Fall 2020 Information

At Campus Recreation & Wellness, safety is always a top priority. This is especially true during the time of COVID-19. As we have prepared for the fall semester, it has been our goal to continue providing access to recreational and educational facilities, programs, and services to keep members of the Elon University community safe, active, and well. The information in this section of our website details changes to fitness centersfacilities and programs, which are in alignment with Ready & Resilient guidelines, as well as a list of online wellness resources. You can also contact us at 336-278-7529 or recwell@elon.edu with any questions.

What’s the Same (or with minor modifications)

  • We continue to offer educational programs and resources to support health and well-being in the areas of substance education, sexual/relationship health, and the mind-body connection through our student wellness programs
  • S’mores with Outdoors is every Wednesday at 9:00pm
  • The Elon Challenge is open for reservations (and now has a virtual option!)
  • Elon Outdoors has an exciting trips schedule and equipment available for rent (including our bike rental program, which is now accepting applications for the fall semester)
  • The ELOA Resource Center in the Alumni Gym concourse is here to answer your questions about Elon Outdoors, the Elon Challenge, and to help you plan your own adventure
  • The driving range has its traditional hours of operation
  • We have sports and recreation equipment available to rent
  • We will be offering several flu vaccination clinics throughout the fall semester – more details coming soon!

What’s Different

  • There is a reservation process to use any RecWell fitness center
  • Group exercise has a schedule of 20 classes per week that are outside or virtual until indoor facilities reopen for fitness and recreation usage
  • We still have a variety of personal training packages, but all sessions will be outside or virtual until indoor facilities reopen for fitness and recreation usage
  • Intramural sports will focus on smaller, non-contact sports that can be played outdoors and/or with physical distancing
  • Club sports practices will be modified for most teams, and travel is restricted based on Ready & Resilient essential travel policies
  • Student employee hiring is delayed until late September

What’s New

  • Per University policy, patrons and participants must wear a face covering when indoors unless participating in strenuous physical activity, and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • The SPARKS office has moved from the Moseley Center to Koury 146, just past the RecWell welcome desk – be sure to visit us during hours of operation for information on a variety of health and wellness topics and be on the lookout for us tabling all around campus
  • SPARKS peer educators will host a variety of informational sessions and events to promote personal hygiene throughout the fall
  • We have started a new program to support students in recovery in leading a sober and healthy lifestyle

What’s Missing

  • Indoor facilities – Koury Center, PARC, and South Gym – are closed for recreation and fitness use until North Carolina enters Phase 3 of its reopening plan; however, many spaces can still be reserved for activities not involving fitness or recreation
  • Beck Pool and the Station at Mill Point Pool are closed for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Racquetball and squash courts are closed, or repurposed for other activities
  • The guest pass is suspended indefinitely in all RecWell facilities
  • Showers and changing areas in the Koury Center locker rooms are closed
  • Athletic training services are currently not available