COVID-19 Impact

Updated: May 20

The Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym follow the NC Department of Health and Human Services Interim Guidance for Indoor Fitness Centers and Gyms Settings. Occupancy limits will follow all current state guidelines directed by the Governor’s Executive Orders.

Following University guidelines, face coverings are required in Wellness and Recreation indoor facilities, except when using the pool, showering and actively eating or drinking. Each individual must assess whether they can safely perform an exercise while wearing a face covering.

People not using a face covering (outside of the exceptions noted) will be asked to put one on or leave the area to help maintain the safety of the NC State community. 

Wellness and Recreation Facilities Hours

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

Summer 2021 Hours

Saturday, May 15 – Sunday, August 15

All facilities will operate under normal conditions during final exam week.

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

Click here for complete facility hours.

The following activity spaces are unavailable until further notice:

  • Courts for open recreation volleyball
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Steam Room and Sauna

Available Activity Space

Wellness and Recreation Center First and Second Floor

Equipment Available

First Floor

Plate-loaded strength line, 5 squat racks, dumbbells (5-120 lbs.), preacher curl

Second Floor

6 treadmills, 3 cycle bikes, 2 ellipticals, 2 arc trainers, 1 recumbent bike, 1 upright bike, weight Machine Line

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, weight machine line, dumbbells (5 – 110 lbs.), cable machine, leg press, hack squat, calf raise

Fitness Center 1202

Squat racks, benches, heavy lifting flooring, deadlift platforms

Fitness Center Courts 2 and 3

Rowers, bikes, ARC trainers, ellipticals, curve treadmills, Jacobs ladder, ab space

Fitness Center 1308

Squat racks, leg presses, cable machines, dumbbells, adjustable benches, weight machines

Fitness Center 2306

Squat racks, leg presses, dumbbells, adjustable benches, weight machines

Boxing Center 1314

Heavy bags, TRX ®, kettlebells, battleropes, slam balls

Wellness and Recreation Center Third Floor Fitness Center 3600

Equipment Available

12 treadmills, 2 step mills, 2 bikes, 7 ellipticals, 5 squat racks, 2 leg presses, cable machines, dumbbells (5-65lbs), adjustable benches, 2 back extensions, ab/functional equipment, stretching area

Student on Climbing Center

Climbing Center

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

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 two people per lane. Users will be required to self-manage their equipment and starting position. It is recommended users implement a split lane configuration, with swimmers starting at opposite ends.

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.

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
Students playing volleyball.

Sports Programs

Limited Intramural Sports and Club Sports are available following Club Sports and University event and activity guidelines.

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Open Recreation

Wellness and Recreation will offer limited open recreation opportunities. Racquet equipment is available for check out by visiting Equipment Checkout.


Basketball is offered on Court 6 and 7 for 45-minute sessions during the following times:

  • Monday/Wednesday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 6 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | 4:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.| 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Racquetball and squash courts are available for use during Wellness and Recreation hours.


Badminton will be offered in Carmichael Gym during the following times:

  • Mondays-Friday: 4:45 – 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Table Tennis

Table tennis will be offered in Carmichael Gym during the following times:

  • Monday – Friday: 4:45 – 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Indoor Track

The indoor track is available during the following times:

  • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Equipment Checkout

The following equipment is available for checkout with your Wolfpack ONE card or Carmichael ID:

  • Badminton shuttles and racquets
  • Footballs
  • Racquetball rackets and balls
  • Soccer balls
  • Squash rackets and balls
  • Table tennis paddles, balls and nets
  • Tennis rackets and balls
  • Towels
  • Weightlifting belts

All equipment is disinfected between each use. Please return all equipment that was checked out for the day 30-minutes before closing. You may be charged equipment replacement and processing fees for equipment not returned.

Cleaning and Sanitation

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

Sanitization stations are available throughout the Wellness and Recreation Center and Carmichael Gym. Plexiglas barriers have been installed at entrances and most closed-contact transaction locations.

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

All month-to-month and annual memberships paused as of March 16, 2020, will be reactivated on July 1, 2021, unless we are notified otherwise. Wellness and Recreation sent email communication during the week of May 10, 2021, to all members that have not reactivated their membership.

To reactivate your membership, visit member services located inside the Wellness and Recreation Center main entrance, across from Talley Student Union.

Wellness and Recreation Center 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 facilities 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. Occupany limits will follow all current state guidelines directed by Governor’s Executive Orders.

Frequently Asked Questions