Facilities :: Campus Recreation : Welcome to Campus Rec

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Your active journey awaits at one of our facilities which are designed for you to meet your fitness, play, or recreational goals, no matter how you choose to recreate. Membership is included for most currently enrolled students (must have paid the Campus Rec fee). Faculty, staff, TAMUC affiliates, and community members are able to purchase a membership. We’ll be ready for you before class or work, during your lunch break, in between meetings, and on your way home.

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Campus Recreation: Facilities Big Easy Links

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Campus Rec COVID Response Link

Find out more about the measures we are taking to help our active lions stay healthy. We recommend students, faculty, staff, and visitors who are not vaccinated continue to wear face coverings where physical distancing is not feasible. #StayHealthyLions

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Campus Recreation: Facilities Overview

Facilities

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Street view of the Morris Recreation Center.

Facilities :: Campus Recreation: Morris Recreation Center

Morris Recreation Center

The MRC provides open recreation opportunities to encourage you to workout, challenge yourself on the climbing wall or partake in friendly competition in a variety of sports.

Opened in 2003, the recreation center is named in honor of Dr. Jerry D. Morris, the ninth President of East Texas State University (A&M-Commerce). Dr. Morris served the university effectively for over 27 years from 1987 to 1997. His commitment to developing the talent of faculty, staff, and students, and his dedication to the importance of community relations is an enduring tribute to all who enter these doors. Morris’ portrait hangs in the lobby of the MRC.

Features

  • 45-foot climbing wall
  • Three-lane jogging track
  • Four racquetball courts
  • Two basketball courts
  • Three-tier cardiovascular, free weight, and cable/selectorized equipment area
  • One large fitness/activity room

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Outdoor fields at the Morris Recreation Center.

Facilities :: Campus Recreation: The MAC

The MAC

Opened in 2017, the $2.3 million multi-activity court (MAC) serves multiple recreational opportunities including:

  • Open recreation such as arena soccer, futsal, and volleyball
  • Intramural sports
  • Group fitness classes
  • Personal training sessions
  • Special events

The MAC has the capabilities for a full single court or can be sectioned into three smaller courts by a divider system. It also has an open seating area with an overhead awning for watching activities, studying, hosting special events, or having an office meeting.

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Pool area from the Morris Rec Center.

Facilities :: Campus Recreation:Great Outroars

Great Outroars

Nothing says warm and sunny weather like being in The Great OutRoars. This is the perfect place to relax by the pool, shoot hoops, or splash your friends. The Aquatics program continually offers a variety of programs and activities throughout the season so the members of the A&M-Commerce community can maintain a healthy lifestyle and have fun while enjoying the outdoors.

Features

  • Heated leisure pool with beach-type entry, fountains, water tunnel, current channel, bubble jet benches, and three lap lanes
  • Two-tier hot tub
  • Open recreation green space

Pavilion at the Great Outroars pool.

Pavilion

  • Shaded picnic area
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Reserve the space and host your gathering here

Basketball Courts

  • Two court outdoor basketball courts
  • Shoot around anytime the Great OutRoars is opened

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Cain Sports Complex.

Facilities :: Campus Recreation: Facilities

Cain Sports Complex

Whatever recreational or competitive sports you choose, our outdoor spaces will help you move. We often see open rec play, club sport practices, and Intramural Sport championships being won at the Cain Sports Complex.

Featured spaces include:

  • Two lighted softball fields
  • Four lighted tennis courts
  • Four lighted sand volleyball courts
  • One multipurpose green space

Tennis Courts at the Cain Sports Complex.

Tennis Courts

Opened March 2019, the $2.1 million Tennis Courts includes:

  • Four lighted courts
  • Water fountain with bottle filler
  • Restrooms
  • Shaded awning area with tables
  • Staff office and meeting space
  • Free tennis equipment checkout for students and Campus Rec members when staffed.
  • The courts are open from dawn until the end of the night.
  • Courts are first-come, first-serve unless being utilized by Campus Recreation programs or a reservation.

