To enter Dedman Center, even for PRW class:

1.     SMU/Dedman Center ID or government issued photo ID is REQUIRED.

2.     Mask or Face-Covering is REQUIRED within Dedman Center at all times and exterior properties when social distancing cannot be maintained.

3.     If not enrolled in PRW class, a Facility Access Reservation will be required.

The Dedman Center will be open multiple Operational Blocks per day (See Hours and Schedule) to maintain capacity limits in compliance with local and state guidelines and require Facility Access Reservations for contact tracing.

Students enrolled in PRW classes within Dedman Center do NOT need Facility Access Reservation but will be required to Check-in with Photo ID at the desk.

Facility Access Reservations will be available 48 hours in advance of the Operational Block.

Only SMU students and Dedman Center Members are eligible for Facility Access Reservation and ONLY available through the Dedman Center’s Online Member Portal.

Guests and non-students or non-members will not be permitted use of the Dedman Center at this time.

To Register for a Program or Facility Access Reservation:

·       Go to Dedman Center’s Online Member Portal.

·       Select Login in the upper right corner.

·       Students and Employee members use SMU Login.  All others use Local account credentials

o   Directions for creating Local Account are here.

·       Select Facility Access Reservation icon.

·       Select Weekday or Weekend Facility Access Pass

·       Available times with remaining vacancies within 48 hours will appear.

·       Select the time desired, if vacancies available.

·       Select the individual reserving the Facility Access Pass

·       Read and electronically sign COVID-19 Agreement then select Sign Now.

·       Read and acknowledge Student and Member Expectations and Standards by selecting Add to Cart.

·       In Shopping Cart, review Facility Access Pass Reservation details.

o   If incorrect or error, Remove from Cart.

·       If correct, select Check Out.

·       Confirm by selecting Check Out again.

·       “Successful Registration” message will appear and an email receipt will be sent to the email associated with your account.

To Cancel a Program or Facility Access Pass Reservation:

·       Login to the Dedman Center’s Online Member Portal

·       Select your username in the upper right corner.

·       Dropdown menu will appear.

·       Select Profile

·       Once in the View Profile page, select Programs from the menu.

·       All Facility Access Pass Reservations and other program registrations will appear.

·       Find the desired Facility Access Pass Reservation or program registration to cancel.

·       Click on the vertical dotted (3) line at the far right of the program or reservation.

·       Select Cancel Registration.

·       Confirm Cancellation.

Dedman Center Winer Break Dates: November 25 - December 18 / January 3 - January 23 (Subject to Change):

  • Thanksgiving Holiday, November 26-29: Closed
  • Winter Holiday, December 19 - January 2: Closed
  • Winter Break Hours:

    • Monday-Friday:
      • 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
        • Indoor Pool: MWF 6:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
      • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
        • Indoor Pool: MWF 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
        • Indoor Pool: MWF 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday:
      • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
        • Indoor Pool: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Sunday:
      • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
        • Indoor Pool: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Students enrolled in PRW academic classes within the Dedman Center will NOT need a Facility Access Reservation and will be required to check-in at the front entry with a photo ID.

    Facility Access Registration is required for all others.

    University/Dedman Center ID or government issued photo ID is required to check-in, even for classes.

    Mask or face-covering is required within the Dedman Center at all times.

    Observe appropriate Social Distancing within the building and exterior properties.

    Closing times will be strictly enforced to permit cleaning and disinfecting of the facility and contact tracing.

    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.


    Adhere to Capacity Limits for interior space (see Facility/ Services Availability).


    Wash and disinfect hands frequently.


    Gloves are not required but highly recommended.


    Clean equipment and/or machines before and after each use and between each set.


    ·      Available to SMU Community with adherence to local and university mandates for social distancing at all times.


    PRW academic classes have priority use of space and equipment during published class times.


    ·      Capacity Limit: 150

    ·      Facility Access Reservation required (See Facility Access).

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

    ·      Membership sales are online excluding a few exceptions.  Purchased may be conducted Monday-Friday between 11:30am-4:00pm 

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

    ·      Group exercise classes will require advance registration.  Late arrivals to class will not be accepted.

    ·      For your safety and the safety of our staff:

    o   No Towel Service.  Please bring your own towels; towel services has been suspended.

    o   No check-out equipment.  Please bring own equipment.

    o   Water fountains have been disabled.  Please bring own water.

    ·      Personal Training 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

    ·      Capacity Limit: 100

    ·      Fitness Floor available on a first come, first serve basis.

    ·      Mask or face-covering is required while on the fitness floor, even while working out.

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

    ·      NO Spotting permitted.

    ·      Social distancing is expected by everyone at all times.

    ·      Do NOT move benches or equipment from their designated areas.

    ·      Users are EXPECTED to clean equipment and machines before and after each use.

    ·      Stretching mats and individual workout equipment has been removed.

    Courts: No competitive or team play permitted.

    ·      Basketball Courts: Limited to two (2) people per half court or goal. No competitive play or games.

    ·      Indoor Soccer Court: Limited to four (4) individuals and no competitive play or games.

    ·      Badminton: Limited to doubles (2) plays.

    ·      Racquetball/Squash: Limited to single (1) use only.

    ·      Outdoor Volleyball Courts: Limited to eight (8) per court for 4x4 play.  Mask is required when social distancing cannot be maintained.

    Locker Rooms/Bathrooms

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

    ·      Locker Rooms will be open for changing as long as posted social distancing can be followed.

    ·      Showers will be disabled at this time.



    ·      Observe social distancing at all times.

    ·      Mask or face-covering is required.

    ·      Inside lane for walkers (slow)

    ·      Outside lane for runners (faster)

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


    Game Area

    ·      Available with own equipment and as long as social distancing can be observed..



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

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

    o   No spotting allowed.

    ·      Climbing Wall will be available during published operational times (See Outdoor Adventures)

    ·      First come, first served basis not to surpass capacity limits.

    ·      Mask or face-covering is required.



    ·      Equipment reservations are required in advance.  No drop-in rentals.

    ·      Rental pick up will occur behind the Dedman Center (Mustang Circle) through the Outdoor Adventures garage.



    ·      Limited capacity of 40 people and adherence to social distancing.

    ·      Mask is not required as long as social distancing can be maintained.

    ·      Facility Access Reservation required.



    ·      Capacity Limit: 10 swimmers

    ·      Limited hours of operation and capacity limits (See Hours and Schedule page)

    ·      Check-in upon entry.

    ·      Capacity limited to two (2) swimmers per lane and two (2) people in shallow well.

    ·      Facility Access Reservation to Dedman is required and first come, first serve for swimming pool.