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ASI Program Offerings

Cal Poly Recreation Center

Cal Poly students enrolled in summer school are paying the tuition and UU fee; and therefore, will have access to the Recreation Center during summer quarter. Cal Poly students NOT enrolled in summer school (not paying tuition and UU fee for summer quarter) are eligible to purchase a Recreation Center membership at the student rate. Visit the ASI website for more information.

Hours of Operation Mon-Fri: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recreational Sports Programs


Rec Pool

Mon-Fri: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sat-Sun: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Lap Swimming, Inner-Tube Waterpolo
  • Masters Swim Class and Private Instruction
Leisure Pool Mon-Sun: 11:00 am - Dusk


Cool off and rejuvenate with some lap swimming in the Olympic-size Recreation Pool or enjoy lounging and playing water basketball in the Leisure Pool. We offer a variety of instructional classes for all skill levels and interests, from introductory to Masters swimming classes; SCUBA, aqua aerobics and private swim lessons.

Swim Instruction >

Enjoy an energizing, safe and effective workout in the water that reduces impact to joints while developing cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility and endurance. The class is challenging but promises fun with the high energy music and instructor.

Aqua Fitness >


  • Over 40 Group Exercise Classes held weekdays and weekends
    • Examples: Yoga, Pilates, Body Pump, Cycling
  • Rent-a-Class options available for campus groups
  • TRX Circuit Training Class: Mondays and Wednesdays at noon - 1:00 pm

From 6-Pack Abs to Power Yoga, take your pick of more than 15 unique group fitness classes to choose from offered seven days a week various times throughout the day. The group exercise classes are included with Recreation Center access for students and non-student participants. The diverse, comprehensive offering of classes are taught by a team of highly-skilled, certified instructors. Classes range from 30-90 minutes in length and most are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made at the Pro Shop for two of our more popular classes, Body Pump and Breakaway Cycling to ensure you get a spot at your favorite time.

Group Exercise Descriptions >

Group Exercise Schedule >

Informal Recreation

  • Indoor: Basketball, Volleyball, Futsal, Badminton, Racquetball, Table Tennis, Foosball
  • Outdoor: Sand Volleyball, Water Basketball

Sometimes it's fun to just do your own thing. Along with the opportunity to swim laps, jog around the indoor track, or get a great workout in the weight and cardio areas, the Recreation Center offers scheduled times to play semi-organized sports and activities.

Informal Recreation Schedule >

Intramural Sports

  • 5-week modified schedule for basketball and volleyball leagues

Poly Escapes

Come get a work out and enjoy the outdoors by rope climbing on the 42' climbing wall or free climbing on the 13' bouldering rock. All skill levels are welcome whether you're a new climber or a seasoned climbing machine you can push your fitness level to new heights and meet new friends. Students and non-student Recreation Center members may climb for no additional cost.

Climbing Park

Tue-Sat: 12:00pm - 3:00 pm


July 4, 7, 11: CLOSED

Gear Rental Kayaks, surfboards, camping supplies, etc.

Taking an outdoor adventure of your own and need a tent, sleeping bag or lantern? Poly Escapes has a large selection of outdoor equipment available for you to rent at low cost for a day, a weekend, or a week. You can also rent kayaks, wetsuits, surfboards, snowshoes, stoves, ice chests and much more. Rentals are available to Cal Poly students, faculty/staff, and the local community.

Equipment Rental Catalog >

General Members

Family Fun Days provide opportunities for Recreation Center members to bring their families to enjoy the many amenities of the facility: swimming, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, group exercise classes and the exercise rooms (based upon age requirements).

June 20 - September 1

Hours of Operation

Fri-Sun: regular business hours

Day Passes

Child/Student: $5

Non-Student: $10

Youth Swim Classes

July 12 - August 23

Private and semi-private classes held Saturday mornings

Additional Information

The Recreation Center will be hosting the following programs during the summer. Special SOAR programming will be open to all students.


  • 6 weeks of SOAR programs in the MAC (July 7 - August 12)
  • Includes two nights (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) per week of SOAR Open Night at the Recreation Center


  • 3-week EPIC program will utilize designated spaces two nights per week for activities such as fitness classes, open gym, BBQ, and sand volleyball (July 7-25)

PEACH/EPE Kinesiology Workshops

  • Three different week-long sessions operated in collaboration with the Kinesiology Department and CPE will utilize a variety of areas for conduct workshops (July and first week of August)

University Union

Hours of Operation Mon-Thur: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday: Noon - 11:00 pm
Sunday: Noon- 10:00 pm
ASI Club Services

Clubs are an essential part of Cal Poly. With over 300 Clubs at your fingertips, it is easy to meet students who share the same interests as you do. Whether you're a club officer, an advisor, a member of an existing organization or looking to start a new club: here's where you'll find everything you need to know about club policies, procedures, services, and resources.

Mon-Fri: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Craft Center Programs

Mon-Wed: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu-Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • The Craft Center will offer approximately 10 classes during the summer quarter
    • Examples: Ceramics, Jewelery making, Flameworking, Surfboard shaping
  • Outside of structured classes, students can drop-in and use any studio (provided they are qualified to use the area safely)

Create, relax and escape from your stresses in the ASI Craft Center, a unique environment offering seven well-equipped studios and classes in the following disciplines: ceramics, flameworking, surfboard shaping, skateboard deck construction, baseball bat making, woodworking, jewelry smithing and casting, stained glass and basic bike repair. Classes are taught by student instructors and are primarily targeted at beginners.

Craft Center Summer Class Schedule >

ASI Events

Musical Entertainment

  • DJ on the Pool Deck (tentative)

Special Events

  • Collaboration with SOAR: Weekly MovIe Night in the MAC (free with PolyCard)
  • Finals Fun

Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center

  • Classroom Renovation: Two classrooms will be closed for renovation
  • Enrollment: In the remaining 4 rooms there will be 3 classrooms of children (55+ FTE), and 1 classroom with Poly Trekkers (25 FTE)

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Phone: 805-756-2053