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point Student Fitness Center Family Nights and Student Family Weekends

Family Nights
Student Fitness Center - Every Friday 3:30pm - 10:00pm
SIUE Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni with SFC memberships can bring their immediate family (spouse and children), free of charge, to the Student Fitness Center on Friday evenings starting at 3:30pm. You can play various sports, exercise, swim or even climb in the Bouldering Cave all free for you and your family. Please come to the Reception Desk and bring a photo ID for everyone. Immediate family is defined as the spouse and the dependent children of the approved facility user. The adult member must directly supervise all family members under age 16 and remain in the same activity area. All other facility use policies shall apply.*
Indoor Pool - Friday 3:30pm - 8:30pm
All SIUE Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni members of the SFC can bring your immediate family (spouse and children), free of charge, to the Vadalabene Center Indoor Pool on Fridays. It's a fun and inexpensive night out for the entire family.
Cougar Lake Outdoor Pool - Monday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
All SIUE Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni members are permitted to bring their immediate family to the pool and use the facility at no charge. Immediate family is defined as the spouse and children of the approved facility user.


*Student Fitness Center Student Family Weekends
Every Weekend from 3:30pm on Friday – 5pm on Sunday or the Evening Before Classes Resume, whichever is longer
SIUE Students only with SFC memberships can bring their immediate family (spouse and children), free of charge, to the Student Fitness Center on Friday evenings starting at 3:30pm through to Sunday at 5pm or the evening before classes resume, whichever is longer. Please come to the Reception Desk and bring a photo ID for everyone. Immediate family is defined as the spouse and the dependent children of the approved facility user. The adult member must directly supervise all family members under age 16 and remain in the same activity area. All other facility use policies shall apply.





point Dive-In Movie

Twice a year (once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring) Campus Recreation offers a film shown in the Vadalabene Center Indoor Pool. These films are always family friendly and everyone has a great time.  More information can be found on the Indoor Pool page by clicking here. 



point Cougar Kid Saturdays

One Saturday every month of the semester, the Campus Activities Boards hosts Cougar Kid Saturdays. These events are educational and fun, and tickets are free for students ($3 for Faculty/Staff). Stay tuned for more information regarding Cougar Kid Saturdays for Spring 2014!



point Cougar Lake Recreation Area

Many fun activities are offered at the Cougar Lake Recreation Area including picnics, & fishing in Cougar Lake, and swimming in the Cougar Lake Outdoor Pool. For more information, please visit the Cougar Lake Recreation Area page here.



point Disc Golf Course

The SIUE 9-Hole Disc Golf Course is officially open to the SIUE community. All members of the SIUE community are invited to take advantage of the new Disc Golf Course located south of Prairie Hall. The course's first tee is near the Sand Volleyball court. There is no charge to use the course. Players may use their own discs (Frisbees) or check one out at either the front desk of Prairie Hall or the Equipment Issue counter at the Student Fitness Center. Parking for the course is limited, so players may have to park elsewhere and walk to the course. For more information and disc golf rules, click here.



point Climbing Gym

Campus Recreation offers a climbing gym with a 1500 sq ft. climbing wall that features 15 belay stations, numerous climbing routes, an artificial crevice and a 45-degree overhang. The wall, made of simulated rock and affixed with a wide variety of hand and foot holds, provides climbers of all ages and abilities with unique physical and mental challenges that help to build strength, endurance and self-confidence. Visit the Climbing Gym page for more information.