Policies and Procedures

  • Members and students must present their valid membership cards for swiping to front desk employee every time they enter the facility.
  • The OSC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

General Miscellaneous

  1. You must be 18 years of age to purchase a membership.
  2. Persons under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  3. Proper conduct must be observed at all times to avoid possible suspension of OSC privileges.
  4. As a University recreational facility, the OSC is staffed by students. Therefore, we adhere to the University calendar. Please check listed facility/break hours and closings, posted pool and gym schedules, as well as the update board in the lobby.
  5. We rent our gymnasium to outside groups. However, we strive to keep courts available unless it is a University event, Intramural event or athletic camp.
  6. For a facility tour or more information, contact 745-3208.

Pool Miscellaneous

  1. Proper swim attire must be worn in the pool.
  2. Children 12 years of age or younger must be supervised by an adult/guardian.
  3. All patrons must take a soap shower prior to entering the pool.
  4. Non-toilet trained children are not permitted in the pool.
  5. Running, pushing, shoving or horseplay is not permitted.
  6. Starting blocks are covered and should not be used by anyone other than Swim Team or other approved groups with a coach on deck.
  7. Patrons suspected of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted to enter the pool area.
  8. Hanging on to lifelines or lane markers is not permitted.
  9. All individuals 12 years and younger must prove that they can swim 25 yards before being permitted in the deep end.
  10. Kickboards, noodles and fins are allowed in the pool but must be put away when finished. No horseplay.
  11. Rentals and XU Swim Team events will supersede open swim. During rentals other than Swim Team, we strive to keep 2-3 lanes available. Please check posted pool schedule and updated board in lobby.

Fitness Areas/Racquetball Courts

  1. Patrons under the age of 16 are not allowed upstairs or in the Hammer Strength Room.
  2. There is a 30-minute time limit per cardio equipment during peak hours. 
  3. Racquetball reservations can be made at the front desk or by calling 745-3208.
  4. Please do not use picture phones while in the facility.
  5. Please stack weights when finished and clean all skin contact portions of the machines with disinfectant solution provided after each use.
  6. No inappropriate dress, music or TV stations allowed. No black-soled shoes, sandals or jeans allowed.
  7. Damage to equipment will result in the appropriate replacement fee. Please use equipment with care.

Parking Policy

  • One free parking permit is given for one year, six month and faculty/staff family memberships.
  • Parking permit hang tags will be mailed to your home or address. Temporary passes are provided at the front desk until the permanent pass arrives in the mail.
  • Students are not eligible for parking permits. XU family members may use the south lot, street parking or purchase a student parking pass for student lots by contacting Campus Police at 745-1000.
  • Hang tags must be hung from rearview mirror and temporary passes must be placed on the dashboard.
  • Rentals will receive 5 free temporary passes with each rental. If more are needed, they may be purchased for $1.00.
  • Fitness Class Participants may purchase a semester parking pass for use during fitness classes only for $5.00


Outdoor Basketball Court Policy

  • The outdoor basketball courts may be accessed by the Xavier Community (Students and Faculty/Staff) by swiping a valid Xavier All Card in the card reader at the courts.  This will unlock the turnstyle for entry.  The courts are open to Students, Faculty and Staff Sunday-Thursday, 8am-midnight, Friday and Saturday, 8am-1am.  Students and Faculty/Staff should not allow anyone else to utilize their All Card to gain entry.  This is a violation of the proper use of the Xavier All Card and can result in a loss of access.
  • Community Guests may access the outdoor basketball courts. Individuals 18 years of age and older must sign a liability waiver good for one year and leave a valid driver's license or state issued ID in exchange for an access card.  Individuals 14-17 years of age must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver valid for one year and leave a valid School photo ID in exchange for an access card.  Individuals under the age of 14 must have a parent/guardian sign a liability wavier valid for one year and that parent or guardian must leave a valid drivers license or state issued ID in exchange for an access card.  Individuals under age 14 must be accompanied at the courts by the parent/guardian at all times. 
  • Once you have your access card you may enter the outdoor courts by swiping the card in the card reader.  Once you swipe your card you have 6 seconds to enter the turnstile. The card is only good for one swipe and once it has been swiped it will not longer give you or anyone else access. 
  • COMMUNITY COURT ACCESS HOURS:
  • Regular Hours (during the academic year): Monday-Thursday, 8am-10:30pm, Friday, 8am-6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-6:30pm.
  • Break Hours (Summer and university breaks): Monday-Thursday, 8am-7:30pm, Friday, 8am-6:30pm, Saturday, 10am-6:30pm, CLOSED ON SUNDAY.
  • Cards will not be issues later than 60 minutes prior to the closing of the courts.
  • Cards should be returned to the O'Connor Sports Center within 15 minutes of the courts closing.
  • Click on the Outdoor Court Policies link for more information.