Facility Guidelines

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  • A valid NC State or Carmichael Complex ID must be presented for entry. No one will be permitted into an activity area without proper ID.
  • All University Recreation members are invited to bring up to 3 guests per visit to Carmichael Complex facilities. Guests must enter, exit, and remain in the facilities at all times with the University Recreation member.
  • Food and gum is prohibited. Drinks must be kept in a closed container.
  • Appropriate clothing is required in all activity areas.
  • Only clean, closed-toe, closed heel athletic shoes with non-marking soles are permitted in the activity areas.
  • Spitting is not allowed in the facility.
  • No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or animals (except service animals) are permitted inside the complex. Bicycle and skateboard racks outside of the facility should be used. No gas powered or electric motor carts are allowed, except electric carts to assist persons with disabilities.
  • Individuals under the age of 18 are ONLY permitted in the facility during authorized University Recreation sponsored events.  During these programs they should be accompanied by a responsible guardian over the age of 18.
  • Movement of any equipment/furniture may only be conducted by University Recreation staff. All fitness equipment should remain in the part of the facility where it was originally located.  Improper use, or unapproved modifications, of equipment beyond the manufacturer’s purpose are prohibited.
  • Use of outside training materials, especially items that may be considered a weapon, must be approved by the University Recreation staff.
  • Injuries, accidents, or equipment failures should to be reported immediately to University Recreation staff.
  • The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on walls, doors or floor surfaces unless approved by University Recreation staff.
  • Requests for approval to post flyers, signs or posters are directed to the University Recreation marketing and communications staff.
  • Anyone requesting to take photographs or video in University Recreation facilities must request permission from University Recreation marketing and communications staff.
  • We encourage and support persons with disabilities to bring trained assistants as needed. Any trained assistant supporting a person with disabilities may enter the facility at no charge (must be in compliance with guidelines by presenting a valid ID).
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies scheduled activities within the complex have priority. Any modifications of the schedule will be posted.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Use of University Recreation facilities is a privilege. Anyone violating guidelines, including verbal, and/or physical abuse of employee(s) or user(s), criminal activity, disorderly conduct, or inappropriate behavior is subject to:
    • immediate removal
    • suspension of membership
    • administrative referral to the Office of Student Conduct under the Student Code of Conduct or other applicable guidelines
    • criminal action.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
  • Pool access is prohibited without a certified NC State Lifeguard on duty.
  • Appropriate swim attire must be worn at all times. Gym shorts, sports bras, cut offs, etc. are not appropriate swim attire.
  • All swimmers must shower before entering the pool area.
  • Diving, running on decks, pushing and other horseplay around the pool is prohibited.
  • No participant may hang on the lane lines.
  • Use of diving boards is prohibited during recreational swim.
  • Hyperventilation and underwater breath holding are prohibited.
  • Kickboards, pool buoys, and other swim equipment are for exercise purposes only and should not be used as flotation devices.
  • Lap swimmers shall circle swim in a counter-clockwise direction in lanes of two or more people.
  • Gum, tobacco, food, glass containers and pets are prohibited around the pools.
  • Pools will be closed in the event of thunder and lightning.
  • Anyone requesting to take photographs or video in University Recreation facilities must request permission from University Recreation Marketing and Communications staff.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, ramps, stairwells, or activity areas.
  • Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies programming has first priority.
  • University Recreation functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
FAMILY SWIM
  • A parent must directly supervise children younger than 12 years of age and all children unable to swim at least 25 yards without stopping.
  • A parent must be within arm’s reach of any child unable to swim and/or using a flotation device.
  • Parents are not to swim laps while they are with their children in the pool.
  • Children are to be supervised at all times. Under no circumstances are children to be left unattended.
  • Children over the age of four are prohibited from being in the locker room of the opposite sex.
  • Family changing rooms are available.
  • Designated hours for family swim are available online or ask the lifeguard on duty.
NOTICE: SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • No sparring, wrestling, boxing, or other forms of martial arts are permitted with other participants in the combat room.
  • No shoes or bare feet are permitted on the mats. Socks must be worn at all times.
  • Gloves must be worn when using heavy bags and speed bags.
  • Please do not remove the punching bags.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Food and gum are prohibited. Drinks must be kept in a closed container
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies have priority for combat room usage.
  • University Recreation functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • Proper, clean dance footwear is required for participation. No street shoes are permitted.
  • The use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on walls, doors or floor surfaces unless approved by University Recreation staff.
