Reopening

The Department of Sports and Recreation is committed to mitigating the risk to COVID-19 exposure for our students, patrons, and staff. As we prepare to reopen August 17 for fall 2020 semester, we are implementing safety guidelines for facilities, programs, and services to include increased cleaning protocols, social distancing, modified occupancy and updated code of conduct for use of all recreation facilities.  


Facility protocols and hours are subject to change as information from the CDC, the Georgia Department of Public Health, University System of Georgia, and Kennesaw State University is received.  


Do you have additional questions? Please call (470) 578-6913 or email sports_recreation@kennesaw.edu.
 
University Information on Returning to Campus

 

Hours of Operation 

Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center (Kennesaw Campus) and Recreation and Wellness Center (Marietta Campus)

  • Monday-Friday
    7:00AM-8:30PM
  • Saturday
    10:00AM-5:30PM
  • Sunday
    Closed 

Owls Nest

  • Monday - Thursday
    2:00PM-10:00PM
    Friday
    11:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday-Sunday
    Closed

Reservations

Reservations are required to enter the recreation facilities. All reservations will take place online.

Workout Reservation

Reservation time slots are for 90 minutes. Time slots will open 48 hours in advance.  
Please do not enter the facility until your time slot is beginning.  


Only one reservation per person per day.  

    1. To register visit: mysportsrec.kennesaw.edu
    2. Log in with your NetID and password 
    3. Select the facility where you would like to work out 
    4. Select your reservation time slot (Workout Reservation registration will begin 48 hour prior to the time slot
    5. You will receive a receipt confirmation of your Workout Reservation
    6. We ask that you enter the facilities only during your time slot

If your plans change and you are no longer able to keep your reservation, we ask that you cancel within 24 hours. 

    1. To cancel visit: mysportsrec.kennesaw.edu
    2. Log in with your NetID and password
    3. Go to your profile in the top right corner of the screen
    4. Select profile, then select programs on the left side of the screen
    5. Next to the program you wish to cancel, select the three vertical dots on the right side
    6. Select Cancel Registration
    7. Confirm again that you wish to cancel

Facility Guidelines

  • We will follow current CDC guidelines and Georgia Department of Public Health safe practices for COVID-19 
  • Per USG guidelines, all staff and patrons will be required to wear face coverings inside the recreation facilities 
  • No temperature checks will take place; however, all patrons are responsible for self-monitoring according to CDC Guidelines before entering the facility.
  • Reservations will be required to enter the facility and can be made at mysportsrec.kennesaw.edu
    • Reservations will be for a 90 minute time slot 
    • Workout Reservations will begin 48 hours prior to the time slot 
    • Please wait to enter the building until your time slot begins 
  • All patrons are encouraged to:
    • Self-monitor - if you are not feeling well or experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19, please stay home.  
    • Practice social distancing – maintain a distance of 6 feet from others 
    • Wash your hands regularly 
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue to cover your sneeze 
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects  
  • Specific areas may remain temporarily closed: 
    • Indoor Basketball Courts - closed
    • Multi-Activity Court (MAC) Gymnasium - closed for group activity
    • Racquetball Courts - single player use only
    • Outdoor Pool - closed
    • Indoor Pool at the Recreation and Wellness Center (Marietta Campus) - closed
    • Equipment Issue – some items will not be available  
  • Facility occupancy will be limited based on social distancing guidelines 
    • At the Student Recreation and Activities Center:
      • Free Weight Area - 20
      • XP Room - 5
      • Sand Volleyball Courts - 6 per court (3 per side)
  • Gym wipes will be available in all areas for patrons to wipe down equipment before and after use
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout each recreation facility
  • Contactless entry – patrons will be able to swipe their own KSU ID to enter and exit the facility 
  • Facility waivers will be completed online
    • How to sign the facility waiver: 
      • Visit mysportsrec.kennesaw.edu 
      • On the top right select “log in” 
      • Log in with your NetID and password 
      • The waiver will appear 
      • Review waiver and click “Accept Now”  
      • You will now have a waiver on file and will not have to re-sign during the duration of your time at KSU.
    • Minors will be able to complete their waiver through Owl Express 
      • Login to Owl Express
      • Navigate to Student Services tab 
      • Click on “Sports and Recreation Waiver for Minors” 
      • If no form is on file, 
        • Click on “Click here to receive a waiver form via email” 
      • If a form is on file but needs to be revoked, 
        • There will be third line with a revoke link, click on that link.  
  • Limit usage of the elevator (inside Student Recreation and Activities Center) to 3 people. 
  • Building Services and Sports and Recreation Staff will increase the frequency of cleaning throughout operating hours.  
    • Additional cleaning protocols will be in place for Equipment Issue 
    • After each 90 minute reservation block, the facility will be cleared and high contact areas will be cleaned before the next session begins 
  • Patrons are not allowed to bring in personal equipment (ex. Basketballs) for team play 
  • Restrooms and Locker Rooms will be available for use 
    • Please maintain social distancing 
  • Daily Guest Passes will not be available. Only students and patrons that purchase a membership will be able to use the facilities
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own water bottle. Water bottle filling stations at the water fountains will be available
  • No tours of the facilities will take place. Check out this video for a closer look at our programs! 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Face coverings are required in Sports and Recreation facilities. Effective July 15, University System of Georgia institutions will require all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering inside campus facilities/buildings where social distancing of 6 feet may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. 

  • Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable code of conduct for faculty, staff or students.
    • To register visit: mysportsrec.kennesaw.edu
    • Log in with your NetID and password
    • Select the facility where you would like to work out
    • Select your reservation time slot (Workout Reservation registration will begin 48 hour prior to the time slot)
    • You will receive a receipt confirmation of your Workout Reservation
    • We ask that you enter the facilities only during your time slot
    • To cancel visit: mysportsrec.kennesaw.edu
    • Log in with your NetID and password
    • Go to your profile in the top right corner of the screen
    • Select profile, then select programs on the left side of the screen
    • Next to the program you wish to cancel, select the three vertical dots on the right side 
    • Select Cancel Registration
    • Confirm again that you wish to cancel
  • Guests passes will not be available until further notice. Only students and those who purchase a membership will have access to the facility. For additional information on memberships, please contact sports_recreation@kennesaw.edu or visit our Membership Webpage.
  • Yes, locker rooms will be available. We ask that patrons maintain social distancing in the locker rooms.
  • Yes, specific areas may remain temporarily closed and repurposed if possible.   

    • Fitness equipment has been relocated to the basketball courts at SRAC and RWC 
    • Racquetball courts will be limited to single person play at SRAC and RWC 
    • Outdoor pool will remain closed at SRAC  

    The indoor pool at the Recreation and Wellness Center will not reopen due to concern with air circulation issues.  

  • Currently, the Betty L. Seigel Student Recreation and Activities Center on the Kennesaw Campus, the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Marietta Campus, and the Owls Nest are now open.

    The Perch will not be available for open play during fall semester. 

  • At the Recreation and Wellness Center on the Marietta Campus, the facility entry and exit has been relocated to the northside of the facility. Now, you will enter and exit the facility through the doors located on the northside of the Basketball courts. Please look for signage directing you to the new entrance. 

  • Yes, occupancy limits have been determined based on social distancing.

    At the Student Recreation and Activities Center:
    Free Weight Area - 20 
    XP Room - 5

  • Yes, continue to check our virtual programming page for more information on programs/events this semester!

  • We ask that all patrons maintain at least a 6-foot distance between themselves and others while in the facility. Equipment in the facilities has been moved to help with this.

  • Building Services and Sports and Recreation Staff have increased the daily frequency of cleaning of high touch areas. Gym wipes and hand sanitizer stations will be made available throughout each facility. Patrons are highly encouraged to wipe down fitness equipment before and after use.

  • Yes, you can ask for assistance with spotting. It is expected that while spotting all parties wear face coverings.

  • Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable code of conduct for faculty, staff or students.

  • Yes! We are always looking for dependable and reliable students to help facilitate the programs and services we offer. Please visit our student employment page to view detailed descriptions of position and open positions.

  • Please call us at (470) 578-6913 or send us an email at sports_recreation@kennesaw.edu

OwlFit

  • Yes, group fitness will be offered virtually. Sign up for classes to retrieve class links through the Sports and Rec App or mysportsrec.kennesaw.edu.

  • Yes, personal training is being offered. Visit our website for the packages being offered. 

  • OwlFit is offering a variety of programs including Group Fitness, Personal Training, Small Group Coaching, and Workouts To-Go. Visit our website for more info on each program!

Aquatics

  • Yes, the entire building will be under set occupancy loads.  We discourage patrons from sharing lanes and recommend only one patron per lane.

