Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889


University Recreation and Well-Being COVID-19 Community Standards and Expectations:

Please review the following before beginning your workout. We ask that all members follow these guidelines while in our facilities:

Assess Your Health

  • If you are exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19: fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, muscle pain, or headache do not come to the Oakland University Recreation Center.
  • All campus community members and guests are required to complete a health screening on days they plan to visit campus to utilize the recreation center and programs.
  • Once an individual completes the daily screening, they can display a green (go) banner with the date or red (stop - leave campus) banner on their phones.
  • Members wishing to access the recreation center will be required to show the green (go) banner on their phones before checking in to use the facility.
  • Rec access will not be given to those whose health screening form shows a red banner.

Face Mask Required

  • Members are required to wear cloth face coverings throughout the facility at all times. University Recreation and Well-Being staff will be wearing a face covering and we need you to do the same.

Come to the Rec Center “Rec Ready”

  • Wear your workout clothes to the Rec Center. Locker rooms and restrooms are available on a limited basis.  Showers will be closed.
  • Grab your Grizz ID or membership key fob, a water bottle, a lock if you plan to utilize day use lockers, and any other equipment you might want for your visit. Equipment check-out will not be available.
  • Contactless Transactions
  • You will be asked to self-scan your Grizz ID or Key Fob when entering and exiting the facility. This will both minimize touchpoints and assist with monitoring maximum capacity numbers.
  • Credit or debit payments are accepted for reduced contact payment options. We have gone cashless.
  • Memberships and lockers may be renewed online through our member portal.

Wash Your Hands

  • Hand washing and sanitizing should take place often, including pre and post workout.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility

Physical Distancing

  • Please keep six feet between you and other members.
  • Minimize and avoid unnecessary physical contact with others.
  • Equipment has been moved to facilitate physical distancing while working out. Ask our staff if you can’t find your favorite piece. We are following a phased reopening plan, and will be adding more pieces when it is determined it is safe to do so.


  • In order to promote the health of our members we have enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices in accordance with federal, state and local recommendations.
  • Disposable wipes are available. We recommend cleaning your equipment before and after each use. Members utilizing strength equipment are required to clean and re-rack all equipment after use.
  • Equipment checkout is not available. Please bring your own equipment (locks for lockers, bands, yoga mats etc).
  • Look for and use the areas taped on the floor for free weight use. Members may only use equipment in those designated areas.
  • Do not attempt to use equipment that is non-operational or has any sign communicating nonuse for any reason stated by University Recreation & Well-Being.
  • Do not attempt to move any pieces of equipment, they have been spaced according to physical distancing guidelines.


  • Use of the Rec center will be on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All patrons will be required to show the green bar on their daily screening form.
  • The facility will have designated entrances and exits.
  • Guest passes and new membership sales have been suspended at this time.
  • Members should come to the Rec Center dressed in their workout clothes.
  • Please depart the facility after you have completed your workout to help support occupancy levels and access for all members.
  • Modified Activities and Limitations
  • University Recreation and Well-Being facility hours are subject to change. We encourage you to check our website for updated hours before you visit. 
  • Some activities and spaces may not be available*
  • In our initial weeks of opening the focus will be on cardio and free weights. Two squat racks are available in addition to two bench presses and limited selectorized equipment.
  • Group Exercise classes are offered both online and in-person following physical distancing guidelines.
  • Intramural sports programming is limited to virtual offerings and in-person events that meet physical distancing guidelines.
  • Club sports organizations may operate in accordance with Club Sports and university event and activity guidelines.
  • Wellness coaching, workshops and programs will continue as virtual offerings.
  • Outdoor recreation spaces are open for the campus community. Use of outdoor spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis unless reserved by an organization. Each outdoor space is a use-at-your-own-risk facility.  Users should always wash their hands, be healthy in the sun, and follow social distancing guidelines.

Equipment and facility spaces not available at this time:

  • Activity Center
  • Cardio Loft
  • Equipment Rental
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Rec Gym - no basketball, volleyball, badminton
  • Studio 919/897/Cycle Studio