Closing times are strictly enforced to ensure our custodial staff has enough time to clean and disinfect Dedman Center prior to the next opening. Individuals must have a reservation for the open time slot in order to gain access to the facility. Reservations are only available to students and members at this time.


o   Morning open: 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Cleaning/Sanitizing 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

o   Lunch open: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cleaning/Sanitizing 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

o   Evening open: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cleaning/Sanitizing 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

o   Closed: 9 p.m.


o   Morning open: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Cleaning/Sanitizing: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

o   Afternoon open: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cleaning/Sanitizing: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

o   Closed: 5 p.m.


o   Closed


·       Follow local and university mandates for social distancing at all times.


·       Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times with all individuals.

·       No cash transactions will be accepted; credit card payments only.

·       Group exercise classes will remain virtual until further notice. Visit the Fitness webpage for updates.

·       Please bring your own towels; towel services has been suspended.

·       No check-out equipment will be available.

·       Please plan on bringing your own water. Water fountains have been disabled.

·       Personal Training will resume by appointment ONLY. Contact your personal trainer to schedule an appointment. New clients will need to contact SMU Fitness for availability.

Fitness Floor/Weight Room

·       Limited machines and equipment available for social distancing. Extra cardio machines are available on Basketball Court 4.

·       Spotting is not permitted.

·       Added cleaning and disinfecting stations have been added.

·       Patrons are expected to clean equipment before and after use.

·       Bring personal workout equipment such as yoga mats, stretching mats, foam rollers, etc. Communal stretching mats have been removed.

Courts: No competitive or team play permitted.

·       Court 1: Capacity 2 x 2 and designated indoor volleyball.

·       Courts 2-3: Limited to two individuals per half court or goal. Shooting, practice, games and drills are acceptable.

·       Court 4: Designated extra cardio space and badminton limited to singles play.

·       Racquetball Courts are open for single use only.

·       Squash Court is open for single use only.

·       Indoor Soccer Court: Limited to two individuals and no competitive or team play.

·       Outdoor Volleyball Courts: Capacity 2x2 per court.


·       Inside lane for walkers

·       Outside lane for runners.

·       Middle lane closed to traffic and only to pass while maintaining social distancing.

Bouldering Wall

·       Available for use at your own risk and as long as social distancing and capacity limits can be adhered.

·       Maximum four climbers at one time while observing and maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet

·       No spotting allowed.

Locker Rooms/Bathrooms

·       Bathrooms on all levels will be open for use as long as adhering to social distancing.

·       Locker Rooms are closed at this time. Please arrive for reservation in work out attire.

Outdoor Falls Exterior Fountain Pool

·       Available for use with adherence to social distancing.

Swimming Pool

·       Closed at this time.

Cardio Overlook

·       Closed at this time

Climbing Wall/Outdoor Adventure Rental Shop

·       Closed at this time.

Game Area

·       Available with own equipment.

Dedman Center capacity has been reduced, and operational hours are modified to comply with the latest local and state guidelines.

·       Reservations to use the Dedman Center are required and only open to the SMU enrolled students and members:

  • Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance of desired visit.
  • Reservations will only be available through the Dedman Center’s Online Member Portal and will not be accepted by phone, email or in-person.
      1. Enter Online Portal (instructions below)
      2. Select Facility Access Reservation icon.
      3. Select Facility Access Pass.
      4. Continue through the process:
        1. Sign the Agreement; then
        2. Read the Expectations, and Add to Cart
      5. In Shopping Cart, verify correct information and select Check Out.

      A “Payment was Successful” message will appear after Check Out and you will receive a confirmation email receipt.  If no “Successful” message or confirmation email, the reservation was not successful. 

*Instructions for Online Portal are here.

  • SMU ID, Dedman Member Card or Government Issued Photo ID is required at time of reservation check-in at the Dedman Center.
  • A mask or face covering is REQUIRED while in building AND/OR working out.

·       Minors and Guest Pass Package holders are not eligible to use the Dedman Center at this time.

Social Distancing:

·       All Dedman Center patrons are expected to maintain a social distance at 6 feet or greater.

·       Activities in specific areas of the facility will be restricted or limited.

·       Alternating cardio equipment and weight machines have been closed. Please do not attempt to use a closed machine.

·       Signs and floor markings indicate proper social distancing and designated activity areas.


Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting:

·       Patrons are to clean equipment and machine before and after each use.

·       Added cleaning stations on the fitness floor/weight room have been added.

·       Increased custodial cleaning of high touch points and high-use areas daily throughout the facility.

·       Dedman Center staff enhanced cleaning of equipment and machines.

·       Deep cleaning nightly upon closure.

·       Staff will be available to assist from a distance and required to wear face masks and gloves when indoors and close proximity to patrons.

Take personal responsibility for own safety and safety of others. The Dedman Center’s ability to be open and serve our community relies on each of us taking personal responsibility and following the guidelines and standards outlined below. If you are not willing or able to help us by following the standards and protocols outlined here, regardless of agreement, we ask that you refrain from visiting the Dedman Center.

·       Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to visiting the Dedman Center.

  • If exhibiting signs or symptoms, do not visit the Dedman Center until symptom and fever free for 72 hours.
  • If tested positive or exposed to some testing positive for COVID-19, do not visit the Dedman Center for 14 days or retested negative for COVID-19.
  • If you are a population at high risk to COVID-19 or have concerns, please stay home and stay safe.

·       Mask is REQUIRED while on campus and in University buildings. Even while working out. SMU Campus Recreation and the Dedman Center will not provide masks.

·       Maintain social distancing from other individuals at all times.

·       Capacity Limits for interior space will be enforced (see Facility and Services Availability).

·       Wash and disinfect hands frequently.

·       Gloves are not required but highly recommended.

·       Avoid circuit training to minimize need to clean machine and equipment between each set.