CHANGES TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Campus Rec is beginning the process of lifting COVID-19 health and safety restrictions for the Rec Center. Face masks are still required for all activities in the Rec Center with the exception of lap swimming in the pool, showering, and drinking/eating. Physical distancing of 6 feet is no longer required, and maximum occupancy limits related to COVID-19 have been lifted. Visit our Reopening Resources webpage for more information on Campus Rec's evolving COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.
Welcome to Portland State’s Rec Center!
Our facilities and programs are universally designed to provide opportunities for everyone to accomplish their wellbeing goals. Campus Rec offers a variety of programs, events, and activities ranging from fitness, aquatics, and outdoor programming to intramurals, rec clubs, and drop-in sports. Our trained staff are here to provide you with assistance and support throughout your wellbeing journey.
The Outdoor Program office and Equipment Rental Center are just outside and around the corner from our main Rec Center facility, on the corner of SW 5th Avenue and Harrison Street. Stop by to register for guided outdoor trips for all skill levels, or to rent affordable outdoor gear for your next adventure. Make new friends, learn new skills, and release some tension while enjoying nature.
Hours of operation for the Rec Center are listed below. To view the public access hours for the exterior doors to the Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC), visit our Building Access section below.
Rec Center Hours (9/22-12/10)
- Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
- Friday: 6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Pool & Spa Hours
Visit the Aquatics webpage for details.
- Monday/Wednesday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Tuesday/Thursday: 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Outdoor Program Hours
Visit the Outdoor Program webpage for details.
- Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday: Closed
The Rec Center remains closed to youth at this time. We hope to welcome youth back to the Rec Center again soon. In the meantime, explore our virtual family-friendly offerings.
The Rec Center is closed for all state-recognized and PSU-recognized holidays. We also close the facility for approximately 12 days during the year for cleaning and staff training. Membership pricing and benefits take these closures into account.
- November 11: Veterans Day
- November 25-26: Thanksgiving
- Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. - Jan. 1: Winter Break
For additional pool and spa closures, visit the Aquatics webpage.
Outdoor Program Closures
For additional Outdoor Program closures, visit the Outdoor Program webpage.
Inclement Weather Policy
The Rec Center always closes and delays opening when the university does so due to inclement weather. Since the Rec Center may operate earlier or later than the university's decision-making process, delayed openings and early closures may happen independently of university closures. Visit our Policies webpage for more information.
Face masks are required for all activities in the Rec Center with the exception of lap swimming in the pool, showering, and drinking/eating.
- Physical distancing of 6 feet is no longer required
- Maximum occupancy limits related to COVID-19 have been lifted
- Facility reservations are no longer required, with the exception of lap swimming in the pool. Visit our Aquatics webpage for details.
Visit our Reopening Resources webpage for more information on Campus Rec's evolving COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.
All PSU buildings are on electronic access for fall term 2021. The Academic & Student Recreation Center (ASRC) is open for public access hours Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Outside of public access hours, a PSU ID card or ASRC access badge is required in order to swipe in at the exterior doors and enter the building. For more information on PSU's card access buildings and hours, visit the Returning to Campus webpage.
- Current PSU students, faculty and staff can use a valid PSU ID card to access the ASRC outside of the public access hours (HigherOne cards will not provide access). If you do not have a valid PSU ID card, please contact ID Services in order to obtain one.
- Incoming PSU students starting at PSU in the fall have access to the Rec Center starting on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
- Current/returning PSU students who take a term off during the academic year can purchase a student term-off membership in order to access the Rec Center during that term.
- Alumni, senior adult learner, and plus-one members who do not have a PSU ID card or access badge should complete the ASRC Building Request Form in order to access the facility. If you have questions, please contact Member Services Coordinator, Joe Hanseling.
If your PSU student access to the Rec Center is denied, here are some potential reasons:
- The Student Rec Fee has not been assessed to your account
- There is a hold on your account
- Your class registration has not been processed
- Your special registration through signature has not been approved through your department
- You have dropped a class and are no longer a student
If your PSU faculty/staff access to the Rec Center is denied, here are some potential reasons:
- Your nine-month employment contract has expired and you are no longer receiving a paycheck
- Your position at Portland State has changed
- Your are receiving tuition-remission, which does not include the Student Rec Center fee
Accessible Facility Layout
An accessible list of our services and their locations is included below. For information on accessibility features and adaptive equipment, visit the Inclusive Rec webpage.
