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

If you have recently recovered from COVID-19, please use caution and be aware of any new symptoms when you resume exercise. If you had significant symptoms, you should discuss the situation with your primary care provider prior to resuming high-intensity exercise. When exercising, if you develop heart symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, abnormal heartbeats, near passing out or passing out, seek medical care from your primary care provider or Student Health Services.  If you are aware of others having these symptoms, please encourage them to seek care. 


  • Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, masks will be optional in most indoor spaces on The Ohio State University campuses, including recreation facilities. Students, faculty, staff and visitors can decide on an individual basis whether or not they will continue to wear a mask.

  • Access to the following activities has resumed :
    • Indoor basketball courts
    • Indoor soccer courts
    • Full capacity in group fitness classes
    • Events and gatherings including rolling resumption of club sports and intramurals, as schedules can be determined.

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.
  • Facilities have transitioned from utilizing cleaning wipes to sanitizing spray and towels.

Activities, programs and services

Recreational Sports programs are available at the various recreation centers. Spring 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.