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Athletics & Recreation Operations Due To COVID-19

Athletics & Recreation Operations Due To COVID-19

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 for the Autumn Quarter.

Departmental operations are still active as staff continues to work remotely. For assistance or questions, please contact us through email. A full listing may be found in the staff directory: https://athletics.uchicago.edu/about/directory/index.

For further information on how the University is handling COVID-19, please visit: https:/coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu


* UPDATE (OCTOBER 5)  The Ratner Athletics Center resumes its full autumn hours starting on Monday, October 5. The Ratner Center facility will only be open to enrolled UChicago students for the Autumn Quarter. Online reservations are required to access the fitness areas and swimming pool. Reservations and all updated Ratner policies and procedures can be found at: https://athletics.uchicago.edu/facilities/ratner-procedures


* UPDATE (AUGUST 20) 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 visitors and staff.  Due to the necessary de-densification of fitness and recreation spaces and equipment, we will only be open to enrolled UChicago students for the Autumn Quarter. Please contact Bob Petrowski (bpetrowski@uchicago.edu) for information on requesting a refund for existing membership packages or continuing the suspension of memberships until normal operations can resume. No new memberships will be accepted until further notice. 
https://athletics.uchicago.edu/general/2020-21/releases/20200820pm4eud


* UPDATE (JULY 17) UChicago's varsity teams will not participate in fall and winter sports competition during the upcoming Autumn Quarter: 
https://athletics.uchicago.edu/general/2020-21/releases/20200716m11xzq


* UPDATE (MAY 29) All FitChicago and personal training programming via the University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation will be suspended this summer. Spring FitChicago classes will run through Saturday, June 6 while personal training services will end on Saturday, June 13. Both programs will resume in the fall with further details to come.


* UPDATE (MAY 6) Due to COVID-19, all UChicago varsity sports summer camps as well as the Super Summer Sports Camps have been cancelled. For more info on SSSC, read the announcement on their main web page: https://athletics.uchicago.edu/community/summer_camps