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EIU Campus Recreation

Facility Hours - Fall & Spring

Special Hours - 

SRC Open - Modified hours due to COVID-19 State Phase 4 Policy:

Friday 9/4 --- SRC Open 5:30am-6:30pm

Saturday 9/5 --- SRC Open 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday 9/6 --- SRC Open 12:30pm-8:30pm
Monday 9/7 --- SRC Closed - Happy Labor Day*****

   ***Pool Closures***  - Pool Closed - Until Further Notice 

ALL Equipment is checked out from the SRC office and must be returned to the SRC office by closing time.

 Student Rec Center  5:30am-9:30pm  5:30am-6:30pm  10:00am-4:30pm  12:00pm-8:30pm
 Lantz Pool (1) CLOSED  6:30pm-9:30pm   :00pm-:00pm  2:00pm-4:30pm  2:00pm-5:00pm
 Lantz Field House (1)  11am-7pm (Wed Only)  N/A  12:00pm-4:00pm  12:00pm-4:00pm
 Racquetball Crts (2)  5:30am-9:30pm  5:30am-6:30pm  10:00am-4:30pm  12:00pm-8:30pm

(1) Athletic events will take priority in all areas. (2) Except when classes are in session. 


Reservations must be made two weeks in advance.  See Reservation Form.


The Informal Recreation schedule is effective August 18, 2020 through May 1, 2021 and is subject to change. Facilities/Facility Areas may be closed to accommodate maintenance projects or operate at abbreviated hours when classes are not in session. Facilities will be closed Sept 7, Nov 21-Nov 28, Dec 21-Jan 3,  and Mar 13-Mar 20. Check for updated schedule information by calling 581-2820 or Campus Rec social media (Facebook & Twitter). Sports equipment is available for daily check-out at the SRC Office.


1. All participants must possess a current Panther Card.
2. Informal Recreation facilities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with challenge and shared-usage rules applying when necessary.
3. Secure all personal belongings. Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
4. Food or drink is allowed in lobby area only.

FULL Policies found at SRC Policies

About The Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center is a 6.4 million dollar, 70,500 square-foot, air-conditioned facility. The SRC opened in the Fall of 1991.

The SRC has:

  • Six basketball courts, which may also be used as volleyball, badminton courts, and Court 6 is enclosed for soccer, dodgeball, kickball and wiffleball.
  • A 1/8 mile suspended jogging track, and three multi-purpose areas for aerobic dance sessions, martial arts, or other activities.
  • Two Free-weight areas.
  • Cardio area upstairs includes Elliptical trainers, Treadmills, Stationary Bikes, Power Mills,  Rower, bag boxing area, TreadWall climbing machine, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength machines, Circuit Express (10), 2 Stretching areas with Medicine Balls and exercise balls.
  • Student lounge with a big-screen television.
  • 32 Security Cameras

Outdoor Facilities

  • Disc Golf Course
  • 8 Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • 6 Tennis Courts
  • IM Fields: 
    • 4 Softball Diamonds (2 Lighted)
    • 4 Football/Soccer fields all lighted
    • Outdoor Pavilion

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Contact Information

Campus Recreation

Eastern Illinois University
Student Recreation Center
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920

Fall & Spring Hours

M-Th: 5:30am-9:30pm
Friday: 5:30am-6:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-8:30pm

Summer Hours

M-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm

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