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Pre-Registration Policies

Pre-registration is required at all times for exercise at McComas Gym. 

McComas Hall Gym requires pre-registration for exercise throughout the entirety of its open hours. Extending pre-registration to the entire day will continue Rec Sports’ commitment to minimizing excessive lines and congestion.

Patrons can pre-register for a time slot up to three days in advance. 100 exercise time slots are available every 30 minutes throughout the entirety of the facility’s open hours. Time slots dictate check-in times and do not require patrons to leave at a predetermined time. Rec Sports staff will continue to monitor occupancy to ensure adequate physical distancing.

If schedule conflicts arise and participants cannot fulfil their reservation, cancelation of pre-registered timeslots are allowed and encouraged. Walk-in opportunities still exist and will be available if blocks of exercise times do not fill.

Other areas impacted by updated policies include:

McComas Pool

Patrons who wish to swim should pre-register for a timeslot in the portal created specifically for McComas Pool. 8 spots will open every 30 minutes during the pool’s operational hours. Cancelations are allowed up to 15 minutes prior to check-in. 

Group Exercise

Group Exercise members pre-register for classes up to three days in advance and check in at the entrance of their respective studio. Members can register as late as 30 minutes prior to the class’ start. Cancelations are available and encouraged if the member has decided not to attend a class in which they pre-registered for.

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  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on "Log In" in the upper right corner
  3. Once logged in, click on the menu bar in the top left corner - or click the "McComas Pre-Registration" icon
  4. Choose the desired day/time that you wish to reserve
  5. Click on the "book now" button
  6. You can continue to add additional days/times by clicking the "book now" on other days/times
  • Login to your account at
  • At the top right-hand corner, click on your profile
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, click Bookings
  • Click the “Cancel" button next to the day and time you wish to cancel
  • Complete the cancellation but clicking the orange bottom labeled “Yes, Cancel”
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McComas Hall, located in the traffic circle at the intersection of Washington Street and West Campus Drive, houses one of the gyms on campus as well as the main administrative and business offices for Recreational Sports.

McComas Hall opened to students in 1998 with 61,000 square feet of recreation space. As a result of the ever-increasing popularity of recreation, the facility was expanded by 26,000 square feet in 2010. 

The recreation area features:

  • 2 weight training areas
  • Cardio deck
  • 3 basketball/volleyball courts
  • 2 fitness studios
  • 25-yard pool
  • Jogging track (9 laps = 1 mile)
  • Equipment check out
  • Locker and shower facilities
  • Shuffleboard/Billiards/Table Tennis

The pool in McComas hall is a 25-yard, eight-lane swimming pool with a a maximum depth of 6.5 feet. Thirty-six laps (down and back) is equal to one mile.

There are usually always lanes open for swimming, even when swim lessons are occuring. The pool closes periodically for special events. 

Any student who has paid the recreation fee has access to the gym in McComas Hall. All you have to do is present your Hokie Passport at the service desk. Faculty and staff can purchase a membership to McComas Hall. 

James Douglas McComas

The student health and fitness facility is named for James Douglas McComas, university president from 1988 to 1994. The late president emphasized undergraduate education, kept an open door for students, recruited National Merit Scholars, and personally advised several undergraduates. He established the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Academic Advising Center, encouraged diversity, and promoted public service. 

McComas Hall also houses the Schiffert Health Center, Cook Counseling Center, and Hokie Wellness

Street Address

895 Washington Street SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061