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Campus Recreation

Half Acre Rec and Wellness Center

Dept. 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5586

Fax: (307) 766-6720

Email: rec@uwyo.edu

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Current Operations

The safety of our patrons, staff, and campus community is the top priority at the University of Wyoming and Campus Recreation. Each of us plays an important role in keeping the use of Half Acre a safe experience for everyone.

The University has determined that at this time Campus Recreation can welcome currently enrolled students, currently employed faculty and staff, and Board Retired members who are participating in the surveillance testing program on campus and have access to daily health screenings through the COVID Pass. At this time, because of restrictions within the on-campus testing programs, Cooperating Agency Members, appointed employees, spouses, dependents and other guests will not have access to Half Acre.

Facility Hours 

Hours April 5 - May 16, 2021:

Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm

Reservations

Beginning March 31, 2021, patrons will no longer be required to sign up for a reservation to workout in Half Acre or to visit the Outdoor Program or Rec Sports offices. Reservations are required for the Climbing Wall, Half Acre Pool, Group Fitness Classes, and some Wellness services.

Before You Head to the Gym

  • If you're not feeling well or have any symptoms related to COVID-19, please stay home.

  • Completion of a COVID-19 test and access to the COVID Pass are required prior to utilizing Half Acre Gym.

  • Conduct a daily temperature and symptom check and self-report the results to the COVID Pass.  Without completing this step, you will not be allowed to enter University-owned property.

  • We encourage patrons to come fully prepared in workout clothes as the use of locker rooms is highly discouraged at this time. We will have some lockers available for day use and will assign these upon request. Individuals will also be allowed to use their rented locker. Patrons will place magnets on lockers after use, alerting our staff to clean the locker. Showers are unavailable at this time.

  • Grab your mask, water bottle, sweat towel and any other necessary equipment and head to the south entrance of Half Acre to check in.

What to Expect at the Gym

  • Observing physical distancing recommendations, check in at the front desk of Half Acre.

  • Once staff have confirmed your workout time and COVID-Pass information, you will be asked to self-scan your WyoOne ID card to enter the facility.

  • Equipment and the layout of the facility will be modified. Please comply with all posted physical distancing markers and navigational signs.

Patron Protocols

  • Maintain proper physical distancing (no less than 6 ft.) while using the facility.  Squares are marked off in the main fitness areas, one person allowed per square.

  • In accordance with University of Wyoming policy, all patrons will wear a mask or face covering that covers the nose and mouth while on university-owned property.

  • Utilize hand sanitizer and wash your hands often during your workout.

  • Patrons are asked to clean equipment before and after each use.

  • Patrons are asked to re-rack their own weights after cleaning.  Equipment no longer needs to remain in the yellow squares.

  • Complete full set on machine/equipment before moving on to subsequent machine, minimizing the number of uses per piece of equipment which will aid in staff cleaning procedures.

  • Comply with all posted social distancing markers and navigational signs. 

What's Currently Available

  • Infield Weightlifting Area

  • Historic Gym Cardio Area, Circuit Weight Machines

  • Track, Cardio Machines, Light Weights

  • Climbing Wall (bouldering only) - Beginning April 12

  • Racquetball (1 player)

  • Table Tennis (2 players)

  • Pickleball (2 players)

  • Badminton (2 players)

  • Drop in basketball shoot around (one person per half court)

  • Outdoor Program Rental Equipment and Bike/Ski Tuning Area by appointment

  • Some Wellness Center Programs by appointment and via Zoom

  • Rec Sports Office

  • Personal Training via Zoom

  • Athletic Training Telehealth Appointments

  • Group Exercise Classes

  • Swimming Pool 

  • Day use lockers on a first-come, first-served basis.

What's Currently Unavailable

  • Showers

  • Steam Rooms

  • Spa

  • Towel Service

  • Guest Passes

  • Cash Payments

     

Contact Us

Campus Recreation

Half Acre Rec and Wellness Center

Dept. 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5586

Fax: (307) 766-6720

Email: rec@uwyo.edu

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