Facility Eligibility 

Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, & retirees

Notre Dame students, faculty and staff, and retirees may use their valid Notre Dame ID card to gain access to RecSports facilities: Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, Rockne Memorial, Rolfs Aquatic Center, and Saint Joseph Beach, as well as campus athletic spaces.

Notre Dame spouses of students, faculty, & staff

Spouses of Notre Dame Faculty and Staff are eligible to use RecSports facilities by presenting a Spouse ID card issued by the Department of Human Resources. For more information about obtaining this card, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (574) 631-5900.

Spouses of Notre Dame students are eligible to use RecSports facilities by presenting a Student Spouse ID card. Details on obtaining a Student Spouse Card my be found online at Graduate School.

Holy Cross & Saint Mary's College students

Holy Cross and Saint Mary's College students are welcome in our RecSports facilities under the following parameters:

Rolfs Sports Recreation Center

  1. To gain access to Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, the Holy Cross or Saint Mary's College student must present their student I.D. card and come in with a Notre Dame sponsor.
  2. A waiver form will be filled out on the first initial visit.
  3. The $3 guest fee will be waived.

Rockne Memorial

  1. To gain access to Rockne Memorial, the Holy Cross or Saint Mary's College student must present their student I.D. upon entry. No Notre Dame sponsor is required.
  2. A waiver form will be filled out on the first initial visit.
  3. No fee will be assessed.

Notre Dame alumni

Notre Dame alumni are not eligible to utilize RecSports facilities, with the exception of being a guest of a Notre Dame sponsor, or on Notre Dame home football game day weekends. During all home football game weekends (Friday through Sunday), Notre Dame alumni are eligible to utilize RecSports facilities (Rolfs Sports Recreation Center & Rockne Memorial) free of charge. Alumni will need to sign a waiver upon entering the facility.

On-call & temporary employees

On-call & temporary employees are not allowed access to RecSports facilities.

Families

Notre Dame and RecSports recognize the importance of family recreation. Family hours are provided so parents and children can recreate together. We ask that parents supervise their children during these hours. Children under 18 are not permitted to use fitness equipment located throughout the facilities. Child friendly equipment is available. Essentially, families only have use of the facilities during designated Family Hours.

As of January 1, 2000, all guests and minor children will be required to have a Waiver, Relase and Indemnification Agreement on file at Rolfs Sports Recreation Center. The waivers will be kept on file for one year (September 1 - August 30), so guests and minors will only need to sign one waiver each year.

The following is the procedure for administering the waivers:

  1. Each guest must completely fill out the waiver and return it to the Rolfs Sports Recreation Center front desk Supervisor on duty. Minors must have their parents complete the form. Only parents or legal guardians are allowed to sign the forms.
  2. All completed forms will then be filed for one year at Rolfs Sports Recreation Center and added to our Guest & Minor database.
  3. When a guest or minor returns to the facility, they will not need to complete another waiver if their name appears on the list, or the original waiver is on file. If the guest or minor claims they have already filled one out, but no record is found, they must then fill out another waiver to be allowed to use the facility.

Adult dependents

Employees, students or their spouses may request a RecSports Adult Dependent Card for adult children 18 years of age or older that are legal dependents. Children may not request cards on their own. Employees (or their spouse) must bring a valid Notre Dame ID and proof of dependency, e.g. a tax return or insurance card of their adult child, as well as proof of the child’s age. The dependent card allows adult children to use the facilities without a parent's supervision. However, adult dependents are required to pay the $3 fee for access to the Rockne Memorial and/or Rolfs Sports Recreation Center. Cards are available in the RecSports office located in the Rolfs Sports Recreation Center during office hours. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon, and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Note: RecSports adult dependent cards expire on September 1 of each year. New cards may be requested beginning August 15 using the process outlined above.

Guests

Guests, such as families of students and visiting faculty, among others, are welcome to RecSports facilities. Some guests may be required to pay a $3 guest fee upon each visit. Guest fees are good all day and reciprocal between RecSports facilities: Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, Rockne Memorial, Rolfs Aquatic Center, and St. Joseph Beach.

Parents and siblings of current Notre Dame students may be RecSports guest and visit our facilities free of charge. They will, however still have to sign our Guest Waiver and sign in with their sponsor.

All guests and minor children will be required to have a Waiver, Release and Indemnification Agreement on file at Rolfs Sports Recreation Center. The waivers will be kept on file for one year (September 1 - August 30), so guests and minors will only need to sign one waiver each year.

The following is the procedure for administering the waivers:

  1. Each guest must completely fill out the waiver and return it to the RSRC Front Desk Supervisor on duty. Minors must have their parents complete the form. Only parents or legal guardians are allowed to sign the forms.
  2. All completed forms will then be filed for one year at Rolfs Sports Recreation Center and added to our Guest & Minor database.
  3. When a guest or minor returns to the facility, they will not need to complete another waiver if their name appears on the list, or the original waiver is on file. If the guest or minor claims they have already filled one out, but no record is found, they must then fill out another waiver to be allowed to use the facility.