Who can access the Rec Center
All currently enrolled students pay a recreation fee and have access to the Rec Center
(excluding FitSpace and group fitness classes) during posted Rec Center building hours.
During the summer, students must be enrolled in summer or fall classes to have Rec
Current faculty and staff have access to check-in to the Rec Center, Monday-Friday
until 12:30 p.m., for morning and lunch time open recreation activities. All other
access requires membership.
Access to FitSpace and group fitness classes requires the purchase of a Fitness or
All-Inclusive membership and biometrics (photo and finger scan) by everyone, including
Day passes are available for purchase by anyone 18 years of age and older with a valid
photo ID. There are no refunds on day passes; however, the face value of pass ($8)
can be redeemed on any semester or longer membership purchase. You may redeem only
one pass per membership. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Day passes and
discount expire one year from date issued.
Parking on campus requires a permit or use of a metered spot between the hours of
12:01 a.m. Mon. through 5 p.m. Fri. Daily parking passes are available at the Information
Booth on Bartle Drive or in Parking Services. For details on parking visit parking.binghamton.edu.
Summer access — including graduate students working or conducting research
The following groups have access to the Rec Center over the summer:
- Students enrolled in summer or fall courses
- Students employed on campus for the summer (5:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri. access
- Faculty/staff (5:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. access only)
- Current fitness or all-inclusive members
Students must be active in Banner and enrolled in classes in order to be eligible
to access the Recreation Center East Gym over the summer. This requirement is established
by the University's policy that student access is contingent on continuous enrollment.
Therefore, PhD or ABD students teaching, conducting research or taking classes must
remain enrolled in order to be eligible for Rec Center access. Students who are NOT
currently enrolled in summer or fall courses must purchase a summer affiliate all-inclusive
During the summer, graduate students who are employed by a department but are NOT
taking courses must be entered into the HR system as an employee, at which time you
can receive an "employee" status ID card. An employee ID card will allow you faculty/staff
access privileges 5:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. only. Additional access requires
a fitness or recreation membership.
Undergraduate students who are employed on campus for the summer but are NOT taking
courses must obtain an "employee" status ID card at the Registrar's Office. Employee
ID cards will work for entrance purposes 5:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. only. Additional
access requires a fitness or recreation membership.
PhD or ABD ID cards are not eligible for access unless you are registered for summer
or fall courses. Summer employees must have an employee ID card for access. You may
need to speak to your academic department regarding your student/employee status.
All current student University ID cards are activated for access privileges to open
recreation offerings. Faculty and staff have limited access privileges: current University
faculty/staff have free access to open recreation activities in the Recreation Center
or West Gym racquetball courts, 5:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
A valid University ID must be presented to Events Center staff to access the track
during posted walking/jogging hours. Damaged ID cards are the responsibility of the
cardholder to replace.
All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in all activities to the
extent of their personal interest. In a voluntary program, participants assume responsibility
for their own well-being and safety. Consult the University Health Services or your
physician on matters regarding your health status.
No bicycles, skateboards, smoking, smokeless tobacco, alcoholic beverages or animals
are permitted inside any facility. Turf shoes, cleats, spikes or roller blades must
be removed before entering any indoor facility.
Racquetball courts are locked at all times (effective Feb. 11, 2014), and users are
required to show identification (University or recreation ID card) at the East Gym
to obtain a key.
Access to the courts is limited to University students, faculty/staff (see details
under "Open Recreation" above) and paid all-inclusive fitness members during posted
open recreation hours.
At no time will any University staff unlock a racquetball court for use without approval
from a building administrator or open recreation supervisor.
Racquetball court key check-out policies:
- Keys can be checked out for a maximum of two hours.
- User is responsible for locking the court after play and returning the key to the
- User agrees to keep the court key in his or her custody and will not assign or sublease
it to any other person.
- User is responsible for any unauthorized use of the key while it is assigned to his
or her account, which may include restriction of court key privileges or revocation
- User is responsible for lost or un-returned key, as well as damage incurred to the
key, lock, door or court while the key is checked out in his or her name.
- User must return the itemized court key that was checked out or will be charged for
a lost key. Any key that is returned with uncommon signs of wear or damage will be
charged to user's account. The current replacement fee for a racquetball court key
- User will not be able to check out any other rental equipment until a late/missing
key is returned or account charges have been cleared with member services.
Racquetball users are strongly encouraged to wear protective eye gear when using the
courts. To signal the court user(s) that you wish to enter the court, please switch
off and on the light only when play is stopped. Do not open door while play is in
Swimmers must wear a bathing suit and shower in locker room prior to entering pool;
running is prohibited on pool deck; pollution of pool is prohibited (e.g urination,
blowing of nose, etc.); and circle swim must be followed at all times when indicated.
Tennis courts are for tennis play only; use of the courts for private lessons is strictly
prohibited; courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; and courts are
closed during inclement weather.
Participants must have clean dry shoes; must walk on track (in Events Center); joggers
should use inside lanes and walkers should use outside lanes.
Outdoor fields and track
Classes, practices, competitions and other scheduled activities have priority usage
of the track & fields; no golfing or alcoholic beverages are permitted in outdoor
areas; rollerblades, bicycles, skateboards, pets, strollers, and cleats are not allowed
on track; for safety reasons they are closed during periods of inclement weather.
When practice is in session, track lanes 1-4 are reserved for varsity only & lanes
5-8 are for recreational use.
Violation of any stated or posted rules, regulations or policies; malicious use or
defacing of facilities; verbal abuse of staff; or lack of cooperation with staff can
result in notification of University Police, removal from facility, judicial action
or loss of membership.