Policies

This page lists the general policies pertaining to Recreation and Sports Services.


Benefits

Participation in the six areas listed permits the individual to acquire and maintain muscular strength, coordination, and endurance; to become proficient in specific physical skills; to relieve stress; and to have fun. Involvement is the key to successful campus living. Quality of life is enhanced by developing a philosophy for lifetime fitness.

Assumption of Risk

Individuals are encouraged to have a physical examination and obtain adequate health and accident insurance prior to participation in recreational sports activities. UWF does not provide insurance coverage for participants. Individuals who participate in recreational sports will be doing so at their own risk. Participation in any recreational sports activity is voluntary. The University of West Florida is not responsible for any injury that may occur to individuals participating in any recreational sports activity.

Rules and Regulations

  • A valid Nautilus Card is required for entry into the HLS Facility.
  • A valid Nautilus Card is required to check out any item.
  • Scheduled activities take precedence and can be found outside of each activity space.
  • Inappropriate behavior may result in the termination of facility use with no fee refund.
  • Proper, non-marking athletic shoes are required.
  • No food or drink with the exception of water is allowed in the facility.
  • No gum chewing allowed in the facility.
  • No use of photographic equipment without prior approval is allowed in the facility.
  • UWF Recreation and Sports Services is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items.
  • Participation in any recreational sports activity is voluntary.
  • The University of West Florida is not responsible for any injury that may occur to individuals participating in any recreational sports activity.
  • UWF does not provide insurance.
  • As a university patron, you will be expected to abide by all university policies.

Fitness Center Rules

  • Cell phones may only be used for music purposes inside the Fitness Center.
  • Sleeveless shirts showing midriff and upper chest area are not permitted.
  • Jeans may only be worn on the track.

Membership Eligibility

  • Contributing Alumni
  • Previous UWF Student (not graduated)
  • Household member of a UWF Student, Alumni, Staff, or Faculty member
  • Retiree
  • Leisure Learning Society Member (must already have ID)
  • FSU Medical Student (must already have ID)

Guest Policy

  • HLS members may sponsor two (2) guests per visit.
  • Guest Passes can be purchased at the Customer Service Desk for $5.00 per day.
  • The Sponsoring member must have his/her Nautilus Card.
  • The guest must have a form of picture ID.
  • The sponsoring member must accompany his/her guest at all times.
  • The sponsoring member may not leave the HLS Facility without the guest.
  • Any guest under the age of 10 years is permitted without a fee.
  • Guests under the age of 15 do not need a photo ID.

Children’s Policy

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 16 are not allowed to use the Fitness Center.
  • Any guest under the age of 10 years is permitted without a fee.

Equipment Items Available to Checkout

Badminton Birdies Badminton Racquet Badminton Net
Bocce Set Croquet Set Football
Racquetball Racquet Soccer Ball (indoor) Soccer Ball (outdoor)
Volleyball (indoor) Volleyball (outdoor) Walleyball Set
Kayak Paddles Canoe Canoe Paddles
Basketball Horseshoe Set Tennis Racquet
Kayak Safety Cushions Life Jackets

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