  • Storage areas and A/V equipment are off-limits during open dance hours unless a Health and Exercise Studies faculty member or a professional member of the NC State Dance Program is present to assume responsibility.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Food and gum are prohibited. Drinks must be kept in a closed container.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
  • Users must be 18 years of age or current NC State University students.
  • Weight collars are required.
  • Spotters are strongly recommended.
  • Participants must re-rack weights immediately after use.
  • Dropping weights and use of chalk is prohibited.
  • Olympic lifting is prohibited.
  • Equipment must not be removed from the free weight room area.
  • Equipment must be used for the manufactured intended purpose only.
  • Please clean and wipe down equipment/upholstery after each use.
  • Always notify University Recreation staff if you notice any broken, damaged, or unsafe equipment.
  • Clean, closed-toe, closed-heel athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in all activity areas.
  • Participants must wear shirts at all times. Shirts that cover the entire chest, back and top of shoulder areas must be worn in all indoor areas.
  • Avoid loitering on equipment and allow others to “work in” when performing multiple sets.
  • Cardiovascular machines may be limited to 30-minute sessions during high usage hours.
  • Personal Training instruction is limited to University Recreation employees. Personal trainers not employed with University Recreation may not instruct clients within the Carmichael Complex.
  • Damage to property and verbal or physical abuse is not tolerated; violators will be escorted out of the facility and subject to disciplinary action.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items.
  • University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Food and gum are prohibited. Drinks must be kept in a closed container.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: EXERCISE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • Appropriate athletic clothing and clean, closed-toed, closed-heel athletic shoes with non-marking soles must be worn unless exceptions are made for the type of activity.
  • Street shoes and high heels are not allowed unless they have felt bottoms or are considered appropriate dance shoes. Tap dancing is prohibited.
  • Only University Recreation staff is permitted to operate audio equipment and unlock equipment storage.
  • Do not touch mirrors.
  • Cell phone usage is discouraged during Group Fitness classes.
  • All equipment must stay in group fitness studios.
  • Cycling Studio bike pedals and clips may not be removed.
  • Please sanitize equipment at the conclusion of class and return to designated storage.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Food and gum are prohibited. Drinks must be kept in a closed container.
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies scheduled activities have priority for court usage. University Recreation functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Damage to property and verbal or physical abuse is not tolerated; violators will be escorted out of the facility and subject to disciplinary action.
  • Courts are primarily intended for basketball, volleyball, and badminton. Other activities are permissible if considered safe and appropriate as determined by University Recreation staff.
  • Hanging on the rim or net is prohibited due to the risk of injury and potential damage of equipment.
  • Participants must wear shirts at all times. Shirts that cover the entire chest, back and top of shoulder areas must be worn in all indoor areas.
  • Clean, close toed, closed-heel athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in all activity areas.
  • Disassembling or moving equipment that has been set-up is not allowed. Ask a University Recreation staff member to set-up or remove equipment.
  • Use of tape or other marking materials is prohibited on walls, doors or floor surfaces unless approved by University Recreation staff.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Food and gum are prohibited. Drinks must be kept in a closed container.
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies scheduled activities have priority for court usage. University Recreation functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • No climbing without Outdoor Adventures staff on duty.
  • Individuals must obtain a belay card by passing a Safety Skills Assessment to climb.
  • Present your belay card to staff before climbing.
  • Blue Card certified belayers are able to sponsor “climb only” guests. Blue Card certified belayers are responsible for the climbing safety of the individual. Double-check your guest and model safe climbing practices.
  • Boulder only at or below shoulder height. A spotter is required when bouldering. Do not traverse under top-roped climbers.
  • All climbing above shoulder height must be protected by a top rope belay and climbers must wear a climbing helmet.
  • Always use a ground anchor when belaying.
  • Climbing shoes or closed-toe, closed-heel athletic shoes must be worn.
  • Personal climbing harnesses, shoes, helmet and hardware are allowed. Equipment should adhere to manufacturer’s recommendations for use and care. Personal climbing ropes are prohibited.
  • Eco balls are permissible. Gymnastics chalk and climbing chalk are prohibited.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Food and gum are prohibited. Drinks must be kept in a closed container.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • Please use caution when entering and exiting the track.
  • Spectating or standing on the track is prohibited.
  • Running direction varies each day, please follow the posted direction.
  • Walk on the inside lane.
  • Run on the outside lane and use to pass.
  • Always look before passing or crossing a lane; the person in the lane has the right of way. Sprinting on track is prohibited due to safety reasons.
