Department COVID-19 Updates:

Campus Recreation Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

Operations Updates

Visiting One of the Three Centers?

  • If you're not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath, or fever please stay home.
  • Have on a mask or face covering. The Campus Recreation staff will be wearing masks and we need you to do the same. The University's Face Covering Policy remains in effect.
  • You will be asked to self-scan your NU ID to ensure limited contact entry.
  • Equipment and spaces will be modified to mitigate transmission of the COVID19 virus. We ask that you respect any measures in place as well as guidance from our staff.
  • Campus Recreation staff will be around often to clean equipment between use and may ask that you relocate to a different machine or equipment area to allow for cleaning.

Play Your Part

We are committed to doing everything we can to maintain a safe and healthy environment and we are relying on CDC and local health department guidelines. It is up to all of us to take responsibility in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please play your part and remember some of these key points as you return to one of our facilities:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Keep your distance and expect reduced capacity
  • Wipe down equipment before and after use
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently

What Amenities Will Be Available

  • Strength Training & Conditioning Spaces
    • Capacity will be limited. Staff will monitor patrons in an area and go to a ‘one in, one out’ model if needed to remain at or under capacity. There will not be time limits for length of stay in an area.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
    • Capacity will be limited.
  • Showers
    • All shower facilities at all three centers will be open for use.
  • Cardio Zones
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis (Campus Rec Center)
  • Racquetball (Campus Rec Center)
  • Squash (Campus Rec Center)
  • Pickleball (Rec & Wellness Center)
  • Fit Box (Rec & Wellness Center)
  • Group Fitness Classes
    • Purchase of a group fitness pass for $37 is required.
    • Capacity of classes will be restricted, pre-registration is required.
  • Massage Therapy
    • Both parties will be required to wear masks during appointment.
  • Personal Training
    • Both parties will be required to wear masks during appointment.
  • Outdoor Adventures' Rental Equipment (Limited Inventory)
  • Campus Recreation continues to limit transactions to credit card or NCard payment there are no cash transactions.

What You Need to Know About...

Student Memberships
  • For those students who are enrolled in a summer course that requires University Program and Facilities Fees, your membership is covered under this payment.
  • Students who were enrolled for the Spring Semester or will be enrolled for the Fall Semester and not taking in-person courses this summer will need to purchase a student summer membership for $77.
Court Activities

The following court activities are permitted:

  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Pickleball (Rec & Wellness Center)
  • Racquetball (Campus Rec Center)
  • Squash (Campus Rec Center)
  • Handball (Campus Rec Center)

Pick up basketball is offered during certain times at the Campus Recreation Center. Visit here for daily reservation information. Capacity is limited and players will be asked to check in and out of the activity. Play is only allowed during specific time and location of the day's reservations.

Shoot Around Basketball is allowed but limited to two players per basket. There is no shared equipment.

Pick up basketball at the Rec & Wellness Center may be requested. Capacity will be limited with first come first serve requests determine time and length of play. Players may be asked to check in and out of the activity.

Outdoor Spaces

Mabel Lee Fields will be open seven days a week 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. for play. (weather permitting) Face coverings will be required when physical distancing cannot be achieved in the activity.

18th & S Courts will be open seven days a week 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. for play (weather permitting) Face coverings will be required when physical distancing cannot be achieved in the activity.

Outside Area at the Rec & Wellness Center is open for play anytime the center is open. Face coverings will be required when physical distancing cannot be achieved in the activity.

  • Only physically distanced activities will be allowed.
  • No pickup soccer or contact sports allowed.
Cook Pavilion
  • Only physically distanced activities will be allowed.
  • No pickup soccer or contact sports allowed.
Swimming Pool

The reservation system is no longer necessary. Capacity will be limited. Staff will monitor patrons in an area and go to a ‘one in, one out’ model if needed to remain at or under capacity. There will not be time limits for length of stay in an area.

Showers are still required per state code and patrons are encouraged to bring their own towels but towels are available at Member Services

Two swimmers per lane.

  • Swimmers who wish to share a lane may do so by maintaining physical distancing upon entry, exit and while stopping at the ends of the lane.
  • Swimmers with two per lane my split a lane or circle swim as long as physical distancing is maintained.

Equipment will be provided for swimmers

  • A basket will be provided as a place to return equipment when swimmers are finished.
  • Lifeguards will disinfect equipment before equipment is available for use by others.

Additional Program Information

Ask IPC

An online question-and-answer service for our nationally-certified athletic trainers to remotely respond to your questions with professional advice. You can ask us about any sport injuries and treatments. Don't know whether you should heat or ice an injury? ASK US! Need relief for pain in your lower back or a nagging injury? ASK US!

This service is free and confidential. Your name is never released for any reason. Keep in mind, the advise provided by our athletic trainers in response to your question is general information based on the details provided by you, the client. If the problems persist, we always recommend you seek medical attention.

Submit your questions now.

Outdoor Adventures
  1. Equipment Rental is available.
  2. indoor Climbing is available.
  3. Local and social distancing recommended adventures: https://go.unl.edu/stay_put_adventurer.
  4. Submit recommendations to help stir creative home bound or local adventures.
  5. Please do not use this time as a chance to go visit remote parks as they have very limited health care resources. If visitors transmit something like the Coronavirus in these areas the health care system can become maxed out very quickly. Please stay home and find adventures locally.
Intramurals
Aquatics

All aquatic programs have been canceled

Youth Activities
  • Summer camps registration is still open at this time
  • All other youth activities have been canceled
Instructional Classes

All Instructional Classes will be delivered utilizing remote access and will not meet in-person for the remainder of the semester.

Fitness & Wellness
  • Group Fitness classes return Monday, June 15. Follow the last information at https://crec.unl.edu/fitness-programs.
    1. Buy your Summer All Class pass now. Buy Now
    2. Reserve your spot in class. Reserve Now
  • Personal Training sessions return Monday, June 15.
  • Massage Therapy services return Monday, June 15. Schedule Now
  • Demo Kitchen services are not offered at this time, for questions, contact crec-wellness@unl.edu.
  • Meal-kit meals are suspended until further notice.

For questions, contact crec-wellness@unl.edu

Sports Clubs
  • Sport Club activities have been suspended until further notice
  • Some Sport Clubs may receive partial refunds for the dues, contact Brian Stelzer at bstelzer@unl.edu for more information

Mission Statement:

Campus Recreation is committed to enriching the educational experience by promoting lifelong healthy living. We are dedicated to celebrating differences, providing active and innovative recreational opportunities, cultivating a community of supportive relationships, and developing global leaders.