Beginning April 19th, additional indoor fitness spaces will reopen, including the fitness center and indoor basketball court, at the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) on the Clairmont Campus. Access to the WoodPEC and SAAC include all Emory students, both those living on and off campus, who are subject to and in compliance with mandatory screening testing protocols

Reservations for recreational use of the WoodPEC can be found at this link.
Emory University’s Department of Athletics, Recreation and Wellness is committed to providing programs and activities that are guided by the goal of protecting the health and safety of all participants. Thank you for doing your part as we work together to keep our Emory community safe. As we activate a recreational reopening pilot for residential students, we commit to be in alignment with the principles of Emory University.
Guests are not permitted at this time.
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  • Enhanced cleaning of facility and equipment.

  • A 30-minute closure periods in between reserved time slots for additional cleaning.

  • Initial and ongoing training of staff to safely operate the facilities.

  • Adherence to University guidance on safety measures, including but not limited to self-monitoring health and self-removing from activity and facility usage.

  • Implementation of signage to direct movement throughout our facilities.

  • Limits on facility occupancy to create appropriate physical distancing for people, equipment and workout areas.

  • Face coverings worn by all facility occupants at all times including the duration of indoor and outdoor recreational activity.

  • Continuous cleaning of high touch surfaces and restrooms throughout the day.

  • Deep cleaning each evening after facility closure.

  • Adherence to all Emory University rules and regulations. See Emory Forward for further guidance.

  • Registration via is required to enter the Woodruff P.E. Center and the Student Activity and Academic Center for recreational activity.

  • Face coverings are required including while participating in physical activity and must cover the nose and mouth.

  • Do not visit the Emory campus if you are displaying any symptoms that are potential flu-like indications such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • Abide by physical distancing guidelines by keeping a 6-foot distance from others at all times unless acute injury, risk mitigation, or safety measures require otherwise

  • No gathering in the facility. Group and buddy workouts are not permitted.

  • Do not attempt to use equipment or space that is non-operational or has a sign communicating nonuse.

  • Thoroughly wipe down equipment after every use with the sanitation supplies and ensure all trash and recycling is discarded in designated waste receptacles.

  • Please be courteous of others and limit your time on equipment.

  • Bring your own water bottle. Only water bottle filling stations will be available. Drinking fountains have been disabled.

  • Shirts must be worn at all times and should cover the entire torso (back, chest, and midriff) in fitness areas. Clothing with tears, holes, zippers, buttons, and rivets are not allowed on machines with upholstery.

  • Only clean, closed-toe, closed-heel athletic shoes with non-marking soles are permitted.

  • Failure to follow policies may result in the loss of facility privileges.
Woodruff P.E. Center
  • February 8, 2021 - May 14, 2021*

    • Monday – Friday 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM by reservation only

    • Saturday: 11:30 PM – 5:00 PM by reservation only

  • The WPEC pool will be closed May 3, 2021 through August 15, 2021

Student Activity and Academic Center

  • April 5, 2021 - May 14, 2021*

    • Monday – Friday 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM by reservation only

    • Saturday: 11:30 PM - 5:00 PM by reservation only

* Students must reserve time to utilize the facility during hours of operation. Sixty (60) minute time slot reservations will be available on with thirty (30) minute facility closure for additional cleaning between reservation times. Specific reservation times may be viewed on

  • If you arrive within 10 minutes of the start of your reservation, please check in at the WPEC central desk or the SAAC Welcome Desk. You will then be asked to wait in a designated area until permitted to enter the space.

  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the start of your reservation, you will be asked to leave the facility and return closer to the time of your reservation.

  • Please bring your Emory ID as proof of identity which staff will use to check you in for your reservation on

  • Be prepared to swipe through the entry gates with your Emory ID card when permitted to enter the facility.

Efforts have been made to reduce high touch surfaces or take other recommended items offline. Staff members will not handle patron membership cards or credit cards.  Card readers and countertops on desks will be wiped down and sanitized by the facility staff after each check in.

