Lund Center Policies

With the opening of the new Fitness Center expansion, the College has instituted some new policies for the use of the facility during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. One key change involves current students and staff needing to sign a waiver before being allowed to access the facility. This will start on Tuesday morning September 6, 2022. Another key change is that spouses/partners and dependents of current students and employees will now need to pay a membership fee in order to use Lund Center facilities (including the forum, the swimming pool, and the ice rink).

The Waiver

The Lund Center fitness facility is a controlled access facility so to enter the forum, weight room, cardio equipment and group exercise rooms, users must use their Gustavus ID to enter. Each student, employee, and 2022 Gustavus graduate will need to sign the waiver before their ID will be cleared to allow access to the facility beginning Tuesday morning September 6. You can access the waiver at this link: https://gustavus.edu/forms/lund-campus-waiver. All Gustavus ID cards will be deactivated at 9 pm on Monday evening and then uploaded at 5 am on Tuesday. All students and employees who sign the waiver prior to 9 pm Monday evening, September 5 will be cleared to access the facility on Tuesday morning, September 6. Others who have not signed the waiver will be able to use a QR code at the desk to sign the waiver at which time they will be cleared to enter the facility.

NOTE: Gustavus retirees may use the Lund Center facility free of charge, but they must make an appointment with Kari Eckheart at keckhear@gustavus.edu to fill out the necessary paperwork to use the facility instead of using the online waiver form.

The Membership Fee

Employee spouses/partners and dependents will be able to use Lund Center during the 2022-2023 academic year, but there will be a $200 membership fee per spouse/partner and a $50 membership fee per dependent. Memberships that start in February will be prorated at the rate of $100 per spouse/partner and $25 per dependent. 

Details Regarding Access to Lund Center for Specific Gustavus Community Groups:

Current Students: Use of the facility is free of charge. The Gustavus fitness center is a controlled access facility so users must bring their current Gustavus ID to enter the fitness center and sign a 2022-23 Lund Center waiver. Gustavus ID cards will not be active until a waiver is signed at the following link: https://gustavus.edu/forms/lund-campus-waiver. Students are allowed up to 3 guests per year, but guests must be accompanied by the student and fill out the appropriate paperwork at the fitness desk prior to using the facility.

Current Employees: Use of the facility is free of charge. The Gustavus fitness center is a controlled access facility so users must bring their current Gustavus ID to enter the fitness center and sign a 2022-23 Lund Center waiver. Gustavus ID cards will not be active until a waiver is signed at the following link: https://gustavus.edu/forms/lund-campus-waiver. Employees may also sponsor a spouse/partner or dependent to use the facility for a fee at this link: https://gustavus.edu/forms/lund-sponsor-payment Employees have no other guest privileges.

2022 Gustavus Graduates: Use of the facility is free of charge. The Gustavus fitness center is a controlled access facility so users must bring their current Gustavus ID to enter the fitness center and sign a 2022-23 Lund Center waiver. Gustavus ID cards will not be active until a waiver is signed at the following link: https://gustavus.edu/forms/lund-campus-waiver. 2022 Gustavus Graduates have no other guest privileges.

Retired Employees: Use of the facility is free of charge. Retirees must contact Kari Eckheart at keckhear@gustavus.edu to set up an appointment to fill out the necessary paperwork to be allowed access to the facility. Retirees may also sponsor a spouse/partner to use the facility for a fee at the following link: https://gustavus.edu/forms/lund-sponsor-payment. Retirees have no other guest privileges. Please note that the retiree must meet the Gustavus retirement definition to be eligible for this retiree benefit. 

Spouse/Partner of Employees: To use the facility, a spouse/partner must be sponsored by a current Gustavus employee or retiree. The fee to use the facility from September 6, 2022-August 31, 2023, is $200 and this fee is not prorated until February 1 when the fee goes to $100. The Gustavus fitness center is a controlled access facility so users must get their sponsor to fill out the initial paperwork and pay the appropriate fee prior to signing up. Once that is complete, the spouse/partner will bring the email confirmation from their sponsor to the Lund Center fitness desk to finish the sign-up process. Spouses/partners have no guest privileges.