  • For patrons, we will limit drop-in recreation to one person per lane starting on opposite ends of the pool. There will be a chair at the end of each lane to mark your entry area. Please store your face covering, towel, and/or swim equipment on the chairs. Classes and clubs are responsible for enforcing social distancing and practice procedures. Patrons are encouraged to wipe down the chair before and after each use.

  • All patrons will be required to wear a face covering into the aquatics area. Face coverings may be removed immediately before entering the water and must be put back on upon exit. Face coverings should be stored on the chair located at the end of each lane along with your towel and any swim equipment.

  • Swim equipment will not be provided. Patrons may choose to bring in their own swim equipment which can be stored on the chairs at the end of each lane.

Outdoor Adventures 

Outdoor Adventures Cleaning Protocols

  • All Outdoor Adventures staff will attend trainings to ensure they adhere to all COVID cleaning protocols. Staff will wear face coverings when assisting patrons, and gloves when cleaning high contact areas. Floor decals are in place to assist patrons in keeping the minimum 6-foot social distance. Staff will also be trained on post usage equipment care.

Outdoor Gear Rental

  • Yes, to request an equipment reservation, members must complete the form on our website or you can call us to request a reservation at 470-578-2298. Within 24 hours of your request you should receive an email confirmation to the address provided in your request form to confirm your reservation. Please note that Outdoor Adventures is closed on weekends. Any requests submitted over the weekend will be reviewed and processed the following Monday unless it is an observed university holiday.
    When you arrive to pick up your equipment, you will need to pay your rental fee using cash or check. We currently cannot accept credit card transactions for equipment rental.

  • Outdoor Adventures will be open Monday - Friday from 12pm-6pm 

  • Outdoor Adventures will rent basic camping equipment such as sleeping bags, backpacks, tents, ground pads, camp chairs, stoves and fuel. Water filters will not be available. We will also have stand up paddleboards and sit on top kayaks available.

  • All equipment can be rented daily with a daily rental rate. Rental prices are published on our equipment rental webpage.
  • Soft goods like sleeping bags, stuff sacks, and liners will be cycled through a washer and dryer between each use. Tents, backpacks, and sleeping pads will be washed and rinsed with soapy water, sprayed with an approved disinfectant, and hung to dry. Tent poles and hiking poles will be washed in soap and water and air-dried. Other equipment will be wiped off, sprayed with disinfectant, and re-issued after a 72-hour “rest period”.
  • Visit Outdoor Adventures during our open hours on the first day of your equipment reservation. Your equipment will be prepared and ready for you to pick up. You will be expected to pay using cash or check. Members are responsible for loading their equipment into their cars on their own.
  • Yes, per USG guidelines, all staff and patrons will be required to wear face coverings inside the recreation facilities

Climbing Gym

  • It will open on August 24, 2020 by reservation only. Reservation time slots will be 50 minutes and will allow staff 10 minutes between time slots to clean. To make a reservation or view available time slots, visit our member portal. Then select Outdoor Adventures and Climbing Gym. Time slot reservations will begin 48 hours prior to the time slot. Climbing Gym will receive specialized cleaning by staff every morning prior to opening.

  • Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm

  • No. The Climbing Gym and recreation centers are not selling guest passes at this time.

  • Yes, each reservation time slot will allow for 12 members to register. Our max occupancy in the Climbing Gym will be 14 to allow for appropriate staff. This allows 6 on the boulder wall, 3 pairs/6 climbers on the tower.

  • Yes, per USG guidelines, all staff and patrons will be required to wear face coverings inside the recreation facilities. Bandanas, buffs, or other face coverings that attach around the neck are prohibited in the Climbing Gym.

  • Between workout time slots, staff will have 10 minutes to wipe down all climbing hardware that was used during the session, counter tops, benches, storage cubbies, and door handles.

  • Ropes and harnesses can be checked out to a pair of climbers. Ropes will be set up for the specific climb and removed after climbing. The climbers may use the rope as many times as they wish within their session. After a rope and harness is used, it will remain quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being issued to new climbers. We are also increasing the frequency of route setting to allow for cleaning of holds more often. The Climbing Gym will no longer rent chalk, but climbing shoes will be available for rental on a first come first serve basis. Climbing shoes will be sprayed with a disinfectant as well as quarantined for 72 hours.

