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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 available to UofSC students, faculty, staff, and university retirees with a valid CarolinaCard.

Facility/Program Updates

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


Know Before You Go

Summer 2022 Hours

Mon. - Fri.: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun.: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

STWFC Contact Information

Address: 1000 Blossom St., Columbia, SC 29201 

Please expand the areas below for more information.

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.

Please be aware of campus safety status regarding COVID-19 here.

The best prevention is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Be sure to follow good hygiene practices including washing your hands and cleaning all touch-points before and after use.

The AT Clinic is considered a medical facility, and masks will still be required in that space.

  • Our entry system utilizes physical card scanners to allow entry for patrons
  • Our entry system DOES NOT support GET Mobile (App based CarolinaCard)
    • While areas such as Sport Programs may use it to check you in for activities when indoors or outdoors, you MUST use your physical card to get into our facilities.

Reservations are required through for the following when they are offered:

  • Group X classes
  • Climbing wall
  • Athletic training services

We have various equipment, spaces, programs, and services available at both STWFC and Blatt PEC. Please check these specific pages for more information.

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


Available Resources - STWFC

Available through reservation only. Please check Athletic Training Services for more information.
Some equipment has been relocated or eliminated to provide sufficient physical distancing. Freeweights, selectorized strength, and cardio equipment are available.
A reservation system has been created for your convenience and safety. Please visit the Climbing Wall page for more information.

Equipment has returned to the STWFC!

Check out a range of equipment at Equipment Issue, which is located on the first floor of the STWFC.

  • Basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, and volleyballs are available for use as well as badminton, squash, and racquetball equipment.
  • Weight belts, jump ropes, and restistance bands are also available.
  • To check out/return equipment, you must present your physical CarolinaCard.
A reservation system has been created for all in-person classes, please visit the Group X page for more information. 

You can find the locker rooms and showers on the first level of the building.

Towel service is available for purchase independently, and is offered as a complimentary service for current locker holders.

  • Towels can be checked out from Equipment Issue.
  • To purchase towel service, visit our Lockers & Towels page.

Enjoy the indoor or outdoor pool to lap swims, or lounge on our outdoor pool deck. Hours and area rules can be found below:

Racquetball and squash courts are located on the first floor of the STWFC.

  • Equipment is available at Equipment Issue, and cleaning supplies are available around the building.

We offer both guided and self-guided tours around the facility.

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