Facility Use

  • All participants shall adhere to published University and Intramural- Recreational Sports policies, regulations, and guidelines in addition to local, State and Federal laws.
  • All participants assume personal liability for informal recreational use of indoor and outdoor facilities.
  • The use of Intramural-Recreational Sports recreation indoor and outdoor facility spaces will not be permitted if any of the following apply: 1) unlawful; 2) discriminates on the basis of age, citizenship, color, handicap, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era; 3) disrupts academic activities, scheduled events, University functions or other normal pursuits that take place in the area; or 4) use for the intent of personal gain or profit.
  • All participants must be age 18 or older to utilize fitness equipment or occupy strength and conditioning/cardio areas. See Policy No. 014 for Facility Youth Regulations
  • Intramural-Recreational Sports is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property while using indoor or outdoor facilities. The University assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage to personal property of the User, its employees, agents, representatives, team members, or invitees;
  • Use of indoor and outdoor facility spaces & equipment other than for its designed and intended function is prohibited. Non-designated use or failure to abide by any policies may result in the loss of future access to Intramural-Recreational Sports facilities.
  • Props such as chairs, canes, poles, etc. that could cause damage to flooring are not permitted. Tape and other marking devices are not permitted on the walls, floors, or furniture.
  • All participants using indoor or outdoor facility space will be held financially responsible for any special cleanup, maintenance or repairs resulting from the event or activity.
  • Intramural-Recreational Sports must pre-approve the method of placing decorations, exhibits, signs, and displays in recreation spaces and outdoor fields. Doorways, corridors, staircases and fire exits cannot be blocked or obstructed. Decorations may not be attached to ceilings, light fixtures, walls, doors, floors, woodwork, windows or other surfaces unless pre-approved by Intramural-Recreational Sports. No glue, tacks or nails are permitted on walls, fences, trees and other plants, doors, floors, ceilings, glass or woodwork.
  • The following Olympic lifts are prohibited: snatch, clean & jerk and derivatives of these exercises.  Intramural-Recreational Sports reserves the right to prohibit any exercise based on maximizing safety for all users.
  • Dropping or slamming dumbbells and other weights is prohibited.
  • Lifting chalk and other derivatives are prohibited.
  • Elevation Training Masks are prohibited.
  • Any activity deemed combative by the University of Virginia shall be prohibited in all Intramural-Recreational Sports facility spaces.  Combative activities are defined as, but are not limited to, activities with the main purpose of striking an opponent with parts of the body, striking an opponent with an object, throwing an opponent, etc.
  • Compensated or voluntary instruction using Intramural-Recreational Sports spaces is not permitted without advance written approval from the Intramural-Recreational Sports Department. Instructors assume all liability of participants for approved instruction.
  • Direct advertising, sales, and commercial solicitation by affiliated and unaffiliated persons are not permitted on University property or in University facilities, including University Housing. Student groups or organizations may, however, engage in promotional and fundraising activity if such activity does not disrupt University business, generate security issues, duplicate services or goods provided at the University, block sidewalks or roads, impair the aesthetics and integrity of University property, or generate personal profit for individuals.
  • All participants are required to wear appropriate exercise attire and footwear at all times.  Footwear that will mark or damage flooring surfaces is prohibited. Boots, turf, deck or soft-soled shoes are not allowed on indoor and court surfaces.  Closed-toed shoes are required in all weight rooms and cardio-rooms.  Metal cleats are not permitted on synthetic turf fields. 
  • Glass containers are prohibited on all outdoor facilities & fields and in locker room spaces.
  • Use of amplified sound requires advanced advance approval. The Intramural-Recreational Sports sound system is not available for individual and group use.  Headphones must be used while listening to personal devices in open areas (fitness rooms, gymnasiums, etc.).
  • Use of tobacco, e-cigarette, alcohol and drugs are prohibited on all indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.
  • Intramural-Recreational Sports reserved the right to close and cancel activities on all outdoor facilities and fields in the event of inclement weather (rain, standing water, snow, lightning, etc.). 
  • Movable Soccer Goals Safety Act requires the use of anchors on all full-sized soccer goals and recommends counter weights to be use on all sporting goals. All goals are required to be used as recommended by the manufacturer. For questions about manufacturer recommended use, please contact the facility manager or refer to the manufacturers label affixed to equipment. Intramural-Recreational Sports provides counter weight anchors for sporting goals.
  • Participation in Intramural-Recreational Sports programs or use of facilities will be considered permission for the Intramural-Recreational Sports department to photograph, film, audio/video tape, record and/or televise your image and/or voice in any publications or promotional materials, in any medium without restrictions. To opt out, simply inform our photography staff.
  • Cameras and video equipment are not permitted without prior approval. Video or audio recording, taping, or photography using any type of device in locker rooms, dressing areas, changing rooms, drying areas, showers and restrooms is strictly prohibited.
  • The Intramural – Recreational Sports Department reserves the right to amend policies and retains authority to make final decisions on rule enforcement.