Fall 2020 Updated Guidelines 

The Sports & Recreation Center will be open with limited access and restrictions, and in accordance with all appropriate federal, state, and local guidelines. The facility is open by reservation to students only.

Students should expect: 

  • Reduced availability of equipment and hours of operation
  • An advanced online reservation system is required for use
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols. Fitness equipment will be cleaned repeatedly throughout the day by both users (before and after use of equipment) and recreational staff (after every hour or patron use)
  • Social distancing measures and required use of cloth face coverings.
  • Locker rooms and showers will not be available.

What we need from you to help keep yourself, staff, and others safe:

  • Wipe down equipment before and after each use with provided cleaning supplies.
  • Bring your own mat for any floor exercises or stretching.
  • Bring your own bottle for touchless water bottle filling stations.
  • Practice good personal hygiene.
  • Follow all signs, directions, and instructions.

Not coming to campus? Here are some great resources for either free or inexpensive ways to move at home or in the residence hall to help keep our Herd healthy.

  • Registering to Use the Sports & Recreation Center

    You will sign up online via Fusion and can reserve a single workout zone or cardio equipment. The online-only reservation system allows you to register for a time slot up to 24 hours in advance; no in-person reservations will be permitted. Same day reservations can be made but availability may be limited. Every reservation will be for 60 minutes except the last reservation of the night, which will be 45 minutes to ensure proper cleaning. Each zone will be clearly marked off and you MUST stay in the zone you reserved for your scheduled workout.

    If you need to cancel a reservation, please call the Rec. Center 508-831-5046 in advance of your reserved time slot. Time slots are limited, so your courtesy in this regard is appreciated.

    Reserve your workout time and space onlinereservations will open on August 30.

    How To Manual—to help with signing up.

    You must agree to the following statements to register:

    • I will maintain proper social distancing at all times.
    • I must wear a face covering that covers my nose and mouth at all times.
    • I must clean any equipment I use before and after my use.
    • I will finish my workout and leave the building by the end of my allotted time.

    After signing up online, you will:

    • Arrive at the scheduled time
    • Enter through the main entrance
    • Confirm your registered Workout Zone with recreational staff
    • Proceed through the rightmost turnstile using your ID card
  • Entering and Exiting the Sports & Recreation Center

    To improve safety and monitoring, ONLY the entrance and exit of the Sports & Recreation Center facing the Quadrangle (the Nitsch-Magliozzi Entrance) will be utilized for staff and users with an exception for those needing elevator access. The ADA entrance will be monitored by a Control Desk staff member and staffing at the mezzanine level will be eliminated. The camera system for the mezzanine entrance monitoring is a web-based program, accessible at the Control Desk.

  • Offline Equipment and Space

    Due to the required access restrictions, cleaning protocols, health and safety guidelines, and staffing limitations, the following areas and services will not be available:

    • Equipment Check Out
    • Guest Passes/Visitors
    • Indoor Track
    • Locker Rooms and Day Lockers
    • Memberships (Alumni/Family)
    • Racquetball/Squash Courts
    • Rowing Tank
    • Showers
    • Towel Service
    • Water Fountains/Bubblers (bottle refill will be operational)
    • Kazin Conference Room
    • Fourth Floor Meeting Rooms
    • Robot Pits (storing all furniture, equipment, other)

Sports & Recreation Center Safety Protocols

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Hours of Operation (Starting August 31, 2020)





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Available Workout Zones & Cardio Equipment

Third Floor

The entry floor is separated into three workout zones areas, numbered 1, 2, and 3 (see specific layouts and equipment below). As many cardio machines as possible were moved to the Mondo floor (larger area, higher ceilings) and treadmills were eliminated as those activities (walking or running) are best accommodated outside, which also allows us to provide more equipment for activities not easily performed outdoors.

Fourth Floor

There are three workout zones on the fourth floor (numbered 4, 5, and 6); see specific layouts and equipment below. Equipment was moved to the indoor track, which is also used as an access lane to get to the various zones while meeting social distancing requirements, and allows for more weight circuit machines. As a result, the indoor track is not available for walking/jogging/running as those activities can be accommodated outside. Alternating benches and all tri-fold mats will be removed and stored in the Dance Studio closets. You must bring your own mat.