In response to student and community interest, Rec Sports is proud to open its universal locker room – where members seeking additional privacy can feel safe, comfortable and welcome.
Participation in recreation and wellness activities can have a profound impact on a student’s collegiate experience – helping to reduce stress, increase self-confidence and build a strong sense of community. The universal locker room will allow us to better serve our campus community, including those who may prefer a non-binary or all-gender option, more privacy, or require disability accommodations. The locker room, the first of its kind in the UC system, has many unique features including:
- 406 lockers (both day-use and long-term rental)
- 16 individual changing rooms, including three accessible
- Five private toilets, including two accessible and one that includes an adult changing table
- Seven private showers, including two accessible, all with low-flow showerheads
- Four shared sinks with motion-activated faucets
- Slip-resistant flooring
- Energy-efficient LED lighting
- Benches made from repurposed/reclaimed wood
|September 26, 2018||Universal Locker Room Opens||The Universal Locker Room opened to Rec Sports members and visitors. If you are interested in locker rentals in our new universal locker room, please let our staff know next time you’re at the RSF. Students will be given temporary priority consideration for locker rentals, after which all Rec Sports members will be eligible.|
|December 19, 2017||Construction began|
Much of the large-scale construction will take place over the holiday break and during off-hours to minimize impact on Rec Sports members and operations.
Locker Room Entrances: The Men’ Locker Room entrance has been relocated to Room 42, just past the Wellness Center (Room 36) and the Pro Shop, for the duration of the project. Women will continue to use the existing locker room entrance.
Equipment Check-Out: Equipment check-out has been relocated to the RSF Front Desk, located to the left of the turnstiles, for the duration of the project.
|December 12, 2017||Relocation of affected lockers||Members whose lockers currently reside in the areas affected by the construction must relocate to a new locker space by Tuesday, December 12.|
|March 2017||Project approval & announcement||After an extensive review process by campus officials, the Universal Locker Room Project was approved and announced to Rec Sports students and members.|
UC Berkeley photo by Brittany Hosea-Small