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.
• Spouse/partner of current KU faculty and staff (no dependents): $50.00/year (renewable in the Fall) or $25.00/semester

Dr. Ashley Herda and students lifting weights

Robinson Center Schedule of Operations & Safety Protocol

11 am - 1 pm
Monday - Friday
4 pm - 7pm
Monday - Friday


Swimming pools


Weight rooms (102/103)

Open with maximum of 13 individuals allowed at any one time.




Open with maximum of 2 individual allowed at any one time.

Important notice

A mask or face covering is required at all times, in all areas, unless showering or swimming. Individuals are asked to practice social distancing and to sanitize equipment both before and after use.

*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. Robinson Center swimming pools will be closed during each home KU Men's Basketball games.

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.