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JCU Recreation is in the process of implementing a new facility management software that will affect our card swiping system temporarily. Beginning Tuesday, September 6, all students and faculty/staff are required to download and use the "Digital ID" app on their phones to access the RecPlex. This is the same app used for check-in at events on campus that use Carroll Connect. All alumni members and their add-ons may continue using their JCU Recreation membership card. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email recreation@jcu.edu.
 

We highly encourage you to still bring your Carroll Card, and they are still required for equipment checkout and to play intramural sports.
 

Follow These Steps:

  1. Download the app ("DigitalID") from the App Store (iOS and Android)
  2. Once downloaded, click on the "DigitalID" app icon to open the app
  3. Enter your JCU email address
  4. Check your JCU email to retrieve a verification pin, and enter it into the designated space.
  5. Once your pin is entered, a personalized QR code with your digital ID will appear. This is what you use to enter the RecPlex.

Modified Hours | December 2022:

  • December 2: Open swim from 11am-1pm and 5:30-7:30pm
  • December 7: Open swim from 11am-1pm and 5:30-7:30pm
  • December 10-11: No open swim
  • December 12-16: Exam week hours TBD
  • December 17-22: Christmas Break hours TBD
  • December 23-January 2: All facilities closed for Christmas Break

Fall 2022 RecPlex Hours:

Corbo Fitness Center:

  • Monday-Thursday: 6am-11pm
  • Friday: 6am-8pm
  • Saturday: 9am-8pm
  • Sunday: 9am-11pm

IM Gym/Track, Fitness Studio, & Racquetball:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-11pm
  • Friday: 10am-8pm
  • Saturday: 9am-8pm
  • Sunday: 9am-11pm

Johnson Natatorium (Open Swim):

  • Monday-Wednesday: 11am-1pm and 7:30-9:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Friday: 11am-1pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Noon-2pm
  • *Pool hours may vary based on JCU Swim & Dive practices and meets

Short Family Tennis Complex:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-10:30pm
  • Friday: 10am-7:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am-7:30pm
  • Sunday: 9am-10:30pm
  • *All users must check in at the Recreation Desk before using

Future Modified Hours & Closures

We will have modified hours or closures on the following dates later this year:

  • December 12-16: Exam Week
  • December 17-January 16: Christmas Break

JCU Recreation offers memberships to eligible individuals only. All memberships must be purchased in-person at the Recreation Desk during operating hours. Cash and check are the only acceptable forms of payment at this time.

Membership Eligibility
In order to use JCU Recreation facilities, programs, and services, individuals must fall into an individual membership category or add-on membership category.

Individual Memberships
The person with a direct relationship with John Carroll University (i.e. Student, Faculty/Staff, Retiree, and Alumni).

Add-On Memberships
Those who are either sponsored by or considered part of the immediate family of a current JCU Recreation member. Add-On Memberships are only purchased in addition to Individual Memberships.


Individual Memberships

Faculty/Staff & Retiree Memberships
All current faculty/staff and retirees with an active Carroll Card are permitted to use JCU Recreation facilities, programs, and services at no additional charge. Membership is included in their employment benefits package.

Undergraduate Student Memberships
All currently enrolled undergraduate students with an active Carroll Card are permitted to use JCU Recreation facilities, programs, and services at no additional charge. Membership is included in their student activity fees.

Graduate Student Memberships
Individual Memberships are available for purchase by currently enrolled graduate students at the rates listed below.

Rates:

  • Annual Membership: $250 ($150 for Graduate Assistants)
  • Semester Membership: $125 ($75 for Graduate Assistants)
  • Summer Membership: $100 ($50 for Graduate Assistants)

Dates:

  • Annual: 365 days from date of purchase
  • Summer 2022: May 16-August 28
  • Fall 2022: August 29-January 16
  • Spring 2023: January 17-May 14
  • Summer 2023: May 15-August 27

Alumni Memberships
Individual Memberships are available for purchase by JCU alumni at the rates listed below. They must have obtained a degree from JCU, and status will be verified after the purchase, so documentation is not needed at the time of sale.

Rates:

  • Annual Membership: $350
  • Semester Membership: $175
  • Summer Membership: $100 - Prorated to $50 from July 11-August 28

Dates:

  • Annual: 365 days from date of purchase
  • Summer 2022: May 16-August 28
  • Fall 2022: August 29-January 16
  • Spring 2023: January 17-May 14
  • Summer 2023: May 15-August 27


Add-On Memberships

Add-On Membership | Single Family Member
Individual Members may add one (1) legal spouse or natural or adopted child/stepchild 25 years old and younger. All children must be listed as a dependent on the member's tax return. They must first apply in-person with their currently-affiliated family member present. Only children who are 16 years old or older at time of purchase will receive a membership card.

Rates (annual; semester; summer):

  • Alumni: $100; $50; $25
  • Student: $100; $50; $25
  • Faculty/Staff/Retiree: No charge

Add-On Membership | Family
Individual Members may add their legal spouse and/or any natural or adopted children/stepchildren 25 years old and younger. All children must be listed as a dependent on the member's tax return. They must first apply in-person with their currently-affiliated family member, and everyone being added must be present. Only children who are 16 years old or older at time of purchase will receive a membership card.

Rates (annual; semester; summer):

  • Alumni: $150; $75; $50
  • Student: $150; $75; $50
  • Faculty/Staff/Retiree: No charge

Add-On Membership | Plus-One
Individual Members may add one (1) person of their choosing as their "plus-one". This person does not need to be affiliated with JCU beyond the person sponsoring them. The Individual Member must be present at the time of purchase, and the "plus-one" must present a photo ID. Plus-one members may not sponsor additional members.

Rates (annual; semester; summer):

  • Alumni: $450; $225; $100
  • Student: $450; $225; $100
  • Faculty/Staff/Retiree: $450; $225; $100
  • Summer memberships are 50% off from July 11-August 28


Other Memberships

Community & College/University Memberships
Individual Memberships are available during summer and winter breaks for any University Heights or Shaker Heights residents as well as any students currently enrolled at a college or university. Must be at least 16 years old, and a photo ID and/or university ID are required to verify eligibility. Summer 2022 memberships cost $100 for May 23-August 28 and are prorated to $50 from July 11-August 28.

Guest Passes
For $8 per guest, each JCU Recreation member with a membership card may sponsor up to two (2) guests per visit. Additionally, any membership-eligible individual may purchase a guest pass for a single visit. All guests must show a valid ID to use the facilities. Add-On Members may not sponsor guests.

Facilities:
The JCU Recreation Complex is located in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center, and facilities include:

  • Corbo Fitness Center
  • Fitness Studio
  • Intramural Gymnasium
  • Johnson Natatorium
  • Racquetball Court
  • Indoor Suspended Track
  • Short Family Tennis Complex
     

Faculty/Staff Locker Rooms:
JCU Recreation offers long-term locker reservations for all current faculty/staff and faculty/staff retirees. To request a locker, please complete our Locker Request Form. Once received, a JCU Recreation staff member will contact you with your locker assignment and start date.

Locker rooms are located near the Corbo Fitness Center. Reserving a long-term locker guarantees ongoing and overnight use until the faculty/staff member no longer wishes to have a locker. Day-use lockers are available for those who do not wish to have a long-term locker. JCU Recreation does not provide padlocks, so patrons are asked to supply their own.


Equipment available for checkout:

  • Basketballs
  • Cornhole boards
  • Footballs
  • Frisbees
  • Kam-Jam
  • Racquetballs and rackets
  • Soccer balls
  • Tennis balls and rackets
  • Volleyballs
  • Walleyballs


Group Facility Reservations:
Most facilities are available for group reservations pending review and approval. Reservations are free of charge to internal groups affiliated with JCU, and external groups may reserve facilities for a pre-determined cost. All reservations are subject to charges for additional labor or extended facility hours. To request use of any JCU Recreation space, please complete the Facility Reservation Request Form. For more information, please email recreation@jcu.edu.

The following is a list of student employment positions with JCU Recreation. All interested students are required to apply for positions online using the university's employment website, Handshake. Current open positions, job descriptions, and application requirements can be found there and will be updated when more positions become available.
 

Student Employment Opportunities:
JCU Recreation is one of the largest on-campus employers with over 140 student employees overseeing day-to-day operations, programs, and services. Students play an important role by providing a safe, inclusive, and fun atmosphere for our patrons, and employment will provide you with valuable skills, opportunities, and friendships. Our entry-level opportunities include:

  • Facility Operations Attendant
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Intramural Sports Official & Scorekeeper
  • Lifeguard
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Personal Trainer


Employment Interest Form:
Interested in working for JCU Recreation but the position you seek is not currently available on Handshake? Complete our Employment Interest Form, and we will contact you when positions become available in your area of interest.

Who is eligible to access the RecPlex?
All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, current faculty/staff, retirees, and any individuals with a current membership. Membership is required to access all facilities and can be purchased at the Recreation Desk during its normal hours of operation.


What if I forget my university ID or Department of Recreation membership card?
All members must present a valid university ID or membership card or pay the $8 guest fee.


What if I want to try the RecPlex before purchasing a membership?
Any membership-eligible individual who does not have a current membership may pay the $8 guest fee to access the facility.


If I attended John Carroll University but didn’t graduate, am I eligible for an Alumni Membership?
To be eligible for an Alumni Membership, you must have graduated from John Carroll University.


Can I drop off my children to use the facilities?
Members may purchase memberships for their children/dependents. All children under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times when using the RecPlex.

Address:
Department of Recreation
1 John Carroll Blvd.
RecPlex 151
University Heights, OH 44118


Phone:
Recreation Desk: 216-397-1610
Recreation Office: 216-397-3092


Director of Recreation:
Matt Clark
cclark@jcu.edu


Graduate Assistant, Facility Operations & Memberships:
Sophie Dahn
sdahn25@jcu.edu


Graduate Assistant, Recreational Programs:
Kaitlyn Novicky
knovicky21@jcu.edu