The Student Recreation Center is now open to all faculty, staff, and community members.

At this time, we are reopening Cooper pool for lap swim reservations along with providing limited access to the cardio and weight/strength areas. There is no access to basketball courts, fitness studios, showers, locker rooms, or other areas of the facility at this time.

Student Recreation Center Safe Reopening

What to Expect as BGSU Reopens to the Rec

As BGSU prepares to repopulate campus, the health and safety of our communities are the top priorities. There will be inherent risk in all activities, however, a calculated and thorough return to campus plan allows us to mitigate much of this risk. With direction from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Health, and the Wood County Health Department, Recreation and Wellness is working in conjunction with University officials to implement a multi-phased reopening plan so we can all stay well together.

Facility capacity limits and equipment spacing that support physical distancing, along with cleaning protocols, good health practices, and additional policies are in force to provide the safest environment possible. Specific information about policies and future phases of our reopening plan are anticipated in the coming weeks.

  • Enter the SRC facility only through the Main Entrance off of Ridge Road. 
  • Accessible entry is available at the Secondary Entrance off of Mercer Road. Patrons requiring use of this entrance need to call 419.372.2705 upon arrival for staff assistance.
  • Validate membership with an SRC staff member – finger vein scanners are not in use.
  • Sign a COVID specific waiver on your first day of use.
  • If you're not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath, or fever please stay home. Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a complete list of symptoms: 
  • Face coverings are required upon entry and throughout the facility and are optional while exercising.
  • Drinking fountains are for water bottle refills only.
  • Arrive dressed and ready to exercise and carry a minimum number of items. Locker rooms and shower facilities are not available.
  • Patrons are asked to disinfect equipment prior to and after use.
  • Recreation and Wellness staffs and BGSU Campus Operations are conducting frequent sanitization and regular deep cleaning.
  • Adhere to physical distancing requirement and all other posted signs and policies.
  • Lost and found, towel service and equipment check out is not available.
  • SignUpGenius reservations are required for lap swimming in Cooper Pool. 10 lanes are available per time slot.
  • Facility capacity limits have been established.
    • Check the Live Facility Counts page in advance to confirm current occupancy levels.
    • View counts through the BGSU Mobile App: Search BGSU in the App Store or Google Play Store to download the app. Click on the Recreation and Wellness icon followed by Rec Center to see live SRC counts.

Keeping in Touch   


Aquatics: | Chris Ballard:
Club Sports: | Nashid Bracy:
Falcon Fitness: | Karyn Smith:
Intramural Sports: | Nashid Bracy:
Membership: Malissa Lambert:
Older Adult Fitness: | Karyn Smith:
Outdoor Program: | Thomas Worsham:
Wellness Connection: | Faith DeNardo:
Youth and Family: | Chris Ballard:


Student Recreation Center: | Dave Hollinger:
419.372.2000 | 419.372.8454 (fax)
Perry Field House: | Nashid Bracy:
419.372.9900 | 419.372.8044 (fax)
SRC Pools: Chris Ballard:

SRC Soft Reopening

The Student Recreation Center is open to continuing members and current BGSU students as well as all faculty, staff, and community members. There is limited access to the cardio and weight/strength areas and lap swimming by reservation in Cooper Pool.

SRC Facility Hours

July 27 - August 21
Monday - Friday: 5:30 AM - 7 PM
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

View Live Facility Counts online or through the BGSU App.

Cooper Pool Lap Swim Hours

Advance registration required.
Download SignUpGenius Instructions

August 10 - August 21
6 - 7 AM, 7:15 - 8:15 AM , 8:30 - 9:30 AM and Noon - 1 PM