- Outdoor Program (Southeast side; 5th and Harrison)
- Outdoor Program Equipment Rental Center Loading dock (Next to Outdoor Program)
- Bike Hub (Southwest side; 6th and Harrison)
- Transportation & Parking Services (West side; right of ASRC entrance and Cafe Yumm)
- Lobby (Northwest side; two entrances - one above Urban plaza next to Cafe Yumm and another from floor of Urban Plaza)
- Campus Rec Administrative Office (Northwest side, right of Member Services)
- Member Services (Northwest side, just right of stairs)
- Pool (Northeast side, entrance on the left after the gate)
- Spa (Next to pool)
- Rec Sports Office (On the right after going through gate, across from locker rooms)
- Men's and Women's Locker Rooms (On the left side of hall after pool entrance)
- Academic Classrooms (Southwest side, past Admin office)
- Universal Changing Rooms with shower (One just outside of the pool doors on the left, and another just inside the pool and to the right)
- Gymnasium (2 courts) (On right after stairs or left after elevator)
- Multi-Activity Court (On left after entering gymnasium)
- Weight Room (Left after stairs or right after elevator)
- Stretching Area (Under the open staircase in the Weight Room; shoes required.)
- Climbing Center (On right after entering weight room area)
- Mezzanine (To the right after the gymnasium courts)
- 1/11-Mile Elevated Indoor Track (On right from stairs or left from elevator)
- Cardio Areas (Various cardio equipment, including bikes, treadmills and StairMasters are placed throughout this floor, opposite of the indoor running track)
- Multipurpose Rooms (Directly left from main stairwell or directly right from elevator; from weight room staircase: two rights, just past the treadmills)
- South Stretching Area (At the top of the Weight Room staircase and to the left; shoes required.)
- North Stretching Area (From the weight room staircase, take a right and walk past the multipurpose rooms and take a left after the digital lockers. From main stairwell and elevator, take a left past the multipurpose rooms and another left after the digital lockers. Shoes optional.)
- Universal Restroom (Across from spin bikes near the elevator and main stairwell)
Our aquatic complex includes a lap pool and 10-person whirlpool spa that offer natural light and views of downtown Portland. The swimming pool is 25 yards long and 6 lanes wide. The lap pool is kept between 80 and 82 degrees and the spa is about 103 degrees. The pool and spa use a system which feeds chlorine to the pool from a briquette form. In addition, both pools have a UV system. The UV system increases air quality in the natatorium and keeps combined chlorines at or near zero.
Clean clothing that is safe for water sports must be worn to use the pool or spa. Typical attire includes swim trunks, one-piece swimsuits, two-piece swimsuits, t-shirts and shorts. Aquatic merchandise including goggles, swim caps, nose plugs, ear plugs and children’s swim diapers are available for sale at Member Services.
For more information on the pool and spa, visit our Aquatics webpage.
The weight room features over 100 pieces of strength equipment, including free weights, Olympic platforms, squat racks, adjustable benches, and plate loaded machines to facilitate muscle endurance and strengthening. Staff are trained to introduce you to our equipment and answer any questions you may have. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Weight Room Orientation.
- Please refrain from taking equipment out of the weight room. The weight room is designed to handle more wear and tear than other parts of the building, where use of heavy weights may cause damage. In addition, keeping everything in one place helps us keep track of our equipment, decreases the chance of theft, and allows for staff supervision to help ensure the safety of our patrons.
- Please refrain from using chalk in the Weight Room. Loose powder chalk causes a mess and leaves a residue on the equipment. This is not only difficult to clean but increases the amount of maintenance work that needs to be done. Please use gloves or lifting straps if you want a better grip while lifting. Liquid grip can also be used and is sold at Member Services.
Campus Rec's indoor Climbing Center features a Nicros traversing, bouldering, and climbing wall. The wall is 32-feet high and bouldering is allowed up to 14 feet. The floor surface is covered with seamless Asana crash pads. For more information, visit the Climbing Center webpage.
