Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces.

We are only approved to allow UCSB students, faculty, and staff (and their spouses) to use our facilities at this time.

New Community memberships, as well as Day Passes, are not currently available.
Not all programs, services, and, facilities are operational at this time.

Hours of Operation

Recreation Center
Monday – Thursday: 6 am – 11  pm  |  Friday: 6 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 9  pm  |  
Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm

Customer Service Center
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm  |  Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Campus Point Rental Center
Monday – Wednesday: Closed  |  Thursday & Friday: 3 – 6 pm  |  Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Rob Gym
Open for Scheduled Activities Only

Campus Requirements

Member Information

All patrons will be required to show proof of completion of the Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey for the current day to gain access to the facilities. Patrons who do not clear the assessment or are showing symptoms will NOT be allowed to access the facility. By entering the Recreation Center, you acknowledge that you are not aware that you have signs and/or symptoms of COVID-19. 

UCSB Undergraduate Students
Do you live on campus, work on campus, or are you currently taking an in-person class on campus?
Yes: You should already be enrolled in the PnC
Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey and are getting Covid tested weekly. You will also need a negative COVID test within the past 7 days to receive a green badge.
No: Visit the Student Health page and follow the instructions. Take and pass the Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey that is emailed to you. You will also need a negative COVID test within the past 7 days to receive a green badge.

UCSB Graduate Students
Register for the daily Qualtrics Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey (Spanish and English version available). Graduate students already enrolled in the campus COVID-19 Screening program do not have to re-enroll. Weekly COVID testing is recommended but not required.

UCSB Faculty/Staff
Register for the daily Qualtrics Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey (Spanish and English version available). Faculty or staff already enrolled in the campus COVID-19 Screening program do not have to re-enroll. Weekly COVID testing is recommended but not required.  

Non-UCSB Affiliates, Community Members, and Visitors
Click here to take the daily Workflow Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey. Under the "please provide a contact" section input Rec Cen under contact name & Recreation-covidscreener@ucsb.edu under contact email. 

You must pass the daily screening to receive a green badge. Weekly COVID testing is recommended but not required.

Additional information can be found on the Return to Campus Requirements page.

Update: Effective 8/3/21, face coverings are required of all individuals in shared indoor campus spaces. Individuals that would like to take extra precautions are welcome to wear face coverings in any setting.
Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings outdoors but must wear face coverings in shared indoor spaces.
Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear face coverings in all indoor campus spaces. Face coverings are not required in outdoor spaces as long as you maintain 6 feet of physical distance.

Physical distancing must be practiced and will be enforced, both indoor and outdoor. This means staying at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart from others while waiting in lines, exercising, and walking through the facilities. Follow all directional and facility signage and respect single exit/entrance points.

The Rec Cen closed its doors on March 16, 2020, at 7 pm due to COVID-19. With a reopening plan in place, the University has approved the Recreation Department to reopen some of our facilities starting Monday, April 12, 2021.

All patrons (non-student) who had an active membership during the closure were given the opportunity to request a refund for a prorated amount. Therefore, patrons who requested and received a refund are not eligible for a membership credit. Patrons who did not request a refund during the Rec Cen closure will be issued Rec Cen membership credit for the number of days that you had an active membership during the time of our closure. Membership credit will be applied at the time of our scheduled opening. Patrons who no longer wish to receive membership credit can request a refund until April 26, 2021. 

Patrons who qualify for membership credit will be notified through email stating the number of credit days you will receive and a new membership start & end date. Please note, patrons will not be able to request different start dates. If you have not received an email with details regarding your credit days or have questions regarding your membership please contact Member Services Coordinator, Diane Gutierrez, at dianegutierrez@ucsb.edu.

Rec Cen memberships can be purchased  by coming into the Customer Service Center, open Monday thru Friday from 8:30AM-7PM. We are offering 1-month/3-month/1 -year Rec Cen memberships to purchase at the regular rates. Payroll deduction not available at this time.

