State Gym is located on the west side of campus. It was recently renovated in 2012 and now offers a variety of new amenities such as the rock climbing wall and a leisure pool with a high-dive. State gym is a great place not only to exercise, but to have a great time, too!

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Check out this virtual tour of Iowa State University. You can find State Gym listed to the left.

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State Gym
2642 Union Dr.
Ames, IA 50011-2029
Service Desk ph#515-294-6640


Prepay Parking meter spaces are available outside of State Gym on the south side of the building.


All users, omitting guests, must present a valid ISUCard encrypted with the current version number in order to gain access to State Gymnasium. See Eligibility and Fees for detailed information on who can use the facility and cost for passes and locker rental. Guests must show a current photo ID to gain entrance.

Equipment Checkout

Recreation equipment for daily use may be checked out at the State Gym Service Desk by presenting a valid ISUCard encrypted with the current version number. Volleyballs, basketballs, badminton equipment, towels, and other equipment are available for checkout.

Family Hours

Those with current Rec Pass holders have the ability to bring guests under the age of 18 during family hours and another adult dependent/guest. Each Rec Pass holder would be allowed up to four children plus one other adult dependent/guest. Click here for rates, restrictions and policies.

Family Hours at State Gym, Beyer, and Lied Recreation Center are Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. These hours may vary during holiday periods. Please confirm facilities hours for availability.

Facility Reservations

Space is available on a limited basis for tournaments and special programs. A Facility Request Form must be submitted two weeks prior to the event.

Current reservations for this facility: (Updated 7/20/17)

Date Time Group Space Reserved
7/21/17 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Iowa Games West Basketball Courts
7/22/17 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM Iowa Games East Basketball Courts
7/22/17 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM Iowa Games West Basketball Courts
7/23/17 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM Iowa Games West Basketball Courts

Facility includes:

  • Two-court gymnasium — East Gym Old State basketball courts
  • Cycling Room
  • Recreation Services Administration Offices
  • Fitness & Wellness Suite with 2 fitness classrooms
  • Outdoor Recreation Program
  • East side Jogging/Walking Track, One mile = 12 laps
  • West side Indoor Track, One mile = 8 laps
  • Skywalk featuring Precor Ellipticals that connects the State Gym addition to Beyer Hall
  • Three-court regulation sized gymnasium can host 3 basketball courts, 3 volleyball courts or 9 badminton courts
  • Aquatic facilities/recreation pool with 25 person spa; vortex; 3 meter diving platform; water basketball; water volleyball; 3 lap swim lanes, 16’ x 9’ television
  • 40 ft. Rock climbing wall and a 13 ft. bouldering wall
  • Men’s and women’s locker facilities & dry saunas
  • Day Use Lockers (located on the main floor)
    • No overnight storage
    • Locks reset & lockers cleared out every evening before close
  • 2 Multipurpose activity rooms
  • Cardio equipment with cable television and iPod connection
  • Strength equipment
  • Froots: Fresh Smoothies, Salads and Wraps

State Gym has a LEED Platinum Certification. To read about these green features click here.