Recreation and Wellness Center

The Recreation and Wellness Center is committed to creating a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. The policies below are designed to execute that directive.

Assumption of Risk

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.

Banners

Banner spaces may be utilized by Registered Student Organizations to advertise their events. Banner spaces may be reserved up to five (5) times per semester, for seven (7) consecutive days per reservation. There must be at least a one (1) week span between reservations for the same banner.

Banner spaces may be utilized by Non-UCF Organizations to advertise their organization and/or events. Space is limited and UCF RSOs (Registered Student Organizations) have priority. The rate for the banner space is $125/per week; $400/per month; $1200/ per semester based on availability.

The preferred banner size is 6'x4' with 3'x5' being the smallest size. Banners that are 10'x5' will be accepted based on space availability. The banners must be event specific, stating the event name, date, time, and location. You must enter the exact verbiage on the request form for a preliminary review of content. Banners will be reviewed to ensure appropriate content and messages are conveyed. The RWC reserves the right to deny any request submitted. Banners must be professionally made out of vinyl and have metal grommets. Banners that do not meet these criteria will not be hung.

Banners will be hung and taken down by RWC staff at non-peak hours. Please drop your banner off to the RWC Administrative Office, room 204, by 5pm the day before the banner is to be hung.

Early delivery of banners will only be accepted three (3) business days prior to the reservation. Banners must be retrieved no later than five (5) business days following the removal date. We are NOT responsible for banners left after 5 days.

The Recreation and Wellness Center assumes no responsibility for damage that may occur to a banner during handling or due to weather.

The Marketing Coordinator will review your request and contact you regarding the availability and/or status of your request.

Diversity Statement

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) aspires to create an environment in which we celebrate the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity. Diversity is vital to an individual's holistic development and the social fabric of the university. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment through hiring and developing culturally competent staff members, outreaching to under-served populations and providing facilities and programs that support all members of the UCF community. Our expectation of the RWC community is to embrace an open-minded and respectful attitude toward individual differences.

Equipment Checkout

  • Participants must check out equipment with their ID.
  • Participants must show their ID to return the equipment.
  • Participants are responsible for lost or damaged equipment.
  • Participants are responsible for returning the equipment that they were issued.
  • In the event that equipment is stolen, lost or damaged, a fee will be assigned to the account the equipment was last lent out to.
  • Fees vary based on the type of equipment.
  • A student with an outstanding balance on their account for more than 7 days will not be allowed access into the RWC until the balance is paid.

Lost and Found

The Recreation and Wellness Center keeps all items for one month. After the one month period, valuables are turned over to the University Police Department and non valuable items are donated to a charity organization.

Smoke Free Policy

In recognition of the health risks caused by smoking, the University of Central Florida will provide a smoke-free environment for its faculty, staff, students and visitors beginning August 20, 2012. Our smoke-free policy will promote the health and comfort of the university community and our guests. To learn more about the new policy refer to the University's new smoke-free website.

Surveillance System: Camera Policy

The Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) recognizes the need to strike a balance between the individual's right to be free from invasion of privacy and the institution's duty to promote a safe environment for all community members.

The purpose of video surveillance in the Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) is to:

  • Promote a safe environment by deterring acts of harassment or assault.

  • Deter theft and vandalism and assist in the identification of individuals who commit damage to Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) property.

  • Assist law enforcement agencies with regard to the investigation of any crime that may be depicted.

  • Assist in the daily operations of the Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC).

Signs will be posted in appropriate areas, either at the entrance to the area under surveillance (e.g. on the entrance gate to the pool or building) or in close proximity to the camera informing the general public of the usage of video surveillance on campus.

At no time will persons other than those designated by the Director of the Recreation & Wellness Center have access to the monitors or to the recordings made in the course of the surveillance. Personal information contained on the recordings shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.

The focus of cameras used in video surveillance in the Recreation and Wellness Center will not cover areas where there is an expectation of privacy.

