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COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE 08/10/2020, 4:11PM

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 univeristy guidelines and directives, the Eccles Student Life Center has been cleared to open on Wednesday, August 12th in the moderate/orange risk phase set by the University of Utah, under limited hours and recommended Salt County health guidelines. 

Please note this is still a fluctuating situation, and be advised that our hours of operation may change at any time without notice. Thank you for your continued patience! For detailed guidelines on our re-opening procedures, please see here.

Programs and memberships will be managed as followed:

Thank you for your understanding and patience. If you still have personal property in a locker at the Student Life Center, please come during our open hours to retrieve your items. Please follow all posted signage.

Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures will continue to operate on a limited basis. Reservations for equipment will be accepted by phone. Please call 801-581-8516 to make your reservation. See here for available equipment. Masks are required for reservation pick-ups and returns. Please see more information here.

The Summit
Climbing clinics and competitions are cancelled until furtner notice.

Fitness Classes
Fitness classes will resume with physical distancing measures in place. Live streaming and on-demand options will be available.

Personal Training
Personal training sessions will not resume until further notice. Previously purchased sessions will be extended to compensate for the ESLC building closure. If you would prefer a refund please contact April Pavelka

Group Swim Lessons
Group swim lessons will not resume until further notice.

Private Swim Lessons 
Private swim lessons will not resume until further notice. Previously purchased lessons will be extended to compensate for the ESLC building closure. If you would prefer a refund please contact Mark Weiss.

Intramural Sports will not resume unitl further notice.


  • Annual Memberships will be extended to compensate for the ESLC building closure. 
  • Semester Family Memberships - to request a refund, please contact Jeanne Huelskamp.
  • Payroll Deductions were suspended on March 16, 2020. The March 1-15 payment is reflected on the March 20th pay stub. Deductions will resume upon opening. For the cancellation form please go HERE

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

Last Updated: 10/5/20