Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center

The Joseph L. Alioto Recreation center is a key component of the campus, striving to create an inclusive environment that engages all students. All SMC students who are currently enrolled in class have access to the facility, and it only takes a few minutes to register- Simply visit the front desk to learn more!

Fitness Sessions Start Jan 11th 

Check out the variety of sessions for fitness and find the link to register here. Live on campus?  Register for our in-person classes.

Outdoor Recreation Options | Jan 4th - 29th | Closed Monday, Jan 18th MLK Jr Day

  • Lap Swim 3:00-5:00pm
  • Cardio Equipment Reservation 3:00-5:00pm

Reservations for Lap swim and Cardio Equipment for residential students will open on Sunday, Jan 3rd, 2021. Click here to book your spot.

 Looking for information about when the facility will open indoors?  Visit the campus reopening tier information here.

Virtual Fitness Classes Available for the SMC Community

The 2020 Recreation Movement is about staying active together, even when we’re apart. Sign up here with your SMC email.


Incoming SMC Students

Follow the steps for registration here.

Don't wait until you arrive to campus. Use your SMC credentials to log in.

Under the age of 18?

Make sure to have your parent or guardian sign your paper waiver and send to Rachel:

SMC Faculty & Staff Memberships

Due to Closure

Membership fees through 3/15/20 will be captured out of the 3/20/20 paycheck and as of 3/16/20 all membership fees will be suspended until the facility reopens.

Current SMC Faculty and Staff have the opportunity to opt into a payroll deduction for a membership to the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center for $20/month ($10 per pay period). Visit Human Resources office with this form and fill out your facility waiver here. SMC ID card required to enter the facility.  

SMC Volunteers & Adjunct Faculty must aquire authorization code from HR in order to purchase though online portal.


Affiliate Memberships 

Due to Closure

All Affiliate memberships that were active on March 14th will remain frozen. 

The expiration date to your membership will extend to include the days in which we are closed. 


Recreation Services

  • 60,000-square-foot recreation facility
  • 13,800-square-foot fitness area with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Double gymnasium and single gymnasium (basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and badminton)
  • Functional Training room
  • Group exercise room
  • Spin room
  • Swimming pool
  • Hydrotherapy spa
  • Day-use locker room (designated locker rooms for staff and faculty)
  • Climbing wall
  • Central location of club sports and intramural sports

Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center Policies & Procedures

Email us if you have any questions:

The recreation center that gives Saint Mary's College students a place to exercise and hang out has opened its doors (READ MORE). A pool, climbing wall, three indoor courts for basketball, soccer and volleyball, a fitness center, and rooms for yoga, dance and spinning classes the new recreation center has plenty to offer for its college community. From providing more than 150 on-campus student jobsto a myriad of ways to exercise and gather, the Center has something for everyone.

Personal Training has been suspended at this time

Click here to view more information.


NOTICE: Aquatic area policies have been updated.  All facility policies can be found here. Swim attire policies will be strictly enforced and all samples of approved attire can be found here. 

Facility Rentals: If you are interested in renting a part of the facility, please fill out this form.