UREC COVID19 Guidelines and Policies

University Recreation (UREC) opened the facilities with an initial focus on cardio and strength experiences, individual activity and programming that can be offered while maintaining physical distance. While there will be modifications to building hours, capacity, space availability, services and programs, there is a commitment to provide ways to experience UREC in-person.
Facility Hours

For all facility hours visit https://uwm.edu/urec/hours/ or download our app by searching for UWM UREC in google play store or apple app store.

Facility Capacities

All facility capacities have decreased.  More info about facility capacities and live facility usage can be found at https://uwm.edu/urec/facilities/urec-capacities/


Per UWM policy, face mask coverings, which cover both the nose and mouth, will be required to be worn in all shared (even while exercising, with the exception of being in the water), indoor spaces on campus, including the Klotsche Center, Pavilion and Engelmann Gym.

  • Available in google play store or apple app store
  • Panther Virtual ID (Touch less access into the facility)
  • Facility Hours
  • Schedules
  • Program Registrations
    • Outdoor Pursuits
    • Group X Classes
    • Intramural Sports
  • Push Notification with UREC updates
  • and many other features

Fall 2020 Membership Update

  • For all current membership options please visit https://uwm.edu/urec/facilities/membership/
  • For those who are unable to purchase a membership at this time, we hope that you will consider purchasing a membership when we are able to safely add members to our facilities. We thank you for your past patronage of our facilities and services and hope to be able to serve you again soon.
  • Credit on Accounts/Refunds
    • Will not expire for 2 years.
    • If you would like a refund please fill out the refund form  at the bottom of our policy page
Locker Rooms and Showers

Locker rooms are open for semester locker rentals (limited availability). Towel service will also be available. Restrooms will be open following social distancing. We encourage you to only bring the things you need.

  • Increased Disinfection on a daily basis
  • Hair Driers Deactivated
  • Limited Lockers Available
  • No Daily Lockers
  • Encouraged to wear footwear
  • Bagged locker can be picked up at the front desk
  • 1 person per lane during open swim hours
  • Encouraged to wear footwear on the pool deck
  • Open Swim hours will vary dependent on lifeguard availability
  • Limited Equipment that is Disinfected after each use
Facility Access
  • UWM ID
  • UWM UREC App – search for UWM UREC in apple app store or google play store.
    • Panther Virtual ID (Touch less access into the facility)

*Due to Covid19 all biometric hand scanners have been removed from the facilities.

Guest Passes

At this time, no guests or household members of UWM affiliates are able to access our facility.  We will reevaluate often based on capacity restrictions; it’s our top priority to keep Panthers safe. For more information please visit https://uwm.edu/urec/facilities/guest/

Facility Changes
  • Decreased Capacities
  • No open rec for volleyball, basketball, soccer or any other team sports
  • Pavilion Gym will be mainly used as a fitness center
  • 3rd Floor Cardio Room is closed – cardio equipment has been moved to the Pavilion Gym
  • Racquetball/handball will not be allowed for Fall 2020
  • RM 111/Functional Fitness Student is closed for Fall 2020
  • Engelmann Gym is closed for Fall 2020
  • Arena will be reserved by Athletics but closed to our members.

*The facilities capacities and closures will be evaluated and adjusted as need.  Closures and hour changes may occur during the Fall 2020 semester.

Cleaning and Sanitation Changes
  • All the equipment will be sprayed with an antimicrobial spray.
  • We will be providing each participant with their own cleaning towel and asking them to wipe down all touch points before and after use.
  • Our staff will be sanitizing the equipment and different touch points thought the facility  more frequently.
  • All equipment will be thoroughly sanitized each night as well.
  • Plexiglass has been install in different part of our facility
  • Masks are required even while working out