Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation meets the dynamic needs and interests of students by providing programs and services that promote positive physical and mental health. 


Club Sport Approved to Return to Play

Club Sports at Saint Mary's College has been approved to return to play and our students have the opportunity once again to participate in club sport activities, practice, and in-person team functions.  Our highest priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our community and we continue to be informed by national/regional/local governing bodies that allow activities in ways that reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Read more here.


April 6, 2021

On April 7th, 2021 the Joseph L. Alito Recreation Center will open to all students.  Capacity limits will increase to 25%.  See our COVID-19 related protocol here.  Students will need to sign their facility waiver, show their daily green checkmark and check into the facility with the Campus Rec App.  Students are also asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry and throughout their visit.  A facial covering worn properly is required at all times and we ask that you maintain appropriate physical distancing. When using cardio equipment, members will need to keep it intensity appropriate to wearing a mask. Basketball hoop use is limited to non-contact shooting drills with 2 - 3 people.  At this time, pick-up games are not allowed.  For the pool area, students must wear a facial covering unless swimming or eating.  

Thank you for keeping our community safe.  

Campus Recreation.


March 31, 2021

As we look forward to moving towards the Orange Tier Status of both the college and Contra Costa County, additional opportunities for facility use will be available along with the increased capacity limit of 25% in the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center.

In Orange Tier, off-campus resident students will have access to the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center and memberships opportunities are available for residential Brothers and residential employees. 

The consideration of extending memberships to all SMC employees will be determined when the user trends of our SMC students are observed and evaluated. Our priority will be to assure student access is maintained prior to extending additional membership opportunities.

We have established an effective protocol that has provided a clean and safe environment for our current users and we look forward to extending the facility amenities to the rest of our community.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Rebecca Harper, Senior Director for Campus Recreation


Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm, pool open 12:00-7:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am 7:00pm, pool open 12:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm, pool open 11:00-3:00pm


On March 15th, the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center will allow on-campus resident students to use the facility indoors while maintaining the 10% capacity limit.  

The following is available for on-campus resident students with proper registration and check-in. See our COVID-19 Related protocol here.

  • Cardio Equipment
  • Weight Equipment
  • Fitness Classes
  • 1 x 1 Badminton, Pickleball and Table Tennis
  • 1 person shooting on a basketball hoop (Individual drills and shooting)

The Aquatic area is also open for residential students, reservations are not required, but all students are asked to continue following our Campus-Wide Health & Safety Protocol. See our COVID-19 Related Pool Area Policies here

  • Diving board is open for use. 
  • Pool furniture is available for use by members 
  • The pool patio is available for use by members. 

Students and Employees entering the facility will be asked to be prepared to show the “Safe” checkmark via the Daily Health Screening, check-in with the Campus Rec App and use hand sanitizer upon entering and throughout their visit.  They are expected to follow all Joseph L. Alioto policies and the Campus-Wide Health & Safety Protocols


Virtual Fitness Classes Available for the SMC Community

The Nationwide Rec Movement is about staying active together, even when we’re apart. Sign up here with your SMC email.

Rec Center

State of art workout facility. Learn More 

Virtual Intramurals

Check out the virtual programs we offer. Here 


 Fitness Classes

On-campus & Virtual Classes.  Learn More 

Special Events

Learn more about our special events and adventure trips.

COVID-19 Protocol

In-person services are available for on-campus resident students. Read more about our COVID-19 related Protocol 

 Club Sports

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Campus Rec Calendar

View the daily & weekly scheduled events and room reservations. Click Here 

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Work with Campus Rec  View our open positions here and email us.