The use of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC), Campus Recreation Complex, Riverview Fitness Center (RFC) and related programs are intended for the students, faculty and staff of the UMass Lowell community. The CRC, Campus Recreation Complex and RFC are card-access controlled facilities. Only authorized users, guests of authorized users, and approved groups are allowed to enter our facilities.
Authorized users with no additional cost include full-time UMass Lowell students, faculty, staff, adjunct faculty, or part-time and continuing-ed students who are in a matriculating program. A valid student or staff UCARD is needed to gain admittance into our facilities.
Certain groups are eligible to purchase a membership to the CRC and RFC. Purchasing a membership allows members to access the CRC, RFC, and Campus Recreation Complex during operating hours; visit our member services page for more information.
Authorized users must present their UMass Lowell UCARD or a CRC membership card to a staff member to scan into our facilities and have access to our free equipment checkout privileges. Authorized users can also user their ID to scan into the gate outside at the Campus Recreation Complex to use the turf fields or tennis courts when available.
False representation of identification or sharing your ID is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate dismissal of patron from our facilities.
Some memberships include parking access to the CRC Lot, East Campus Garage, Broadway/Riverview Lot (South Campus access to RFC) and come with a parking hangtag to display in the rear-view mirror.
Please note: Parking is not included for the MCC Student Memberships or university affiliates who purchase the adult membership (excludes MCC Faculty/Staff who are eligible for parking). University affiliate members not eligible for parking through their Adult Membership should contact UCAPS to see if they are eligible to purchase a UML parking permit through their office.
For paid members who are eligible for parking, there are 10 parking spots in the CRC lot that are reserved for these members, Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. We ask that our paid members park in these ten spots first before trying to park in the other spots which are also available for faculty/staff.
Please Note: Purchasing a membership does not guarantee a parking spot, just the access to park in the designated lots when available. There are instances where the lots will be closed for University events or programs. To view parking lots our eligible members have access to park in, please visit the UMass Lowell Maps website.
If the university is delayed or closed due to inclement weather, check our website homepage for any change in operating hours; or follow our Twitter handle for direct updates or changes on facility hours or programs.
A member (host) can bring up to two guests per day into the CRC. A $10 guest fee is required for each guest; they must present a valid picture ID showing they are 18+ to be able to sign liability forms and enter the facility.
Our Fitness Center policies are created with these basic principles in mind:
Non-UMass Lowell Spectators are allowed at UMass Lowell Intramural Sports competitions inside the CRC. Spectators are only allowed into the CRC to watch the one game they came to see and must be signed in by a participating host.
Photography and videography are permitted in Campus Recreation facilities for personal use, with the exception of restrooms, locker room spaces, and during group fitness classes. All personal photography and videography are strictly prohibited in these spaces and classes.
Taking photos and videos must be done in a safe manner, must not interfere with Campus Recreation operations and must not disrupt other patrons' activities.
Taking photos or video of patrons without their consent is strictly prohibited. Campus Recreation staff reserve the right to ask any patron to cease taking photos/videos if they suspect a policy violation. Any violation is cause for immediate removal from Campus Recreation facilities and possible suspension or revocation of membership.
"For personal use" is defined as photo and video of yourself or consenting friends obtained in an informal manner. Cameras with interchangeable lenses as well as tripods are not permitted for personal use.
Please contact Christine Gillette in University Relations by email at: Christine_Gillette@uml.edu or phone: 978-934-2209 for any commercial photography/videography requests. All commercial requests will be coordinated and approved in collaboration with Univeristy Relations.
Appropriate attire is required in all Campus Recreation facilities, programs and activities.