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Reopening Guidelines

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Welcome back, Boilermakers! We ask for your patience, a willingness to learn new ways of doing things and, most importantly, we ask for your feedback as we work to improve your overall experience while limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Together, we can Protect Purdue. Please email us at with any questions. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Protect Yourself. Protect Others. Protect Purdue.

 Health Check

  • If you're not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath or fever, please stay home.
  • We expect that all members of RecWell will take responsibility for their own health and safety and act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them, consistent with the Protect Purdue Pledge.


  • Face masks will be required at all times when using RecWell facilities and spaces, even while exercising.
  • Masks are required on the pool deck; however, you may remove your mask upon entry to the water. When you exit the water, you must put your mask back on.
  • When outdoors, masks are required if you are sharing equipment of any kind OR when social distance of six feet cannot be maintained.
  • Exhalation valve masks & face shields will not be permitted. 
  • Keep the CoRec open! Wear your mask. Partipants who are not mask wearing appropriately will be removed/suspended from RecWell facilities.

Current Hours of Operation (Summer Hours)


Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Aquatic Center

The hours listed below are modified for summer.  Fall hours will have extended times beginning 8/17/2020.

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 a.m., 11 a.m. -2 p.m., 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Rec Pool

The hours listed below are modified for summer.  Fall hours will have extended times and begin 8/17/2020.

Monday - Friday: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Climbing & Bouldering Wall
RecWell Administrative Suite, Wellness & Physical Therapy
By appointment only

Read about what we are doing to Protect Purdue

Contactless Entry & Exit
Cleaning Protocols
  • Members are asked to clean equipment before and after use. Additional cleaning stations will be made available near exercise equipment, locker rooms and other high traffic areas.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the facility.
  • Equipment and high-touch surfaces will be sanitized continuously during operational hours and disinfected at the end of each business day.
  • Electrostatic cleaning machines will be utilized during disinfection procedures.
Limited Capacities & Equipment Checkout
  • After de-densifying and distancing measures, the CoRec’s maximum capacity is 350 people at one time.  To manage this reduced capacity, reservations for building access will be required. 
Member Services & Building Access
  • Updates
    • RecWell will no longer accept cash.
  • Affiliate, Retiree, and Alumni Memberships
    • At this time, guests are severely limited on campus. The following membership types are suspended as of 8/24/2020: Silver Sneakers, Optum, Alumni and Alumni household members. 
    • For memberships on recurring deduction, billing will resume September 1st.
    • For memberships that were paid in full, members will receive an extension for all days lost due to closure. All membership questions can be directed at
    • Day passes will be sold to Purdue students and faculty/staff only.
    • Guest passes for visitors will not be sold at this time and will be reevaluated at a later date.
  • New Memberships
    • Memberships will only be available for Purdue faculty, staff and students at this time.
    • Faculty/staff members are able to purchase recurring monthly membership or 4/12 month memberships, & part-time on campus students can purchase a semester membership. 
    • Towel Service can be purchased online and locker service must be purchased at the Member Services desk.

What's Available?

  • Lap swim only with one swimmer per lane.
  • Masks required until you enter the water.
  • Follow directional signs for lap swimming guidance.
  • Elevators are limited to one person at a time.
  • Lounge and study spaces have been modified to allow for safe distancing. Please do not move chairs.
  • In restrooms, members are encouraged to practice physical distancing by using every other sink, stall, etc. as well as washing their hands frequently. These spaces will be cleaned frequently.
  • Water fountains are bottle fill only. Please bring your own bottle.
Fitness Spaces
  • Equipment and spaces have been modified to meet safe distancing measures.
  • Please note various signage, floor markings and equipment modifications and respect these new measures.
  • Spotting for heavy lifting encouraged with spotters at each end of the barbell to practice physical distancing.
  • Racquetball courts are open for single player use only.
Group Fitness
  • In-person classes, outdoor classes and virtual classes will be available.
  • In-person classes will require reservations and schedules will be adjusted for lower capacity limits, with more class times available.
  • We're all in this together; please wipe down equipment before and after use, as well as returning equipment to proper location.
  • Masks are required.
  • When in classes outdoors, masks may be removed if six feet of social distancing can be maintained.
Locker Rooms & Towel Service
  • In the locker rooms, members are encouraged to practice physical distancing by using every other sink, stall, etc. as well as washing their hands frequently. These spaces will be cleaned frequently.
  • If you have purchased towel service, access will be available at the Equipment Center window.
Open Recreation
  • One-on-one activities including badminton, pickleball and table tennis are available.
  • No racquets or equipment will be available for check out, however, they will be available for purchase. Members are encouraged to bring their own equipment.
  • Racquets, birdies, tennis balls, mats and table tennis balls will be available for sale.
Personal Training
  • Masks are required to be worn by both trainer and client throughout the entire session. 
  • In-person Personal Training sessions will be limited to the following four spaces when working with their trainer in the CoRec:
    • The Personal Training Studio
    • Assessment Room
    • Multipurpose Room #1
    • Faculty/Staff Fitness
  • Trainers will practice safe physical distancing at all times when working with clients. 
  • Clients are required to wipe down all equipment before and after each use. 
  • For those who prefer virtual personal training, sessions will be coordinated between the trainer and client. 
Sport Programs
  • Masks are required if you are sharing equipment of any kind OR when social distance of six feet cannot be maintained.
  • Club Sports teams will not be able to travel or host competitions, but teams may be able to practice if safe physical distancing and equipment disinfection protocols can be maintained.
  • In-person Intramural Sports are limited; see list below. Virtual programs will be offered, with an emphasis on Esports.
    • In-Person
      • Soccer tennis league
      • Horse shootout challenge
      • Disc golf league
      • Cornhole
      • Flag football combine
      • 2-person golf scramble
      • Bowling
    • Virtual
      • Esports
        • Madden 21
        • League of Legends
        • NHL 21
        • Super Smash Bros
      • Mobile phone games
  • Massage Therapy will be available.
  • The therapist will wear gloves during the massage at the preference of the client; this means that if participants want a therapist to wear gloves, they will be available.
  • The massage therapist and the client are required to wear masks during the appointment.
  • The Mindfulness Room will be open following physical distancing protocols and limited to two people at a time. A selection of meditation music and recorded guided meditations are available to play through the room's sound system. 

What's Not Available?

In Member Services, Facilities & Operations
  • Day lockers will have limited availability, so we encourage members to leave valuables at home and bring in only items needed for your workout.
  • Equipment rental is not available at this time. We do have limited equipment available for purchase at our equipment center window.
  • Guest passes will not be sold at this time.
  • Tours will not be available at this time.
  • The Protect Purdue Implementation Team is working on parameters for events on campus. Until we receive more guidance, reservations for events in our facility are not available at this time.
  • The following activities are not permitted upon reopening:
    • Basketball
    • Climbing and Bouldering Wall
    • Faculty/Staff Fitness Room 
    • Multi-player Racquetball
    • Spas
    • Saunas
    • Multi-player Squash
    • Volleyball 
In Programs
  • Boilermaker Challenge (Outdoor ropes course) will not host in-person activities at this time; virtual programs are available such as a virtual scavanger hunt, email Traves Freeland for more information.
  • Club Sports will operate on a limited and modified practice schedule only.
  • Cooking Demonstrations will be held virtually.
  • Financial Wellness, Nutrition Counseling and Wellness Coaching will be held virtually.
  • There will be no swim lessons during fall 2020.