To Use Dedman Center:

  • Must be an SMU Student or current Dedman Center Member (See Memberships) or purchase a Daily Guest Pass
  • Must present an SMU ID, Dedman Member Card, or government issued photo identification (A PHOTOGRAPH OF A PHOTO IS NOT ACCEPTED).
  • MASKS ARE TEMPORARILY REQUIRED inside the building and within common areas regardless of vaccination status or activity.

Family Recreation Hours:

Family Recreation Hours were created to permit Dedman Center Member families an opportunity to recreate together, as a family.

·       Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays Only (does not include local ISD breaks or holidays)

·       Minor Child MUST have a Dedman Center Minor Membership.

·       Minor Children Members must be accompanied by adult Dedman Center member to enter and at all times while using the facility.

·       Minor Children are NOT permitted in the weight room or use of fitness equipment.

 

FALL 2021 SEMESTER HOURS (CLASSES IN SESSION):

Visit the Campus Recreation Aquatics page for dedicated Pool Open Swim Hours

·       Monday-Thursday: 6:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

·       Friday: 6:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

·       Saturday: 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

·       Sunday: 1:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.

Dedman Center will close partial or all day for SMU Home Football games. Modified Hours for University Breaks (No Classes) and Federal Holidays.

The Dedman Center’s ability to be open and serve our community relies on each of us taking personal responsibility to adhere to known and prescribed protective and safety measures and guidelines while practicing courtesy and respect with “good gym etiquette.”  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.

As of August 12, the University is temporarily requiring a mask to be worn inside all buildings regardless of vaccination status or activity.

1.     Membership or Guest Pass is REQUIRED to use the Dedman Center, including minor (under 18 years of age) children.

2.     Abide by University and Dedman Center Policies, Mandates, and Rules and expect others to do the same.

3.     Adhere and follow Campus Recreation Staff Directives and Instructions

4.     Treat everyone with respect, courtesy, and dignity.

5.     Commit to practicing Gym Etiquette- Rack Your Weights, Return Equipment to Proper Location, Clean Equipment and Machines After Use, and Share With Others.

6.     Wear appropriate attire for the activity.  Excluding the indoor pool, CLOSED TOE SHOES ARE REQUIRED WHILE PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE BUILDING AND WHILE USING WEIGHT ROOM.

7.     Refrain from cursing or inappropriate language and offensive music.

8.    No Food and Drinks must have a lid or within resealable container.

Be considerate of all Dedman Center users and activities. 

No Food

Drink Containers must be resealable or have a lid.

Unless reserved, courts are available on a first come, first served basis and are not to be dominated by individual or groups.  See Room Reservation for more details.

Proper attire including closed-toe shoes are required while recreating or working out inside the building, excluding the indoor pool.

Pick up trash and remove personal belongings upon departure.

Report any damage, malfunctioning, or injuries/illnesses to Campus Recreation Operations staff.

BASKETBALL/VOLLEYBALL COURTS

·       Basketball play capacity is limited to 3x3 for half court play.  Full court play (5x5) is limited to Court 2 and Court 3, unless Badminton is needed.

·       Volleyball play capacity limited to court 1 and 6x6.

·       Do not hang on rims or nets.

·       Proper athletic shoes are required to play basketball.

·       Personal music speakers should not be loud enough to disturb other users and no explicit language.

MULTI-USE (SOCCER) COURT

·       Court capacity limited to 6x6 play

·       When in use, close all exterior doors.

·       Personal music speakers should not be loud enough to disturb other users and no explicit language.

·       If no basketball courts available, badminton takes priority for half court.

RACQUETBALL/SQUASH COURTS

·       Individual court capacity is limited to 1x1 play.

·       Do NOT adjust convertible squash court wall without assistance from Campus Recreation Operations staff.

TRACK

·       Follow the Daily Direction sign located at the top of the main stairs to track level.

·       Interior lane for slower traffic

·       Middle lane for passing

·       Exterior lane for faster traffic

GAME AREAS

·       Capacity of game areas is limited to 20 people

·       Return game area to original condition upon departure.

·       Do not sit on billiard or shuffleboard tables

·       Personal music speakers should not be loud enough to disturb other users and no explicit language.

STUDIOS/CLASSROOMS

·       Under Yellow Campus COVID Status, Drop-In Use IS PROHIBITED. 

·       Must have a reservation.  See Room Reservation for more details.

·       Classrooms are only for meeting-type functions.

·       Audio/Visual and stereo are not included.

FITNESS FLOOR/WEIGHT ROOM

·       Clean equipment and machines after use.

·       Return equipment to proper location and rack weights.

·       Proper workout attire AND closed-toe shoes at all times

·       No personal speakers.

·       Bags and personal items should be stored in the cubbies and NOT permitted in lanes of traffic.

·       Refrain from “home-steading” with weights or on machines.  Allow others to use between sets.

·       Refrain from loud outbursts or obscene language.

·       Ask for help if spotting needed.

INDOOR POOL

·       Capacity limit is 2 swimmers per lane and 4 people in Diamond M shallows.

·       An SMU Campus Recreation employed lifeguard must be present when using pool.

·       SMU Aquatics Swim lessons take precedence and limited to 1 lane and shallow lagoon.

·       Proper swim attire required. 

·       No floatation devices other than what is provided by SMU Aquatics.

·       Children, not potty trained, are to wear a swim diaper.

·       No gum.

EXTERIOR POOL “THE FALLS”

·       Capacity limited to 60 people.

·       Unless reserved event or a facilitated program, entry to and exit from the area is through the Dedman Center.  Violators accessing the area by other means and accomplices will be prosecuted.

·       No glass containers or products permitted in the area.

·       No smoking or vaping in compliance with University Policy 1.19 Smoking and Tobacco

·       No possession or consumption of alcohol or drugs on property.

·       Leave the areas better than you found it. 

SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS

·       Capacity per court limited to 6x6 play.

·       Including the court, space capacity is limited to 40.

·       Unless reserved event or a facilitated program, entry to and exit from areas is through the Dedman Center.  Violators accessing the area by other means and accomplices will be prosecuted.

·       No glass containers or products permitted in the area.

·       No smoking or vaping in compliance with University Policy 1.19 Smoking and Tobacco

·       No possession or consumption of alcohol or drugs on property.

·       Leave the areas better than you found it.