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Student Rec Center to close for regular maintenance

The Student Recreation Center will be closed for upgrades from Saturday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 20.

“We are excited that we will be replacing the auxiliary gym floor during our annual building maintenance shutdown,” said Demond Pryor, director of the Office of Recreation in the Division of Student Affairs. “The current floor is the original surface from when the Student Recreation Center opened in 1990. So after 27 years of usage, it is well overdue to be replaced.

“This space is very popular for student informal recreational usage and for competitive recreational sports programming throughout the year.”

During the shutdown, pool maintenance work will include replacing the spa heat exchanger as well as draining and deep cleaning the pools.

Preventative maintenance work also will be done on all of the fitness equipment, including re-upholstering a number of the weight machines and benches.

Touch-up painting inside the facility will take place, broken lockers will be repaired, and all interior and exterior windows will be washed.

“We strive to enhance the look and feel of the Student Recreation Center,” Pryor said. “We are excited for the upcoming academic year that will bring increased usage of the Student Recreation Center by students, faculty, staff and the community.”

The Morse Center, located in Dowling Hall on Health Science Campus, will continue to be available to all eligible students, faculty, staff and current UT Rec members. Summer hours for the center are Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Additionally, UT Rec members can use the pool at the Radisson Hotel on Health Science Campus. Rocket IDs must be shown before use. For the Radisson Hotel pool hours, call 419.381.6800.