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EIU Campus Recreation

Fall & Spring
Facility Hours

****Special Hours ****

   ***Ray Padovan Pool Closures *** - (Always check Ray Padovan Pool Closures link below) 

SRC/Lantz - Padovan Pool: The Pool is closed when the SRC is closed. 

SRC -  Exam Week & Holiday Break
Monday 12/11 - Wednesday 12/13 --- SRC Open 6:00am-11:00pm 
Thursday 12/14 - Friday 12/15 --- SRC Open - 6:00am-5:00pm 
Saturday 12/16 (COMMENCEMENT) - Sunday 12/17 --- SRC Closed
Monday 12/18 - Friday 12/22 --- SRC Open - 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 12/23 - Monday 1/1 --- SRC Closed - Happy Holidays!
Tuesday 1/2 - Friday 1/5 --- SRC Open - 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 1/6 --- SRC Closed
Sunday 1/7 --- SRC Open 12:00pm-10:00pm - Spring Hours Begin

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

 Student Rec Center  6:00am-11:00pm  6:00am-8:00pm  10am-6:00pm  12pm-10:00pm
 Padovan Pool (1)   6:30pm-10:00pm   6:30pm-8:00pm 2:00pm-5:00pm  2:00pm-5:00pm
 Lantz Field House (1)  Reserved for Athletics 7 Days a Week
 Racquetball Crts (2)  6:00am-11:00pm  6:00am-8:00pm  10pm-6:00pm  12pm-10:00pm

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


Intramural Fields

The Informal Recreation schedule is effective August 15, 2023, through May 3, 2024, 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 Monday, Sept 4; Saturday, Nov 18 - Saturday, Nov 25; Saturday, Dec 16 - Sunday, Dec 17; Friday, Dec 22 - Tuesday, Jan 2; Saturday, March 9 - Saturday, March 16; Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5; 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. The Padovan Pool hours can change due to Athletic/Other events.


1. All participants must possess a current Panther Card.
2. Informal Recreation facilities are available on a first-come, first-served 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 the 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, and 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.
  • The cardio area upstairs includes Elliptical trainers, Treadmills, Stationary Bikes, Power Mills,  Rower, a 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

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