General Information
Building Hours

Available Facilities
Parking Policy
Facility Closures

Community Membership Notes
Memberships Fees
Printable Brochure

For More Information Contact:
Autumn Wosencroft

For More Information Contact
Ron Sutherland 

For More Information Contact
Morgan Tullar


Summer 2018 Pool Schedule



For More Information Contact
Jerry Shellard - 401-456-8400
2017-18 Fitness Center Certification

All students interested in using the newly renovated Recreation Center this spring please note:

ll students must sign an online Cardiovascular/Weight Training Waiver before using the new Cardiovascular or Weight Training Centers at the newly renovated Recreation Center. Students under 18 years of age must also have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.

To access the
waiver, please log into RIConnect, then navigate to ‘RIC Custom Applications’ -> ‘RIC Recreation Center’ and then select the ‘Rec Center Weight Room Waiver’ link.  Once you access this page, you will have the opportunity to read the waiver, view the orientation video, and review the training policies prior to signing the waiver.

For more information, contact the Recreation Center at 401-456-8400.




Phone: (401) 456-8400

Officially opened and dedicated during the 1989 fall semester, the Recreation Center is a tangible reflection of the College’s commitment to provide an exciting on-campus environment that is conducive to the total growth and development of its students, faculty, and staff and assists in their total wellness. The mission of the Recreation Center is to provide RIC students, College community, alumni, and interested persons from the community-at-large with high-quality and wholesome recreational programs and services.

Emphasis is on open recreation, personal fitness, health, and wellness, regardless of age, gender, race, or skill level. Safety, security, cleanliness, and responsiveness to individual needs are paramount. The Center’s programs are geared to develop an appreciation for the importance of the use of one's leisure time. The approach is aimed at improving one’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being.

A $12 million renovation project was completed in August, 2012, which provides a state of the art facility for Rhode Island College student-athletes and students alike to utilize.


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May 8 - August 10, 2018 Building Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Individual areas within the Recreational Center have different operational schedules, please check below for the specific hours.

 Activities will cease 30 minutes prior to the closing time and the building will be shut down promptly at the designated time.

*For exceptions to this schedule, refer to Facility Closures Statement.

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Convenient 100-Vehicle Parking Lot
Conversation / Sitting / Reading Areas in Lobby

Special accommodations for the disabled may be made possible
if requested 72 hours in advance.

Field House (35,000 sq. ft.):

5-Lane, One-Tenth Mile Indoor Track
3 Multiple Playing Courts for Basketball, Volleyball, and Tennis
Separate Men’s and Women’s Lockers with Showers

Cardiovascular/Weight Training Area


Sandra E. Surdut Swimming Pool:

2018 Summer Pool Schedule

(10,000 sq. ft.) 5-Lane, 25-Yard "L" Shaped Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

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Street parking is allowed across the street from the Recreation Center and in lot E2. Parking in lot E1 is reserved for Faculty and Staff and lot E3 is reserved for students.

Parking adjacent to Building #6 is restricted for the Rhode Island Interscholastic League staff and their visitors.

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The Recreation Center or a portion thereof may be closed or reservations canceled if conditions warrant such action (i.e. scheduled maintenance, emergency repairs, RIC Special Events, insufficient program participation/registration, interruption of utility services, dangerous conditions etc.)  In addition, scheduled hours, days of operation and temperature of the building may also be altered during semester breaks, official state holidays and other periods of time between semesters at the college, as pre-determined by availability of staff and budget.  Every effort will be made to provide members with advance notification of such closings and/or alterations to standard operating procedures.

The Recreation Center will be closed or on an altered schedule
on the following holidays and/or holiday periods:

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day

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1) To be eligible for an individual membership at the Recreation Center, applicants (other than Rhode Island College students) must be 18 years of age or older. 

2) Parents/guardian of children participating in a program or activity must remain in the Recreation Center at all times.

3) Only current members of the Recreation Center, at least 18 years of age, or registered RIC students are permitted to use the Cardiovascular and Weight Training Centers.

4) Members have a five-day period in which to cancel their membership.  A 100% refund of the membership is granted if cancelled during this period.  Refunds will not be given after this period.

5) No locks may remain on a locker overnight.  Locks will be cut and the contents of the locker will be impounded.  The contents of the locker will be held for 5 business days before being discarded. 

6) Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades and pets are not allowed in the Center.  (Only guide/aid animals accompanying impaired individuals may enter the Recreation Center.)

7) Use of the Rhode Island College Recreation Center is for recreational purposes only…. PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION IS PROHIBITED.

8) Throwing or kicking of any object or any activity that is determined to be hazardous to other patrons is not permitted.  Failure to comply will result in a suspension of membership.

9) Please refer to the Policy and Procedure on the College’s website for the remainder of the rules governing the facility.

10) A $10.00 fee will charged to replace a lost membership card

11) Please visit the website at for a complete list of programs


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Faculty & Staff Memberships

Six Months

12 Months




Community Memberships


May 8, 2018 -
August 10, 2018
** College Donor $150
($100 minimum donation)
Community $300
Senior Citizens
60 years old and older
Only able to utilize facility from opening until NOON.
Monday - Friday
Anchor Kids
Saturday, 8 a.m. - Noon
Sunday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Maximum two kids per visit

** Donations must be made to the college’s Anchor Fund, Foundation, Annual Fund or Alumni Association in the current fiscal year.
For those donors making $100 contribution per semester, a semester membership can be obtained for an additional $150 ($250 total cost).
For those donors making a minimum contribution of $250 per year, an annual membership can be obtained for an additional $400 ($650 total cost).

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Printable Brochure & Fee Schedule*

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