Facility Use Policies

BottlesDillon Gym: General Use          

The following guidelines apply in all activity areas of Dillon Gym:

  • Water, or sports drinks, in closed, resealable containers are allowed.  All other drinks and glass containers are not permitted. 
  • Drugs, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are strictly prohibited.
  • Usage and/or storage of bicycles within the facility is prohibited.  All bicycles must be locked in designated areas outside.
  • Animals are not permitted (except guide / aid animals)
  • Appropriate shoes and attire are required in all activity areas.  Non-marking athletic shoes are required on all wood surfaces, including the main gym floor and all other activity rooms.  For health and sanitary purposes closed-toe athletics shoes and shirts are required while using the facility.
  • The use of cameras and camcorders (unless approval has been granted) is strictly prohibited.
  • Unauthorized lessons of any kind are strictly prohibited within Dillon Gym.

ID Requirements

Verification of eligibility to use Dillon Gym and/or participate in all recreational programming is required.  The following guidelines apply:

  • All patrons must swipe a current and validated student ID card or a facility membership card at the card reader upon entrance into Dillon Gym.
  • Giving your ID/membership card to someone else, so that person may gain unauthorized access to Dillon Gym, is prohibited.
  • Patrons who forget or lose their ID/membership card will be denied access to facilities or programs.

Guest Passes

Patrons are eligible to purchase guest passes as a membership privilege. Passes may be limited or prohibited at any time due to availability of space and/or at the discretion of Princeton Campus Recreation. 

The following guidelines for guest passes apply:

  • A student or facility member may sponsor up to two guests per day. Sponsors must accompany their guest(s) at the time of purchase and it is expected that all members remain in the facility with their sponsored guest(s) during their visit. The sponsor will be held responsible for actions or behavior of their guest(s). Solicitation of sponsors is a violation of this privilege.
  • Please see the policy on youth/children access below for more information on guests 18 years of age of under.
  • Daily guest passes cost $10 per guest. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card or student account. No bills larger than $20 will be accepted at the ID desk. Exact change is always appreciated as the ID desk staff may not be able to make change for cash transactions. NO REFUNDS will be given for guest passes.
  • The sponsor requirement is waived for all current Faculty/Staff of Princeton University. The $10 guest fee still applies.  
  • The sponsor requirement would also be waived for alumni of Princeton University. The $10 guest fee still applies.
  • All guests must show a current / valid photo ID card. Proof of age will be required. No one under the age of 18 (with the exception of current Princeton University students) may sponsor a guest. Please see the policy on youth/children access for more information.
  • Departmental guest passes are available for purchase upon request by any University department. Please contact the Business Office directly at 258-8549.

One-Time Group Fitness Passes

One-time group fitness passes are also available. Pricing is as follows:

  • One-time group fitness pass for students/members:  $10
  • One-time group fitness pass and guest pass for non-members:
    • Faculty/Staff:  $15 (self-sponsored)
    • General Public:  $20 (must be sponsored by a member)

Youth/Children Access

All guests 14 years of age and under must enter the facility with a parent/guardian and that parent/guardian must remain with the minor while the facility is being used.

Additionally, the following guidelines apply to youth/children:

Age Fee for children of Dillon Gym members Facility Usage Restrictions
12 and under No Fee - Parent/guardian supervision required. Note: A parent/guardian must remain with their child(ren) at all times anywhere in Dillon Gym.
- Stephens Fitness Center and Cardio Annex: No Access.
- Basketball Courts: No access weekdays after 4pm.
- Dillon Pool: All children must be toilet trained.
- Children over the age of 5 are not permitted in opposite gender locker rooms. Note: Gender-inclusive (family) shower/restroom/changing areas are available in the north and south A-level corridors.
13 and 14 Daily guest pass required - Parent/guardian supervision required. Note: A parent/guardian must remain with their child(ren) at all times anywhere in Dillon Gym.
- Basketball Courts: No access weekdays after 4pm.
15 to 17 Daily guest pass required - Parent/guardian supervision not required. Note: Parent/guardian must remain in Dillon Gym.
- Basketball Courts: No access weekdays after 4pm.
18 and over Daily guest pass or membership required - Parent/guardian supervision not required. Note: Parent/guardian must remain in Dillon Gym.

