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Fitness Center

Facilities: Outdoor

Turf Field Accordion

Located next to U-Lot, this multi-purpose facility is 360 feet x 285 feet. This venue is used for athletics, wellness, recreation, intramurals, and major campus events.

Turf Field Policies

  • RIT ID required.
  • Proper footwear is required. High heels and shoes with metal cleats or spikes are prohibited. Molded cleats are permitted.
  • Wellness classes, intercollegiate contests and practices have priority.
  • All guests must have an RIT sponsor and purchase a guest pass from the Student Life Center.
  • Dogs, gum, tobacco, smoking, and open flames are prohibited on the field.
  • Food and drink are prohibited. Water bottles are permitted.
  • Golf, track and field events are prohibited.
  • Spectators may enter the gated area at their own risk.
  • Spectators should remain on the black top area only.
  • Chairs are only allowed on the black top area.
  • Do not drive stakes or pipes of any kind into the turf.
  • Call the SLC at 475-2280 for assistance with injuries, problems with lights, facility damages, or locked gate.
  • Reservations to use the turf field can be made at the SLC Main Office or by calling 475-7663.
  • The daily schedule is posted near the main gate.
  • Keep the field safe and clean by complying with all rules and disposing of trash.

Grass Fields Accordion

Grass Fields

These include three varsity practice fields, varsity game and field/track complex, varsity softball field, varsity baseball field, six recreation/club fields, and two lawn activity areas.

  • Varsity Baseball
  • Varsity Softball
  • Club Sports
  • Grace Watson
  • Rose Bowl

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Tennis Courts Accordion

Located next to U-Lot, there are nine lighted tennis courts with windscreens. Wellness classes and Intercollegiate Athletics have priority. Tennis courts follow the Student Life Center schedule weather permitting.

Tennis Court Policies

  • RIT ID required.
  • Non-marking tennis footwear is required.
  • Activities other than tennis are prohibited.
  • Rollerblades, skateboards and bikes are prohibited.
  • Tennis classes, intercollegiate contests and practices have priority. Recreational use is first come, first serve.
  • All guests must have an RIT sponsor and purchase a guest pass from the Student Life Center.
  • Play is limited to one hour.
  • Spectators are prohibited inside the fence.
  • Food and drink prohibited. Water bottles are permitted.
  • Lights can be turned on by pressing the light button located inside the court.
  • Call the SLC at 475-2280 for assistance with injuries, problems with lights, facility damages, or locked gate.
  • Keep courts safe and clean by complying with all rules and disposing of trash.

Nature Trails and Jogging Routes Accordion

The nature trails are in the wooded area adjacent to the Quarter Mile, south of the Student Life Center. They include a measured .5 mile and 1.2 mile jogging trail. These trails were made possible through the significant contributions of Mrs. Richard Ross, Mrs. Marvin Welcher, Mr. Joseph Harris, and the Wells Fargo Bank. Along the path, you will see "The Bower", which is a memorial to Mrs. Marcia Ellingson and also a place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature.

Many joggers, hikers, skiers and nature lovers enjoy these trails year round. We hope that you have a pleasant visit to the trails, and enjoy the other jogging routes around campus as well.

Click here to download a PDF of the nature trail and campus jogging routes.

Varsity Game Field and Track Complex Accordion

Located next to D-Lot, this facility is used for varsity soccer, lacrosse and track meets. The 400-meter track is open for RIT recreational use daily from dawn until dusk during the fall, spring and summer. Track and field equipment is for varsity athletics only.

Archery Range Accordion

This range is located north of the varsity practice fields. It is used for Wellness class instruction and archery club practice.

Archery Range Policies

  • Open dawn to dusk.
  • RIT ID or guest pass required. No public use.
  • Use by reservation only through the SLC Main Office.
  • Minimum of two people required for a reservation.
    • At least one person is required to have RIT Archery Range Authorization (certified person who has their own equipment).
    • When four or more people are involved, an RIT Archery Range authorized user must be present as well as an RIT Range Safety Officer (RSO).
  • Range Authorization is approved by the RIT Wellness Class Instructor or the RSO.
  • RIT does not loan out equipment except during Wellness classes and club practices.
  • Individuals may store their personal archery equipment in the SLC archery storage room with the approval of the RSO and Wellness Class instructor. Equipment may be taken out by presenting their RIT ID and Range Authorization card at the SLC Equipment Cage.
  • Only target or field tips are allowed.
  • The range maybe closed for campus events such as Brick City, Imagine RIT and Commencement.
  • In the event of an injury, call 585-475-3333.

Archery Range Etiquette

  • The archery flag needs to be raised whenever the range is in use.
  • Check behind hill before shooting.
  • Maintain the shooting line.
  • All bows loaded or otherwise pointed down range.
  • Clean the range after use and dispose of trash.
  • Be alert of bystanders and surroundings at all times.