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Last update: May 6, 2021

Open recreation will be available inside the Student Recreation Center again starting on Friday, May 7! Reservations are required and can be made up to 48 hours in advance; drop-ins are not permitted. Please carefully read through all the information below for further information on visiting the Rec, including instructions to reserve and cancel your time slot. If your plans change and you are no longer able to make your time slot, please be mindful to cancel your reservation to avoid taking away a space from someone else who can use it.

The Student Rec Center has been divided into multiple distinct facilities that are available for open recreation. To reserve your one-hour time slot, you will first need to decide which facility you want to visit. The “Uptown” facility primarily has cardio equipment available, and the “Midtown” and “Fitness Block” facilities primarily contain strength equipment. Additionally, lap swim is available in “Lap Pool North,” “Lap Pool South,” or “Rec Pool” facilities, bouldering is available in the “Rock District,” and indoor tennis is available in “Student Tennis Center.” Note that during your reserved time slot, you will only be able to visit the facility in which you have a reservation; moving between facilities is not permitted.

Open Recreation

How to reserve your time slot:

  • Option 1:
    • Visit recweb.uoregon.edu and select "Log In" in the top right corner to enter your Duck ID and password.
    • Select "Reservations."
    • Select "Spring Term Reservations” in the left-hand column.
    • Select a facility to view available time slot options.
    • Click the "Register" button for the day and time in which you want to register.
    • Read the instructions and then click "Add to Cart."
    • Click the "Checkout" button to complete your reservation.
  • Option 2:
    • Launch the UO PE and Rec App.
    • Select "Manage Registration" and then login with your Duck ID and password.
    • Click on the "O" at the top of the screen to take you to the registration portal.
    • Select "Reservations."
    • Select "Spring Term Reservations” in the left-hand column.
    • Select a facility to view available time slot options.
    • Click the "Register" button for the day and time in which you want to register.
    • Read the instructions and then click "Add to Cart."
    • Click the "Checkout" button to complete your reservation.
  • Facilities will be completely cleared at the end of each reservation period. If you have signed up for multiple reservations, you will need to exit the space and line up again to check in for the new reservation.
  • Time slots will open exactly two days in advance. Visitors are asked to limit themselves to no more than two reservations per day.
  • When you arrive for your scheduled time slot, please enter through the main entrance on 15th Avenue and use your UOID or the PE and Rec app to proceed through the turnstiles. Biometric hand scanning has been temporarily halted until further notice. Reservation check-in and queuing will take place in front of the Equipment Issue desk, and physical distancing will be enforced.
  • You may check in up to 10 minutes in advance and up to five minutes after your scheduled time slot. Reservations unclaimed after five minutes beyond the scheduled start time will be considered a no-show.
  • Please make every effort to cancel a reservation if you can't make the time slot. Repeated no-shows will result in an automatic one-week suspension of your membership.
  • If you need to cancel your reservation, you may do so up to 10 minutes prior to the starting time without any penalty.

How to cancel your reservation:

  • Option 1: 
    • Visit recweb.uoregon.edu and select "Log In" in the top right corner.
    • Click on your profile picture or username in the top right corner, then select “Profile.”
    • Select "Programs" and then “Registrations” from the left-hand column.
    • Scroll to view the class you wish to cancel and click the three dots on the right edge of the row to open the menu, then select "Cancel Registration.”
    • Confirm by selecting “Yes, Cancel Registration.”
  • Option 2: 
    • On the PE and Rec app, select “Manage Registrations” and log in to your account.
    • Select “Programs.”
    • Scroll to view the class you wish to cancel and click the three dots on the right edge of the row to open the menu, then select “Cancel Registration.”
    • Confirm by selecting “Yes, Cancel Registration.”

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.
  • Individuals are required to wear face coverings that fully cover their nose and mouth at all times while visiting the Student Rec Center and all other indoor and outdoor PE and Rec facilities.
  • 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.
  • Per state guidelines, activities involving physical contact are not allowed.
  • Spotting is currently not permitted in weight rooms. We encourage you to be mindful of lifting within your means.
  • PE and Rec will be offering current student and student off-term memberships for spring term. Day passes are currently not available.
  • Family Recreation is not available at this time.

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.

Risk Mitigation 

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 feet 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. Please respect this boundary and maintain proper distance from staff.
  • Lounge furniture has temporarily been removed to provide adequate space for queueing and traffic flow.

Facility Limitations:

  • Old Town: available for programmed activities only
  • Jacuzzi: closed
  • Locker rooms: closed except for restroom access
  • Cycling Studio (SRC 40): closed