The Campus Recreation staff want to assist in making your recreational experience as safe and as enjoyable as possible. The staff is aware of the many and diverse needs and interests of those who enter into our programs and facilities. We hope we can provide assistance when needed and that all patrons will respect the rules, regulations and requests made by the staff.

Most of the staff you will come into contact with while using the facility are Ole Miss students. As Campus Recreation employees and employees of the University, these students are assigned roles of responsibility. Please work with them while participating in the programs or using the facility.

Campus Recreation encourages your suggestions, comments, concerns and even compliments. If you have something you would like to inform us of, please contact

Facility Policies

Specific policies and regulations are posted at the activity areas and are to be adhered to. Verbal instructions from facility staff are for the safety and comfort of all Campus Recreation patrons and are to be strictly enforced.

Access to the Turner Center & South Campus Recreation Center (SCRC)

  • The Turner Center and SCRC are single entry/exit facilities. Entry and exit must always be through the turnstiles at the access control areas.
    • If an individual attempts to use an ID other than their own, the ID will be confiscated and sent to the Dean of Students Office (University of Mississippi Policy Code DSA.200.001).
  • Participants included in a group reservation must either swipe through the turnstiles if they have an active UM ID card or sign a group waiver if they do not have an active UM ID card.
  • UM students and Campus Recreation members MUST present their ID card to gain access to the recreation facilities (University of Mississippi Policy Code DSA.200.001).
    • Please be aware that an inactive ID card or not presenting an ID card at all will result in the denial of access.
  • Patrons are expected to exhibit proper conduct and to respect the rights of others at all times. Engaging in unacceptable, unsafe, or inappropriate behavior/language towards an employee of Campus Recreation or Campus Recreation patron may result in the loss of facility privileges.


  • Use of the Turner Center and SCRC is for academic and recreational purposes only.
  • Organized activities other than those approved by the Campus Recreation office are prohibited.
  • Private coaching and instruction for personal gain is not permitted (University of Mississippi Policy Code CHA.AM.100.103).
  • Sound systems are not permitted in recreational areas unless previously approved by Campus Recreation staff for a special event. Patrons may use personal audio devices with headphones only.
  • In case of an emergency, please seek assistance from a Campus Recreation staff member.


  • Pets, other than service animals, are prohibited in the recreation facilities.


  • Appropriate workout attire for respective activity spaces must be worn.

Bicycles, etc.

  • The use of bicycles, roller skates, roller blades and skate boards are prohibited in the recreation centers unless it is an approved activity.

Campus Weapons Policy

  • The University policy can be viewed here.


  • Facilities may be closed and/or reservations canceled when warranted (special campus events, intramural sports, sport clubs, camps, maintenance, inclement weather and other events/factors determined by Campus Recreation).
  • During official university holidays and breaks, the Turner Center and SCRC may have abbreviated hours or may be closed in its entirety. There may be extenuating circumstances that require facilities to be closed with little or no advance notice.


  • To ensure the safety of minors, any patron under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a sponsoring adult (parent/guardian age 18 or older) at all times.
  • The sponsoring adult must remain in the same activity area as the minor. If the sponsoring adult leaves an activity area, the minor must accompany the sponsoring adult.
  • The University of Mississippi adheres to a Minors on Campus policy, which can be found here.

Patrons age 16 or 17 may utilize all Campus Recreation activity and fitness spaces when accompanied by their sponsoring adult.

  • Appropriate Campus Recreation activity passes are necessary for climbing and group fitness.
  • SCRC Fitness spaces have been divided into various zones (linked below) due to the large amount of space. Sponsoring adults must remain in the same activity zone as their minor patron at all times.

SCRC Activity Zones

Patrons 15 years of age and under may use the following Campus Recreation activity areas with a sponsoring adult:

  • Turner Center basketball courts
  • Turner Center racquetball/squash courts
  • Turner Center track
  • Turner Center Studio 305 (ages 6-15)
  • Turner Center pool (parents must be in the water with children under age 6)
  • SCRC basketball and multi-activity courts
  • SCRC climbing tower and bouldering wall (patrons must weigh at least 50 lbs. and safely fit into a harness to use the climbing tower)
  • SCRC track
  • SCRC studio 208 (ages 6-15)

To better accommodate families that may want to exercise together, Studio 305 in the Turner Center and Studio 208 at the SCRC will be available for parents/guardians with children ages 6-15.

