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Facility Reservations

Only organized activities/groups sponsored or approved by Campus Recreation are permitted in the Recreation Center.

Registered student organizations (RSO) wishing to reserve activity space or non-University groups wishing to rent activity space must complete the Facility Reservation Request Form and contact Building & Facility Operations Manager Roger Heimerman at rheimerm@admin.umass.edu or 413.545.0022.

Approval of a facility reservation request depends on priority scheduling, room availability, date(s) of facility request, submission date of the reservation request, scope and nature of the activity/event and impact on existing programs.

Submitted facility requests are prioritized as follows:
1. UMass Campus Recreation programs
2. UMass registered student organizations (RSO)
3. University groups/departments/units/programs (rentals)
4. Non-University groups (rentals)

The following areas are available for reservation:
Sport Club Resource Room 117
Activity Room 118
Activity Room 121
Activity Room 210
Activity Room 215
Gymnasium

University & Non-University Group Fee Schedule

A facility reservation request does not guarantee approval of the request. If approved, a confirmation email will be sent to the primary contact person. All groups must abide by all policies as established by Campus Recreation for the Recreation Center. Area policies and event policies will be communicated to the contact person of the requesting group/organization. It is the responsibility of the contact person to communicate with the members of the group/organization.

A group's scheduled reservation may be subject to change due to a variety of circumstances, including a change in the Campus Recreation group fitness schedule, a change in the group's 'active and in-good standing' status with the Center for Student Activities and Involvement (SAI), failure to use reserved time/space without prior cancellation notification, or failure by a group to follow policies as established by Campus Recreation and/or the University. General policies include, but are not limited to:

  • Membership or the purchase of a guest pass is required for entry. Undergraduates enrolled fulltime at UMass Amherst are automatic members of the Recreation Center.
  • Proper athletic attire, including shirts, bottoms and footwear, must be worn in accordance with the Recreation Center policies.
  • Water, in a sealable plastic container or unbreakable sports bottle, is the only beverage allowed in activity areas.
  • All set-up of activity spaces must be scheduled and accomplished by the group during agreed-upon arrangements. Groups are responsible for cleanup after the reservation time.
  • Groups are welcome to bring their own portable audio system. The permanent audio system in the activity rooms is for staff or group fitness instructor use only.
  • All set-up of activity spaces must be scheduled and accomplished by the group during agreed-upon arrangements. Group is responsible for clean-up during and after the event.
  • Group-specific policies will be required and communicated to the group's contact(s). As an example, dance groups, such as ballroom dancing, are not permitted to wear shoes that will mark/mar the floors in the activity rooms. Martial arts groups, such as Kendo, Tae Kwon Do and boxing are not permitted to spar. Groups may be restricted as to the equipment permitted in the activity rooms.
  • Campus Recreation strongly recommends no jewelry be worn during participation in the Recreation Center. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged belongings.

For athletic facilities, including Boyden gymnasium, wrestling room and fields, contact:
Daniel Markowski
Associate Athletic Director for Facilities & Operations
206 Boyden Building
413.545.0075
dmarkowski@admin.umass.edu

For Boyden and Totman pools, contact:
Russell Yarworth
Aquatics Director
211 Boyden Building
413.545.0093
yarworth@admin.umass.edu

For Totman gymnasium, contact:
Sharmila Muratoti
Assistant Registrar for Academic Scheduling
Whitmore Administration Building
413.545.2605
smuratoti@registrar.umass.edu