State Gym

State Gym

State Gym

View Spring 2021 Semester Facility Hours

Face Mask Policy

  • Face masks are required at all times while inside of State Gym.
  • Face masks are required at all times while inside of Beyer Hall; face masks are not required for swimmers in the water at Beyer Pool.
  • Face masks are required at all times while inside of the Lied Recreation Athletic Center.
  • Mouth and nose must be completely covered. Face shields may not be worn alone, but are allowed when worn in addition to a mask.
  • Due to social/physical distancing recommendations, all Rec Services facilities will operate with a reduced capacity. Check here for up-to-date user counts.
  • Face masks are not required while in the shower.

Closed: pool/hot tub, bouldering wall, drinking fountains, west track, gymnasiums for basketball/volleyball


State Pool

  • State Pool will not be open for its typical lap or open swim times.  State Pool will be dedicated to our fitness classes and aquatic-related sport clubs.


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!

See State Gym on a campus map. 

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


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 Membership 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

Due to COVID-19, there will not be equipment checkout until further notice.

Family Hours

Those with current Rec Pass holders, that are 18 years or older, 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.

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 to reserve for tournaments, student groups and special programs. A Facility Request Form must be submitted two weeks prior to the event.

Click here for a schedule of facility reservations.

Facility includes:

  • 5 Basketball courts
  • 3 Volleyball / Badminton Courts
  • 125 Pieces of weight and cardio equipment with cable television and phone connection
  • 2 Indoor running tracks – West track- 8 laps/1 mile  – East track- 12 laps/1 mile
  • Indoor leisure 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
  • Fitness Suite with yoga and Pilates/Barre fitness classrooms
  • Cycling Studio
  • 2 Multipurpose activity rooms
  • Skywalk featuring Precor Ellipticals that connects the State Gym addition to Beyer Hall
  • Locker rooms with lockers to rent and individual changing/shower rooms
  • Day Use Lockers (located on main floor) – No overnight storage/Locks reset & lockers cleared out every evening before close
  • Recreation Services Administration Offices
  • Outdoor Recreation Program Office


May Facility Hours

12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM