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Facilities and Hours

People play sand volleyball and lie on chairs next to two swimming pools.

Students affectionately refer to Simon Recreation Center's outdoor pools and sand volleyball court as "SLUruba."

Simon Rec Fall 2023 Hours 

 General Building Hours

Indoor Pool Hours*

SLUruba Outdoor Pools & Sand Volleyball Court Medical Center Recreation Complex
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Daily 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (SLUruba will close for the season in mid-to-late September, weather pending) Daily sunrise to sunset

Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday: 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.



Fall hours are in effect August 13 - December 9, 2023*.
Reduced Hours During Fall Break & Thanksgiving
*Pool hours and lane availability may vary throughout the semester due to swim team practices, various events, staffing or weather.

Facility Descriptions

Simon Recreation Center

The Simon Recreation Center is a 120,000-square-foot hub of all fitness and wellness on campus. It features a pool, whirlpool, sports courts, a bouldering wall, fitness center, spinning studio, indoor track, locker rooms and lounge areas, among other amenities.

Simon Rec Center Floor Plan (PDF)

Outdoor Recreation Area

The outdoor recreation area adjacent to Simon Recreation Center, known on campus as SLUruba, includes two pools, lounge chairs, a sand volleyball court and a barbecue grill. It is open daily beginning in early spring and remains open into the fall, as long as Simon Recreation members continue to use the space.

Please note that the grill is only available through the facility reservation form (link above).

Outdoor Fields

Campus Recreation maintains four outdoor fields for drop-in recreation, intramural sports and club sports. Field reservations are made through the facility reservation form (link above).

Medical Center Recreational Complex

The Medical Center Recreational Complex features a natural grass soccer field and an eight-lane track. In addition to club sports and drop-in recreation, the facility hosts SLU's track and field team — the largest NCAA Division I sports team at the University.

Located just east of the Hickory garages, near the Allied Health Professions Building at SLU's Medical Center, the complex is open to community drop-in use.


Simon Recreation Center Track

The indoor track at Simon Recreation Center is open to members whenever the center is open and is approximately 1/7 of a mile long.

Hermann Stadium Track

This 1/3-mile jogging track surrounds the soccer field at Hermann Stadium, allowing walkers and joggers a great option for exercise on SLU's campus. Be sure to check when Billiken varsity soccer games are held, as track use is not allowed during those times.

SLU Medical Center Track

This eight-lane, NCAA-regulation track, located at SLU’s Medical Center Recreation Complex, is available to the SLU community for drop-in use from sunrise to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends, unless there is a scheduled track meet or sporting event hosted on the field.

Facility Reservations

To reserve campus recreation space for an event, fill out the facility reservation form via the Google form linked below. Requests must be received at least 10 business days before the event.*

Facility Reservation Form