Cornell has announced modifications to campus activities that include increased access to campus fitness centers and recreation spaces and new opportunities for in-person engagement. For all in-person activities, face coverings and physical distancing are required. All club sports, intramurals and varsity athletics activities are monitored by Cornell athletics and recreation staff.

Student Organizations

For registered student organizations, small group gatherings of 10 or fewer may begin with careful planning (face masks and physical distancing required). All events must be registered in CampusGroups, and attendance must be taken by the sponsoring organization. Each person attending an in-person activity must “check-in” and “check-out” within CampusGroups.

Information on how to reserve space on campus was communicated to registered student organizations from Campus Activities. Please review how to create an event and how to track attendance in advance of making any reservations.

The Campus Activities Office also 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.


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.

Intermural and Club Sports

Open field time for club sports is available on Jessup Field for noncontact recreational activity with a maximum of 10 people. Open field times are monitored by staff and are available Monday-Thursday from 5-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. All participants must check in and out of Campus Groups. Organized practices, scrimmages and competitions are not permitted. Club sport leaders received a message from Campus Activities and the Club Sports Council with detailed information. Some intramural sports are also permitted to hold outdoor, noncontact activities with a maximum of 10 people.

Fitness Centers and Climbing Wall

Certain campus fitness centers and recreation spaces have reopened; however, use of most facilities is limited to students at this time. Noyes and Teagle Hall Fitness Centers, as well as the Lindseth Climbing Center, are open to students on a limited basis. Beginning Oct. 22, some group fitness classes may be offered outdoors with no shared equipment. Cornell Fitness continues to offer live, reoccurring CFC to Go virtual fitness classes that are open to everyone. For additional information, please visit the Cornell Fitness Center FAQs.

Recreational Spaces

Jessup Field and sand volleyball courts are now open for students for one-on-one and two-on-two noncontact recreational activities. Alumni Fields and the Kane Sports Complex outdoor track are open for individual fitness activity. Faculty and staff approved to be on campus may continue to use Alumni Fields and the Kane outdoor track for individual fitness activity. The Kane outdoor track is available daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All safety guidelines are posted on-site.