McLane Student Life Center

McLane Student Life Center (SLC)

The McLane Student Life Center (SLC) is a 156,000 square foot recreation center for student, faculty, and staff. The SLC includes a fitness center, a climbing ROCK, leisure pool, outdoor basketball & sand volleyball courts, 4-court gymnasium, conference rooms, racquetball/squash courts, indoor jogging track, aerobics studio and student lounge. Come and check out everything the SLC has to offer!

Be sure and review our Building Usage Policies.

Guest Access

Current Baylor students, faculty, and staff may bring their friends and family along with them to enjoy the McLane Student Life Center. All guests must present a picture ID, complete a Guest Waiver Form (Adult Waiver, Minor Waiver), and pay all applicable guest fees before entering. All SLC policies will be enforced.

Daily Non-Student/Baylor Guest Fee:
Adult: $10/day
Child (15 years and under): $5/day

Guest Policies

  • Maximum of five guests allowed per active Baylor ID holder per day.
  • Guests must be accompanied by the Baylor cardholder throughout their stay in the facility.
  • Guests must complete the appropriate waiver form and pay the guest fee. Minor waiver forms REQUIRE the signature of a parent or legal guardian, no exceptions can be made.
  • Children under the age of 16 may only access the facility during Family Hours.
  • Campus Recreation Cardholders (dependents, grandchildren and student spouses) may NOT bring in guests. This privilege is only extended to current Baylor cardholders.

Please note: To use the Fitness Center, all users must be 16 years of age, bring a towel and wear a full-length shirt with sleeves.

Open House Weekends - guest fees are waived, but all other guest policies apply.

  • Home Football Game weekends
  • Baylor Family weekend
  • Fall and Spring Premiere weekend
  • Sing weekends
  • Move-In and Welcome weekends
  • Graduation weekends


Family Usage

Children of Baylor cardholders are welcome at the SLC during Family Hours. Children must be accompanied by an adult cardholder throughout their use of the facility.

Family Hours
Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 9am-10pm
Sunday: 1pm-10pm

Family Hours are extended to regular SLC hours when Baylor classes are not in session and throughout the summer. See Baylor Calendar.


  • All children of Baylor ID holders must register with a parent at the SLC Service Desk to obtain a dependent card.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the SLC
  • Children under the age of 16 are limited to family hours and must maintain a ratio of 5 minors to 1 adult.
  • Children under the age of 16 may NOT use the fitness center and weight room at any time.
  • Dependent children (single persons under the age of 26 and live at home) ages 16-25 must show a dependent card or photo ID card to enter the facility; they are welcome to use the SLC any time the facility is open.
Member Services
The Student Life Center offers a variety of services for students, faculty, and staff. Services include locker rentals, towel services, equipment, massage therapy, and guest passes.


Locker Rentals

Lockers in the Student Life Center include both full and half-size lockers that may be rented by the semester for the entire year.

  • Full Size
    • $150 for one year (3 semesters)
    • $100 for two semesters
    • $50 for one semester
  • Half Size
    • $75 for one year (3 semesters)
    • $50 for two semesters
    • $25 for one semester

Note: Lockers that have not been renewed by their expiration date will be cleared and made available for a new user. The contents of expired lockers will be held at the SLC for no more than four (4) weeks before being donated to local charity.

Towel Services

Towels are required for all patrons working out in the Fitness Center. You may purchase either a Full or Workout Towel Service that allows you to present your Towel Card at the Service desk each visit for a fresh towel. Towel Services expire on August graduation date.

  • Full Towel Service: This towel service provides one large bath towel and one workout towel on each visit.
    • Purchased in Fall: $60
    • Purchased in Spring: $40
    • Purchased in Summer: $20
  • Workout Towel Service: This towel service provides one small workout towel on each visit.
    • $5 per semester
  • Workout Towel: Patrons who do not wish to have the service may opt to purchase and keep a green workout towel for $3 per towel.

Forget something? There are a variety of convenience items available at the SLC Service Desk and it’s open anytime the building is in operation.

  • Additional Equipment Available:
    • Combination Lock: $5
    • Keyed Lock: $8
    • Headphones: $7
    • Swim Goggles: $10
    • Athletic Tape: $3
    • Racquetball Goggles: $10
  • Within 14 days of the date of purchase, unopened items are available for refund; open items, found to be defective, may be exchanged for the same product if available.
Massage Therapy

Our skilled and licensed therapist offers 30 minute, 60 minute and a 90 minute massage sessions that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed! To schedule an appointment, stop by the SLC Service Desk or call (254) 710-7542.
Visit Massage Therapy for more information.

Registration & Waiver Forms

Please print and complete the proper registration and waiver form below and bring it to the SLC Service Desk to complete the registration process. Guest fees apply.

Adult Guest Waiver Form (18 years & up)
Minor Guest Waiver Form (17 years & under)

Adding Family Members:
In order to add a student spouse, dependent, or grandchild to a Campus Recreation Family Account, the Baylor ID holder and additional family member(s) are asked come to the SLC Service Desk together to complete the registration process. Forms needed to register family members under that age of 18 are available below.

Dependent Registration: 17 & under
Grandchild Registration (15 years & under)*

*Note: As part of the Grandchild Registration process, the waiver form MUST be signed by their parent or legal guardian before access can be granted.