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Are members of my family allowed to use the Rec Center?
Family members are eligible to purchase a membership or may use the Rec Center as guests of the student. All guests 16 years or older must show valid photo ID. Please visit the Rec Center website for complete details on membership eligibility and guest pass purchases.
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Can students use the Rec Center?
Students enrolled for at least one course each semester are automatically members for that semester/term, which entitles the individual to use the Rec Center and the programs and services offered by the Department of Campus Recreation.
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Do you have athletic programs?
Yes. We have 18 Division I sports for men and women. These include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball

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Does OU have any club sports?
Besides 18 Division I sports OU also has a number of club sports, including:
  • Aiki Kai (Aikido)
  • Curling
  • Fencing
  • Men's Ice Hockey
  • Women's Ice Hockey
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Triathlon Club
Contact the Center for Student Activities office at 49 Oakland Center or (248) 370-2400 for more information.
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How can I find out more about Rec Center programs?
More information about Rec Center programs can be found at the Department of Campus Recreation's main Web page. You may also contact us at the Welcome Center at (248) 370-4REC (4732).
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How do I get a job at the Rec Center?
The Department of Campus Recreation employs over 150 students per year as lifeguards, officials, facility entrance monitors, building supervisors, fitness center staff, and membership services. There are often intern positions in the Fitness area or in Marketing.  Generally, no previous experience is necessary, as in-depth training is provided. A student works an average of 10-15 hours per week, depending on his/her schedule. Applications are available at the Welcome Center, located at the entry of the Rec Center.
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If I only take classes during fall and winter semesters, can I use the Rec Center in the summer?
Students who are not enrolled in a term may purchase a "Continuing Student" Recreation Center membership for that term.
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If students are not recruited to join a sports team, can they still try out?  If so, what is the process?
Yes, full-time students are permitted to try out for teams. Information can be found on for each individual sport, or student-athletes can contact the head coach by finding his/her e-mail on the staff director on the athletics website listed above.
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Is the Rec Center open to all students?
Students with valid student ID's have full access to the Recreation Center facilities.
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May I bring a friend/guest with me to the Rec Center?
Each student may host two individuals as guests in the Recreation Center for a minimal fee.
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What is in the Rec Center?
The Rec Center includes the large Fitness Center, with over 70 cardiovascular and strength training machines, free weights, 50-meter pool, whirlpool spa, three basketball/volleyball courts, an elevated walking/jogging track, three racquetball/walleyball courts, squash court, four multi-purpose areas (Pioneer Room, Studio 897, Court 5 and the Activity Center), two class/meeting rooms and administrative offices of the Department of Campus Recreation, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
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What programs are offered at the Rec Center?
The Department of Campus Recreation oversees:
  • Fitness and Wellness programs, which include group exercise, fitness assessments, personal trainers, massage therapy, and mind/body classes such as yoga,  and Pilates;
  • Special opportunities such as the annual Poker Walk, Indoor Triathlon, BLAST classes and a Biggest Loser competition
  • the Intramural Sports program,
  • the Club Sports program,
  • the Aquatic Programs
  • and the Informal Sports program.

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Where can I work out on campus?
The Recreation Center is a great place to work out.
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