Weary Center Policies

Use of the Weary Center is a privilege. Acceptable rules of conduct must be observed at all times. Anyone violating posted policies, or engaging in any disorderly conduct or inappropriate behavior, including verbal or physical abuse of employees or other users, is subject to immediate removal with loss of facility privileges. Any student found to have violated university polices, rules or regulations is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article V of the Student Handbook. 

Entering The Facility

  1. Entry to the Weary Center for Health & Fitness must be made through the front tower entrance.
  2. All users entering the Weary Center must check in with the front desk supervisor when using any of the recreation areas.
  3. Students, Faculty, and Staff must present a valid University ID card or University fob to gain admittance.
  4. Special guests must show a valid University ID card or University fob to gain admittance.
  5. Athletes in-season do not need to show ID to enter the facility for a scheduled team practice. However, they must stop and indicate to the front desk supervisor on duty that they are attending a practice.
  6. Community Pass members must present their Weary Center User Card (issued at time of fee payment).
  7. ID Cards are not transferable. ID's or Fobs not belonging to the bearer will be confiscated.

General Facility Policies

  1. Food, bottled and canned drinks (including bottled water), and tobacco products are not allowed in any recreational area unless otherwise posted. Exception: clear water bottles may be carried into the Cardiovascular Room.
  2. Spitting will not be tolerated.
  3. Pets, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and roller blades are not allowed in the Weary Center.
  4. No unorganized outdoor sports may be played in the Weary Center, including the Field House.
  5. Nebraska Wesleyan is not responsible for loss of individual equipment due to theft. Users and guests are advised not to bring valuables to the Weary Center. If it is necessary to bring valuables, they should be secured in lockers during workouts. "Lost and Found" items can be claimed at the front desk after 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  6. Open Recreation hours may occasionally be disrupted by scheduled activities. Changes in the schedule will be posted at the front desk.
Purpose of this policy

The Marian and Marion Weary Center for Health and Fitness offers experiences that enrich the lives of NWU students, faculty and staff through excellence in facilities, fitness, sport and play. We are committed to fostering leaders, encouraging life-long healthy lifestyles and developing meaningful relationships.

Application of this policy

faculty, staff, students, and guests

Policy statement

Students, faculty or staff must present their valid NWU ID or residence hall fob to gain admittance for Open Recreation. The Weary Center includes the following facilities for student use:

Guest Policy:

  • Users may bring one guest per day.
  • Daily guest passes (valid for one entire day) must be purchased for $5 at the Weary Center front desk during open hours. Guest passes are not transferable.
  • Guests must be at least 18 years of age and have a sponsor who can show a valid Nebraska Wesleyan ID.
  • For more information, see the community use information at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/inside-nwu/weary-center-health-and-fitness/guest-pass

Aerobic Room Policies

  1. Shirts, athletic shoes, and proper athletic attire must be worn at all times. A sports bra does not count as a shirt in this area.
  2. Shirts must be worn over sports bras while working out in this area.
  3. Users are responsible for all valuables and personal items.
  4. Users should not attempt to use equipment on which they have not received instruction. User should ask the supervisor on duty if instruction is needed.
  5. Users should immediately report any injury or facility/equipment problems to the supervisor on duty.
  6. Users must remove and rack all weights after using a piece of equipment. Dumbbells must be returned to the proper storage station.
  7. Users should not move equipment around, or modify equipment in any way.
  8. Users must not rest weights on the benches between sets.
  9. No chalk is allowed in the workout areas.
  10. Slamming or dropping of free weights is prohibited. Weights should not be leaned against walls, glass, or equipment.
  11. Spotters are encouraged when appropriate.
  12. Users must obey all the time limits placed on equipment during peak times.
  13. Screaming or use of offensive language will not be tolerated in the facility.
  14. Equipment shall not be removed from the area for any reason.
  15. Radio station selection and volume will be monitored and changed by the supervisor.
  16. Use exercise machines and equipment only for their intended use.

