COVID-19 Advisory

Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: April 9, 2021

Campus Recreation

Foster Recreation Center and outdoor boulder with students walking on campus around them

Foster Recreation Center Hours:

Day Time
Monday - Thursday

6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For other program hours, please visit that program's specific page.
**There will be no family hours offered and no guests allowed at this time. Please contact or 417-836-5334 to get the most up to date information. 

Policies and expectations

Occupancy flow and capacity management

This includes measures to control number of patrons and traffic flow in our facility. Our goal is to comply with local, state and federal guidelines as well as those directives from University Leadership. We look to ensure minimum distances and relieve any crowding of high traffic areas in the facility. Our plan includes maximum capacities created from Springfield Local Government guidance equations based on square footage, as well as socially distanced equipment stations.   

Hygiene protocol and protective measures

This includes measures to ensure employee health and safety, as well as patron health and safety. Protective measures will be taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our goal is to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines, as well as those directives from University Leadership. We look to ensure that appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is available and utilized correctly to reduce spread of transmission. Our plan includes sanitizing on a regular schedule before and after use, encouraging good hygiene practices, and requiring employees to wear PPE while urging patrons to do so as well.  

Patron centered rules and precautions
  • Masks must be worn while entering or exiting the facility, and while utilizing the common areas of the facility (including restrooms, locker rooms, stairwells, elevators, and lobbies).
  • Upon entering the facility or starting a program, patrons will have access to multiple hand sanitizer dispensers. Patrons will be encouraged to utilize these before starting their workout or participation in a program. Additionally, dispensers will be available throughout the facility.
  • Patrons will be encouraged to wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Patrons will be encouraged maintain six (6) feet physical distancing throughout the facility including during open recreation on the courts.
  • All drinking fountains will be closed; therefore, patrons will be encouraged to bring personal water bottles in the absence of this amenity.
  • Signage will be posted for patrons that provide guidance on proper cough and sneeze compliance and additional signage will be posted in the restrooms that provides guidance on proper hand washing techniques per the CDC.
  • Patrons will be encouraged and reminded to stay home if sick or if exposure has occurred, through signage in the building and social media outlets.
Operations Centered Rules and Precautions
  • Surfaces and equipment will be sanitized regularly with appropriate disinfectant supplies as stated above per employee and patron guidelines.
  • Lobby areas will be discouraged of loitering, in cases where a line could build up, traffic flow signage will be posted and distance markers will be set.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations will be put throughout the facility for regular patron use.
  • Drinking fountains will be shut down to avoid lines and transmission of germs. Water bottle filling stations will remain open 

About Campus Recreation

We are a community dedicated to providing opportunities for recreation and wellness that develop healthy and engaged citizens.


Locations across campus provide Missouri State students and employees with great tools for their various recreational activities.

Online Services

Manage memberships, reserve equipment, and register for classes and recreational sports with the online service center.


Get to know the members of the Campus Recreation staff or contact one of our staff members directly.

Sustainable Features

The Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center offers a walking tour that points out the sustainable features of Missouri State University's Recreation Center.

Certifications and Trainings

One way Campus Recreation promotes healthy living and wellness is by offering Missouri State students and employees the opportunity to receive training and certification in lifesaving techniques, fitness instruction and more.

Employment Opportunities

Campus Recreation offers part-time jobs with flexible hours, valuable work experience and a great atmosphere. Many positions do not require previous experience and are able to accommodate student schedules.

Advisory Board

Be the voice for faculty, staff, and students. Join the Campus Recreation Advisory Board.

Contact us

Mailing Address
Foster Recreation Center
Missouri State University
Campus Recreation
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Office Location
Foster Recreation Center 104