Sand Volleyball Courts

Opened April 2019, the $750,000 Sand Volleyball Courts includes:

  • Four lighted courts
  • Sand wash off station
  • Water fountain with bottle filler
  • Check out volleyballs at the tennis courts support building.
  • Three gender-inclusive restrooms
  • Small office area with support storage
  • Shade awnings over bleacher seating
  • Courts are first-come, first-serve unless being utilized by Campus Recreation programs or a reservation.
A group of people playing sand volleyball at the Cain Sports Complex.
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The Outdoor Adventure Center Building.

Facilities :: Outdoor Adventure Center

Outdoor Adventure Center

The Outdoor Adventure Center is the home to the Outdoor Adventure program. Located down past the Cain Sports Complex, it hosts a gear rental and bike shop, bike and hike trail, disc golf course and challenge course.

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Reservation information

Host your Event With US

Campus Recreation facilities can be utilized for a variety of functions, gatherings, or events for many groups such as:

  • Registered student organizations
  • University departments
  • Non-university affiliated groups
Morris Recreation Center street view.
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Campus Recreation Facilities: Policies

Policies

Access

  • All Campus Rec members must have a valid and current Lion Card or Campus Rec ID Card for entry into the facility during recreation hours.
  • Students must use their own valid Lion Card and members must use their own valid Campus Rec Card. ID cards are non-transferable and for the exclusive use of the person named on the card. Any individual in possession of another’s card and the owner of the said card will be escorted out and asked to leave the facility. All parties involved in an ID pass-back situation will be suspended from Campus Recreation for one week from the incident. All parties involved are responsible for scheduling a meeting with the Assistant Director of Facility Operations and Aquatics before a suspension is lifted. Repeat offenders are subject to referral to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Guests must possess and display identification upon request.
  • A valid government photo ID is required to purchase a day pass.
  • Guests entering the facility must sign a waiver (guests who are 16 years and younger must be accompanied and actively supervised by a parent or guardian at all times).
  • Campus Recreation reserves the right to request identification from a participant at any time they are using our facilities, programs or services.
  • If the photo, name or ID number(s) is not visible on a Lion Card, the card is not considered valid and entry will be refused.
  • Minors must be accompanied/actively supervised by their guardian at all times including in the restrooms/locker rooms. Minors ages 5 and under are allowed to enter a locker room with their guardian regardless of gender. Minors ages 6 and above must go through their respective locker room in order to access the pool. Campus Recreation staff will assist in escorting minors through the locker room to meet their guardians on the other end when necessary.
  • There is a five to one ratio requirement for youth to adults per group. Groups greater than 10 will not be allowed in the building without prior reservation.

Participant Conduct and Behavior

Patrons are expected to be courteous to other Facility users and employees and to follow the rules, policies, and safety instructions outlined by Campus Recreation. Patrons who engage in behaviors or actions that might damage equipment or facilities, or pose a threat to the safety and well-being of themselves or others may lose their privileges. The staff and patrons of Campus Recreation appreciate your cooperation in making our facilities a friendly and positive environment for recreational and social opportunities.

Inappropriate behavior which is not to be tolerated includes (list not all-inclusive):

  • Obscene, profane, bias, discriminatory gestures, actions, and language
  • Verbal, mental, or physical abuse or harassment of staff or patrons

The Campus Recreation Staff reserves the right to deny entry or remove patrons from the building for violating any of the Campus Recreation policies and [procedures. University Police will be contacted when necessary.

Any incident occurring within Campus Recreation facilities or sponsored events will require an in-person meeting with Campus Recreation professional staff members.

