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Campus Recreation

  • Students enjoy a sunny day in the outdoor pool at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center.


The Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center (STWFC) is a comprehensive fitness facility for current UofSC students. Current and retired faculty and staff can purchase membership to access this facility.

Welcome Back!

STWFC is open and will begin Fall 2020 hours of operation on Monday, August 17. Please see our home pageHours & Schedules, or Memberships & Services for additional information.



Weight Floor Reservations Required

Reservations are required for the STWFC Weight Floor. Visit our Fitness page for instructions on how to create your IMLeagues account and reserve your spot on the weight floor.


Be a Considerate Gamecock

We need your help in keeping everyone healthy and safe.  In accordance with UofSC, local, state, and fitness industry guidelines, Campus Recreation has made the following changes to promote safety during this unprecedented time:

  • A CarolinaCard will be required for entry of all patrons.
  • Anyone (18 and older) with a Blatt membership may utilize the STWFC until August 16.
  • No guests or guest passes will be permitted.
  • Public Health Directives
    • Face coverings are required to enter the facility, and in all non-activity spaces.
    • Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance. Multiple physical distance grids (6’x10’ matrix) have been established to clearly define personal workout spaces.
    • Failure to comply with public health directives will result in immediate loss of access and may result in additional university action.
  • All employees and patrons are required to complete our screening survey and temperature check prior to entering the STWFC.
    • Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are not limited to but do include cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, a temperature greater than 100⁰F.
    • Contact the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511 if you have any of the symptoms, or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive or is showing these symptoms.
  • Patrons should wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before using equipment and disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • The entry system is touch free and requires your CarolinaCard.
  • Capacities are reduced throughout activity spaces.
  • Traffic flow patterns have been marked throughout the facility.
  • Increased and thorough cleaning are conducted using an approved hospital grade disinfectant.
  • Increased sanitization stations will be available.
  • Plexi-glass barriers will be installed where appropriate.
  • Reservations are required for the STWFC Weight Floor, Group X Classes, Climbing Wall, Athletic Training Clinic, and Indoor Pool lanes
    • Users must create an account and login to IMLeagues using their UofSC email
    • At the top of the page, select the appropriate tab: Intramurals, Fitness, or Aquatics/Climbing Wall/AT Clinic
  • No items will be available for check-out from Equipment Issue.
  • Personal bags should be put in the locker room. They MUST be placed in cubbies if brought into the fitness space.
  • Personal items brought into activity spaces will be limited to:
    • Water bottles, swim googles/cap, bath and or sweat towel, and small personal fitness items (yoga mat, jump rope, weight belt, lifting straps, etc.)
  • No sporting equipment will be allowed.

Re-opening Frequently Asked Questions

Re-opening guidelines issued by the state of South Carolina, require both temperature and screening. Because of the high volume of commonly touched surfaces and other risks in using a fitness center, it was determined that UofSC would adhere to this parameter.
As Gamecocks we pledge to demonstrate concern for others. Put simply, we wear face coverings to protect others. While at the STWFC a face covering is required in all non-activity spaces and encouraged during your work-out depending on activity type/intensity.
We are requiring all patrons to present and scan their CarolinaCard for entry to provide a touch free access into the facility.
We use Nyco’s Sani-Spritz Spray.  This product is one-step, hospital grade, cleaning, disinfectant. It is effective on hard and soft surfaces and safe for skin contact.
In addition to the patron cleaning that should happen before and after use, Campus Rec staff will clean all high touch surfaces continuously throughout the day. All cleaning procedures will be tracked for assurance.
Our hand sanitizer has 62% alcohol content.
Re-opening guidelines issued by the state of South Carolina caution against close contact sporting activities as well as discouraging shared equipment, especially if difficult to clean.
Re-opening guidelines issued by the state of South Carolina discourages shared equipment especially if difficult to clean or disinfect. Additionally, those guidelines prohibit towel service.
The state of South Carolina re-open guidelines discourages use of drinking fountains. To minimize contact surfaces, UofSC has decided that only bottle fillers are available.
The WFC Outdoor Pool will have limited access for the Fall 2020 semester. Contact Aquatics staff for more information.
State and UofSC guidelines recommend physical distancing of at least 6 feet while working out indoors. Modify your weights or workout, use safety straps on racks and benches, and comply with all instructions to stay safe.
The state of South Carolina discourages sharing equipment. As such individuals must clean each piece of equipment before and after use—whether performing a single set or a “superset”. To aid in physical distancing multiple grids have been established throughout the fitness areas to identify a 6’x10’ workout space for each individual.
To optimize mitigation strategies, UofSC is currently restricting visitation for individuals outside UofSC.
In efforts to stay healthy and help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses, we encourage everyone to follow the 3 C’s.
  1. COVER – cough (or sneeze) into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue that is immediately thrown away
  2. CLEAN – Frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds – about the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.
  3. CONTAIN – Stay home when you are sick until you have been free of fever for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Individuals are encouraged to make decisions regarding personal safety. Gloves are not required. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes/sprays are available throughout the facility.



Available Resources

Climbing will be limited to bouldering onlyA reservation system has been created for your convenience and safety. Please visit the Climbing Wall page for more information.
Reservations are required for the STWFC & PEC Weight Floor areas.Some equipment has been relocated or eliminated to provide sufficient physical distancing. Freeweights, selectorized strength, and cardio equipment are available.
Each class size is reduced to ensure physical distancing. A reservation system has been created for all in-person classes, please visit the Group X page for more information. 
Limit one swimmer per lane. A reservation system has been created for all swimming lanes. Please visit the Aquatics page for more information.
Day use lockers and showers have been spaced to ensure physical distancing
STWFC Field 4 and Blatt PEC Field are available for open recreation.
These rooms will be used exclusively for Group X classes.

Currently Closed/Not Available 

  • Athletic Training (AT) Clinic
  • Close-contact/Shared equipment sports
  • Equipment Issue
  • ORec Hub (Rental & Bike Shop)
  • STWFC Fields 1-3
  • STWFC Outdoor Pool & Sand Volleyball
  • STWFC Racquetball & Squash Courts
  • STWFC Sauna 

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