COVID-19 Campus Recreation FAQs


Are you required to wear a facemask?

 Yes. Current campus policy requires masks to be worn at all times inside of buildings on campus. 

Are we allowed to bring guests?

No - Campus Recreation is following MTSU policies regarding guests and visitors.  At this time, Campus Recreation will allow only students, faculty, staff and current members to participate in any of our programs or access any of our facilities. 

Does the Rec have working water fountains?

 Water fountains have been shut off. However, those that have hands free water bottle fill stations will still have access to those filling stations. 

Will there still be group fitness classes?

 Fitness classes will still be offered. However, the following safe practices have been implemented:

  • Requiring reservations through the portal or Campus Rec app for ALL group fitness classes so that our instructors can set their spaces up in advance to permit social distancing
  • Reducing class size to meet current COVID event or facility capacities
  • Reducing the number of in-person classes offered each day to allow our staff to do a thorough cleaning between classes
  • Eliminating shared equipment from classes and instead providing modifications that don’t require equipment 
  • Eliminating physical contact in classes such as yoga adjustments, use of partner exercises and high fives
  • While we will still provide yoga and fitness mats, we encourage you to bring your own.

How is Campus Recreation keeping the facility and equipment clean?

Campus Recreation has significantly increased the cleaning of all our facilities and equipment.  Our custodial staff are cleaning all areas more frequently and our student staff have increased the amount of cleaning of all equipment.  In addition, each night after we close, we are using a Hydrostatic system to deep clean and sanitize the facility. 

Spray bottles and towels will be provided for all members to wipe down any equipment they use before and after each use. 

How can I best protect myself during my workout?

Please take responsibility for your own safety.  Stay home if you are not feeling well.  Clean equipment, use masks, practice social distancing, limit your time in the facility, and adapt your workout. 

Are we required to social distance?

Yes - All guests are required to stay a minimum of 6' apart while in Campus Recreation facilities and engaged in Campus Recreation programs/events. 

To assist with this, Campus Recreation has  spaced all of our equipment to meet the 6' social distancing standard and has placed occupancy capacities on each room. Please adhere to signage.

Is the Swimming Pool Open?

 At this time the swimming pools will remain closed. Please download our app and opt in to notifications for updates.

Are the basketball courts or indoor soccer arena open?

At this time the basketball courts and indoor arena will remain closed unless used for programming. Please download our app and opt in to notifications for updates.

Is the Climbing wall open?

 At this time the climbing wall will remain closed. Please download our app and opt in to notifications for updates.

Will outdoor pursuits still offer trips?


Outdoor pursuits (MTOP) will not be offering outdoor trips this semester. However, they will provide information as well as equipment rentals for you to help plan your own excursion. 

Will there still be Intramural Sports?

 Yes. However, in order to follow social distance guidelines, not all sports will be offered. Please visit the Intramural sports webpage for details.

Are birthday parties and event rentals still occuring?

 Currently Campus Recreation will only host event for approved student groups. No off campus groups will be permitted at this time. 

What happens if the facility has to close?

We are working in coordination with campus officials to determine the safety of ongoing operation. Campus Recreation and campus health officials are continuously monitoring local conditions and best practices.  

In the event of a closure, members will be notified by email and notifications via our mobile app.  Virtual options will continue. 


For more information about Campus Recreations protcols and policies regarding the prevention of COVID-19, please call (615) 898-2104 or email

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615.898.2104 (8am - 5pm)
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P.O. Box 556 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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1848 Blue Raider Drive
Murfreesboro, TN  37132