The pools on the Perimeter campuses are closed for the remainder of Fall semester.

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Recreation AheadOur department is committed to providing a safe environment. We've implemented new guidelines to help ensure your safety and the safety of our staff. Our Recreation Ahead page outlines our new policies, safety guidelines, cleaning information, and other important facts so you'll know what to expect when you visit us and what we'll be doing to protect everyone. We are asking our patrons for their mutual commitment to help us keep our Georgia State University community safe while using our facilities. We've also updated our FAQs below to better provide the answers as you prepare to visit us.

Hours of Operation - Fall 2020

Hours vary on each campus and are subject to change.

Student Recreation Center

August 17 - December 7 November 23 - 29
Mon.-Fri.: 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Mon.-Wed.: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu.-Sat.: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Closures: November 26-29, December 19-January 3

Aquatic Center will close 15 mins before the facility closes. The climbing wall and equipment rental center have reduced hours.

Game Room, Sauna, and Bouldering Cave will be closed until further notice.

Building CG: August 24 - December 15
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: CLOSED

Closures: November 23 - 27

Building SC: August 24 - December 15
Monday - Thursday: 
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fitness Center
Monday - Thursday: 
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday - Sunday: All facilities CLOSED

Closures: November 23 - 27

Building NF: August 24 - December 15
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: CLOSED

Closures: November 23 - 27

Field House - 3N: August 24 - December 15
Monday - Thursday: 
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: CLOSED

Closures: November 23 - 27

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Online Registration and Services

Registration is available online for Atlanta and Perimeter programming. In addition, you'll be able to renew your locker for the Student Recreation Center and purchase memberships for access to the Atlanta campus facilities and services. The new portal, MyRec, requires your Georgia State campus id and password to access. More information for the various programs and services can be found by following the links below.

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Atlanta Campus: 404-413-1780
Perimeter Campus: 678-891-2728

If you have questions related to enrollment, registration, student records, financial aid and student account questions, search Panther Answer for the answer 24/7. Support professionals will continually update and expand the knowledge base to ensure you have access to the latest information.

Frequently Asked Questions - updated 8/21/20

Face coverings can be removed when in the designated eating areas while actively eating and drinking. We ask that you promptly put your face covering back on once you have finished eating or drinking. If you are inside of the recreation facilities and need to take a drink, please do so while stationary, remove your face covering to take the drink, and then promptly replace it over both your nose and mouth. Please do not walk around the facility with your face covering not covering both your nose and mouth.

The designated eating area in the Student Recreation Center is in the lobby vending area.

Patrons will be required to wear masks and maintain 6 ft apart while working out. Patrons will not be able to spot each other during this time. Please reduce the amount of weight if you feel a spot is necessary.

We've spread out machines and will have a rotation of closures of certain machines to help with social distancing. In addition, we've removed equipment with soft surfaces - stability balls, medicine balls, slam balls, Olympic bar pads, small stretching mats, ropes and foam handles. Patrons are allowed to bring in their own equipment.

Floor fans have also been removed.

For bi-weekly employees, September 11, 2020.
For monthly employees, September 30, 2020.

For a detailed list of what to bring when visiting our facilities in Fall 2020, please visit our Recreation Ahead page.

Yes. Everyone who wishes to access our facilities will be required to answer a few brief screening questions and have their temperature taken. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be granted access and will be encouraged to contact the Student Health Clinic or their primary health care provider.

Yes. Masks/Face Coverings must be worn while inside of recreation facilities and will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing 6 ft. protocols. Masks will not be required while in a body of water or showering but should be put back on promptly once you have exited the water.

All staff will also be wearing masks inside our facilities, except when alone in an enclosed office/space or in outdoor settings where social-distancing requirements are met.

Anyone who is uncomfortable wearing a mask while exercising, or just prefers not to wear one, will not be allowed access and will be encouraged to take advantage of our online programming options.