  • UCSB Faculty/Staff, Spouse of UCSB student, Sponsored Member (Spouse of Faculty/Staff), and UCSB Retiree are eligible to purchase a membership.   
  • All patrons who had an active Rec Cen membership in 2020 are eligible to purchase a membership.  

UCSB Alumni & community who did not have an active Rec Cen membership in 2020 will be able to purchase Rec Cen memberships at a later date, please stay tuned. 

Rec Cen Memberships purchased during this time will have a grace period of 1 week from purchase date to request a refund. This grace period to our normal refund policy allows us to deliver choice & flexibility to our valued Rec Cen members. Once the 1 week grace period has surpassed our normal refund policies will go into effect. To request a refund please contact Member Services Coordinator at dianegutierrez@ucsb.edu or visit the Customer Service Center.

All payroll deduction memberships that were active during our closure have been canceled and fees will not resume once we reopen.

Rec Cen Faculty/Staff who had a valid payroll deduction membership and were charged during our closure period were given the opportunity to request a refund. Therefore, patrons who requested and received a refund are not eligible for membership credit. Patrons who did not request a refund during the Rec Cen closure period will be issued Rec Cen membership credit days that will be applied at the time of our scheduled opening. Patrons who no longer wish to receive membership credit can request a refund until April 26th, 2021. 

Patrons who qualify for membership credit will be notified through email stating the number of credit days you will receive and a new membership start & end date. Please note, patrons will not be able to request different start dates. If you have not received an email with details regarding your credit days or have questions regarding your membership please contact Member Services Coordinator, Diane Gutierrez, at dianegutierrez@ucsb.edu.

Returning to Recreation

Adventure Programs are offering both virtual and in-person programming. 

Virtual Programming, such as outdoor wilderness activities, can be found on shoreline.ucsb.edu.

In-person Services: Outdoor Gear Rentals, Campus Point Rentals, Outdoor Climbing Tower, Outdoor Climbing Clinics, Adventure Pass, Paddle Sports, Surfing, & SCUBA. Stay tuned for more in-person programming.

Large Pool & Small Pool: Open 

Diving Well: Closed  |  Spa: Closed

Large Pool and Small Pool are open for short course lap swimming throughout all phases and will require reservations for lap swim. 

Check-in at the aquatics table as you enter the aquatics complex. Staff will assign you a lane and guide you through the process. Adhere to directional arrows that show traffic flow. Each lane will have a chair to place your belongings. Kickboards, pull buoys and fins will not be available although you may bring your own. One unheated outdoor shower is located on the deck for a quick rinse as locker rooms and indoor showers will not be available.

 

At this time, certification classes will be offered to internal Department of Recreation student staff, UCSB students, staff, and faculty. Classes offered include; Lifeguard review courses, Lifeguard certification courses, and CPRO for non-lifeguard student staff.

American Red Cross Classes include; Lifeguard, Lifeguard Review, Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, Babysitter Training, and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

Climbing Center: Opening July 12, 2021
Hours: 
Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.  |  Saturday & Sunday: 12:30 – 6 p.m.

Free harness rentals will be available for users.

Outdoor Climbing Tower: Closed

Adventure Pass
For Adventure Pass holders, we have frozen memberships as of March 16, 2020, and will be extending memberships purchased in the 2019-2020 school year. Contact adventure@recreation.ucsb.edu with any questions.

Adventure Rental Center
Outdoor equipment is available for rent. Click Here.

Campus Point Rental Center
Outdoor equipment is available for rent. Click Here.
Hours

Monday – Wednesday: Closed  |  Thursday & Friday: 3 – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Equipment Center
Check out the equipment center to see what's available.

Intramurals are offering esports. Go to the Intramural Leagues page for more information. Contact IMSports@recreation.ucsb.edu with any questions.

We are not accepting event requests/facility rentals for on-campus student organizations, departments, and off-campus community facility rentals at this time.

Rec Cen's outdoor spaces are converted into weight and cardio training fitness areas.

