Student Recreation Center

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FAQ

Is there anything I should do before I engage in physical activity?

Prior to beginning any physical activity, it is recommended that you consult with your physician about the kinds of physical activities you wish to participate in. You can set up an appointment with a physician from the Klotz Student Health Center or sign up for a pre-exercise physical. Contact the Klotz Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666 to make an appointment. 

What’s the cost of an SRC membership?

For students:

All enrolled CSUN students are SRC members at no additional cost. When students pay tuition each semester, the SRC fee is already included in the USU fee. The required fee was approved by students who passed a referendum for the development of the recreation center in 2007. Other than the required fee paid each semester with tuition, there are no other membership fees for students to use the SRC or basic fitness classes. Fees may be assessed for personal training, intramurals, specialty classes or lessons. For more information, please visit our membership page.

For faculty, staff, alumni, and alumni association members:

Faculty and staff employed by CSUN or auxiliaries, as well as CSUN alumni, can join the SRC for a fee. Payroll deduction is available.

Alumni association members can join the SRC for a discounted rate. To qualify for the alumni association membership, an individual must be a current (dues paid) member of the CSUN Alumni Association. For information about the CSUN Alumni Association, visit the Alumni Association webpage.

Can community members join the SRC?

SRC memberships are available to CSUN students, faculty, staff, alumni, alumni association members and the spouse or domestic partners of active members.

Who runs the SRC?

The SRC is a department of the University Student Union (USU). USU professional staff and student employees manage the day-to-day operations of most of the SRC facility and programs. Associated Students operate the Sport Clubs and Outdoor Adventures programs. The USU Board of Directors, comprised mostly of students, ultimately provide direction for and approve the budget of the SRC and USU.

Jimmy Francis is the Student Recreation Center director.

(818) 677-2629 | jimmy.francis@csun.edu

How can I work for the SRC?

The SRC employs approximately 200 students and staff. Please visit our jobs page for available positions.

Can I opt out of the SRC fee?

Students cannot opt out of the SRC fee. It is a required fee for all students (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral) as per the referendum passed by students in spring 2007, in accordance with CSU Executive Order 1054.

Where is the SRC located?

The SRC is located on the east side of the University Student Union (USU).

What's the size of the SRC?

The SRC building is approximately 118,000 square feet, with an additional 20,000 square feet in the adjacent SRC pool area. The SRC Field is 130,000 sq. ft.

How many people use the SRC each day?

Between 2,300 and 4,300 members use the SRC on weekdays. The busiest times at the SRC are Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

What are the hours?

During spring and fall the SRC is open at the following times:

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – Midnight
Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

During the summer, the SRC is open at the following hours:

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The hours vary for holidays and special events. Please see the hours page to learn about specific hours.

What can I do in the SRC?

  • Intramurals, including: basketball, volleyball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, soccer and more
  • Outdoor Adventures provides off-campus trips and rentals of outdoor equipment
  • Free and specialty (a small fee may apply) group exercise classes, including: Zumba®, cardio kickboxing, yoga, pilates, Spinning® and TRX® and more
  • Rock climbing and bouldering
  • Fitwall® training
  • Equipment checkout, including: basketballs, volleyballs, badminton equipment, and more
  • Personal training (for a fee)
  • Lap and recreational swimming
  • Aquatics programming, including aqua aerobics and swim lessons
  • Fitness assessments (for a fee)
  • Open recreation for pick-up games of basketball, volleyball, badminton and more
  • Peer nutrition counseling

What elements are featured in the SRC?

  • Gymnasium courts
  • Multi-activity court for indoor soccer, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, etc.
  • Weight and fitness space, including free weights, machines and cardio equipment
  • Group exercise studios for aerobics, martial arts, Spinning®, yoga, dance, pilates and more
  • Indoor 1/8 mile jogging track
  • Rock climbing wall and bouldering area
  • Boxing studio with TRX® equipment
  • Locker rooms
  • Office space for sport clubs
  • Outdoor lap and recreation pool
  • The turf field complex is available for flag football, ultimate frisbee, soccer, softball and more

Can I bring guests to the SRC?

Members may sponsor one guest per day. The cost of a guest pass is $10. Visit the membership page for more information.

