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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the SLC hours of operation?

Typical Fall & Spring Hours are:

    Monday - Thursday: 6am - Midnight
    Friday: 6am - 10pm
    Saturday: 9am - 10pm
    Sunday: 1pm - 10pm
During summer, holidays and student breaks the SLC has different operating hours which are always posted on our website in advance. Current SLC Hours of Operation

SLC POOL: opens with the facility and closes 30 minutes prior, however lifeguards must be present for patrons to swim.

SLC ROCK: the hours for the ROCK are not the same as the facility and Outdoor Adventure staff must be present for anyone to climb. Be sure to check The ROCK web page for their hours of operation.

Who has access to the SLC?
View our list of authorized participants.

What if I forget to bring my Baylor ID card?
We ask that all Baylor students, faculty and staff gain entry by presenting their valid Baylor ID card at the Service Desk. However, if you forget your Baylor ID, you may provide another type of issued photo ID card (such as a driver's license or passport).

Another SLC access option for Baylor cardholders is to register in advance for our biometric hand key system. The system takes measurements of your hand and is used in conjunction with your Baylor ID number. You can register at the SLC Service Desk, but you MUST have your Baylor ID card with you at that time. Registration only takes a couple of minutes.

Note: your Baylor ID card is always the quickest and more reliable form of entry; if our Hand Reader is down, a photo ID card will be required.

What is the Guest Policy?
All Baylor students, faculty and staff may bring in up to 5 guests per visit. All guests must register at the Service Desk, complete a Guest Waiver Form and pay the appropraite guest fee. Guest must be accompanied by the Baylor cardholder throughout their stay in the facility.

  • Minor guests (under the age of 18) must have their waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Guests under 16 year of age are ONLY permitted during family hours only and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

How much is a Guest Day Pass?
The guest pass costs $10 for guests ages 16 and older and $5 for guests ages 5 and younger.

Are children allowed to use the facilities?
Children under the age of 16 are welcome during all posted "Family Hours." They must be accompanied by a Baylor card holder throughout their stay in the facility. All eligible dependents and grandchildren of active Baylor cardholders must register at the SLC Service Desk. Guests must comply with all Guest Policies.

  • Campus Recreation Dependent Cards are avaialble to all dependents of active Baylor cardholders under the age of 25.
  • Campus Recreation Grandchild Cards are avaialble to all grandchildren of active Baylor cardholders under the age of 16.
  • The Baylor cardholder must be present to register the dependent or grandchild.

When are "Family Hours"?

Traditional Fall/Spring Family Hours are:

Friday: 5:00pm - CLOSE
Saturday: 9:00am - CLOSE
Sunday: 1:00pm - CLOSE

Family hours are extended to all regular hours of operation when Baylor classes are not in session. This includes Baylor's holidays, spring break, semester breaks, and all Baylor summer sessions.

Note: Your child's school calendar may differ from Baylor's. Family Hours are during Baylor's holidays and breaks as well as throughout the summer.


How do I rent a locker?
You need to fill out an application at SLC Service Desk desk. The rental fess are:
    Full locker for a year: $150
    Full locker for 2 semesters: $100
    Full locker for 1 semester: $50
    Half locker for a year: $75
    Half locker for 2 semesters: $50
    Half locker for 1 semester: $25

Does the SLC provide towels to use?
The SLC fitness center requires each patron to have a towel before using any equipment. Patrons may bring their own towel from home or chose to purchase a single towel ($3) or Towel Service from the SLC Service Desk. The Workout Towel Service is $15/year and the Full Towel Service (workout and bath towel provided) is $60/year. Towel service prices are prorated per semester and expire each August.

How can I pay for the different services at the SLC?
Students, faculty and staff may pay using cash, check, credit card, Bear Bucks, and F/S Payroll Deduction.

How do I reserve a racquetball court?
Any authorized participant can reserve a racquetball or squash court up to 48 hours in advance by calling 254-710-SLIC or by stopping by the front desk. Courts not claimed will be given away at 10 minutes after the hour at the front desk. Courts not reserved in advance will be available on a first-come-first-served basis during our hours of operation.

How do I reserve facilities for special events?
Inquiries about SLC pool parties and lock-ins or other special events using Campus Recreation Facilities can be made by calling 254-710-7533. Or visit our Reservations Page and complete the online Facility Reservation Request form.

Department of Campus Recreation
One Bear Place #97100
Waco, TX 76798
254.710-SLIC (7542)
254.710.3418 (fax)

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