COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATE

Due to COVID-19, the University Center is open to current students, faculty, and staff ONLY. The Pool, Fitness Center, and Grant Gymnasium are open limited hours for current students only.

Starting May 10, 2021, community/affiliate members and current faculty, staff, and students will be able to enter the University Center and use the fitness center and pool, following safety protocols and operating hours listed below.





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Social, Educational, Recreational

We welcome you to the University Center. Known as the "living room of the University," this is your place to meet with friends, eat, attend events, watch the Gorloks in action, study and hang out. The UC is home to many departments. Whatever your interests, you'll find resources and information to support your experience at Webster.

Amenities

The Fitness Center is open to students ONLY starting March 22, 2021. See hours of operation below and learn more about alternative exercise space available in the Grant Gym.

A Fitness Center Attendant is available during open hours to assist with check-in, equipment, and other needs.

Fitness Center phone number: 314-246-7727

Fitness Center email: fitnesscenter@webster.edu

Schedule:

Spring 2021 schedule starting March 22:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Policies:

  • Visit the Fitness Center page to reserve a time slot in advance.
  • Visitors will be asked to show their University ID card upon entering the Fitness Center.
  • Everyone must wash or sanitize hands before entering the Fitness Center.
  • Users must wear a mask at all times.
  • Only five people are allowed at a time.
  • Maintain six feet of social distancing at all times.
  • Locker rooms and showers are NOT available. Please arrive in your workout attire and be prepared to return home to change.
  • No guests are allowed.
  • During high volume times, individuals will be limited to a 45-minute time limit.
  • Users are required to disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • No Fitness Center accessories are available for check out (i.e. jump ropes, bands, mats, balls).
  • Users may bring their own personal accessories, but may not share them.
  • Users must keep belongings with them at all times.
  • Cubbies, lockers, and storage spaces are not available.
  • No spotting allowed. Users should work out within their personal physical limits.
  • Workouts are strictly prohibited in the Athletics lobby.
  • Equipment may not be removed from the Fitness Center.

Grant Gym Individual Workout Stations

Grant Gym is available to all current Webster students to use for individual workout stations. Please review the schedule and policies below:

Policies:

  • Only current Webster students may use the gym for individual workouts. Staff are faculty are not allowed at this time.
  • Users will be asked to show their university ID card before entering the gym area.
  • All users should wash or sanitize hands before entering the gym.
  • Users must wear a face mask or face covering at all times.
  • Every user should disinfect the workout block upon entering and leaving.
  • No equipment is available. Users must bring their own equipment.
  • Individuals may not share equipment.
  • Users should arrive in their workout attire.
  • Locker rooms are not available.
  • Only water bottles are allowed. Food is not allowed.
  • During high volume times, individuals will be limited to a one hour time limit in their space.
  • The gym is configured with two 10 foot by 10 foot workout squares, two running lanes, and four baskets. Spaces are separated by 12 feet. Upon arrival, a gym monitor will assign the user to a numbered space to use for the duration of their workout.

Schedule:

Spring 2021 Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Email websteruc@webster.edu with questions about individual workout spaces.

Memberships

The University Center offers memberships for use of the swimming pool and fitness center. If you would like assistance completing the online form for memberships, please see the staff at the information center. Find more membership information.

Guest Fees

Guests are not allowed at this time. Regular pool policy allows students, faculty, staff and members to bring one guest per visit for a $5 per day fee. The host must remain with the guest at all times and is responsible for them during their visit.

Gym Schedule

Access the Grant Gymnasium schedule online through our Virtual EMS calendar. Select "Browse for Availability - By Date." This calendar shows all meeting rooms in the University Center in addition to the gym.

Policies

Webster University Fitness Center & Gymnasium Policies

Waiver

Webster University Fitness Center & Pool Waiver

At this time, the pool is open to current Webster University students only. See Hours of Operation below.

