Fitness Center Information - The University of Tulsa

Fitness Center Information

The Fulton and Susie Collins Fitness Center is a generous gift to the students of The University of Tulsa.

This facility is not available for varsity athletic practice or camps. Any fitness class offered may only take up partial space, not denying access or equipment to any University of Tulsa students. Students will not be denied access due to use by outside groups.

Hours of Operation

Fall & Spring Semester Hours:

Monday-Thursday     6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday                         6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday                    10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday                      12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday      Noon – 8:00 PM

Please note: The facility hours may differ during holidays and breaks. Please check our main page for announcements of closing or reduced hours. 

Facility Access

  • Students: All full-time students may use the Collins Fitness Center for free by presenting their valid University of Tulsa ID.
  • Full-time Faculty/Staff and Retirees: Are eligible for a free membership. <CLICK HERE> to apply for your membership. Memberships must be renewed yearly in August.
  • Student Spouses, Faculty/Staff Spouses, Retiree Spouses and affiliates of the university: (Part-time employees, Adjuncts, Visiting Professors, and so forth): May purchase a yearly membership for $180/year or semester membership for $60/semester by completing this membership form <CLICK HERE>.
  • Alumni: Are eligible to purchase a membership for the first semester after graduating for $60. After that first semester, a semester membership is $120 per semester or $360 per year. Please use this link to apply for a membership <CLICK HERE>.
  • Guests: Each member may bring two guests for a fee of $5 each. Guests must present a photo ID, be 18 years old or older and sign a waiver.
  • Community: Community members may purchase a membership to the racquetball courts only. Please visit our Racquetball Courts page or <CLICK HERE> for more information. The Collins Fitness Center is not available to the general community.
  • Children: The Collins Fitness Center and Racquetball Courts are not open to those under the age of 18 (except for TU students).
  • Visitors: Those who would like a tour of our facility are welcome to ask at the front desk or join one of the tours given through the admittance office.
  • Spectators: Each member may bring up to two spectators to an indoor event for a $5 fee/each, if safe space is available. A spectator under the age of 18 is allowed but must stay with an adult spectator or sponsoring member at all times. Spectators are not allowed to use the equipment in the facility and must sign a waiver form upon entry.


  • General Policies

    Use of the Collins Fitness Center by members and guests is encouraged in a fun and safe manner. The following are provided for patron use:

    • Exercise equipment
    • Free weights
    • Indoor track
    • Fitness classes
    • Intramural sports
    • Three basketball courts (2 courts can be used for badminton, volleyball, pickleball)
    • Ping Pong tables
    • Equipment checkout (check at front desk)
    • Free towel service (check at front desk)
    • Locker rental (fee)
    • Rental space (contact Asst. Dir. of Facilities)

    To ensure the safety of members and guests, as well as protect the facility and equipment, the following list of policies applies to all activity spaces. Specific activity spaces may have additional policies.

    The following are strictly prohibited:

    • Smoking or use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs in any form is prohibited.
    • Food is not permitted beyond the ID checkpoint.
    • All beverages must be in re-sealable containers. Glass bottles and breakable containers are not permitted anywhere within the facility.
    • Pets (excluding service animals).
    • Bikes, hoverboards and skates of any kind. There is an outdoor bike rack to the west of our main entrance.
    • Obscene, derogatory, or hostile actions (verbal or non-verbal).
    • Inappropriate public displays of affections.
    • Spitting is not permitted in the facility including water fountains.
    • Headphones must be used with all personal listening devices.
    • No photography or videography allowed.
    • Baseballs, footballs, and/or softballs are not allowed inside the facility.
    • Hanging on basketball goals and rims.
    • Personal belongings, backpacks, and/or bags unsecured in activity areas.
    • Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Clothing and Shoes

    All members and guests must be wearing appropriate attire to utilize space as listed below:

    • Shirts
      • Upper body clothing should fully cover the chest and torso.
    • Bottoms
      • Non-athletic type pants such as jeans, khakis, etc. with rivets or zippers are not permitted in the weight room area.
      • Shorts must cover the buttocks and groin when exercising or moving.
    • Footwear
      • Covered toe and closed-heel, non-marking, rubber-soled shoes are required in activity areas.
      • High-heels, cleats, spikes, boots, and sandals in activity areas are not permitted.
    • Jewelry
      • Jewelry that presents a hazard to the user or to the facility equipment may not be worn.
  • Locker Use

    70 personal lockers are available in each locker room for rent on a semester ($15) or yearly ($45) basis. Locker rental is available through the office M-F 8:00am-5:00pm.

    Yearly rentals run from the first day of fall semester classes until the Friday before the next fall semester starts. Semester rentals begin on the first day of the semester and end the Friday before the following semester begins.

    Lockers must be cleaned out before the end of the rental period.

    Please Note:

    • Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or unattended items.
    • Campus Recreation staff may not hold personal items for patrons.
    • Leaving personal belongings in activity areas is prohibited.
    • Wooden cubbies are available for day use across from the basketball courts for non-valuable items.

