Campus Recreation

Spencer Student Recreation Center

Whether you want to lift weights, go for a run, take a dip in the pool, or socialize with friends, we have something for everyone.

All enrolled, fee-paying students at Western Illinois University are members of the Spencer Student Recreation Center at no additional costs.

Spencer Student Recreation Center Hours

Recreation schedules may be altered due to weather, Intramural Sports, University holidays, Rec events, or as participation warrants.

Drone use is prohibited in the Spencer Student Recreation Center.

Mezzanine Level, Front Desk and Oasis
  • The Front Desk serves as the main entry to the Spencer Student Recreation Center where students and members must show their WIU ID's for admittance.
  • The Front Desk has a variety of equipment, food, and drink for sale.
  • Reservations for racquetball and wallyball courts are taken at the Front Desk, (309) 298-2797.
  • Memberships, $7 guest passes, and $40 10-visit punch cards are also sold at the Front Desk.
  • All sales are cash, check (credit/debit cards are not accepted)
  • Open during building hours, this area is designated for relaxation and socialization purposes. Food and beverage are permitted.
  • A variety of sport drinks, snacks, and soft drinks may be purchased at the Front Desk.

Lost & Found

  • Lost & Found is located at the Front Desk.

Colgate and Keeney Conference Rooms

  • The Colgate and Keeney Rooms are available to host student organization meetings.
  • Each room seats approximately 30 people.
  • Requests for these rooms may be made by filling out a Campus Recreation Facility Request Form which can be found at Campus Scheduling and must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the requested time
  • The organization will be notified via email regarding the availability of the room requested.

Campus Recreation Office

  • The Campus Recreation Office staff works directly with intramural sports, fitness programs, aquatics, special events, scheduling, and marketing.
  • Information about events/programs, indoor and outdoor facility reservations, student employment, and much more is available from this office.
  • The Campus Recreation office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM and is closed on the weekends.
  • Campus Recreation office contact number is (309) 298-1228.

Track Level

Walking/Jogging Track

  • An elevated indoor track surrounds the gymnasium and the multi-activity courts (MAC) providing indoor comfort for walkers and joggers.
  • Inside lane - 8.46 laps (roughly 8 1/2 laps) = 1 mile
  • Middle lane - 8.23 laps (roughly 8 1/4 laps) = 1 mile
  • Outside lane - 7.99 laps (roughly 8 laps) = 1 mile

Boxing Room

  • This room has a 100# heavy bag and a speed bag.
  • Hand wraps must be used at all times.
  • Speed bag and hand wraps are available to check out at the Equipment Room.

Cardio Plaza

  • This area features state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment that includes: stair steppers, stationary bikes, rowing machines, arc trainers, ellipticals, and treadmills.

Racquetball Courts (through the Court Room door on track level)

  • Four courts may be reserved for racquetball or wallyball.
  • One-hour reservations (on the hour) may be made by contacting the Front Desk at (309) 298-2797.

Aquatics Center (located west of the Court Room)

  • A 25-yard, 6-lane pool provides opportunities for lap swimming, water aerobics, water basketball, open swim, and family swim.
  • The center also includes an 8-person hot tub and a sauna. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to use the hot tub or sauna—no exceptions!

Arena Level

Multi Activity Courts (MAC)

  • Three multipurpose courts are available for open recreation, intramural competition, sport club events, and special event activities.
  • The MAC can be used for basketball, volleyball, roller hockey, and indoor soccer. Please note that certain sports can only be played on specific courts.
  • Court 1 is designated for volleyball use every day unless a special event is being held.

Equipment Room

  • A variety of sports equipment including volleyballs, basketballs, softball bats and balls, tennis/badminton racquets, racquetball racquets, disc golf discs, and other equipment is available for checkout.
  • Locks for lockers and hand and shower towels are available for daily use, at no charge, and may be checked out from the Equipment Room.

Fitness Studios

  • The Fitness Studios offer a pitch-control stereo system, mirrored walls, a wooden floor, and various fitness equipment including steps, slides, exercise bands, cycles, yoga mats, and hand weights.
  • The Fitness Studios can be divided to accommodate limited practice and performance sessions for a variety of student organizations. However, there is limited availability for scheduling by organizations.
  • Group Fitness and Sport Clubs have priority over all scheduling.
  • No wrestling, sparring, or spitting is permitted.

Olympic Strength/Weight Room

  • The weight training area provides circuit training equipment featuring state-of-the-art Cybex machines and a full line of free weights.
  • Five-toed shoes (i.e., Vibram shoes) are allowed in the weight room.

Facilities Quick Info

Contact Info

Campus Recreation
Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, 200A
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Office: (309) 298-1228
Front Desk: (309) 298-2797
Fax Number: (309) 298-3224