Follow these safety protocols when you come swim to help us maintain a safe environment for everyone:

  • Reserve your time slot in advance by clicking here.
  • Locker rooms and full showers are NOT available, so please arrive in your swimsuit and be prepared to return home to change. On-deck shower head is available for rinsing before entering the water.
  • Only one person per lane. Maintain six feet of social distancing at all times.
  • Visitors must have a current Webster ID card to enter.
  • Lifeguard will ask patrons about any new or worsening symptoms related to COVID-19.
  • All users must wash or sanitize hands before entering the pool area.
  • During high volume times, individuals will be limited to a one-hour time limit.
  • The sauna will remain closed until further notice.
  • No equipment will be available to check out from the lifeguard. Patrons must bring their own equipment. Individuals may not share equipment.
  • Swimmers must wear a mask at all times unless they are in the pool.
  • Patrons may place their belongings in designated bench areas around the pool deck. Swimmers are required to disinfect their bench area before and after they occupy the space.
  • All regular policies remain in effect. Review the Webster University Swimming Pool Policies and Regulations.

Programs

WATER EXERCISE (AQUA AEROBICS)
FALL SESSION DATES:   

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SWIMMING LESSONS
Group lessons are $75/session.
(University-affiliated discounts are $10/session. Please call the lifeguard at 314-246-7755 for the discount code.)

Swimmers must be a minimum of age 4 in order to participate in our group swim lesson program.

All registrations are accepted online with a credit card payment. 

Summer 2021 Swim Lessons
Session I Dates: Levels 4 & 5

Tuesday and Thursday from June 1 - July 1 starting at 6 p.m.

Register here. (Note: this link will not be active until registration opens.)

We require a minimum number of participants for each class to run. Within a few weeks after registration is received, we will review enrollment numbers and confirm your child's time slot and level.

If your desired session is full, complete this form and ask to be added to the wait-list.

COVID POLICIES FOR SWIM LESSONS

  • Each child is required to be screened when they enter the pool area.
  •  Parents will also complete a screening form for their children prior to arriving. 
  • A QR code will be available at the lower-level entrance for those who did not fill out the form prior to arriving.  
    If a phone is not available, a door monitor can provide a screening. 
  • If a child is feeling unwell prior to their lesson, please stay home. 
  • Parents will not be allowed in the pool area after checking their child in. After each lesson, parents can pick up their children in the athletics hallway. 
  • There will be a 15 minute period between lessons for disinfection and safe transition of participants.  
  • All participants must wear a mask when not in the water.  
  • Participants should put their face mask on their towel at the edge of the pool near the area they are swimming in. 
    If there are two persons in a lane, towels and masks can be placed on opposite sides of the lane.
  • Taped off sections along the benches are provided for participants to place backpack, sandals, etc.
  •  It is recommended that all individuals wash/sanitize their hands prior to coming to the pool area.
  •  Hand sanitizer and disinfectant will be available for use by all individuals.
  •  Goggles will not be available for participants to borrow.

The University Center offers flexible and convenient spaces for various types of meetings and events. For room types, capacity and reservations, visit our reservation page.

Lower Level

Upper Level

  • Information Center
  • Dean of Student Affairs Office
  • Crossroads Dining
  • UC Commons (the space with the flags)
  • Meeting Rooms (including Sunnen Lounge, Presentation Room, and Conference Room)
  • Student Leadership Center (including Campus Activities and Student Government Association)

Ask Us Anything!

The Information Center is located on the upper level of the University Center. It is staffed by Student Building Managers, and these individuals are trained to help the patrons of the University Center with anything and everything.

Room Set-Ups and AV Needs

The Student Building Managers maintain the meeting rooms of the University Center and can assist with room set-ups and AV needs for scheduled events.

Semester Stickers for ID Cards

The Information Desk can verify your status as a current student, faculty, or staff member at Webster University and issue a current semester sticker. This sticker provides access to the Fitness Center, Pool, Gym, and Library on campus. It makes the holder eligible to obtain a "UPass" for the St. Louis Metro Transit system from the Cashier Window in Webster Hall. Students may show a current semester sticker to receive a student discount at participating venues such as movie theaters.

