The University of Colorado Recreation Services Department has developed guidelines in an effort to create the greatest and safest facility for all participants. Campus Recreation policies are designed for the protection of members, employees, and facilities.

Entry and access

  • All currently enrolled full-fee paying CU students must present their CU BuffOne Card to enter the Student Recreation Center. Non-student, non-fee paying members shall present either a CU BuffOne Card, or a valid Membership Card and a photo ID.  All patrons shall have their ID on their person at all times while using the facility. 

  • CU Faculty and Staff, non-member students, members of the Alumni Association, as well as University affiliates may use the Rec Center on a drop-in basis by purchasing a daily pass at the designated rate.  Drop-in user shall present a BuffOne Card, Alumni Association card, or other documentation as proof of eligibility.  For the spouse/partner/family rate, primary membership is required and must be purchased first. If the affiliated patron is not going to purchase a primary membership, then the spouse/partner may purchase a primary membership for the regular fee (not the spouse/partner rate). In either case, the patrons must present a marriage license/certificate, joint tax return(s), proof of joint bank account or a lease with the same residence. City of Boulder Domestic Partnership registration is also accepted. 

  • All full fee-paying students, members with a current membership, and qualified drop-in users may invite up to three guests per day. Guests must purchase a daily pass at the designated rate.  Guests must present a photo ID and sign waiver upon purchase of a daily pass. Sponsors are responsible for guests’ behaviors as well as loss/damage to the Rec Center equipment and/or facilities. 

  • CU BuffOne Cards, memberships and passes to the CU Recreation Center are non-transferable. Attempts to use another member's ID or provide a member ID for another use violates University and State regulations, and the ID will be confiscated. A $15 fee is required to reclaim the confiscated ID. 

  • All other University and campus policies, procedures and guidelines apply and are in effect in conjunction with these CU Recreation Center policies and guidelines, including but not limited to Discrimination and Harassment policies, Sexual Misconduct policies, and Student Conduct policies.

  • Children 14 and younger are not permitted in the Rec unless they are participating in age specified department sponsored program or event unless accompanied by an adult with a membership, guest pass or approved affiliation. Children 14 and younger are not permitted in the weight rooms, on cardio equipment, or ice rink during drop-in hockey and stick 'n puck.

  • Groups of 11 or more people must make a large group reservation ten or more days in advance to use any room or facility. Reservations can be made by emailing

  • Facility schedules are subject to change for special events.

Risk of injury

  • There is risk of personal injury in all physical activity. Rec Center use and participation is voluntary and patrons assume sole responsibility for their own medical or emergency needs.

Personal items

  • Recreation Services is not responsible for any lost, stolen, misplaced or damaged items including items stored in day use or rental lockers. Failure to remove personal items or property during full locker cleanouts or when advised by Recreation Services may result in disposal of the items or property in any manner Recreation Services deems fit.

  • Rec members and guests should secure all items in a locker. Day use lockers are available in all locker rooms and throughout the building at no charge, on a first come, first serve basis. Personal locks may not be left on day lockers overnight and all locker contents must be removed 15 minutes prior to the facility closing. There is a $5 fee to claim personal contents left overnight in a day use locker. 

Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances including marijuana, tobacco and vaping products are prohibited at the main and Will Vill Rec Centers and outdoor recreation facilities. 

  • Weapons or firearms of any type are prohibited except those that fall under the Conceal Carry Act.

  • Food and drinks are not permitted in activity areas unless explicitly approved for special events by staff. Beverages allowed in non-glass, spill proof containers.

  • Baby strollers and carriers are not permitted in activity areas or Fitness/Wellness classes.

  • Bicycles, scooters, hoverboards, and roller-skates/blades are not permitted in the Rec Center. Skateboarding is not permitted on the outdoor Rec Plaza, patio furniture, benches, bleachers, and landscape boulders. 

  • Posters, signs, and flyers are not permitted unless sponsored by CU, must be approved by Rec staff and posted in the main men’s and women’s locker room on bulletin boards. 

  • Photography and videotaping is only permitted in the Rec Center and outdoor facilities if pre-approved by Rec staff, go to:

Behavior and attire

  • The CU Recreation Center is not an open forum generally open to the public, and the Recreation Services Staff reserves the right to deny entry to anyone displaying inappropriate behavior or signs of being under the influence, including belligerence. 

  • Appropriate attire is required at all times. Shirts are required in all areas of the building except the pool and locker rooms and shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks and groin when exercising or moving. There are area specific attire and equipment requirements that must be followed at all times. 

  • Clean, non-marking, close-toed, closed heel shoes are required in activity spaces. Bare feet are not permitted except in the pool, locker rooms, mat room and studios. Cleats are allowed in the Turf Gym and outdoor fields. 

  • Members and guests are responsible for the cost of any damages resulting from disorderly or negligent conduct or misuse of equipment. 

  • Use of Recreation Services facilities for personal gain violates University policy relating to facilities, services, programs, and solicitation, and is not permitted such as, but not limited to, personal training and private lessons. 

  • All adjustments to equipment and facilities must be approved by Rec staff.