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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


SDC Welcomes Back Faculty & Staff Members on August 17

Posted: August 12, 2020

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC) will reopen to faculty/staff members as well as current students on Monday, August 17. A team of staff from Recreation has continually updated its reopening plan since the July 13 soft opening to students. The facility is implementing an enhanced cleaning schedule based on guidelines from the CDC and recreation facility standards.

Requirements for Entry from August 17-30:

  • A valid Michigan Tech Student ID or
  • A valid Michigan Tech Faculty/Staff ID (previous SDC members only)
  • 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 (subject to change without notice)

  • Fitness Center
    • August 17-30
      • Students ONLY
        • Monday-Friday: 7-7:50a, 11:30a-12:20p, 3-4:50p
        • Saturday: 10-11:50a
        • Sunday: 2:30-4:30p
      • Faculty/Staff ONLY
        • Monday-Friday: 6-6:50a, 12:30-1:20p, 5-6:50p
        • Saturday: 8-9:50a
        • Sunday: 12:30-2:20p
  • Lap Pool
    • August 17-30
      • Students ONLY
        • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8-8:50a, 5-5:50p
        • Tuesday/Thursday: 11-11:50a
      • Faculty/Staff ONLY
        • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 7-7:50a, 6-6:50p
        • Tuesday/Thursday: 12-12:50p

Capacity Limits and Patron Expectations

  • Fitness Center
    • 50 patrons max at any time
    • Sessions will be 50-minutes in length unless noted otherwise
    • Patrons can only attend their designated times (Student or Faculty/Staff Member)
    • Face coverings required when in the fitness center (not during exercise)
    • 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.

Future phases include expanded hours and access for Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff, welcoming back community members and the reopening of HuskiesFit classes and Youth Programs. All questions can be sent to recreation@mtu.edu.


SDC Closed Through April 30

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech Student Development Complex, Gates Tennis Center, and Systems Control Nordic Waxing Center at the Recreation Trails are closed to student-athletes, students, and the public due to concerns over the COVID-19 health situation. University Images is also closed.

These closures are in compliance with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order originally issued on Monday, March 23 and extended on April 9. The closures will continue through at least April 30.

The Tech Trails will remain open to those with memberships. Under the University’s Stay at Home Protocol, Tech Trails users must maintain social distancing of at least six feet.

UP Health System – Portage Rehab and Sports Medicine and Pharmacy will continue operating under regular hours.

More information about COVID-19 and Michigan Tech’s response can be found at mtu.edu/covid-19.


Michigan Tech SDC Remains Open

Posted: March 13, 2020

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech Student Development Complex and Gates Tennis Center continue to remain open for Michigan Tech students, SDC members, and action pass holders.

Due to the University’s COVID-19 Visitor Protocol, released March 13, 2020, Michigan Tech will temporarily restrict new daily pass purchases through April 17, 2020. Because the COVID-19 health situation is developing rapidly, this time period is subject to change. The Visitor Protocol is intended to protect the health and safety of all. We thank you for your continued understanding and support.

A current Michigan Tech Student ID, a valid SDC membership card, or action pass is required to gain access to the SDC.

More information about COVID-19 and Michigan Tech’s response can be found at mtu.edu/covid-19.