Memberships

The University Center offers memberships for the use of the Swimming Pool and Fitness Center. If you would like assistance completing the online form for memberships, please see the staff at the Information Center. Find more information about memberships.

Hours of Operation for Summer 2021 (May 10-August 14)

Upper and Lower Levels
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED


Crossroads Dining (featuring Freshens, WOW, and Hissho Sushi)
Monday through Thursday: CLOSED
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED


Pool - Current Students, Faculty/Staff, and Community Members with an Active Membership
Monday through Friday: 6:30a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.

 

Fitness Center - Current Students, Faculty/Staff, and Community Members with an Active Membership
Monday through Friday: 6:30a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.


Grant Gymnasium - Current Students Only
Limited access for scheduled activities only.

Additional changes have been made to help keep users safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this information prior to visiting the University Center.

Access and Health Screenings

  • ID card point-of-entry swipe is required to access the University Center. (Stop by Public Safety at 572 Garden Ave. if you encounter problems using your card.)
  • Before coming to the University Center, you must complete a health self-assessment.
  • Users may only enter the University Center through the Lower Level entrance off Parking Lot H or the Upper Level entrance off the Quad, and show the attendant their access verification email received after completing the health self-assessment. If an individual has not completed the health self-assessment, the attendant will conduct a screening before the user can proceed into the building.
  • The attendants will also conduct a temperature screening of all individuals entering the University Center.
  • Aside from these two designated entrances, all other exterior doors will have card access turned off.
  • Face masks or face coverings required at all times (unless the individual is working alone in an enclosed area or cannot wear a face mask due to a medical condition). 

Rooms and Materials

  • Furniture and seating have been rearranged to ensure six feet of space distancing. Furniture should not be moved by building users.
  • Meeting rooms will have reduced occupancy and default set-ups.
  • Information tables will not be allowed in the University Center Commons.
  • Locker room showers and locker areas will remain closed.
  • Restrooms will have reduced occupancy.
  • The computer stations and microwave on the upper level will be blocked off and unavailable.

Crossroads Dining

  • Pre-ordering will be available and strongly encouraged to enable users to pick up food in take-out containers.
  • Floor decals will be in place to maintain traffic flow and a 6-foot distance.
  • Plexiglas barriers will be in place at service areas.
  • Seating will be limited with one person per table and a 6-foot distance between tables.

Cleaning/Disinfection

  • Disinfectant cleaners and hand sanitizers will be available throughout the building.
  • Users will be asked to disinfect surfaces before and after use.
  • There will be frequent disinfection of high-touch surfaces and common areas of the facility.

 

More Information

 
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Katie Knetzer
Director of the University Center
314-246-6978
mccombka@webster.edu

Katie supervises all units within the University Center. These responsibilities include the Information Desk, the Fitness Center, the Pool, and Meeting Room Reservations. She also co-advises the Dining Advisory Board and acts as liaison for all the departments that use and interact with the University Center.


Josh Perreault

Josh Perreault
Coordinator of Aquatics and Fitness
314-246-7732
joshuaperreault@webster.edu
Josh oversees the fitness and aquatic center for the University Center. He also manages the swim lesson program and all other aquatic programs.

 

Coordinator of Athletic Facilities
314-246-7866
The person in this position oversees gym scheduling and coordinating the scheduling of athletic team practices and games in addition to non-athletic uses of the gym. In addition, they help to maintain the athletics facilities within the University Center.

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Elena Hutson
Pool Student Supervisor
ucpool@webster.edu

kathleen matecki
Kathleen Matecki
Fitness Center Student Supervisor
fitnesscenter@webster.edu



Matt West
Information Center Student Supervisor
websteruc@webster.edu

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Nicole Shapiro
Information Coordinator
websteruc@webster.edu


Kylie Burke

Patron Services Coordinator
314-246-7105
memberships@webster.edu
ucreserve@webster.edu
The Patron Services Coordinator is responsible for memberships and room reservations. This individual processes all membership forms that are submitted, prepares the membership ID cards and parking permits, and coordinates all communication with members.  This individual also assists the Director of the University Center with the management of building reservations and rentals. This includes approving requests, reviewing set-up needs, communicating with patrons and staff, and marketing the availability of rentals.

