Facility Hours

Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Revised Hours

May 27 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

*The IMA Programs and Administration Offices are closed during all University Holidays. Normal office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Pool Hours

Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Revised Hours

May 27 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Pavilion Pool

Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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IMA Facilities Information

The IMA is located at 3924 Montlake Blvd NE, north of Husky Stadium and south of parking lot E1.

View the IMA location on the campus map in a new window.

Fitness Center Equipment


  • Treadmills: Precor, Matrix
  • Stationary cycles: Life Fitness, Expresso
  • Stairsteppers: Stairmaster
  • Rowing machines (ergometers): Concept II
  • Step Mills / FreeClimbers: Stairmaster
  • Crossovers: Techno Gym
  • Elliptical Trainers: Precor, Life Fitness

Strength Training

  • A variety of single station weight machines: Cybex, Techno Gym, Paramount, Universal, Hammer Strength, Life Fitness
  • The strength areas include Flex Fitness, TuffStuff and Hammer Strength benches for dumbbells and barbells, and AbTrainers, VersaBall fitballs, True Stretch cage
  • Free Weights and Olympic Bars

Locker Rooms

UW Recreation is renovating the Women’s Locker Room office space on the first floor of the IMA Building to create a new Main Issue Area. This new space will accommodate all locker room patrons at one centralized location with access from the hallway. Our staff will be working in a non-binary gendered location which allows us to more efficiently staff this area – i.e., we will no longer have “Women’s Locker Room Staff” and “Men’s Locker Room Staff”.

This change will require that patrons adapt to a new routine when using the locker rooms or checking out towels and equipment. We are excited about the efficiencies we’ll gain by updating and modernizing our facilities and processes, and we appreciate your patience during the construction.

Sports Equipment Issue

  • Baskets, locks, and towels may be checked out at the Main Issue Window in either the Women’s or Men’s Locker Room. Lockers may be checked out on a daily basis.
  • Most items of sports equipment related to IMA use are available at the Main Issue Window or the issue area in the women’s locker room and may be checked out with a valid Husky ID Card, IMA membership card or guest receipt.
  • Sports equipment game bags are available at the Main Issue Window and may be checked out with a valid Husky ID Card. Softball bag includes gloves, bat, balls, and a catcher’s mask. Volleyball bag includes net, volleyball, and various poles, stakes, and ropes. Tug-o-war bag includes rope.
  • Fine Policy – Participants are financially responsible for any item of equipment checked out for their use or issued to their guests. See the “Fine Policy” for additional details.

Universal Locker Room

  • The locker room is intended to provide a private, accessible, and gender neutral single occupancy locker room.
  • The locker room is equipped with restroom facilities, shower stall, and lockers.
  • Locker and towel service is available at the Equipment Issue Window, near the entrance to the Men’s Locker Room.
  • The locker room provides direct access to the IMA Swimming Pool.

Overnight Storage

  • Your basket/locker is for overnight storage of personal belongings. You may use the combination lock on a day locker for placement of clothes and belongings while participating. Do not use day lockers for overnight storage (contents will be impounded). 


  • Only IMA issued locks are allowed on lockers. Personal locks will be removed at owner’s expense. A fine will be assessed for a lost lock ($10.00*).
  • To open your lock:
    • Turn dial to the right two or more complete turns
    • Stop at the first number of the combination
    • Turn left past the first number to the second number of the combination
    • Turn right to the third number and pull down on the lock

*Sales tax added where applicable.

Photography in the Locker Rooms

Photography is not allowed in the locker room. This includes but is not limited to cameras, cell phones, laptops, and all recording devices. Report non-compliance to locker room staff immediately. Follow all staff instructions and repeat non-compliance may result in revocation of use privileges.

Dry Sauna Etiquette

Shower before using the dry sauna, no electronic devices or amplified sound, no photo or video, no shoes or socks, and no clothing or wet swimsuits.

Basket/Locker Checkout and Renewal Information

  • You may checkout a basket/locker with a current student Husky ID card or IMA membership card. Basket/locker use privileges extend through the first Friday of the next quarter if you checked out a basket/locker with a quarter membership or student ID. If you checked out your basket/locker with an annual membership, basket/locker use privileges extend for one year from date of issue of the basket/locker. Annual members who paid with payroll deduction do not have to renew their basket/locker.
  • If you plan to be away from campus during the renewal period and will not have internet access but want to keep your existing basket, please make arrangements in the respective locker room or the Member Services Desk.
  • If you wish to retain use of your basket, you must renew your basket prior to the posted date. You may renew your basket online OR in the locker room.  If you do not renew your basket by the posted renewal date (by 5 pm on Friday of the first week of the quarter), then you must vacate your basket, the contents must be removed and the lock and towel returned to the issue area personnel. After the renewal deadline, the basket contents will be cleared out and stored for one academic quarter and a $20.00* storage fee will be assessed to reclaim your personal belongings.

