General Information

May I bring a guest?
Current Lewis University students or Student Recreation and Fitness Center members may purchase single entry guest passes for $5; there is a limit of two guests per student or member per day. Single entry guest passes can be purchased at the Front Desk. Guests must enter and exit with their sponsor. The guest pass is good for one entry to the facility; guests may not exit the facility and re-enter at a later time. The sponsoring student/member must sign a form stating that they accept responsibility for their guests’ actions, and will be referred to the University judicial process if violations of policy occur.

Who may purchase a membership to the Student Recreation and Fitness Center?
Memberships to the Student Recreation and Fitness Center can be purchased by parents/spouses of Lewis University students as well as alumni of the University. Individuals who are 55+ are eligible to participate in the Breakfast Club. This group can utilize the facility in the morning only, when students are typically busy in class. There are also a limited number of memberships (25) available to the external community. These memberships are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and carry a $75 initiation fee.

What are the policies on children/ dependents aged 15 and under?
Children with a membership are allowed access to the facility only when accompanied at all times by a parent/ guardian. Children are not allowed in the Fitness Center or in the Free Weight Area of the facility.

What are the policies on children/dependents aged 16 to 22?
Children in this age category are allowed full access to the facility. Access is granted with a current membership card.

What are the facility hours?
See facility hours.

What are the pool hours?
See pool hours.

What are the membership office hours?
Memberships are purchased directly from the Director of the facility between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Special time arrangements can be made by calling (815) 836-5277. Applications can be picked up at the Front Desk of the Student Recreation and Fitness Center.

When is the facility busiest?
Peak times are typically Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. through 9 p.m.

May a membership be “frozen” or put on hold for a period of time?
Memberships may only be frozen for medical reasons. Memberships are not put on hold for vacations or summer months.

What types of lockers are available?
Daily key lockers are available free of charge for all members. A membership card or Lewis ID must be left for collateral with the Front Desk attendant. Lockers are for daily use only. The University reserves the right to empty all contents from lockers at the end of each business day. We encourage members to not bring valuables into the locker room.

Are towels available?
The only type of towel available is a small hand towel. This is free of charge. A membership card or Lewis ID must be left for collateral with the Front Desk attendant.

What if I forgot my ID/membership card? May I still enter the facility?
No. Proper membership identification, either a valid Lewis ID or a membership card, is required for facility entry. It is necessary to scan into the facility. This includes individuals entering the facility for athletic-related activities or academic classes. Students who have lost their ID must get a replacement ID through Campus Security before they can use the facility. Members who have lost their membership cards can purchase a new card for $5.

What equipment is available for check out?
A variety of equipment is available for free daily checkout with a Lewis ID card: basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, badminton racquets, tennis racquets, table tennis paddles, jump ropes, exercise videos, footballs. Equipment available in the pool includes kickboards, noodles, fins and paddles.

Are spectators allowed?
Spectators are allowed into the facility to watch scheduled activities such as Intramurals or to accompany a child here for a rental such as a Swim Club practice. Access as a spectator does not grant an individual permission to utilize the facility with the exception of the viewing area over the pool or above the Fieldhouse. Individuals wishing to workout during that time can pay a guest fee of $5 or may inquire if outside memberships are available.

Is parking available?
Parking is available and a guest pass is given to all members. However, parking is first-come, first-served. You can definitely park on campus but there is no guarantee as to which lot. Handicapped parking also is available.

Is babysitting available?
Unfortunately, we do not have any facilities for this purpose.

Are any studios available for open recreation?
The Aerobics Studio can be used for open recreation when classes are not scheduled. However, individuals must wear soft-soled shoes and follow the facility guidelines. Also, the Front Desk has a variety of exercise DVDs available for checkout.

Programs and Fitness Services

Do you have group exercise classes? What other classes are available?
Group exercise classes are free! Classes are scheduled weekly. Please refer to the schedule available.

Who may participate in the Intramural Sports program?
All current students, faculty and staff with a valid Lewis University ID card and an IMLeagues account are eligible to participate in the Intramural Sports program. IMLeagues is a free online database designed specifically for Intramural Sports. Sign up is quick and easy. Once a student, faculty or staff member creates an IMLeagues account, they have access to event schedules, standings, team registration, and even personal statistics! No persons will be permitted to register for a Lewis University Intramural event without having an IMLeagues account. To register for an account, simply visit: IMLeagues.com/Lewisu/Registration. Structured leagues for alumni or community members are not offered through Intramural Sports.

Who may participate in the Club Sports program?
Club Sports are available to all Lewis University students. Information on how to start a Sport Club can be obtained by calling (815) 836-5277.

What is RAD Camp?
Lewis University sponsors a Recreational Activities Day (RAD) Camp every summer and open to the public. The camp is held from 9 a.m.-noon Monday thru Friday. The kids attending play tennis and swim daily. The second activity daily can include dodge ball, kickball, flag football or hiking on the nature trail. Once per week, the campers attend a topical health education program presented by our students from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. For more information, please call (815) 836-5277.

Phone Numbers
Membership Services (815) 836-5277
Information Center/Front Desk (815) 836-5051
Facility Director (815) 836-5277
Facility Assistant Director/Intramurals (815) 836-5831
Group Exercise Class Information (815) 836-5527
Club Sports Information (815) 836-5277