Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889


University Recreation and Well-Being COVID-19 Community Standards and Expectations:

Please review the following before beginning your workout. We ask that all members follow these guidelines while in our facilities:

Assess Your Health

  • If you are exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19: fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, muscle pain, or headache do not come to the Oakland University Recreation Center.
  • All campus community members and guests are required to complete a health screening on days they plan to visit campus to utilize the recreation center and programs.
  • Once an individual completes the daily screening, they can display a green (go) banner with the date or red (stop - leave campus) banner on their phones.

Face Mask Requirements

  • Masks are required in the facility, regardless of vaccination status, at all times except when showering or while in the pool.

Come to the Rec Center “Rec Ready”

  • Grab your Grizz ID or membership key fob, a water bottle, a lock if you plan to utilize day use lockers, and any other equipment you might want for your visit.
  • Contactless Transactions
  • You will be asked to self-scan your Grizz ID or Key Fob when entering and exiting the facility. 
  • Credit or debit payments are accepted for reduced contact payment options. We have gone cashless.
  • Memberships and lockers may be renewed online through our member portal.

Wash Your Hands

  • Hand washing and sanitizing should take place often, including pre and post workout.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility

Physical Distancing

  • We recommend that you keep six feet between you and other members.
  • Members are encouraged to minimize and avoid unnecessary physical contact with others.


  • In order to promote the health of our members we have enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices in accordance with federal, state and local recommendations.
  • Disposable wipes are available. We recommend cleaning your equipment before and after each use. Members utilizing strength equipment are required to clean and re-rack all equipment after use.
  • Do not attempt to use equipment that is non-operational or has any sign communicating nonuse for any reason stated by University Recreation & Well-Being.


  • Use of the Rec center will be on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Members should come to the Rec Center dressed in their workout clothes.

Modified Activities and Limitations

  • University Recreation and Well-Being facility hours are subject to change. We encourage you to check our website for updated hours before you visit.
  • Some activities and spaces may not be available
  • Club sports organizations may operate in accordance with Club Sports and university event and activity guidelines.
  • Wellness coaching, workshops and programs will continue as virtual offerings.
  • The Recreation & Athletic Outdoor Complex Superfield, OU Disc Golf Course and Priority Health Fitness Court are open for individual use from dawn to dusk.  Each outdoor space is a use-at-your-own-risk facility.  Users should always wash their hands and follow social distancing guidelines.