  • These spaces will be outfitted with exercise equipment for agility, plyometric, and light-weight/body-weight strength training. The spaces will be accessible during facility operating hours.
  • Children 6 years of age or older may not use the locker room facility of the opposite gender. Family/universal locker rooms are available at both Turner Center and SCRC.


  • Food and tobacco products are not permitted in activity areas.
  • Water or sports drinks must be in plastic containers and are permitted in certain activity areas.


  • Community, Individual, Community Family, Alumni Individual, Alumni Family, Turner Center Pool Only Individual, and Turner Center Pool Only Family members have the option to purchase a parking permit at a discounted rate of $10/month. For more information on parking, click here.
  • Questions or concerns regarding parking must be brought directly to the attention of the Department of Parking and Transportation at 662-915-7235 or

Photography, Videography, & Other Media

  • To protect the privacy of our participants, the use of photographic devices, including cell phone cameras and professional equipment, is not permitted at Campus Recreation facilities without prior permission from the Department of Campus Recreation. Permission may be requested by submitting a Media Request Form.
Media Request Form

By submitting a Media Request Form, you understand that:

  • The form MUST be completed a minimum of 1 full business day in advance to your requested day/time.
  • Filling out this form does NOT guarantee approval for your request. You will be emailed regarding the status of your request.
  • If approved, you MUST inform anyone who appears in the photos/videos and receive his/her verbal consent prior to photographing/videoing.
    • Violation of this requirement may result in the requestor presenting his/her media to a Campus Recreation staff member and/or the requestor being asked to discontinue photography/videography.
  • If approved, all photography/videography must be taken between the hours of 8am-2pm Monday-Friday.
  • If approved, Campus Recreation should receive access to all photographs/videos taken if requested.
  • Proper athletic clothing is required. Shirts/tops must be worn and non-marking shoes are required.
  • Personal property such as bags, books, keys, etc. should be secured in the day-use lockers available at the fitness center entrance and in the lobby area. Neither the Department of Campus Recreation nor its employees will be responsible for lost or stolen property.
  • Reservations have priority on the courts. Participants play on a “first-come-first-serve” basis when courts are not reserved. In most cases, there will at least one court available for open recreation use.
  • Patrons may check out equipment at the Control Desk with their ID card, and should understand their responsibility for returning the equipment in good condition.
  • Patrons should report any injuries or facility/equipment irregularities or malfunctions to the campus recreation employee on duty.
  • Patrons should always participate within their known personal fitness and skill levels.
  • Patrons must be 16 years of age to use the fitness spaces (Turner Center: Fitness Center, The Tank, and studios; South Campus Recreation Center (SCRC): Fitness Floor, Functional Training Turf, and studios)
  • Proper athletic clothing is required. Jeans, jean shorts, or clothing with rivets are not permitted as they may damage the upholstery. Sandals, flip flops, open-toed shoes, open-heeled shoes, and boots are also not permitted.
  • Participants must wear a shirt/top at all times. Shorts should have at least a 2-inch inseam. This policy is designed to minimize skin contact on pads, mats, and other areas to help prevent the development and spread of MRSA and other infections. Patrons are expected to disinfect equipment before and after each use.
  • Personal property such as bags, books, keys, and other belongings are to be secured in the day-use lockers. Neither the Department of Campus Recreation nor its employees will be responsible for lost or stolen property.
  • All dumbbells, bars, and free weights must be returned to their original and proper place immediately after use.
  • Do not lean bars or weights against walls, mirrors or equipment. Also, do not drop dumbbells or weights on the floor or release machine weight stacks to “free fall” into their original position.
  • Weight belts are not to be worn when using any equipment where the belt buckles may damage upholstery.
  • Cardiovascular equipment is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a 30-minute time limit on all cardio equipment when there are patrons waiting.
  • Any equipment removed from the fitness spaces should be returned immediately after use. No equipment may be removed from either facility unless it is under the supervision of a personal trainer.
  • Private coaching and instruction for personal gain is not permitted (University of Mississippi Policy Code CHA.AM.100.103).
  • Patrons should report any injuries or facility/equipment irregularities or malfunctions to the staff member on duty.
  • Patrons should always exercise within their known personal fitness levels.
  • Collars are required for use on all plate-loaded equipment.
  • Spotters are recommended for all free-weight exercises.
  • Olympic/explosive weightlifting is permitted at the SCRC on or within the platforms and racks of the HD Athletic Rig, the Turner Center Tank, or on or within the platforms and racks in the Turner Center Fitness Center.
    • Weights must be controlled through the entire exercise movement and weights cannot be dropped from above the waist. The Campus Recreation team reserves the right to ask patrons to discontinue any lift posing a safety risk for themselves of others.
  • The SCRC turf area is designed for functional athletic training (agility, plyometrics, strength training). Patrons are not permitted to throw/kick soccer balls, footballs, baseballs/softballs, etc. in this space. 
  • Pets should remain outside the fence gates and on a leash at all times.
  • Equipment on the fields should only be used for the sport it is intended, treated with care, and remain in its given location.
  • Sport Club equipment should be used by club members only during approved practice times.
  • The consumption of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs is not permitted and anyone under the influence will be asked to leave the premises.
  • Fence gates should be used to enter the field space.
  • Hitting golf balls on or near the recreational fields is prohibited.
  • Vehicles must remain in the designated parking areas at all times.
  • OSC Sport Club fields are to be used for reserved Sport Club activities only.
  • All open/drop-in recreation for Ole Miss students, faculty and staff should remain on the OSC Intramural Sports Fields. A valid University ID is required.
  • All groups (both university affiliated and non-university affiliated) are expected to have a reservation.
  • In the event of inclement weather or poor field conditions, please refrain from utilizing all fields.
  • When “field closed” signs are present, refrain from being on the field.
  • After every lightning sighting, there will be a 30-minute delay.
  • If a tornado warning is in effect, all scheduled activity will be stopped and participants will be advised to take shelter.

Campus Recreation is not the primary contact for search and rescue, medical response, or other personal safety concerns at the South Campus Rail Trail (SCRT). If there is a safety concern, please contact the University Police Department at 662-915-7234.

  • The property and trails marked on the map are to be used for outdoor recreational purposes only.  Approved recreational activities include walking, jogging, and bicycling.
    • To help preserve the natural habitat of the SCRT, the following activities are prohibited: hunting, fishing, littering, disturbing wildlife, harming plants, horseback riding, and collecting or digging for artifacts.
  • Unauthorized vehicles are prohibited, including ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes, motorized vehicles, or battery assisted vehicles. University of Mississippi and City of Oxford authorized vehicles are permitted.
  • Camping on the SCRT is prohibited unless individuals are participating in a Campus Recreation Outdoors sponsored event.
  • Dogs must be leashed on the SCRT at all times. Please pick up after your dog (there are dog waste bags at two locations along the trail).
  • Safety cannot be guaranteed and hazards are inevitable elements in a natural environment. All visitors entering this property enter at their own risk, assume the risk of injury and are responsible for their own safety.
  • The University of Mississippi does not maintain the single track bike trail network and is not responsible to visitors for any injury or property damage occurring on the SCRT or any other portion of property adjacent to the SCRT. 

Patrons of the trail are asked to follow the Leave No Trace Principles listed below:

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Travel on durable surfaces.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Leave what you find.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.
  • Only non-marking athletic shoes are permitted on the court.
  • No food or glass containers in the court area.
  • No pets are allowed in the court area.
  • No roller blades, skateboards, or bicycles.
  • Courts are to be used for their intended purpose: tennis courts for tennis, pickleball courts for pickleball.
  • Courts are used on a first come, first served basis.
  • Sporting behavior and courtesy are expected at all times.
  • Proper swim attire is required.
  • Swimming is permitted only during scheduled operational hours when a Campus Recreation lifeguard is on duty.
  • Lifeguards and other Campus Recreation staff have the authority to enforce all pool rules. 
  • Parent/guardian must be in the water with children under age 6 or if the child cannot safely swim without support as determined by the lifeguard.
  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers.
  • Only Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices are allowed in the pool.  Noodles, balls, or other toys may only be used for recreation.
  • Running, rough play, and personal conduct endangering the safety of self or others is not permitted.
  • Dives in 5 feet or less sections of the pool, backward dives, and or flips are not permitted.
  • Swimming under the bulkhead, hanging on lane lines and prolonged underwater swimming or breath holding, is not permitted.
  • Gum and Band-Aids must be deposited in the trash before entering the water.
  • Glass containers are not permitted in the Natatorium.

Please be conscious of others. Do not swim if you have: skin lesions, sores, or inflamed eyes, mouth, nose, or ear discharge, carrying communicable disease or having any type of bandage, adhesive tape, etc., on your body.

In the event of an emergency, the pool will be cleared.

If the university announces official closings/delays due to inclement weather, the Campus Recreation staff will evaluate the situation and will post whether the recreation facilities will be operational and Campus Recreation programs will take place.

In most cases, the recreational facilities will close and Campus Recreation programs will be canceled if the university is closed/delayed.

Participants should check the Campus Recreation website, Facebook page, Twitter, and/or Instagram accounts for hours of operation and program schedules when the university announces official closings/delays.

University Inclement Weather Policy

Guest Policies

Don't have a Campus Recreation membership but interested in utilizing our facilities? Read more about our guest policies below.

All guests must have a sponsor. Guests must present a photo ID with identification number to be granted access to the Turner Center or SCRC.

Each sponsor and their guest(s) must completely read and sign a Guest Assumption of Risk and Release Form.

South Campus Recreation Center: $10.00
Turner Center: $10.00 

The guest fee is payable at the control desk. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard.

The guest(s) of a sponsor must keep the receipt with them while in the facility.  There are no transfers between facilities.


  • Guest passes are available for purchase during operational hours Friday-Sunday and before 1pm Monday-Thursday.
  • Guest passes are not available Monday-Thursday after 1pm.
    • This high traffic time period allows only our students and members access.
  • There is no re-admittance of a guest once the guest departs the facility.

Sponsoring a Guest

A sponsor is:

  • A current Campus Recreation member over the age of 18.
  • Any currently enrolled Ole Miss student.

Soliciting to gain sponsorship for guest access is not permitted.

Sponsors are eligible to bring a maximum of two (2) guest(s) with per day to the facility.

The sponsor is responsible for all actions (including damage) of his/her guest and must remain in the same activity area at all times. Guests must depart Campus Recreation facilities with their sponsor.

A guest may not sponsor other guests. 


Currently enrolled students who forget to bring their Ole Miss Student ID card must: 

  • Have a sponsor (see sponsor information above)
  • Pay the $10 daily guest fee
  • Show another form of photo identification with identification number

During the Fall and Spring academic terms, students who are not currently enrolled in classes must:

  • Have a sponsor (see sponsor information above)
  • Pay the $10 daily guest fee
  • Show another form of photo identification with identification number

During the Summer academic terms, students who are not currently enrolled in classes may:

Ole Miss Alumni Association Members:
Members of the Ole Miss Alumni Association may use the recreation Campus Recreation facilities by presenting their valid Alumni Membership Card, sign a waiver form and pay the $10 guest fee at Turner Center or $10 guest fee at the SCRC. Guests must present a photo ID with identification number to be granted access.

University Conferences and Workshops Attendees:
Individuals attending university-sponsored conferences and workshops may use the recreation facilities for recreational purposes once prior arrangements are made with the Department of Campus Recreation. If prior arrangements have not been made, then there will be a $10 guest fee for Turner Center or $10 for SCRC paid along with showing conference/workshop ID. Guests must present a photo ID with identification number with payment to be granted access.

Orientation Programs Sponsored by Enrollment Services:
Parents attending an orientation program coordinated by Enrollment Services may use the Campus Recreation facilities without charge by presenting their Orientation name badge. Guests must present a photo ID with identification number to be granted access.

Ole Miss Family Association:
Members of the Ole Miss Family Association may use the Campus Recreation facilities by presenting verification of OMFA membership upon entry. Guests must present a photo ID with identification number to be granted access. Members may use the facility during:

  • On-campus football games – eligible to use on Friday and Sunday (facility closed on game day).
  • Parent Weekend – eligible to use Friday through Sunday
  • Move in/out Weekend – eligible to use Friday through Sunday (flexibility if they come during weekday).

On dates other than those listed above, a member of the OMFA may use the Turner Center by paying the $10.00 guest fee or access the South Campus Recreation Center by paying the $10.00 guest fee. He/she must present current OMFA membership identification, photo ID, and pay the designated fee upon entry.

The Inn at Ole Miss Guests:
Guests at The Inn at Ole Miss may use the Campus Recreation facilities by presenting their Inn at Ole Miss room card and paying the $10 guest fee for Turner Center/$10 for SCRC. Guests must present a photo ID with identification number to be granted access. Children under 18 years of age must adhere to facility use policies.

Those who are not current UM students or Campus Recreation members seeking access into a facility to watch an intramural sports game, sport club match or practice, or any other special event will be permitted access free of charge with the following information:
  • Spectator(s) must provide a photo ID with an identification number
  • Spectator(s) must provide the name of the participant they are watching
  • Spectator(s) must fill out the Spectator Release Form before entering
The spectator(s) must exit the facility at the end of the game, practice, match, or event.