SDC Expands Hours on August 31 for Students & Faculty/Staff Members

Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC) will expand its hours in the Fitness Center and Lap Pool to faculty/staff members as well as current students on Monday, August 31. The facility is implementing an enhanced cleaning schedule based on guidelines from the CDC and recreation facility standards.

Future phases include opening up additional facilities (racquetball courts, multipurpose room, and climbing wall), welcoming back community members, and the reopening of HuskiesFit classes and Youth Programs. All questions can be sent to recreation@mtu.edu.

Continued Requirements for Entry from August 31-September 13:

  • A valid Michigan Tech Student ID or
  • A valid Michigan Tech Faculty/Staff ID (previous SDC members only)
  • All members must fill out the COVID-19 Visitor Symptom Tracking Form before arriving
  • All faculty/staff/students must fill out the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Tracking Form before arriving
  • Face coverings upon entry and throughout the building
  • Follow social distancing practices and designated traffic patterns
  • Check-in at desired location (fitness center or pool), which includes acknowledgment of no listed symptoms, tap ID for verification and timestamp of your visit
  • Questions can be sent to recreation@mtu.edu 

Hours of Operation Beginning August 31 (subject to change without notice)

  • Fitness Center
    • Current MTU Students ONLY
      • Monday-Thursday: 7-7:50a, 11:30a-12:20p, 3-4:50p, 8-11:30p
      • Friday: 8-9:50a, 10:30a-12:20p, 6:30-8:50p
      • Saturday: 10-11:50a, 2:30-4:20p, 7-8:50p
      • Sunday: 1-2:50p, 5:30-7:20p
    • Faculty/Staff Members ONLY
      • Monday-Thursday: 6-6:50a, 12:30-1:20p, 5-7:50p
      • Friday: 6-7:50a, 12:30-2:20p, 3-5:50p
      • Saturday: 8-9:50a, 12:30-2:20p, 5-6:50p
      • Sunday: 11:00a-12:50p, 3:30-5:20p
  • Lap Pool
    • Current MTU Students ONLY
      • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8-8:50am, 5-5:50pm
      • Tuesday/Thursday: 11-11:50am
      • Saturday/Sunday: 1-1:50pm
    • Faculty/Staff Members ONLY
      • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 7-7:50am, 6-6:50pm
      • Tuesday/Thursday: 12-12:50pm
      • Saturday/Sunday: 12-12:50pm

Capacity Limits and Patron Expectations

  • Fitness Center
    • 50 patrons max at any time (no pre-registration, one in one out)
    • Sessions will be 50-minutes in length unless noted otherwise
    • Patrons can only attend their designated times (MTU Student or Faculty/Staff Member)
    • Face coverings are required throughout the fitness center, except while on the cardio machines which are separated by plexiglass (face coverings are required while lifting weights).
    • All spotters will need to wear a face-covering
    • All cardio machines will be available w/ plexiglass dividers between each
    • Weight machines are spaced 10 feet apart
    • Free weights, benches, squat racks, mats, balls, and tubing will be available
    • Patrons are required to wipe down equipment before and after each use and maintain a six-foot distance from others while in the fitness center
    • Sweat towels, mini lockers, and weight belts/straps will not be available
    • All large bags or belongings will need to be stored outside the fitness center. 
  • Pool
    • 15 patrons max at any time
    • Sessions will be 50-minutes in length
    • Face coverings required while on deck, but not allowed while in the water.
    • Lap pool only. Limited equipment will be available.
    • Patrons are expected to maintain a six-foot distance from others on deck and in the water.
    • Towels will not be available.
    • Space will be available at each lane for personal items.
  • Locker Rooms
    • Face coverings required while in the locker room except for showering
    • Saunas are closed.
    • Patrons are expected to maintain a six-foot distance from others in the locker room.
    • Towels will not be available.

SDC Facility Schedules


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