Southeast Missouri State University

Student Recreation Center Guidelines and Procedures


Southeast Missouri State University's Student Recreation Center is a 90,000 square-foot facility open to students, faculty and staff. The building consists of five multi-purpose courts, a four lane track, six racquetball courts, a climbing wall, weight room and cardio vascular equipment. Please read our guidelines and procedures to insure a positive experience for all participants.

Identification Card Requirements

It is required that Southeast students and faculty/staff present a valid Southeast identification card to enter Student Recreation Centers.

Daily Guest Pass (non-members)

  • There is no “drop-off”. An adult must remain with children at all times.
  • Guest passes are $5/person per visit, this is an entrance fee for all guests (including parents and children).
  • Guests are required to provide a valid photo ID and must complete a “Daily Pass Registration Form” (children do not need a valid photo ID but must be accompanied by the adult that completed the guest passes at all times)
  • An adult purchasing a guest pass may purchase additional guest passes for up to three children during Family Hours, non-members pay the guest pass rate for all guests (see “Family Hours” information)
  • Children under one year of age are free.

Towels, Lockers & Equipment

Towel and locker service and recreational sports equipment are available for check-out at the Operation Center. To obtain these services, the member must present their ID. The ID will be retained at the Operation Center in exchange for the equipment until all equipment checked out is returned. Should items be lost, stolen, or damaged, the member or parent/legal guardian will be charged for replacement of the equipment. Some equipment such as portable volleyball net sets and racquetball/tennis rackets require a small rental fee. Racquetballs can be purchased at the Operation Center.

Smoking Guideline

All of the Southeast recreational facilities are non-smoking, no tobacco facilities.

Food & Drink

Food and drink are allowed in the lobby area only unless approved for special occasions.

Accidents & Injuries

Participation in programs and services offered by Recreation Services is voluntary; individuals assume responsibility for their own safety and health. Individuals who intend to participate in vigorous activities should, for their own protection, have a physical examination to determine if they are physically able to participate. Medical insurance, which would cover expenses incurred by an injury, is strongly recommended.

Campus Visitors

It is the guideline of Recreation Services to enable University Departmental visitors to use all recreational facilities during their stay on campus. Departments, institutes, or other campus-sponsored conferences may purchase daily guest passes on an individual basis. There are two ways to do this:

Department may send a list of attendees (of a meeting/course they are sponsoring) to the Recreation Services Office at the SRC. The list will be posted at the Operations Center where a campus visitor whose name appears on the list may purchase a daily guest pass. A photo ID is required.

Departments who wish to pay for their attendees’ recreation privileges may send a list to the Recreation Services Office at the SRC. Daily guest passes will be issued for each guest for the period specified by the Department. The Department must then provide a voucher for the total amount due for the passes at the time the passes are issued.

Family Hours

Family Hours – Student Recreation Centers

Friday 5 p.m. to Sunday 5 p.m. during regular hours.

Family Hours – Student Aquatics Center

The SAQ is always family friendly, but during Fitness Swim times the balls, zip-line, bouldering wall, etc are not available.

Family Hours Rules

The parent/guardian MUST REMAIN WITH THEIR CHILDREN at all times.

Children age 15 and under are allowed in the Student Recreation Centers only during Family Hours. Legal dependents 16 and 17 years of age may enter with a parent/guardian SRC member free during family hours, but the parent/guardian must remain with the child. Children 16 or older may purchase a guest pass or a membership at any time.

Spouses and legal dependents age 18 or more may purchase a $5 daily guest pass or purchase a membership for admittance.

SRC Members may bring up to three legal dependents free of charge. (Non-members may purchase a guest pass for themselves and additional guest passes for up to three children.)

At least one parent/legal guardian must be an SRC member, accompany and physically supervise the child at all times in all activity areas during Family Hours.

Children under the age of 14 are not allowed near the weight or cardio equipment, and are not allowed in those areas. The parent/guardian may not leave their dependent in one area as they go use another area (they can't workout while the child sits or shoots baskets).

A parent/legal guardian must check out equipment on behalf of the child.

Dependents ages 0-1 are free, but must be supervised at all times.

Drop-In Group Court Policy

Groups of 6 or more students or members who are not affiliated with a student organization or athletics can occupy court space for activities other than basketball if all of the following occur:

  1. Group has at least six people
  2. No one is currently using the court
  3. At least one court is open for basketball
  4. If anyone wants to play basketball and your group has begun playing, after one hour, your space is lost. Groups will be notified if this is the case by the facility supervisor and ending time will be verbally stated to the group.

If groups would like the court after 9 PM, the opportunity to formally reserve is available (ex. volleyball and indoor soccer). Groups of 6 or more can call (573) 651-2147 to request space. Decision will be made based upon reserved court space available. Reservations are taken for the day desired only and must be made before 3 p.m.

For student recreation center or intramural field reservations please contact Eric Redinger:

Summer Facility Hours (May 18 - Aug. 20)

Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 5:30 - 7:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 4 - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*All facilities will be closed May 26 & July 4.