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Campus Recreation

  • Students enjoy a sunny day in the outdoor pool at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center.


The Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center (STWFC) is a comprehensive fitness facility for current UofSC students. Current and retired faculty and staff can purchase membership to access this facility.

STWFC Updates

Please see our Hours & Schedules, or Memberships & Services for for updates on what we have to offer throughout our facilities and programs.


New Virtual Tour

We can't wait to give you all in-person tours again! In the meantime, please take a quick look through our building by clicking this link

Be a Considerate Gamecock

We need your help in keeping everyone healthy and safe.  In accordance with UofSC, local, state, and fitness industry guidelines, Campus Recreation has made the following changes to promote safety during this unprecedented time.

Reservations Required

Reservations for the STWFC weight room, Group X classes, Indoor Pool, Climbing Wall,  and Athletic Training Clinic are made through 

Know Before You Go

All Campus Recreation users agree to the following when using our facilities:

  • Wear face coverings:
    • Face coverings are required while moving throughout Campus Recreation facilities*
    • Users are required to wear face coverings during exercise, however; face coverings may be pulled down or removed while swimming, participating in cardio activities, or while performing (or recovering from) strenuous exercise that causes respiratory distress. Users should strive to remain physically distant from others while mask is removed.
    • Research from the American Council on Exercise has determined most people can exercise safely with a cloth face covering, provided that they do not have a pre-existing lung or cardiovascular issues and are monitoring their body’s reaction to the workout.
  • Present a valid CarolinaCard for entry
  • Verbally affirm the following statements
    • I am not, nor do not supsect that I may be, infected with the COVID-19 virus.
    • I have not had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
    • I am not currently experiencing any COVID-19 consistent symptoms: 
Cough Headache
Chills/Shaking Shortness of breath
Sore throat Loss of smell
Loss of taste Muscle aches
  • Contact the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511 if you have any of the symptoms, or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive or is showing these symptoms. 

Available Resources

Available through reservation only. Please check Athletic Training Services for more information.
Climbing will be limited to bouldering onlyA reservation system has been created for your convenience and safety. Please visit the Climbing Wall page for more information.
Reservations are required for the STWFC & PEC Weight Floor areas.Some equipment has been relocated or eliminated to provide sufficient physical distancing. Freeweights, selectorized strength, and cardio equipment are available.
Each class size is reduced to ensure physical distancing. A reservation system has been created for all in-person classes, please visit the Group X page for more information. 
Day use lockers and showers have been spaced to ensure physical distancing
Located at the Blatt PEC, the ORec Hub is your one-stop shop for everything outdoor related!

STWFC Indoor Pool

  • Limit one swimmer per lane. A reservation system has been created for all swimming lanes. Please visit the Aquatics page for more information.

STWFC Outdoor Pool

  • Available by request only. Please visit the Aquatics page for more information.
Beginning 12/20, 1v1 racquetball will be available as an activity in STWFC. Equipment will be provided and will be wiped down before and after use. Face coverings are required.
These rooms will be used exclusively for Group X classes.

Currently Closed/Not Available 

  • Close-contact/Shared equipment sports
  • Equipment Issue
  • STWFC Sand Volleyball Courts
  • STWFC Sauna 

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