Policies

Approved Clothing Policies

Clothing

When using facilities, patrons must wear the approved shirt. No cut-off or rolled-up sleeved shirts. If shorts are worn, they must be the approved shorts. Pants must adhere to the pants policy. Clean closed-toe athletic shoes are required.

Rental Clothing

Approved rental clothing can only be rented for day use. Clothing rental is $3 for students and faculty. Clothing rental is included in the cost of a day pass for visitors. Items may not be kept overnight. Collateral (such as keys, driver’s license, or cellphone) will be requested if approved clothing is rented to ensure that everything is returned.

Pants

Form fitting pants (yoga, leggings, etc.) must be solid black in color (no patterns, designs, or writing). Sweat pants and other types of loose fitting exercise pants can be any color, but should not have writing on the rear. Pants are inappropriate if they are sheer, worn out, stretched too thin or otherwise revealing.  If your pants are too revealing you will be asked by facilities staff to cover them with the BYU-I approved shorts, which can be provided if necessary. Jeans and some other types of pants with rivets and exposed zippers can damage the equipment and are not allowed in the Rec Facilities.

Sweatshirts

Any pull-over, hoodie, sweatshirt, etc must be approved exercise clothing. (They sell them at the Bookstore and they look the same as the approved exercise shirt.)

Swimsuits

Women’s suits must cover the stomach, (tankini’s and one piece suits are permitted. No bikinis). Men’s suits must sit at the waist (no briefs or speedos). Jammers are permitted.

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Outdoor Facilities Policies

Field Usage Policies

Please do not use grass fields immediately after heavy rain so the fields are not damaged. Please do not enter fields that have the entry gate locked.

  • No unauthorized vehicles allowed on track and field. Fireworks or flammable materials are prohibited. No food, seeds, gum or colored drinks are allowed on field. No animals, golfing, or metal cleats.
  • Fields are reserved for university use. They are closed on Sundays.
  • If the lights on the fields need to be turned on, please contact the Hart Equipment Room. Lights will automatically turn off at 11:30PM.

Outdoor Track Policies

Modest exercise clothing is required. Shoes must be worn at all times.

  • No chewing gum or spitting on the track.
  • The outdoor track is open from 5:00am-11:30pm Monday – Saturday.

Outdoor Tennis Courts

  • Modest exercise clothing is required. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.

Non-Student Usage Policies

Guest Policy

Guests can be defined as family members (Not living at home or over the age of 26) or others who are visiting a current BYU-I employee, retiree or student. Employee or student must accompany their guest to purchase a guest pass.

Community

Community Patrons may use the facilities (except for the Fitness Center) as long as they pay for their use.

Alumni

Any person who has completed 24 or more credits at Ricks College or BYU-Idaho qualifies as an alumni. Alumni may use the facilities (except the Fitness Center) as long as they pay for their use. They must have a valid Alumni card to receive a reduced rate. (See pricing page for more information)

Link to Dean of Students page

For more information about eligibility please visit the Dean of Students Student Services Protocol page.

User Definitions

Student (Matriculating)/Student Spouse and Dependents:

  • Student status begins 1 week prior to first day of classes. Student status is active both on and off track. Student status is revoked is the student is suspended from the university.
  • Student Spouse- must be legally married to a matriculating BYU-Idaho student and must have a valid I-Card.
  • Student dependents must register for services and also get an I-Card. The student must be present when registering a dependent.

Student (Non-Matriculating):

  • Non-matriculating students are considered to be non-degree seeking students and are considered community patrons. They must purchase a day pass to use the facility.

Continuing Education (Pathway) Student:

  • Continuing Education students are considered community patrons.

Online Students:

  • Those who have been accepted into a BYU-Idaho online degree program. (Other than Pathway) All online students must have a valid I-Card to use the facilities.

