Whether you're a student who needs some space for a campus organization, or you're a member of the community hosting a special event, Swinney Recreation Center has spaces that can accommodate your needs.
Spaces within Swinney Recreation Center may be available to community organizations for certain special events. Swinney Recreation Center has been the facility of choice for groups hosting functions ranging from sports tournaments to music concerts to gymnastics competitions. Rental and service fees vary depending on the type of group renting (on-campus versus off-campus), the nature of the event, the equipment and staff required, and the extent of the setup required for the event. Facility requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that priority in scheduling our facilities is given to Academic and Activity classes, Campus Recreation programs, University events (including Intercollegiate Athletics) and drop-in recreation opportunities for UMKC students and SRC members. If you are interested in holding an event at the Center please contact our administrative offices at 816.235.5471 for details.
~ Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. —Plato
Student Organization Reservations
Spaces within Swinney Recreation Center may be available to student organizations for philanthropic and team building. If your organization would like to reserve an area of Swinney Recreation Center, please be aware of the required procedures. Reservations are required to be made with a minimum of two weeks advance notice.
Student groups and organizations must first complete a facility request form and facility usage agreement (PDFs available online here) and return it to the SRC Campus Recreation/Membership Office. You may also elect to email them as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org). Handwritten and incomplete forms will not be accepted.
Student groups and organizational events hosted at Swinney Recreation Center may be subject to the auspices of the Campus Events Committee.
Events committee must approve
Events that will require prior approval will include those that involve:
- Equipment needs including tables, chairs, electricity and audio/visual
- Funds will be raised/collected
- Police presence required
- Any outdoor events
- Any contracts must be signed
- Office of Student Involvement
- Campus Facilities Management
- Fire Inspector (when applicable)
- Residential Life (when applicable)
- Risk Management
- Room Reservations
- Student Representation
- Student Union/University Center Administration
- Swinney Recreation Center Administration
- UMKC Police Department
- Vice Chancellor of SAEM Office
- Additional campus entities on a case by case basis as needed
The Campus Events Committee
The Campus Events Committee is designed to assist student organizations with the event planning process and ensure they are abiding by university policies and procedures. This process will also assist the campus administration in effectively communicating upcoming campus events.
Upcoming dates of committee meetings:
The committee will meet with organizations at least two weeks prior to the event. All forms must be provided to the Office of Student Involvement by 5 p.m. one week prior to the Campus Events Committee meeting they wish to be present at, therefore at least three weeks prior to their event.