Dependents of Employees: To use the facility, a dependent must be sponsored by a current Gustavus employee. The fee to use the facility from September 6, 2022 until August 31, 2023, is $50 per dependent and this fee is not prorated until February 1 when the fee goes to $25. The Gustavus fitness center is a controlled access facility so users must get their sponsor to fill out the initial paperwork and pay the appropriate fee prior to signing up. Once that is complete, the dependent will bring the email confirmation from their sponsor to the Lund Center fitness desk to finish the sign-up process. Please note that dependents under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian with them to the Lund Center fitness desk to finish the sign up process.

Dependents must be under the age of 26. Dependents ages 16-25 can use the entire Lund Center facility including the weight room, cardio equipment, and group exercise rooms on their own. Dependents ages 13-15 can use the forum, pool, and ice arena without a parent or guardian present, but they must be with a parent or guardian to use the weight room, cardio equipment, and group exercise rooms. Dependents under the age of 13 must be with a parent or guardian to use the facility and can only use the forum, pool, and ice arena. Dependents under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the weight room, cardio equipment, or the group exercise rooms. Dependents have no guest privileges.

Gustavus Alumni: Use of the facility is free of charge for Gustavus alumni up to 3 times per academic year. Please see the Gustavus Fitness Desk to fill out the appropriate paperwork.

Official Guests of the College: Departments may sponsor individuals who are on campus as official guests of the college to use the facility free of charge with prior approval. Please contact Kari Eckheart at keckhear@gustavus.edu for the appropriate paperwork and prior approval. 

Lockers

It is recommended that Lund Center users not bring valuables into Lund Center. Gustavus Adolphus College is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. 

Lockers in and around the fitness center may be used daily and contents must be removed each day by the close of the facility. If items are left overnight, they will be removed from lockers and put in lost and found.

General Policies, Rules and Regulations

All users are expected to be responsible, courteous, and safety conscious at all times. Use of Lund Center is a privilege. Disorderly conduct, abuse or misuse of the facility or its equipment, or disregard for policies will not be tolerated and users may be subject to immediate removal and loss of facility privileges. 

Lund Center is a substance-free facility. Possession of alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco (this includes smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes) are not allowed.

All cardio, fitness and weight equipment must be used for their intended purpose. Weights and equipment must be used in their current location and may not be brought to other areas of the fitness center or other parts of Lund Center. 

Headphones must be used while listening to personal music. No portable speakers are allowed in Lund Center without prior approval from the Lund Center administrative staff. 

Once your workout is complete, please wipe off all equipment and, if necessary, return it to its correct space. Please dispose of sanitizing wipes in trash receptacles. 

Report any equipment that is broken or needs maintenance to the fitness center desk.

Attire and Footwear

The Lund Center Administrative staff reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all exercise attire. Failure to dress appropriately will result in denied access to the fitness center. 

Non-marking, soft soled, closed toe athletic shoes must be worn in the fitness center. Clean, dry shoes not used outdoors are encouraged. Shoes must be always worn in the fitness center, including the weight room.

Food and Drink

Food is not allowed at any time in the Fitness Center beyond the front desk unless otherwise authorized. Water and other drinks in securely closed containers may be used in the fitness center. Glass containers are always prohibited.

Equipment Check Out

Current students and employees can check out equipment with their Gustavus ID. It is the student or employee’s responsibility to keep track and return the equipment that was checked out. 

Any checked out equipment must be returned to the fitness center desk after use and must not be kept overnight. If not returned, the individual will not be allowed to access the facility until the equipment has been returned or the individual has met with the fitness center administrative staff.


Important Phone Numbers

507-933-6660 - Lund Center Fitness Desk

507-933-6416 - Lund Center Policies — Kari Eckheart

507-933-7005 - Athletic Director — Tom Brown

507-933-7617 - Athletic Department Office

507-933-8493 - Athletic Events and Club Sports — Jared Phillips

507-933-7615 - Ice Arena Manager — Brett Petersen

507-933-7647 - Sports Information — CJ Siewert

507-933-7693 - Pool Manager — Alex Lindstrom

507-933-7619 - Intramurals - Laura Burnett-Kurie