Reopening FAQs

Last updated 8/23/21 at 10:05 a.m.


Facilities

Do I need to wear a mask while in RecSports facilities?

For those who are fully vaccinated, masking is optional on campus indoors and outdoors. Employees and students who have not provided the University with proof of vaccination, including those who have been granted an exemption, are expected to continue to mask indoors. Visitors who are unvaccinated are expected to mask while on campus. Respect the choices of students, faculty, staff and visitors who are masked, and avoid making assumptions.

How to properly wear a face mask:

  • Must cover nose and mouth
  • Fasten securely with ties or ear loops
  • Fit snugly but comfortably
  • Include multiple layers

Those who necessitate the use of masks must wear their mask properly as outlined above.

Can I bring my siblings or parents to workout with me?
  • In the past Notre Dame students were able to bring a sibling or parent into RecSports for free utilizing a guest pass. With the highest regard to safety, as well as following the University guidance on visitors to campus, the purchase of guest passes and admittance of visitors is suspended until further notice.
Is there equipment checkout?
  • Equipment is available for checkout as of August 9. 
I'd like to swim at Rockne Memorial. Are the showers and lockerrooms available for use?
  • Locker rooms, showers, lockers, and towel service are available as of August 22.
Is the Climbing & Bouldering Wall open?
  • The Climbing & Bouldering Wall has reopened for the Notre Dame community as of August 22.
I like to shower after my workout. Are there showers and the locker rooms available for use?
  • Showers and locker rooms are available as of August 22.
Are day lockers available to store my items while I workout?
  • Day lockers are available as of August 22.

Fitness & Instructional Programs

Will equipment be provided again in Group Fitness and F.A.S.T. Classes?
  • All equipment necessary for fitness classes will be available for use in the Fall 2021 semester.
How do I register for virtual fitness offerings?
  • Click here to register for virtual fitness offerings.
When will Group Fitness and F.A.S.T. Classes start back up?
  • F.A.S.T. Classes begin on August 23. Group Fitness Classes are scheduled to begin the week of August 30. Click here to view our Fall 2021 schedules.

Sport Programs

Will there be any opportunities for faculty and staff to participate in Intramural Sports this Fall?
  • A variety of opportunities are available this Fall for the Notre Dame community. Click here for the Fall 2021 Intramural Sports schedule.
Will there be any opportunities for students to officiate sports this Fall?
  • Yes! RecSports students will be back to officiating our Intramural Sports. Click here for the Fall 2021 Officials Trainings or click here to submit an application to work as an official with RecSports.
Will I need to wear a mask while playing Intramural Sports this Fall?
  • For those who are fully vaccinated, masking is optional on campus indoors and outdoors. Employees and students who have not provided the University with proof of vaccination, including those who have been granted an exemption, are expected to continue to mask indoors. 
  • How to properly wear a face mask:
    • Must cover nose and mouth
    • Fasten securely with ties or ear loops
    • Fit snugly but comfortably
    • Include multiple layers
  • What are alternatives to the ND masks: 
    • Outdoors ONLY: Gaiters may be worn outdoors or when running, they are not a suitable replacement for a mask indoors on the Notre Dame campus.

Personal Training

Are virtual sessions live?
  • Yes, all virtual sessions are live with your trainer in the virtual environment. This allows the trainer to give in-the-moment feedback and corrections to ensure a high quality and safe workout.
Is in-person training available?
  • In-person training is available inside RecSports facilities. Click here for more info.
How will my virtual training take place? 
  • Since members of the Notre Dame community have a university-provided Zoom account, most training will take place through Zoom. However, if you have trouble accessing Zoom, feel free to discuss options with your trainer about other platforms that may work for both of you. 
Do I have to use a specific location for my virtual session?
  • Personal training clients may choose their own location for their virtual sessions. We recommend having at least 113 square feet of free space. However, virtual clients may not use RecSports facilities during their virtual sessions – these must be completed off-site. 
Do I need any equipment for virtual training?
  • Although personal fitness equipment is welcome, no equipment is necessary to have virtual personal training. If you do have your own equipment that you would like to use, simply tell your trainer what items you have and they will build those pieces as appropriate into your program.