Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889

University Recreation and Well-Being

University Recreation and Well-Being

Healthy Starts Here

The Oakland University Recreation Center will continue to operate with modified facility hours of Monday - Friday 11:00a - 7:00p for the remainder of the Fall Semester, closing for the semester on December 15. We are committed to doing everything we can to maintain a healthy environment following CDC, state and local health department guidelines.

The Recreation Center will be closing for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00p and will reopen on Monday, November 30 at 11:00a.

We will continually assess our facility use, staffing, and cleaning protocols in order to consider the expansion of hours and equipment offerings. It is up to all of us to take responsibility in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please play your part by reviewing the information below. We ask that all members follow these guidelines while in our facilities:

What to Do Before You Come

  • Assess your health. If you're not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, cough, shortness of breath or fever, stay home.
  • All campus community members and guests are required to complete health screenings on days they plan to visit campus to utilize the recreation center and programs.
  • Wear your workout clothes to the Rec Center. Locker rooms will be open, with limited shower access.
  • Grab your Grizz ID or membership key fob, a water bottle, a lock if you plan to utilize day use lockers, and any other equipment you might want for your visit. Equipment check-out will not be available.
  • Have on a mask or cloth facial covering. University Recreation and Well-being staff will be wearing masks and you are required to do the same.  The only time you will be permitted to remove your facial covering is while showering or while in the pool.

What to Expect When You Arrive

  • You will be asked to self-scan your Grizz ID or Key Fob to ensure limited contact entry.
  • You will be required to show the green bar on your daily health screening form.
  • Current executive orders include a limited capacity in recreation centers. Access to the facility is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Guest passes and new membership sales have been suspended at this time.
  • Equipment and spaces will be modified to meet state and local physical distancing measures. Please note various signage, floor markings, equipment modifications and respect these new measures.
  • Rec Well staff will clean equipment between use and may ask that you relocate to a different machine or equipment area to allow for cleaning.

For a complete list of member guidelines and expectations as well as a list of available amenities in our first phase of reopening, please click here.

For questions, please contact a staff member by calling (248) 370-4732, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Program registration, facility hours, and facility schedules are always available on the Rec Well portal at

For more information on updates regarding COVID-19 and Oakland University, visit: