The Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center provides a world class facility to promote healthy lifestyles and recreational activities. The center is a beacon demonstrating the life, energy, excitement and potential of physical fitness. This facility is unequivocally the best of its type in the country on a college campus.

Location: 1000 Blossom St. Columbia, SC 29208 | Amenities | Room Descriptions/Reservations

• 5 Racquetball Courts
• 1 Squash Court
• 5 Basketball/Volleyball Courts
• 80 Pieces Cardiovascular Equipment
• 160 Strength Training Stations
• 52-foot Climbing Wall
• 1/7-mile Indoor Track
• 1 Floor Hockey/Soccer Court
• 3 Multipurpose Rooms
• 3 Lounge Areas
• 2 Sand Volleyball Courts
• 3 Multipurpose Sport Fields
• 1 Open Rec Green Space
• 1 Support Building with Restrooms and Water Facilities
• Indoor Pool
• Outdoor Pool
• Whirlpool/Spa
• Dry Sauna

• Equipment Checkout
• Daily Lockers
• Locker Rooms
• Annual Lockers (includes towel service)

View fee schedule.

Facilities and services will be available on a regular basis; however, they may be discontinued for a given period because of directives from the University, major maintenance projects, or unforeseen circumstances. Memberships are not prorated because of these events.

Who’s eligible to access the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center?

All students enrolled in good standing and paying fees to the University of South Carolina Columbia campus. A current CarolinaCard must be presented during each visit.
Guest Policy
Locker rental (online payment)
Locker rental (on-site payment)
USC Columbia students enrolled during the spring semester, pre-enrolled for the fall semester but not enrolled in summer school who pay a fee.
Guest Policy
Locker rental (online payment)
Locker rental (on-site payment)
Organized programs & services, such as group exercise classes, intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor adventure trips, locker/towel rental, equipment rental, etc. are available to members at an additional cost.
Current & Retired Faculty & Staff
All permanent full-time faculty and staff as well as retired faculty and staff are eligible to purchase a membership. There are four types of memberships: annual, early bird, 30-day trial and individual use.
• Request 30-day trial: Kim Dozier
Guest Policy
Locker rental (online payment)
Locker rental (on-site payment)
Plus one membership

Non-member faculty/staff may present their CarolinaCard and pay the guest fee of $10 for one-day use of the facility but cannot sponsor a guest.
Taking a class without paying fees does not qualify faculty/staff for the student membership.
Spouse Membership for Faculty/Staff and Students
Current STWFC members can sponsor their spouse. The spouse must present a University of South Carolina Spouse ID card and pay the fee. The sponsor of the membership MUST be present during the time of registration. Employment status will be verified.
Spouse of faculty/staff
Spouse of student form
Membership will be cancelled once the student, faculty or staff member status has changed. Memberships are non-transferable, non-refundable and membership fees are subject to change.
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