    Payments for locker rental can be made by cash or check at the front desk, by credit card during office hours or through the Marketplace <CLICK HERE>

  • Facility Use

    The Collins Fitness Center is available to be used by students, active members and approved guests, for drop-in and open recreation use on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    • Campus Recreation strives to ensure that no single activity, special event, and/or sport dominates the use of the fitness center.
    • Courts 1 & 2 are set-up for basketball during informal recreation time.
    • Court 3 can be used for badminton, volleyball, pickleball, speedminton or table tennis by request at the front desk.
    • Kicking other members off the court is prohibited.
    • The Multi-Purpose Room is available for informal recreation if there is no scheduled program.
    • The Racquetball and Wallyball courts in Mabee Gymnasium are set-up to be used for those sports in which the area was designed. The courts are available for open recreation if there is no scheduled program or rental.
    • Exclusive use is only permitted with the advanced rental or reservation of facility space.
  • Equipment Checkout

    Sports equipment can be checked out at the front desk when a member trades their ID card for the equipment of their choice. Only one item can be checked out per patron. Guests are not eligible to check out equipment.

    Checked out equipment must be returned to the front desk by the end of the day.

    A member may be charged if equipment is damaged or not returned by the end of the day.

    Items available for checkout include:

    • Basketballs (indoor use only)
    • Volleyballs
    • Soccer Balls
    • Footballs
    • Tennis racquets and tennis balls
    • Badminton racquets and shuttle cocks
    • Pickleball sets
    • Table tennis paddles and balls
    • Volleyball nets (outdoor use)
    • Kan Jam
    • Ladderball
    • Horseshoes

    The following indoor nets and tables are available for set up (inquire at front desk)

    • Volleyball
    • Badminton
    • Pickleball
    • Speedminton
    • Table tennis
  • Free Weight Area


    • The following is strictly prohibited:
      • Chalk
      • Jump ropes
      • Dropping free weights and bars to the floor
      • Hitting weight plates or dumbbells together
      • Use of free-weights on the track or near the cardio equipment
      • Propping weights up against the mirrors
      • Unloading a barbell via “dumping” which is lifting the unweighted side of the bar up to allow the weight plates to fall to the floor
      • Performing any T-bar exercises without using proper machine or accessories.
    • During peak usage times, Campus Recreation staff reserve the right to ask participants to move or refrain from using small apparatus equipment for safety reasons.
    • Please allow others to use weights, benches, and equipment in between sets.
    • The use of a weight belt and spotter for heavy lifting is recommended.
      • The use of a spotter is recommended for all overhead lifts using free weights.
      • Fitness Attendants are available to assist participants needing a spotter.
    • Equipment must be utilized in the manner for which it was intended.
      • Standing on benches or equipment frames are not allowed.
    • All equipment must remain in its designated area and be returned to its proper location after use.
      • Re-rack dumbbells and plates after use.
    • Patrons must use designated cleaning products (spray bottles and brown towels) to clean the equipment after each use.
  • Cardiovascular Area


    • During peak hours, please limit the use of cardiovascular equipment to 30 minutes.
    • Moving equipment for any reason is prohibited.
    • The use of free-weights on the track and near the cardio equipment is prohibited.
    • Patrons must use designated cleaning products (spray bottles and brown towels) to clean the equipment after each use.
    • Equipment must be utilized in the manner for which it was intended.
  • Indoor Track


    • Stretching and mat-work are allowed in designated areas only.
    • Slower traffic should keep to the inside lanes; faster traffic should keep to the outside lanes
    • Traffic should proceed in the designated direction as indicated by the sign.
    • Patrons should not walk or run more than two abreast.
  • Multi-Purpose Room


    The following is strictly prohibited:

      • placing equipment against the mirrors
      • movement or use of the audio equipment or fitness equipment located in the room
      • activities that can cause damage to the floors
      • tumbling and other gymnastic movements
      • pulling of the partitions
      • bare feet with the exception of a Campus Recreation Class or approved rental


  • Lost and Found
    • Any found items should be turned into the front desk.
    • Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items..
    • Staff members are not permitted to hold valuables.
    • Found items are turned over to Campus Police each night.
    • Inquiries regarding lost items should be made to Campus Police 918-631-5555.
  • Advertising
    • All advertising materials such as fliers and banners must be approved by the Office of Campus Recreation prior to posting.
    • Advertising materials will be confined to designated bulletin boards. No fliers on the glass, windows or doors are allowed.
  • COVID Restrictions

    There are currently no COVID restrictions at this time. We recommend you use common sense and safe measures when using the facility.

    Masks are available at the front desk for patron use.

    Please do not come to the fitness center if you are not feeling well.

  • Cleaning and Safety Protocols

    To make the facilities as safe as possible, Campus Recreation will:

    • Clean all high traffic touch area frequently.
    • Provide access to cleaning materials for individual equipment cleaning.
    • Provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility.
    • Monitor staff health.
    • Limit the number of people allowed in designated areas.
    • Promote social distancing of at least 6’.

    Patrons are expected to:

    • Clean equipment before and after every use.
    • Practice good hygiene and not enter facility when sick.
    • Maintain at least a 6’ social distance.

    We ask that all patrons take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of the entire TU community.

    • Keep a safe distance of at least 6’ apart, we encourage 10’ or more when exercising.
    • Practice good hygiene: Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently, avoid touching face, cover mouth when coughing/sneezing (use elbow, not hand).
    • Clean all equipment before and after use.
    • Bring your own water bottle, towel, and personal equipment.