Locker Room and Locker Usage

Men's and Women's Locker Rooms

Almost 9,000 sq. ft. of completely renovated and reoriented general locker room space is available on the A-level of Dillon Gym. Amenities within the locker rooms include individual showers, restrooms, grooming areas, bright lighting, mirrors, hair dryers, Suitmate swim suit dryers and more! 2-tier and 3-tier (orange) rental lockers are available for assignment at the Dillon front desk. Full-length (grey) day-use lockers are available on a first-come first-serve basis and located on the end of each locker row.

Gender-inclusive Areas

Six total gender-inclusive shower, restroom, changing areas were created on the A-level of Dillon Gym. Four are located in the south corridor and two in the north corridor. These rooms are available to those of need on a first-come first-serve basis. Both accessible and ADA rooms are available. Day-use lockers are also available for use by all patrons in the north and south corridors.

Lockers

The following locker use guidelines apply:DigiLock

  • Lockers are available on a yearly and daily basis (free of charge).
  • Rental lockers are located within the men’s and women’s locker rooms and can be assigned at the Dillon front desk.
  • Day-use lockers are located in three areas: in both the gender-inclusive north & south corridors (orange lockers varying in sizes) and within the men’s and women’s locker rooms (gray full-sized lockers on the end of each locker row).
    • Day-use lockers are available on a first-come first-serve basis and overnight usage is prohibited.
    • All personal belongings must be removed from day-use lockers after each use.
    • Patrons are reminded to always secure day-use lockers during use and leave them unlocked when finished so they are available for the next patron.
  • All lockers have built-in digital locks (image above).
  • Do not leave items unattended while using the locker rooms, restroom facilities or activity areas.
  • Remember, leave all valuables at home or the office.

Locker Cleanout

Patrons assigned rental lockers are responsible for emptying their locker at the end of the academic year. The deadline for emptying lockers is typically scheduled for the end of business on last Friday of June (date subject to change). Dillon Gym would typically be closed for Locker Cleanout the next day, the last Saturday of June (date subject to change). All contents of lockers not emptied by the posted date will be removed and held for a period of approximately 30 days, at which point they will be donated to the appropriate charity. A $10 recovery fee will be charged for all patrons wishing to retrieve their items after the posted date.


Lost and Found

All lost and found items found in the Stephens Fitness Center will be stored in a secure location in the Stephens Fitness Center. All items found in the remaining areas of Dillon Gym will be stored in a secure location at the ID desk. All items will be stored for a total of at least 30 days and then donated to charity if unclaimed.


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  • Proper athletic attire must be worn at all times.
    • Blue jeans, work boots, sandals or bare feet are not permitted.
    • Shirts must be worn at all times.
  • No food, canned beverages, glass bottles or cups are permitted in the exercise areas.
  • All personal belongings (such as jackets, books and so on) must be left in the open “cubbies” that are provided in the front area of the Stephens Fitness Center. The University is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • All weights must be returned to their appropriate places when you are done using them.
    • All free weights should be returned to the plate holders with plates of the same weight (for example, 5s with 5s, 10s with 10s and so on).
    • All dumbbells should be returned to the dumbbell racks in sequential order.
    • Weights are not to be left on the floor.
    • Weights are not to be leaned against the walls, mirrors or equipment.
    • Weights are not to be dropped or thrown on the floor.
  • Equipment must be wiped down with paper towels and disinfectant (located throughout the facility) after you finish an exercise.
  • Clipboards and pencils should be returned to the file cabinet and magazines to the racks.
  • In consideration of others, limit your time on the “cardio” equipment to 30 minutes.
  • Inappropriate language or behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Be respectful of other individuals and the equipment.

