To minimize health and safety risks of COVID-19, all facilities are closed and programing is canceled until further notice. Learn More

Campus Rec COVID-19 Updates

In accordance with the University’s response to COVID-19, we will be closing all recreation facilities until further notice. Additionally, to minimize the health and safety risks to UNC students, faculty, staff and the entire Chapel Hill community, all UNC Campus Recreation programs, activities, and events are canceled until further notice. This includes all outside events hosted in Campus Recreation facilities.

We encourage the Tar Heel community to Stay Active. Campus Recreation outdoor facilities are available for informal recreation. However, we hope students employ social distancing while on the fields like they would any other open area on campus. We encourage you to exercise on your own or with a partner at least six feet way.

We will continue to work closely with the University to determine how Campus Recreation will be operational moving forward. We will share updates regarding future openings and resources in the following weeks as they are available.

How to Stay Active at Home


As with any exercise program, participation in the exercises shown may result in injury. Participants are encouraged to stop if they experience pain or injury and should seek appropriate medical advice or care as needed. Participants should not begin any exercise program without consulting a physician and should always follow the advice of their physician before participating. Read more HERE.

Aquatics + Safety

Wellness + Nutrition

Work + Self-Care

 Outdoors + More


Our COVID-19 Action Plan

We also want to take the time to address the cleanliness and maintenance of our facilities. Due to the nature and impact of our work, risk management is at the forefront of our practice. One of the pillars of our risk management practices is cleaning the spaces where recreation activities occur.  Our goal is to create a safe and clean environment where you engage in recreation without concern for your personal wellbeing. Each day, we clean and sanitize the cardio, strength, and sports equipment available in our facilities.  Additionally, our current housekeeping protocol includes use of hospital grade disinfectants on all touch points throughout these spaces. We are working diligently to keep our facilities clean amidst heightened concerns related to COVID-19. 

  • Reduced or closed facilities
  • Programs, events and activities canceled
  • Online workouts and ways to stay active
  • Virtual fitness classes and challenges
  • Provide information and updates as soon as possible

Program Info and Refunds

We understand that the recent change in University operations related to COVID-19 have eliminated your access to the recreation facilities on campus for the foreseeable future.  Effective March 16, we stopped all payroll deduction payments for memberships.  The stop will remain intact until we reopen our facilities on campus.

If you provided a full, one-time payment for your membership, then you are eligible for a refund for the period during which you cannot access our facilities.  Refunds will be processed once facilities reopen or August if facilities remain closed through July.

If you have questions or concerns about your registration for any of our programs, trips, or services, please reach out to the specific program director for your inquiry.

Best Ways To Stay Informed

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