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?
Note: Facility hours are subject to change during holidays, Finals Week, and Summer.
- Who is eligible to use 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?
- 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
- What fitness classes are offered?Campus Rec offers a wide variety of group fitness classes to choose from such as Zumba, Yoga, Jazzercize, Jiu Jitsu, and more.
- When & where are the fitness classes taught?The location and times of fitness classes vary. Many are taught in the Clarke Field House, however, please check our website for more information.
- Who are the fitness classes for?Fitness classes are open to all CSUSM students, faculty, and staff.
- Are there any requirements to take a fitness class?Must be a current CSUSM student, faculty, or staff.
- Do I need any prior experience to join a fitness class?No prior experience required!
- Who can I speak to/where can I go to get more information about fitness classes?
- What is wellness?Wellness is an active process of being aware and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. It is an ongoing process of change and growth. Campus Rec focuses on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, which include: Intellectual, Physical, Financial, Social, Occupational, Emotional, Spiritual, and Environmental.
Frequently Asked Questions: Intramurals
- What are intramurals?Intramurals are sports that offer students the opportunity to create their own teams and compete against other CSUSM students.
- What intramurals are offered?
Campus Rec offers a wide range of intramurals. Some examples include Flag Football, Futsal, Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball.
- Who can play in intramurals?Any current CSUSM student can participate in intramurals.
- How do I join an intramural team?Click HERE to join an intramural team.
- Are there requirements to play on an intramural team?Must be a current CSUSM student to participate.
- Does it cost anything to be on an intramural team?Cost varies depending on the sport. It can range anywhere between $5 to $20.
- When do intramurals play?The time varies depending on the sport. Please check our website for updated information.
- Where do intramurals play?
- Do I need any prior experience to play on an intramural team?No prior experience needed!
- Who can I speak to/where can I go to get more information about intramurals?To learn more about intramurals, please go to our website or contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions: Sport Clubs
- What sport clubs are offered?There are a variety of different sport clubs offered. Some include Men & Women’s Lacrosse, Men & Women’s Soccer, Men & Women’s Volleyball, Swim, Surf, Dance, Powerlifting, Baseball, and Esports.
- How do I join a sport club?Our clubs hold tryouts at the beginning of the academic year during fall semester. You can attend the selected dates to tryout for the sports team.
- How will I know when sport club tryouts are held?Tryout dates and times will be posted on flyers throughout the school and can also be found posted on the Campus Rec Instagram highlight under Sport Clubs.
- Who can play on a sport club team?Any current CSUSM student can try out and play for a sport club team.
- Are there requirements to play on a sport club team?Must try out and be a current CSUSM student to participate.
- Does it cost anything to play on a sport club team?Cost varies depending on the sport.
- Where are sport club practices held?
- What days/times are sport club practices & games?Practice and game times vary depending on the sport. Please visit our website for more detailed schedules.
- Do I need any prior experience to join a sport club team?No prior experience needed; however, you must try out to join.
- Who can I speak to/where can I go to get more information about sport clubs?
Frequently Asked Questions: Outdoor Adventures
- What is Outdoor Adventures?Outdoor Adventures offers students the opportunity to meet new people, see new places, and have new and diverse experiences. Our goal is to build group unity through a cooperative effort by appreciating a wilderness adventure and creating friendships. You can choose from a wide variety of day trips, weekend trips, and extended week-long excursions.
- What trips are offered?Trips offered change each semester. Some of our most popular include Camp and Climb Joshua Tree National Park, Mesa Rim Climb Night, Kayak and Snorkel Coronado Island, and Horseback Riding.
- How do I sign up for a trip?Click HERE to register.
- What do the trips cost?
Costs vary depending on the trip.
- Are there any requirements to sign up for a trip?Must be a current CSUSM student to participate.
- How will I know when trips are held?The trip list is updated each semester. Go to our website to see which trips are offered!
- Do I have to drive to the trips myself?Transportation is provided for all trips.
- Am I allowed to bring someone on the trip with me?Only current CSUSM students who have registered for the trip can attend.
- Are there chaperones on the trips?There will be trip leaders and Campus Rec staff on every trip. All participants must abide by the CSU Standards for Student Conduct.
- What do we do on the overnight trips?Activities vary depending on the trip.
- Do I need any prior experience to attend a trip?No prior experience needed!
- Who can I speak to/where can I go to get more information about Outdoor Adventures?