Campus Recreation and Wellness Policies

▼   Conduct Policy
All patrons are expected to abide by the established rules and regulations for the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities as well as all USA policies and procedures. Failure to follow the rules and regulations governing Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities and programmed activities will result in disciplinary action including possible removal from the facilities and suspension of privileges as well as possible referral to Judicial Affairs.
▼   Locker and Towel Rental

Day use lockers may be used daily at no charge. All items and the lock must be removed by the end of each day.  Rental lockers are available in full size and half size.

Prices for lockers and towels are prorated from the original rental prices. Please see our locker and towel policies for more information and prices.

If you have any questions regarding locker or towel rental, please email src@southalabama.edu.

▼   Guest Policy
  • USA Student Recreation Center (SRC) guest passes may be purchased at the front desk for $10 per guest, per day.  All guests 19 and above must sign a release from liability form before entering. Members are limited to 2 guests per day.
    • For guests under the age of 19, a parent or guardian must fill out the waiver on behalf of the guest. Click here for the Digital Waiver - Minor Guest.
  • There are no refunds on guest fees. In the event of pool closure, guests may use other areas of the SRC. See our Dependent Policy below for accessible areas for guests age 15 and under.
  • Guests must enter and exit with their sponsoring member. 
  • Each guest pass is valid for one operational day.
  • A member and their guest may return together, during the same business day, with their receipt and photo ID. Guests may not return without the original member sponsor.
  • To ensure the safety of minors, any guest under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by the sponsoring adult at all times.
  • Guests age 15 and under are allowed entry only during dependent hours.
  • Any current USA employee is eligible to sponsor themselves into the USA Student Recreation Center for $10 per one-day guest pass. Employees must present their faculty/staff ID card and sign a release of liability form before entering. 
  • Any violation of the guest policy may result in suspension of guest sponsorship privileges or guest access. 
▼   Dependent Policy

All children who use Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities, including the outdoor pool, must have an active membership regardless of age. Dependent hours are restricted. During Fall and Spring semesters, children age 15 and under may only use the Student Recreation Center on Fridays after 3:00pm, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday.

In the summer and during the winter holiday break, extra hours will be added for dependents. Refer to our current hours of operation for more information.

As defined by the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness, for the purpose of accessing the Student Recreation Center, a dependent status exists anywhere there is a parent or legal guardian/child relationship. The member may be asked to provide evidence that this relationship exists at the time s/he completes the dependent waiver form. Member will be charged for year-round membership for up to two dependents; additional dependents will be free of charge. Summer and holiday dependent passes are charged per child for all children in the family. 

The dependent eligibility will terminate when the dependent reaches age 26. At the age of 26, the dependent must have their own relationship with the University and purchase their own membership.

Dependents' Level of Access

  • Aged up to 3: Only permitted in swimming pools with direct parent/guardian supervision during dependent hours. Swimming diapers are required.
  • Ages 3-15: Permitted to use the track, swimming pools, multi-purpose courts, indoor soccer court, and racquetball courts with direct parent/guardian supervision during dependent hours.
  • Ages 6-15: Permitted to use the climbing wall with direct parent/guardian supervision during dependent hours. Child must wear climbing shoes and be able to climb on their own. Our climbing shoes start at Size 2.
  • Ages 10-15: Permitted to participate in SouthFit classes with direct parent/guardian supervision during dependent hours. Dependents must actively participate in the class for the entire duration.
  • Ages 12-15: Permitted to use cardio machines and hot tub with direct parent/guardian supervision during dependent hours.
  • Ages 14-15: Permitted to use weight rooms and functional training areas with direct parent/guardian supervision during dependent hours.
  • Ages 16+: Permitted in all areas of the Student Recreation Center without parent/guardian supervision. Not restricted to dependent hours. These members should be prepared to present a form of identification showing their age.

All dependents using the Student Recreation Center must have a membership to access the facility.

Direct parent/guardian supervision is defined as being in the same room no farther than 20 feet apart. Parent/guardian MUST be actively participating in the same activity as the dependent, e.g. playing basketball together, playing racquetball together, swimming together, etc. This does not mean, for example, that the parent can be in a group exercise class while the dependent sits along the wall and watches.

▼   Kids' Play Zone Policy
  • Only members' dependents are allowed to use the Kids' Play Zone.
  • Members must remain in the Student Recreation Center and may not leave the building while their dependents are in the Kids' Play Zone.
  • There is a limit of eight (8) children at a time in the Kids' Play Zone. Access is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Children can stay in the Kids' Play Zone for a maximum of two hours per visit.
  • Children must be potty trained and between the ages of 3-12 to utilize this service.
  • The parent/legal guardian who drops the child off must be the same parent/legal guardian who picks up the child. No exceptions will be made to this policy, unless made with a professional staff member with both parents/guardians present.
  • The use of the Kids' Play Zone does not require a dependent membership. However, a child's use of any other areas in the Student Recreation Center will require purchase of a membership.
  • Children may bring water in a sippy cup or sports bottle into the Kids' Play Zone, but no other food or drinks are allowed.
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