How will the Athletics & Wellness Center adapt to a new campus environment in fall 2020?
The Athletics & Wellness Center and Elting Gym are planning to remain open, with access restricted to students only. However, the reopening of these facilities is subject to state health guidance that may change as conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic evolve.
Recreational activities will be scheduled in blocks of time to allow for expanded cleaning protocols. Staff will supervise and maintain a safe environment for all who use the facilities or participate remotely.
Virtual wellness programming will continue to be offered to all students, faculty and staff, and members. Wellness staff will strive to offer synchronous (rather than pre-recorded) classes whenever possible, to increase a sense of connection amongst participants. Staff are also exploring options for offering wellness classes outside and in person.
In recognition of the recreational benefits and growing popularity of e-sports, wellness staff will continue promoting e-sports and e-intramural opportunities for students.