Campus Rec equips students to pursue better lives using physical activity as our platform. For just 30 minutes a day, or 150 minutes a week, exercise helps you better deal with stress and anxiety, improves mood, focus and motivation and primes the brain to learn faster. What can Campus Rec do for you?

Campus Recreation Opening August 21st, 2020:

Campus Recreation is open to students, faculty, and staff with limited hours, operations, and new policies and procedures in place.

Monday – Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

These additional policies and procedures will be in place until further notice in order to keep the UMKC community safe and healthy.

  • During Phase 1, we will only be open for UMKC students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Community memberships will NOT resume at this time. A return date for community members has not been determined. 
  • Community members wanting to request a refund should email to submit their request. 
  • No daily guest passes will be sold.
  • Patrons must enter Swinney Center through the main entrance on the Southeast side of the facility. The North entrance will be closed to patrons.
  • Upon entering the facility, patrons will have their temperatures checked.
    • Individuals with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be asked to exit the facility.
  • Students and faculty/staff must have their student/employee ID card to check into the facility.
  • Face masks will be required at all times, including during workouts (with the exception of swimming).
  • Drinking fountains will be closed but the water bottle refill machine will be available for use in the fitness center.
  • We will no longer accept cash payments. 

Facilities/Programs Available:

  • Fitness Center
  • Aquatics Center
    • Pool only. Sauna and Steam Room will remain closed.
    • 1 person per lane, lap swimming only. 
  • Old Swinney Gymnasium
    • 1 person per basket and individual activities only
    • No pickup basketball games
  • Outdoor Track
  • Recreational Field
    • Individual activities only
    • No pickup soccer games
  • Restrooms
  • Locker Rooms with some restrictions
    • We recommend you come dressed for your workout.
    • If you'd like to use a locker in the locker room, please bring a personal lock.
    • REMINDER: Personal locks may NOT stay on overnight. 
    • If you are interested in a locker rental please visit the Membership Office. 
  • Intramurals
  • Group Fitness Classes/Studio B
    • Limited capacity with social distancing and enhanced cleaning efforts.

Facilities/Programs Unavailable:

  • Courts 1 – 4 (downstairs)
    • Reserved for Kansas City Athletics
  • Indoor Track
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Squash Court
  • Studio A, C, & D
  • Sauna & Steam Room
  • Service Center
    • No equipment, towel, or locker service
  • Drinking fountains
    • Water bottle filling machine still available in Fitness Center
  • Building Reservations
  • Hospital Hill Annex will remain closed for the 2020 Fall Semester



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Student Employment

“I learned many values that I would like to develop in my next job and in life. I made friendships that completely changed my life at Campus Rec. It’s more than just a work team, but it is a job where managers and coworkers care for each other. “

Cyrielle Kern

UMKC Alumna, '19

"Exercise renews the body, supports the spirit and keeps the mind in vigor. Run hard, leap high, throw strongly and endure.” – E.F. Swinney