CFC Spring 2022 FAQ

Fast Facts

UPDATE, January 27, 2022:

  • Cornell Fitness Centers is operating a reduced schedule. View facility hours
  • Student access to Fitness Centers requires completion of Arrival Testing with negative test results.
  • New Cornell masking requirements are in effect.  Cornell mask policy
  • All patrons of the CFCs must wear a mask during usage, including cardio equipment.
  • Masks may be pulled down to hydrate via water bottle or fountain, then must be immediately pulled back into place.
  • Members are expected to spray and clean equipment after use.
  • Spotting and working in will be allowed.
  • Locker rooms and showers are open in HNH and Teagle.


Cornell Fitness Center FAQ's

Q: Will the Fitness Centers be open for Spring 2022?

A: The Fitness Centers are open. Students, Staff and Faculty will need the appropriate membership to access the Fitness Center facilities and group fitness classes. Click on the link below to access the CFC hours of operation.

Fitness Center Hours

Q: Will Group Fitness be offered for Spring 2022?

A: In-Person Group Fitness Classes through CFC will begin January 24, 2022, with additional classes being added the week of Feburary 7.  A limited number of CFC Virtual classes are currenlty available and are FREE to the Cornell Community.  Students must have a CFC Membership to participate in CFC In-Person Group Fitness Classes.  Faculty, Staff, Retirees, and Emeritus faculty must have a Recreation Membership to participate in CFC In-Person Group Fitness Classes.

Click on the link below to access the fitness schedule.

Class Schedule

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

A: Student Fitness Center memberships for Spring 2022 can be purchased on the CFC Memberships Page. 

Information on memberships for Faculty, Staff, Retirees and Emeritus faculty can be found on the Wellness Program Memberships Page.

Q: Who will be allowed to use the fitness centers?

A: Cornell University Students who have purchased a Fitness Membership, who are fully vaccinated, have their booster submitted to the CU COVID-19 page & have completed arrival testing (with negative result), or, participating in surveillance testing (if applicable) are allowed to use the Fitness Centers.

Cornell Faculty, Staff, Retirees and Emeritus Faculty with Recreation Memberships through Cornell Wellness Program, and who are fully vaccinated & boosted (if eligable) or participating in surveillance testing (if applicable) are allowed to use the Fitness Centers.

Q: What is the current fitness center capacity?

A: The Fitness Center capacities are open at 50% of their maximum capacities in keeping with University COVID-19 guidelines.  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:

  • All individuals must wear an approved mask and distance when possible, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Masks may only be pulled down to hydrate via water bottle or fountain, then immediately pulled back up into place.
  • Drinking fountains and water bottle fillers are available for member use.
  • There will be no 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 (must maintain 6ft distance) and shower use.
  • Individual showers are available in Teagle & Helen Newman Locker Rooms.

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

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.

When warmer weather returns:

  • Rent tennis equipment or sand volleyballs from the Helen Newman Issue Room (with your ID card)
  • Utilize outdoor venues on campus for individual recreational activities with social distancing:
    • Schoellkopf Stadium Stairs (Central Campus) available throughout the day, Monday-Friday
    • Kane Outdoor Track from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Monday-Friday
  • Experience the Botanical Gardens -
  • Hike on the Cornell Nature Trails or Ithaca Trails