Lost Personal Valuables

  • The Campus Recreation Department is not responsible for any loss of property. It is suggested that valuables be stored in lockers.
  • Personal Items and bags are not allowed in the Cardio and Weight Room area. They are also not allowed in the climbing facility when outside hours of operation. Please utilize one of our many locker options to store your belongings.
  • Due to university policy, items recovered within the facility will be kept for a maximum of 30 days before being donated to charity. The Department of Campus Recreation is not responsible for any lost possessions.
  • University Policy – Disposition of Abandoned and Unclaimed Personal Property

Morris Recreation Center

General

  • Closed toe/non-marking footwear is required in the basketball courts, closed toe is required in the weight room/cardio area and racquetball courts at all times
  • Shoes must be worn except in the locker rooms and pool area.
  • Attire:
    • Tops must fully cover from the ribcage/sternum down to the hip, and majority of chest/back area
    • Tops may have an armpit gap of no more than the palm of your hand
    • Bottoms must completely cover the buttocks and not be see-through
    • Specifications are based on a person in the upright position, we understand that reaching overhead or movement may shift apparel
    • These policies are in place to help reduce disease/infection risk, prolong equipment life, and provide a safe, welcoming environment for all patrons
    • Campus Recreation staff may ask members to change or leave the facility if attire is not met.
    • Reasons for Maintaining An Attire Policy in Recreational Facilities
  • Only authorized service animals are permitted in our facilities.
  • Please leave all areas clean.
  • Food is only permitted in the lounge area located in the front lobby of the building.
  • Plastic bottles with re-sealable caps are allowed in the facility and pool area.
  • Lock up bicycles, roller blades, skateboards and scooters outside of the facility.
  • Weapons are strictly prohibited.
  • Participants are financially responsible for any loss or damage to equipment while it is in their possession, including equipment used by a sponsored guest.
  • Equipment not returned (or equipment damaged) is subject to replacement charge(s). Replacement charges are dependent upon item(s) not returned/damaged.
  • Headphones are required for any personal stereos/music
  • The possession, use, charging and storage of self-balancing scooters, also known as hover boards, will be prohibited in all campus owned and leased properties.
  • Alcohol, drugs and tobacco, including vapor and e-cigarettes are strictly prohibited.
  • Equipment must be checked out at the front desk and by someone who is 18 years of age or older.
  • Maximum of four people in racquetball courts unless playing Wallyball. At no time should patrons be standing at opposite ends of the racquetball court hitting/throwing balls at each other.
  • Building supervisors have the authority to ask patrons to leave for failure to abide by any facility policies and/or failure to exercise proper weight room etiquette.

Track

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: use track clockwise. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: use track counter clockwise.
  • Walkers will use the inside lane while runners will use the outside lanes. Please be mindful of your surroundings and the current day of the week for track direction.
  • Please refrain from spitting on the track or in the water fountains (including gum)
  • Only closed toed, appropriate activity shoes on the track ( No boots, spikes or bare-feet)
  • Do not use the rails to stretch before, during or after your workout. Stretching areas with mats are provided for your safety.
  • No accessories or fitness equipment are to be used on the track.
  • At no time should patrons be idle on the track. Spectating is discouraged as it’s a safety hazard with others utilizing the track.

Weight Room and Fitness Floor

  • No one under the age of 16 is allowed to use the fitness equipment unless they are a current registered A&M-Commerce student
  • Do not operate any equipment that looks damaged or has loose parts. If repair is needed for any equipment, notify a staff member as soon as possible. Do not attempt to fix or repair anything.
  • Please wipe down equipment after use. Please use cleaning wipes located throughout the fitness area to clean the equipment after use.
  • For your safety, no gym bags or backpacks are allowed in the Weight Room and Cardio Areas. Day lockers should be utilized and are in the hallways and locker rooms
  • Beverages in re-sealable plastic containers are permitted
  • The use of collars is mandatory on all free weight bars.
  • Spotters are suggested for all exercise such as squatting and bench press.
  • Re-rack your weights.
  • Maintain control of weights when lowering to the floor.
  • No equipment should be moved from its designed area.
  • Please refrain from performing exercises on the ramps between each level. This is a safety hazard to other patrons.
  • For your own safety, always use caution while utilizing the equipment.
  • Chalk is not permitted in the weight room.
  • Dropping weights is only allowed on the Olympic platforms, everywhere else is prohibited.
  • Personal training can only occur through trainers certified and employed by Campus Recreation.

