The Department of Athletics, Recreation and Wellness is excited to welcome you back to the Woodruff PE Center (WoodPEC) and Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC). With reduced facility hours, capacity limits, and facility renovations, a phased return is necessary. Our focus remains the safety and wellbeing of our students, employees, and members.  Guests are not permitted at this time.  Dependents under age 18 must be accompanied by the primary member on their account.


Emory employees and retirees, including one additional adult and their dependent children, are eligible to purchase membership at the WoodPEC and SAAC. Employees who purchase a membership during the month of July will receive an additional month at no charge. 

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.
 
  • Enhanced cleaning of facility and equipment.

  • 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 recreational activity.

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

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

  • Registration via my.RecWell.Emory.edu 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 indoors that 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

  • 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.

Please view our hours here.

  • If you arrive within 10 minutes of the start of your reservation, please check in at the WPEC central desk or the SAAC Member Services 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. Our staff will check you in for your reservation.

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

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

    • Navigate to my.RecWell.Emory.edu to make a reservation at the WoodPec or SAAC.
    • 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.
  • A reservation can be made up to one hour prior to the reservation time slot and up to two days in advance.

  • Only the outdoor pool may be reserved for back-to-back reservations. 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.  
  • 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 my.RecWell.Emory.edu.

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 Pool - 10 Family Units + 12 Adult Swimmers
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts - 4 participants per court
  • Sand Volleyball Court – 8 participants
  • Indoor Courts - 20 participants
  • Outdoor Basketball Court - 10 participants
  • Fitness Center: 18 participants

Fitness Areas

  • 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.

SAAC Pool Adult Swim

  • The pool is expected to reach capacity. To ensure you are able to enjoy the pool, make a reservation in advance.
  • Pool users are not permitted to hold specific lap lanes. Lounge chairs are available.
  • All users must exit the pool 10 minutes from the top of the hour, every hour, at the end of each reservation block.
  • 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.
  • Bring your own equipment (kickboard, bouy, etc).  Towel service is not available.
  • Lockers are only available for day-use. Use of rental lockers is not available.

SAAC Pool Family Swim

  • Only 1 Family Swim reservation per familiy unit per hour is required. A family unit is one primary member, their plus one, and up to four dependent children under the age of 16. 
  • Family swim users may reserve back-to-back time slots (up to 2 hours), however, all users must exit the pool 10 minutes from the top of the hour, every hour, at the end of each reservation block.
  • The pool is expected to reach capacity. To ensure you are able to enjoy the pool, make a reservation in advance.
  • Pool users bringing dependent children with them should reserve a space for "Family Swim". If you are not bringing children with you, each user should reserve space for "Adult Swim"
  • Diving boards are not available at this time.
  • Only approved flotation devices are permitted.
  • 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. 

WoodPEC 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.

WoodPEC 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 while indoors.

WoodPEC 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.

WoodPEC Indoor Tennis Courts

  • Court Reservations are required for entry through my.RecWell.Emory.edu.
  • 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.
  • Each court reservation is for a maximum of 50 minutes. 

Kaminsky Park

  • Minimum of 6 feet physical distance must be maintained.
  • The field will close each day at dusk. 

Locker Rooms

  • Locker rentals are not available.
  • Limited storage options will be available
  • Bags are not permitted on the fitness area floor 

Fitness & Wellness

  • Virtual Group Fitness classes will be available and students can register on my.RecWell.Emory.edu.
  • 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 my.RecWell.Emory.edu.
  • 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 recwell.emory.edu for additional information.

FAQS


All payroll deduction memberships were deactivated in March 2020.  Members who paid for their membership via payroll deduction prior to the COVID facility closure must purchase a new membership.  

Yes.  Your previous membership expiration date has been extended for the number of days that the facility was closed to you.

Not yet.  Due to reduced facility hours, capacity limits, and facility renovations, a phased return is necessary to ensure reduced capacity.  Membership expiration dates will be extended for the number of days the facilities were closed to these members.

Beginning July 1, log in to your account at https://my.recwell.emory.edu/ by using your Emory NetID and password.  Click on your username at the top, right corner of the page and select “Profile.”  Click on “Membership” from the list of options on the left side of your screen.    

First, follow the steps above to see if your membership was extended due to the facility closured. If you would like to add additional time to your membership, the WPEC Membership Office is open Monday - Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and the SAAC Member Services Desk is open during all operating hours.  Membership sales will begin on Monday, June 28.

Plus one and dependent members do not have access to make a reservation.  Please have the primary member on your account, i.e. Emory University faculty/staff member, Emory Healthcare employee, or retiree make a reservation for the day and time you wish to utilize the facility.  All family members may check in under that reservation.  

To purchase a membership, please visit the WPEC Membership Office Monday - Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. or the SAAC Member Services Desk during operating hours.  Membership sales will begin on Monday, June 28.

You will automatically receive a free month of membership when you purchase a membership during the month of July.

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

Emory University faculty and staff can use their EmoryCard at the gym turnstiles.  Emory Healthcare workers, retirees, plus ones, and dependents between the ages of 16 and 25 must stop by the WPEC Membership Office or SAAC Member Services Desk to pick up a new access card.

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

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

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

Bring your EmoryCard and your own water bottle. 

Yes. Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place for high-touch surfaces and restrooms. 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 WPEC Membership Office is open Monday - Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and the SAAC Member Services Desk is open during all operating hours.  You can also send an email to recwell@emory.edu, or call the WPEC Membership Office at (404) 727-6551 or the SAAC Member Services Desk at (404) 712-2430.