Thorguard

If you hear a warning and continue to play, you do so at your own risk! Participants will be warned by our Thorguard lightning prediction system, which sounds one prolonged blast of the horns, signaling suspension of play. All participants should leave their respective outdoor area and either return to the RWC or go to a lightning rod equipped shelter, or to your vehicle. Lightning is a severe hazard that must be viewed seriously! RWC participants should stop play and seek shelter anytime they believe lightning threatens them, even if a signal has not been sounded. Resumption of play is signaled by three five-second blasts of the horns.

Multipurpose Courts: Facility Use

Only closed-toe athletic shoes with non-marking soles are allowed.

Hanging on the rim is not permitted. Dunking between games is not permitted.

Participants must refrain from the deliberate abuse of the walls, doors, ceilings, equipment, etc. by kicking or striking with racquets, balls, etc.

Disassembling or moving equipment that has been set up is not allowed. Contact Member Services or a Building Manager with questions.

Violations of any gymnasium court rule may result in immediate ejection from the facility.

RWC Park: General

  • Students must have valid UCF ID when participating in Open Recreation and/or Intramural Sports.

  • Food, sunflower seeds, chewing gum, glass containers, cans, and beverages not in sealable containers are prohibited.

  • Smoking, chewing tobacco, alcohol, and any open flames are not permitted.

  • Golfing, metal cleats, or other sharp objects are not permitted.

  • Bicycles, rollerblades, golf carts, and other unauthorized motor vehicles are prohibited.

  • Goals, bleachers, and other equipment may not be moved without permission of staff.

  • Violation of the above polices are grounds for immediate removal from facility and may result in further disciplinary action.

  • Unmanned remote controlled aircraft systems or drones are not permitted on or above UCF Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) outdoor facilities without advance prior authorization from RWC administration.

  • Pets are not permitted on RWC facilities. Service animals that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities are permitted when in compliance with University policy.

RWC: General

  • Photo ID required. Transfer of ID’s or assistance with ineligible entry is considered fraud

  • UCF students must be at least 17 years of age: members and guests must be at least 18 years of age

  • Food and drinks are limited to hallways and vendor areas

  • Beverages must be in closed plastic containers

  • Shirt and shoes must be worn

  • Only non-marking shoes on wood floors

  • Filming is not permitted unless authorized by RWC staff

  • Pets are not permitted on RWC facilities. Service animals that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities are permitted when in compliance with University policy.

  • Please report any equipment or facility problems to the RWC staff

  • Bicycles, skateboards, motorized skateboards/scooters, hoverboards & roller blades are not permitted in the building

  • RWC is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items

  • Users are expected to be responsible, courteous, and safety conscious

  • Users who disregard policies and guidelines may be asked to leave the facility and could experience a loss of recreational services

Sand Volleyball Courts: General

This facility is for use by students, members and their registered guests. All students must be at least 17 years of age and all members and guests must be at least 18 years of age. All users are required to have photo identification with them at all times and must be willing to present it if requested by a Recreation and Wellness Center staff member. No alcohol is permitted on the premises.

Please see schedule for court availability as reservations take priority. Equipment is available for check out inside the RWC facility with proper ID. Lights automatically turn off at midnight.

Tennis Courts: General

This facility is for use by students, members and their registered guests. All students must be at least 17 years of age and all members and guests must be at least 18 years of age. All users are required to have photo identification with them at all times and must be willing to present it if requested by a Recreation and Wellness Center staff member. No alcohol is permitted on the premises.

Please see schedule for court availability as reservations take priority. Equipment is available for check out inside the RWC facility with proper ID. Lights automatically turn off at midnight.

Absence and Rain

The Absence & Rain Policy was put into place to discourage swim lesson participants from failing to attend our free classes. The policy is a way for us to ensure that our lessons are being utilized by all who are registered.

All participants who fail to attend the first lesson of the session will be automatically withdrawn from the class.

During the session if an emergency arises then it is the participant's responsibility to make their instructor aware of their absence prior to the lesson and bring proper documentation.