  • Clean, closed-toe, athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in all activity areas. Cleats of any kind are not permitted.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Food, drinks, and gum are not allowed on the track. No exceptions.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • Bumper plates and Olympic Weightlifting bars may ONLY be used for Olympic Weightlifting on the platforms.
  • Exercises other than Olympic lifts and deadlifts are not permitted when utilizing the platform area.
  • Collars must be used at all times.
  • Spotting for Olympic Weightlifting is strictly prohibited.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Control the bar back to the platform unless the lift is completely missed.
  • Chalk is permitted, but must stay in the designated Olympic Weightlifting area.
  • Olympic Weightlifting platform users must face the mirror while performing lifts.
  • All bumper plates and collars are to be cleared from the bar and put back in the proper location (bumper plates organized from lightest to heaviest) at the conclusion of the workout.
  • During peak times, allow others to work in.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
I understand and agree to the following:
  1. I understand that mobility and flexibility are a key component of Olympic Weightlifting movements. I will not perform lifts if I do not have sufficient range of motion or am injured.
  2. I understand that there are only two grips acceptable for new lifters, standard and hook grips.
  3. I understand how to “miss” Olympic lifts correctly.
  • All participants must have a valid NC State University ID card.
  • Outdoor basketball courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis during informal recreation.
  • Outdoor basketball courts will be evacuated and closed in the event of inclement weather, flooding, or any other potentially hazardous situations as determined by University Recreation staff.
  • Trash and recycling must be placed in appropriate containers.
  • No animals permitted on outdoor basketball courts except for service animals.
  • No alcohol or tobacco products are permitted on outdoor basketball courts.
  • Bikes must be locked up on designated bike racks only.
  • University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Lockers are available for storage of all items.
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies have priority for court usage. University Recreation functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • All participants must have a valid NC State ID card or be listed on the complex guest list.
  • Fields are available on a first-come, first-served basis during informal recreation.
  • Fields will be evacuated and closed in the event of inclement weather, flooding, or any other potentially hazardous situations as determined by University Recreation staff.
  • Tents or other structures may not be set up unless preapproved by University Recreation staff, staking the ground is prohibited.
  • Trash and recycling must be placed in appropriate containers.
  • No animals permitted on fields except for service animals.
  • No alcohol or tobacco products are permitted on the fields.
  • Bikes must be locked up on designated bike racks only.
  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds must park in designated spaces and are prohibited on the field.
  • University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Lockers are available for storage of all items.
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies have priority for field usage. University Recreation functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • All participants must have a valid NC State ID card or be listed on the complex guest list.
  • Outdoor tennis courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis during informal recreation.
  • Outdoor tennis courts will be evacuated and closed in the event of inclement weather, flooding, or any other potentially hazardous situations as determined by University Recreation staff.
  • Trash and recycling must be placed in appropriate containers.
  • No animals permitted on fields except for service animals.
  • No alcohol or tobacco products are permitted on the fields.
  • Bikes must be locked up on designated bike racks only.
  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds must park in designated spaces and are prohibited on the field.
  • University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Lockers are available for storage of all items.
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies have priority for field usage. University Recreation functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • Clean, closed-toe, closed-heel athletic shoes with non-marking soles must be worn on racquetball and squash courts.
  • All metal racquets must have plastic guard attached to racquet heads.
  • Racquetball, handball, table tennis, and wallyball are the only activities allowed on racquetball courts unless approved by University Recreation staff in advance.
  • Eye guards are strongly recommended.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags and skateboards) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Food, gum, and beverages are not allowed on courts.
  • University Recreation and Health and Exercise Studies have priority for court usage. University Recreation functions include approved programs, special events, and informal recreation.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement any guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
NOTICE: PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • Please follow appropriate hygiene practices: Shower before entering.
  • Sauna and Steam Room are public spaces; appropriate clothing is required (swimsuit or gym shorts) at all times.
  • Shoes are prohibited.
  • Lewd or suggestive behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Please do not apply water to the sauna heater or rocks.
  • Do not leave newspapers, magazines or paper products in the sauna or steam room.
  • For safety reasons, it is recommended that you limit time in the sauna or steam room to ten minutes. Consult a physician for longer use.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the Sauna or Steam Room.
  • Personal belongings (including all bags) are not permitted in hallways, lobbies or activity areas. Lockers are available for storage of all items. University Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to implement guidelines that protect the health and safety of the facility and its users.
