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Clemson Campus Recreation Policies and Procedures

For a downloadable version of all Campus Recreation Policies and Procedures, Click Here.

Please contact the Welcome Center Desk at 864-656-3453 for general information pertaining to facility operations during normal hours of operation. Please visit all of the facility links on our web site for specifics regarding all of our amenities in our venues. Our staff link provides a comprehensive list of staff contact information.

All students, faculty/staff members, community members, guests and other patrons must conduct themselves properly and respect staff directives while using Department of Campus Recreation Facilities. Participants in all Campus Recreation activities should display high standards of sportsmanship and should cooperate fully with the Campus Recreation staff to ensure safe and successful operations. All users must follow the Department of Campus Recreation policies, obey all Clemson University policies and follow all local, state and federal laws.

Dependents must be at least 16 years of age to enter Swann Fitness Center and use any area of the facility without direct adult (18 years of age or older) supervision, unless explicity stated below. 


Age Requirement To Be in Area

Free weight area, Sauna

Partrons must be at least 16 years old to use these locations 

Pool, Diving Well, Club Gym, Track, Main Gym, Climbing Wall, Studios

15 years and younger are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

Pin–loaded weight machines & cardio machines

Must be at least 10 years old with parent/guardian supervision to use these locations

Climbing Wall

Must be at least 8 years old to use this location. Must be 18 years old to belay.

Locker Rooms/Restrooms

Youth 6 years & older are required to use gender appropriate lock rooms/restrooms. Gender inclusive changing/locker room is available.

Personal training is prohibited in the Swann Fitness Center unless the training services are being conducted through a Campus Recreation contracted personal trainer.

Members may bring a guest to the facilities for $3 per entry, per person during the early morning hours of 5:30–11 a.m. (Mon – Fri) or for $6 per entry, per person after 11:00 a.m. (Mon – Sun). This fee may be paid at the Welcome Center Desk located in the front lobby of Swann Fitness Center (limit of three guests per member per entry). Members must accompany their guests at all times. All guests of members must complete a release from liability form and present a valid photo ID in order to purchase a guest pass.

Everyone that utilizes the Department of Campus Recreation Facilities does so at their own risk and is responsible for their own welfare and safety. Anyone injured while utilizing the Department of Campus Recreation Facilities must contact a Student Facility Supervisor at the Welcome Center Desk immediately. The Campus Recreation Staff will attend to these situations and act as a first responder. 911 will be called for vital emergencies and EMS/CUPD will be summoned. Please report all hazardous conditions or injuries to the Facility Supervisor immediately.

Clemson University Emergency Planning

Please visit the Clemson University Fire Department web page for emergency planning information: http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/campus-services/cufd/

The Department of Campus Recreation is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Feel free to stop by the Welcome Center Desk during normal operating hours to verify if your item has been located. Items will not be kept for more than two weeks. Please contact the Welcome Center Desk if you experience a theft of property and contact CUPD to complete a police report. We have day use lockers that are available on a first come first served basis. When using a day locker at Swann Fitness Center, the member only needs to bring their own lock. If you do not have your own lock, combination locks are available for purchase at the Welcome Center Desk. All locks and personal belongings must be removed from day use lockers by closing that day.

The following sports equipment may be checked out at the Welcome Center Desk at the entrance of Swann Fitness Center without charge for students and paid members. All patrons must present their valid Clemson University ID card or membership ID card at the time of check out. All equipment must be returned the same day. All patrons are responsible for the replacement cost of any item(s) damaged, mutilated or lost.

Badminton Racquets

Badminton Shuttles

Men's Basketballs

Women's Basketballs


Jump Ropes

Resistance Bands


Indoor Soccer Balls

Racquetball Racquets

Tennis Racquets

Racquetball Goggles

Tennis Balls

Outdoor Soccer Balls

Indoor Volleyballs

Those who are attending University sponsored, non-credit academic programs may use the University recreation facilities (Fike Recreation Center and the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center) only when the sponsoring group has made advance arrangements. Contact the Campus Recreation Events Coordinator at 864-656-5828  for details and rental fee information.

Any photo, video or research requests must be pre-approved by Campus Recreation Staff. Please fill out the Campus Recreation Photography and Video Access Request Form and or Campus Recreation Research Access Request Form and email it to Communications Coordinator Meredith Head (mhead@clemson.edu). Please submit photo, video or research requests at least 2 weeks before the desired date for photography, filming or research.