Per the adjustments to student fees for the 2020-2021 academic year, along with Governor Cooper’s extension of Phase II through September 11, our reopening plans for the fall semester have been significantly impacted.
We have outlined the shifts in our reopening below to the best of our ability. Please remember everything is extremely fluid considering the ever-changing nature of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience and understanding that all plans are subject to change per national, state, local and University guidelines. We continue to communicate and work with university and health officials to help ensure a safe on-campus environment. The health and wellbeing of our campus community remain a top priority.
Wilson Recreation Center is now tentatively scheduled to reopen Monday, September 14. Brodie Recreation Center will remain closed until further notice. Additional facility and space information can be found on our COVID-19 FAQ.
Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion and Red Mango Cafe will be available on a limited basis beginning Monday, August 17. The Outdoor Adventures Rental Center will have hours starting Thursday, August 13. Hours of Operation are as follows and are subject to change following state and University guidelines:
Entry by participants will vary depending on the facility and purpose. View each section below for details on access to Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion, Red Mango Cafe, Outdoor Adventures Rental Center and P.E. classes.
As we finalize details for the fall semester, Duke Rec & P.E. is excited to announce Welcome Week opportunities available August 10-16 to individuals with a valid Duke ID:
The Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion will be open Monday August 10, 2020 – Friday August 14, 2020 from 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be 8 spots available and the pool will be open on a first come first serve basis in order to recognize social distancing practices, cleaning procedures, and the safety and wellbeing of all staff and patrons.
Anyone who wishes to utilize the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion during Welcome Week will follow the below guidelines:
In-person classes will be available at the following times:
These classes are all dependent on the weather and our maximum capacity is 15 participants. Access to an in-person class will be on a first come, first serve basis. You will be required to show your Duke ID and fill out a waiver, and we ask that you bring your own utensil to sign the waiver in order to keep the process as safe as possible. Because of the waiver, we ask that you arrive early. You are also encouraged to bring your own yoga mat, although we will have mats available for you to use as well as cleaning supplies.
When you arrive at K-Ville or the East Campus Tennis Courts for class please approach the person with the clipboard in order to get your waiver, that is how we will count the first 15 participants. You must be present to get your waiver in order to attend, holding spots for others is not allowed.
In addition to your Duke ID and writing utensil, please bring water, a mask, and yoga mat if you’d like. You will not be able to access the Recreation facilities for any reason. Keep in mind social distancing and please wear your mask prior to class. When class starts you are allowed to remove your mask as long as you stay socially distanced from others. If you plan on wearing your mask during class we recommend that you bring a back up with you to wear when leaving as it will get wet from sweat and the humidity, making it harder to breath in.
Virtual classes will be available at Zoom ID 550-015-5867 at the following times:
Future updates will be provided on this webpage, incorporated into the Duke Keep Learning webpage, as well as directly sent to Rec & P.E. member and participant listservs. You may find our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page helpful as well.
If you have specific questions, concerns, or comments please do not hesitate to reach out to the following mailboxes: