COVID-19 Modifications

Important Participant & Safety Information

Campus Recreation programs, services, and facilities are currently only available to enrolled students, faculty, and staff of the UNC Asheville Community.  Effective March 7, 2022, face coverings are highly encouraged, though not required.  On April 4, 2022, Campus Recreation will reopen to all members who have purchased a Campus Recreation membership.  We will also resume guest sales on April 4, 2022.  If you have a current membership that was placed on hold due to the pandemic, please look for an email the week of March 28th with details on reactivating your membership and your new expiration date.

Before You Arrive:

All students, faculty, and staff must reserve an appointment time for all UNC Asheville Campus Recreation programs and services through our new appointment app. Current UNC Asheville students, faculty, & staff:  Please follow the current UNC Asheville Student, Faculty, Staff  detailed information on how to use our Campus Rec app or web-based access and appointment system.  Currently enrolled students, as well as faculty and staff at UNC Asheville, all have access to Campus Recreation facilities and some programs at no additional cost.  Certain programs, such as trips, rental gear, personal training, and instructional classes may have costs associated with these programs and special registration steps.  Current Members:  Please follow the UNC Asheville Campus Recreation Members detailed information on how to activate and use our Campus Rec app or web-based access and appointment system beginning April 4, 2022 (Link coming April 4, 2022 – please note the steps are different for members who are not current students, faculty, or staff so please wait until you receive your email before attempting to activate our app).

Please bring your OneCard to check-in.  Effective April 4, 2022, appointments will only be required for group fitness and lap swimming.  General access for the Sherill Fitness Center, Cardio Express, and the courts will no longer require an appointment, but you must activate our app and bring your OneCard to scan in for access.  If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel your appointment in our UNCA Campus Rec App at least 1 hour prior to your appointment time so other patrons may utilize your space. Failure to cancel appointments and no-shows may result in loss of privileges to make appointments. Your appointment time will be held for your arrival up to the mid-way point of the appointment block. At that time, we will note you as a no-show and you will forfeit the remainder of your appointment time. This allows us to serve other patrons who may be on a wait list.

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and your own workout towel. Touchless water fill stations are available in the Student Recreation and Sherrill Centers, however, the water fountains will not be accessible. Day use lockers are available.  Campus Recreation locks must be used on day use lockers and may be checked out at the SRC or Sherill Fitness Center service desks.  Please remember to secure your valuables.  If you are feeling ill or have any Covid symptoms, please stay home.



Don’t forget to reserve a spot! Get a glance of all our reservation blocks for the semester and visit our UNCA Campus Rec App for detailed session times and to reserve your spot.  Make sure you activate your UNCA Campus Rec App following our detailed instructions – you must log in via the portal.   Effective April 4, 2022, appointments will only be required for outdoor trips, group fitness classes and lap swimming.  General access for the Sherill Fitness Center, Cardio Express, and the courts will no longer require an appointment, but you must activate your app and bring your OneCard to scan in for access.


While You’re Here:

Please bring your own water bottle and towel.  Patrons may use the daily lockers with a Campus Recreation lock, available for check-out at the SRC or SHE service desks. All patrons will be expected to wash and sanitize hands prior to entering the program area and are expected to wipe off all equipment before and after use with disinfectant wipes provided by Campus Recreation. One gym bag or backpack  may be brought to the program area.  We will have limited check-out equipment from the service desks and kickboards, pull buoys, and aqua belts will be available for use at the pool.  Thank you for adhering to our community expectations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Restricted Access

The Karl Straus Track will have limited access from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. each morning for both UNC Asheville and the broader Asheville community.  After 10 a.m., the track will be closed to the public.  UNC Asheville outdoor fields are not available for public use at any time.  This public schedule will allow the university to move its campus recreation and some intercollegiate athletic operations outdoors throughout the day.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we would like to thank your for understanding. It is our goal to ensure adequate social distancing at all times, provide priority use to our students, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on the UNC Asheville campus. All current individual memberships purchased through OLLI, the UNC Asheville Alumni Office, and Campus Recreation for spouses/dependents of currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff, or affiliates, will be automatically extended based on the number of months you had remaining in your membership, as of March 1, 2020.  These months will be added to the date in which we are able to reopen our operations to the broader community. Members who prefer a refund may contact the appropriate office (OLLI, the UNC Asheville Alumni Office, or Campus Recreation) based on your affiliation to the university for assistance. At this time we are not conducting any new guest or membership sales.