Outside Area Equipment includes

  • Cardio Equipment
  • Circuit Training Machine Weights
  • 14 Schwinn Cycling Bikes
  • Rowing Machines
  • 2 Squat Racks
  • Bench Presses: Incline, Flat/Decline, & Flat 
  • Dumbbell Racks: 5-30 lbs, 15-50 lbs, & 55-100 lbs
  • Turf Area: 
    • Agility Equipment: Adjustable Hurdles, Ladders, & Rings
    • Cardio Equipment: Rowers & SkiErgs
    • Resistance Equipment: Industrial Tires, Battle Ropes, Sleds, & Speed Parachutes

Cleaning / Wiping Down

We need your help, to augment the cleaning procedures performed by our staff. We are asking you to assist in the care of your facility by using the provided sanitizing wipes on the exercise equipment, machines, etc., before and after use. Trash receptacles are available throughout the fitness spaces to dispose of used wipes.

Fitness Center 3 (FC3) is scheduled to reopen July 19th.
Cardio equipment has been positioned on the MAC court and in the Main Gym and these spaces are also scheduled to open on July 19th.

Gaucho R.E.C. classes for this summer include; tennis, pickleball, cornhole, beginning sailing, masters swim, and hoop dance. Learn more and sign up here!

Free for students. Faculty, Staff, and Community members can purchase an All-Access Pass each Quarter. Sign up here
Contact gauchorec@recreation.ucsb.edu with questions and for more information.

Group Fitness & Group Cycle classes will be offered this summer. Learn more and sign up here!

In-person programming offered this summer is Crossnet, Outdoor Wiffle Ball, Outdoor Soccer, and Basketball. Sign up here! Contact IMSports@recreation.ucsb.edu with any questions.

MAC Locker rooms are open. Come to the Recreation Center Equipment Room or Customer Service Center to purchase a locker.

Contact Operations Coordinator, Chris Clontz (chrisclontz@ucsb.edu) if you have any questions.

MAC Locker Rooms are open  |  Towel Service: Not available

Rec Cen (Main Building) and Rob Gym Locker Rooms: Closed

The Rec Cen and Stadium Tennis courts will be available for drop-in use. Pauley Track and Storke Field are open for physically distanced exercising.

Passport services are currently available, our services are available By Appointment Only. Face coverings are required at all times. 

To book your passport appointment, click HEREPlease note, we are not offering photo services for non-UCSB affiliates at this time. 

 

For a current list of upcoming virtual events, view our home page calendar and Shoreline.ucsb.edu.

Athletic Performance Center (APC) will conduct virtual team sessions and limited outdoor workouts during Phases 1 and 2. During Phases 3 and 4, we will transition to indoor workouts with gradually increasing capacity limits. 

Athletic Training Room will conduct virtual training available by appointment only during Phase 1. During Phases 2, 3, and 4, we will transition to appointments in the Athletic Training Room with gradually increasing capacity limits.

Sport Clubs Practice will return with a phased approach based on inherent levels of contact in the sport. Individual teams will work with the Sport Club administration on their return to play timeline following the Department of Recreation's phases.

Towel service is not available at this time. For inquiries regarding towel service contact Operations Coordinator, Chris Clontz at chrisclontz@ucsb.edu.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
UC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is offered remotely only. Go to the Diabetes Prevention Program page for details

Massage Therapy
Massage therapy services are not available at this time. 

Nutrition Counseling
Nutrition Counseling/Education is only offered remotely and available to UCSB students, faculty/staff, and the community at large. Go to the Nutrition Counseling page for more info.

Personal Training
Personal Training sessions are offered both in-person and remotely during Phase 1. Go to the Personal Training page for more info.

Wellness & Fitness Institute
Wellness & Fitness Institute will be closed during Phase 1.

WorkStrong Program
Eligible faculty and staff can resume their personal training sessions in-person based on personal trainer(s) availability but have the option to continue remotely. Contact the WorkStrong Coordinator at recreation-rec.workstrong@ucsb.edu for more information.

 

For the latest UC Santa Barbara Campus COVID info: ucsb.edu/COVID-19-information