Winter Facility Hours (Jan. 6– Mar. 20)

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.

Holiday & Revised Hours

Holiday & Revised Hours
Jan. 20 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m
Feb. 17 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m
Mar. 21-28 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m

*The IMA 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

Closes 30 mins before IMA Building

Pavilion Pool

**Visit Rec Pools for upcoming closure information.**

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IMA Building Map

IMA Facilities Information

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

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IMA Building Policies

  • The IMA Building is open to current UW Students, UW Employees, IMA Members, and authorized guests only. Guests must accompany an IMA member or UW Employee who purchases a single use pass.
  • The IMA Building is also open to Summer Conference attendees and Department/Outside groups with manager approval. Fee applies.
  • We reserve the right to have the Manager on duty make decisions (inside or outside of these policies) to best serve the safety and wellbeing of our facility and members.

Entrance Policies

  • Use of the IMA Building is considered a privilege.  UW Recreation staff reserves the right to deny facility access or revoke user privileges to anyone who refuses to comply with policies. Individuals not complying with the established procedures may be asked to leave the facility and/or be subject to departmental and/or campus disciplinary procedures. Patrons must present Husky ID Card/IMA Membership card if requested by UW Recreation staff.
  • For safety, security and utilization tracking, you must swipe your Husky ID Card/IMA Membership Card every time you enter the facility. You will be limited to 2 entries without your Husky ID Card/IMA Membership Card. Please stop by the Member Services Desk for assistance.
  • Husky ID Cards are non-transferable and should never be used by anyone else to gain access to the IMA Building. Misused Husky ID Cards will be impounded.  Impounded cards cannot be collected until the next business day.  WAC 478-120 Student Conduct Code Administrative Policy Statement 47.10.
  • Notice issued pursuant to Washington Admin Code 478-136 Trespass laws will be enforced.
  • Video Surveillance: UW Recreation has a video surveillance system that is reviewable by Recreation staff and UWPD. The video surveillance system is used to review possible policy violations, entry violations, and thefts.
  • UW Recreation adheres to the Student Conduct Code for the University of Washington. Visit Community Standards and Student Conduct (CSSC) for additional information.
  • You are expected to act in a courteous and respectful manner. Any type of harassment or bullying of students, staff members or campus guests is prohibited. This may include verbal abuse, use of profanity, or other abusive language, intimidation, sexual harassment or harassment on the account of race, religion, ethnic background, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Possession and/or use of Alcohol and/or drugs is prohibited in the IMA Building.
  • Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons are prohibited in the IMA Building.
  • Guests: Students, Faculty/Staff Members, Spouse Members, and Plus One Members may sponsor one guest per day (defined as a friend or a person you know) 16 years of age or older (proof of age required) upon payment of the single use guest fee. The sponsor must appear in person with their guest.

Single use guest fee $10.00* (VISA, MC, Discover, Husky Card or check)

All guests MUST show valid photo identification with proof of age.

Guests are not eligible to use the IMA Crags Climbing Center facilities or participate in classes, intramurals, or other paid program areas.

*Sales tax added where applicable.

  • IMA Building Tours/Spectators: Patrons must present a photo ID and check in at the Member Services Desk for assistance.
  • Building Closure: All patrons must adhere to the posted building closure time and vacate the building at that time.
  • Suspended Operations: UW Recreation and all its facilities are non-essential areas, which means if the University suspends operations (example: full day closure, late start, or early close) UW Recreation and all its facilities will follow the University’s decision.
  • UW Recreation does not provide accident/medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting the Student Insurance Office; Schmitz Hall, Room 459; 206-543-6202;
  • If an injury occurs, report the injury to the first aid office located on the first floor of the IMA Building.

Facility Policies

  • No bikes, roller blades, skates, scooters, hover boards, skateboards, etc. allowed in the IMA Building.
  • Pets, other than Service Animals, are prohibited in the IMA Building.
  • Facilities and equipment must be used for the intended purposes only.
  • No unsupervised archery allowed.
  • Group use (RSO’s, Departments, etc.) of any activity space in the IMA Building is not permitted without prior approval from UW Recreation staff.
  • No food or beverages, other than water in a spill-proof, non-glass container, are allowed in the activity areas.  Activity areas include cardio rooms, weight rooms, studios, gymnasiums, pool, racquetball/squash/handball courts, and the track.
  • Food & beverages are permitted in the lounge area and Dawg Bites Cafe only.
  • Gum and all tobacco products are strictly prohibited in the IMA Building.
  • Facility schedules are subject to change for special events.
  • No court markings or tape on the floors.
  • No posting or taping of flyers, posters or other literature is permitted in the IMA Building without prior approval from UW Recreation staff.
  • Protect your valuables – use a locker and lock up your belongings.  UW Recreation is not responsible for lost/damaged or stolen items.  Lockers/locks are available in the locker rooms on the 1st floor as well as on the 2nd floor outside of the cardio room and Gym A.
  • No personal or commercial financial gain is allowed while using the facility.  Personal training/coaching may be provided only by those individuals who are employed by UW Recreation.
  • Amplified Sound/Music: Patrons using a studio/gymnasium/mat room may request permission to play music on portable electronic speakers/laptops for their activity on each occasion of use. Portable electronic speakers are not permitted in weight rooms, cardio rooms, hallways, lounge, meeting room, etc.

