In following yesterday’s Executive Order from Governor Walz, all RCTC athletic and recreation facilities are closed effective March 17, 2020 until March 27, 2020. These facilities include the Bubble, the Rochester Regional Sports Center and all playing fields.  Questions may be directed to the Sports Center Director, Michael Sheggeby at 507.285.7565 or

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience during these unique times.




Student/Faculty/Staff Fitness Center Use Special Requirements:

  • To use the Fitness Center you must first log in using your campus network credentials and agree to an Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.

  • People who are allowed to use the fitness center are CURRENT RCTC students, staff and faculty.

    • There is no additional cost per semester for RCTC/WSU faculty, staff and students.

    • Fitness Center Passes for WSU students are now available in the Cashier's Office at no cost.

    • WSU Students Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.  Please Print and bring with you to the Fitness Center

  • You will also be required to present your RCTC picture ID along with your pass in the Fitness Center.

  • Family members are NOT allowed to use the fitness center. It is a liability risk and we do not have the insurance to cover it if someone gets hurt.

  • Friends of fitness center users or community members are NOT allowed in due to liability risks.

  • Cleaning solutions will be on the table inside the fitness center door and you will be required to clean all machines that you use. If you do not then you will not be allowed back in the Fitness Center.

  • Staff/Faculty need to have permission from class instructors in order to workout during their class time.

  • RCTC Staff/Faculty that would like to have a key for the faculty locker room need to contact Facilities.


Updated 1/24/2020


Monday:               8:00am-9:00am Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                           9:00am-1:00pm Open – Staff Coverage

                            1:00pm-2:30pm Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                            2:30pm-8:00pm Open – Staff Coverage


Tuesday:              8:00am-9:00am Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                            9:00am-9:50am Closed – Class (1/14/20 – 5/12/20)

                           9:50am-10:00am Open – Staff Coverage

                            10:00am-12:30pm Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                            12:30pm-8:00pm Open – Staff Coverage


Wednesday:          8:00am-9:00am Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                            9:00am-1:00pm Open – Staff Coverage

                             1:00pm-2:30pm Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                            2:30pm-8:00pm Open – Staff Coverage


Thursday:             8:00am-9:00am Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                            9:00am-9:50am Closed – Class (1/14/20 – 5/12/20)

                           9:50am-10:00am Open – Staff Coverage

                            10:00am-12:30pm Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                           12:30pm-8:00pm Open – Staff Coverage


Friday:                 8:00am-9:00am Closed – No Work Study Coverage

                           9:00am-8:00pm Open – Staff Coverage

                            5:00pm-8:00pm Closed – No Work Study Coverage (Feb.14th, 20202)


Saturday & Sunday:                             Closed 


Fitness Center hours are subject to change based on work study coverage.


Due to low number of study workers, hours are limited until these shifts are filled. If interested in position, first stop over at Financial Aid to check on work study award then contact


Fitness Center Code of Conduct Guidelines

Fitness Center use carries with it the responsibility of appropriate conduct. Violation of any rules or other behavior deemed by the Staff or Management to be detrimental to the safety of others may result in a suspension or loss of Fitness Center privileges.

  • For safety, security and utilization tracking, all participants must present their valid ID card at the Front Desk upon entering the Fitness Center.
  • Before using the Fitness Center, all participants must complete the Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.
  • The locker rooms are to be used to store clothes, bags, valuables etc. No bags or backpacks are permitted in the Fitness Center.  Lock them up in a locker and bring your own lock. The Fitness Center is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
  • Participants are expected to be courteous to each other and to Fitness Center staff. Courteous behavior includes, but is not limited to, appropriate language.
  • Appropriate exercise clothing and shoes are required for use of the facility. Shirts are to be worn at all times. Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to, sandals, flip-flops, jeans.  See Fitness Center Dress Code for appropriate attire.
  • Please be mindful of proper personal hygiene by showering regularly, wearing clean clothing and using deodorant.
  • Abuse of the equipment will not be tolerated. This includes dropping of dumbbells, weight plates and allowing weight stacks to fall in an uncontrolled manner. Collars should be used on bars at all times. Weight plates and dumbbells should be returned to proper rack when finished.
  • The use of cell phones is prohibited while utilizing any piece of exercise equipment including all cardio machines.
  • There are guidelines posted in specific areas of the fitness center for behavior, equipment and proper use of the area and equipment in that area.
  • Staff-led orientation sessions are available upon request, by appointment only.

The management reserves the right to amend and add to these conditions of rules as necessary.

As needed, the RCTC Security Department can and will be called to help enforce these guidelines.

Dress Code Guidelines

RCTC Fitness Center requires that all of our patrons adhere to a dress code guidelines for personal hygiene, health, and safety. The dress code guidelines is included in guidelines signs within the Fitness Center. It is important for patrons and Fitness Center staff to have guidelines that are uniformly enforceable.

The dress code is as follows:

  • Full-length shirt so no midriff, or back is exposed
  • Athletic pants/shorts
  • Athletic, non-marking shoes

The shirt policy rationale is as follows:

  • Shirts should cover full chest and back to prevent MRSA, ringworm, etc. from being passed from skin to pad/mat contact (even though you should clean your machines after use, unfortunately not everyone does).
  • Research and surveys indicate that people are reluctant to begin an exercise program if they are intimidated within the environment. RCTC Fitness Center operates under a philosophy of creating a comfortable environment for all its members.
  • Altered shirts contribute to excessive sweat and moisture which can damage equipment.
  • Modest dress prevents anyone from being offended by what others are wearing (or not wearing)

The athletic pants/shorts rationale is as follows:

  • Pants or shorts with belts, studs, rivets, or zippers can tear the vinyl on the equipment. Once the vinyl is torn, germs and bacteria can grow within the padding, posing a potential health risk to patrons. It is also costly to frequently replace torn pads and sleeves.
  • Jeans, cargo pants, or pants with belts, buckles and/or zippers that may result in damage to equipment upholstery are not permitted.Jeans often have studs or rivets as well as zippers which tear the vinyl. Jeans also do not allow the body to properly ventilate while exercising. Khakis are not permitted because they often have studs, rivets, or zippers as well.

The athletic, non-marking shoes policy rationale is as follows:

  • Shoes protect the feet from equipment that may be dropped accidentally.
  • Wearing athletic shoes prevents slipping.
  • Shoes contain injury and prevent contamination if a heavy object is dropped on the foot.
  • Backless shoes can easily slip off and shoes that do not cover the forefoot do not protect the entire foot from injury.


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