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COVID-19 Information for Indoor and Outdoor Events 

We are exercising the utmost caution and taking responsible action to help ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please note that during this time max room capacities for Reservation events have been lowered due to social distancing guidelines.

At this time, University-sponsored gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed with appropriate approval in compliance with the state's Restore Illinois Plan. Event sponsors will be expected to have an approved plan that incorporates social distancing and other safety protocols. Approval is required for all on-campus and off-campus events sponsored by the university. To request approval, submit the approval form at least two weeks before the event to the Rec Sports and Services Reservations person at Events may not be promoted until they are approved, so early submission is encouraged. The Rec Sports and Services Reservation Request form is required to be filled out and returned as well when reserving space.

In order to protect the health and safety of the university community, external groups may not rent or use university facilities at this time. Masks will be Required at all events both indoor and outdoor.

Each group that has reserved the space is responsible for enforcing social distancing, proper sanitizing, and face masks. If groups do not abide by said rules and others stated in the Reservation Agreement, it could affect the group from hosting events in the future.

For more information on SIU’s response to the coronavirus, view the SIU Coronavirus website.

Thank you for your consideration and cooperation!

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is a 214,000 square foot facility located on Grand Avenue across the street from East Campus residence halls. It houses a wide array of facilities and fitness equipment. It contains several basketball/volleyball courts, a natatorium, two indoor walking/jogging tracks, racquetball and squash courts, several fitness and cardio equipment areas, and three weight rooms. We also provide several dance studios and multi-purpose rooms for students use.


We now offer online scheduling requests* in order to provide the campus community a tool to view space availability and schedule space for your campus events. Please click the "reserve space online" button below to request space or view availability. Directions available here.




Download the following form to make your reservations today. Please fax or bring completed form to Member Services, located on the first floor of the Student Recreation Center.


*Online scheduling of space must occur more than seven business days before the meeting or program is to take place. Any scheduling requests within seven business days must contact the Student Recreation Center Member Services Office.