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University Recreation Updates

COVID-19 Impact

University Recreation operations follow the State of North Carolina’s Interim Guidance for Fitness Center and Gym Settings with Limited Operations and university procedures.

Because this is a very dynamic situation, our plans are based on the most up-to-date information we have at this time and may change depending on many factors that are largely out of our control. Our team is carefully considering our options and we appreciate your patience as we work together towards reopening.


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For Community members, please create a profile. 

Need to cancel? Follow the steps in the .pdf to free up your spot for someone else!

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Opportunities to Recreate:






 Fitness & Wellness



 Intramural Sports



 Outdoor Programs



 Club Sports

  • Skill development started September 14.
  • Teams are expected to complete Return to Play Playbooks.
  • Local travel is available.
  • Teams may operate in accordance with Club Sports and university event and activity guidelines.                        

Fall Academic Classes

  • Students will be permitted to access the facility during their regularly scheduled class time and must enter through the Student Recreation Center's main entrance.
  • Students will be expected to follow UREC personal safety and practices to reduce the risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19.
  • University Recreation staff are available to answer any questions you may have by email or calling (828) 262-2100 from 9am to 5pm.



Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation for facilities, programs, activities, and services will be offered in                         

90-minute time blocks with 30-minute disinfection, and sanitizing times in between.


Registration is required for all programs and activities.

Maximum Occupancy of facilities and activity areas.                                                                                            

Hours are subject to change following state and university guidance.

Dependents and guest passes will not be available until further notice.

Safety Practices

All staff (student and professional) will be screened and temperature checked at the beginning of their shift. 

App State community patrons are expected to follow UREC recommended personal practices to assist in lowering the risk of virus transmission. This includes wearing face coverings when not exercising, frequent hand washing/hand sanitizing, and following signage, traffic patterns, and distancing guidelines throughout UREC facilities. 

Cleaning, Disinfection, Sanitation

We have increased and updated our cleaning protocols to ensure thorough cleaning of activity spaces. University Recreation has increased and updated cleaning protocols to clean, disinfect, and sanitize every 90 minutes the building is open. Sanitization stations are available throughout the Student Recreation Center and Quinn Recreation Center. At entrances and at most close-contact transaction locations, Plexiglas barriers have been installed.

At this time, water bottle refilling stations are available; water fountains will remain offline.

Activity Areas

Facilities and activity areas have been modified to support physical exertion distances. We have established maximum occupancy limits for areas and facilities for any given time.  In general, University Recreation is using 20 percent occupancy levels for activity spaces.

To safely limit the number of individuals in activity spaces (climbing wall, weight room, cardio areas, and pool), you are encouraged to reserve space in advance. Once the maximum occupancy limits are reached, no additional patrons may register and/or enter the activity space during the specified time. You can reserve spaces using the App State UREC mobile app.

Work-Out Pods

Over forty (40) vinyl sheet work-out pods are placed in different areas for the use of cardiovascular equipment.


Please let us know if you have any questions! 828-262-2100 or Staff Directory