Students that are active /currently enrolled in Southern Miss satellite facilities are welcome to show their student ID, swipe in, and use the Payne Center when they are on the Hattiesburg campus.
For participation purposes, the department of Campus Recreation defines a child as anyone 15 years of age or younger. Children may use the Payne Center during the following periods: any Friday beginning at 5pm; Saturdays and Sundays during Fall and Spring Semesters; any day during summer semester or holiday breaks. During the summer semester, children with adult supervision (REC Cardholders) can use approved areas of the Payne Center. Children 15 years of age and younger are not allowed on the upper-level (exceptions may be made for tours).
No private instruction of patrons is allowed in the Payne Center facility. The only approved private instruction is by Payne Center employees.
Each Rec Cardholder is allowed to bring in guests, using a separate guest pass to sponsor each guest. A Campus Recreation guest pass is valid for one person to enter the Payne Center for one visit for $10/day. REC Cardholder must remain with the guest at all times and he/she is responsible for the actions of the guest. Guests must show picture ID to enter the facility (16 years of age or older). Each guest is allowed up to three (3) passes per semester. Children (15 years of age and younger) may only use the Payne Center during the following periods with a parent or guardian who is a REC Cardholder: Friday’s beginning at 5pm; Saturdays and Sundays; semester breaks; or holidays (refer to Children’s Policy and Spectator Policy for further information).
A participant without his/her university ID or REC card, may receive one courtesy pass per semester. The participant must provide their number and name and be verified via photo in the computer system by Welcome Desk. If the participant has already been issued a courtesy pass during the semester, he/she will be required to pay the $10 for a guest pass. A participant may present a government issued photo ID to enter the facility in place of their university ID.
Any patron who donates $500-$10,000 falls into the Eagle Club category and is eligible to purchase a Rec Card for one year. Honor Club members are those who donate in the $10,000 and above category and are eligible to receive two REC Cards for the first year based on their level of giving. Eagle Club and Honor Club members’ names are listed in the print out provided by the Alumni Association. If their name is not in the print out and it is after business hours, the CSOD should issue a courtesy pass. Take the customer’s name and number and the Facility Coordinator will follow up the next business day. (See Welcome Center staff for more details)
This group of senior citizens may utilize the Payne Center during regular building hours. OLLI members will purchase the Emeritus/Retiree/OLLI Membership through the Welcome Center desk. Members of this group will use their Campus Recreation identification card for admittance.
A Rec Cardholder is allowed to bring in guests by using a guest pass to sponsor the guest. The guest pass is valid for one person for one visit only. The REC Cardholder must remain with the guest at all times and he/she is responsible for the actions of the guest. Any misuse of facilities/ equipment or disregard for policies/ procedures on the part of the guest may result in termination of REC Card privileges. Guests must present picture ID to enter the facility (16 years of age or older) which will be secured at the Sales Desk for the duration of the guest visit. Each guest is allowed up to three (3) passes per semester. A fee of $10 per guest will be charged for each visit for adult and child.
A special Rec pass allows a guest to enter the facility and check out equipment without a sponsor. A special Rec pass may be requested only by the professional staff through the Director of Campus Recreation.
A military membership is available for anyone with a military ID.
Southern Miss Alumni are allowed to purchase a membership to the Payne Center. Alumni must be a current member of the Southern Miss Alumni Association or purchase the Alumni Association membership through the Payne Center Welcome Desk in order to start their Payne Center membership.
If a student group (Dixie Darlings, track team, basketball teams, Southern Misses, etc.) has made a reservation to utilize the Payne Center, the students are allowed to enter the Payne Center without their student ID cards by providing their ID number, IF they come in as a group. Students coming in by themselves will be required to have their student ID cards to enter the Payne Center. If the student does not have their ID card, they are allowed to have one courtesy pass per semester or can pay the $10 guest pass fee. They must be escorted to the group.
Guests may enter the Payne Center if accompanied by a REC Cardholder to watch Intramural Sports events for a $10 per person fee. They must show proper identification upon entering the facility and fill out the required guest pass in the sales office/Welcome Center. The current Payne Center children’s policy will be followed for Intramural events in the Payne Center.
Guests may enter Payne Center but must go directly to the reserved facility and remain there during the event. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Campus Recreation children policy is not in effect based on age, time or day of week. Children are prohibited from the second floor unless approved by the Campus Recreation Director. Children can not be left unattended even if a parent is participating.
A student who is attending an academic class held in the Payne Center must swipe in using their Student ID in order to enter through the turnstile. IF they do not have a Student ID, they will be escorted to class by a Facility Supervisor. Their student ID is preferred to swipe them through. Students may have to wait for the Facility Supervisor to become available.
All signage must be approved by the Assistant Director for Marketing and Public Relations and the Director.
WELCOME TO THE PAYNE CENTER
FREE WEIGHT ROOM POLICIES
WorkOut Zone Policies
Dropping dumbbells or weight stacks is not allowed.
Rock Climbing Wall Policies