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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. General


    What are the building hours?
    During the academic year (September through May), our facility hours are:
    Monday – Thursday                6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    Friday                                        6:00 a.m. -- 10 p.m.
    Saturday                                   9 a.m. -- 8 p.m.
    Sunday                                     11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

    Summer and winter break facility hours vary and can be found on the website prior to and during breaks. 

    The David A. Beckerman Center is closed on New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.  Any additional closures due to events or routine maintenance will be posted on the website.  Please note: Access to the facility is not permitted prior to scheduled opening time.  All activity ends at building closing time; members have 15 minutes to exit the facility.

    When is the facility busiest?
    Peak times vary, but typically, the building is busiest from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m on weekdays.

    What if I forgot my ID?  May I still enter the facility?  
    Unfortunately, no.  A UNH ID or a membership key tag is required for entry. 

    Are spectators allowed?
    Spectators are allowed into the facility to watch scheduled activities such as RECSports or Club Sports contests.  Non-members must get prior approval from the program director and must sign-in at the Welcome Desk when entering the facility.

    Is parking available?
    There is no special or specific parking associated with your membership.

    Is babysitting available?

  2. Membership


    What’s included in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center?

    The Beckerman Center is a comprehensive Student Recreation Complex. It consists of 6,000 square feet of fitness space featuring:

    • State-of-the-art cardio equipment, most with personal viewing screens
    • An exclusive line of Nautilus free-weight and selectorized machines
    • A Juice Bar
    • 2 full-size activity courts for Basketball/Volleyball/ Badminton
    •  MAC (Multi-Activity Court)
    • 2 Racquetball courts
    • 2 group fitness performance studios
    • Locker rooms and spaces to lounge 

    Who can join? 
    All undergraduate and graduate students are allowed access to the Beckerman Center at no additional cost during the academic year. There is an additional fee for students to use the Beckerman Center during the summer. Please click here for Faculty/Staff and Alumni Membership rates. 

    May I bring a guest?
    Students are allowed one free guest each semester.  All other members may bring a guest by purchasing a single entry guest pass at time of visit; there is a limit of three guests per member per day.  Guests must enter and exit with their sponsor, provide a picture ID, and sign a release of liability form.  The guest pass is good for one entry to the facility; guests may not exit the facility and re-enter at a later time.

    Who may purchase a self-sponsored pass?
    Faculty/Staff may sponsor themselves at a rate of $5 for a single-entry pass.  UNH students may self-sponsor themselves in the summer for $7.  

    What are the policies on membership for family members?  
    Household memberships are available. Please click here for information on household memberships.

    May a membership be “frozen” or put on hold for a length of time?
    Memberships may only be frozen for medical reasons. Memberships are not put on hold for vacations, work leaves of absence, or summer months.

    How do I cancel my membership
  3. Programs

    Programs and Fitness Services

    Do you offer personal training?  Can I bring my own personal trainer?
    Personal Training is available!   Please refer to the website or the fitness brochure for the most updated information.  All personal trainers must be hired through Campus Recreation.  

    May non-members participate in Lifetime Health and Skills programs?
    Depending on the program, yes!

    Do you have group fitness classes?  What other classes are available?
    Yes, all of our group fitness classes are branded as GroupX. All of our basic classes are free! Classes are scheduled daily and include a wide range of methods. Please refer to our Fitness and Wellness page for class times.

    Lifetime Health & Skill classes are also available throughout the semester so check the website and the brochure for more information.

    Do you have to be a member to take classes?
    No, you may self-sponsor yourself for a fee and have the full benefits as a member for that one visit, which includes our basic GroupX classes. 

    Who may participate in the Rec Sports program?
    REC Sports registration is FREE to all members. For gender specific sports, participants may choose which gender they self identify.

    Can I reserve the Beckerman Center?
    ChargerREC programs and adequate drop in/leisure recreation times always take priority in reserving facility spaces within the Beckerman Recreation Center.  An online application process through EMS is required to reserve sections of the facility.

    Are there open studio times?
    Yes, Room 204 is open whenever there are no previously scheduled classes, programs or reservations booked.  

    What can I do in the open studio?
    The studios may be used as a space to stretch,  perform exercises, or dance.  We do not allow any wrestling, contact martial arts or tap/step dancing.  Standard group fitness studio rules apply. 

  4. Equipment Rentals

    Equipment Rentals and Pro Shop

    What equipment is available for check-out?  
    A variety of equipment is available for free daily check-out with ID card. The list of items available for check-out and for sale change often so please be sure to stop by the Welcome Desk or call x2966 for an updated list.

    What types of lockers are available?
    Full-size lockers are available to rent for $10 per month.  Additionally, there are full-size lockers for day use. You can bring your own lock or purchase one from our pro-shop. Wallet lockers are now available in the upstairs fitness center at no cost.

    What about towels?
    Towels are available for checkout at the Welcome Desk.

    How do I reserve a racquetball court?
    Reservations may be made in person or over the phone one day in advance.  Reservations are for one hour. After a fifteen-minute grace period, the reservation is lost and anyone may use the court.