Reopening Information

The SRWC is committed to doing all that we can to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, while at the same time allowing for the opportunity to get a quality workout. To provide a safe and healthy experience for the entire Washburn University community we have a shared responsibility.

Learn more about Washburn's response to COVID-19.

We encourage all members to follow these best practices to help keep yourself and others healthy:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or sanitize your hands when water is not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Thoroughly wipe down equipment before and after every use with the sanitation supplies provided by SRWC and ensure all trash is discarded in designated waste receptacles
  • Abide by the physical distancing guidelines by keeping a 6-foot distance between users, or Rec staff at all times when using the SRWC unless acute injury, risk mitigation, or safety measures require otherwise

What you need to know: 

  • 30 minutes before we reopen each day will be spent cleaning all equipment and high touch areas.
  • Patrons must wear masks while entering/exiting the facility and at all times in common area locations. Patrons may remove their masks while engaged in their workout.
  • Our staff will be cleaning as well but we need everyone to help with the cleaning process. DO NOT spray cleaner directly onto cardio machines as this can damage the equipment. Spray the towel first and then wipe.
  • A six-foot distance will be maintained between all equipment. This will be accomplished by taking the track offline and placing a few cardio and weight equipment out of service.
  • Patrons using free weights shall maintain six feet of separation except when a spotter is necessary. In this instance, workout groups shall be limited to two people.
  • Water fountains will be closed but the filling stations will remain open.
  • Basketball courts will be open but no pickup or organized games will be allowed.

Thank you for doing your part as we work together to keep our Washburn University community safe. Guidelines may change based on the guidance of the State of Kansas, Washburn University, and Shawnee County Health Department.


Mission Statement 

The mission of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center is to provide awareness, education, opportunities, and support resulting in enduring healthy lifestyle habits.

Guiding Principles

We strive to enrich the quality of campus life by promoting and offering opportunities for physical and mental growth as well as social interaction in healthy surroundings and superior recreational facilities. The SRWC's innovative co-curricular programs and offerings serve to provide a connecting link between students and the Washburn University experience.

Please visit our links above in the 'in this section' menu to learn about all of the opportunities that exist at your recreation center!

If you have any questions about the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, please call 785.670.1314 or email us: 

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Regular Semester Hours
Monday- Thursday 6am-10pm
Friday 6am-8pm
Saturday 9am-8pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
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