CFC Fall 2022 FAQ

Fast Facts

  • Cornell Fitness Centers are open to all members and operating at 100% capacity.
  • Cornell Fitness Centers is operating a rolling schedule with increasing hours through September 12, 2022.  Regular hours begin September 12. View facility hours
  • Members are not required to wear a mask while working out in the fitness centers. The choice to wear a face mask is a personal one, and no one should be made to feel uncomfortable because of their choice. Cornell Mask Policy
  • Members are expected to clean equipment after use.
  • Spotting and working in is allowed.
  • Locker rooms and showers are open in HNH, Noyes, and Teagle.


Cornell Fitness Center FAQ's

Q: When and where will Fall 2022 Student Memberships be available for purchase?

          A: Student Fitness Center memberships for the Academic Year 2022-23 can be purchased on the CFC Memberships Page.  If you're having trouble logging in to purchase your membership, you can come to 319 Helen Newman Hall for assistance.  Hours are available at the bottom of the Fitness Centers website.

          Information on memberships for Faculty, Staff, Retirees, Emeritus faculty & their Spouses/Partners can be found on the Wellness Program Memberships Page.

Q: Do Cornell Fitness Centers have all-gender Locker Rooms, Changing Areas, and Restrooms Inside Recreation Buildings

          A:  Yes, please follow this link for information on changing areas and restrooms.

Q: Who is allowed to use the fitness centers?

          A: Cornell University Students and their spouses/partners who have purchased a Fitness Membership.

          Cornell Faculty, Staff, Retirees, Emeritus Faculty & Spouses/Partners with Recreation Memberships through the Cornell Wellness Program are allowed to use the Fitness Centers.

          Guest Passes will be reinstated later this Fall.

Q: What is the current fitness center capacity?

          A: The Fitness Centers are currently operating at 100% capacity.  Assessment of capacities will occur as COVID-19 status on campus fluctuates.

Q: What do I need to know about operations before I use a fitness center?

          A: Current operations are as follows:

  • Members aren't required to wear a mask while working out in the fitness centers. The choice to wear a mask is a personal one, and no one should be made to feel uncomfortable because of their choice. It is well established that wearing a mask indoors reduces the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Individuals wh are concerned about the risk of infection are encouraged to continue to wear a mask, and we ask that all members of our community support and respect one another's masking choices.
  • Drinking fountains and water bottle fillers are available for member use.
  • We have resumed the fitness center towel service, but you can bring your own for use during your workout.
  • Shower towels are availalbe for check out to those with a qualifying membership or towel card.
  • The locker rooms will be open for access to the bathrooms, day use lockers and shower use.
  • Individual showers are available in Teagle & Helen Newman Locker Rooms.

For full details regarding CFC Operations for Fall 2022, including member policies, adaptations to cleaning procedures, etc., please visit:  CFC COVID-19 Compliance Information

Q: Are Group Fitness Classes included in the CFC Membership?

          A: Yes  Classes are drop-in.  Wristbands are available 30 minutes before the class start time until the class is full, or the late entry window expires.

Q:  Do you have Personal Training?

          A: Yes.  Students must have a Fitness Center Membership to be eligable for Personal Training.  Services are available at affordable rates! Personal Training Fees

Q: What are the pool hours in Teagle and Helen Newman?

          A: Click on the link below to access pool hours and availability.

Pool Hours

Q: How can I learn more about Cornell Outdoor Education and what they have to offer?

          A: Click on the link below to access the Cornell Outdoor Education website and offerings.

Cornell Outdoor Education

Q: What else can I do for free?

          A: There are several free activities and items individuals can access.