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
Spencer Student Recreation Center Hours

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

NOTE: Drone use is prohibited in the Spencer Student Recreation Center.

Mezzanine Level

Front Desk and Oasis
Front Desk
  • 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, $5 guest passes, and $30 10-visit punch cards are also sold at the Front Desk.
  • All sales are cash, check, or Rocky dollars only (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

Conference Room
  • 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 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

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

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

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

Cardio Plaza
  • This area features state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment that includes: stair steppers, stationary bikes, rowing machines, arc trainers, ellipticals, and treadmills.
  • Daily sign-up sheets are provided for reserving cardio equipment during fall and spring semesters.

Racquetball Courts (through the Court Room door on Track Level)

Racquetball Courts
  • 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)

WIU Campus Recreation Aquatics Center
  • 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)

Multipurpose Gymnasium
  • Three multipurpose courts are available for open recreation, intramural competition, sport club events, and special event activities.
  • 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 3 is designated for VOLLEYBALL on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00PM until close during the academic year. This rule is subject to change due to outside rentals or special events.

Equipment Room

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

Fitness Studio
  • 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 Room

WIU Campus Recreation Olympic Strength Room
  • The strength room includes three racks with platforms, bars, and bumper weights.
  • Deadlifting is permitted.
  • Chalk is allowed and provided by Campus Recreation.

Weight Room

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