COVID-19 Impact

Updated: October 21

Carmichael will reopen fitness centers Saturday, September 5 following the NC Department of Health and Human Services Interim Guidance for Indoor Fitness Centers and Gyms Settings (October 2, 2020). In general, Carmichael is using 25 percent occupancy levels for fitness spaces.


Wellness and Recreation Center Opening Information

The Wellness and Recreation will open select fitness center spaces for reservation beginning Monday, October 26.

The following spaces are able for fitness use:

  • Wellness and Recreation Center First Floor
  • Wellness and Recreation Center Second Floor
  • Wellness and Recreation Center Third and Fourth Floor

Reserve your workout time on the Wellness and Recreation app.


Wellness and Recreation Facilities Hours of Operation

Wellness and Recreation Center, Carmichael Gym, Aquatic Center, Miller Fields, Outdoor Strength Training Center, Outdoor Tennis Courts

Day Hours
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Climbing Center

Day Hours
Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:30 – 7 p.m.

The following activity spaces are unavailable until further notice:

  • Courts for open recreation basketball, badminton and volleyball
  • Equipment Checkout
  • Carmichael Gym Fitness Centers 1308 and 2306 (Mini-Gym)
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Steam Room and Sauna


Available Activity Space

To safely limit the number of individuals in Wellness and Recreation fitness centers, users are encouraged to reserve space in advance through the Wellness and Recreation app. Reservations are open in 75-minute increments.

Wellness and Recreation Center First and Second Floor

Equipment Available

First Floor

Plate-loaded strength line, 5 squat racks, dumbbells (5-100 lbs.), preacher curl

Second Floor

4 treadmills, 2 bikes, 2 ellipticals

NOTE: Reservation is not required for the second floor of the Wellness and Recreation Center.

Fourth Floor of the Wellness and Recreation Center

Wellness and Recreation Center Third and Fourth Floor

Equipment Available

3 stepmills, 11 treadmills, 10 elliptical, 6 bikes, 2 rowers, selectorized line, sprint ramp, functional fitness rig, 4 benches, dumbbells (5-30 lbs.), 2 adjustable dumbbell sets (up to 90 lbs.), functional/ab equipment

Carmichael Gym Fitness Centers

Fitness Center 1201

7 treadmills, 1 arm ergometer, 1 stepmill, 4 squat racks, weight machine line, dumbbells (5 – 50 lbs.)

Fitness Center 1202

Free weights/benches, squat racks, heavy lifting flooring

Fitness Center Courts 2 and 3

4 rowers, 5 bikes, 8 ARC trainers, 12 ellipticals, 4 curve treadmills, Ab space for 15 users

Outdoor Strength Training Area

Outdoor Strength Training Center

The outdoor basketball courts, located adjacent to Miller Fields along the greenway, have been repurposed as a weight training center.

Equipment Available

Incline Bench Presses, Flat Bench Presses, Weight Plates, Dumbbells, Weighted Bars, Adjustable Benches


Student on Climbing Center

Climbing Center

The Climbing Center at the Wellness and Recreation Center is open for roped climbing and bouldering.

Climbers must register for a 60-minute time slot on the Wellness and Recreation App.

Climbers are expected to wear face- coverings at all times.

Miller Fields and Outdoor Tennis Courts

Miller fields will open for recreation space. Soccer goals will be available for use on Tuesday – Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m.

Due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or lightning in the area, fields will temporarily close.

Casey Aquatic Center

Lap lanes are limited to one person at all times.

To safely limit the number of individuals in the Aquatic Center, users are encouraged to reserve space in advance through the Wellness and Recreation app.

Aquatic Center Hours

FitGround Training Center

The FitGround Training Center, located on Miller Fields, provides an opportunity for those looking to engage in bodyweight or functional fitness workouts.

The FitGround is open for fitness and recreation use without a reservation, during Carmichael hours of operation.


Carmichael Gym Reopening Map

In-Person Programs

Students on Miller Field taking a group fitness class.

Group Fitness

We offer more than 30 different group fitness classes during the week, designed to get you moving.

Group Fitness Schedule
Students on an outdoor trip

Outdoor Outings

From hiking at Lake Raleigh Woods to canoeing and kayaking, get outside and explore endless opportunities on NC State’s Campus.

Get Outside
Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rentals.

Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rentals

Rent select Outdoor Adventures equipment by scheduling an appointment at our Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center.

Outdoor Equipment Rentals

Virtual Programs

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



Cleaning and Sanitation

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

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

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.


Non-Student Memberships

Non-student members can reactivate their membership to participate in Wellness and Recreation programs and services. With reactivation, members have access to the following Wellness and Recreation programs and services including:

  • Wellness and Recreation Center Fitness Centers
  • Carmichael Gym Fitness Centers
  • Outdoor Strength Training Center
  • Aquatics Center lap lanes
  • In-person group fitness classes
  • Personal training
  • Locker rooms
  • Outdoor tennis courts

To reactivate your membership visit our Member Services located inside the Aquatics Center entrance Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Memberships will remain inactive until users visit Member Services to reactivate their membership.

Carmichael Member Payment Information

  • Memberships that were active as of March 16, 2020, will be extended by the total time the facility was closed.

Events and Reservations

Reservations and events scheduled in the Carmichael are expected to follow the NC State Operational Guidelines for Events and Activities in addition to Wellness and Recreation event and reservation guidelines. Event reservations can be made by visiting our Reservations Request page. In general, the Carmichael is using 25 percent occupancy levels for activity spaces.


Frequently Asked Questions