We can't wait for you to visit McComas Hall for the weekend!
We are excited that you will be attending the 2012 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo. Before your arrival to McComas Hall, we want to let you know about a few things:
- Make sure you have your Fitness Expo Badge with you at all times. On Saturday, McComas Hall will remain open with very limited access to normal members, so our staff will need to differentiate you from Virginia Tech Students and McComas members so you can be allowed in all the areas that will be "off limits" to others. McComas Hall will not open to the public until 2pm on Sunday, so our staff will need to know that you are with Fitness Expo to let you in.
- There will be limited day lockers available in the locker room for your convenience. You will need to supply your own lock and belongings cannot be left in the locker over night on Saturday. Rec Sports is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced items.
- In addition to day lockers in the locker room, McComas Hall is also equipped with a decent amount of daily lockers throughout the facility. These lockers are free and can be found on all three floors of McComas. It is extremely important to know that these lockers can only be opened once. If you attempt to open your locker then shut it again with your belongings inside, you will "lock yourself out." You can see a video demonstration on using a daily locker below.
- Feel free to use our showers, however you will want to make sure you bring a towel.
- Don't forget your bathing suits!!
What is McComas Hall?
McComas Hall houses the Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center, Charles W. Shiffert Health Center, and the Department of Recreational Sports. Its facilities include three gymnasium/volleyball courts, a cardio/weight training area, a swimming pool, aerobic studios, a suspended track, locker rooms, and a vending/lounge area. The facility receives more than 300,000 visits per year. Three floors plus a penthouse; 118,225 square feet.
Why the name 'McComas'?
The student health and fitness facility is named for James Douglas McComas, university president from 1988 to 1994. The late president emphasized undergraduate education, kept an open door for students, recruited National Merit Scholars, and personally advised several undergraduates. He established the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Academic Advising Center, encouraged diversity, and promoted public service. His legacy also includes the transformation of the Hotel Roanoke into a major conference center.
What other facilities does Virginia Tech Rec Sports manage?
All though you will be spending all of your time in McComas Hall, feel free to visit the Facilities Page on the Virginia Tech Rec Sports Website to learn more about what indoor/outdoor facilities are offerred by Virginia Tech Rec Sports.