Facility Guidelines

General Facility Spaces

General Guidelines
  • Users must be at least 18 years of age with no medical issues that would preclude safe participation.
  • Please carry student ID or valid form of identification at all times.
  • To avoid clutter and trip hazards, personal items & bags are not permitted in the Jungle Annex. MizzouRec is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please secure your belongings in the lockers provided throughout the facility.
  • No gum chewing in Jungle Annex or in the Student Recreation Complex at any time.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. All shoes must have non-marking soles; no open-toed shoes.
  • Proper workout attire is required. Shirts must be worn at all times and should cover the midriff and torso; no jeans.
  • Members may not enter into any for-profit business agreements that utilize MizzouRec Services facilities and equipment. Personal training or private instruction at any MizzouRec facility is restricted to those individuals who are specifically employed by MizzouRec for this purpose. No solicitation is allowed.
  • The use of any photographic device, including but not limited to: cameras, phones and wearable technology, is prohibited inside the Student Recreation Complex. Request for use can be made via our online Media Access Request form.
  • In accordance with the University’s Tobacco-Free policy, the use of any tobacco products is prohibited in and around the recreation and fitness facilities.
  • Disorderly conduct, abuse of the facility, equipment, or staff and/or disregard for the Student Recreation Complex guidelines could result in immediate dismissal from the facility.
  • Additional sanctions may include: disciplinary action, reimbursement for damages, and/or potential suspension from the facilities and programs.
  • Members or guests asked to leave by the staff will not be refunded any paid charges.
  • MizzouRec staff reserves the right to implement any rules or guidelines that protect the health, safety and well-being of the facility and its users.
Jungle Gym Guidelines
  • Proper workout attire is required.
  • For safety reasons no bags are permitted in the fitness spaces
  • MizzouRec is not responsible for lost or stolen items please secure your belongings in the lockers provided.
  • Disinfect each piece of equipment after use with wipes provided.
  • Do not drop weights. This can cause injury to you or others and damage to equipment and the facility.
  • Must be at least 18 years old to use Jungle Gym.
  • Cardio machines have a 30 minute time limit and will shut down after 30 minutes.
  • MizzouRec staff reserve the right to implement rules that protect the safety of the facility and users.
  • Personal training or private instruction at any MizzouRec facility is restricted to those individuals who are specifically employed by MizzouRec for this purpose. No solicitation is allowed.
Pump Room Guidelines
  • Proper workout attire is required.
  • For safety reasons no bags are permitted in the fitness spaces
  • MizzouRec is not responsible for lost or stolen items please secure your belongings in the lockers provided.
  • Disinfect each piece of equipment after use with wipes provided.
  • Do not drop weights. This can cause injury to you or others and damage to equipment and the facility.
  • Do not remove weights from this space
  • Must be at least 18 years old to use Pump Room/Quiet Room.
  • MizzouRec staff reserve the right to implement rules that protect the safety of the facility and users.
  • Please re-rack weights.
  • Personal training or private instruction at any MizzouRec facility is restricted to those individuals who are specifically employed by MizzouRec for this purpose. No solicitation is allowed.
Indoor Track Guidelines
  • Must be at least 18 years old to use Track.
  • Walkers use inside lanes. Runners use outside lanes.
  • Call out when passing another user.
  • For safety no weights are allowed on the Track.
  • Please disinfect mats after use with wipes provided and re-rack.
  • Please re-rack medicine balls and kettle bells.
Jungle Annex Guidelines
  • Disinfect each piece of equipment after use with the wipes provided.
  • Use the weight posts attached to all plate-loaded equipment for racking and storage of weight plates. Do not lean weights against equipment or walls.
  • Do not remove weights from the jungle annex.
  • The use of chalk or any other lifting substance is prohibited in the jungle annex.
  • Avoid sitting on weight machines or benches during resting periods. “work-in” with others on all strength equipment to optimize the usage of this area.
  • Olympic bars must remain on benches. Do not remove for other work outs.
  • Always notify staff if you notice any broken, damaged or unsafe equipment.

Mizzou Aquatic Center

General

  • Mizzou Aquatic Center Staff has final authority on all matters in the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
  • In case of emergency, the Emergency Action Plan is started by one long whistle blast. All patrons must exit the pool immediately, and follow instructions from Mizzou Aquatic Center Staff.
  • The use of any part of the Mizzou Aquatic Center is prohibited unless supervised by a lifeguard.
  • To maintain safety, the Mizzou Aquatic Center Staff may require patrons to demonstrate swimming ability.
  • Patrons with skin diseases, infections or open sores, or who have had diarrhea within the last two weeks are not permitted to use the pools. Bandages are not permitted in pools.
  • Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted. Water wings, baby floats, inner tubes, and rings are not permitted. Kick boards, aqua jogger belts and pull buoys are not personal floatation devices.
  • Voluntary hyperventilation prior to underwater swimming and underwater breath holding is a dangerous activity and can lead to unconsciousness and death during dives. Swimmers should not engage in hyperventilation prior to either practice.
  • Showers are encouraged before entering the pools or the whirlpool to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • Nose blowing and spitting in the pool or gutters is prohibited.
  • Footwear is required outside of the pool decks, locker rooms, and Martial Arts Studio.
  • Direct supervision and active engagement are required for minors in the Student Recreation Complex and Mizzou Aquatic Center.
  • Proper swimming attire is required.
  • Running or horseplay is not permitted in any areas of the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
  • Gum chewing and food are not permitted in the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
  • Metal objects that will cause rust, such as bobby pins are prohibited.
  • Glass objects are strictly prohibited: This includes masks with glass faceplates.
  • Do not block doorways and emergency exits.
  • Only MizzouRec Tiger Swim lessons are permitted in the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
  • Water polo or other water games, which require the use of a ball, are not be permitted in any of the pools without prior authorization from the Mizzou Aquatic Center staff.
  • Soft foam balls and small toys are permitted during Open Swim in the Tiger Grotto only. These toys must be used in a safe manner and not endanger other patrons. Tennis balls, footballs, hard balls, squirt guns, etc. are prohibited.
  • Hanging onto lane lines is prohibited.

