We are so excited to welcome you back to the Rec when we reopen on September 21! Things might look a little different around here, but we remain committed to supporting the wellbeing of our campus community. We will be updating this page with the latest information, so check back often.
Last update: September 15, 2020
What You Need to Know Before You Visit:
- If you have a fever or chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, or recent loss of taste or smell, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. Students experiencing symptoms are encouraged to call University Health Services at 541-346-2770. More information about how to perform the required daily symptom self-check before coming to campus is available on the UO Coronavirus website.
- Enter the Student Rec Center through the main entrance on 15th Ave. and follow the directional signage and spacing guidelines posted throughout. You can access the facility using either your UO ID or by downloading and installing the UO PE and Rec app on your phone and adding your ID card there. Biometric hand scanning has been temporarily halted until further notice.
- Individuals are required to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth at all times within the Student Rec Center and all PE and Rec facilities, as well as outdoors when six foot distancing cannot be maintained. See note below about safely exercising with a face covering.
- Bring your own water bottle. Water bottle fill stations are available throughout the facility, but drinking fountains will remain closed.
- PE and Rec has temporarily halted cash transactions, but we are still accepting credit cards, UO charge, and payroll deduction. Most of PE and Rec’s offerings are also available for purchase online.
- PE and Rec is taking extra measures to keep the Rec clean, including frequently disinfecting high touch points. You can help maintain a healthy space for yourself and others by wiping down and disinfecting equipment before and after use.
- Please come dressed to exercise. Locker rooms and showers are not currently available and there will be limited space for changing.
- Day use lockers are available throughout the facility and locks can be checked out through Equipment Issue.
- Equipment Issue will only have a limited rotation of equipment available for check-out, which includes locks, towels, badminton racquets, and ping pong paddles.
Expected Fall Facility Hours:
- Monday–Friday: 6:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Hours will differ September 21–27. Check the Hours page before you come for details on closures, adjusted schedules, and hours for specific areas within the Rec.
Accessing the Facility:
- Fall term memberships for fee-paying UO students will be active starting September 21.
- PE and Rec will not be offering any other types of memberships fall term. Instead, we encourage visitors to consider one of our multi-visit pass options.
- Family Recreation is not available at this time.
- Open Rec:
- Weight Training and Cardio
- Fitness Alley
- Fitness Block
- Midtown Fitness
- Midtown Courts (for designed activities)
- Uptown Fitness
- Fitness Yard
- Fitness Deck
- Uptown Courts (repurposed as cardio space)
- Indoor Track (repurposed as weight room space)
- Rock District
- Bouldering only
- Climbers must maintain proper distancing by staying within their designated section.
- Face coverings are required at all times in the Rock District.
- Climbers must wash hands before and after using the rock wall.
- Downtown Aquatics (lap pool and leisure pool)
- The facility is open for lap swim and water jogging activities.
- Reserve your lane online. You may inquire if any drop-in spots are open at the Equipment Issue desk.
- Swimmers may use one of the three all-gender restrooms by the pool deck as a changing facility.
- Per Oregon guidelines, a distancing monitor will be stationed on the deck.
- Turf Fields 1-4
- Studio 283 (by reservation only)
- South Fitness Playground
- Outdoor Tennis Courts
- Weight Training and Cardio
- Programmed Activities Only:
- All of Old Town
- Studios 41, 45, 47, 71, 77
- Fitness Factory (50)
- Court 1
- All of Old Town
- Locker Rooms (restroom access is still available in the locker rooms)
- Cycling Studio (40)
- Old Town
- Boxing Studio (43)
- Squash and Racquetball Courts
- Court 2
- Student Tennis Center
- Maximum capacity for each space is posted throughout the facility, and access will be on a first come, first served basis. Live counts for each space will be available on this page when the facility reopens.
- We appreciate you being conscientious and considerate of limiting your workout time when others are waiting.
- Per state guidelines, activities involving physical contact are not allowed.
- PE and Rec is limiting the number of day passes sold each day. If we reach capacity, patrons wishing to purchase a day pass may be turned away.
Exercising with a Face Covering
- Checking in with yourself to monitor how you feel and adjusting your workout accordingly is always an essential part of a safe and effective workout, but we encourage you to bring even greater self-awareness as you move at the Rec while wearing a face covering. If you are not accustomed to exercising with a face covering, consider easing back into your exercise routine to allow your body time to adapt. As you exercise with a face covering, make sure to monitor how you feel during the workout and to take particular notice if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or short of breath. If you do, slow down, reduce exercise intensity, and/or stop exercising until these symptoms go away.
- At PE and Rec, we have always prided ourselves on maintaining a clean, safe, and secure facility, and care for our member’s health is our highest priority. These are just a few of the additional steps we are taking:
- Fitness equipment has been spaced throughout the facility to meet physical distancing guidelines, with a minimum of 6 ft between units. You will find that we have repurposed parts of the facility to continue to provide the widest variety of equipment possible.
- Additional self-cleaning and hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the facility to encourage visitors to help keep themselves safe.
- Custodial staff are deep cleaning and disinfecting the facility each day prior to opening, and continue to provide surface cleaning and high-touchpoint disinfecting throughout the day.
- Our facilities and operations team will be utilizing ionized sprayers for full surface disinfection of equipment, furniture, and facilities.
- The department has obtained an onsite generator for producing safe and effective cleaning solutions for combating SARS-CoV-2, eliminating the risk for supply chain issues.
- Directional signage has been placed throughout the facility, including dedicated entry and exit points, to control traffic flow and allow for physical distancing.
- Sneeze guards have been installed at desks in the lobby and Rock District, as well as between entry turnstiles to reduce the risk for both patrons and staff.
- Lounge furniture has temporarily been removed to provide adequate space for queueing and traffic flow.