinfectants.

    High touch points are disinfected regularly with EPA List N approved disinfectants.

  • Prior to Play

    All players must complete the UCR Daily Wellness Check before arriving. Any player feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 should remain at home.

    Per CAL OSHA guidance, face coverings are required when arriving and leaving the SRC. They are not required during play.

    Per CDC guidance, players are encouraged to bring their own equipment including racquets, balls, towel and face coverings.

    Players should not share tennis equipment.

    Wash your hands with soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer), or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the court.

    Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles.

    Do not share racquets or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats and towels.

    Bring a full water bottle as the water fountains and hydration stations are cordoned off.

    Use new balls and a new grip, if possible.

    When not actively playing, please adhere to all proper personal protective equipment (PPE), face mask protocols and social distancing.

    If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.

    Arrive no sooner than 10 minutes prior to your reservation.

    Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc.

    No spectators allowed.

  • Recommended - Use Four or Six Balls
  • During Play

    Stay at least six feet apart from other players. Do not make physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or a high five).

    Only singles play is permitted. No doubles.

    Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet or other equipment. Wash your hands promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose or mouth.

    No handshakes, high fives, fist pumps, chest bumps, huddles, group celebrations, etc.

    Please use the restroom at home before you leave. Bathrooms are open but the shower & locker rooms are closed.

    Avoid sharing food, drinks or towels.

    Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls.

    Players should stay on their side of the court and avoid changing sides during match play.

    Remain apart from other players when taking a break.

    If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet.

  • After Play

    Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court.

    No extra-curricular or social activity should take place.

    No congregation after playing.

    All players should leave the facility immediately after play.

  • SRC Tennis Courts Map

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We are committed to keeping the UCR community healthy. Below are frequently asked questions to help guide our members through our clean and well-spaced facility and information on important safety guidelines.