Student Life Center (SLC)

Student Life Center

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In response to the current situation with Coronavirus, Campus Recreation will be modifying service for the Spring 2022 School semester. This is subject to change with guidance from the administration.

Your safety is our primary concern. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation as we all work together to mitigate the spread of this virus.


UH Hilo Student Life Center reopened the Fall of 2020 semester. IDs are required and must be validated at campus center. Faculty/Staff Memberships also resumed on September 1st. Alumni memberships will resume when space becomes available.


The goal for the Student Life Center facility is to expose as many as possible of the UH Hilo Community to activities that will improve their quality of life. The Student Life Center strives to provide an open, safe environment for recreation, learning, and social interaction while meeting user demands. The primary purpose and focus for the new Student Life Center is for student usage. Thoughtful planning is given to facility policies and procedures to preserve student recreational programming space.

Pool and Gym Usage

Student Life Center poolStudent Life Center pool Campus Recreation will be using a reservation system to ensure maximum capacity is not exceeded and allow for sanitizing of the facility. Everyone must wear a face covering at all times, even while working out. The only exception is while swimming. Sign up for one timeslot per day/per person. The building will be cleared every 1 hr and 45 minutes for sanitizing.

Restrooms are open. No towel or locker rentals will be available during this time. CDC guidelines recommends showering and changing at home.

Hours and Sign-up

Programming - To sign up for programming notifications about zoom sessions, classes, outdoor events, and equipment rentals. Please use this sign-up form

About the Facility

Pool side of Student Life Center

The UH Hilo Student Life Center construction was completed and opened September 2008. This beautiful facility consists of nearly 23,000 square feet of indoor fitness/recreational rooms, a cardio and weight room, dance and aerobics rooms, a lounge with wireless internet, an indoor cafe', locker rooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and an open deck by the swimming pool.

Vulcan Video Productions recently conducted a building tour of the Student Life Center. View it on YouTube

Press releases about the Center