Full Time Employee/Spouse and Dependents:

  • Full time employees are current faculty, staff, and administrators of BYU-Idaho and are eligible for DMBA health/retirement benefits.
  • An employee spouse has to be legally married to a BYU-Idaho employee and must have a valid I-Card.
  • Dependents are defined as children who are living at home and who are eligible for DMBA coverage under the employee’s insurance. Children 8 years old and older must have a valid I-Card.

Part Time Employee/Adjunct Faculty:

  • Employees who are employed at less than ¾ time. Not eligible for DMBA health/retirement benefits.
  • Services are free to the employee, but spouse and dependents are considered community patrons and must get a guest pass.

BYU-Idaho Retiree/Spouse and Dependents:

  • A retired faculty, staff, or administrator of BYU-Idaho.
  • Retired employee spouse must be legally married to a retiree of BYU-Idaho to use facilities.
  • Dependents are defined as children who are living at home and/or who are eligible for DMBA coverage under the employee’s insurance. Children 8 years old and older must have a valid I-Card.
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Dependent Policies

Adjunct Faculty

Services are free to the employee, but spouse and dependents are considered community patrons and must get a guest pass.

Children of Student/Employee

  • Student dependents must register for services and also get an I-Card. The student must be present when registering a dependent.
  • Full time employee dependents and retired employee dependents are defined as children who are living at home and who are eligible for DMBA coverage under the employee’s insurance. Children 8 years and older must have a valid I-Card in order to use the facilities.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under the age of 8 are not required to wear the approved clothing.
  • Children under the age of 12 cannot use the fitness center.
  • Children from ages 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult in order to use the fitness center.
  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the pool. The adult must be in the water with the child.

Spouse of Student/Employee

  • A student spouse must be legally married to a matriculating BYU-Idaho student and must have a valid I-Card.
  • An employee spouse or retired employee spouse must be legally married to a BYU-Idaho employee or retired employee and must have a valid I-Card.

Shaving & Grooming Policies

Shaving Policy

Men are expected to be clean shaven, mustaches, if worn, should be neatly trimmed and may not extend beyond or below the corners of the mouth. Beards are not appropriate.

Shaving Accommodations

BYU-Idaho has a strict policy on shaving. Those who have facial hair must have a Shaving Accommodation or they must go home and shave. Students must present their shaving accommodation card in order to be allowed to play with facial hair.

Man Bun Policy

Man Buns are considered to be an extreme hairstyle and are not allowed in the rec facilities. If you have one, you will be asked to take it out.

Hair

Hairstyles should be clean and neat, avoiding extreme styles or colors, and trimmed above the collar leaving the ear uncovered. Sideburns should not extend below the earlobe or onto the cheek.

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Wrestling Room Policies


Martial Arts and Fighting Policy

  • Sparring is not allowed on campus.

Wrestling Room Policies

  • Approved exercise clothing must be worn at all times during open recreation. A BYU-I appropriate gi may be worn for some classes.
  • All patrons must go to the Hart Equipment room to check in and receive a stamp before using the Wrestling Room.

Court Usage Policies


Check in Policy

Each patron must check-in to the Hart Building or I-Center to receive a stamp before using the facilities. This is to ensure that they are a student/faculty member and that they are allowed to play for free. Patrons only using the Fitness Center are exempt from this, because they have to enter their I-Number using the turnstile.

Team Practice Policy

No outside teams are allowed to practice on BYUI court spaces. Court usage is reserved for students, faculty, and BYU-Idaho approved activities and events only.

Court Reservations

Courts, if not reserved, are on a first come first serve basis for open recreation use only. To be eligible to reserve a court, you must be an organized on-campus group (i.e. Large ward activities (not Home Evening groups), Societies, Student Activities, etc.). To reserve a court, you must contact the Scheduling Office.

Rental Policy

Equipment and clothing can only be rented for day use. Items may not be kept overnight.

Music

Music is only allowed if it is in personal headphones. Patrons cannot play music on a speaker during open recreation.

