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
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.
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 nonvaluable items are donated to a charity organization.
Multipurpose Courts: Facility Use
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:
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.
The RWC utilizes the Thorguard Lightning prediction system to warn staff and users about potentially hazardous weather.
If you hear a warning and continue to play, you do so at your own risk!
Fitness Facility & Program Policies
Intramural Sports policies are governed by the annual team Captains Guide. Visit the Intramural Sports site for a copy of the guide, or visit the RWC administrative office for a hard copy.
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.
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.
Precautions will be made to ensure the 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.
Clothing and Equipment
Release of Liability and Medical Forms
Equipment and Rentals
Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability
COVID-19 Policies for Contactless Gear Rentals
The RWC Downtown is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy. Please adhere to the following facility policies:
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: