What’s Open? Access & Reservations Safety Cleaning FAQ
Hello Knights! In accordance with UCF’s Spring 2021 campus reopening plan, the RWC is providing several enhancements to our phased approached which includes several operational, cleaning and safety changes. Our commitment to providing you safe facilities and programs continues to be our top priority.
In Phase 2.1 the RWC will continue to remain flexible due to local health conditions in our reopening plans and may alter at any time based on the guidance provided by UCF as well as state and local health officials. COVID emergency response may be limited and that for potential life sustaining injuries priority will be given to calling 911.
We are excited to provide you with new and expanded opportunities for you to engage, build resiliency and enjoy RWC facilities again.
In Phase 2.1 of our reopening plan, the RWC, Climbing Tower, RWC @ Downtown, RWC @ Knights Plaza, RWC @ Ferrell Commons (RSO reservations only and limited capacity) and several outdoor recreation facilities will reopen for limited hours. Later phases of our plan will allow for adjusted operation of indoor facilities similar to our pre-COVID-19 environment in accordance with UCF’s reopening plans.
Facilities available in Phase 2.1 are listed below. Any updates to facility hours based on weather will be posted at the @UCFRWC Twitter account. Please click on each facility for more details.
Recreation and Wellness Center
RWC Lap Pool
RWC @ Downtown:
RWC @ Knights Plaza:
William E. and Mary Jo Davis Recreation Area at Lake Claire
Outdoor Basketball Courts
Outdoor Adventure Center
For a list of RWC facilities that remain closed and a list of in-person and online programs please visit the FAQ’s below.
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Facility reservations are required to use the RWC main building, Lap Pool, and Climbing Tower (no reservations for RWC @ Downtown, and RWC @ Knights Plaza). Students must also show their COVID-19 self-checker “Cleared to be on Campus” email to workout. The COVID-19 Self Checker is available here or through the UCF Mobile App. Reservations can be made online through the Fusion member portal (ucfrwc.org), or by utilizing the RWC to Go (FusionGo) app.
Reservations can be made 24 hours in advance and will be offered every 30 minutes. Each reservation will have 40 available spots. In the event a reservation needs to be cancelled, students/members can log into their accounts to complete this process.
Access will be limited to 1 registration/day and for 1 hour. Only currently enrolled UCF students and individuals with a current RWC membership may access RWC facilities. Students may not bring a guest or purchase guest passes to our facilities at this time. If you make a reservation and decide you cannot make it for your workout please cancel your reservation to open up a spot for another Knight.
Make a reservation online:
Making a reservation on the RWC to Go app
Contact-free entry with Barcodes
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The RWC will require face coverings at all indoor facilities at all times (RWC Main, RWC @ Knights Plaza, RWC @ Downtown, the Climbing Tower and RWC @ Ferrell Commons). They will also be required in outdoor facilities when physical distancing cannot be maintained or when checking-in with RWC staff. All RWC staff members will wear facial coverings at all times.
RWC staff and users are expected to follow the below guidelines for wearing face coverings:
The new university policy outlining behavioral expectations for students is outlined here and developed to optimize safety. Check out this video about face coverings to learn more about the importance of wearing one and how to properly secure your face covering, or visit the UCF face covering FAQs.
Other Health & Safety Measures
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In order to provide the safest environment, the RWC is committed to extensive and elevated cleaning and disinfectant practices following University, CDC guidelines and industry best practices including using EPA registered disinfectants proven to eliminate COVID-19 on surfaces. Sanitizing stations will be provided at all our indoor and outside facilities during operating hours as well as increasing frequency of custodial rounds to address high touch points. The RWC will close for cleaning daily during this phase of reopening. To review our hours and cleaning times go to the top of the page.
No. With limited capacity only current UCF Students and RWC members will be allowed to utilize the facility. There no daily guest passes at this time.
Restricted Facility Access and Adjusted Programs:
The following areas and programs will be restricted or adjusted during Phase 2.1 in the spring 2021 for open recreation use due to the challenges in maintaining physical distance between users, concerns with cleaning and sanitation during COVID, or due to repurposing the space for other needs. Staffed, pre-registered small format programs may take place in these spaces at RWC discretion.
Yes. Reservations will be required to access the facility prior to arriving. Reservations can be made 24 hours in advance and 30 spots will be available per time slot. (see above for more information on how to register and check in for a time).
Reservations are limited to 1 in order to serve others in the campus community.
Cancel a reservation on RWC to Go app video
Cancel a reservation online or at rec.ucf.edu
Failure to cancel a registration will be documented and future no shows could result in disciplinary action, up to and including restriction from RWC facilities and programs.
Sport Clubs & Inclusive Rec
Yes. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment as long as it is in compliance with RWC policies and spaces that are available. Equipment will not be available for check out when the RWC reopens and students/members wishing to participate in racquetball, badminton or table tennis will need to bring their own racquets/balls. In addition, users can bring weight belts, mats and other fitness equipment to use during their work out.
No. We encourage you to bring your own equipment to limit sharing of equipment between participants.
Guests looking to make a purchase from Smoothie King can enter the RWC through the left hand side of the stairs (or outside elevator – then enter on the left hand side doors). Once inside the lobby, on your left hand side there will be signs and a line to enter to access Smoothie King. Guests can leave through the back stairs by the Administration Office, or on the left side of the lobby.
Administration Office hours are Monday – Thursday 8am to 6pm and Friday 8am to 5pm. Anyone wishing to visit the Administration Office can enter through the entrance at the bottom of the outside main stairs (or through the outside elevator and through the left-hand side doors). Follow the markings on the ground past the membership desk and into the Administration Office.
Yes. The water fountains will be closed but users that bring their own water bottles can refill them at bottle stations located throughout the facility.
No. During our initial reopening, only current members will have access to the RWC. Please continue to follow us online and check out our website for updated information related to membership sales. To be added to an interest list and contacted once memberships become available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org