Dress Code Policy

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In an effort to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all patrons, as well as reduce the risk of bacterial disease transmission, further mitigate risk, and prolong the life of exercise equipment, UREC has made updates to the current dress code policy. This re-defined policy has been advertised for the first month of the fall 2017 semester via a marketing and education campaign designed to serve as a grace period allowing returning students time to acclimate to the changes, as well as to educate our new students and patrons of the expectations. It is not the intent of these updates to turn anyone away from the facility. Therefore, the dress code grace period ended on October 1, 2017.

DISCLAIMER: Illustrations displayed below are ONLY to be used as a reference to have an idea of what is appropriate and what is not.

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Identified as Appropriate for UREC

Upper Body Wear

  • Shirts should cover your chest, back, torso (includes midriff).

Lower Body Wear

  • Clothing without rivets, metal, or exposed zippers.
  • Pants or shorts must fully cover the buttocks and groin areas at all times.

Footwear

  • Close-toed, close-healed, and non-marking athletic shoes that cover the entire foot.
  • In some Group Fitness formats and Sport Club practices participants may be asked to remove footwear for the safety of the participant (Yoga, Martial Arts, etc).

Not Appropriate Attire for UREC

Identified as not appropriate for UREC

Upper Body Wear

  • Midriff Baring Tops (throughout the entire facility)
  • Sheer (see through) clothing of any kind (throughout the entire facility)
  • Extreme cut off shirts that show the ribcage (throughout the entire facility)
  • Exposed torso (throughout the entire facility)

Lower Body Wear

  • Pants/Shorts with metal rivets (jeans) (Fitness Floor, Cardio areas)
  • Shorts that when standing or sitting to not fully cover the buttocks or groin area (throughout the entire facility)

Footwear

  • Sandals, flip flops, crocs, boots, dress shoes, etc (fitness floor, cardio, Main & MAC gym)

Specific Area Considerations 

Climbing Wall 

  • All Upper Body, Lower Body, and Footwear requirements apply. 

Fitness Floors – Designated Areas 

  • First floor fitness floor and Second floor fitness/cardio floors 
    • All Upper Body, Lower Body, and Footwear requirements apply.  

Lounge Areas 

  • First floor and Second floor 
    • Jeans, open toed shoes, non-athletics shoes, etc are fine in these areas. UREC would never want to turn patrons away who want to use these lounge areas on the daily down times. It is just important to note that if these patrons want to use the cardio, fitness floor equipment, or gym they would need to change in to appropriate clothing.  

MAC & Main Gym 

  • First Floor Locations 
    • Close-toed, close-healed, and non-marking athletic shoes that cover the entire foot. 
    • Athletic clothing is highly encouraged for the sake of patron comfort; however, appropriate clothing coverage is required at all times.  

Studios 

  • Second Floor 
    • All Upper Body, Lower Body, and Footwear requirements apply.  
    • In some Group Fitness formats and Sport Club practices participants may be asked to remove footwear for the safety of the participant (Yoga, Martial Arts, etc).

Track 

  • Second Floor 
    • In the event a patron wants to walk around the track during their daily down time, UREC would strongly urge them to wear appropriate shoes to prevent personal injury or discomfort; however, walking around the track is permitted.