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Recreation & Wellness COVID Information

Welcome back, Ospreys! We all have a shared responsibility to take care of ourselves and those around us. Your safety, and that of our staff, is our top priority, and we have implemented health and safety guidelines set by the Florida Department of Health (FDH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the University of North Florida. Many of our services, amenities, and programs will be available in phases, and some of our spaces will have new capacity limits based on the guidelines and out of an abundance of caution.


We will continue to update this page with additional information, so check back often. Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.


Stop! Stay home if:

  • you are sick
  • you have a fever
  • you have any flu-like symptoms
  • someone in your household is sick
  • you have allergies and can't control sneezing or coughing

RecWell staff members have the right to refuse service to anyone exhibiting these symptoms or not following facility guidelines. For anyone exhibiting symptoms, they will be referred to UNF Student Health Services.

General Guidelines for Safe Participation in any RecWell Facility or Program

  • A COVID-Agreement is required to be signed prior to participation.
  • Temperature checks may be used as a screening for facility or program use. If used, anyone with a reading of 100.4 F or higher will be denied access and referred to Student Health Services.
  • Masks are required at all times per University guidelines. A proper fitting face mask covers the mouth and nose. Note: Bandana face coverings will not be recognized as effective for the intended purpose.
  • Practice social distancing at all times by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other students and employees if at all possible.
  • Wash your hands before and after you leave RecWell facilities or program areas. If it is not possible to wash your hands, use hand sanitizing stations that will be placed throughout RecWell areas.

Student Wellness Complex

Modified Hours of Operation:


Mondays - Fridays 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM*


Facility will close for a 1-hour cleaning each day at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. All participants will be expected to leave the building. Announcements will be made in advance.


*hours are subject to change

Changes to Expect as RecWell Strives to Maintain a Safe and Healthy Environment for All

  • There will be a reduced capacity, per exercise period, during the first phase of re-opening.
  • Masks will be required during workout.
  • Groups of 3 or more working out together will be broken up
  • 3rd floor track level will be unavailable.
  • No use of free weights including, but not limited to dumbbells, kettlebells, weight plates, barbells, bench press and squat racks.
  • Access is available to currently enrolled UNF students, full-time faculty & staff and current members. New memberships and guests are not permitted at this time.
  • Wipe down each piece of equipment before and after you use it, using a fresh wipe each time, and dispose of wipes appropriately.
  • Exercise hours are limited initially to allow for cleaning periods. All participants are to clear the facility during the cleaning period. Re-entry is not guaranteed, depending on capacity.
  • Limit the items you touch within the gym to only the items you will use and avoid touching other personal items that are not easily cleaned.
  • Equipment has been moved (and some marked as closed) to promote proper distancing.
  • Locker rooms will have limited use. Showers, rental lockers and daily lockers will not be available. Participants are encouraged to come dressed for the activity and leave as such to minimize contact and time in the facility.
  • The RecWell Business Office will be closed to visitors without appointment. Schedule an appointment today.
  • Requests to reserve space by Registered Student Organizations (RSO) will not be available. This includes request for rooms in the Field House and Student Wellness Complex, as well as field use.
  • Individual or small group tours will not be available by RecWell staff members during the re-opening phase.
  • Dietitian services will be available remotely. Schedule a virtual appointment today!

Field House and Competitive Sports

Modified Hours of Operation:


Mondays - Fridays 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM*


*hours are subject to change

Changes to Expect as RecWell Strives to Maintain a Safe and Healthy Environment for All

  • Access is available to currently enrolled UNF students and full-time faculty & staff. Guests are not permitted at this time.
  • Open-rec play is suspended during the phase 1 of re-opening.
  • The Field House is supporting campus needs that include new Study Hall space. Osprey1Card required for access.
  • The outdoor sand volleyball and basketball courts adjacent to the Field House will be closed due to construction in the area.
  • Requests for the Coop Sand Volleyball Complex can be submitted for review. Please note that additional screenings are in place before group activities may be approved.

Club Sports

Check the Club Sports page for updated participation information.

Changes to Expect as RecWell Strives to Maintain a Safe and Healthy Environment for All

  • On-campus practices will not be available this semester. Club officers will be contacted with updates as spring semester programming is evaluated.

Eco Adventure

Gear Checkout Modified Programming:

Now open for UNF students Monday-Friday 12 PM-5 PM. Available gear includes single kayaks, paddle boards and hammocks for day use, on campus, only till further notice.

Osprey Challenge Course Modified Programming:

  • Group sizes limited to no more than 50. All groups will split into smaller groups of 10.
  • All program requests will be reviewed for approval.
  • Programs offered:
    • Low challenge course and team building (2-3 hours in length)
      • Excludes "hard elements" such as whale watchers and mo-hawk walk. These elements require close contact and are not suitable.
      • Includes activities that require substantial communication and teamwork.
    • Low challenges and nature hike (2-3 hours in length)
      • A slimmed down low challenge course that utilizes our nature trails to provide breaks between team building and moments to reflect.

Ogier Gardens

Modified Hours of Operation:

Tuesday 9 AM - 12 PM
Wednesday & Friday 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM*

*Weather permitting. Hours are subject to change

Student Wellness Complex FAQs

Eco Adventure FAQs

Field House FAQs

Outdoor Track & Field FAQs

Intramurals FAQs