  • Yes, it is recommended that you wash your hands before entering the Climbing Gym. You must use hand sanitizer prior to each climb. Stations are set up around the Climbing Gym for your use. We also have gym wipes available in the Climbing Gym so you can wipe down benches, door handles, etc. as needed.

  • Try Climb will follow the same capacity guidelines and will be “Clip N Climb” only. Rather than staff tying patrons into the climbing rope, the rope will have a set of 2 pre-tied carabiners that the patron can clip into themselves. This allows for social distancing in the set up and safety check before a climb.

  • Clinics will be postponed to a later date.

Bike Shop

  • The Bike Shop is open 12-6pm Monday-Friday by appointment only. You can schedule a time to drop off your bicycle for service by visiting mysportsrec.kennesaw.edu. Reservations are available every 30 minutes from 12pm-5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

  • Yes. To request a reservation, please complete the form on our website. Within 24 hours of your request you should receive an email confirmation to the address provided above to confirm your reservation. Please note that Outdoor Adventures is closed on weekends. Any requests submitted over the weekend will be reviewed and processed the following Monday unless it is an observed university holiday.

  • Bikes are placed in designated quarantined space for 72-hours or until staff can perform check-in tune-up. Tune-up includes complete wipe down with appropriate cleaner. Other equipment is cleaned using appropriate solution and or placed in 72-hour quarantine.

Nature Bound Trips

  • Due to current travel restrictions, Nature Bound is not providing trips this semester. Visit our Virtual Programming page for ways to stay active and engaged. Utilize our gear rental service if you’re planning your own adventure.

  • Outdoor Adventures: 470-578-2289 or outdooradventures@kennesaw.edu

Intramural Sports

  • Depending on the intramural sport activity and/or host location, you may be required to wear a face covering.  


    In accordance with current USG guidelines, face coverings must be worn indoors, including fitness and athletic facilities. If an activity is hosted in an indoor space, you are required to wear a face covering during participation.  


    Current guidelines do not require a face covering for outdoor activities; however we encourage all intramural sport participants to take precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of illness. 

  • The Owls Nest fields will be open for drop-in play during non-organized activity hours; all users must adhere to the facility use guidelines.  


    The Perch will not be open for drop-in play for Fall 2020.  

  • In an effort to mitigate risks and the spread of illness, spectators and individuals identified as “coach” will not be permitted to attend Intramural Sports contests/events. Only those individuals present on a team’s IMLeagues rosters will be permitted to attend Intramural Sports contests/events.
  • In an effort to mitigate risks and the spread of illness, we are encouraging all clubs to host team meetings virtually.
  • All Intramural Sport participants are expected to self-monitor for symptoms and illness. If you are showing signs of COVID or illness, as listed in the CDC’s list of symptoms, stay home and follow the local health guidelines for notifying your health care provider and KSU Student Health Services, and get tested.  


    If you are not showing symptoms but suspect you may have been exposed to COVID, we request you not participate in Intramural Sport activities for at least two weeks (14 days) to protect the health and safety of other Intramural Sport participants. You must contact KSU Student Health Services at the time you suspect you have been exposed to COVID. 

  • Currently these restrictions are for the Fall 2020 semester. As new guidance is received from the USG, KSU, and local health authorities, this guidance may be updated or extended.

Club Sports

  • Due to the university travel restrictions, teams cannot compete in local rec leagues under the KSU name at this time.

  • If your sport allows competition in an Open or Community division where you can register under your personal name without the endorsement or verification of a KSU official, you may compete.  


    You cannot register under the KSU name, logo or likeness; you cannot wear your KSU attire or uniform; you cannot use KSU branded or purchased equipment for these competitions.  

  • In an effort to reduce visitors to campus, and help mitigate the potential spread of illness, competitions, including but not limited to friendlies, tournaments, and round robins, are not permitted at this time.

  • Due to current travel and competition restrictions, teams are not authorized to host competitions off campus at this time.

  • Due to the university travel restrictions, teams cannot compete under the KSU name at this time.

  • In an effort to mitigate risks and the spread of illness, we are encouraging all clubs to host fundraisers and recruitments virtually. The Club Sports staff are available to discuss creative ideas for these initiatives; contact your Club mentor if you’d like to arrange a meeting.

