August 9, 2020 ALL

Today: RecPlex Reopening – Monday, August 10

JCU Recreation is excited to announce that the RecPlex will reopen on Monday, August 10, at 10:00 AM! Due to the Corbo Fitness Center renovation, and our desire to operate with the utmost care and safety, our facilities, staff operations, and equipment have been modified to meet State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County, and university COVID-19 guidelines. We will also have modified operating hours until classes begin on Monday, August 31.

Below are some important details about our reopening plans. For a complete guide and more information about our safety and cleaning procedures, please visit the JCU Recreation website (

– Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM
– Saturday: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
– Sunday: CLOSED

At this time, the IM Gym and Fitness Studio are the only open facilities. Both spaces have limited capacity and have been modified to meet physical distancing and cleaning guidelines. The Johnson Natatorium will reopen on August 31, and the racquetball court and suspended track are closed. The Corbo Fitness Center will reopen in mid-September. Locker rooms are open as changing spaces and restrooms only, but individual lockers and showers are closed.

Due to space constraints and COVID-19 guidelines, only fitness-related activities are permitted at this time. Limited cardio, strength, and functional fitness equipment is available in the IM Gym and Fitness Studio, but you are encouraged to bring your own mats, small weights, bands, etc. Sports and sports equipment is not permitted, and no equipment is available for checkout.

During the Fall 2020 semester, only current JCU students and faculty/staff with an active Carroll Card may use the recreation facilities. Alumni, faculty/staff spouses and dependents, Courtesy Card holders, community members, and guests are not permitted. All users must swipe in with their Carroll Card at the Recreation Desk and complete a temperature screening before proceeding to the IM Gym or Fitness Studio.

In compliance with university guidelines and recommendations from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), face coverings are required at all times. This includes before, during, and after active-exercise and when moving about our facilities.

If you have any questions, please email We also encourage you to follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@jcurecreation) for continued updates. Thanks, and we can’t wait to see you!