Only one unexcused absence will be permitted per session. Each unexcused absence will subsequently result in a $5.00 fee per absence to the participant. This policy applies for up to 3 absences. Thereafter, the participant will be removed from the program.

In the event of inclement weather, the lesson will be moved indoors, swim lessons will not be canceled.

If the participant decides that they will no longer be able to participate in the program, they MUST notify the Administrative Office at the Recreation and Wellness Center ASAP in order to withdraw. Doing so will prevent any consequences due to future absences.

Lap Pool: Facility Use

Shower before entering pool. Proper and appropriate swim attire must be worn at all times. The bathing load is 123 persons. Maximum pool temperature water shall not exceed 104F.

The following items are not permitted: Food or beverages; Alcohol and/or tobacco products; Running on pool deck; Personal flotation devices; Glass containers; Spitting, blowing nose, or discharging other bodily fluids into pool; Swallowing of pool water.

Fitness Facility & Program Policies

  • Students and Guests should adhere to all posted facility policies and comply with directives from RWC staff concerning safety and risk management. Any violation of policies may result in removal from the facility and/or restriction of access.

  • Participation is voluntary, exercise at your own risk.

  • Participants are encouraged to consult a physician prior to beginning an exercise program.

  • Participants are responsible for and should secure their own medical insurance.

  • Appropriate athletic attire is required to promote a clean and safe environment. While utilizing fitness facilities and programs within the RWC, users should follow these guidelines:

    • Jeans and cargo shorts/pants are not permitted

    • Clothing with any protruding metallic zippers, clasps, hooks, buttons and chains may not be worn

    • Athletic shoes or sneakers are required at all times. Footwear must be closed toe and have non-marking soles.

    • Shirts or tank tops must be worn at all times. Shirts or tank tops must cover the lower back, front and sides of the torso. Shirts that are manufactured or altered to expose the abdominal area or ribcage are not considered appropriate.

    • Shirts should be free of any offensive language or symbols

    • Shorts must be long enough to cover the buttocks and groin area while exercising

    • Swimming apparel is only permitted in aquatic facilities

    • The RWC reserves the right to restrict the use of any apparel deemed unsafe or inappropriate. Users may be asked to adjust apparel or risk being asked to leave the facility.

  • No bags are allowed on the weight floor

  • No standing overhead bar press with a barbells are permitted. Olympic lifts are prohibited.

  • Only Personal Trainers employed by RWC are allowed to train clients in the facility.

  • Please wipe down equipment after use.

  • Return equipment and weights to their proper location.

  • Please do not drop the free weights/dumbbells.

  • Collars are recommended to be used on free weight bars with plates.

  • Only sealable containers and sport bottles are permitted.

  • Report all injuries or broken equipment to RWC staff.

Personal Training Refund Policy

All requests for refund must be submitted in writing to the Assistant Director of Fitness. It is expected that clients will utilize the sessions bought within 6 months of the payment date.

If a client for any reason is not fully satisfied with the trainer he/she is assigned, the option is available to switch trainers to better suit the client's expectations.

Clients will only be refunded for Personal Training sessions under the following conditions:

  • Medical note signifying that the client can no longer participate in physical activity.
  • Extenuating circumstances such as military leave or transfer to another University will also be considered but must be approved by the Assistant Director

If a refund is in order, each training session is valued at the single session rate of $20.

Weightlifting Platform Policies

  • The RWC Fitness floor has platforms available for specific weightlifting exercises.

  • Deadlifting is the only authorized lift allowed on the platforms and may not be performed elsewhere in the facility.

  • Olympic lifting and any overhead lifts are strictly prohibited.

  • RWC staff reserves the right to modify or prohibit any exercises deemed unsafe or inappropriate for the platform.

  • Only the lifter and spotter(s) are permitted on the platform while an exercise is being performed.

