Exterior shot of the Student Recreation Center from the ground up on a sunny day

Policies and Procedures

Gymnasium Rules
  • No food or drinks allowed in the gymnasium.
  • Proper attire required (please dress in athletic attire and non-marking rubber shoes).
  • No cell phones allowed.
  • Coats and bags should be placed in cubbies or lockers.
  • Hours may vary depending upon scheduled activities.
  • No dunking or hanging on nets or rims.
  • MSU Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Changing clothes in the gym is prohibited.
  • The use of personal music is prohibited.
  • All rented items must be returned 15 minutes before closing.
  • Failure to comply with the above policies could result in immediate removal from the Student Recreation Center and/or loss of membership privileges.
Equipment Checkout
  • Must have a valid Montclair State ID/Membership to check out equipment.
  • Purchasable items can be bought with Red Hawk Dollars, cash or credit ($10.00 minimum for all credit transactions).
  • All items lost and found are to be returned to equipment checkout.
  • Lost keys will be returned to University Police at conclusion of each day.
  • Lost items will be held at equipment checkout no longer than sixty (60) days. Any items not retrieved in this time will be discarded or donated.
  • Safety goggles must be worn when playing racquetball in the racquetball courts.
  • Failure to comply with the above policies could result in immediate removal from the Student Recreation Center and/or a loss of membership privileges.
First Floor Fitness
  • Athletic attire is necessary in this area, prohibited items include: pants/shorts with a zipper, tops that do not completely cover the torso, boots, open-toed shoes, cleats, shoes with wheels and barefoot sports shoes.
  • Fitness instruction services of any kind that are not provided by certified Campus Recreation Personal Trainers are strictly prohibited.
  • All patrons must carry a hand towel when working out in fitness areas.
  • For your safety, we suggest that a spotter be utilized when lifting. If a spotter is not available, we strongly recommend using weight collars.
  • Please wipe down machines after each use with the provided equipment towel and solution.
  • Return all weights to designated areas after each use.
  • All coats and bags should be placed in lockers or provided cubbies.
  • Do not lean weights against walls or machines.
  • No dropping or slamming of weights.
  • Montclair State Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Failure to comply with the above policies could result in immediate removal from the Student Recreation Center and/or a loss of membership privileges.
General Policies