Functional Fitness Room

The Functional Fitness Room is available for first-come first-serve drop-in use during normal facility hours schedule permitting.

  • Specific room keys must be checked out at the ID Desk. An ID must be left at the ID Desk in exchange for all keys.
  • “Groups” are not permitted to use this space without prior approval.Three or more people practicing together are deemed a “group.” Maximum occupancy of the room is 5 patrons.
  • Non-Campus Rec sponsored instruction or lessons are strictly prohibited.
    • Note: instruction or lessons are defined as any activity taking place within the fitness room for skill development outside of individual fitness-use.
  • Individuals are permitted to bring their own fitness content/music.
    • Use of the technology in the room is restricted to fitness related content ONLY.
    • Directions on TV/sound bar, etc. use are available inside the fitness room.
  • Be sure to turn off TV (using universal remote) when done.
  • Do not adjust the air conditioning.
  • Be sure lock the room after use.
  • Available Equipment:
    • Equipment must remain in the room at all times.
    • Return equipment to its proper storage location (for examples: medicine balls on rack, etc.)
    • Equipment must be wiped down with paper towels and disinfectant (located throughout the facility) after you finish an exercise.
    • No throwing equipment against the wall
  • No food, canned beverages, glass bottles or cups are permitted in fitness room.
  • In consideration of others, limit your time in the functional fitness room to a maximum of 60 minutes.

Aquatic Facilities (Dillon and DeNunzio Pools)Goggles

The Dillon Pool is open for recreational swim during posted hours.  It is recommended to check the facilities hours page on a regular basis for updated information in regards to altered pool hours. Pool hours change several times throughout the year.

The following guidelines apply while using the pool:

  • The use of the Dillon Pool is prohibited unless supervised by a lifeguard. 
  • Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied to the pool and be directly supervised by an adult parent/guardian at all times.  If the child can swim, the adult parent/guardian must be at the pool side.  If the child cannot swim, the adult parent/guardian must be in the water with his or her child.  All children must be potty-trained.
  • All children 5 years of age and older are not permitted in opposite gender locker rooms. The unisex restroom on the pool deck may be utilized for changing.
  • Appropriate swimming attire is required. Please use the locker room facilities to change; not the bleachers, pool deck showers or pool deck.
  • The pool temperature will be kept at a consistent temperature throughout the academic year. The average pool temperature at Dillon Pool is 82 degrees and the average pool temperature at DeNunzio Pool is 80 degrees.
  • Circle swimming is required when more than two swimmers are in a lane.  Circle swimming in a lap lane is similar to driving a car; you need to stay on the right side of the lanes at all times and swim in a counterclockwise direction. 
  • Please choose a lane where fellow swimmers are at a similar skill level as yours.  If you are unsure of which lane to use, please feel free to ask the lifeguard.
  • The wading pool or specific lanes may be used for other programs during rec swim up to a maximum of 3 lap lanes.  Check the posted schedule for specific schedule alterations.
  • The amount of equipment that can enhance your workout is endless (i.e. aqua joggers, paddle boards, goggles, etc.)  When stopping to put equipment on or take equipment off, be aware of others and take care not to interrupt others while they are swimming.
  • Lane lines are expensive.  Please do not hang on the lane lines between sets or after workouts.
  • Showering is required before entering the pool. Showers can be found both in the lockers rooms and on the pool deck.
  • Always enter the water feet first.  Make sure you are aware of the water depth and others swimming while entering or exiting the pool.
  • Teaching swim lessons for personal gains is not permitted unless organized by the Princeton University Aquatics office.

Main Gym Floor

BasketballVarsity Athletics, Groups Fitness, Instructional Programs, Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs have scheduling priority in Dillon Gym including on the main gym floor. The schedule of events on the main gym floor is subject to frequent change.

