Hamilton Rec Center Re-Opening Guidelines

Everyone at CMU has been focused on using advice from experts to inform when and how we could re-open our fine facility. We’ve wanted to make sure it's done in a way that will protect students, staff and all other users. We know everyone has wanted us to re-open...so have we!

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we prep our building and train our team members with the new health protocol for Phase I re-opening.

Update - Pool Re-Opening Guidelines can be found here →

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri: 6am – 7pm

Sat – Sun: 9am to 6pm

Areas Open

 May 18 – mid July: Back Fitness Area, Cardio Cove and single loop of track*


30 people at one time, we will count as people arrive and depart

60-minute maximum workout time is requested of all members

*Our main fitness area will be under construction with a complete floor replacement, as well as new treadmills and PreCor strength machines during this time.

Areas Closed

  • Lifting to be done in a safe/weight-appropriate manner as to not require "spotter"
  • Basketball and racquetball courts remain closed
  • Juice Junction closed
  • MavPav and Climbing Wall closed
  • No equipment check-out will be offered
  • No GroupX classes, personal training or massage services
  • No towel service will be offered, please bring your own
  • No bag storage or day-use lockers, please come wearing/carrying only what you need
  • Lobby is closed to gatherings
  • No snack/beverages will be sold
  • Drinking fountains will be covered for your safety
  • Bring your own bottle for touchless water bottle filling stations

Phase 2/3 will include pool and sport courts. No dates have been determined at this time.

Check-in Process

Masks are required at all times per MCPH2020-02 Order (entering & working out).

One-way entrance will be from EAST doors only.

One-way exit will be out the SOUTH doors only.

Patrons will be asked pre-screening questions each and every time they enter.

Anyone answering in the affirmative to any of these questions will also have their    

temperature taken prior to being allowed entry to the facility.

Everyone will be counted and if at capacity, will need to wait until others leave.

Scan-in will be "touchless" with your key tag or MavCard only.

Cash will no longer be accepted. We will use "touchless" credit card payments only.

Guest Code of Conduct

Masks are required at all times per MCPH2020-20 Order (entering & working out).

All users must maintain 10' social distance while working out per MCPH order for gyms.

Be courteous and limit your workouts to 60 minutes.

Wipe down all equipment you touch before and after use.

Lifting to be done in a safe/weight-appropriate manner as to not require "spotter".


Masks are required at all times per MCPH2020-20 Order.

Staff will self-attest to health questions and take temperature upon arrival for every shift.

Must maintain 6' social distance with co-workers and 10’ with patrons working out.

Gloves are required when continually cleaning equipment.

Staff is encouraged to thoroughly wash their hands once per hour.

Staff will have cleaning duties and will enforce guest code of conduct.