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Membership and Access

University of Portland Students in good standing and paid for current semester receive free access to the Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center (BRWC).

University of Portland Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Staff, Emeritus/Retired Faculty, and Holy Cross members receive free access to the BRWC.

User entrance to the Beauchamp Center is via the doors on the Portsmouth Blvd. side, and requires a U.P. I.D.  Once inside, users check in at the front desk.   

Semester & Day-use Passes

  • University of Portland Students, Faculty and Staff may purchase a Spouse/domestic partner/child 18+ years old pass for $120/semester, (summer may be less). 
  • Students on-leave may purchase a membership for the semester of leave to access the BRWC for $120/semester.
  • University of Portland Students, Faculty, Staff, Emeritus/Retired Faculty, alumni, partner/spouse members, and Holy Cross members may bring a guest to use the BRWC with them in accordance with the BRWC Guest Pass Policy.
  • Guest passes are $8.00 and are valid until the end of the day. 
  • Guests must be at least 18 years old except when stipulated for special programs.
  • Guests are limited to 5 visits per month
  • Members who sponsor guests are limited to 2 guests per visit, and must be in the facility for the duration of their visit.
  • Facility guests agree to comply with University of Portland and BRWC policies. The guest sponsor is accountable for the behavior of their guest, and is responsible for any damages to equipment or the facility, and for injuries to facility users that result from actions by guest.
  • Guests must present a current form of photo identification (Driver’s License, Passport, University ID) to BRWC staff, who will record necessary information.
  • Sponsors may check out equipment for guests if needed.
  • Guests may not use the climbing wall area or participate in fitness classes unless a special program for guests is being held in one of those areas.
  • BRWC staff reserves the right to refuse admittance to guests or sponsors if they appear to be under the influence of intoxicants or may pose a safety threat to facility users.


  • Closed-toed shoes are required at all times.
  • Unaltered, appropriate athletic clothing required at all times, eg., shirts, shorts must not have parts cut out.
  • Gaping tank-tops/muscle tanks are not permitted.  Tank-top arm holes must reach the armpit. 
  • Jeans and other pants with rivets are not allowed.  Belts are not allowed.
  • Patrons who do not adhere to policies related to attire, will be asked to make the necessary changes and will be asked to leave if they do not.  Staff will document the violation.

Safety & Etiquette

  • Talking on cell phones is not allowed in work-out areas.
  • Recreational Services is not responsible for personal belongings. Please lock personal items in a locker. Day-use and semester lockers are available.
  • Food and soda are not allowed in the facility.  Water and sports drinks only.
  • Patrons are required to clean workout equipment and/or machines after each use with the cleaning towels provided.
  • Personal audio may only be listed to with headphones or earbuds.  Speakers are not allowed.
  • Personal mats are required for yoga classes.  No loaners are available.
Equipment Rental
  • Patrons with an active membership may rent BRWC sports equipment from the front desk.
  • All equipment must remain in the BRWC throughout use unless it is designated as an outdoor rental item.
  • Users must return all equipment to the front desk the same day it is checked out, unless arranged ahead of time.  Late return fees of $5 per day apply.
  • If equipment is lost, stolen or damaged, patron will be charged the full replacement value. Equipment is considered lost if it is not returned within 5 days of the check-out date.
Locker & Towel Service 
  • Please secure personal items in a locker. Day-use and semester lockers are available. Recreational Services is not responsible for personal belongings of patrons.
  • Day-use lockers are free of charge. They should be cleared by closing each day. BRWC will remove all items not cleared by days end and take them to Campus Safety.
  • Personal lockers for students, faculty and staff are available to rent. Small lockers are $30/semester, medium lockers are $40/semester, and large lockers are $60/semester.  Large locker rentals are limited to faculty and staff use.
  • BRWC will email locker customers toward the end of each semester to request renewal of lockers or clearance by a deadline.
  • After the locker clearance deadline, BRWC staff will remove locker items, bag & tag them and take them to Campus Safety. Campus Safety will donate items not picked up within 7 days.
  • Towel service is included with locker rentals. Towel users should return them to the front desk after use. Patrons may only take one large at a time.
  • Hand towels are available for patrons throughout the facility to absorb sweat and to clean machines after use.
Weight Room 
  • All workout areas involve risk. Patrons should use their judgment and consider consulting a doctor if they have any doubt that they are physically able to take part in activities.  Some areas of the Recreation Center involve additional risk due to the equipment or type of activity.  Users should ask for help and attend training and orientation sessions if available to learn proper technique and safety.
  • Use proper technique and spotters when necessary. Check the area before beginning lifts to ensure that if you cannot control the weight, yourself and other users are not at risk of injury.
  • Weight room users should share weight equipment and allow others to work in between sets.
  • Free weights may not be moved out of the weight room at any time.
  • Spotting is recommended for all overhead lifts.
  • Lifts that involve dropping the bar from above shoulder height are impermissible.
  • Backpacks and gear not being actively used are not allowed in the weight room.
  • Patrons who do not adhere to policies related to the weight room will be asked to exit the weight room by BRWC staff.  If patrons continue to dismiss weight room policies in future visits, BRWC staff will suspend or revoke access.
Fitness Classes
  • Students, Faculty and Staff must register to participate in fitness classes at the BRWC. Registration is accepted online at recservices.up.edu or at the front desk. 
  • Students are not permitted to attend “Faculty/Staff” classes during fall & winter semesters.
  • Classes are open to spouse/partner members if space is available after student/faculty/staff registration.  Guests may attend if room is available after above users.
Climbing Wall
Orientation & training by BRWC staff is required.  Please check here, for Climbing wall information.


Intramural Sports
Open to current students, faculty and staff in good standing.  Friends, guests, spouses and alumni are not eligible.  Check here for Intramural information & policies.

Facility Reservations and Policies

Beauchamp Center
  • Groups larger than 8 must reserve an area within the BRWC prior to use.
  • All outside event registrations/requests should be made through the University Events Office.
  • Sport club reservations are managed by the Director of Recreational Services. 
Franz Field
  • Priority order for use is Intramural Sports, Club Sports, student groups, Athletics
  • Reservations are required for use.
  • No bikes, animals or food allowed.
  • Appropriate shoes/cleans with clean soles required.
  • Cars must be parked in the parking lot, and not along the rode next to the field, which is a fire lane.
Prusynski Pitch (artificial turf soccer field)
  • Priority order for use is Athletics, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, student groups
  • Reservations are required for use.
  • No bikes, animals or food allowed.
  • Appropriate shoes/cleans with clean soles required.
Shipstad Quad
  • No cleats allowed.
  • Use priority is Intramural Sports and then drop-in use.

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in any of our activities, please contact the director of recreational services at 503.943.7177.