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Campus Recreation

Policies & Rules

Individuals in Campus Recreation facilities or participating in Campus Recreation programs are subject to its policies and guidelines at all times.


Our Activity Area Rules and guidelines can help you prevent injury, focus on your workout, and protect yourself and others.

The department of Campus Recreation prohibits the practice of hyperventilating and extended breath-holding activities at Campus Recreation pools.

Patrons must present a valid physical CarolinaCard for entry

  • Our entry system utilizes physical card scanners to allow entry for patrons
  • Our entry system DOES NOT support GET Mobile (App based CarolinaCard)
    • While areas such as Sport Programs may use it to check you in for activities when indoors or outdoors, you MUST use your physical card to get into our facilities
  • Reservations are required to attend classes.  You must register through IMLeagues.
  • Class Times are Subject to Change – All schedules are subject to change. Classes may be cancelled temporarily and permanently based on low attendance or other reasons.  Check
  • No show policy – Participants are expected to register and/or unregister at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled Group X classes.
    • If a participant fails to unregister for classes and is absent in class continuously, they may be subject to suspension from Group X class participation.
  • Arriving Late – No one will be allowed to enter a class more than five minutes after the start time due to safety concerns.
  • Personal Belongings - A personal water bottle, personal exercise mat, and exercise towel are permitted.
  • Cell Phones and Electronics – Using your cell phone or other personal electronics is prohibited during class.

Participants should visit the Sport Rules page to see updated participation manuals, sport rules, and more.


The university considers participation in Campus Recreation programs a purely voluntary activity and 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.

STAF 3.07 [pdf]

The Blatt Physical Education Center and Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center exist in order to provide appropriate academic and recreational facilities for use by the university’s students, faculty, staff, and guests.

STAF 2.03 [pdf]

The University of South Carolina is committed to providing a safe educational environment for everyone, cultivating a community that fosters respect for the dignity and rights of all persons. Therefore, hazing will not be tolerated by any group or individual affiliated with the University.

STAF 3.05 [pdf]

Students, faculty, and staff with a valid CarolinaCard may rent outdoor recreation equipment from the Outdoor Recreation Hub during scheduled office hours. 

STAF 3.16 [pdf]

The Outdoor Recreation Trip Program and Clinics have inherent risks which help create the adventure. 

STAF 10.09 [pdf]

Outside user groups are defined as any group consisting of individuals other than students, faculty, staff, alumni membership holders, or family membership holders. Also, any non-academic programs designed to raise revenue or where fees or dues are levied are considered to be outside user groups. Outside user groups are allowed access to the Blatt Physical Education Center and outside space on an availability basis.

STAF 2.06 [pdf]

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