The Manager on duty has the authority/discretion to ask groups/individuals to turn off music if offensive/vulgar or ask groups/individuals to turn down music if deemed too loud.

  • Photography/Video: To protect the privacy of our patrons, taking pictures or video inside the IMA Building is strictly prohibited.  Requests to video or take pictures inside the IMA Building may be permitted after consultation and approval from UW Recreation staff and the Office of University Marketing & Communications.

Cardio Room Policies

  • No photo/video.
  • No texting/phone conversations.
  • No personal belongings left on benches or equipment.
  • Share equipment and allow others to work in.
  • Re-rack your weights.
  • Do not move equipment to other activity areas.
  • Do not slam weights or drop dumbbells.
  • UW recreation staff are the only ones allowed to train or coach.
  • Clean equipment before and after use.
  • Clean rags and disinfectant are available at sanitation stations.
  • Wear shirt and protective footwear.

Weight Room Policies

  • No photo/video.
  • No texting/phone conversations.
  • Share equipment and allow others to work in.
  • No personal belongings left on benches or equipment.
  • Re-rack your weights.
  • Do not move equipment to other activity areas.
  • Do not slam weights or drop dumbbells.
  • UW Recreation staff are the only ones allowed to train or coach.
  • Use bumper plates and collars on platforms.
  • No loose chalk allowed.
  • Clean equipment before and after use.
  • Clean rags and disinfectant are available at sanitation stations.
  • Wear shirt and protective footwear.

Mat Room Policies

  • Shoes are not permitted on the mats.
  • Kicking the walls is prohibited (kicking bags are available in the Special Conditioning Room on the 2nd floor).
  • No acrobatics or tumbling.
  • Sparring that involves blows to the head is strictly prohibited unless prior approval is received by UW Recreation staff.

Studio Policies

  • Shoes that mark the floor are not permitted.
  • The Group Cycling studio, TRX Studio, Personal Training Studio and Climbery are available for UW Recreation programming only.
  • When not in use by UW Recreation programs, or scheduled groups, the studios may be used for other activities appropriate to the area.

Archery Room Policies

  • Archery shooting is allowed only when UW Recreation staff or Archery Club representatives are present.  Archery is allowed during Archery Club practices and Friday Night Archery only.
  • All commands and instruction given by the Archery supervisor must be obeyed.
  • When not in use by archers, UW Recreation programs, or scheduled groups, the archery room may be used for other activities appropriate to the area.
  • Shoes that mark the floor are not permitted.

Special Conditioning Room Policies

  • Only barefoot kicking of bags is permitted – absolutely no street shoes.
  • Kicking the walls is prohibited.

Indoor Track Policies

  • Participants must walk on the inside two lanes and jog on the outside two lanes.
  • Directional signs are posted.
  • Participants should use caution when stepping onto the track and yield to walkers and joggers.
  • The track is 1/9th of a mile.
  • Participants should always pass carefully on the outside.

Gymnasium Policies

  • Shoes that mark the floor are not permitted.

Fitness Center Equipment

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  • 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

*NOW OPEN (September 16)* UW Recreation has renovated 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 Equipment Issue Window in the 1st floor hallway outside the Women’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 Equipment Issue Window 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 Equipment 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 Equipment Issue area 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 Women’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.

Parking at the IMA

Metered Parking

  • Metered parking in front of the IMA building:  $4/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: $4/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 $6.75/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: $6.75/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.

Event Parking

Parking for IMA patrons on Men’s Basketball Game Days 

There will be no parking in the Graves/IMA parking lot starting 3 hours prior to the beginning of each game.  The area will be reserved for Event Parking only.

There is a special event traffic pattern in effect on Men’s Basketball game dates starting roughly 2 hours prior to the beginning of each game. Once the traffic pattern is in place, access to lots E1 and E18 is only available via the two northern entrances of E1. This traffic pattern will be in place until exit traffic for basketball has ceased.

Parking for IMA facilities is available on main campus for $6 after 4pm on weekdays and Saturdays until noon. Parking on main campus will be no charge after 12pm on Saturday and all day Sunday.

Below are the dates and times for the games.

2019-2020 Men’s Basketball Home Schedule

Dates and Times are subject to change

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 7:00PM
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:00PM
Friday, November 22, 2019, 8:00PM
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 7:30PM
Monday, December 2, 2019, 7:30PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:00PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:00PM
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 8:00PM
Thursday, January 2, 2020, 7:00PM
Sunday, January 5, 2020, 7:00PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:00PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:45PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:00PM
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 7:30PM
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3:00PM
Friday, February 28, 2020, 6:00PM




















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?

The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. UW Recreation encourages everyone to participate in our department offerings; please contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at for more information on how to get involved. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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