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COVID-19 UPDATE: Our policies and procedures have changed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please review policies below. Updates and points of emphasis are in bold. 



  • Facility hours have changed, please view our new hours here
    • Doors will not open until our posted opening time each day. Please wait outside while distancing until we open. 
  • The following areas are CLOSED for open recreation:
    •  All Court Spaces (basketball courts, MAC Gym, Racquetball Courts)
    • Cardio Hallway
    • Sauna
    • Power Box
    • Lounge and seating areas
    • Studios
    • Bouldering Wall
  • Showers
    • Will only be available in the Family/Inclusive Locker Rooms and Aquatics Locker Rooms M-F 6:30-10:00am
  • Water fountains will be shut off. Water bottle fill stations will remain operational
  • Masks/Facial Coverings
    • Masks or Facial Coverings are REQUIRED for all individuals unless they are actively working out and can ensure that they will maintain six feet of distancing from others.
    • Masks are not required while swimming. Masks should be worn prior to entering and after exiting the water. 
    • Information on applying for an exemption to this policy can be found here.
  • Please allow for staff to access areas and equipment to clean more frequently
  • Working out in groups is discouraged. Please ensure six feet of distancing
  • "Working in" when another patron is utilizing equipment is discouraged
  • Spotters should wear a mask as they are not actively working out
  • Patrons should sanitize equipment before and after use
  • Vending machines have been disabled
  • Patrons are discouraged from holding social gatherings in groups outside of their workouts. Lounge areas have been eliminated
  • Credit transactions are encouraged for all purchases
  • Please observe floor markings to maintain distancing
  • Doors will not unlock until facility opening times. Please maintain distancing while waiting outside
  • Towel service has been discontinued. Please bring your own sweat/shower towel. Wipes will be provided for cleaning equipment
  • Lost and found items will not be retained. Items left in the building will be discarded at the end of the day. 
  • Rental and reservation policies and procedures have changed, please view specifics below. 

Please view area-specific policies below. 

The Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Department of Campus Recreation is committed to providing safe and inviting facilities for NKU students, faculty, staff, and members for the purpose of academics, recreation, and athletics in an effort to support the University’s mission.  In addition, it is understood that NKU is a regional institution and is committed to serving the surrounding community when possible.  Therefore, the Department of Campus Recreation has established these Campus Recreation Center Policies to provide a consistent and equitable framework for the administration of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). 

NKU Campus Recreation strives to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible environment for all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, ability, veteran status, or national origin. All issues and incidents regarding concerning, worrisome, threating behaviors, hardships, conduct, relationship violence, sexual misconduct, or stalking will be investigated and may be grounds for having all membership privileges revoked.

Participating in activities and/or using these facilities are voluntary.  NKU is not responsible for illness or injury sustained using these facilities.  Each participant is encouraged to have a complete physical exam and to carry health/injury insurance.