Campus gyms and other recreational spaces are closed as of January 23, 2021 but are planned to reopen later in the spring semester. Details will be communicated as soon as it is safe to reopen these campus spaces. Additionally, in-person activities are currently not permitted but are also planned to resume later in the spring semester. All details will be communicated as soon as in-person events and activities are able to resume safely. Many events will continue to be held virtually, and the university continues to examine creative, safe opportunities for converting other events and activities into online formats.

Student Organizations

In-person activities are currently not permitted but are planned to resume later in the spring semester. Details will be communicated as soon as in-person events and activities are able to resume safely. The Campus Activities Office has resources available to help students connect virtually, including student organization support drop-In hours, virtual campus events on campus groups, assistance with Zoom, virtual engagement opportunities and much more.

Similar to the fall semester, we anticipate in-person activities, including student organizations, club sports and access to fitness and recreation centers to begin once we are assured that the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus is low. Virtual events and other online programs are again being developed for the spring semester starting with orientation and move-in week programming.

Athletics

Student-athletes and coaching staff may conduct up to two hours per day of conditioning and sport-specific activity, as well as in-person team meetings not to exceed 10 students. Public access to some of our outdoor athletics facilities may be limited as a result of this change.

On Nov. 12, the Ivy League announced that its member institutions will not conduct intercollegiate athletics competitions in winter sports during the 2020-21 season. In addition, competitions for fall sports during the upcoming spring semester will not be held, and intercollegiate athletics competitions for spring sports are postponed through at least the end of February 2021.

Fitness Centers and Climbing Wall

Campus fitness centers and recreation spaces and the Lindseth Climbing Center are closed as of January 23, 2021 but are planned to reopen later in the spring semester. Details will be communicated as soon as it is safe to reopen these campus spaces. LIVE Virtual Group Fitness classes will be free to the entire Cornell Community through Feb. 5, and classes can be accessed through the Recreational Services webpage. Pre-recorded Group Fitness Classes will remain available as well. For additional information, please visit the Cornell Fitness Center FAQs.

Recreational Spaces

Campus recreational spaces are closed for general use as of January 23, 2021 but are planned to reopen later in the spring semester. Details will be communicated as soon as it is safe to reopen these campus spaces.

All pools are currently closed until further notice. Students looking to swim during the spring semester should consider signing up for a PE swimming course. Bowling at Helen Newman Bowling Center is currently closed for general use but is planned to reopen later in the spring semester.

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