Activity Room

  • The activity room is closed for informal use if a class or reserved event is in progress.
  • Due to the inherit risk of injury by joining a session after missing the warm up, participants may not enter a group fitness class five minutes after the class has started.
  • The stereo box are for staff and event use only.
  • Patrons must wear non-marking soles and follow the MRC attire policy.
  • To reduce virus and bacterial transmission, utilize cleaning wipes to wipe down equipment after use
  • When using a spin bike, utilize a black mat underneath.
  • Utilize a black mat if you are utilizing exercise equipment on wood floor
  • Activity room door must remain closed and unlocked.
  • Keep fire exits inside and outside of the activity room clear.
  • Personal belongings should go inside the cubbies provided. If personal belongings do not fit in a cubby, utilize a day locker.
  • Patrons who damage equipment will be responsible for replacement costs.
  • Personal music is permitted but must not disturb others in adjacent spaces (close door) (Space Specific)
  • Patrons are not allowed to take equipment out of this room
  • Do not enter the room until the prior event has completely left the room

Basketball Courts

  • Please use proper etiquette when in the gymnasium.
  • Courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patrons will not be asked to leave or move in order to accommodate for other sports unless there is a reservation.
  • Goals and/or divider curtains will be raised/lowered at the discretion of the Building Supervisor on duty
  • Must wear shoes with non-marking soles
  • Dunking is allowed; however, please do not hang on the rims. Any damage to the equipment resulting from this will be incurred by the responsible individual or party.
  • Hitting, kicking or bouncing soccer balls, basketballs, or any other piece of equipment is not permitted. This may cause damage to walls or sprinkler systems.
  • Priority is given to previously scheduled activities and may interfere with open rec play.
  • For your own safety, always exercise extreme caution when using the gymnasium.
  • Building supervisors have the authority to ask patrons to leave for failure to abide by any facility policies and/or failure to exercise proper etiquette.

Climbing Wall

  • Climbing is dangerous. Exercise extreme caution while climbing, bouldering or belaying.
  • Check-in at the OA desk before climbing.
  • Climbing is only available under the supervision of authorized personnel.
  • All belayers must have a current belay check.
  • All climbers and belayers must have a signed waiver.
  • Bouldering should not be attempted above the red line (12 feet).
  • Be aware of climbers’ fall and swing zones.
  • Use clear communication between climber and belayer.
  • Patrons are not allowed to store personal belongings in the climbing facility outside of hours of operations.
  • Patrons are not allowed to enter the climbing facility when closed.

Great OutRoars

Great OutRoars guidelines

  • All MRC policies and regulations apply in the Great OutRoars.
  • All patrons 15 and under must be accompanied and closely supervised by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Closed-toe shoes are recommended when using the outdoor basketball courts.
  • Do not pass items through the fence.
  • Coolers entering the facility are subject to search. Any contraband, including but not limited to, alcohol and tobacco products will require UPD intervention
  • Approved reservations will assume facility space priority.
  • Beverages must be in a re-sealable plastic container.
  • Food is only allowed under the pavilion or the deck tables.

Pool and Spa Guidelines

  • Water-based attire and swimwear are required at all times.
  • All patrons should shower before entering the water.
  • For your own safety, always exercise extreme caution when using the pool and spa.
  • Please enter and exit the pool and spa areas slowly.
  • Lanes one through three are reserved for lap swimming.
  • Children that are unable to swim must be directly supervised by an adult/guardian in the water and within arm’s reach at all times
  • Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper.
  • Limit spa usage time to 15 minutes and allow at least five minutes of cool down before using the spa.
  • Patrons who are pregnant, elderly, or have diabetes, heart disease, abnormal blood pressure, or other serious illnesses should consult a doctor before using the spa.
  • The use of inflatables, noodles, and inner tubes are to be used for assistance purposes and are up to the discretion of the lifeguard and a building supervisor. These items are prohibited during reservations.
Prohibited
  • Hyperventilation or the holding of one’s breath underwater for an extended period of time.
  • Diving
  • Running on the pool or spa deck
  • Glass containers
  • Obscene, bias, vulgar, disrespectful, discriminatory, or sexually oriented language
  • Alcohol, controlled substances, vapor devices, and all forms of tobacco
  • Use of tanning oils
  • Open wounds or infectious diseases in the pool
For safety reasons, the pool and spa will close for:
  • If the outside temperature is 60 degrees F and below
  • If the pool water temperature is 65 degrees F and below
  • If the spa water temperature is 102 degrees F and above
  • For chemical imbalances – the pool and spa will reopen once appropriate levels have been reached
  • If there is inclement weather the pool and spa will close

Anyone in violation is subject to immediate removal from the facility and potential loss of recreational privileges.

