FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)
What’s included in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center?
The Beckerman Center is a comprehensive Student Recreation Complex consisting of:
* 6,000 square feet of fitness space featuring:
* State of the art cardio equipment; most with personal viewing screens
* An exclusive line of nautilus free weight and selectorized machines
* A Juice Bar
* 2 full size activity courts for Basketball/Volleyball/ Badminton
* A MAC court (Multi-Activity Court)
* 2 Racquetball courts
* 2 group fitness performance studios
* Locker rooms and spaces to lounge.
Who can join?
All undergraduate and graduate students are allowed access to the Beckerman Center at no additional cost during the academic year. There is an additional fee to use the Beckerman Center during the summer. Rates for Faculty/Staff and Alumni are listed on the website and in our campus recreation magazine.
May I bring a guest?
Students are allowed one free guest a semester. All other membership may bring a guest by purchasing a single entry guest pass at time of visit; there is a limit of three guests per member per day. Guests must enter and exit with their sponsor, provide a picture ID and sign a release of liability form. The guest pass is good for one entry to the facility; guests may not exit the facility and re-enter at a later time.
Who may purchase a self-sponsored pass?
Faculty/Staff may sponsor themselves at a rate of $5 for a single entry. UNH students may self sponsor themselves in the summer for $7.
What are the policies on membership for family members?
Faculty/Staff and student household memberships are available and can be found in our membership information on the website. Family hours will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday where current members can bring in their significant others and children for free. Please contact the Welcome Center for more information.
When can I purchase a membership?
Memberships must be processed in person anytime the building is open at the Welcome Desk.
May a membership be “frozen” or put on hold for a length of time?
Memberships may only be frozen for medical reasons. Memberships are not put on hold for vacations, work leaves of absences, or summer months.
Equiptment Rentals and Pro Shop:
What equipment is available for check out?
A variety of equipment is available for free daily check out with ID card. The list of items available for check out and for sale change often so please be sure to stop by the equipment issue desk or call x2966 for an updated list.
What retail items are available at the Beckerman Center?
The list of items available for check out and for sale change often so please be sure to stop by the equipment issue desk or call x2966 for an updated list
What types of lockers are available?
Full size lockers are available to rent for $10/month. Additionally, there are full size lockers for day use. You can bring your own lock or purchase one from our pro-shop. Wallet lockers are now available in the upstairs fitness center at no cost.
What about towels?
Towels are available for checkout at equipment issue.
How do I reserve a racquetball court?
Reservations may be made in person or over the phone one day in advance. Reservations are for one hour. After a ten-minute grace period, the reservation is lost and anyone may use the court.
What are the building hours?
Academic year, September through May, facility hours:
Monday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8p.m.
Sunday 11am – 10pm
Summer and winter break facility hours vary and can be found on the website prior to and during breaks.
The Beckerman Center is closed New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving,Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Any additional closures due to events or routine maintenance will be posted on the website and/or magazine. Please note: Access to the facility is not permitted prior to scheduled opening time. All activity ends at building closing time; members have 15 minutes to exit the facility.
When is the facility busiest?
Peak times vary, but typically the building is busiest 4 p.m. – 9 p.m during the week.
What if I forgot my ID? May I still enter the facility?
Sorry, no. Proper membership identification is required for facility entry. Showing proper identification to the Customer Service Attendant is the only acceptable method of proving your membership status. A vaild driver's license or other form of picture ID is acceptable.
Are spectators allowed?
Spectators are allowed into the facility to watch scheduled activities such as RecSports or club sports contests. Non-members must get prior approval from the program director.
Is parking available?
There is no special or specific parking associated with your membership.
Is babysitting available?
Programs and Fitness Services
Do you offer personal training and massage? Can I bring my own personal trainer?
Personal Training is available! Please refer to the website or the fitness brochure for the most updated information. All personal trainers must be hired through Campus Recreation. At this time, we do not offer massage services.
May non-members participate in instructional programs?
Yes, but they must register as a guest first.
Do you have group fitness classes? What other classes are available?
Yes, and all of our basic classes are free! Classes are scheduled daily and include a wide range of methods. Please refer to the current schedule for class times and descriptions.
Lifetime Health & Skill classes are also available throughout the semester so check the website and the brochure for more information.
Do you have to be a member to take classes?
No, you may self sponsor yourself for a fee and have the full benefits as a member for that one visit, this includes our basic Group X classes.
Who may participate in the Rec Sports program?
REC Sports registration is FREE to all current students and Beckerman Recreation Center members.
If activities are held in the Beckerman Recreation Center, the individual must either be a member or self sponsor themself for $7 each REC Sports game/contest. Be sure to check out all of our sports/activities on the website or stop in and see what you can play today!
Can I reserve the Beckerman Center?
ChargerREC programs and allowing for adequate drop in/leisure recreation times always take priority in reserving facility spaces within the Beckerman Recreation Center. An application to reserve sections of the facility is now available online under "David A Beckerman Recreation Center" on our website.
Are there open studio times?
Yes, we now offer open studio times to meet your recreational needs! Room 204 is open whenever there are no previously scheduled classes, programs or reservations booked. Please refer to our Fitness and Wellness section for the full schedule.
What can I do in the open studio?
The studios may be used as a space to stretch, perform fitball exercises or dance. We do not allow any wrestling, contact martial arts or tap/step dancing. Standard group fitness studio rules apply.
ChargerREC Phone Numbers
Mike Schneider (Director), (203) 931-2961
Michelle Scott (Asst. Director Fitness/Wellness), (203) 931-2963
Jeffrey Ryder (Asst. Director Student Development/Activities), (203) 931-2962
Stephanie Souvenir (Operation Coordinator), (203) 931 - 2964
Graduate Assistants - (203) 931-2965
Membership Desk - (203) 931-2965
Equipment Issue - (203) 931-2966