Facilities & Hours

Meet your fitness goals in one of our many facilities on campus.

A valid Cougar Card is required for admission to all campus recreation facilities.

Fitness Facilities

Workout or play at one of the many fitness centers across campus.
  • George Street Fitness Center

    Located on the first floor of the Campus Center Apartments, the George Street Fitness Center is the College's most comprehensive fitness facility located in the heart of campus.

    The George Street Fitness Center is open seven days a week during the fall and spring semesters, and five days a week during the summer semester.

    A valid College of Charleston ID is required for entry. Faculty and staff are welcome to join the facility by first purchasing a GSFC employee pass


    • Dumbbells from 5 to 100 lbs.
    • More than 10,000 lbs. of weight plates
    • Deadlifting platforms, Olympic barbells, and bumper plates
    • 28 weight machines
    • 50 cardio machines, including treadmills, bikes and elliptical steppers
    • 8 power racks and 4 bench press benches
    • Group exercise room
    • Fitness classes and programs such as Zumba and CougarFit

    Contact Us 

    Physical Location: 50 George St., Suite 103
    GSFC Front Desk: 843.953.3899
    Campus Recreation Services: 843.953.5559

    Facility Manager 

    Currently Vacant

    Please contact Bucky Buchanan at lbuchana@cofc.edu for fitness center facility questions.

  • Johnson & Silcox Centers

    Location: 30 GEORGE STREET

    One large activity center was formed by combining these two gymnasiums. The F. Mitchell Johnson Physical Education Center (built in 1981) and the Willard A. Silcox Physical Education and Health Center (renovated in 1995) occupy the corner of George and Meeting streets.

    Here, you'll find:

    • four basketball courts.
    • five volleyball courts.
    • six badminton courts.
    • a space for indoor soccer.
    • an indoor running track (14.5 laps/mile).
    • a small workout area.
    • five squash courts.
    • a multi-purpose room.
    • locker and shower areas.

    The multi-purpose room, J201 Johnson Center, is a 4,900 sq.ft. studio used extensively for academic classes, recreation fitness classes, and sport club practices. Contact the Campus Recreation Services director about room reservation requests.

    The Johnson Center front desk phone number is 843.953.9000.

    Contact Us

    Campus Recreation Services



    The Silcox Gymnasium is currently undergoing a renovation project. This will necessitate closure of the 2nd floor recreation facility until further notice. Courts are tentatively scheduled to reopen fully by the start of the Spring 2024 semester. 

    When completed, a new roof along with other necessary fixes will continue to improve the recreational experience for our active students, faculty, and staff. The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2023.

    During this time, please check out our open recreation calendar on the Campus Recreation Services website for an updated open play schedule for the Johnson Gymnasium.

  • The Yard

    "The Yard" is our 10-acre outdoor recreation site, is the primary location for sport clubs practices
    and rec sports play.

    It is located on James Island at 863 Riverland Drive, between the Lowcountry Senior Center
    and the James Island County Park headquarters. Activities at this facility are scheduled by CRS. 

    Map View 


    1. Go west on Calhoun Street and enter the James Island Connector (S.C. 30).
    2. At the Folly Road exit, turn right and immediately get in the left lane to turn left onto Central Park Road. A U.S. Post Office sits on this corner.
    3. Drive 0.9 miles to the end of Central Park Road and turn left onto Riverland Drive.
    4. Travel 0.3 miles to the CRS fields. The gravel entryway is located just after you pass the James Island County Park Headquarters.

    Throughout the City of Charleston one will find many green spaces and recreation fields. The City's Department of Recreation requests that we not use these fields for organized activities without a permit.

    Please honor their request. It benefits us all.

    Contact their reservations office or call 843.724.7327 to request a permit.