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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

Know Before You Go - Spring 2022 Updates

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.

  • Face coverings are required in Campus Rec facilities except in our pools or when performing activity characterized as high intensity.
  • Campus Recreation facilities will not provide disposable face coverings. Patrons must bring their own.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Weight Rooms at STWFC and Blatt PEC
  • 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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