Three Simple Ways to Get More Participants in Your Rec Center

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While college campuses are slowly starting to reopen across the nation, many campus rec centers are wondering how they will continue to attract as many, or more, members as before. Below are three simple fixes to ensure you get proper member enrollment for the reopening of your campus rec center: 

Advanced Scheduling System Software

Making sure your rec center has a simple way to manage equipment and class reservations is crucial during reopening, especially with new health guidelines put in place by local authorities. Choosing an advanced scheduling software system provides unprecedented control over how your members make reservations and pay. It also gives admins the ability to manage a multitude of settings, such as which machines are open at a certain time, capacity issues for classes, number of reservations and more.  

Make it Easier for Students and Faculty to Register

The best way to do this is to update your current forms and registration process, and there’s no better time than now. Creating simple-to-use forms, such as a drag-and-drop form builder, allows people to register for your facility in a very user-friendly way. This gives your rec center staff more time to focus on the members rather than dealing with forms and registration. Have everything done in one easy to use platform. 

Make it Easy for Members to Pay

A great way to achieve this is to start accepting new forms of payment. Do you currently only accept cash or credit card from students? How about adding a whole array of payment solutions for your organization. Now is more important than ever to be able to add new members and having them be able to pay in a wide variety of ways is very important. Many universities are adding options such as PayPalZelle and Venmo.  


Scott Hause is the founder and CEO of SportsCarnival with over 10 years of advanced scheduling system software experience. He has worked hard to bring simple, easy to use solutions to complicated registration and reservation situations for various gym administrators. For more information, email 

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