All general Dillon Gym policies apply to the main gym floor including:

  • The main gym floor is reserved for informal/open recreation basketball weekdays from 4pm until closing and all day on weekends, unless noted on the Dillon Gym facility schedule.
  • “Noon-Hoops” is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30am-1:30pm schedule permitting.
  • Shoes and equipment that mark court surfaces are not allowed.
  • Equipment being stored on the main gym floor is not available for patron use unless rented at the ID desk. Badminton poles are only to be moved using the rollers on the base. Assistance will be provided by ID desk staff if there are problems with court setup.
  • Basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, footballs and badminton equipment are available for rental at the ID desk. IDs must be left at the ID desk in exchange for all equipment.
  • All activity areas shut down 15 minutes prior to the close of the building and the locker rooms.

Dillon Squash Courts

Squash RacquetIn order to ensure the safety of our squash patrons, all general Dillon Gym policies apply to the Dillon Squash Courts including:

  • Dillon Squash Courts are to be used for one-on-one recreational squash match-play ONLY.
  • Non-Campus Rec sponsored squash instruction or lessons are strictly prohibited.
    • Note: squash instruction or lessons are defined as any activity taking place within the courts for skill development outside of recreational match-play.
  • All court reservations are made by members on a first-come-first-serve basis on the reservation board just outside the squash court entrance.
    • Reservations can be made approximately one week in advance.
    • Patrons are limited to ONE reservation per day.
    • Individual reservations are ONE hour in length.
  • Shoes and equipment that mark court surfaces are not allowed.
  • Protective eye-guards are strongly recommended for use when playing either racquetball or squash in the Dillon Squash Courts. Eye-guards are available for use free of charge at the ID desk. IDs must be left at the ID desk in exchange for all racquetball or squash equipment.
  • Individual court lights are to be turned off after use.
  • All activity areas shut down 15 minutes prior to the close of the building and the locker rooms.

All Other Activity Rooms/Areas

The Group Fitness and Multi-Purpose Rooms are not available for drop-in use.

The recreational Table Tennis Court (Squash Court #16) and Indoor Golf Driving Range (Squash Court #15) areas are available for first-come first-serve drop-in use during normal facility hours schedule permitting.

  • Specific squash court keys must be checked out at the ID Desk. An ID must be left at the ID Desk in exchange for all keys. Two IDs will be required in exchange for the Table Tennis Court.

Martial Arts and Dance Studios are also available for first-come first-serve drop-in use during normal facility hours schedule permitting.  The following guidelines apply:

  • Appropriate footwear is required. Only non-marking, athletic shoes may be worn.
  • Use of the stereo system is prohibited unless on approved stereo usage list.Individuals are permitted to bring their own source of music or rent a stereo from the ID Desk.
  • “Groups” are not permitted to use this space without prior approval.Three or more people practicing together are deemed a “group.”
  • Dance Studio and Martial Arts Room keys must be checked out at the ID Desk. An ID must be left at the ID Desk in exchange for all keys.

Marketing Policy

  • Posting of signage in Dillon Gym will be removed and discarded if found outside of approved locations. See Dillon Gym staff for approved locations.
  • Campus Recreation only accepts signage from Princeton-affiliated organizations, University departments and community partners.
  • Signage must provide accurate event information including sponsoring organization contact information, name and/or logo.
  • Campus Recreation reserves the right to refuse to post any signage that violates the University’s policies.
  • Signage at Dillon Gym does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of any product, service or information.

Please remember that the above guidelines are designed for the protection of members, employees and facilities.  All members are expected to act appropriately and be respectful of others while participating in programs and/or using the facilities.  Members may not interfere with employee duties, use obscene language, or engage in verbal or physical abuse of employees or fellow members.  All members must observe all posted signs and verbal directions provided by the Campus Recreation staff.  Princeton University Campus Recreation reserves the right to remove individuals from any facility and to suspend/revoke a membership based on the actions of that individual.