  • Please be mindful of other patrons waiting to use the area. RWC staff reserves the right to limit the amount time spent on the platform. Please allow others to work in during peak times.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times.

  • Use collars to prevent plates from coming loose in between reps.

  • Only one set of bumper plates are permitted on a bar. Please use standard plates to increase weight.

Policies & Use

Services are offered to UCF students only. When coming into the athletic training room, please sign-in. Be sure to include your name, PID, and reason for visit. Specific treatments may require additional documentation. The athletic training room is for evaluation and treatment purposes only. Athletic trainers reserve the right to refuse treatment. Appropriate treatment for any and all musculo-skeletal injuries will be decided upon only by the athletic trainer and when necessary approved physicians will be involved.

Students must be showered and dried off prior to receiving specific treatments. Also please remove footwear while receiving treatment on the treatment tables. No cleats, dirty equipment, profanity, abusive behavior, food or drinks are allowed in the athletic training room. Non-compliance will result in immediate dismissal.

No student is permitted to operate any athletic training room equipment. No self treatment allowed! Do not remove items from the athletic training room without permission from the athletic training staff. This includes towels, tape and equipment.

Policies & Use

Walkers must use the outside lane. Faster participants must use inside lanes. Directional signs will specify clockwise or counter-clockwise running. Stretching areas are located on the West entrance to the track (near the overlook window to the pool).

The following items are prohibited: Olympic lifts; Bags and backpacks; Cargo shorts or pants; Open toed shoes; Jeans; Metal zippers, clasps, hooks, buttons or chains.

Policies & Captain's Guide

To view a complete list of IM Sports policies, please visit the Intramural Sports site and read the Captain's Guide (visit RWC Office to obtain a printed copy).

Outdoor Adventure Center

  1. All rentals require a valid UCF ID or RWC membership card.

  2. Students must be currently enrolled in classes to rent (including summer sessions).

  3. No equipment reservations are accepted. Equipment is available on first-come, first-served basis.

  4. Rental fees must be paid in full at the time of checking out the equipment.

  5. No credit or refund will be issued for unused rented equipment or for early return.

  6. Rental rates are determined as follows:

    • Daily: 1 Day
    • Weekend: 2-4 Days
    • Weekly: 5-8 Days

  7. Renter must have adequate means of transporting large equipment (i.e. boats and boards). OAC staff reserves the right to refuse a request based on renter's inadequate means of transportation for the equipment.

  8. Late fees will be assessed at the daily rate for each business day the equipment is not returned past the due date.

  9. Equipment must be properly cleaned, dried and packed prior to its return. Users will be assessed a cleaning fee for equipment that is returned dirty or wet.

  10. Fees will be assessed at the current retail price for repair or replacement of damaged or lost equipment.

  11. Individuals abusing equipment or not following procedures may be ineligible to rent equipment in the future.

  12. If renting equipment for a group, please be aware that the individual renting the equipment is responsible for all equipment as indicated on the contract and will be charged individually any late, lost, repair or cleaning fees.

  13. Equipment must be returned to the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) in the condition it left in or cleaning and damage fees will be assessed. We ask you to check over the equipment prior to leaving the OAC to identify any pre-existing damage or missing parts. Please ask the OAC staff if you have any questions as to the proper use and care of the equipment. Once in your possession, proper use and care of the equipment is your responsibility. Unreturned equipment, Unpaid late or damaged equipment fees will result in a suspension of RWC use privileges.

Climbing Tower

  • Only UCF carabiners and belay devices are to be used. Personal harnesses manufactured by approved companies, climbing shoes, and chalk balls are permitted.

  • Proper athletic attire including closed toe shoes is required while climbing.

  • It is recommended that all jewelry be removed while climbing and belaying at the tower.

  • Equipment must be checked and approved by tower staff before climbing and belaying.

  • A figure-eight follow-thru with a double overhand safety knot is required.

  • Climbers interested in belaying must pass a belay test, display appropriate card, and use proper belay techniques.

