Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Family Hours

Family Hours are offered as a way for members of the SMU community and their immediate children to enjoy recreational activities at the Dedman Center. The Dedman Member must have an active membership and the legal guardian of a child, 17 years old or younger.  Minors MUST be registered in our system as a dependent to the Main Member and complete the electronic Minor Release of Liability.  Adult Child Dependent memberships are available for 18 to 25 year olds.  

Minors are not permitted in the Ware Fitness area and may NOT use fitness equipment.  Minors of current members will only be admitted in the company of the parent. Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Family Hours (Classes in Session)

Friday 6 pm - 10 pm
Saturday 8 am - 10 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm

Family Hours (Semester Break)

Friday 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday 8 am - 8 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 8 pm

Family Hours (Holiday Schedule)

When the University celebrates a holiday (Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc.) families are welcomed to visit the Dedman Center anytime while open on that holiday.

Climbing Wall Family Hours

Friday 5 pm - building closes
Saturday Same as Dedman Center Family Hours
Sunday Same as Dedman Center Family Hours

Indoor Pool Family Hours*

Friday 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm

*The Falls will only be available to those under the age of 18 on Saturdays from 8:00am- 1:00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a member here, and I want to bring my grandkids/kids' friends to the Rec Center. Am I allowed to do this?

  • Our current policies do not allow for grandparents to bring their grandchildren unless the grandchildren live with the grandparents as dependents. Our policy reads that we allow children in with parents who are members of the facility. It reads that "Children are only allowed in with their parents", which alleviates grandparents from bringing their grandchildren.

I am a member and my child wants to bring his/her friends here to spend the day. Can I do that?

  • Children under 18 can only be admitted with his/her own parent present; and that parent MUST be a member of the facility (i.e. Fac/Staff/Student/Member).

What are my kids allowed to use at the Rec Center?

  • As long as you are with them, they may use anything in the building, except the workout equipment on the weight room floor, and the cardio overlook on the second floor. But, YOU must check out equipment; minors may not check out equipment for their own use.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Main Desk at 214-768-3374.