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Campus Recreation

Guest Policy

Guests of the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center must be sponsored by a valid University of South Carolina-Columbia student or faculty/staff member of the Wellness & Fitness Center. Non-member faculty/staff may present their USC-Columbia faculty/staff ID and pay the $10.00 guest fee (effective Aug. 1, 2016) for use of the facility; non-members may not sponsor a guest.

  • Sponsors must present their USC-Columbia ID card.
  • Guests must be 18 years of age or older and surrender a photo ID card with date of birth, complete a guest registration pass, complete a waiver, and pay the $10.00 guest fee (effective Aug. 1, 2016). The guests’ ID cards will be held at the front desk during the entire visit.
  • Sponsors must accompany guests during their entire visit. When the sponsor has concluded his/her use of the facility and departs, their guest must also depart.
  • Sponsors are responsible for their guests’ action during their visit to the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center.
  • Sponsors are limited to two guests per day.
  • Guests may not participate in intramurals, group exercise classes, sport clubs or outdoor recreation programs.
  • Guests may check out equipment with the pink copy of their guest registration form.
  • Guest registration forms/fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Soliciting patrons to gain access into the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center is prohibited.
  • The Office of Campus Recreation reserves the right to terminate guest privileges for failure to abide by set policies/procedures or misuse of facilities.