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Important Update:

Due to continued impacts of the ice storm, UCO will be closed Thursday and Friday, Oct. 29-30. All classes and activities are cancelled. Offices are closed.


UCO requires all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a mask on campus when around others, both indoors and outdoors, and practice physical distancing of at least six feet when possible. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms, has been directly exposed to COVID-19 or has tested positive, fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.

General Information

Hours of Operation | Membership | Parking | Policies | Staff  

Hours of Operation

All Department of Wellness and Sport facilities will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spring Break, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, and Winter Break. 

Wellness Center


Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday- 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Sunday- 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Wellness Center will close from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m Monday -Saturday for deep cleaning. 

 COVID-19 Guidelines and Expectations

  • Patrons will be required to wear masks when interacting with others in an environment that does not accommodate social distancing.
  •  No guests will be permitted. Facility use will only be for patrons until further notice.
  •  Everyone who enters the building will have their temperature taken and anyone with a registered temperature of 100.4 will not be permitted in the building.
  • Patrons must maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance from one another.
  • Please adhere to all signage posted for everyone’s safety.
  • Patrons must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Patrons must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Capacity will be limited in all areas of the Department of Wellness and Sport.
  • Locker rooms will be open, social distancing will be required.
  • Elevator will be limited to one person at a time.
  • Water fountains are for use ONLY to fill water bottles, no drinking directly from the fountain.
  • No organized sports will be permitted.
  • No basketball will be permitted at this time. 
  • Remember the 3 C’s to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Influenza and other illnesses:
    • COVER – cough (or sneeze) into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue that is immediately thrown away.
    • CLEAN – frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds.
    • CONTAIN – Stay home when you are sick until you have been free of fever.

Summer Semester- May 15 through July 31

Monday-Thursday: 5:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Outdoor Adventure Recreation

Open  by appointment only. Please call 405-974-2200 for reservations.   Hours of operation are adjusted weekly based on weather. 

Hours of Operation

Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thursday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Guidelines and Expectations

  • Open for paddle sports (kayak/stand up paddle boards) and mountain bikes only.
  • The ropes course, classroom, and bay will remain closed. 
  • Reservations are required.
  • Masks are  required.


Please call 405-974-2628 for information regarding CHK|Central.


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A Wellness Center membership includes access to two multi-purpose gym courts, weight room, indoor track, cardio equipment, group fitness classes, functional fitness area, climbing wall and one Polar Body Age assessment per year. Memberships are available for ages 16 and up. All types of memberships may be purchased online. 

Membership Form

Student Memberships

  • Students currently enrolled at the University of Central Oklahoma have an automatic membership through enrollment in one or more courses.
  • Students must have a valid Student ID to gain access to the Wellness Center.
  • Students that graduate or take a semester off may purchase a Community Membership. 

Faculty and Staff Memberships

  • UCO full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty and full-time and part-time staff have an automatic free membership to the UCO Wellness Center. 
  • UCO employees are encouraged to take advantage of the Employee Wellness-Physical Activity Policy, allowing for up to two hours of work time per week of physical activity.
  • Faculty and staff must have a valid UCO ID to gain access to the Wellness Center.

Paid Memberships-Community, Alumni, Seniors, Sponsored, and Summer

  • Payment options include; monthly automatic withdrawal, two six-month payments, or one annual payment.
  • All memberships will have an annual administrative fee of $50 to be paid at the time of renewal or sign up. The administrative fee includes an annual parking pass for the UCO Wellness Center parking lots only. 
  • All memberships are six-month contracts. 
  • Early cancellations fees may apply. 
  • Community, Alumni, and Senior members can sponsor up to two household members at a discounted rate.

Community Memberships

  • Individuals not affiliated with the UCO campus may purchase memberships at a monthly rate of $29.99.
  • Community members must use their Wellness Center issued ID to gain access to the Wellness Center. 

Alumni Memberships

  • Alumni of UCO may purchase memberships at a monthly rate of $25. 
  • Alumni members must use their Wellness Center issued ID to gain access to the Wellness Center. 
  • Confirmation of alumni status will be verified through Alumni Relations. 

Senior Membership

  • Seniors 55+ with a valid ID may purchase memberships at a monthly rate of $18.99.
  • Senior members must use their Wellness Center issued ID to gain access to the Wellness Center. 

 Sponsored Memberships

  • Community, Alumni, and Senior members of the UCO Wellness Center may sponsor up to two additional memberships per household at the monthly rate of $25. 
  • Sponsored members must use their Wellness Center issued ID to gain access to the Wellness Center. 

 Summer Memberships

  • Summer memberships are valid May 15-Aug. 15 for $115 and will include a Wellness Center parking pass. 
  • Summer members will be issued at temporary card to be used for the duration of the summer. 

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Students, Faculty, and Staff

Lots 46 and 47 around the UCO Wellness Center are multi-purpose parking lots. Any Student, Faculty, or Staff with a current parking permit may park in these lots to access the Wellness Center

Wellness Center Member

Members with a current Wellness Center parking permit may park anywhere in lots 46 and 47. There are several spots on the north side of the Wellness Center reserved specifically for members with Wellness Center parking passes. 


For those visiting the Wellness Center on business, there are two visitor parking spots directly in front of the Wellness Center. 

Paid Parking

There are two Pay to Park spots directly in front of the Wellness Center. 

OU Physicians Health and Wellness Clinic 

For visitors of the OU Physicians Health and Wellness Clinic, there are parking spots located on the north side of the UCO Wellness Center. 

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Fitness Area Guidelines and Dress Code

Camera Smart Phone Personal Entertainment Device Policy

Membership Revocation Policy

Unattended Child Policy

Locker Use Policy

Lost and Found Policy



Assistant Vice President, Wellness & Sport
Katrina Shaklee | 405-974-3150

Administrative Assistant
Matthew Jenkins | 405-974-3114

Fitness Manager, Personal Training Contact
Johnny Watley | 405-974-3155

Membership Assistant, Front Desk Contact
Loran Dunlap| 405-974-3135

Director, Sport & Recreation; Sport Club Contact
Jeff Boyland | 405-974-3139

Manager of Outdoor Recreation, Ropes Course Contact
Becka Johnson | 405-974-3143

Intramural Recreation Specialist
Brandon Bermea | 405-974-3145

Assistant Director, Event and Partnerships
Leigha Pemberton | 405-974-3160

Coordinator, Adaptive Sports & Events
Cassidhe Walker | 405-974-3411

Director, CHK|Central Boathouse
Georgia Fiering | 405-974-2628

Event Consultant, CHK|Central Boathouse
Mucio Macedo | 405-974-3151

Event Consultant, CHK|Central Boathouse
Charley Watley | 405-974-2873

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