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COVID-19 Information for Indoor and Outdoor Events 

Spring 2021 Reservation Update:

The Student Recreation Center is exercising the utmost caution and taking responsible action to help ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community members.

As a part of the Restore Illinois plan and per the university's coronavirus response, the Student Recreation Center is open Please stop in during our business hours or call 618-453-1277 for any needs.

University-sponsored gatherings of up to 50 people are 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 COVID-19 Event Approval Form at least two weeks before the event. Events may not be promoted until they are approved, so early submission is encouraged. In addition to departments and registered student organizations, external groups may use Student Center facilities with appropriate safety plans and approvals following the Event Approval process.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Student Recreation Center has adjusted its’ Facility guidelines. Please see the Facility Guidelines to review those guidelines. For more information on SIU’s response to the coronavirus and university guidelines, view our coronavirus website. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation!

For more information on SIU’s response to the coronavirus and university guidelines, view our 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 to 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.