We have modified hours on all holidays observed by the university. Please be sure to check the Hours section on our home page or call Member Services, 513-556-0604, to find more information about alternate hours due to holidays.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Campus Recreation Center and Fitness Center open on holidays? Expand
What are the CRC Climbing wall hours of operation? Expand
Where are the CRC classrooms? Expand
Although the CRC classrooms are located in the same building as the Rec Center, they are not inside the Rec Center. By taking the steps or elevator located off of the MainStreet passageway you will have access to all classrooms located in the CRC.
How many laps on the CRC suspended track equal a mile? Expand
The suspended track is 1/8 of a mile; one must run 8 laps (in the outside lane) to equal one mile.
Do athletes practice at the CRC? Expand
The only varsity team that uses our facility for regular practices and/or competitions is UC Swimming and Diving. The pools remain open during their practices with lanes available for members; any closure for meets will be posted in advance.
Can I enter/exit through the glass doors at the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley? Expand
The glass doors are for emergency use only, the alarm will sound if they are opened.
Is there an on-site EMT or Trainer? Expand
No; however in lieu of an EMT or an on-site trainer, all staff members in leadership positions are required to be CPR, AED and First Aid certified. Our vicinity to the local hospitals and our emergency action plan help us respond to all emergencies as quickly as possible.
I forgot my UC/CRC ID. Can I still enter the Recreation Center? Expand
Members are permitted to use an alternate form of photo-identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport, etc.) up to three times per semester.
If a student has lost their UC ID, he/she must obtain a new ID from Public Safety for a fee. If a member has lost their CRC ID, he/she will need to purchase a new ID from Campus Recreation for a $10 fee.
I am a student, faculty or staff member. Can you print me a new UC ID if mine is lost, stolen or damaged? Expand
Membership, Student, and Guest Access
I am a part-time student. Can I still have access to the facility? Expand
Since part time students only pay a portion of the Campus Life Fee, there is a $60/semester charge to enter the facility.
I am a regional campus student/ co-op student. Can I still have access to the facility? Expand
Since branch students and Co-Op students do not pay the Campus Life Fee, there is a $120/semester charge to enter the facility.
What are my options for summer since I am on Medical School quarters? Expand
Access to the CRC for Medical Students is based on the Medical School terms. Access is granted from the Sunday before classes begin until the Saturday before the next term begins. Summer memberships can be purchased for $130/semester or $12/week.
I would like to bring my kids and a couple of their friends in to swim. What do I need to do? Expand
The parents of your kids' friends will need to sign waivers of liability to bring with you to the Member Services Desk. Each guest pass is $10, and you will need an ID and a waiver for yourself and your kids, if you haven't already signed one.
I would like to bring a guest to the Recreation Center or Fitness Center. Is there a fee? Expand
All guests are welcome at the Campus Recreation Center and the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley. A guest accompanied by a member will be charged a $10 per day fee. A guest who would like to use the facility without a member sponsor is assessed a $20 per day fee. All guests must provide a photo ID and sign a waiver of liability to enter the facility.
Members who bring guests are responsible for them while they are using the facility. Guests are expected to remain with their sponsor throughout their visit.
I'm not ready to commit to a year contract. Are there any short term memberships? Expand
Cancellation and Membership Freezes
How do I cancel my membership? Expand
Complete a membership cancellation form online, or get one from the Member Services Desk. All cancellations MUST be submitted in writing.
Cancellation forms must be turned in by the 15th of the month prior to the month that you would like to cancel. Cancellations during the initial one year contract will only be permitted in cases of a physician verified illness or a move outside of the 50 mile radius of UC. All early cancellations will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee.
I am leaving on sabbatical for the next six months. Can put my membership on hold until I return? Expand
Annual memberships may be maintained as inactive for a $5 monthly fee, for a minimum of two months. Months paid at a $5 rate do not count towards the completion of an annual contract. Current membership rates will be applied to all reactivated memberships. Submit a Membership Freeze form online or at the Member Services Desk.
Is parking included in my membership? Expand
Parking is not automatically included in your membership, however it is available to all Community, Affiliate and Alumni members as well as their spouses, domestic partners and/or legal dependents. Pricing and eligibility information can be found under Membership. UC students, faculty, and staff must purchase parking through UC Parking Services.
Can I use parking while on campus at any time, or just to come into the CRC or FC? Expand
Parking is only to be used while in the Recreation Center or Fitness Center, this is monitored on a monthly basis. Misuse will result in immediate termination of parking privileges.
Lockers, Towels & Rentals
What is the cost to use a locker for the day? Expand
There is no fee for day-use lockers; they can be utilized on a first-come first-served basis.