  • Bouldering is permitted up to the marked 10 ft line. Spotters are encouraged to have while bouldering.

  • No eating or drinking in the tower. Closed water containers are acceptable.

  • Horseplay or use of profanity is prohibited.

  • Participants must abide by the decisions of the Outdoor Adventure staff. Failure to adhere to these policies and staff could result in loss of climbing and/or RWC privileges.

Lake Claire

  • The ensure the safety of all guests, the following are prohibited:

    • Swimming
    • Alcohol (except for on home football games during official tailgating)
    • Tobacco (Campus initiative)
    • Fishing
    • Unauthorized vehicles on grass
    • Motorized boats
    • Personal stoves
    • Glass containers
    • Unmanned remote controlled aircraft systems or drones are not permitted on or above UCF Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) outdoor facilities without advance prior authorization from RWC administration.

  • Any safety hazards should be reported immediately to the staff.

  • Participants must abide by the decisions of the Outdoor Adventure staff. Failure to adhere to these policies could result in immediate removal of the facility, loss of equipment rentals and RWC privileges.

  • Pets are not permitted on RWC facilities. Service animals that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities are permitted when in compliance with University policy.

Equipment and Rentals

  • Only vessels authorized by the RWC staff are permitted for use on Lake Claire. Motorized vessels are strictly prohibited.

  • Grilling may only be done in the designated built in grills under each pavilion.

  • All rentals require a valid UCF Card or RWC membership card.

  • No equipment reservations are accepted. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Individuals abusing equipment and/or not following proper procedures may be ineligible to rent equipment in the future.

  • PFD's (Personal Floatation Devices) must be worn at all times while on one of the OA vessels.

  • UCF students are allowed to bring a non-UCF guest if over the age of 18. Guests must have a government-issued photo ID to participate.

Damages

  • Equipment must be returned in the condition it left the boathouse, or damage fees will be assessed.

  • Fees will be assessed at the current retail price for repair or replacement of damaged or lost equipment.

  • If participant damages boat, he/she will receive a damage report and will be contacted by the Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure within the next 5 business days.

  • The participants will be required to pay for the damages in the Outdoor Adventure Center.

Reservations

  • All groups must reserve the Lake Claire facility through the Recreation and Wellness Center.

  • Reservation requests must be made at least 21 business days prior to the day of the event or by special request pending the approval of the Assistant Director of outdoor Adventure.

  • Reservations must be canceled at least 48 hours in advance.

Release of Liability and Medical Forms

  • A waiver must be filled out in order to rent any equipment. UCF students (if under 18) need a parent/guardian signature on waiver.

Severe Weather

  • During open hours of operation, participants will be warned by the staff members of the inclement weather. All participants are recommended to leave the facility and return to the RWC, their vehicles, or a lightning-rod-equipped shelter.

Challenge Course


Reservations

  • A minimum of 8 participants is required for any Challenge Course Program.

  • Reservation requests must be made at least 21 business days prior to the day of the event, or by special request pending approval by Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure.

  • For the benefit of the group experience, participants are expected to stay for the whole extension of the program. Participants are not allowed to come after the program has already started. We encourage participants to plan accordingly for the times the program has been scheduled.

  • Reservations for the high elements are only accepted after a low element program is completed and within the same academic semester.

  • Failure to arrive on the day of the program and/or having less than 85% of the final participant count will result in a fee of $100.00 charged to the organization or group contact.

  • In order to receive the student rate, all members of the group must be current UCF students.

  • On the day of the program, participants exceeding the number stipulated on the contract by the group contact will not be allowed to participate.

Cancellation Fees

  • A $50.00 processing fee will be in effect for all cancellations.

  • A full refund minus the $50.00 processing fee may be obtained if your group cancels at least one week prior to the scheduled program date.

  • Student groups confirming less than 85% within one week of program date will be charged a fee of $50.

  • Groups who cancel within one week of the date will not receive a refund.

