Fitness and recreation facilities

WSU Fitness and recreation facilities are closed indefinitely.

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the WSU Fitness and recreation facilities are closed indefinitely.
WSU will be in communication with reopening information when it is available.

Please stay safe and follow the CDC's instructions. We all need to do our part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

There are two fitness facilities available for medical students use. The Scott Hall Fitness Room is located on the medical school campus and the Mort Harris Fitness and Recreation Center is located on the main campus of WSU.

Scott Hall Fitness Room

Release and Waiver of Liability - Form

Fitness Room Equipment Request - Form

Report Fitness Room Damaged / Missing Equipment - Form


The fitness room is located in the basement of Scott Hall in room 208. Locker rooms and showers are also available (Men's, Room 114. Women's Room 118).

Hours and Access

Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using your OneCard.

  • Restricted to WSU SOM students
  • Must have completed waiver form on file in the Office of Medical Education


CardioFitness Room Scott Hall

2 Elliptical Trainers
2 Treadmills
Upright Exercise Bike
Stair Stepper

2 Adjustable Benches 
Flat Bench
Power Cage
Olympic Weight Bar, Curl Bar
255 lb. Plate Set
2 – 90 lb. Dumbbell Set
Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar
Fitness RoomLeg Raise/Dip Chair

Additional Equipment

2 Exercise Balls
6 Small, 3 Large Step Platforms and Extensions
Balance Trainer
Floor Mats






Scott Hall Fitness Room Policies and Procedures

These policies have been designed to facilitate student use of the fitness center to its fullest. We hope to create a comfortable atmosphere for you to relax and enjoy your workout.

  1. In case of EMERGENCY, please call Public Safety at (313) 577-2222 from the telephone located in Room 108 or the next nearest telephone that is located on the first floor, just east of the guard desk. Please note, there are three different phone lines set up including a campus and public phone
  2. Observe all posted signs and equipment warnings.
  3. Safe and proper use of equipment is required at all times. Including but not limited to:
    • Not lifting heavy weights alone.
    • Not dropping weights.
    • Racking weights after use.
    • Cleaning equipment with wipes after use.
  4. Actions that threaten the safety and well-being of yourself or others will not be tolerated.
  5. Shirt and athletic shoes must be work at all times. For health and safety reasons, the following is not permitted:
    • Sandals
    • Spiked shoes
    • Work boots
    • Flip-flop shoes
    • Belts
    • Jeans
    • Clothing with rivets
    • Wallet chains
  6. Neither Wayne State University nor the School of Medicine is responsible for personal belongings lost in or stolen from the fitness room.
  7. Use of the Fitness Room is restricted to WSU SOM students who have completed the WSU SOM waiver form on file in the Office of Medical Education
  8. Absolutely no food is allowed in the Fitness Room. Drinks must be in closed containers.
  9. During peak hours, please:
    • Limit time on cardio machines to 30 minutes if others are waiting
    • No super-setting: allow others to work in on weights between sets if they are waiting.
  10. Please report any equipment problems to:


Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center

The Mort Harris RFC is in the center of main campus, directly across from the Student Center Building and across the mall from the Undergraduate Library (view map).

Parking for the Mort Harris RFC is conveniently located in structures 2 and 5 on Anthony Wayne Drive. Metered parking is also available along Cass between Warren and Palmer and on Warren between Cass and the Lodge service drive.


  • 78,000 square foot open fitness area with a variety of cardio, selectorized and free weight equipment
  • 30-foot high climbing wall
  • Full-size gymnasium with 2 basketball courts and option for volleyball
  • 3-lane walking track
  • Aerobics/group fitness area

Campus Recreation has a lot to offer students including fitness classes, personal training, intramural and club sports, and numerous other facilities. Please visit Mort Harris RFC for additional information, including Fitness Center hours.


Student Lounge

The student lounge is a large comfortable space designated as a place for recreation and relaxation for SOM students. It has a pool table, cable TVs, lounging furniture and a private room for meeting and studying.

The student lounge is located on the first floor of Scott Hall, near the west exit of the cafeteria.

Hours and Access
Accessible 24/7 with a key code that is available through the Learning Spaces & Support Office.

Report damage and or suggest improvements for the student lounge.


Music Room 

The music room was created for musically inclined students who want to escape and relax. The music room has a beautiful piano and space for students that desire to play other instruments

The music room is located on the 2nd floor of the north side of Scott Hall, Room 2313 (adjacent to the student mailboxes).

Hours and Access
Accessible 24/7 with a key code that is available through the Learning Spaces & Support Office.

Report damage and or suggest improvements for the music room.

Meditation Room 

The meditation room is a peaceful, tranquil room designated for students seeking solace and privacy.

The meditation room is located on the 2nd floor of the Mazurek Building, directly in front of the elevator.

Hours and Access
Accessible 24/7 without a key code.

Report damage and or suggest improvements for the meditation room.