Archery

In order for archery to happen, it must be scheduled. No other activities or individuals may be in the gym while archery is happening.

Animals

For questions regarding animal policies, please visit Disability Services Animal Policy page.

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Fitness Center Policies


Children in Fitness Center

Ages 12-14 require parental supervision. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to use the Fitness Center. Babies and infants must be constrained in a car seat or stroller, and they are only allowed in the cardio area.

Dress Code

Patrons must wear the approved exercise clothing at all times when using the Fitness Center. Patrons need to bring an extra pair of shoes in the winter time. The chemicals in ice melt products can ruin our equipment.

Food and Drink

No food or drinks allowed (other than water). Other types of drinks can ruin our equipment. No needles or sharp objects of any kind are allowed.

Personal Items

Personal equipment is not allowed in the Fitness Center. There are lockers provided to keep personal things locked up.

Equipment Use

Equipment is not allowed to be taken out of the Fitness Center. Do not drop weights on non-platform surfaces. It breaks our equipment. Patrons are required to re-rack weights and return all equipment to its proper location after use. When lifting weights, end collars must be used on free weights. Otherwise, weights can drop off and cause damage to user, other people, or equipment. Patrons must use a spotter for all lifts where they may need assistance. Only liquid chalk is permitted. Other chalk can cause damage to our equipment. Turn off equipment when not in use. Report any malfunctioning or damaged equipment to Fitness Center staff.

Photos & Videos

The use of any device to take a picture or video in the BYU-Idaho Fitness Center is an invasion of privacy and is prohibited. Anyone taking pictures or videos, or found to be posting pictures or videos taken in this facility, is subject to lose their privilege of using the BYU-Idaho Fitness Center.


Swimming Pool Policies


Swimsuit Policy

  • All swimwear must be modest in coverage, style, and cut. Fabrics and colors must not be transparent or revealing.
  • Women's suits must cover the stomach.
  • Swim shorts and shirts may be worn over your suit. No basketball shorts/approved exercise shorts.
  • Men's suits must sit at the waist (No briefs). Jammers that go down to the knee are allowed.
  • All swimmers using their own suits during open swim times must check in at the Hart Equipment Room (Hart 202).

Children Policy

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must be in the water with the child. (The adult cannot just watch from the deck) Infants must wear swim diapers.

Equipment Use

Equipment allowed during open swim: balls, noodles, kickboards, and pull buoys. Life jackets can be provided. Fins are only allowed during lap swim.

Hours

Lap swim is scheduled from 5am – 7am Monday – Saturday. The pool is closed for devotional from 1:45pm – 3pm every Tuesday.

Pool Policies

  • No glass containers or food in the pool. Water in plastic containers is acceptable.
  • Lane lines should be the responsibility of the faculty or group using the pool. Lifeguards can assist and supervise, but should not be left alone with the job as their primary responsibility is the safety of the swimmers.
  • No one is allowed in equipment room except faculty, lifeguards and swim coaches. No one is allowed in guard room except faculty and lifeguards.
  • Do not distract the lifeguard on duty.
  • All swimmers must take a cleansing shower before entering the pool.
  • Do not use the pool if you have an open wound or an infectious disease.
  • Please be courteous to other swimmers and do not spit or spout water from your mouth or blow your nose in the pool.
  • No running or rough play allowed.
  • Use of flotation devices is restricted to children under 8 years of age who are under direct supervision of an adult.
  • The pool must be immediately closed in cases of fecal contamination or blood release.
  • All accidents and injuries must be reported to the lifeguard or responsible person on duty and the BYU-Idaho Safety Office.
  • The pool must be immediately closed in cases of fecal contamination or blood release.
  • All accidents and injuries must be reported to the lifeguard or responsible person on duty and the BYU-Idaho Safety Office.
  • There must be a lifeguard in order to swim.
  • No unsupervised use of the pool is allowed.
  • If you are subject to seizures or have a handicap, please notify the lifeguard before entering the pool.