  • Plexiglass barriers will be installed at each desk and will be wiped down each hour.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located at each desk and throughout the building. Patrons will be asked and encouraged to sanitize their hands prior to swiping their card and entering the building as well as while exiting the facility. All gates are touch-free.

  • Bring your own water bottle. Only water bottle filling stations will be available. Drinking fountains have been disabled.

  • This can be done by logging in to with your Emory NETID and password.

    • Navigate to to make a reservation in the WoodPec.
    • Upon navigation to the booking site, select log in in the top right corner.
    • Enter your NETID and password to log in.
    • Select "Reserve Your Time" and then select the location for reservation.
    • Select the date and time to complete your reservation.
    • A confirmation email will be sent to your Emory e-mail account.
    • Please be prepared to show your confirmation upon checking in at the WoodPec.
  • A reservation can be made up to one hour prior to the reservation time slot and up to two days in advance.

    • For example, 5 p.m. time slot on Thursday, reservation opens at 5 p.m. on Tuesday until 4 p.m. on Thursday.

    • Students will attest at reservation that they will have received a negative COVID-19 test within five days of their time slot reservation.

  • The same space may only be reserved once per day.  Different spaces may be reserved within the same day.

  • Activity spaces may have additional capacity restrictions that must be followed.
  • Cancellations must be made at least two hours in advance of the reservation time slot. Repeated no shows for reservation times will result in removal from reservations and/or loss of facility access.  
  • Students attest that within 7 days of their scheduled WoodPec or SAAC reservation they will have received a negative COVID test or an exemption has been granted through Student Health or Residence Life.
  • Persons on the waitlist are automatically slotted into a reservation time slot when a reservation is cancelled. If you no longer want that time slot, please remove yourself from the waitlist. Failure to remove yourself from the waitlist may result in loss of facility access.

  • You are only permitted to access the space that you have reserved in

Woodruff P.E. Center
  • Outdoor Track - Capacity limit of 10

  • Indoor Track - Capacity limit of 4
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts - 4 participants per court (singles or doubles play allowed) – no spectators

  • 4thFloor Cardio/ Weight Room - capacity limit of 26 per time slot

  • Indoor Tennis Courts - 2 courts open, 2 participants per court (singles only play allowed) – no spectators
  • 4th Floor Courts - 2 courts open, 2 participants per goal

  • Climbing Wall - Capacity Limit of 5

  • Restrooms available on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors
  • Bottle filling stations available on the 1st and 4th floors


Student Activity and Academic Center – Outdoor Spaces Only

  • Outdoor Pool – Open for single lap swimming and limited “cool” off lanes, no sharing lanes. Seating will be spaced for individual use.
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts - Outdoor Tennis Courts - 4 participants per court (singles only play allowed) – no spectators
  • Sand Volleyball Court – 4 participants permitted – no spectators
  • Outdoor Basketball Court - 2 participants per goal

  • Restrooms available on 1st and 2nd floors

  • Bottle filling stations available on 2nd floor

4th Floor Fitness Area

  • Open and available for use with capacity limits.
  • Selectorized weight and cardio equipment has been spaced to provide proper physical distancing. 
  • Floor markings, barriers, and signs have been placed to denote capacity limits and changes to guidelines and procedures.
  • No spotting or working in; finish a set and clean the equipment.
  • No buddy/group workouts.
  • Clean your equipment before and after each use.

WoodPEC and SAAC Pool

  • Water ranges from 4 to 14 feet in depth.  If you are unsure of your swimming ability, please consider alternate methods of exercise. 
  • Pool users are not permitted to reserve or hold specific lap lanes at this time.  Pool users will be expected to enter the next available lap lane when they enter the aquatic center.
  • Bring equipment from home.  Shared use equipment will not be available.
  • Sharing lap lanes with others is not permitted.  
  • Swimmers will be required to swim every other lap lane, leaving 1 full lap lane between themselves and others at all times.  Swimming in neighboring lap lanes is prohibited.
  • No extra-curricular, social activity, or congregation should take place after swimming.
  • Outdoor Pool
    • Reservations do not include deck space.  Deck access is for entering and exiting the pool only.
  • Deck furniture/lounging is not available.
  • Plan ahead and arrive in your swim suit.  Shower/change at home if possible and wear your suit to and from the pool.  Limit shower and locker room use.
  • Swim reservations total 50 minutes of water time.  Leave the facility as soon as possible after finishing your swim.  Lifeguards will clear the pool 10 minutes from the hour.
  • All persons on deck must wear a face covering at all times.  Remove your face covering prior to swimming and put it back on as you exit the water.
  • Bring your own towel.  Towel service is not available.
  • Additional policies can be found here.

