Outside view of the Clemente Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is eligible for Clemente Center membership?

Membership to the Clemente Center is free to Faculty/Staff, Students, FIT Aviation, Visiting Scholars, and Interns.  The dependents of Faculty/Staff, Students, FIT Aviation, Visiting Scholars, and Interns are eligible for membership.  Each active member, who is also a current employee of Florida Tech, may sponsor one additional person for membership who would not be considered a dependent.  We also offer an Alumni membership option.

Florida Tech Students enrolled in classes on campus are already Clemente Center members; membership fees are included in tuition.  

Valid photo identification (Florida Tech ID for students), proper athletic attire/shoes, and a towel, are required to use the weight room.

Can I park at the Clemente Center?

Parking is available only with a Florida Tech parking decal.  Anyone who parks at the Clemente Center at any time without an approved parking permit may receive a citation from Florida Tech Security.

Can Clemente Center members bring a guest?

Any active paying member may bring a guest for $10 per day (limit five guests per year).  Members are responsible for the behavior of their guests.  

Do you provide towels for your members?

You can purchase a towel at the front desk in a variety of colors!  We accept credit cards and Panther cash.

What types of shoes are acceptable in the Clemente Center?

Non-marking athletic shoes are appropriate on all hard wood floors (basketball/racquetball/group fitness room).  Inappropriate shoes mark the courts and require the use of special solutions that will reduce the longevity of the floor finishes.  Athletic shoes are required in the Weight Room and during Group Fitness classes, with the exception of Yoga and Pilates.  No hard-soled or high-heel shoes will be allowed during dance classes.

Where do I go if I lose something?

All lost and found items turned in at the Clemente Center front desk are then given to Florida Tech Security.

How do I reserve areas of the facility?

To reserve space at the Clemente Center (or elsewhere on campus), all Florida Tech faculty/staff/students must complete an online Facility Request. The person requesting the reservation must first log in with a TRACKS user name and password. Once submitted, the reservation request will be automatically sent to the appropriate office for approval. Then a confirmation will be sent once the reservation has been scheduled. Florida Tech students and student groups (clubs, organizations, etc.) are limited to one 90-minute time period per day in the Clemente Center and three separate reservations per week.

Groups from off campus who are interested in reserving space may contact Conference Services Bureau at 321-309-EVENT (3836).

How do I request set-up for volleyball and badminton?

Please ask a staff member at the Clemente Center front desk.  To preserve the condition of the equipment and increase its life span, all courts need to be set up by Clemente Center staff members only.

Why must participants in the Weight Room be 14 years of age or older?

This age limit is common within university recreation facilities throughout the U.S.  Also, the exercise and weight equipment is designed for an adult body frame and may not be safe to accommodate young people who are not yet fully developed.

Is food or beverage allowed in the Weight Room?

Food and smoothies are not allowed.  Beverages are permitted only in resealable bottles/containers.

Why are collars mandatory?

This is to stop the occurrence of weights being dropped onto the floor, which can cause injury to other people in the room.

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