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTICE
Due to high temperatures and humidity, sauna and steam room can be dangerous to your health. It is recommended that all persons consult a physician before using these rooms.

Rental Guidelines

  • Facility and Field Rental fees include the duration of event from set-up to break-down.
  • Student Organizations includes recognized/registered NC State University Student Organizations or Student fee funded departments.
  • All events co-sponsored by an external organization will be charged at the External rate.
  • External users will be charged a non-refundable reservation fee: 50% indoor space, 10% outdoor space. Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of the deposit.
  • Fitness Studio rentals does not include A/V or fitness equipment.
  • University Recreation reserves the right to deny a request due to conflict of interest with University Recreation programs and services.
  • For safety reasons, it is recommended that you limit time in the sauna or steam room to ten minutes. Consult a physician for longer use.
  • Cancellation or adjustments to the reservation must occur at least 72 hours prior to the event.
  • Failure to cancel within 72 hours will result in a $150 cancellation charge plus any direct costs, including the first day of staffing.
  • Events ending earlier than the reserved time will be charged the full rental and staffing fee. If the event exceeds the reservation time, additional rental and staffing fees will be charged. Any event that impedes on another scheduled event, in the same space, will be ended at the time of the next scheduled event.
  • If the participants of the event are not affiliated with NC State University, a contract must be signed and proof of $1 million liability insurance must be presented. Please notify University Recreation as soon as possible.
Hot Work Permit
    • All stages and event tents need to be inspected by the NC State Fire Marshall prior to the beginning of the event. University Recreation will request the inspection from the NC State Fire Marshall, however, all charges related to the inspection will be incurred by the client.
Equipment Inspection
  • All grills must be setup and inspected by Fire Protection and obtain a Hot Work Permit prior to the beginning of the event. It is the client’s responsibility to obtain the permit and must be submitted to University Recreation prior to the start of the event.
  • Each event vendor must complete the Vendor Request Form and will be charged a daily fee of $25.00.
  • For any ticketed events there will be an additional fee: $100 charge for Student Organizations, $250 charge for University Departments, and $500 charge for External Users.
  • Events may be cancelled on outdoor fields due to unsafe field conditions caused by inclement weather. These closures may occur prior to scheduled events. To ensure fields are usable, please contact the Reservations and Events Manager if there are questions.
  • Field may be closed for rain or severe weather days before an event.
  • Please be in contact with the Facilities Event Manager for up-to-date information.
  • No play will be allowed for at least 30-minutes after the last lightning strike in a 0-3 mile radius.
  • Participants will be asked to leave field in the event of lightning and may or may not be allowed to return, depending on severity of weather and field schedule.
  • If there is any damage to the facility or equipment, the cost of the repairs will be charged to the group responsible. If the facility is not cleaned, a cleaning charge may apply.
  • Additionally, the group responsible my forfeit privileges to reserve facilities in the future.
    • A limited amount of the above equipment is available. If additional set-up equipment is needed, it must be approved by University Recreation.
    • The client is responsible for all equipment that is rented to their event.
    • The cost of repair or replacement of any lost or damaged equipment will be assessed post-event and charged to the final invoice.
    • Access to portable restrooms will be automatically assessed to all reservations at Centennial Campus Fields. The rental of additional restrooms will be assessed at cost to the client.

    Event Staff Guidelines

    • All events require a minimum staffing level of one Event Supervisor for the duration of the event.
    • An Event Assistant will be scheduled at any non-traditional entrance or any entrance used outside the normal hours of operation.
    • An additional Event Supervisor will be scheduled for every 350 participants and spectators, depending on the scope of the event.
    • Sports Officials must be scheduled separately from the event through State Officials Association (SOA).
    • Contact University Recreation, Sports Programs for more information and scheduling requests
      Ben Strunk Interim Assistant Director, Sports Programs bdstrunk@ncsu.edu
    • Staffing fees will be charged for the amount of time required to set-up and break down the event according to the client’s specifications.
    • Staffing fees will be charged for the amount of time required to set-up and break down the event according to the client’s specifications.
    • As part of our commitment to health and safety, the University Recreation staff will assess all events for the potential of risk.
    • If an event poses a potential health or safety risk University Recreation, with assistance from either NC State University Police, Environmental Health and Safety, or Fire Protection, will determine a staffing and safety plan appropriate for the event.
    • Fees may be assessed to clients if the event causes damage to the University Recreation facilities.
    • An excessive cleaning fee may be assessed to clients if the University Recreation facilities need extensive cleaning during or at the conclusion of an event.