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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation

Facilities & Hours Overview (Student Access)


In accordance with guidance from the Chicago Department of Public Health, Athletics & Recreation is modifying its building capacity and facility operations to ensure the health and safety of all students and building staff. Due to the necessary de-densification of fitness and recreation spaces and equipment, we will only be open to enrolled UChicago students, faculty and staff.

* Students must complete the online training and attestation process in order to access campus buildings including the Ratner Athletics Center. Please complete the process before making facility reservations - Students returning to campus must complete a 7-day "stay at home" period before using the facilities.

Reservations must be made 24-72 hours in advance in order to access the swimming pool and cardio and weight training facilities. Due to restrictions on group play and the use of shared equipment, the gymnasia will not be available for use. Activity areas will be closed for one hour mid-day to allow for more extensive cleaning. Please review the rules and reservation procedures listed below.

All policies and procedures for the Ratner Athletics Center can be found here: 


For further information on how the University is handling COVID-19, please visit:


University of Chicago students, faculty and community members have access to an impressive array of fitness facilities, programs and services through Athletics & Recreation. On average, more than 4,565 students work out in our facilities each month. You can access one of our fitness facilities, enjoy one of our 28 fitness classes each quarter, or make a virtual appointment with a personal trainer.

Please see the facilities links below for more information, schedules and photos.


Fitness Options

FitChicago offers fitness programs that are free to students, with diverse offerings such as Zumba, yoga, pilates and cardio kickboxing. Learn more about Fitness Classes and Personal Training offerings.


Facilities & Hours

Ratner Athletics Center

January 11 – March 19
Monday-Friday = 7 AM – 9 PM
Saturday-Sunday = 9 AM – 7 PM


Myers-McLoraine Pool

January 11 – March 19
Monday-Friday = 7 AM – 1 PM; 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday = 9 AM – 1 PM


Henry Crown Field House