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Rules & Regulations

As a recreation facility that caters to students, faculty, staff and community users, following the rules and safety provisions set up by the Wellness Center is very important. A valid University ID card or registered membership is required to enter.

The Wellness Center is able to facilitate an array of activities such as: basketball, volleyball, flag football, racquetball, tennis, soccer, running/jogging, weight lifting, cardio machines, swimming, aerobics, yoga and spinning.

The following rules are in place for these activities:

  • Anyone under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Guest passes on a per visit basis are available for $7 with an ID and signed waiver.
  • No sandals, open-toed shoes or boots are allowed in any activity area.
  • Shirts are required at all times.  Chest and buttocks must be covered at all times.  
  • Cell phones are not allowed in open view in the men's or women's locker rooms.
  • No spitting on floors, walls, water fountains, restroom sinks, etc.
  • Headphones must be used with all personal radios and other electronic listening devices.
  • The possession, use and/or distribution of alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco products and dangerous weapons are not allowed in any facility, as defined by University Student Code of Conduct.
  • Bicycles must be stored in the racks provided outside the facilities (please lock your bike).
  • The Wellness Center is not responsible for any personal items left unattended and/or unsecured in any facility. Personal items may be locked in day-use lockers that are available in both the men's and women's locker rooms.
  • Outside groups or individuals will be prohibited from promoting or marketing a product or service that has not been endorsed by the University of South Dakota or the USD Wellness Center.

The age following guidelines will be followed in regards to facility usage:

Ages 5 & Up

  • Utilize the rock wall with parent in pit

Ages 6 & Up

  • Utilize the track with supervision
  • Use the courts with supervision
  • Use the Dakotadome Pool with supervision

Ages 10-11

  • Attend Group Fitness classes if accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

Ages 12-13

  • Use cardio and weight equipment

Failure to abide by these policies and/or regulations posted in facilities or requests made by any campus recreation employee can result in ejection or suspension from the building and program privileges.

Certain activities are prohibited in the Wellness Center during recreational hours. The list below provides examples; however, the Wellness Center office reserves the right to ban any activity they deem unsafe.

  • No baseball/softball activities will be allowed.
  • No activity of any kind is allowed on the concourse.
  • No flying of electric or battery powered model planes.
  • No organized boxing or related mixed martial art activities.
  • No wrestling
  • No golf.
  • No skateboards.
  • No rollerblades (exception for MAC).
  • Personal Training is not allowed by non-USD Wellness Center personnel.  
  • We strongly discourage any outside equipment inside the Wellness Center for recreational purposes.
  • No balloons of any size.
  • Animals are not permitted in facility, except trained service animals.