Policies

Yates Field House Minors Policy

Effective July 1, 2016

Children aged 16 and 17
Children aged 16 and 17 are permitted to use all areas of Yates Field House with indirect parent/guardian or authorized adult supervision. Indirect supervision means that a parent, guardian, or authorized adult (an individual 18 years of age or older, who is authorized by the parent or guardian to supervise the child) must be in the facility at the same time; however, both are not required to be in the same area.

Children under 16 years of age
Children under 16 years of age must be directly supervised at all times when using Yates Field House facilities by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult.

Yates Field House does not provide on-site childcare services. Children under 16 years of age may not wait at the sidelines or play in another area while the parent/guardian or authorized adult participates in adult recreational activities to include but not limited to Racquet Sports, Weight Training, and/or Cardiovascular Exercise (on machines or track).

If a child under 16 years of age is found unaccompanied in Yates Field House, a staff member will attempt to find the child’s parent/guardian or authorized adult. If said adult cannot be located, staff will call the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) to address the issue of an unaccompanied minor consistent with University procedures.

Locker Rooms
Children 5 years of age or older must use gender appropriate locker rooms. Private restrooms are available behind Basketball Court #3 on Level 1. Please see Building Managers to discuss special accommodations.

Strollers
Strollers and other child carriers are not permitted anywhere on the Yates Main Floor or on the pool deck.

Pool Rules for Children
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied to the pool and directly supervised by a parent/guardian or authorized adult at all times on the pool deck or in the water. If the child can swim, the parent/guardian or authorized adult must be at the poolside. If the child cannot swim, the parent/guardian or authorized adult must be in the water with them.

Indirect supervision is required for children 16 and 17 years old who use the pool.

All children under 18 years of age are permitted to participate in activities in deep water, provided they can swim adequately. Individuals of any age who appear to lack adequate swimming skills may be required, by a lifeguard, to pass a 25 yard swim test without stopping.

Changing clothes on the pool deck is prohibited. Locker Rooms are available to change clothes.

Fitness Floor Guidelines for Children
Children aged 16 and 17 are permitted to use all areas of Yates Field House with indirect parent/guardian or authorized adult supervision. Indirect supervision means that a parent, guardian, or authorized adult (an individual 18 years of age or older, who is authorized by the parent or guardian to supervise the child) must be in the facility at the same time; however, both are not required to be in the same area.

Children aged 16 and 17 are permitted to use weight and cardiovascular equipment on the Yates Field House Fitness Floor with indirect adult supervision, as defined above. Proper clothing and use of equipment is required for safety purposes of all who access the Yates Field House.

Children under 16 years of age must be directly supervised at all times when using Yates Field House facilities by a parent, guardian, or other authorized adult. Children under 16 years of age are not permitted to use weight training and/or cardiovascular equipment without prior approval from the Director or Associate Director. If approval is granted under special Personal Training circumstances, adult supervision will be required.

Yates Field House does not provide on-site childcare services. Children under 16 years of age may not wait at the sidelines or play in another area while the parent/guardian or authorized adult participates in adult recreational activities to include but are not limited to Racquet Sports, Weight Training, and/or Cardiovascular Exercise (on machines or track).

Group Fitness Guidelines
According to the Yates Field House Minors Policy, no one under the age of 16 is permitted to attend Group Fitness classes. Specific circumstances require prior approval from the Director of Fitness.

Georgetown University Protection of Minors Policy

Georgetown University has a Protection of Minors Policy to protect those under 18 years of age who participate in programs and activities associated with the University and to provide guidance and requirements that apply to University students, faculty and staff who are involved with such programs and activities. The policy also includes requirements for non-University organizations that operate programs or activities involving minors on campus. Additional information about the policy may be found on the Georgetown University Protection of Minors website.

Guest Policy
Lockers and Towel Service

Members and guests may place their own lock on any unoccupied day locker. These locks must be removed before closing each day. Any locks left on day lockers overnight will be removed and anything found inside will be discarded or donated to charity.

Lockers are available on a rental basis in the Main Office. Students may rent lockers for the academic year. A separate rental contract is available for the summer months. Non-student members may also rent lockers. These contracts will extend to the expiration date of the membership. Anything left in the lockers after the expiration date will be considered abandoned, and will be discarded or donated to charity.

Towel service is available to members for an additional fee. Only one towel may be checked out at a time. Towels should be picked up and returned to the Pro Shop or the front desk when the Pro Shop is closed. Failure to return the towel to the designated collection area or losing the towel will result in a replacement fee. Towel Service can be purchased on a monthly basis or added to automatic membership deductions.

Equipment

Recreational equipment such as basketballs, soccer balls and volleyballs may be borrowed by surrendering a Yates or Georgetown ID card at the front desk. The Pro Shop rents racquetball, squash, tennis, and table tennis racquets for a nominal fee. Additional equipment is available through the intramural office by request.

Members and students are responsible for all borrowed equipment. IDs will only be returned upon receipt of borrowed equipment or receipt of payment for lost or damaged equipment. Equipment must be returned during the appropriate department’s normal office hours.

Parking

All parking on campus is controlled by the Department of Transportation Management. All faculty and staff can apply for parking through Transportation Management. Alumni and Friends of Yates members receive a dash-board pass from the Yates Field House Main Office, which permits free parking prior to 9:00am and after 4:00pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, in the SW Quad Parking garage. Between 9:00am and 4:00pm members may pay a fee to park. Member vehicle access is limited to the Canal Road entrance and members must park in the Southwest Quadrangle parking garage. Your receipt must be displayed on your dashboard while you are parked.

The parking lot opposite the Field House is reserved for handicapped members and deliveries. Vehicles illegally parked will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Heavy pedestrian traffic and limited space do not allow us to open this lot to Yates members. Student and Faculty/Staff members must comply to University parking policies and we cannot distribute parking passes to these members.

Bicycles

Bike racks are provided for bicycles. Bikes may not be locked to the railings or fences.

First Aid

Anyone injured in the Field House should immediately notify a staff member. The staff will evaluate the situation and call The Department of Protective Services (DPS), and Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Services (GERMS), if necessary.

Lost and Found

Valuables (rings, watches, wallets, etc.) that are brought to the Main Office are turned over to the Department of Public Safety (687-4343) on a bi-weekly basis.

Pets

Pets are not allowed in the Field House, or on any of the athletic or recreational fields. Service animals are exempted from this policy. Please do not tie or chain pets outside the Field House.

Inappropriate Conduct

Anyone who behaves in a manner inconsistent with Yates Field House rules and regulations set forth in the Policies and Procedures, or fails to follow Georgetown University policy or law will be asked to leave the Field House. Yates Field House management may suspend or revoke membership privileges in accordance with our policies. Student infractions will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

The building supervisors will determine the safety of all activities in accordance with Field House policy. Management reserves the right to revise these regulations in the best interest of the students and members. Any revisions of the Policies and Procedures will be posted.