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 | Space Reservation

• 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)

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: please call 803-576-9375
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: please call 803-576-9375

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 (please call 803-576-9375) 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: please call 803-576-9375
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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