COVID-19: Facility and Program Updates | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Last updated: 5/1/2020

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as the University works to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in our community.  The following outlines closures and cancellations in response to COVID-19:

Current Status of Facilities:

Beckwith Boathouse (BBH) Closed until further notice.
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) Closed until further notice.
Fitness East (FE) Closed until further notice.
Field House (FH) Closed until further notice.
Hawkeye Recreation Fields (HRF) Closed until further notice.
Hawkeye Softball Complex (HSC) Closed until further notice.
Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex (HTRC) Closed until further notice.
Macbride Nature Recreation Area (MNRA) Closed until further notice.
Outdoor Basketball Courts (Near Burge Hall) Closed until further notice.
Outdoor Basketball Courts (Near Slater Hall) Closed until further notice.
Outdoor Rental Center (ORC) Closed until further notice.
UI Challenge Course (UICC) Closed until further notice.

Current Status of Activities, Programs, Events, and Travel:

Golf League Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Group fitness classes Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Group and private swim lessons Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Hawkeye Community Rowing Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Hustling Hawkeyes Sport Camps Canceled for Summer 2020
IFLY Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Intramural Sports, excluding eSports Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Iowa Raptor Project Family Day Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Lifetime Leisure Skills (LLS) Classes
  • Some classes will move to a virtual format through at least August 7, 2020
    • All affected students will receive notifications from the Registrar
    • Please visit MyUI for more information regarding LLS classes
School of the Wild Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Small group fitness specialty classes Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Sport Clubs Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
Tennis programs and lessons Canceled through at least August 7, 2020
UI Athletics practices and competitions All competitions and practices are canceled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year, and participation in all NCAA tournaments and competitions. 
Wildlife Camps Canceled for Summer 2020
 
Please visit our At-Home Resources page for alternative recreation options.

Current Status of Services:

Massage Oasis sessions in the CRWC Canceled through at least August 7, 2020                                                    
Personal training sessions Canceled through at least August 7, 2020

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Perpetual Payroll Deduction Program Members:
    • March charges have already been applied in the system impacting your April 1 payroll deduction.  Since these memberships and lockers do not have an end date, we have calculated a refund for time lost and will apply it to a future payroll deduction. There will be no charge for the month of April (May 1 paycheck).  
    • Information regarding the incentive program impacts can be found on the LiveWell website
    • Specifics regarding each month can be found here: 
Month of Active Membership Month Recreational Services Membership Charge Applied   Month Incentive Applied 
March 2020 April 1 – Charged due to timing of closure.  A refund for 45% of membership will be credited.   May 1 – 55% of incentive will be credited to paycheck.  You will receive this amount regardless of if you had any visits in March. A 2020 Personal Health Assessment survey is still required.
April 2020 May 1 – No charge due to closure.  June 1 – No incentive due to closure. 
May 2020 June 1 – No charge due to closure.  July 1 –  No incentive due to closure. 
  • Non-Perpetual Payroll Deduction Members (not including students):
    • Since your charges do have a specified end date, you have two choices:
      1. Receive a refund for time lost
      2. Extend your membership and locker in an amount equal to the number of days lost due to these closures.  
    • Once we know the full duration of the closure, we will provide a form HERE for you to indicate your preference. 

 

Our staff will take every precaution possible moving forward.  We ask for your patience, understanding and cooperation as we all adjust to these changes.  We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and notify you should these closures or cancellations need to be extended.

It is always important to emphasize a focus on strengthening our immune systems through healthy habits, even more so during this time. We understand these changes may be frustrating, but we encourage you to eat healthy, get adequate sleep, practice good hygiene, exercise outside, select nutritious food choices and practice good mental health habits to combat stress responses.

If you have questions about these closures or changes, please contact Recreational Services at rec-services@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9293.

More information about the university’s response to COVID-19 is available at coronavirus.uiowa.edu.