Update on Covid-Related Policies

Beginning June 1, the following policies will be in effect:

  • Health screening is no longer be required, except for employees.
  • Reservations are no longer required before working out.
  • We no longer close for 15 minutes each hour between defined workout times.
  • We have now begun allowing the use of locker rooms and individual showers (using every other shower stall to maintain social distancing).
  • Two players may now play on each basketball goal, rather than only one.
  • Tennis courts are now available. They may be used by making a reservation at cris.memphis.edu.
  • New capacities will be allowed as follows:
    • Machine Weights, 25
    • Fitness Gym, 30
    • Basketball Gym, 8
    • Cardio Room, 20
    • Group Fitness Studio, 20
    • Total Rec Center Capacity, 103

The following existing policies will remain in place: 

  • Six-foot social distancing is required in all areas, with area capacities based on this standard
  • Masks must be worn at all times in facility

Summer Access

Spring access for students ended Fri., May 7. To access facility beyond that date, students will need to purchase $45 Summer Pass at the Bursar's Office (cash or check only-no credit cards).


  • Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Covid Guidelines

The following policies and procedures are in place to ensure our guests' and employees' safety during the Covid 19 pandemic:

  • Masks are required at all times when in building and while working out.
  • Touchless, self-scan entry system has been implemented.
  • Students and members may not bring guests.
  • Some areas are closed, including intramural fields, equipment desk, pools, sauna, whirlpool, and steam room.
  • Social distancing of at least six feet is required throughout building.
  • Workout areas have limited occupancy.
  • Basketball gym is limited to six participants, with a maximum of two players at each goal. Failure to comply may result in loss of usage privileges.

Online Fitness and Wellness Resources

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering a wide array of online resources to help our students and members with their fitness and wellness. These resources include:

The New Wellness Center will Open in:

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