UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation

On May 13, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state’s Safer at Home order. Although this order is no longer in place, COVID-19 remains a serious public health concern. We appreciate your patience during this period of closure and want to ensure you that we are working towards a safe and effective way to reopen the Campus Recreation programs and recreational opportunities at the Falcon Center.

Campus Recreation is currently working on a plan to open the Fitness Center in a phased approach. Once a plan to open the facility is approved, the Campus Recreation staff will share it via its website, email and various social media outlets. A reopening of the Falcon Center will follow safety guidelines from the CDC, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Pierce County Public Health and incorporate best practices in the health and fitness industry to reduce the spread of disease.

We understand the positive benefits that exercise contributes to your health and wellbeing and look forward to a safe return for everyone. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this challenging time. Be well.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order, all Campus Recreation programs and recreation opportunities at the Falcon Center scheduled for the summer have been suspended indefinitely.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available. For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

All University travel and event cancellations have been extended to May 11 (end of the spring semester).  The previous deadline was April 10. 

  • With the extended deadline for campus event cancellations at the Falcon Center to May 11, the Fitness Center, Climbing Wall and Rental Center will remain closed through May 11.  The Knowles Field House will remain closed for through the end of August.
  • The decision regarding summer events (i.e. Learn to Climb) will be made by May 1.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available.  For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

Due to the "Safer at Home Emergency Order" issued by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, all Campus Recreation facilities will continue to be closed through April 24.  This closure includes the Fitness Center, Knowles Field House, Climbing Wall, Hunt Arena, and all programs, services, and events.

  • All current memberships and locker services will be automatically extended 45 days beyond your current end date.
  • All recurring members' next deduction will be $.01 to reflect the facility closure.
  • No purchases will be accepted through at least April 24.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available.  For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

Due to the growing public health concern about COVID-19, all Campus Recreation facilities will be closed starting March 17-April 10.  This closure includes the Fitness Center, Knowles Field House, Climbing Wall, Hunt Arena, and all programs, services, and events.

What this means for memberships:

  • Refunds will not be issued at this time.  All current memberships will be automatically extended 30 days beyond your current end date.  If limited facility access exists beyond April 10, refund policies will be reassessed.
  • All recurring members’ next deduction will be $0.01 to reflect the facility closure over the next three weeks.
  • All locker services will be extended 30 days.
  • No purchases will be accepted through at least April 10.

What you can do:

  • Practice good hygiene, wash your hands, avoid touching your face, stay home if you feel sick, and avoid large gatherings when you can.
  • Find at-home workouts. There are tons of free options online with many apps offering free trials.
  • Go outside! As long as you are practicing social distancing, it is okay to get outside and go for a walk while you listen to your favorite playlist or podcast.
  • Stay connected. Reach out to friends, call a family member – maybe even try a workout using FaceTime. We are all in this together.
  • WIN SWAG! Watch for posts of daily at-home workouts from Campus Recreation on our social media platforms. Complete the workout and be eligible for free swag give-a-ways.

Please keep in mind that this situation is constantly evolving. More information will continue to be posted at www.uwrf.edu/campusrec and on our social media outlets as it becomes available.  For more campus-wide information, please visit go.uwrf.edu/covid19.

If you have any questions, please email us at campusrec@uwrf.edu.

UWRF CAMPUS REC APP:  Search for UWRF Rec in your app store so you can stay up-to-date with and register for Fitness Class, Outdoor Trips, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Personal Training, and Building Hours/Facility Reservations.

NIRSA OUTSTANDING SPORTS FACILITY AWARDED TO THE UWRF FALCON CENTER:  The award is only given to a select few facilities from across the nation each year for “exemplifying the institution’s commitment to providing the higher education experience desired and valued by students. The award honors facilities that demonstrate excellence in a number of critical areas including architectural design, functionality, and how well the facility meets its intended purpose.”  More InformationPhoto.

WIRSA OUTSTANDING MEMBER AWARD PRESENTED TO STEVE STOCKER:  The WIRSA Outstanding Member Award is presented annually to one professional from an in-state institution in recognition of outstanding leaderships and contributions to the field of Campus Recreation on their campus, at the state level, regionally, or nationally. Award winners are nominated by their peers from around the state with the WIRSA Executive Board making the decision on the winner.

Campus Recreation

185 Emogene Nelson Ave
A105 Falcon Center
River Falls, WI 54022
715.425.4289
campusrec@uwrf.edu

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