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ShipRec (Rec Center)


MON - THURS: 7:00AM - 11:00PM

FRI:  7:00AM - 8:00PM

SAT:  9:00AM - 8:00PM

SUN:  11:00AM - 6:00PM

Spring '24 Access Information: 

Membership Info:  Spring 24 Membership Info.pdf

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate students pay a rec fee and are considered members of ShipRec. Some exceptions may apply. For questions about this fee or your university bill, please contact the Student Accounts Office.
  • Membership options (Rates TBD) are available for purchase for the following individuals:
    • Currently employed SU Faculty and Staff Members
    • Currently enrolled SU Graduate Students (not billed a rec fee like undergraduate students)
    • SU Retirees as defined by SU Human Resources
    • SU Alumni as defined by SU Office of University Relations
    • SU Donors as defined by the SU Foundation
    • SU Trustees
    • SU Affiliates (Dining Service Full-Time Management Staff, Supervisors, and Union Associates, Student Services, Inc. Full-Time Employees, SU Foundation Board Members and Full-Time Employees, and Juvenile Justice Training and Research Full-Time Employees
    • See next section for dependent eligibility.
    • Non-affiliated individuals may access the facility as a guest of a member.  Guest pass policies apply.
  •  Presentation of SU ID is required at time of purchase.
    • Alumni - email prior to purchase for verification of alumni status.  Once confirmed, presentation of photo ID will be required for membership purchase. 
  • Accepted forms of payment:  cash or check (payable to Shippensburg University)

Dependent Eligibility:

  • Dependents are defined according to the policies established by the SU Office of Human Resources
  • Dependents of SU faculty, staff, affiliate, trustee, and retiree members, who are at least 16 years of age, are eligible to purchase a membership or punch card based on the membership status of sponsor.  Dependents of punch card holders are not eligible for membership but may purchase a punch card.
  • The member assumes role of “Sponsor” and accepts responsibility for the actions of the dependent (s).
  • Dependent membership or punch card is concurrent with employee separation from SU.
  • Dependents ages 10-15 are not eligible for membership or punch cards.  However, they may be sponsored by a member as a guest with applicable guest fees.  Refer to the guest pass policy for more information.
  • Dependents of graduate students, donors, and alumni are not eligible for membership. However, a member may sponsor a dependent as a guest with applicable guest fees.  Refer to the guest pass policy for more information.    
  • Dependents must be at least 14 years of age to use the Cardio/Strength area.
  • Individuals under the age of 10 are not permitted in the facility for recreational purposes.

Guest Pass Policies: 

  • ShipRec members and punch card holders may sponsor a guest.
  • Guest pass fee: $5 (cash or check accepted)
  • Guest pass is valid for one entry.
  • Members may sponsor up to two guests at one time.
  • Both sponsor and guest must show photo ID at time of purchase.
  • Sponsor must remain with the guest(s) at all times.
  • Equipment check-out is available to sponsors only.
  • Sponsor assumes responsibility for the actions of the guest(s).

ShipRec provides the following amenities to the University Community:

  • 45 Cardiovascular Machines      

    • 2 Concept II Rowers
    • 2 Lifefitness Stepmills
    • 12 Precor Ellipticals
    • 2 Spinning Bikes
    • 5 Precor Bikes
    • 3 Expresso Bikes
    • 4 Precor AMTs
  • Stretching Area         

  • Cybex Eagle Circuit, Free Weights, and Power Lift Stations

  • 3 Multi-Purpose Courts & Elevated Running Track

  • 1,800 Sq Ft Group Fitness Studio

  • Racquetball (2), Wallyball (2) and Squash (1) Courts




  • Jeans, pants or shorts with rivets or zippers, and belts are not permitted.
  • Gym bags backpacks, and purses are not allowed in workout areas. Bags must be stored in cubbies, day lockers (require a quarter) or in a locker room locker (bring your own lock).  Locker rentals are available at the ShipRec entrance desk for $10 per semester (lock will be provided).
  • Individuals are required to wear athletic shoes. No open-toe or non-athletic shoes are permitted.
  • No glass bottles or open containers are permitted. Only plastic bottles and closed containers are allowed.



  • Track is for exclusive use of walkers and runners.
  • Be alert for runners as you enter the track surface.
  • Store personal items in secure storage.
  • Non-marking, spike-free shoes are required.
  • Inside lane is a walking lane - 8.5 laps/mile.
  • Outside lane is a running lane - 8 laps/mile.
  • Please honor any posted directional signs. 



  • Reservations must be done in person at the ShipRec entry desk.
  • Players are limited to ONE participation period on the courts per day. Players are not permitted to sign-up for multiple slots.
  • Reservations may be made 1 day ahead of time. Weekend reservations may be made on Friday.
  • A reservation is released if the player(s) do not arrive within 5 minutes of the scheduled reservation time.
  • Non-marking shoes are required, and shoes not worn outside are preferred.



  • No gum, food, or beverage permitted.  Only water in a sealed container is permitted.
  • Store personal items in secure storage.
  • Attire should be free of rivets, snaps, and zippers.
  • Non-marking athletic footwear is required.
  • Reservation and class registration information is available at the entrance desk.
  • Drop-in use is permitted when the room is not in use.
  • ShipRec equipment may not be removed from the group fitness room.
  • Workout at your own fitness level.
  • Turn off electronic devices during class.
  • Instructors may limit class to pre-registered participants.
  • Audio visual equipment is managed by ShipRec staff.



  • ShipRec members are eligible to check-out equipment at the entrance desk at no charge. Guests are not permitted to check-out equipment.
  • All equipment check-out requires the presentation of a valid SU ID or membership card. The ID or membership card will remain at the entrance desk for the duration of check-out.
  • Any equipment reported as lost or damaged will be subject to a replacement fee.
  • Any student group or department hosting an event on campus, are welcome to request sports equipment to support the event.  Please email the following form to


Please visit to submit a facility request.

Reservation Requests- Recognized student organizations may request space in recreational venues through the campus-wide scheduling system, EMS, by visiting The requestor should be an individual planning to be on site for the duration of requested activity. Instructions appear at the end of the Facilities page. Please refer reservation questions to 717-477-1755 or 


Non-University affiliated (external) groups should contact Conference Services regarding facility reservations.  Conference Services Contact Information:  717-477-1256

Members of the campus community and the public were invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. March 17 to officially open the new student recreation building. The program included the ribbon-cutting, brief remarks, and self-guided tours. The facility, between Seth Grove Stadium and Heiges Field House, was requested by students and later approved by them in a referendum. The approximately 62,000-square-foot facility includes an 8,000-square-foot fitness center, four multipurpose courts for volleyball and basketball, a 1,800-square-foot aerobics room, an elevated running track, racquetball courts, locker rooms and administrative offices.

Contact the Department of Recreation Rec Hotline (Facility & Program Schedules): 717-477-1561 Phone: 717-477-1755