Children under the age of 16 may use all recreational facilities (except the fitness center) if they are actively supervised by an adult. NOTE: Active supervision means maintaining visual contact and ensuring a barrier free physical proximity of no more 70 feet. We allow children to use the swimming pool without supervision starting at age 12. All children over the age of 7 may use the climbing wall, but must have a parent or guardian serve as their belayer until they reach age 18. [last update 6/30/14]
The recreation center follows the College’s opening schedule with weather related delays. Please note that due to the timing of the college’s announcements, it is sometimes necessary to make our decision sooner than 5 am. The recreation normally maintains a reduced/modified schedule during early closings or full closures of the College. Information regarding fluctuations in recreation center hours are communicated via the recreation services web site, push notifications from our mobile app, and on the voice mail at our reception desk phone (610-330-5772). If conditions change, these resources will be updated to reflect how our facility and programs will be affected.
Lockers are the property of Lafayette College and the Department of Recreation Services. The rental period is from June 1st to May 31st of each year. It is the renter’s responsibility to renew the locker before expiration. The renewal period for rented lockers is April 15th – May 15th. The following policies apply to all rental lockers:
In all of our recreational facility settings, the act of providing personal individual instruction is restricted to those individuals who have been specifically employed by Lafayette for the purpose of conducting private, semi-private, or group instruction for our patrons. A person who is observed to be conducting, or suspected of conducting, personal instruction or coaching for another person(s) in the recreational facilities may be approached regarding unauthorized individual instruction if any of the following (or related) behaviors are observed:
Exceptions exist when a current Lafayette employee requests space and equipment for the purpose of a rehearsal (not compensated), those individuals will be permitted up to 4 hours per semester: Fall (Sept to Dec), Spring (Jan to April), or Summer (May to August). Rehearsal hours must be requested at least 48 hours in advance through the Assistant Director. Requests for equipment and space will be approved based on whether:
If an instance of unauthorized private instruction is discovered, both instructor and student(s) will be required to stop activity and may also be asked to leave the facility. [last update 6/30/14]
Since the department values the welfare and privacy of its facility patrons and program participants, we have created a policy which limits or prevents the use of electronic devices in certain parts of the facility. The use of any device capable of recording photos or video in all restrooms and locker rooms is prohibited. Additionally, talking on personal electronic devices within the fitness center is prohibited. [last update 6/18/2014]
Groups who wish to use the cycling room for their organization’s purposes can do so if the hire one of the department of recreation services instructors or provide proof of their own fully certified instructor. Once a qualified instructor has been secured, the cost associated with using the room will be $7 per class – for those classes scheduled in advance through firstname.lastname@example.org OR $12 per class for those reserved through email@example.com less than 7 business days in advance. Charges will be applied based on the dates reserved in the College’s scheduling software and after the last scheduled class in a given semester. If a class is canceled, the reservation must be changed through firstname.lastname@example.org and a new confirmation issued. [last update 7/17/2017]