If I don’t have an SRC membership, can I purchase a day pass?

Individuals who are sponsored by a current SRC member, employed as a faculty/staff member by CSUN, eligible for an SRC membership and provide proof of eligibility, or are visiting scholars may obtain a day pass. Visit the membership page for more information.

If I am a CSUN student returning in the fall, but I am not taking summer classes, can I join the SRC in the summer?

Students who are not taking summer classes may obtain a summer membership for a student discount of $80.

Where can I park for the SRC?

The G3 parking structure is the closest structure to the SRC, located south of the facility on Prairie St. A CSUN parking pass is required to park on campus. A $6.00 day pass can be purchased from a dispenser at the structure near the elevator on all levels, or from the parking attendant located on Prairie St.

Nearby street parking is also available. If you choose this option, remember to carefully read the posted signs for regulations regarding time and daily limitations.

What can children do in the SRC?

Ages 0 – 13

  • Participate in Dependent Hours on weekends and school holidays (dependents of current SRC members only)*
  • Spectate an event with a parent/guardian present free of charge*
  • Use the Rec and Plaza pools, Ridge — Rock Climbing Wall, indoor track, racquetball court, Red Ring Courts and MatArena with a parent/guardian present
  • Use the locker rooms (note that children age five and under are permitted to use the opposite sex locker rooms with a parent present)

*A parent/guardian-signed waiver must be on file.

Ages 14 – 15

  • Purchase a guest pass for $10 with a sponsoring member present*
  • Spectate an event with a sponsoring member present for $1*
  • Participate in Dependent Hours on weekends and school holidays (dependents of current SRC members only)*
  • Use the Rec and Plaza pools, Ridge — Rock Climbing Wall, indoor track, racquetball court, Red Ring Courts and MatArena with a parent/guardian present
  • Use the locker rooms

*A parent/guardian-signed waiver must be on file.

Ages 16 – 17

  • Purchase a guest pass for $10 with a sponsoring member present*
  • Spectate an event with a sponsoring member present for $1*
  • Participate in Dependent Hours on weekends and school holidays (dependents of current SRC members only)*
  • Use the following areas with a parent/guardian present:
    • Rec and Plaza pools
    • Ridge — Rock Climbing Wall
    • indoor track
    • Racquetball court
    • Red Ring Courts
    • MatArena
    • Bryan Green Matador Training Zone, Total Training Zone and Top Level Training Zone
    • inspiration, Motivation and Determination studios
  • Participate in group exercise classes
  • Use the locker rooms

*A parent/guardian-signed waiver must be on file.

Ages 18

  • Purchase a guest pass for $10 with a sponsoring member present*
  • Spectate an event with a sponsoring member present for $1*
  • Participate in Dependent Hours on weekends and school holidays (dependents of current SRC members only)*
  • Use the following areas with a parent/guardian present:
    • Rec and Plaza pools
    • Ridge — Rock Climbing Wall
    • indoor track
    • Racquetball court
    • Red Ring Courts
    • MatArena
    • Bryan Green Matador Training Zone, Total Training Zone and Top Level Training Zone
    • inspiration, Motivation and Determination studios
  • Participate in group exercise classes
  • Use the locker rooms

*A parent/guardian-signed waiver must be on file.

How do I get involved?

We always welcome your questions and comments about our services, programs, procedures, and equipment via emailfacebook, or twitter. You also can direct your comments to our staff, whose contact information can be found on the contact us webpage.

Where can I go if I have more questions?

If your questions are not answered in the frequently asked questions above or on the SRC website, please contact us at our SRC email address or contact one of the SRC staff members directly.

Historical Information

Who paid for the SRC?

The construction of the SRC and ongoing operations are funded by student fees, as outlined in the referendum approved by students in the spring 2007. The SRC is not funded by the state of California, the California State University or taxpayers.

Who designed the SRC?

LPA Inc., based in Irvine, was the architect for the project. They designed Sonoma State’s student recreation center and the student union at Cal State San Bernardino.

Who built the SRC?

C.W. Driver is the construction company that built the Student Recreation Center. They completed the construction of Cal State Fullerton’s student recreation center in the spring of 2008. They also built CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center.

When did the SRC open?

The SRC opened on January 26, 2012.