The Rec Center features a two-court gymnasium for drop-in sports and scheduled activities. There is also a synthetic floor multi-activity court equipped with dasher boards for floor hockey and indoor soccer.
Third & Fourth Floors
There are several stretching areas throughout the facility, including one on the third floor under the open staircase in the Weight Room (shoes required), one at the top of the Weight Room staircase on the fourth floor (shoes required), and one that is currently closed due to COVID-19 near the north entrance to the indoor track on the fourth floor (shoes optional).
Stay active with over 80 pieces of cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical cross trainers, Arc trainers, adaptive motion trainers, stepmills, fitness and Krank bicycles, and rowers. If others are waiting to use a machine, we ask that you limit your workout to 30 minutes.
Elevated above the courts is our 1/11-mile elevated indoor track. Rain or shine, the three-lane track is available for patrons and guests to engage in a variety of movement types while enjoying breathtaking views of downtown Portland.
Multipurpose Rooms (ASRC 440/441)
Located on the fourth floor of the Rec Center, our two multipurpose rooms (ASRC 440/441 and ASRC 450) are great spaces for Group X classes such as cycle, Zumba, and yoga. These spaces are also available for Rec Clubs practices and can be used by patrons when there is no scheduled programming taking place. Check our Schedule & Activities webpage for current term programming.
Located directly left from main stairwell or directly right from elevator. From the weight room staircase, take two rights, just past the treadmills.
As you enter, you are at the west wall in the southwest corner of the room. Exit at door 440 on the west wall, near the northwest corner of the room. The instructor occupies the north center of the room, and participants occupy three staggered rows in front of the instructor, with the back row against the south wall and one-way paths dividing the rows. We have designated a priority workout box intended for patrons who are visually or positionally impaired. To find the priority box, turn left at the entry door and follow the west wall past the closet doors and Bosu racks until you feel a tactile line underfoot. Follow the tactile line away from the wall to the priority box. The perimeter of the box is also marked by tactile lines. To exit, follow the line back to the west wall. Keep the wall to your left and the exit door is just in front of you. You may also call out to the instructor for assistance.
Tour the Rec Center
- Individuals can drop-in for a Rec Center tour during facility hours.
- Obtain a visitor pass from our Member Services desk for a 15-minute self-guided tour. If a staff member is available when you stop by, they can show you around the facility.
- A Portland State University or government issued photo ID is required before taking a self-guided tour.
- Visitor passes must be returned to the Member Services desk after your 15-minute self-guided tour.
- Campus Rec offers group tours for groups of three or more. To make a request for a scheduled group tour, please complete the Group Tour Form below.
- Requests must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the visit date. Tour requests less than 10 days in advance may or may not be accommodated depending on staff availability.
- Shorter tours can take 15-20 minutes and longer tours can take 30-60 minutes.
- Tour participants must comply with the tour guidelines below.
- No food/drink (other than water) is allowed past the Member Services gate. Glass is never allowed anywhere in the facility.
- Photography and videography are permitted in the Rec Center for personal and academic use, with the exception of the pool, restroom and locker room spaces, and during Group X fitness classes. Most importantly, please remember that personal privacy of patrons must be respected.
- Please do not touch equipment without first asking for permission for your safety and the safety of our members.
- Please stay to the right side of the stairwell and out of pathways and doorways to maintain the flow of traffic.
- For youth groups, we require one chaperone for every seven youth (ages 17 or under).
Cancellation Policy – Please contact us at least 48 hours in advance if you are not able to attend your scheduled group tour. Make a quick call to 503-725-2962, or email email@example.com. After a no-show, we may not be able to fulfill subsequent requests.
Tour Request Form
Campus Rec offers guided tours for individuals and groups who request a tour in advance. To make a request for a guided tour, please complete the Rec Center Tour Request Form. Tour requests must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the desired visit date. Tour requests received less than 10 days in advance may or may not be accommodated depending on staff availability. We look forward to showing you around the Rec Center!
Reserve A Space
To inquire about reserving space in the Rec Center, please complete the Space Reservation Form. Campus Rec staff will review all submitted information and determine the possibility of hosting the event, tabling, meeting or practice on a case-by-case basis. All groups reserving space must be associated with Portland State University. Click the picture to the right to complete the Space Reservation Form.