The Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center opened March 19, 1997 after a number of years determining the needs of the University of Houston-Downtown community. The Department of Sports & Fitness was created to offer physical fitness and recreation opportunities to enhance the UHD student's collegiate experience.
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30,000 square feet.
Two gymnasiums, equipped for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
One multipurpose studio.
A fitness center with state of the art weight equipment and cardiovascular units.
Lockers and showers.
Personal Training office.
Sports & Fitness has a number of lockers available in the men’s and women’s locker rooms located on the first floor of the Student Life Center. Some lockers are set aside for temporary use and the rest are available to rent by the semester.
The temporary lockers are available for use by members while they are working out in the Student Life Center. Users must provide their own lock. The locker must be emptied of all belongings including the lock after finishing working out in the facility. Most of the temporary lockers are half-lockers measuring 30 inches high x 11 ½ inches wide by 14 ½ inches deep. There are a limited number of temporary lockers which are full size measuring 5 feet high x 11 ½ inches wide by 14 ½ inches deep. The full size lockers are set aside for users who have suits, dresses or a large amount of belongings that would otherwise not fit in a half-locker.
Lockers are also available for UHD students, employees, and other members to rent on a semester basis. Lockers are rented in the Sports & Fitness office located on the third floor of the Student Life Center. Payment must be made at the time of rental and may be made by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover Card. Users must provide their own lock. All of the rental lockers are half-lockers measuring 30 inches high x 11 ½ inches wide by 14 ½ inches deep. Lockers must be emptied at the end of each semester unless renewed. The university is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items.
All available lockers are usually rented out within the first two weeks of each semester, so hurry because lockers go fast!
Semester rates and dates are as follows:
Fall (August-December) $15
Spring (January-May) $15
Summer (June-July) $ 6
Taking a shower after working out and you forgot your towel? Need a lock for your locker?
Sports & Fitness has these and other items for sale for your convenience while working out in the Student Life Center. Sale items may be purchased in the Sports & Fitness office located on the third floor of the Student Life Center. Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover Card.
|Socks||$1.00 each pair|
|Athletic tape||$2.00 each|
|Towel (work out size)||$3.00 each|
|Towel (bath size)||$4.00 each|
|Lock (combination)||$4.00 each|
|Essay Book||$0.75 each|
The Sports Field is available on campus for scheduled intramural sports events and club sports team practices.