Campus Recreation

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.  Hopefully this list helps to answer a question you have.  Also feel free to contact us at 336-278-7529 or campusrec@elon.edu with any questions about our facilities, programs, or services.

What facilities do students, faculty, and staff have access to?
All current Elon students, faculty, and staff have access to every recreation facility on campus during regular hours of operation.  To access the facility, simply show your Phoenix Card at the welcome desk (or tap your card at the front door of the PARC).

What are the hours of operation for each facility?
Facility hours are posted on our Hours of Operation page.  Any variations to regular hours of operation are also posted on the Campus Recreation home page and our various social media.

Can I bring a guest into Campus Recreation facilities?
Yes!  Students, faculty, and staff are permitted to bring an accompanied guest up to five (5) times per semester.  Our full guest policies can be found on the Facilities Policies & Procedures page.

How do I reserve a Campus Recreation facility?
Many Campus Recreation facilities can be reserved by students, faculty, and staff.  Students must reserve facilities through Phoenix Connect and faculty/staff must reserve facilities through 25Live (formerly known as SPACES).  Our full facility reservation policies can be found on the Facilities Policies & Procedures page.

Are lockers available for use?
Yes!  Short term (daily use) lockers are available throughout the facility, and must be cleaned out at the end of each day.  Long term locker rentals are also available, with more details on the Facilities Policies & Procedures page.

What is the difference between Intramurals and Club Sports?
Intramurals are recreational leagues and tournaments for Elon students to participate with other Elon students.  Participants can form their own teams, or be added to existing teams.  Leagues last approximately a half semester, with 1-2 games per week.  Club Sports are student organizations that have multiple practices per week.  Many clubs compete locally, regionally, and/or nationally against other colleges and universities.  The best way to learn about a specific club is to contact the club directly - current club contact information can be found on the Club Sports website or Phoenix Connect.  

Does Campus Recreation offer group exercise classes?
Yes!  We offer several classes per week during the academic year.  To attend classes, students, faculty, and staff must purchase a group exercise pass and download the IMLeagues app to register for classes.   For more information, please visit the Group Exercise website.  Faculty and staff may also participate in Fac/Staff Wellness classes at no charge.

Does Campus Recreation offer personal training?
Yes!  All of our student personal trainers hold a national certification and can help you to achieve your personal fitness and wellness goals.  Check out our Personal Training website for more information.

Does Campus Recreation offer swim lessons?
Yes!  We offer personal swim lessons, but not group swim lessons as there are several group lesson options available in the Burlington area.  For more information about personal swim lessons, please contact Evan Small at 336-278-7529.

Do I need previous experience and/or my own equipment to go on an Elon Outdoors trip?
All Elon Outdoors trips are designed for a wide range of outdoor recreation experience.  Our trip leaders are on sight for all trips and are able to assist participants, so you can enjoy a trip even if you have no previous experience.  We also have equipment that is available for rent if you do not have your own.  Visit the Elon Outdoors website for information about upcoming trips and equipment rental.

Do you have camping equipment available for rental?
Yes!  We offer a wide variety of camping, hiking, and other outdoors equipment for a small fee.  Check out the Elon Outdoors website for a full list of equipment and rental prices.

What is the best way to find out about what’s happening at Campus Recreation?
The Campus Recreation website is a great place to start to find out about the many ways to get involved in our many programs and services.  You can also call us at 336-278-7529, email campusrec@elon.edu, check us out on Phoenix Connect, or visit us on any of our social media to stay connected.