Male student climbing the rock wall.

Unlock your fitness journey

Find out what health goals you can achieve in the Student Recreation Center.

WMU helps you prioritize your physical wellness

With 240,000 square feet of space to break a sweat, the Student Recreation Center has activities of almost every type. Our massive facility has a multitude of recreational features and exercise equipment so you can reach your goals—no matter where you are in your fitness journey.

Here are just a sampling of what we offer at the SRC:

  • GroupEx studio
  • 45-foot indoor climbing wall
  • Six racquetball courts
  • Indoor cycling studio
  • F45 Functional Training studio
  • Intramural sports soccer fields

Student Recreation Center hours

  • Summer II session, June 27 - Aug. 16
     Monday through
    Building hours
    (beginning July 1)          
    8 a.m. to 7 p.m.8 a.m. to 6 p.m.10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed
    Main office9 a.m. to 4 p.m.9 a.m. to 4 p.m.ClosedClosed
    Pool & saunasClosed for repairsClosed for repairsClosed for repairsClosed for repairs
    Climbing wallClosedClosedClosedClosed
    **On Tuesdays & Thursdays, the entrance (across from Lot 13) will open at 6 a.m. for those attending the
    6:30 a.m. F45 class or scheduled personal training sessions. Access for general workouts will begin at 8 a.m.

    Adjusted Hours

     Building HoursPool & SaunaMain officeClimbing wall
    Wednesday, July 38 a.m. to 5 p.m.Closed9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Closed
    Thursday, July 4ClosedClosedClosedClosed
    Friday, July 510 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Closed
    Saturday, July 6 &
    Sunday, July 7
    Monday, Aug. 19 -
    Friday, Aug. 23
    ClosedClosed9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Closed

Pride points

  • 8 full basketball courts

  • 45 foot indoor climbing wall

  • 6 indoor pickleball courts

Open recreation

Who says working out can't be fun, relaxed and social? The Student Recreation Center strives to provide plenty of open recreation and programmable space for students, faculty, staff and members. Check out our many options below.

Work toward your fitness goals

Student quote

  • I’ve been going to the SRC all four years here at Western. I can say it’s been one of the most pivotal moments of my life because it’s where I’ve met some of the most important people to me. I’ve been able to network and branch out, and I’ve been able to do things for the community and meet many different people. It’s given me the chance to broaden my horizons and meet people from all different walks of life. I’ve made real, lifelong relationships.

    Kenny Olaiya, B.S.’23

  • Yoga at University Recreation

Do you have a Student Recreation Center membership?

The SRC offers memberships to faculty, staff, students and other affiliates. We are a student-funded facility and not open to the community. Memberships are available on a semester and session basis. Enrolled and non-enrolled students can find more information about how to activate their membership here.

Get an SRC membership  

Need a locker? Let us protect your stuff

You have multiple options for locker use as a member. For lockers on a per semester or session basis:

  • Small or half-size lockers: $25 for fall and spring, $12.50 for summer sessions
  • Full-size lockers: $35 for fall and spring, $17.50 for summer sessions

For daily and one-time use, lockers are available free of charge. You must provide your own lock. Coin lockers are also available:

  • Small size for $0.25/day
  • Full size for $0.50/day
  • Student working out at University Recreation
  • Basketball at University Recreation

Towel service is available

You have multiple options for towel service. Current WMU Student Recreation Center members may purchase towel service on a semester or session basis:

  • $20 for fall and spring, $10 for summer sessions

Members who have rented a locker for the semester can add towel service:

  • $10 for fall and spring, $5 for summer sessions

For towel service on a daily basis, the rate is $1 with only one towel per visit. Towels are tracked and monitored by our towel tracker system.

Renting space at the Student Recreation Center

For our WMU community, the Student Recreation Center goes beyond recreational use. We also allow our facilities to host your event, promote your registered student organization, campus group or similar. See the different ways in which you can rent space at our facility below.

  • Advertising Want to market at the SRC? We customize our marketing packages to meet your needs and budget.

  • Rentals If you want to host an event at the rec center, we offer affordability and convenience while providing a safe, interactive environment.

  • Showcase rentals Showcase rentals are available to any registered student organization or WMU affiliate group.

  • Tabling request Registered student organizations and other groups on campus can have a tabling event at our facility.


Scheduling of open recreation spaces is done on a priority basis. Some areas that are reserved on a daily basis include:

  • Human performance and health education classes reserve the third-floor gym, multipurpose gyms, climbing wall, aerobics studio and indoor tennis courts Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Intramural sports reserve different areas depending on the current season, including first- and third-floor courts, multipurpose gyms and indoor tennis courts, Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.

More to explore

  • Student engagement Our goal is to engage, empower and help our students develop leadership skills through intentional learning experiences.

  • Prioritize your well-being WMU is committed to all aspects of your health. Learn about our programs that aim to help you maintain self-care practices.

  • DEI at WMU Learn how you can get involved in our diversity and inclusion programs and events and make a difference on campus.

  • Sustainability Explore our innovative programs and activities that make us a national higher education leader in sustainability.