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Physical Activities Center

The Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center, or PAC, is the hub of student fitness and recreational programs and activities. It is home to dozens of aerobic and weightlifting machines and has a basketball court, dance studio, swimming pool, and racquetball court. Whether you’re a health nut or simply looking to get in shape, you’ll find plenty of options in our 6,000-square foot workout space.

Dear PAC Members,

The campus remains closed to the public until further notice. This includes the Furman Fitness Center and swimming pool(s). We will communicate with other developments as soon as they are available.  Your membership status will be rectified once we open. Please visit the COVID-19 website for more campus information. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Campus Recreation staff


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Spend an afternoon with us, and it won't take you long to discover that the Physical Activities Center is filled with cardiovascular equipment and weights.

Find the facility that meets your training needs


Dive into our heated lap pool.

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Fitness Programs

Get in shape by taking one of our programs.

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Guidelines & Policies

All users of the Physical Activities Center and Furman Fitness Center must scan their ID for entry.

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Meet Our Staff

Our staff is part of what makes the Physical Activities Center such a great place to exercise.

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