Members of Governors State University's Athletic and Recreation Center have access to all of our facilities. Use the fitness room's free weights, exercise machines and cardiovascular equipment, the Olympic-style lap pool, the gymnasium with its full-sized basketball court, a racquetball court and locker rooms with showers.


  Fitness Room

  •     Treadmills
  •     Exercise bikes
  •     Ellipticals 
  •     Circuit training equipment
  •     Free weights

Gymnasium (Now Open)  

  •     Basketball
  •     Volleyball
  •     Fitness walking/running
  •     Soccer
  •     Family times

 Racquetball Court

  •  Reservations and Rentals

      GSU Students and Athletic and Recreation Center members can reserve the court one week ahead in one-hour increments.

      Racquets and balls are available for daily rental. Protective eye wear is strongly recommended.
      About Racquetball - Racquetball is a unique sport. Unlike most racquet sports, there is no net to hit the ball over and no tin to hit the ball above. Also, the court's walls, floor and ceiling are legal playing surfaces with only the upper part of the back wall (above 12 feet) being out-of-bounds.

       Swimming Pool  

      •     Lap swimming
      •     Family times
      •     Aquacise courses
      •     Adult and child swim programs
      •     American Red Cross lifeguard training

       Outdoor Facilities

      •  Soccer Field
      •  Cricket Field
      •  Softball Field

        Student Game Lounge 

          Billiards, table tennis and e-sports have come to GSU. Tables are located in the A-Wing North Study Hall. Balls, cues and paddles can be checked out at the Athletic and Recreation Center service counter (A1105). A valid GSU student or employee ID card is required to check out equipment.


          Game Lounge Amenities

          •     Television
          •     Xbox 360
          •     Pool Tables
          •     Table Tennis
          •     Vending Machines
          •     Seating Area
          •     Foosball Table

          Game Lounge Hours of Operation
          Monday through Friday: 6 am to 9 pm
          Saturday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
          Sunday: Noon to 4:30 pm (closed during summer term)