When will Rec & P.E. facilities reopen?
Wilson Recreation Center will reopen for the spring semester on Monday, January 25 to students who have paid a recreation fee to the Bursar. Should you have questions about the recreation fee or your bill, please reach out to the Bursar's Office directly.
Who has access to Rec & P.E. facilities?
Students who have been assessed a recreation fee by the Bursar will have access to in-person programs and facilities, as well as virtual programs.
Additionally, all undergraduate students enrolled in hybrid or in-person P.E. classes (not online-only classes) that meet in the Wilson Recreation Center, on the West Campus Tennis Courts and/or at the Duke University Golf Course, will have access to the Wilson Recreation Center this semester. P.E. students with the Recreation Membership will have access to all Duke Recreation programming including reservations for the weight room, cardio area, and lap swim; as well as access to virtual classes and events. For information on how to access the Wilson Rec Center, visit our Operating Policies page.
What recreational spaces are available for use?
Wilson Recreation Center and Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion are the only facilities available for use at this time at a limited capacity. Some pieces of weight and cardio equipment may also be unavailable to help ensure proper social distancing. Locker rooms will be offline though restrooms will be available for use with limited capacities.
Facilities and spaces that will be offline until further notice:
Will I have access to the Cohan Fields on West Campus for general open rec usage?
At this time, the Cohan Fields on West Campus are not available for open rec usage and will be used exclusively for varsity athletic practice schedules.
Are the East Campus Tennis Courts available for use?
At this time, the East Campus Tennis Courts are not available for general recreational use. Please note some supervised Rec & P.E. programming will still occur on these courts. Learn more about those Fitness & Wellness opportunities on MyRec.
Will I be able to access Red Mango Cafe?
Yes, information on accessing Red Mango Cafe can be found on their Dining Services webpage.
Do I have to wear a mask while working out?
Face masks or coverings are to be worn at all times while inside all Rec & P.E. facilities.
How do I cancel a reservation?
What in-person Rec & P.E. programs and services will be available?
We will be offering limited in-person, onsite programs over the course of the semester. All onsite offerings will follow physical distancing guidelines, including limited equipment sharing. These programs and services include:
Additionally, many of our programs have been transitioned into virtual offerings that can be done remotely:
The following Rec & P.E. in-person programs and services will be postponed until further notice:
Who can enroll in a Rec & P.E. Membership?
Rec & P.E. Digital Memberships are available to anyone interested in purchasing that membership. At this time, in-person access to facilities and programs is limited to students who have been assessed a recreation fee by the Bursar or are enrolled in an in-person/hybrid Physical Education class. Please contact the Bursar's Office should you have questions pertaining to your bill or charges.
I’m a student, do I need to enroll in a Rec & P.E. Membership?
Eligible undergraduate students’ Rec & P.E. Memberships are paid for via the recreation fee on their Bursar account. Students who have not been charged a recreation fee will not have physical access to the recreation facilities or in-person programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Can my spouse, domestic partner, or children enroll in a Duke Rec & P.E. Membership?
Yes, each of these groups are eligible to purchase a Digital Membership to access all of our virtual programming offerings.
Where do I enroll in a Rec & P.E. Membership?
How to purchase a membership:
The Digital Membership does not provide access to recreation facilities and will not allow you to make a facility reservation through the MyRec portal.
Are Rec & P.E. Memberships Prorated?
Yes, the Digital Membership is prorated throughout the semester.
How do I cancel my Rec & P.E. Membership?
Rec & P.E. Memberships have a no cancellation policy. For details visit Refunds & Cancellations Policies page.
How do I renew my Rec & P.E. Membership?
Renewals of previous memberships are not currently available but we encourage you to purchase a Digital Membership by visiting the MyRec portal.
How do I know if my membership is expired?
Log into your MyRec portal account, click Profile on the top right, click Memberships listed on the left. There you will see your most recent membership and can confirm the expiration date.
Who can enroll in a Rec & P.E. Membership?
Rec & P.E. Digital Memberships are available to anyone interested in purchasing that membership.
I have someone visiting me, can they use the recreation centers?
We have suspended the use of guest passes for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Can my dependent who is a college student purchase a Rec & P.E. Membership while home for the summer?
We have suspended the college student membership option for the 2020-2021 academic year. College students will be eligible to purchase the Digital Membership.
I am a Duke alumni, can I still access the Recreation Centers?
We are not able to offer memberships or 5 free visits to Alumni during the 2020-2021 academic year. Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of our Digital Membership offering this year.
What if I have a LIVE FOR LIFE membership?
For all questions regarding a LIVE FOR LIFE membership please reach out to email@example.com.
How much is a Rec & P.E. Membership?
For all questions regarding membership pricing please visit our Membership webpage.
Is parking included in my Rec & P.E. Memberships?
Parking is not included in a Rec & P.E. Membership. For details about parking accessibility, visit our Parking Information page or the Duke Parking & Transportation site directly.
I don’t have a parking permit, how can I park when using the Recreation Centers?
Individuals without a Duke parking permit can request a Night Permit from Duke Parking and Transportation, which allows parking in the lots around the Recreation Centers from 5pm to 7:29am on weekdays, and anytime on the weekends. Visit the Parking and Transportation website for more parking information: parking.duke.edu.