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Campus Recreation

Activity Area Rules

The following rules and etiquette guidelines can help you prevent injury, enjoy your experience, and protect yourself and others.

  • For fully vaccinated individuals (those who have had two doses of Pfizer or Moderna plus 14 days, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson plus 14 days) – there is no mask requirement in campus recreation facilities. Fully vaccinated individuals who wish to continue wearing masks are free to do so.
  • In alignment with the tenets of the Carolinian Creed, those individuals who are not yet fully vaccinated are expected to continue wearing a mask when indoors in any university facility unless you are actively engaged in eating or drinking, in order to help protect the health of the greater university community.
  • A physical CarolinaCard is required to access Campus Recreation facilities
  • Staff and student employee direction/guidance must be followed at all times.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance (10-12 feet when possible) from all patrons, student employees and staff.
  • The only equipment permitted in the building are water bottles, swim googles/cap, bath and or sweat towel, and small personal fitness items (yoga mat, jump rope, weight belt, lifting straps, etc.)
  • Reduced capacity may be enforced for our spaces and activities.
  • Equipment must remain in place and should not be moved.
  • Utilize red floor-marked boxes for personal work-out space where appropriate.
  • Patrons should disinfect any equipment before and after use. Sanitization stations will be available throughout the facility.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to use the weight and fitness rooms.
  • Appropriate athletic attire is required in Campus Recreation Weight Rooms.  Closed-toe, athletic footwear is required. Clothing or items that may injure others, or damage equipment, must not be worn. 
  • Patrons should use extreme caution in lifting weights to avoid potential injuries to themselves or others.
  • All weight training should be performed in a controlled, safe manner. Dropping, slamming, or bouncing of weights is prohibited.
  • Use of equipment other than its designed function is prohibited. 
  • All equipment must remain in the area it was placed.
  • Clips are required on plate loaded barbells.
  • DO NOT drop weight plates, weight stacks or dumbbells.
  • All equipment must be returned to appropriate racks when finished. 
  • The use of chalk is prohibited.
  • Weights and bars of any kind should not lean up against mirrors.
  • Users should immediately report any injury or facility equipment irregularity to the staff member on duty. Patrons are responsible for checking equipment prior to each use. Broken or damaged equipment must be reported immediately.
  • Please wipe all touched surfaces before and after use with disinfectant.
  • Improper behavior is prohibited and subject to immediate disciplinary actions. 
  • Facility is not responsible for lost/stolen items
  • Intermittent clean-up may occur at any time during operations for safety/sanitary reasons.
  • Patrons unfamiliar with the operation of any of the exercise machines should contact the staff member on duty for assistance.
  • You must have access to Campus Recreation facilities to participate in open rec basketball.
  • Please refer to face covering guidance above.
  • No outside balls are permitted.
  • Basketballs will be provided by Campus Recreation.
  • Shirts and athletic shoes are required.
  • Please follow posted direction on indoor track.
  • Joggers - Outside Lane.
  • Walkers - Inside Lane.
  • Spectating or loitering on the track is prohibited.
  • Spiked shoes prohibited.
  • Stretching is not allowed on the track.
  • Facility is not responsible for lost/stolen items.
  • Face coverings
    • Please follow Face Covering Guidance above
  • Cleaning
    • 5-minute cleaning breaks occur between reservations.
    • Cleaning supplies will be available for patrons to clean their lounge areas before/after their use.
    • Lounge areas will not be cleaned by staff if personal items are kept on chairs.
  • Sunbathing
    • Permitted in 36 marked locations on pool deck (18 on either side of pool).
    • Lounge chairs must stay in marked locations.
    • Patrons must remain physically distant within marked locations.
  • Pool Usage
    • Swimming lanes are first come, first served.
    • Face coverings are required until in the water and prepared to swim.
  • Personal Items
    • UofSC Campus Recreation staff are not responsible for items left within pool deck areas during or between reservations.

STWFC Lost and Found

Lost and found items may be claimed at the front desk.

Blatt PEC Lost and Found

Lost and found items may be claimed at the welcome desk.


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