Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Dedman Center Building Hours

ATTENTION: Changes in Operating Hours 

  • Thursday, January 16: Open at 1:00 PM
    •  Indoor Pool: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, January 17: Begin Semester Hours
  • Monday, January 20, MLK: Holiday Hours
    • Indoor Pool: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


  • Friday, April 10 (Good Friday): Holiday Hours
    • Indoor Pool: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 12 (Easter): Closed
  • Saturday, May 9: Summer Break Hours Begin
  • Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day): Closed

For updates and hour changes, join our social media Facebook page and follow us on Twitter

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 cancelation of classes, the Dedman Center will modify operating hours.  The safety of our patrons, students, and staff are a primary concern.  Hours may change with little advance notice based on the conditions.  For emergency closures or delayed business hours, our anticipated hours of operation will be 8:00 am - 6:00 pm for weekdays and weekends, 12:00 to 5:00 pm.  All extra-curricular activities, such as intramural, swim lessons, climbing wall, personal training, Group X will be canceled. Based on lifeguard availability, the swimming pool will attempt to open for noon time recreational swim only. 

In addition to University status notifications, you will be able to find updated Dedman related information through our social media pages on Facebook (@dedmanrec and Twitter @smu_dedmanrec.  We will attempt to send a member notification by email and post updates on the Dedman Center Building Hours webpage if possible. 

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