dozens of individuals raising arms in a workout routine in a large room with adornments hanging from walls

Recreation at Robinson Center

Robinson Center at KU is home to the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences. Robinson Center includes extensive recreational facilities, academic classrooms and a variety of research facilities that serve the University in many capacities.

Recreation For KU Students

Students at KU are encouraged to use Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center as their primary recreation and fitness facility on the Lawrence campus. However, Robinson Center can also support student recreation needs in limited ways. For more information, please contact the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center.

David A. Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center west side view

Recreational Resources at KU

Two lacrosse players are chatting

Recreation for KU Faculty & Staff

• Current KU faculty and staff members are able to use the facilities at Robinson Center at no cost.

Dr. Ashley Herda and students lifting weights

KU Sports Skills & Physical Activity Camp (Lawrence)

The Sports Skills & Physical Activity Camp at KU is designed to provide children (grades 3-6) with the opportunity to develop sports skills and a good physical fitness level. Experiences will be provided in a group instructional environment with expert leadership and supervision.

Robinson Center Schedule of Operations & Safety Protocol

Open to Faculty & Staff

Robinson Center Schedule

9 am - 4pm
Summer 2024
7 am - 7 pm


Swimming pools

Pools are now under university control and not open at this time.

Weight rooms (102/103)

Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday


Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday


Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Weight room hours (rooms 102/103)

Monday & Wednesday

Fall/Spring Semesters
Open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Closed 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for class
Open 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Closed 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for class
Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

Fall/Spring Semesters
Open 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Closed 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for class
Open 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Fall/Spring Semesters
Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Weekends & Holidays


Important notice

Students are not permitted to use gyms or weight rooms at any time. Only the electronic doors on the west, east, and north side of the building will be open. Please be prepared to show your faculty or staff ID when asked.

*Robinson Center schedule of operations may vary by semester. Schedules may also vary in order to accommodate education, recreation, special programs, holidays and/or maintenance. 

Lockers Rentals & Renewals

Lockers are available to faculty and staff for $6.00 per semester or $12.00 per year (renewable in the fall semester). Contact Teresa Aldrich via email at or call 785-864-5552 for information related to locker rental and renewal.