The University of Michigan’s Recreational Sports will reopen its three comprehensive recreation facilities Sept. 28 after being closed for six months due to the pandemic under the executive order from the state of Michigan.

Changes have been made to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the recreation spaces. Students and Recreational Sports members will be required to make reservations to work out and to swim, face coverings will be required while working out, and facilities will be operating at decreased capacities and hours to allow for increased cleaning during the day.

Other modifications include:

  • Cardio and strength equipment physically distanced at 10 feet apart.
  • Selectorized and some cardio equipment can now be found on gymnasium courts in CCRB and NCRB.
  • Floors in strength, stretching and some racquetball areas have been marked to allow for physically distanced activities.
  • Added plexiglass barriers to Welcome Center desks.
  • Increased locations for disposable wipes for user cleaning.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations.
  • Increased staffing levels for cleaning.
  • Personal protection equipment and required health screenings for all employees.

A new U-M Rec Sports app has been created to allow for contactless entry to the facilities, to make facility and pool reservations, find building hours and more. Facility and pool reservations are available Sept. 25. Download the app by searching for “UM Rec Sports” in the iPhone App Store or the Google Play Store for Android.

Indoor programming, indoor rentals, and all court activities such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, squash, racquetball, etc. will be unavailable in this initial phase of reopening.

To find more reopening information and building hours, visit the Recreational Sports website, download the app, or follow @umichrecsports on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Watch a video about the Rec Sports reopening.