COVID-19 Impact

Updated: July 9, 2020

Pending restrictions are lifted for gyms and fitness centers as part of the state’s reopening plan, the Carmichael Complex anticipates reopening Monday, July 20.

We continue to communicate and work with university and health officials to help ensure a safe on-campus environment. The health and well-being of our campus community remain a top priority.

Adjusted hours of operation:

Day Carmichael Complex
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Hours are subject to change following state and university guidance.

Guest passes will not be available until further notice.


Activity Spaces

The aquatics center, fitness centers, locker rooms, Miller Fields and outdoor tennis courts are available for use.

We have reorganized and repurposed activity space to encourage physical distancing. Some spaces, such as basketball courts and studios have been repurposed as fitness centers.

Users can access the Carmichael Complex through the Casey Aquatics Center and Recreation Center. The Cates Avenue entrance will remain closed.

To safely limit the number of individuals in activity spaces (fitness centers and swim lap lanes), users are encouraged to reserve space in advance. Once the maximum occupancy limits are reached, no additional users may register and/or enter the activity space during the specified time. Students and members can reserve spaces using the WellRec App.


The following spaces will be unavailable until further notice.

  • Courts for open recreation basketball, badminton and volleyball
  • Equipment Checkout
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Indoor Track
  • Locker Room Showers
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Steam Room and Sauna

Cleaning and Sanitation

We have increased and updated our cleaning protocols to ensure thorough cleaning of activity spaces.

Sanitization stations are available throughout Carmichael Complex. At entrances and at most closed-contact transaction locations, Plexiglas barriers, have been installed.

At this time, water bottle refilling stations are available, water fountains will remain offline.


Program Impacts

  • Virtual group fitness classes will continue to be offered.
  • In-person group fitness and F45 Training classes are expected to resume in the Fall 2020 semester and will follow all physical distancing guidelines, including limited equipment sharing.
  • Personal training will resume.
  • Intramural sports programming is limited to virtual offerings and in-person events that meet physical distancing guidelines.
  • Wellness coaching, workshops and programs will continue as virtual offerings.
  • The indoor climbing wall will resume under modified hours of operation in the Fall 2020 semester.
  • The Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center will resume under modified hours of operation in the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Private swim lessons will not be offered.
  • Outdoor Adventures trips will be limited to on-campus activities at Lake Raleigh.
  • Challenge course programs at Schenck Forest will not be offered, but virtual teambuilding programs are currently being scheduled.

Virtual Programs

Wellness and Recreation will continue our WellRec at Home virtual programs through the Fall 2020 Semester. Some of our offerings include:


Health and Exercise Studies Information

All Health and Exercise Studies classes will remain online for the Summer I and II sessions. In-person instruction is expected to resume Monday, August 10 for the Fall 2020 semester.

Additional information can be found by visiting the Health and Exercise Studies webpage.


Information related to NC State’s COVID-19 response can be found here.


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