University Recreation (UREC) encourages all of its facility users to do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the safety and well-being of our UA community, and as advised by the Alabama Department of Public Health, UREC is implementing the following requirements for users of its facilities:

Face Coverings Are Required for All Individuals

  • At all indoor UREC facilities, patrons must wear a mask to enter and move about the facility, effective August 6, 2021.
  • Patrons may remove masks only when actively engaged in exercise activities.
  • For the complete University update visit their website.

Physical Distancing is Required

  • Physical distancing requirements have changed from 6 feet to at least 3 feet, regardless of space/capacity, between individuals not from the same household.
  • Plexiglass dividers can be requested where distancing is difficult to maintain and to enhance the use of areas where masks and other mitigation strategies are also required.

Practice Safe Hygiene

  • Proper handwashing and hygiene practices are also required.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout campus, and cleaning protocols have been upgraded.
  • Individuals are responsible for cleaning/sanitizing personal workspaces.


  • Basketball, racquetball, squash, volleyball, or badminton courts
  • Bama Bike rentals
  • Cardio loft. All machines are six feet apart.
  • Family Change Rooms
  • Group exercise classes
  • Indoor track
  • Items for purchase at the SRC Pro Shop (tennis balls/rackets, headphones, etc)
  • Locker rooms and access to rented lockers
  • Membership Office
  • North gym (individual workouts only: jump rope, bodyweight exercises, etc)
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Recreation Rental Center
  • Personal training sessions
  • Pilates reformer sessions and classes
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Table tennis (equipment not available)
  • UREC field complex
  • UREC tennis courts
  • Virtual fitness classes – YouTube
  • Water bottle filling stations
  • Weight room – Patrons are to use only one piece of equipment at a time (no circuits or “super setting”) so that machines are cleaned after use. All machines are six feet apart.

Not Available

  • Cash transactions
  • Equipment checkout (keys, basketballs, weight belts, etc)
  • Family hours
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Swim Lessons
  • Towel service
  • Water fountains