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Facility Re-Opening

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VCU Students and Faculty/Staff are expected to show their VCU Entry Pass (through the VCU Mobile App) upon entering the facility.

Students and Faculty/Staff must complete their daily health check, and schedule/attend asymptomatic COVID testing in the allotted time frame (if applicable) in order to gain access into the facility.

Other Members (ie. Community, Alumni & Affiliate) are asked to review signage, confirm they are symptom-free and will follow building expectations (such as cleaning equipment, wearing a mask, and remaining physically distant), prior to entering the facility.

Masks are required of all patrons age 5 and up, at all indoor Recreational Sports facilities, including during exercise and using equipment. The only exception is while in the pool or showering. 

View our Facility Hours

Changes to Guidelines and Procedures 

As part of the reopening process, members can expect some new things when visiting our facilities.
Read our Reopening Member Guide, which contains information about all changes, procedures, and guidelines. 

All students and members should reserve an entrance time. Walk-ups are allowed on a first-come, first-serve basis if time slots are available. Only one reservation is needed per visit, which is good for a 30-minute entrance window. This 30-minute window is used for accessing the building only and covers your entire workout. Members are asked to limit their visit to 90 minutes after entering the facility. 

If your plans change and you can no longer attend your workout, you are expected to cancel your reservation. Repeated failure to cancel and no-show to reservations will result in a temporary suspension from our facilities.

Only 1 workout reservation is permitted per day total. Members who repeatedly register for multiple workout reservations will be temporarily suspended from our facilities.


Visit the MyRecSports portal to reserve your entrance time for Cary Street Gym or MCV Campus Recreation Center. 


Due to the nature of infectious diseases like COVID-19, no physical environment is free of the risk of transmission.  Our precautions are designed to mitigate, but cannot eliminate, this risk.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Division of Student Affairs
101 S. Linden St.
Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 827-1100

About Recreational Sports

VCU Recreational Sports offers a diversity of programmed and informal recreational, fitness and sports activities for the VCU community.

Page last updated 08/14/2018

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