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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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  1. Current MSU students may use Otto Recreation Center and Highland Center Pool free with MavCard.
  2. Faculty, Staff, Spouses, Alums and Donors may purchase an Otto Rec Center Membership (including pool) for $100/semester or $200 annually. Pay Online! 
  3. Emeriti faculty and staff can purchase an Emeriti Otto Rec Center Membership for $75/semester or $150 annually.  Print off the Invoice, pay at the Cashier's Office and then bring to Myers Field House (MF) 118 during regular business house, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
  4. Current MSU students, faculty, staff and emeriti may use the Myers Field House free with MavCard or MSU ID.
  5. Family of current MSU students, faculty and staff along with alumni or friends of MSU may submit an application to utilize the Myers Field House during open recreation times. The cost of a Myers Field House Membership Pass is $50 per semester.
  6. No children (including high school students) are allowed in the facilities at any time unless during special events such as athletic events, graduation, concerts, etc. with the direct supervision of an adult.  The only exception is on Sundays from 1pm-6pm (family time) with the direct supervision of a current MSU student, faculty, staff, donor or alum.  Adults and children will be asked to leave if the child(ren) are left unattended.  No minors in the weight room or fitness area.
  7. If you have an injury that in any way inhibits a portion of a workout, you must have a signed permission to workout on your own from an athletic trainer.
  8. All injuries must be reported to the fitness center supervisor.
  9. Food, gum, tobacco, and toothpicks are not permitted. There are a number of water fountains located throughout the facilities. No drink of any kind (including water bottles) are allowed on wood gym floors (Otto & Schellberg).
  10. Spitting or defacing the facilities is not tolerated and will result in immediate removal from the facilities.
  11. Weight lifters must wear shoes and shirt at all times.
  12. Weight lifters are required to use collars once there is more than one plate on the bar.
  13. Weight lifters are required to use spotters on every set. (Workout at your own risk.)
  14. Strip bars of all weights after use. Return all plates and dumbbells to the rack in proper order. DON'T BE LAZY!!
  15. If the fitness center is busy, all members must sign up to use the cardiovascular equipment for a maximum of 30 minute time periods. This must be done the day of the workout.
  16. Horseplay will not be tolerated.
  17. Failure to follow any of these policies could result in loss of facility privileges.