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Half Acre Rec and Wellness Center

Dept. 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5586

Fax: (307) 766-6720


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Current Operating Information

The safety of our patrons, staff, and campus community is the top priority at the University of Wyoming and Campus Recreation. The plan for reopening Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is based on the University of Wyoming's "Plan to Restart Campus and Restore Normal Operations", the State of Wyoming's public health orders, CDC guidelines and consultation with other Campus Recreation programs and professional associations. Our plan is adaptable and will change as we continually evaluate the safety of all employees and constituents as conditions and information related to COVID-19 continues to evolve. Please be patient as we navigate through our reopening and understand changes may occur frequently. Each of us plays an important role in keeping the use of Half Acre a safe experience for everyone.

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

Facility Hours

*Reservations are required to utilize Half Acre Gym.  

Hours November 16, 2020 - January 24, 2021:

Monday - Friday, 10:30 am - 7 pm

Saturday & Sunday, CLOSED


In order to comply with the State of Wyoming public health order on public spaces and University of Wyoming policies, all patrons are required to make a reservation for a designated workout time in Half Acre Gym. View the Workout Sign Up Tutorial for more information on reserving a workout through SignUpGenius.

Additionally, at this time we are accepting reservations for the use of services in the Wellness Center, Rec Sports Office and Outdoor Program as well as offering Athletic Training Telehealth appointments. No appointments are required for general Wellness Center information.

Reservation No Show Policy

We ask that patrons please cancel reservations that you are unable to attend. You can cancel your reservation via one of the following methods:

  • Through the SignUp Genius Reservation System (click "Edit My Sign Up" in your confirmation email and delete your reservation);

  • Call our main office at 307-766-5586;

  • Send an email to with the appropriate information.

We will enforce the following policy for patrons who schedule a workout time, but do not show up:

  • First, Second & Third no show: Notification warning via email.

  • Fourth no show: Your access will be suspended for 3 days from date of last no-show.

  • Fifth no show: Your access will be suspended for 5 days from date of last no-show and you will be required to meet with the Assistant Director of Operations before possible reinstatement.

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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.

  • Make an online reservation for your desired activity.  Workouts are 60 minutes in length. Do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your scheduled workout time. 

  • 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 to meet state and local public health order requirements.  Please comply with all posted physical distancing markers and navigational signs.

  • Campus Recreation staff will be available for assistance and to clean equipment between use.

  • A Green/Yellow/Red card system will be implemented for exercise equipment that easily notifies other patrons and staff when equipment needs to be cleaned.

    • Green: Equipment has been cleaned and is ready for use. 

    • Yellow: Do not use, equipment in use by another patron.

    • Red: Do not use. Equipment needs cleaned.

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.

  • We encourage patrons to clean equipment before and after each use.

  • 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

  • First Floor: Infield Weightlifting Area

  • Second Floor: Historic Gym Cardio Area, Circuit Weight Machines

  • Third Floor: Track, Cardio Machines, Light Weights

  • Racquetball Courts

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

  • Some Wellness Center Programs by appointment and via Zoom

  • Rec Sports Office by appointment

  • Personal Training via Zoom

  • Athletic Training Telehealth Appointments

  • Group Exercise Classes

  • Swimming Pool 

What's Currently Unavailable

  • Showers

  • Steam Rooms

  • Spa

  • Towel Service

  • Drop-in Sports (basketball, volleyball, badminton)

  • 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


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