Abigail Edgar
Swim Lessons Student Supervisor
314-246-7970
swimlesson@webster.edu

The Swim Lesson Student Supervisor coordinates the Webster University Center Swim Lesson program.  This includes scheduling and supervising Swim Lesson Instructors, overseeing lessons, communicating with participants, and managing registration.


Student Building Managers
Information Desk
314-246-7105
Student Building Managers operate the Information Desk of the University Center, perform set-ups for meetings, and are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the building.


Wilkinson Fitness Center Staff
Fitness Center
314-246-7727
Fitness Center employees monitor the usage of the Center and provide general upkeep of the machines. They also monitor the gym and check out gym supplies for recreational use.


Pool Lifeguards
Pool
314-246-7755
The lifeguards' major responsibilities include customer service and daily operations, in addition to the number one priority, patron safety.

The University Center Board (UCB) assists the University Center staff in providing for the services, conveniences and amenities the members of the University family needs on the campus, and in promoting community through informal association outside the classroom. In all its processes, the UCB encourages self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness. Its goal is the development of persons as well as intellects.

President: TBA

Advisor: Director of University Center: Katie Knetzer (mccombka@webster.edu)

Functions

  1. Serve the University Center and the University community through the enactment of UCB policies consistent with the mission of Webster University, the University Center, and the philosophy and purpose expressed in the "Role of the College Union," the official statement of purpose of the Association of College Unions--International, adopted at the general conference of the Association in April, 1956, reaffirmed in 1964, 1986.
  2. Offer guidance in the organization and administration of facility policies and services in the University Center for the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University.
  3. Serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the University Center with respect to general University Center services and policies. Decisions of the UCB are subject to the authority of the Dean of Student Affairs and the University Administration.
  4. Perform special projects and research functions.

Membership

The UCB shall consist of a student President in addition to the following members, who will serve as advocates for their respective constituencies:

Student Members

  • Student Government Association
  • Residential Housing Association
  • Student Building Manager staff
  • Fitness Center Attendant
  • Pool Staff
  • Campus Activities Staff
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Graduate Student
  • Commuter Student
  • International Student

Faculty and Staff Members

  • Director of the University Center and Student Activities
  • Director of Athletics
  • Coordinator of Athletics
  • Webster Staff Alliance Representative
  • Student Organization Advisor Faculty
  • At-large Faculty Representative
  • Alumni/Development Representative
  • Dining Services Staff

Voting members shall include the entire UCB membership, excluding the Director of the University Center. The student President will vote only in case of a tied vote. Voting members could relinquish their voting privileges after two unexcused absences per semester.

Officers and Elections

The UCB shall be governed by a student President, elected by the UCB each spring. The President shall conduct all UCB and Executive Committee meetings. The University Center office shall be responsible for maintaining the records of the Board. The nomination and election of the student President shall take place at the beginning of the second to last UCB meeting of the spring semester. The term of office shall be for one calendar year and shall begin on the first day of the summer term. The President shall be a student elected by a majority of votes from the entire membership.

Quorum

Quorum shall consist of nine voting members, five of whom are students.

Internal Committees

The Executive Committee shall consist of the student President, the Director of the University Center, and two at-large members (one student, one faculty/staff) elected by the Board. This committee's function shall be to convene and act on behalf of the UCB in an emergency situation. Ad hoc committees shall be appointed by the student President in the case of special projects or issues needing focused attention.

Amendments

This document may be amended by a 2/3 vote of voting members present at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Amended Fall 2000
Amended Spring 2002
Amended Spring 2005
Amended Spring 2008