Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center

Student walking in front Sumers Rec Center

The Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center officially opened on Oct. 29, 2016, revitalizing the southwest corner of the Danforth Campus and giving the Washington University community a modern and dynamic space to congregate and engage in recreational pursuits. The state-of- the-art fitness and recreation facilities encourage visitors to develop healthy lifestyles and lifelong habits.

Sumers is an innovative and inclusive facility, outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment that provides and individualized experience. Programming at Sumers Rec promotes and encourages healthy lifestyles, physical fitness, emotional and social well-being, leadership, and athletic performance.

The Sumers Recreation Center is also a place to recharge with furnished relaxation space, massage therapy, and a health promotion suite. With dedicated small group seating and lounge areas, Sumers Rec serves as a magnet for social connections and community gathering on the WashU campus.

Modified COVID-19 Operations

The Sumers Recreation Center is currently open to students only, but will expand access to faculty, staff, retirees and alumni beginning July 6. Read this announcement for more information.

The facility is open for set time blocks followed by a 30-minute closure during which all high-touch surfaces are cleaned with a disinfectant fogger.


6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Report times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 a.m.)
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closed for disinfecting
11:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. (Report times: 11:00, 11:30 a.m., 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 p.m.)
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed for disinfecting
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Report times: 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 p.m.)


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Report times: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 a.m., 12:00, 12:30, 1:00 p.m.)
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closed for disinfecting
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Report times: 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 p.m.)

This schedule is subject to change.

Regular Semester Hours

Below are the typical hours for a regular semester. The Summers Recreation Center is currently operating under modified hours due to COVID-19. 

6 a.m.-11 p.m.
6 a.m.-9 p.m.
8 a.m.-9 p.m.
9 a.m.-11 p.m.

Front Desk Phone: 314-935-4619
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