*Sales tax added where applicable.

Online IMA Basket Renewal

1) Click the RENEW HERE button below
2) Log In (upper right corner)
3) Sign in with your UWNETID (purple button) OR Recreation Local Account (Spouse & Plus One members without uwnetid – you MUST request a Recreation Local Account if you have not done so and would like to utilize the online portal)
4) Click ‘your name’ (upper right corner), then choose Profile
5) Click Lockers (on left)
6) Click Renew
7) Click gray box
8) Choose locker renewal period
9) Click Add to Cart
10) Click Checkout

Renew Here

Vacating Baskets/Lockers

  • If you no longer desire use of a basket/locker and decide to vacate, please return towel and combination lock to issue area personnel, as you are responsible for these items. Be sure your basket/locker is removed from the system before you leave the issue window so you will not be assessed a fine.
  • If you decide not to renew your membership, please remove your personal items from your basket/locker and return your lock and towel to the locker room personnel. If you do not renew your basket/locker or remove your personal items by the posted deadline date, the items will be removed from your basket/locker and stored for one academic quarter. These items may be reclaimed upon payment of a storage fee of $20.00*.

*Sales tax added where applicable.

Towel Use

  • You are responsible for any towel issued to you, keep track of one towel at all times. A fine will be assessed for a lost towel ($10.00*).
  • You may obtain a clean towel for a dirty one at anytime.
  • Do not leave towels on benches or in the pool area.

*Sales tax added where applicable.

Protection of Personal Equipment

  • UW Recreation is not responsible for personal items stored in baskets or lockers.
  • Baskets and/or lockers should be kept locked at all times, even when exchanging a towel or taking a shower. To prevent theft of personal belongings, be sure to spin dial on the lock one or two times after closing it. Pull down hard on the lock to make sure it is secure.
  • You are also encouraged not to bring valuable items to the locker room.

Fine Policy

  • All items of equipment issued will be subject to fines if they are lost or broken. Be sure to check all equipment for cracks, damage etc., before leaving the issue area. Once you leave the window you become responsible for loss or breakage.

Parking at the IMA

Metered Parking

  • Metered parking in front of the IMA building:  $3/hour paid by coins or credit card (the IMA is cashless so no change can be made)
  • Metered parking in back of the IMA on the West side of Walla Walla Rd: $3/hour paid by coins or credit card (the IMA is cashless so no change can be made)

Parking Lots

  • Parking Lot E18 – large parking lot to the north of the IMA and Field #1 (across Wahkiakum Rd):  permit parking OR $6/day if paid at the meter(s) located between the soccer field and track (credit card only).
  • Parking Lot E1 – large parking lot to the north of Lot E18: $6/day paid by swiping credit card on the way in.  Entrances to E1 are through the E18 parking lot, on Walla Walla Rd from Montlake Blvd NE or on NE Clark Rd from Mary Gates Memorial Dr. NE

Hours of Enforcement

Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – noon

Complimentary Parking

Available after 9:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and noon Saturday – 6:00 a.m. Monday

Disability Parking

Stop at a gatehouse for a permit or contact Parking Services at (206) 221-3701 for short-term disability parking, or the Disability Services Office or Disability Resources for Students for long-term disability parking.

Light Rail Station

The UW IMA is conveniently located just minutes walking distance from the University of Washington Light Rail Station.

Parking Questions

For more information about parking on campus, contact:

Transportation Services
(206) 221-3701

Safety at Night

To ensure your safety when leaving UW Recreation facilities at night, different organizations at the UW provide some options that are free and may be available to you:


NightRide is a UW shuttle service that provides a safe and easy way for U-PASS members living in the general university area (see service map) to get home at night. Shuttles for the east and west route zones make their first stop at the IMA front entrance and run every 20 minutes during operating hours. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

Husky NightWalk

The Husky NightWalk program is a safety walking program provided by the UW Police Department and operated by security guard staff members.


Accessible Features

The IMA Building is ADA accessible including these features:

  • two (2) elevators (one with access to floors 1-4; one to access floors 1-2)
  • ADA showers and dressing areas in the Men’s and Women’s locker room, as well as in the Universal Locker Room with easy access to the IMA Pool
  • telephones and e-spots at ADA heights
  • pool lift
  • ADA accessible restrooms on all four (4) levels

Accessible Fitness Equipment

There IMA features a number of accessible pieces of fitness equipment including:

Request Disability Services Office

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at:

Request Disability Resources for Students

Or the Disability Resources for Students Office at:

Questions About Accessibility?

We encourage you to participate in classes, personal training, intramurals, rec clubs, or UWild Adventures. Please contact the Programs Office, (206) 543-2571 for more information.

The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests.  Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.