CFC Spring/Summer 2021 FAQ - June 16, 2021

Student Summer Fitness Center Memberships

Membership begins on June 1, 2021 and ends on August 15, 2021

All students will be required to:

  • Have a CFC Summer 2021 Membership
  • Complete and submit the Summer Survey
  • Enroll in IM Leagues to make reservations.  There is no cost to enroll in IM Leagues.

Reservation Specifics:

  • The reservation week runs from Sunday to Saturday each week
  • Members are currently allowed six reservations per week.  Reservations for access to Fitness Centers, In-Person Group Fitness Classes and the use of the Pool all count toward your total of six weekly reservations.  The number of allowed reservations per week may change as COVID-19 Guidelines are updated.
  • For facility hours, group fitness schedules and CFC COVID-19 Compliance information, please visit the Fitness Centers Home Page.

Q: Will the Fitness Centers be open for Summer 2021?

     A: Yes. Abbreviated hours are now available, with additional hours being added June 16.

Q: Will Group Fitness be offered for Summer 2021?

     A: Yes. Virtual Group Fitness Classes through CFC are now available.  In-Person Group Fitness Classes through CFC will begin on June 14, 2021.  Students must have a CFC Summer Membership to participate in Virtual and In-Person Group Fitness Classes.  Faculty, Staff, Retirees and Emeritus faculty must have a Recreation Membership to participate in Virtual and In-Person Group Fitness Classes.  Class Schedule

Q:  When and where will CFC Summer Student Memberships be available for purchase?

     A: Student Summer Fitness Center memberships 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 Summer Fitness Membership, made a reservation, and who are 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, made a reservation, and who are participating in surveillance testing (if applicable) are allowed to use the Fitness Centers.

          Spouses/Partners of Cornell affiliated persons are currently not permitted to use the fitness centers at this time.  We apologize for this temporary restriction.  We will continue to update our website and social media platforms when we can extend access to these groups.

Q: When the fitness centers re-open, will the capacity be changed?

     A: Yes. Capacity of the Fitness Centers will be adjusted to accommodate the recommended guidelines for social distancing in fitness facilities and the reduction of 33% of original capacity. (This is subject to change at any time.)

Q: When the fitness centers re-open, will the operation be the same as last semester?

     A. Yes, due to required changes we have had to adapt our user model. Reservations will be required for all hours.

          Individuals who are fully vaccinated (all shots and two week waiting period completed) are not required to wear masks. 

         Those who are not vaccinated are required to wear masks and maintain 6ft social distancing at all times.

         There will be no towel service, but you can bring your own for use during your workout. Drinking fountains and water bottle fillers are available for member use. The locker rooms will be open for access to the bathrooms, day use lockers (must maintain 6ft distance) and limited shower use.  Individual showers are avaialbe in Teagle & Helen Newman Locker Rooms.  Larger shower bay capacities:

        Teagle General Locker Room Showers: 2 individuals per shower bay

        Helen Newman General Locker Room Showers: 2 individuals per shower bay (women's) 1 individual in the shower bay (men's)

        For full details regarding CFC Operations for Spring/Summer 2021, including how to reserve fitness center time slots, 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:  Pool Hours

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

     A: Cornell Outdoor Education

Q: What else can I do for free?

      A: Pre-Recorded Group Fitness Classes Group Fitness - Pre-Recorded Classes

     A: Online content featured on CFC to Go: Fitness Anywhere You Are

     A: Rent tennis equipment or sand volleyballs from the Helen Newman Issue Room (with your ID card)

     A: 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

     A: Experience the Botanical Gardens - https://cornellbotanicgardens.org/

     A: Hike on the Cornell Nature Trails or Ithaca Trails https://ithacatrails.org/