Diving Policies

  • Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool in order to use the diving board.
  • Only forward motion dives, jumps or flips are permitted.
  • Inwards, reverses and back dives are not permitted.
  • Only one diver is permitted on the diving board at a time.
  • No rough play or running on the diving board.
  • Dives or jumps must be performed straight off the board, not to the side.
  • After diving, swimmers must clear the diving area.
  • Lifeguards may restrict diving privileges if they deem the use of the board to be unsafe.

Mutual & Scout Group Policies

  • Scout/Mutual Groups without a reservation will not be allowed to use the swimming pool.
  • Scout leaders need to provide the scheduling office with information regarding the size of the group, name of the group and a contact phone number. Reservations for Scouting and Mutual groups may only be done for Tuesday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Reservations need to be made 24 hours in advance.
  • Cost: $4 per scout or swimmer, with the exception of those who have parents who work for the University.
  • Leaders of Scout and Mutual groups need to be in the pool with swimmers. Scouts and leaders may wear their own swimsuits in the swimming pool as long as it is in compliance with the Swim Suit Policy.
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Pricing


Guest of Student Passes

The facilities are free of charge for students and employees. Guests of students or employees (link to Non-Student Usage page somewhere) may purchase a Guest of Student Pass for $4. The employee or student must accompany their guest when purchasing the pass to obtain the discounted price and during use of the facilities.

Day Passes

Community Patrons may use the facilities (except for the Fitness Center) by purchasing a Day Pass for $6.

Alumni

Alumni may purchase a day pass for $3. They must have a valid Alumni card to receive the reduced rate. Alumni cannot use the fitness center unless they are a guest of a student or faculty.

Punch Passes

All visitors have the option of purchasing a punch pass. A 10-punch pass is $40 and a 25-punch pass is $100. Alumni punch passes (with possession of a valid Alumni card) are offered at a discounted rate. A 10-punch Alumni pass is $30 and a 25-punch Alumni pass is $75. 

Passes can be purchased in the Hart Equipment Room. All passes include an approved clothing day rental. Collateral (such as keys, driver’s license, or cellphone) will be requested if approved clothing is rented to ensure that the clothing is returned.


Locker Room Policies


Towels

Towels are free to use, but cannot be taken from the locker room. They may not be stored in lockers. When finished, patrons should return them to the bin that is provided.

Locker Room

Tall lockers are for day use only. Day locks may be rented from the Hart Equipment Room and are free for student and employee use. Locks on tall lockers will be removed when we close. Lockers that are not renewed will have items taken to the lost and found. Small lockers can be checked out by students/employees. It is $5 for a semester rental.

Cellphone Lockers & Digital Lockers

These lockers, located on the stretching area of the indoor track in the I-Center are for day use only. They will be emptied when the building closes for the night.

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Indoor Track Policies

Dress Code

Patrons who are walking around the track may do so in “classroom attire” as long as they are walking. If they are running, they need to be in approved exercise clothing. From 5am-7:30am, the I-Center track may be used free of charge for community members. However, the patrons must still wear the approved BYU-Idaho clothing. Shoes must be worn at all times on the track for sanitation purposes.

Hours

The indoor track is open from 5am-11:30pm Monday – Saturday. It closes for devotional every Tuesday from 1:45pm – 3pm. From 5am-7:30am, the I-Center track may be used free of charge for community members. However, the patrons must still wear the approved BYU-Idaho clothing.

Rules

  • No chewing gum or spitting on the track.
  • Do not stand on the track to watch sports below.
  • Monday & Tuesday traffic moves clockwise.
  • Wednesday & Thursday traffic moves counter clockwise.
  • Friday & Saturday traffic moves clockwise.
  • Outside two lanes for runners and joggers.
  • Inside two lanes for walkers and strollers.
  • Babies and infants must be constrained in a car seat or stroller.
  • Please be courteous to other patrons and do not bring children under the age of 13 on the track unless in a car seat or stroller.