  • Student groups with 3 cancellation fees will be placed on hold for future reservations until meeting with Outdoor Adventure Assistant Director or his/her designee.

Group Contact

  • The group contact must be present during the challenge course program for the full extent.

  • An in-person meeting must be scheduled between the group contact and the Head Facilitator staff assigned to group at least 5 business days before the program date.

  • The purpose of the meeting is to maximize your group experience by defining goals and expectations and signing the contract.

  • Failure to schedule and meet before the program will result in the cancellation of the program.

  • A final participant count must be provided at least five (5) business days before the program date.

  • The group contact will be contacted by the Head Facilitator through the email provided on the reservation request.

  • When a high elements program is scheduled on a different date other than the low elements program (within the same semester) the group contact person must remain the same and two different meetings will be scheduled for each program with the Head Facilitator.

  • The group contact is responsible for ensuring that the group is properly informed and ready for the day's events. This includes distributing all pertinent information to parents, participants, and other key members that need to be informed of the program requirements.

Clothing and Equipment

  • All jewelry of any kind MUST be removed to participate.

  • Participants must wear appropriate athletic clothing (no jeans) and hard-soled, closed-toed tennis shoes only.

  • Members of the group cannot use personal climbing equipment and must use the gear provided by the UCF Challenge Course.

Release of Liability and Medical Forms

  • Non-UCF student participants under the age of 18 must have Medical Information Form and Release Liability Form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

  • UCF student participants under the age of 18 do not need forms signed by parent or legal guardian.

  • Minimum age required to participate at any Challenge Course Program is 16 years of age (including low and high elements).

  • Completion of the Release of Liability and Medical Information Forms are required for participation in any Challenge Course event.

Severe Weather

  • Weather conditions are variables we can't control. Cancellations based on weather will be made only by the RWC Staff.

  • If a Challenge Course program must be canceled due to severe weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the event. If the program cannot be rescheduled because RWC Challenge Course reasons a full refund will be issued.

  • A program that is 75% complete will be considered a full program and will not be rescheduled.

Adventure Trips

All trip participants are required to attend a pre-trip meeting. Outdoor Adventure makes every effort to hold pre-trip meetings at times that are convenient for most students. If a legitimate excuse arises (class) you must schedule an appointment to meet with the Trip Lead or Outdoor Adventure Coordinator prior to the pre-trip meeting. Failure to attend the pre-trip meeting will forfeit your spot and your deposit.

Equipment

Some trips, usually three nights or longer, may require you to purchase certain items such as clothing, and/or gear. They are not limited to but may include: boots, synthetic clothing, gloves, rain gear, etc. We will provide some items that are essential to the trip. These items will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. Typically, participants are responsible for showing up with the appropriate clothing.

Fees & Refunds

Trip deposit or the total cost is required to hold a spot on the trip roster. Full payment for trips is required by the trip sign-up deadline posted for the trip or your spot will be given to someone on the waiting list. All trip costs are non-refundable, except in the event that the RWC Outdoor Adventure Trips program cancels a trip due to weather, insufficient participation or destination availability issues, at which time participants will receive a full refund.

Trip Safety

Precautions will be made to ensure utmost safety for all trips. It is important for all participants to inform the Trip Lead or Outdoor Adventure Coordinator of any pertinent medical information by the completion of the medical form. If you have a specific medical condition that requires prescription medication, it is your responsibility to have ample supplies on the trip. In addition, the consumption of alcohol and tobacco products is not permitted on any trip. Failure to comply with this policy can result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct and / or being sent home at your expense.

Extended Trip Participant Availability

In an effort to offer opportunities to new participants to attend extended trips (defined as 4 nights or longer), participants will enter each school year as a new participant. After attending an extended trip, they will be considered a returning participant. After the first extended trip of the year, 80% of trip spots will be available to new participants, while 20% of trip spots will be available to returning participants.

In the circumstance that an extended trip is geared towards experienced participants, 80% of trip spots will be available for returning participants, while 20% will be available to new participants.

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.