Duke University and the Recreation and Physical Education department are not responsible for injuries sustained while participating in athletic or other sporting activities. All physical activities offered in the Recreation Center and at other Recreation facilities are on a voluntary participation basis and carry various degrees of risk or injury. Participants assume sole responsibility for any and all such risk or injury that may result due to voluntary participation. It is each individual’s responsibility to be knowledgeable of his/her own physical condition when participating in any activity
Current Rec & P.E. Members may use the Recreation Centers. For additional Rec & PE Membership information, including details pertaining to our digital options, visit the Memberships page.
Due to Minor's Policy restrictions as well as safety protocols, participants must be of a certain age to access areas of Duke's recreation centers. The following age groups have access to the spaces identified. Please note where guardianship is also required:
The DukeCard is the official Duke University and Health System ID. It serves as an electronic key, allowing you to easily enter facilities and to use services for which you have privileges. The DukeCard is the property of Duke University and should be carried at all times. It must be presented upon request to any University Official.The transfer of an ID card to another person, or the possession of another person’s ID card, may result in confiscation of the card and judicial action. Duke University faculty, staff and students are eligible to add their DukeCard to their Apple or Android device, known as Mobile DukeCard. For detailed information about DukeCard and MobileDukeCard, please visit the DukeCard's website.
The DukeCard Office is no longer issuing cards for anyone who is not faculty, staff or a currently enrolled student. To ensure you follow access protocols, please download the MyRec Mobile App to your smartphone. This app will provide you with a barcode that will be scanned upon entry to our recreational facilities.
Card sharing is not allowed. If the photo on the card does not match the individual presenting the card to the front desk of Wilson, the card will be immediately confiscated. There will be no initial warning, this will be an immediate action with no recourse and the individual presenting the card will be asked to leave the facility. Only the individual’s name that appears on the confiscated card may claim the card at Wilson by requesting a pick-up appointment. In addition, you are required to be in possession of your DukeCard for the duration of your time in the facility. Please direct questions to Membership Services.
In an effort to mitigate the health implications associated with COVID-19, access to Rec & P.E. facilities has been limited to members of the Duke community with a valid Rec & P.E. Membership therefore Guest Passes are currently unavailable. Additionally, we are unable to accommodate facility tours at this time. For more information on the University's efforts surrounding COVID-19, please review the Duke United website.
If you do not arrive at our facilities within your scheduled time or fail to cancel your reservation, you will be marked as a "No Show". After three (3) no shows, your reservation privileges may be suspended for seven (7) days. It is the Member's responsibility to cancel all reservations that cannot be fulfilled. Instructions on how to cancel your reservation through the MyRec Web Portal can be found here.
It is an extraordinary commitment to prepare, coordinate and staff our facilities, programs, services, classes and trips, therefore all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-PRORATABLE with few exceptions. For complete details, visit our Refunds & Cancelations Policies page.
Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion and Brodie Aquatics Center utilize a reservation system through the MyRec Web Portal for lap swim. View additional reservation information here.
Please observe these guidelines to help maintain the cleanliness, safety and inclusive nature of our facilities:
Proper athletic attire is required. Shirts, athletic pant or shorts and shoes are required throughout the facilities. Sandals, flip flops, open-toed shoes, socks, and bare feet are prohibited. Proper dress will be left to the discretion of management.
In an effort to mitigate the health implications associated with COVID-19, some fitness equipment may not be available. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment from home, though please verify with our staff if it is OK to use the equipment you brought before beginning activity.
Sports equipment such as rackets, soccer balls or footballs, as well as a variety of outdoor equipment and yard games are available for rent. View the full list of prices and additional details on the Equipment Rentals page.
Access to some Rec & P.E. informal recreation spaces such as courts, racquetball, squash and multipurpose rooms, as well as outdoor fields, is limited or unavailable at this time. Please note signage in these spaces and respect closures.
Drop-in play is available Monday - Friday from 2:00pm - 7:00pm on Kville. A variety of yard games and sport equipment will be available for use.
Lockers in Wilson are for daily use only— not long term use with the exception of those who have been grandfathered for long term use. Please be advised that we reserve the right to cut locks without prior notice. Occasionally throughout the semester lockers will be cleaned out. A notice will be posted giving appropriate notification. It is then your responsibility to claim your items in a timely manner.
No bags of any kind are allowed in the weight room and must be stored in lockers located outside of the weight room in Wilson. Please do not leave bags on the floors of the hallways or the entrance area to the weight room. Removal of any and all equipment is prohibited.
If you lose a small item such as a Duke ID card, credit card, driver’s license, iPod, cell phone, jewelry, glasses, etc., check with the Wilson Front Desk or send an email to email@example.com. Please note this is a courtesy and there is no guarantee we will have your item. The Duke Recreation and Physical Education department is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced items.
The facilities are scheduled to close promptly on time. In order for this to happen, you should prepare to leave the facility 10-15 minutes prior to closing. You will receive a courtesy “Last Call” at or around 15 minutes prior to closing, asking you to prepare to exit the facility. Failure to follow this procedure may result in you forfeiting your privileges.
Duke Recreation and Physical Education has implemented the following photo and video policies to protect the rights and privacy of our patrons. Prior to any type of filming or photography, permission must be obtained by the Rec & P.E. facilities and marketing teams. Please submit this form within one week of your proposed date of filming or photography.
Duke Recreation and Physical Education reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of its facilities, members and staff.