Student Life’s Recreational Sports is open to the campus community. Student Life Recreational Sports follows all available federal, state, local and university guidelines.


Masks are required in all indoor recreation centers. They must be worn at all time except when actively swimming. Masks are not required for vaccinated participants at the outdoor facilities following university guidelines.

Cleaning expectations

Recreational Sports follows cleaning and disinfection guidelines outlined in the facilities section in addition to the following:

  • Staff in facilities are stationed in areas to clean equipment and other high touch spaces regularly throughout the day. All spaces are also be cleaned and disinfected nightly.
  • Cleaning supplies are available to patrons and are encouraged to be used on equipment pre- and post-workout.

Activities, programs and services

Recreational Sports programs are available at the various recreation centers. Autumn semester offerings include group fitness classes (in person and virtual), intramural sports, personal training, sport clubs, climbing clinics, and bike repair. Click here to sign up and view schedules.

Frequently asked questions

Visit the Rec Sports website for current operating hours and program schedules. Related to the RPAC and Recreational Sports at Ohio State.

Please reference this website for the most up-to-date guidelines. The university’s COVID-19 Transition Task Force’s Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup will continue monitoring changing conditions and consult with local and state health authorities. Recommendations and requirements will be refined as needed.