Cardio Room Policies

  1. Shirts, athletic shoes, and proper athletic attire must be worn at all times. A sports bra does not count as a shirt in this area.
  2. Shirts must be worn over sports bras while working out in this area.
  3. Users are responsible for all valuables and personal items.
  4. Users should not attempt to use equipment on which they have not received instruction. User should ask the supervisor on duty if instruction is needed.
  5. Users should immediately report any injury or facility/equipment problems to the supervisor on duty.
  6. Users must remove and rack all weights after using a piece of equipment. Dumbbells must be returned to the proper storage station.
  7. Users should not move equipment around, or modify equipment in any way.
  8. Users must not rest weights on the benches between sets.
  9. No chalk is allowed in the workout areas.
  10. Slamming or dropping of free weights is prohibited. Weights should not be leaned against walls, glass, or equipment.
  11. Spotters are encouraged when appropriate.
  12. Users must obey all the time limits placed on equipment during peak times.
  13. Screaming or use of offensive language will not be tolerated in the facility.
  14. Equipment shall not be removed from the area for any reason.
  15. Radio station selection and volume will be monitored and changed by the supervisor.
  16. Use exercise machines and equipment only for their intended use.

Circuit Room Policies

  1. Shirts, athletic shoes, and proper athletic attire must be worn at all times. A sports bra does not count as a shirt in this area.
  2. Shirts must be worn over sports bras while working out in this area.
  3. Users are responsible for all valuables and personal items.
  4. Users should not attempt to use equipment on which they have not received instruction. User should ask the supervisor on duty if instruction is needed.
  5. Users should immediately report any injury or facility/equipment problems to the supervisor on duty.
  6. Users must remove and rack all weights after using a piece of equipment. Dumbbells must be returned to the proper storage station.
  7. Users should not move equipment around, or modify equipment in any way.
  8. Users must not rest weights on the benches between sets.
  9. No chalk is allowed in the workout areas.
  10. Slamming or dropping of free weights is prohibited. Weights should not be leaned against walls, glass, or equipment.
  11. Spotters are encouraged when appropriate.
  12. Users must obey all the time limits placed on equipment during peak times.
  13. Screaming or use of offensive language will not be tolerated in the facility.
  14. Equipment shall not be removed from the area for any reason.
  15. Radio station selection and volume will be monitored and changed by the supervisor.
  16. Use exercise machines and equipment only for their intended use.

Knight Field House Policies

  1. The indoor track is for running, jogging, and walking only.
  2. Faster runners should pass to the outside of slower runners.
  3. No walking, jogging, or running three or more abreast.
  4. Counterclockwise runners/walkers must use outside lanes.
  5. Runners and walkers should move to the outside lanes when other activities are taking place on the field house floor.

Racquetball Court Policies

  1. No street shoes should be worn in the Racquetball Courts.
  2. Eye guards (goggles) must be worn during racquetball and handball.

Weight Room Policies

  1. Shirts, athletic shoes, and proper athletic attire must be worn at all times. A sports bra does not count as a shirt in this area.
  2. Shirts must be worn over sports bras while working out in this area.
  3. Users are responsible for all valuables and personal items.
  4. Users should not attempt to use equipment on which they have not received instruction. User should ask the supervisor on duty if instruction is needed.
  5. Users should immediately report any injury or facility/equipment problems to the supervisor on duty.
  6. Users must remove and rack all weights after using a piece of equipment. Dumbbells must be returned to the proper storage station.
  7. Users should not move equipment around, or modify equipment in any way.
  8. Users must not rest weights on the benches between sets.
  9. No chalk is allowed in the workout areas.
  10. Slamming or dropping of free weights is prohibited. Weights should not be leaned against walls, glass, or equipment.
  11. Spotters are encouraged when appropriate.
  12. Users must obey all the time limits placed on equipment during peak times.
  13. Screaming or use of offensive language will not be tolerated in the facility.
  14. Equipment shall not be removed from the area for any reason.
  15. Radio station selection and volume will be monitored and changed by the supervisor.
  16. Use exercise machines and equipment only for their intended use.