Equipment Rental

  • Please bring your own equipment for activities that are permitted (weight belts, towels, tennis racquets, tennis balls, basketball, etc.). Limited equipment may be available for use.
  • Do not share equipment. 

4TH Floor Basketball Courts

  • Please bring your own basketball. Limited equipment will be available for checkout.
  • Courts will be open at a reduced capacity. Two persons per basketball goal.
  • Individual skill work only. No sharing of equipment.

Indoor/Outdoor Track

  • Please maintain physical distance while using the track. 
  • Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times.

Climbing Wall

  • Climbing partners must maintain physical distance at all times, including individuals from shared living spaces.
  • Climbers must wash hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the climbing wall area and before beginning a new route.
  • The use of personal gear is encouraged, but equipment should not be shared.  A limited supply of harnesses, climbing shoes, and belay devices will be available for checkout.
  • Patrons who are not belay certified or do not have a climbing partner may experience longer wait times between climbs.  Belay certification at Emory's climbing wall can be obtained after passing the belay test.  Belay clinics are offered at the climbing wall and cover everything you need to pass the test and safely belay.
  • Additional policies can be found here.

WPEC Indoor Tennis Courts

  • Court Reservations are required for entry through
  • Singles or doubles play permitted. No spectators allowed.
  • Each court reservation is for a maximum of 60 minutes.

Outdoor Tennis Courts

  • The tennis courts will be open during operation hours.
  • Court Reservations are required for entry.
    • 1 reservation per day, per person.
    • Singles play only.
    • Each court reservation is for a maximum of 60 minutes. 

Kaminsky Park

  • Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times.
  • Minimum of 6 feet physical distance must be maintained.
  • The field will close each day at dusk. 


  • Available for use with a capacity of two people. 

Locker Rooms

  • Locker rooms are closed – limited storage options will be available on the 4th
  • Bags are not permitted on the fitness floor. 

Fitness & Wellness

  • Virtual Group Fitness classes will be available and students can register on
  • All Group Fitness classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Capacity may be limited in some classes.
  • Inappropriate behavior in a virtual environment will loss of recreational program and facility privileges.
  • Group fitness instructors reserve the right to ask a participant to leave at any time.

Intramural & Club Sports

  • Virtual Intramural tournament and leagues are being offered on IMleagues.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Virtual outdoor recreation clinics and special events are being offered and students can register on
  • Equipment rental is not available at this time.

Personal Training and/or Small Group Training

  • Personal trainers are available for virtual consultations and training. 

Information is subject to change.  Please visit for additional information.


Yes. Residential students may reserve time up to 2 days in advance and no later than 1 hour prior to the reservation time.

Yes. Masks are required at all times, including while participating in physical activity, and must cover the nose and mouth.

Yes. Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place for high-touch surfaces and restrooms. 30-minute closure periods between reservation times will allow for detailed cleaning in addition to deep cleaning overnight. Cleaning supplies are located near each piece of equipment and patrons should thoroughly wipe down equipment for use.

The WoodPEC 4th floor fitness area, basketball courts, climbing wall, indoor track, outdoor track, pool, indoor tennis courts, and outdoor tennis courts are reopening during this pilot phase. Kaminsky Field and the Clairmont recreation field remain open for use. Additional areas are being considered for future phases.

To ensure a safe experience, due to limited facility and equipment capacity, only residential students will be able access the WoodPEC for recreational use during the pilot phase.

Bring your EmoryCard and your own water bottle. Students must have their EmoryCard to access the facility.

Shower/change at home whenever possible and come dressed to workout or swim.  Limited shower and locker room use.  Restrooms are open.