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COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Athletics & Recreation

Recreation is an essential component of campus life, contributing to the student experience and to the health and well-being of our students.

Athletics and Recreation is using a staggered and phased approach to re-opening for the fall semester. All patrons of our facilities will need to understand the new protocols and must adhere to these policies and procedures.

All athletics facilities will be monitored during open hours by Athletics Department staff. Patrons must check-in to each facility upon arrival and staff members will log their contact information for contact tracing purposes. Carnegie Mellon IDs will be required for individuals to gain entry into an athletics facility. Facilities will not be accessible outside of the supervised open times.

If a facility is unable to be monitored by an Athletics staff, it will be closed.

All students utilizing the athletics facilities are expected to have completed the required two-week quarantine before coming to campus or engaging in on-campus activities.

PHASE 1: Outdoor athletic facilities re-opened on August 24.

Click through to the individual facility links below to learn about hours of operation, space capacity and usage protocols and procedures.

PHASE 2: Indoor athletic facilities re-opened on August 31.

Click through to the individual facility links below to learn about hours of operation, space capacity and usage protocols and procedures.

Additional Spaces and Information

  • Skibo Gymnasium
    Skibo Gym will be available for approved intercollegiate and club sport use. It will not be open for general recreation and all group use must be scheduled, approved and supervised.
  • Club Sports 
    Club sports will not travel or compete during the fall semester. All student engagements must be schedule and approved by Athletics staff.

Tepper Fitness Center and the Cohon Center Racquetball and Squash Courts will not be open for the start of the fall semester. Following the first two phases of the athletics reopening plan, the department leadership team will evaluate demand and management to determine whether these facilities can safely open this semester.

Athletics Competition for the Fall Semester

Carnegie Mellon’s Return to Play Task Force, which includes university administrators and team physicians, has spent months exploring return-to-play scenarios for our CMU athletes. We carefully considered options that would preserve the opportunity for our athletes to participate in and represent Carnegie Mellon through competition. With the health and safety of our community guiding our decisions, we cannot contemplate a return to competitive play for the fall semester.

We have made the difficult decision to cancel all intercollegiate athletic competition this fall, and our varsity student athletes were informed of this news.

Although we will not pursue competition for the fall semester, we are exploring meaningful ways for our varsity teams to stay engaged with their love of sport throughout the semester. More information is available on the Athletics website.