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COVID-19 Updates

Update 9/17/2021

The University of Utah continues to work closely with our local health department, following state health guidelines and other federal directives to determine continued steps for campus operations. The university at-large, as well as Campus Recreation Services (CRS) have developed multiple plans to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, based on current state conditions and data.

It is still our commitment to keep our campus community healthy and safe. Following guidelines and directives, the Eccles Student Life Center is currently OPEN. For current COVID-19 levels of transmission, visit COVID-19 Central @theU. Please note this is still a fluctuating situation, and be advised that our hours of operation may change at any time without notice. We will update our website, facilities, and programming with new guidelines as they become available, so thank you for your continued patience!

UPDATES: Face coverings are no longer required within University of Utah facilities. However, we strongly encourage following CDC guidelines regarding face masks, which now call for everyone to wear face masks indoors, including common areas of the Eccles Student Life Center. Vaccination is proving highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19, hospitalization, and death from coronavirus. New requirements from the univserity state that all students will need to receive vaccination status by the end of September 2021.

Currently in effect:

  • Family hours. See facility hours for details.
  • Children under 5 are free. Children 5-17, $8 – must stay with parent/legal guardian doing the same activity. No Core/Cove accessibility.
  • Guest passes are available, $8. Must come in with eligible affiliate.
  • Courts and gyms are open for group play. See specific area schedules and calendar here.
  • Locker rooms are fully open for use.
  • Locker rentals are available according to details here
  • The Core area is open for free movement and spotting.
  • The 3rd floor area is open, along with the Shoreline Trail indoor track. All cardio and functional fitness equipment has been moved back to original areas. Please follow all posted signage and directions.
  • Crimson Lagoon locker rooms and showers are open for use.
  • The Crimson Lagoon pools* and spa are open at normal capacity. No reservations necessary.
  • The Summit top rope climbing wall is now open. No reservations necessary.

*For all other updates, please see specific guidelines for each area below.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures lobby is now fully open. Reservations for equipment will still be accepted by phone. Please call 801-581-8516 to make your reservation.

Go to outdoor adventures

Please know that we are monitoring the situation daily and ask that you refer to UU web site,, for the most up-to-date protocols and updates.  Check back for changes or updates as the situation evolves.

Last Updated: 9/17/21