Recreation Center

The Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Health Sciences and Recreation Center

The Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Sport Sciences and Recreation Center opened on March 13, 2006. Over 6,000 visits were recorded in the first seven days. Approximately $19 million was spent on the facility. Because of their gracious generosity, the Health Science Complex was named for Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt.  

In the Rec Center, you will find one multi-purpose and two basketball courts, climbing and boulder walls, a golf simulator, two racquetball courts, an aerobics room, a 5,000 square foot fitness center and weight room, a game room and equipment check out area, sauna, hot tub and a juice bar. The second level offers a three lane jogging track that overlooks the gymnasium area.

The health sciences complex houses faculty offices, classrooms and an exercise physiology lab. Located in the lower level is the athletic training facility which offers a state-of-the art hydrotherapy pool for rehabilitation. In addition, the facility also houses the Messerly Natatorium, a 25m pool and diving well, which serves as a home to the intercollegiate women's and men's swimming and diving teams.

The Rec Center is home to the following departments and programs: Department of Recreational Services, Department of Health Sciences and Sport Management, Athletic Training and the Intercollegiate Women's and Men's Swimming & Diving Teams.

2019-2020 Policy & Procedure Manual 

Guest Pass Package

  • Can only be purchased/used by current members, including 30 Visit Pass holders.

  • Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.

  • Guest Pass Package card cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

  • Members, besides the individual who was issued the card, can utilize the card.

30 Visit Pass

  • Spouses of purple & alumni/spouses, part-time students, trustees
  • Pricing:
    • Purple: $73 
    • Alumni: $112


Community Members

  • An initiation fee of $20/person (18 and older) is required to conduct a background check. Please allow 1-2 weeks for clearance for citizens of the United States and 2-4 weeks for clearance for the non-United States citizens and non-permanent residents of the United States.

College Pass

  • Students enrolled in a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate level for the upcoming fall semester are eligible to purchase summer membership at the student rate.
  • A paper proof of registration for upcoming fall classes must be submitted at the time of purchase. 

Basketball Courts

  • Play basketball or volleyball on the gym courts

Basketball court

Multipurpose Activity Court (MAC)

  • Play soccer on the MAC
  • Ask for tennis, volleyball, or badminton nets to be set up on the MAC
multipurpose activity court

Climbing Wall

  • 24-foot climbing wall
  • 12-foot bouldering wall
Climing Wall

Fitness Center

  • 31 units of cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical, bicycles, Stairmill, rowers, arc-trainers and AMT machines
  • 13 selectorized weight training systems, combination of 12 free weight stations and eight televisions with Broadcast Vision

Game Room

  • Two table tennis tables
  • Three billiards tables
  • Two HD televisions with Xbox, Wii
game room

Messerly Natatorium (Pool, Hot tub, Diving Well, and Sauna)

  • 18-person hot tub
  • Seven-person sauna
  • Eight 25-yard swimming lanes
  • One- and three-meter diving boards


  • 1/9 of a mile
  • Stretching area
  • Free weights
  • Cardio machines

Racquetball Courts

  • Two racquetball courts
  • Ability to play wallyball
racquetball court

Sand Volleyball Courts

  • Two courts outside of the Rec Center
sand volleyball

The Brooks G. Hull Intramural Field

  • Two soccer goals
  • Backstop
Intramural field

Golf Simulator

  • Right handed and left handed clubs available
  • 36 courses are available including Bay Harbor, Myrtle Beach Tour, Pebble Beach and Spyglass Golf Course
  • Play the back nine, front nine, all 18 or the driving range
golf Simulator

Aerobics Room

  • Barre
  • Mirror
  • Various fitness equipment
  • Stereo

Rec Center Hours

Fall Hours

August 24th-December 12th

Facility Hours

Mon - Thu: 6am-11pm

Friday: 6am-10pm

Sat: 10am-10pm

& Sun: Noon-10pm

Pool Hours

Mon - Thu: 11am-2pm/6-10pm


Sat: Noon-9pm

Sun: 2-9pm

Climbing Wall Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 3-8pm

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