Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center

Campus Recreation

Missouri State University Recreation Center

The Foster Recreation Center is an amazing addition to Missouri State. It offers a place for the entire campus community to work out, play and learn about healthy living, becoming the central campus hub for promoting and supporting healthy living.

Recreation Center Waiver of Liability

All members of the Foster Recreation Center must sign the waiver of liability before using the facility.  For instructions on where to find the waiver, click here.

  Foster Recreation Center (FRC) Hours

Fall and Spring

6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Noon–11:00 p.m.

Monday- Friday
6:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Noon–8:00 p.m

FRC Family Hours 

Fall and Spring


4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.


Noon-4:00 p.m.


6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Noon-8:00 p.m.

We have Family Hours during all breaks and holidays.  Please see Break and Holidays Hours

Family hours are available for FRC members to bring children, under the age of 18, to the FRC.  All children must purchase a day pass ($3.00) and be accompanied by a current or eligible FRC member at all times.  

Aquatic Center Hours

Climbing Wall Hours 

Note: If the University is closed due to inclement weather, the center will be open for limited hours; classes, intramural games and other scheduled events will not be held.


Swimming Pool part of aquatics

Services offered by the Foster Recreation Center

Climbing Wall located in the Foster Recreation Center

Additional resources

Closures and Reduced Hours

Features and benefits

This state-of-the-art, LEED-certified facility offers students, faculty and staff great resources for living healthy lives:

  • A large recreational pool with warm water, lap lanes, underwater seating with hydrotherapy jets, water-current channel for walking and therapy, zip line, LED lights and wheelchair accessibility
  • Spa in pool area
  • Sauna
  • Indoor jogging track 
  • Fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights
  • Wellness suite, a quiet space with a more private workout zone
  • Rock-climbing and bouldering walls
  • Free-standing boulder outside for climbing
  • Three basketball courts
  • Spaces to play sports such as badminton, dodge ball and indoor soccer
  • Studios for dancing and other fitness classes
  • Lounge areas with computer stations and flat-screen televisions
  • Men's, women's and universal locker rooms