  • A valid Montclair State ID/Membership is required for access to the facility.
  • Faculty/staff and alumni must purchase a membership or can purchase a day pass with a sponsor.
  • A member can sponsor up to two guests at a time.
  • A guest must be sponsored by a current active member of the Student Recreation Center.
  • All guests must have a valid state government issued ID with a picture and date of birth to receive a guest pass.
  • A guest of a member must be at least 16 years of age to use all areas other than the pool.
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
  • Montclair students are allowed to use two free guest pass credits during each semester.
  • A guest must be in the presence of the sponsor at all times when using the facility.
  • Fitness instruction services of any kind that are not provided by a certified Campus Recreation Personal Trainer are strictly prohibited.
  • No photography or videotaping is allowed inside the Student Recreation Center unless prior written permission is granted.
  • Hand towels are required in all activity areas; limit 2 per patron.
  • Coats and bags are to be placed in the locker room or designated cubbies and be removed daily.
  • Lockers are for day use only. Rental lockers are available for purchase in the main office.
  • Proper athletic attire is to be worn in all activity areas. No bare midriffs allowed!
  • Cell phone use, food and carbonated beverages are permitted in lounge areas only.
  • Montclair State Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items in the Student Recreation Center.
  • Failure to comply with the above policies could result in immediate removal from the Student Recreation Center and/or a loss of membership privileges.
Multipurpose Rooms
  • All patrons must utilize towels provided.
  • All personal belongings must be placed in cubby before class activity commences.
  • Non-marking shoes only.
  • Use of all equipment is restricted to scheduled activities.
  • Personal use of multipurpose rooms is prohibited without proper reservations.
Pool
  • All persons using the pool must be at least five (5) years old, toilet trained and all guests must remain with the member while in the building.
  • Fitness instruction services of any kind that are not provided by Campus Recreation Instructors are strictly prohibited.
  • All persons must shower before entering the water.
  • All patrons must abide by the swim attire code (bathing suit/board shorts: gym and jean shorts are strictly prohibited).
  • The lifeguard reserves the right to decide who shall and shall not be permitted to use the pool. All lifeguards are trained and instructed to abide by all Campus Recreation policies and procedures.
  • Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be prohibited from entering the water.
  • Running, pushing, throwing into the pool, use of profanity, or behavior causing annoyance, danger or abuse is prohibited and will result in suspension from using the pool and/or all Campus Recreation Facilities.
  • U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices only.
  • The pool will be evacuated in the event of lightning and will remain closed until 30 minutes after the last evidence of lightning or thunder is present.
  • Emergency Pool Procedures:
    • If the lifeguard blows his/her whistle, look for further instruction.
    • In case of evacuation, please stay with the group and follow the lifeguard’s directions.
Second Floor Fitness
  • Athletic attire is necessary in this area, prohibited items include: pants/shorts with a zipper, tops that do not completely cover the torso, boots, open-toed shoes, cleats and shoes with wheels.
  • Fitness instruction services of any kind that are not provided by certified Campus Recreation Personal Trainers are strictly prohibited.
  • All patrons must carry a towel when working out in fitness areas.
  • Please wipe down machines after each use with the provided equipment towel and solution.
  • Return all weights to designated areas after each use.
  • Limit cardio equipment use in order to accommodate other patrons.
  • All coats and bags should be placed in lockers or provided cubbies in fitness areas.
  • No dropping or slamming weights.
  • Montclair State Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Failure to comply with the above policies could result in immediate removal from the Student Recreation Center and/or a loss of membership privileges.
Track
  • Proper footwear required on the track. Non-marking, non-cleated, rubber athletic shoes only.
  • Fitness instruction services of any kind that are not provided by certified Campus Recreation Personal Trainers are strictly prohibited.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, sprinting on the track is strictly prohibited.
  • Track flow pattern is as follows:
    • Monday – Wednesday – Friday (Clockwise)
    • Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday/Sunday (Counterclockwise)
  • Lane Assignments are as follows:
    • Inside Lane: Walking
    • Outer Two Lanes: Jogging
  • Absolutely no spitting while jogging/walking on the track.
  • Stretching should take place in designated stretching areas and is prohibited on the track.
  • Please do not stop/stand on the track.
  • Track Distance:
    • 14 Inside Laps = 1 Mile
    • 13 Middle Laps = 1 Mile
    • 12 Outside Laps = 1 Mile
  • All patrons must wear hand wraps or boxing gloves while using boxing bags.
  • Failure to comply with the above policies could result in immediate removal from the Student Recreation Center and/or a loss of membership privileges.
Campus Climate for Civility and Human Dignity Statement
  • Montclair State University is committed to the principle that it is everyone’s responsibility to foster an atmosphere of respect, tolerance, understanding and goodwill among all members of our diverse campus community.
  • As an ever-growing pluralistic society, it is fundamental to our institutional mission to create an unbiased community and to oppose vigorously any form of racism, religious intolerance, sexism, ageism, homophobia, harassment and discrimination against those with disabling conditions.
  • Furthermore, the University eschews hate of any kind and will not tolerate behavior that violates the civil and statutory rights of an individual or group.
  • Within this framework, each of us can feel free to express ourselves in ways that promote openness within a pluralistic and multicultural society.
Equal Opportunity for Employees
  • Montclair State is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in its recruitment and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disabling condition, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status or other non-job related criteria.
  • Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, retention, tenure, promotion, transfer, compensation, fringe benefits and other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with state laws and regulations.
Equal Opportunity for Students
  • Montclair State is committed to the principle of equal access to campus benefits and services (including, but not limited to admissions, residence life, financial aid, athletics, course offerings, scholarships, student employment, social and recreational programs) without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disabilities not interfering with academic performance, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or other non-academic related criteria