Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Family Hours

Recreational Sports strives to provide a family friendly environment. Anyone holding an annual or semester membership can bring immediate family members (spouse/partner and children under 18) who have been declared on their membership application for no additional charge during family hours (limited to one spouse/partner and dependents). Students paying the dedicated fee can add spouse/partner and dependents under 18 to their membership by stopping by the RPAC Welcome Center. 

Documentation may be requested to confirm dependency - examples include: joint bank account; both names on lease/mortgage; joint utility bill; affidavit of partnership; marriage license.  Family members must remain with the sponsoring member at all times while using Rec Sports facilities.

Save time and register your family members online through our membership portal at recregister.osu.edu. Current members may log in and update their dependents by clicking on their profile in the upper right corner. On the first page at the bottom click add dependent. Spouses/Partners and up to four children under 18 can be added at no charge for family hours access. To add additional children you must visit the RPAC Welcome Center. If you do not add your dependents online you will need to do so at your next visit to the facilities. 

Families will have access to the following spaces during the days and times indicated below:

Summer 2017

May 1, 2017- August 19, 2017

RPAC
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

RPAC Aquatic Center
Friday:  5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday:  Noon – 5 p.m. 

ARC
Saturday: 8 a.m. - Noon
Sunday: 8 a.m. - Noon

OAC
Saturday: 2 – 6 p.m.
Sunday:  2 – 6 p.m.

Autumn 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – Sunday, December 10, 2017

RPAC
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

RPAC Aquatic Center
Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

ARC
Saturday: 8 a.m. – Noon
Sunday: 8 a.m. – Noon

OAC
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

JOWTC -as of October 16, 2017
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m

Autumn Semester Finals and December Break

Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Saturday, January 6, 2018
Please note facility hours may change during holidays and breaks. See each individual facility page for break hours and family hours. 

***Documentation may be requested to confirm dependency - examples include: joint bank account; both names on lease/mortgage; joint utility bill; affidavit of partnership; marriage license.

 

Additional family hours will be held on university holidays and academic break weeks.

***Days and hours may vary between facilities. Learn more about family programs.

Other Family Friendly Rec Sports Activities 
  • Fred Beekman Park - walking track, softball fields (may be reserved at times), playground
  • Disc Golf Course - Discs can be checked out at Jesse Owens West Tennis Center and Fred Beekman Park Shelter
  • Tennis Courts - racquets and junior racquets can be checked out with a membership card/BuckID at the Women's Field house or the RPAC Sport Shop. Balls available for purchase.
  • Lincoln Tower Park Turf/Fields - play kickball, soccer or football
  • RPAC - racquetball, basketball, volleyball and game room. Racquets, basketballs, volleyballs, and game equipement can be checked out with a membership card/BuckID at  RPAC Sport Shop. Raquetballs and table tennis balls available for purchase.
  • ARC/OAC - turf fields, basketball/volleyball and climbing center
Access to Fitness Equipment during Family Hours

Young adults 14 years or older can use the fitness centers and equipment on their own. If under 18, they are strongly encouraged to complete an equipment orientation session prior to using the fitness equipment. Youths 14 years and older can sign up for fitness orientation classes at the RPAC Welcome Center. Members under the age of 14 are not allowed to use the fitness equipment. 

*All hours and facilities are subject to change. Additional hours may be available during breaks and summer