50M Pool

  • Swimming is permitted only during posted hours in designated lap lanes.
  • Lap swimmers must swim in a circular pattern.
  • No diving allowed. All individuals must use a feet-first entry during recreational swimming in the competition pool.
  • Swimming under the bulkhead is prohibited. Patrons are not permitted to walk across the bulkhead.
  • Starting blocks are for the sole use of approved groups under the supervision of a coach.
  • Pool times and lane availability are subject to change.

Diving Well

  • Swimming is permitted only during posted hours in designated lap lanes.
  • Diving from the side is allowed in designated lap lane areas only or in other parts as determined safe by the Mizzou Aquatic Center staff.
  • Tower and diving boards are for approved group use only.
  • Pool times and lane availability are subject to change.

Tiger Grotto

  • Diving and jumping into the water are not allowed in Tiger Grotto.
  • Only Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted.  This includes water wings, baby floats, inner tubes, etc.
  • Direct parental supervision and active engagement are required for children in the Student Recreation Complex and Mizzou Aquatic Center
  • Patrons are not allowed to walk on, jump on or off any of the water walls, islands or fountain.
  • Soft balls, small toys and sinking aides such as rubber bricks, rings and pucks are acceptable with proper use, as determined by the Mizzou Aquatic Center Staff.  Tennis balls, footballs, hard balls, squirt guns, rings, and rafts, are prohibited.
  • Pool times and lane availability are subject to change.

Truman's Pond

  • Proper swimming attire is required. Thongs and street clothes are prohibited.
  • Food is not permitted in Truman’s Pond.
  • Only drinks in resealable containers are allowed. Cans and cups are not allowed.
  • Diving is not permitted in Truman’s Pond.
  • Pool availability subject to change and weather permitting.
  • Season runs approximately late April-early October, subject to weather.

Hot Tubs

  • Use of the hot tub is only permitted for those 17 years of age and older.
  • Limiting use of the hot tub to no more than 15 minutes is recommended.
  • Submerging your head in the hot tub is not recommended due to the extreme water temperature.
  • Jumping over hot tub walls is not permitted.
  • Individuals with health problems such as obesity, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, circulatory problems, diabetes, seizures, epilepsy, who are pregnant, or who are taking medication should consult their physician before using the hot tub.
  • The hot tub should not be used immediately after strenuous exercise.

Outdoor Spaces

Stankowski Outdoor Complex

Stankowski Outdoor Complex was built with student fee dollars and is maintained by fees paid annually by MU students, MizzouRec members & guests. Requests for use of the complex by non-members for activities and events should be directed to MizzouRec at 573-884-5600.

The Stankowski Outdoor Complex turf and track surfaces are proprietary, requiring maintenance according to the manufacturer’s specific instructions. Do not attempt to perform any maintenance including the removal of snow or ice. Attempts to clean or restore the surfaces may cause irreparable harm at great expense to those causing the damage. Report all maintenance issues to MizzouRec at 573-884-5600.

Prohibited equipment, activities and items include:

  • Metal spikes
  • Tobacco & alcohol products  of any kind
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Gum & gum chewing
  • All other foods
  • Four-legged creatures
  • Glass bottles or glass containers of any type
  • Roller blades, cycles of any kind, skateboards, and strollers
  • Folding chairs, canopies, tables
  • Fence climbing & activities that can damage the fences
  • Hanging or attaching equipment  to the fences
  • Sports & activities which require: batting or throwing hard, unyielding equipment. Examples: softball,baseball, cricket, lacrosse, golf, and stickball
  • Any potentially damaging objects  or activities without prior approval

Mizzou Tennis Center

  • Eligible students who are currently recognized as having successfully paid the MU student recreation fee will be permitted to reserve and use open courts provided they are able to present a valid student identification card. Students who are unable to do so will be restricted from facility use.
  • Student reservations are restricted to the outdoor courts only.
  • The maximum time allotment for each court reservation shall be limited to one and one half hours.
  • Courts can be reserved up to one week prior to play.
  • All walk-on patrons must register with the MTC reception desk.
  • Walk-on patrons will be able to obtain a court for immediate play, provided the availability of open court space.
  • Mizzou student patrons (MTC non-members) are not permitted to bring guests. 

Please visit this page for more information on the Mizzou Tennis Center.