Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Dedman Center Building Hours

ATTENTION: Changes in Operating Hours 

  • Friday, August 23: Open 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Indoor Pool 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Saturday, August 24: Begin Semester Hours
  • Monday, Sept 2, Labor Day: Holiday Hours
  • Saturday, Sept 7: Home Football Game 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Indoor Pool Closed)
  • Saturday, Sept 14: Home Football Game 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Indoor Pool Closed)
  • Saturday, Oct 5: Home Football Game8;00am -12:00pm (Indoor Pool 10am-12pm)
  • Friday, Oct 11-Tuesday, Oct 15: Break Hours
  • Saturday, Oct 19: Home Football Game TBD
  • Saturday, Oct 9: Home Football Game TBD
  • Wednesday, Nov 27: Break Hours
  • Thursday, Nov 28-Saturday, Nov 30: CLOSED
  • Saturday, Dec 14: Winter Break Hours Begin
  • Saturday, Dec 21: CLOSED for Graduation
  • Tentative: Dec 24-Jan 1: CLOSED/Winter Maintenance

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Semester Hours: Fall and Spring Classes

  • Mondays-Thursdays: 6:00am - 12:00am
  • Fridays:6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Saturdays:8:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sundays:1:00pm - 12:00am

Break Hours: Classes Not In Session and Summer (excludes Holidays)

  • Mondays-Fridays:6:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturdays:8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sundays:1:00pm - 8:00pm

University/Federal Holidays:

  • Weekday and Saturdays: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sundays:1:00pm - 6:00pm

Pool Hours

Climbing Wall Hours

OA Rental Shop Hours 

Family Hours are offered as a way for members of the SMU community and their immediate  dependent minor children to enjoy recreational activities. A parent must have an active membership (SMU ID, or spouse membership). Children under 18 will be admitted only when accompanied by their parent, and Rec Center Minor ID is presented to the front desk.

Home Football Game Day Hours:

In order to show support for our student athletes and because of limited on campus parking availability and excess traffic flow:
  • Kick-off prior to 12:00pm, Dedman Center may open at 6:00pm (TBD)
  • Kick-off between 12:00pm and 6:00pm, the Dedman Center will be closed the entire day.
  • Kick-off after 6:00pm, Dedman will open at regular time and close at 12:00pm (Noon).

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather closures or unexpected, emergency University closure or cancellation of classes, the Dedman Center will modify operating hours to weekdays, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and weekends, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. The priority is the safety of patrons, students, and staff. All extra-curricular activities, such as intramurals, swim lessons, climbing wall, personal training, Group X, and massage, will be canceled. Based on lifeguard availability, the swimming pool will attempt to open for noon time recreational swim only.

If conditions are expected to deteriorate, operating hours will be subject to change with minimal notice. In addition to University status notifications, you will be able to find updated Dedman related information via the Dedman Center website, Dedman Q&A email, and calling the Dedman Main Desk phone at 214-768-3374.

Please contact the individual program areas directly to reschedule appointments affected by the closure.

In the event of inclement weather, Intramural play information can be found by calling the Intramural Weather Hotline at 214-768-PLAY (7529).

Other Hours

Climbing Wall Hours

Outdoor Adventures Rental Shop Hours

Pool & The Falls Hours