Yes. Capacity limits will be posted on the entrances of the activity spaces within our facilities.

Yes. We will be following the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health safety safe practices and asking everyone to follow social distancing 6 feet protocols.

Equipment lending will not be available. Limited laundry items such as towels and t-shirts will be available for checkout at the Atlanta campus. Touch the Earth Outdoor equipment rentals will be available. Please visit our Touch the Earth page for more information about outdoor equipment rental opportunities for Fall 2020.

The health and safety of our students, members and staff is our top priority. We will follow CDC guidelines and the Georgia Department of Public Health's safe practices for cleaning. Please visit our Recreation Ahead page for more detailed information on our cleaning practices and what cleaning supplies will be available to you while using the facilities.

No. Out of an abundance of caution, team sports activities will not be permitted. Information is subject to change. Please check our Recreation Ahead page for additional information.

Please visit our Recreation Ahead page for a full list of spaces available for use in the Student Recreation Center.

Yes. A limited number of Student Recreation Center reservations will be available to chartered student organizations and departments after October 5, 2020. Certain activity spaces may not be available and social distancing and capacity limits will be in place.

Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, we will not be selling guest passes or multi-use guest passes during the Fall Semester 2020. If you have purchased multi-use guest passes and you wish to request a refund for your unused passes, please complete the Refund Request Form. Once we receive your form, we will follow up with you directly to assist in this process.

Yes. We will be offering online registration for programs and services for Fall 2020. Instructions on how to register will be provided once our Fall schedule is posted.

Yes. Daily use lockers will be available at no charge in both the Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms. You must bring your own lock. The daily use lockers in the Exercise Room and Game Room are not available until further notice.

Yes.  We still encourage staff to get outdoors for exercise but continue to practice safe social distancing.
The re-opening date and hours for the fall semester have been posted on our main page, however, they are subject to change. Please continue to check the main Georgia State University website at and our website for updates.

Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of when the University System of Georgia will reopen our recreational facilities, the pool will not be opened this year.  We hope to reopen again on Memorial Day of 2021.

Yes, we are offering both in-person and virtual options to student organizations and campus departments. Visit our Challenge Program page for more information.

Yes. Reservations can be made here.

Yes, by appointment only. Email us at to schedule a tour. This is only available for student organizations or campus departments.
We will be in touch with those students and members who have rented Touch the Earth equipment regarding the return process. If you have additional questions, email Hailey Hester.
Call or email us. For the Atlanta campus, call 404-413-1780. For the Perimeter campuses, call 678-891-2728. Leave a message and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. You can also email us at

Yes, new locker rentals for Fall Semester 2020 will begin on Monday, August 24, the first day of Fall Semester academic classes.

Items not retrieved from Spring 2020 will remain inside the locker. There will NOT be a locker cleanout until the end of the Fall Semester. Lockers that expired in Spring or Summer will be automatically renewed for the Fall Semester. The Fall Semester rental term will end on December 15, 2020. Once our facilities re-open you can come in to retrieve your items. The re-opening date and hours for the fall semester have been posted on our main page, however, they are subject to change. Please continue to check the main Georgia State University website at and our website for updates.

We will be working with individuals on their schedules and the best way to accommodate rolling over any personal training sessions if they would like to do so. If you have additional questions, email us at

Yes, if you would like a refund for your membership or locker, fill out the request form. We'll then work with you directly to process the refund. Membership refunds will be related specifically to faculty, staff, alumni, and affiliates. Payroll deductions for faculty and staff have been suspended. We will resume biweekly payroll deduction on September 11 and monthly on September 30.

Call or email us. For the Atlanta campus, call 404-413-1780. For the Perimeter campuses, call 678-891-2728. Leave a message and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. You can also email us at Most meetings will be conducted online as a safety measure.

We will continue to post content on our social media pages that will give you physical activity options you can do at home or outside. Please follow us on social media and check back here frequently for any updates.