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COVID-19 Updates - All Facilities Closed Indefinitely

In response to COVID-19, and the state of Ohio's mandate, all JCU Athletics and Recreation facilities are CLOSED until further notice. There is no projected reopening date at this time.

Additionally, all events, programs, reservations, and planned gatherings are cancelled through and including at least May 15, 2020. This includes intramural sports, club sports, group fitness, personal training, swim lessons, and special reservations. Should you have any questions or inquiries during this time, please contact

2019-2020 Academic Year Hours

The hours listed below are our normal operating hours during the academic year. All upcoming modified hours are listed above, and future modified hours are listed below.

Corbo Fitness Center:

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:00 AM - midnight
  • Friday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - midnight

Intramural Gym/Track, Fitness Studio, & Racquetball Courts:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 AM - midnight
  • Friday-Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Johnson Natatorium:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: Noon - 4:00 PM

Future Modified Hours & Closures

We will have modified hours on the following dates that will be outlined above.

  • Easter Break | April 8-13
  • Summer Break | May 8 - August 30
  • Memorial Day | May 25

Membership Eligibility
In order to use JCU Department of Recreation facilities, programs, and services, individuals must fall into one of the membership-eligible groups listed below.

Students, Faculty, & Staff
All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, as well as current faculty and staff, are permitted to use Department of Recreation facilities, programs, and services at no charge. Their spouses and/or natural or adopted children and stepchildren 25 years old and younger are also eligible for a membership at no charge but must first apply in-person at the Recreation Desk with their currently-affiliated family member present.

Alumni Memberships
Memberships are available for purchase by JCU alumni at the rates listed below. They may be purchased in-person at the Recreation Desk. All family memberships include spouse and/or natural or adopted children and stepchildren 25 years old and younger at the time of purchase. Spouses and children 16 years old and over will get their own cards if a family membership is purchased. Children and dependents under age 16 must be accompanied by parents at all times.

Graduated 5 years ago or less:

  • Individual (12 month): $250
  • Individual (6 month): $125
  • Family (12 month): $400
  • Family (6 month): $200

Graduated more than 5 years ago:

  • Individual (12 month): $300
  • Individual (6 month): $150
  • Family (12 month): $450
  • Family (6 month): $225

Guest Passes
For $8 per guest, each JCU Department of Recreation member 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 valid identification to use the facilities.

Community & College Memberships
During specific times of the year, residents of University Heights and Shaker Heights, as well as any students currently enrolled at a college or university, are eligible to purchase short-term memberships. Please contact for more information and specific dates memberships are available.

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

  • Corbo Fitness Center
  • Intramural Gymnasium
  • Johnson Natatorium
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Indoor Jogging Track
  • Fitness Studio

Equipment available for checkout at the Recreation Desk includes:

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

All facilities are available for reservation 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. For more information or to reserve facility space, please contact Matt Clark, Director of Recreation (

The following is a list of student employment positions within the JCU Department of 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
The Department of Recreation is one of the largest on-campus employers at JCU 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 Department of 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 and staff, 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.

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

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

Director of Recreation:
Matt Clark

Director of Aquatics:
Mark Fino