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Frequently Asked Questions: Clarke Field House

  • What is The Clarke?
    The Clarke is an abbrevieated name for The M. Gordon Clarke Field House / University Student Union. The Clarke is a combination recreation facility and student union.  The recreation facilities include a fitness center, half court gymnasium, full-size outdoor basketball court, and a sand volley ball court.  The student union is composed of a conference center as well as various student lounge areas. Tenants include ASI Campus Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics. 
  • Where is The Clarke located?
    The Clarke is located on the corner of Campus Way and Campus View Drive across the street from the University Village Apartments.  From highway 78, turn south onto Twin Oaks Valley Road, left onto Barham Drive, right onto Campus Way, and right into The Clarke parking lot. View Campus Directions, Maps and Parking information.
  • What hours are The Clarke open?

    Monday-Thursday: 6am-10pm
    Friday: 6am-8pm
    Saturday: 10am-6pm
    Sunday: 12pm-8pm

    Note: Facility hours are subject to change during holidays, Finals Week, and Summer. 

  • Who is eligible to use The Clarke?

    All members of the campus community, including faculty and staff, are eligible to utilize the facility. Outside community members must be "sponsored" by current active members in order to attain membership to The Clarke.

  • How do I become a member of The Clarke?
    To become a member, you must complete a set of liability waiver forms and complete a brief facility orientation.  Membership forms are available upon request at the information desk of The Clarke.  
  • What does membership cost?
    Membership for most matriculated students are paid via university registration fees. All other students, including Open University, Extended Learning, and ALCI (American Language Cultural Institute) students, must pay a membership fee.  Faculty and Staff may activate their memberships by paying monthly or through payroll deduction.  The membership fee varies depending on the payment method selected as well as the member type. For more information regarding specific fees, please visit the Athletics wesite
  • What employment opportunities are available at The Clarke?
    For positions beginning in the fall, applications will be available the preceding spring.  A group selection process in mid-April.  The Clarke student assistant positions include duties at the information desk, event operations, fitness center, and marketing specialists.  Applications are available at the information desk. 
  • How do I make a suggestion/complaint?
    To submit your suggestion or concern, fill out and submit a comment card at the front desk. 
  • How can I reserve part of the facility?
    To reserve a part of the facility, visit our Clarke Event Scheduling website for more information or contact (760) 750-7400 or by email.
  • What offices or departments are included at The Clarke?
    The Clarke currently provides office space for staff of the Athletics Department, ASI Campus Recreation, and The Clarke operations staff.  The Kinesiology Department schedules various Undergraduate courses located at The Clarke, however, does not have faculty offices in the building.
  • Are there any food service vendors at The Clarke?
    At this time there are no current food service vendors located at The Clarke.  Vending machines featuring beverages and snacks are located in the building outside of the Fitness Center in the hallway.


Frequently Asked Questions: Campus Recreation

  • What is Campus Recreation?
    Campus Rec is dedicated to promoting holistic wellness and enriching the CSUSM experience by providing inclusive recreational services, facilities, and opportunities. 
  • Where is Campus Recreation located?
    Campus Rec is located at Clarke Field House offices 108 and 106L, and ProStaff offices are located at Clarke Field House 123A, B, C, & D. 
  • Who is Campus Recreation for?
    Campus Rec programs are open to ALL CSUSM students, faculty, and staff.  
  • What services does Campus Recreaction offer?
    Campus Rec offers many different services. There are three different programs within Campus Rec: Fitness & Wellness, Sport Clubs & Intramurals, and Outdoor Adventures. 
  • What events does Campus Recreation host?
    There are three big events hosted by Campus Rec: REC Fest, Harvest Fest, and Wellness Fair. Campus Rec also offers smaller events throughout the semester such as Bingo, Trivia, Pick Up Sports, and more! 
  • What are the 8 Dimensions of Wellness?

    Campus Rec strives to incorporate the 8 Dimensions of Wellness in everything we do. The 8 Dimensions include the following: 

    Financial: Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.

    Intellectual: Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills. 

    Physical: Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep. Financial: The Process of developing the skills to successfully manage one’s financial portfolio. 

    Social: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system. 

    Occupational: Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work. 

    Emotional: Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. 

    Spiritual: Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life. 

    Environmental: Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support wellbeing. 


Frequently Asked Questions: Fitness & Wellness


Frequently Asked Questions: Intramurals


Frequently Asked Questions: Sport Clubs


Frequently Asked Questions: Outdoor Adventures