Cain Sports Complex

General

  • General field use is for TAMUC students, faculty and staff.
  • Patrons, players and spectators assume their own risk.
  • Field reservations are made through Campus Recreation.
  • Fields are first come, first serve when not reserved or in use by Campus Recreation programs.
  • Organized activities and external groups must reserve fields. (Fees may apply)
  • Leave the fields, courts, spectator and surrounding areas clean.
  • Leash, supervise and clean up after your pet.
  • Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Prohibited

  • Obscene, vulgar, disrespectful, discriminatory, or sexually oriented language
  • Alcohol, controlled substances, vapor devices, and all forms of tobacco
  • Parking or driving vehicles on fields
  • Fireworks without approval
  • Golfing, except on bottom fields
  • Glass containers
  • Using fields with standing water
  • Tampering with field equipment

Anyone in violation is subject to immediate removal from the facility and potential loss of recreational privileges.

Sand Volleyball Courts

Guidelines

  • Patrons, players and spectators assume their own risk.
  • Players, coaches and spectators should express proper sportsmanship and gamesmanship.
  • Courts are first-come, first-served unless reserved.
  • Organized activities and external groups must reserve fields. (Fees may apply)
  • Court reservations are made through Campus Recreation.
  • Check out equipment at the Cain Sports Building.
  • Return checked out equipment before leaving the facility.
  • Leave the courts, spectator and surrounding areas clean.

Prohibited

  • Obscene, vulgar, disrespectful, discriminatory, or sexually oriented language
  • Tampering with netting and court equipment
  • Alcohol, controlled substances, vapor devices, and all forms of tobacco
  • Beverages in a non-sealable container
  • Pets on the sand

Anyone in violation is subject to immediate removal from the facility and potential loss of recreational privileges.

Tennis Courts

Guidelines

  • Patrons, players and spectators assume their own risk.
  • Players, coaches and spectators should express proper sportsmanship and gamesmanship.
  • Courts are for tennis and pickleball. No skating activities (e.g. skateboarding, rollerblading, hockey, etc.) are permitted.
  • Return checked out equipment before leaving the facility.
  • Organized activities and external groups must reserve fields. (Fees may apply)
  • Court reservations are made through Campus Recreation.
  • Leave the courts, spectator and surrounding areas clean.
  • Campus Recreation staff will determine if the playing surface is safe before, during and after inclement weather.

Prohibited

  • Obscene, vulgar, disrespectful, discriminatory, or sexually oriented language
  • Tampering with netting and court equipment
  • Alcohol, controlled substances, vapor devices, and all forms of tobacco
  • Beverages in a non-sealable container
  • Pets on the tennis court

Anyone in violation is subject to immediate removal from the facility and potential loss of recreational privileges.

Softball Fields

Guidelines

  • Patrons, players and spectators assume their own risk.
  • Players, coaches and spectators should express proper sportsmanship and gamesmanship.
  • Fields are first-come, first-served unless reserved.
  • Organized activities and external groups must reserve fields. (Fees may apply)
  • Field reservations are made through Campus Recreation.
  • Check out equipment at the Cain Sports Building.
  • Return checked out equipment before leaving the facility.
  • Leave the fields, spectator and surrounding areas clean.

Prohibited

  • Obscene, vulgar, disrespectful, discriminatory, or sexually oriented language
  • Tampering with netting and court equipment
  • Alcohol, controlled substances, vapor devices, and all forms of tobacco
  • Beverages in a non-sealable container
  • Pets on the fields

Anyone in violation is subject to immediate removal from the facility and potential loss of recreational privileges.

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