  • In an effort to mitigate risks and the spread of illness, we are encouraging all clubs to host team meetings virtually.
  • Due to current travel and competition restrictions and in an effort to mitigate the spread of illness, there are currently no exceptions for travel or competition.
  • Your team may hold practices in accordance with Club Sports protocols, social distancing guidelines, and provided all team members practice self-monitoring.  


    Teams may be required to alter practice arrangements, such as but not limited to, number of team members present at practice, refrain from certain skills/drills or contact, or other safety and health measures. These measures will be discussed in detail with your Club mentor at the time of your team’s activation and practice authorization.  


    Practice schedules may be altered, reduced, or otherwise modified to accommodate mitigation efforts and allotted times for accommodating as many team practices as safely possible.  


    Teams found to be non-compliant with the practice arrangements set during their activation meetings, may receive sanctions, including, suspended practices.  

  • Depending on your team’s practice space, you may be required to wear a face covering.  


    In accordance with current USG guidelines, face coverings must be worn indoors, including fitness and athletic facilities. If our team practices in an indoor space, you are required to wear a face covering during practice.  


    Current guidelines do not require a face covering for outdoor activities; however we encourage all club sport members to take precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of illness. 

  • All Club Sport members are expected to self-monitor for symptoms and illness. If you are showing signs of COVID or illness, as listed in the CDC’s list of symptoms, stay home and follow the local health guidelines for notifying your health care provider and KSU Student Health Services, and get tested.  


    If you are not showing symptoms but suspect you may have been exposed to COVID, we request you not participate in Intramural Sport activities for at least two weeks (14 days) to protect the health and safety of other Intramural Sport participants. You must contact KSU Student Health Services at the time you suspect you have been exposed to COVID. 

  • The Owls Nest will be open for all Club Sport members to work out; all users must adhere to the facility use guidelines.  


    The Owls Nest fields will be open for drop-in play during non-organized activity hours.  


    The Perch will not be open for drop-in play for Fall 2020.  

  • If your team has already paid their NGB or a competition organizer for Fall 2020, the club will need to contact the league/competition organizer to make alternate arrangements (i.e. spring only season). If there is no option for alternate arrangements, the club will need to request a withdrawal/refund for participation in fall league competition. 

     
    If you experience difficulty with coordinating a withdrawal, refund, and/or alternate accommodation with a league administrator, please contact your Club mentor directly for assistance. 

  • Currently these restrictions are for the Fall 2020 semester. As new guidance is received from the USG, KSU, and local health authorities, this guidance may be updated or extended.

Owls Nest & The Perch

  • The Owls Nest will be open for all Club Sport members to work out; all users must adhere to the facility use guidelines.  


    The Owls Nest fields will be open for drop-in play during non-organized activity hours. Social distancing guidelines are applicable during the use of outdoor fields and individual activity is recommended.  


    The Perch will not be open for drop-in play for Fall 2020.  

  • Guests passes will not be available until further notice. Only students and those who purchase a membership will have access to the facility for appropriate purposes.

    For additional information on memberships, please contact sports_recreation@kennesaw.edu or visit our Membership Webpage.   

  • Face coverings are required in Sports and Recreation facilities. Effective July 15, University System of Georgia institutions will require all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering inside campus facilities/buildings where social distancing of 6 feet may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • No, however the facility does have capacity limits for both indoor and outdoor spaces.  


    Patrons must be a Club Sports Athlete to use the indoor space at the Owl’s Nest.   


    All KSU students are welcome to enjoy the outdoor fields. 

  • Patrons will have contactless swipe-in at the check-in desk. Patrons will swipe their own KSU ID to gain entry and exit the facility.

  • Building Services and Owls Nest staff have increased the daily frequency of cleaning of high touch areas. Gym wipes and hand sanitizer stations will be made available throughout the facility. Patrons are highly encouraged to wipe down fitness equipment before and after use.
  • This is currently being determined.
  • We ask that all patrons maintain at least a 6-foot distance between themselves and others while in the facility. Equipment in the facilities has been moved to help with this.  
  • Yes, we ask patrons to adhere to social distancing guidelines while using the locker rooms.
  • Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff or students. 
  • To help mitigate the spread of illness, patrons are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. If refills are needed, patrons are requested to only use the bottle filling stations.
  • Yes, specific areas may remain temporarily closed and repurposed if necessary.
  • Yes! We are always looking for dependable and reliable students to help facilitate the programs and services we offer. Please visit our student employment page to view detailed descriptions of position and open positions.  




 

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