Facility Reservation Fees are Dependent on the Following:

  • Day and time of reservation
  • Number of people attending event
  • WSU affiliation (Student, Faculty/Staff, Non-affiliated)
  • Number of Mort Harris RFC staff required for event
  • Note: Facility rentals are only available on Saturday and Sunday due to MHRFC Programs.
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance
Area   University related Student Non-university related
Gymnasium 1 Court $35/hour $25/hour $70/hour
  2 Courts $70/hour $50/hour $140/hour
Large Fitness Studio   $25/hour $20/hour $60/hour
Small Fitness Studio   $20/hour $15/hour $45/hour
Climbing Wall   $45/hour * $35/hour* $75/hour*
Conference Room   $15/hour $10/hour $30/hour
Entire Facility   $150/hour $125/hour $300/hour
IM/Club Sports Turf   $200/hour $50/hour $200/hour

The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center sets the fee structure and has the authority to change fees for reservation needs. Rental fees do not cover the cost of staffing the facility. For reservations outside regular facility operating hours, an employee wage fee is charged to the user group. Fees for equipment rental will are also charged when applicable (climbing wall equipment, towels, etc.). Staffing needs are determined by the Assistant Director of the MHRFC in conjunction with the individual submitting the reservation request. All groups and organizations that are not recognized WSU student organizations, or have members who are not WSU currently enrolled students, must provide a certificate of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 naming the WSU Board of Governors as additionally insured prior to any reservation. High Ropes Course and Rock Wall rentals do not need a Liability insurance certificate because they are lead by Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center Adventure Staff.

For more information contact Malissa Streng at

The Wayne State University Matthaei athletic facility also offers gym, pool, track and other indoor and outdoor rental opportunities:

*Does not include the per person fee based on group size and needs.