When using a locker at the Campus Recreation Center, a member just needs to bring a lock. If the member does not have a lock, they are available for purchase at the Member Services Desk. Locks and belongings must be removed from day use lockers by closing on the day of use.
Semester and Annual rental lockers are available to our members. Additional information can be found at the Member Services Desk.
When using a locker at the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley, a member just needs to bring a quarter or a lock. The CARE/Crawley facility utilizes quarter lockers, day-use lockers, and rental lockers.
Do the CRC and Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley offer towel service? Expand
Towel service is available in both of our facilities! We have daily, semester and annual rates. We also have the option to purchase a towel punch pass that is valid for 1 year from the time of purchase.
Can I rent Racquetball and/or Badminton racquets and balls/birdies? Expand
We do not rent racquetball or badminton racquets or balls/birdies.
This isn't the same basketball I checked out; can I check this one in anyway? Expand
You are responsible for the basketball YOU checked out. If you leave the basketball behind and we collect it at the end of the night, you will be assessed a $5 fee.
If the basketball you checked out is lost or stolen a $40 replacement fee will be assessed. All fees must be settled before you will be allowed access back into the facility.
Is group fitness included in my membership? Expand
We have modified hours on all holidays observed by the university. Please be sure to check the Hours Section of our website or call Member Services, 513-556-0604, to find more information alternate hours due to holidays.
What is the difference between group fitness and a premium class? Expand
Premium classes are progressive in nature and require enrollment at the start of each session. Instructional classes build week to week and are open to member and non-members. For a small fee, instructional classes afford the personalized approach that training does with the group setting of a class.
Is there a pool at the fitness center at CARE/Crawley? Expand
Although there is not a pool at the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley, all members have access to the aquatic facilities at the Campus Recreation Center
How do I get to the pool? Expand
The pool is located on the lower level of the CRC. Follow along the basketball courts and you will see a sign reading aquatics. Go through 2 sets of double doors to enter the aquatics area.
What can I do at the pool? Expand
The aquatic center offers group and private swim lessons for pre-school, youth and adults. We offer instructional diving classes, aquatic fitness classes and a Masters Swim Team. Private rentals are also available. Visit the Aquatics page for a full list of activities.
Why is it difficult to swim backstroke in the lap pool? Expand
The Keating Aquatic Center (KAC) is not an easy pool to swim backstroke in. The architecturally-unique design of the ceilings does not allow for a point of focus to follow when swimming backstroke; swimmers need to use the lane lines and back stroke flags.
How do I register for Intramural Sports? Expand
- Pick a Sport and develop your team.
- Register at the Campus Recreation Center Administrative Suite (located on the east side of the Campus Recreation Center) during the registration period. CRC Administrative Suite is open Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm.
- Fill out a registration form.
- Determine which league/division you want to join.
- Pay the appropriate fee for that sport and you are registered.
- All players on your roster must be a CAMPUS RECREATION CENTER MEMBER; full time students are automatically members of the Campus Recreation Center. Part time, co-op, branch students and faculty/staff must purchase a membership at the Campus Recreation Center to be eligible for intramural play.
Note: Space is limited and is on a first-come first-servd basis. Register early!
Additional details can be found on the Intramural Sports page.
How do I become an Intramural Sports Official? Expand
- Attend all of the training clinics for your sport(s).
- Become knowledgeable in the rules and mechanics for that sport.
- Understand the policies and procedures that are set by the Intramural Sports Department.
- Work scrimmage week. You will then be evaluated on your abilities to officiate that sport.
- If you prove that you have the knowledge and skills to officiate, you will then be put on the schedule and paid for all training. If you do not make it on the schedule, you will not be paid for any training time. For more information and specific dates, visit the Intramural Sports page.
Personal Training & Nutrition
Does Campus Recreation offer Personal Training services? Expand
How long are Personal Training sessions? Expand
Training sessions are 45 minutes in duration and can take place in our private Personal Training Suite, HIT Studio, one of our Aquatic spaces, Nippert Stadium (when available), or on our 17,000 square foot Fitness Floor.
If I have a personal trainer at another gym, can I bring them to the CRC/FC? Expand
No. It is against our policy for non-campus recreation trainers to train clients in our facilities. We do offer excellent in-house personal training services.
What is a fitness assessment? Expand
A fitness assessment is a series of baseline tests performed by a trainer to create points from which to measure your progress and success. Fitness assessments measure cardio-respiratory efficiency, muscular strength and endurance, muscle and joint flexibility, and body composition and can be tailored to the client's needs.
Does Campus Recreation offer Nutrition services? Expand
Yes. Nutrition counseling sessions are available for a wide variety of nutrition-related needs and are led by a licensed, Registered Dietitian. For more information please visit the Nutrition section.