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Campus Rec Covid Intro

Your safety matters to us

We know safety is of the utmost importance to you, our patrons and to us.

We have instituted several measures based on guidance from the State of Texas, CDC, and TAMUC:

  • Implemented reservation system to adjust to capacity restrictions.
  • Additional cleaning throughout the day and at opening and closing.
  • Hand sanitizer provided for entrance and exit and throughout the facility.
  • Disinfectant wipes provided to wipe down equipment.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own water or water bottle to minimize the usage of water fountains. Water bottle filling stations and water fountains are cleaned regularly.
  • The cardio floor, weight floor, and other areas in the MRC are limited to a maximum number of patrons at a time.
  • Checkout equipment is limited to items that we are able to disinfect.
  • Sports activities are limited depending on the activity.
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Campus Rec COVID Links

Area guides

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Campus Recreation COVID Standards

General standards

We all have a social responsibility to keep our Lion community well. We ask that each patron adheres to the following standards:

  • Stay at home if you are sick or show symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands frequently before, during and after your visit with us.
  • Masks are required to enter, use and exit all Campus Recreation facilities, except on cardio machines.
  • Be aware of max capacity limits.
  • Minimize and avoid unnecessary physical contact with others.
  • Clean exercise equipment after each use by utilizing provided disinfectant wipes.

We encourage you to take care of yourself and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Please let our staff know if there is anything we can do to support your recreation journey. Email us at [email protected] or utilize our comment box.

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Reservations

Patrons must reserve a time-slot through the recportal to visit the MRC. The checkout process is the same as if you were making a purchase.

If you are going to the climbing wall, have an appointment with a personal trainer, reserved a time slot for a group fitness class, or are registered to play an intramural sport, then you do not need a facility reservation.

Reserving a Timeslot

  1. Log in to the recportal
    1. Student/faculty/staff: Click sign TAMUC SSO
    2. Non student/faculty/staff: Click Non-TAMUC Affiliate. See below for additional info about Non-TAMUC affiliates.
  2. Select your reservation area from the list of icons
    1. Choose from MRC reservation, Pool reservations or MAC reservations
  3. Pick a day and time
  4. Click register and proceed through the checkout
  5. When arriving at the area you reserved, confirm your reservation at the designated check-in desk and then swipe through the turnstile to access the facility.
  6. At the end of your reservation time, swipe out at the turnstiles to ensure we are tracking our capacity at each space.

Reservations will be held for 15 minutes if the facility is at capacity.

Canceling a Timeslot

  1. Log in to the recportal
  2. Click your name on the top right corner
  3. Click profile from the drop-down menu
  4. Click programs on the left side of the screen
  5. Click the three dots to the right of any registration and select cancel registration

Logging in to the Recportal

Current or Expired MRC Members

This information is for anyone who has visited the MRC in the past and therefore has a profile in our membership software.

All Faculty, Staff and Students, whether you have visited the MRC or not, are able to log in to the recportal using the SSO login. Please see the Faculty, Staff and Students section for troubleshooting.

Instructions for current/expired MRC Members without SSO authentication:

  1. recportal.tamuc.edu
  2. Click on the link “Log In”
  3. Click “Non-TAMUC Affiliate”
  4. If you don’t know your username and/or password, click on “Trouble Logging In?”
  5. Enter the email address that was used when you first created your MRC membership.
  6. Select either Recover Username or Reset Password.
  7. If you do not know your email address, or you receive the error message below, contact the MRC Member Services at 903.468.3181 or email [email protected] to let them know that you need help logging in to the recportal. (This error occurs because we either do not have an email on file, or username has not been created. MRC Member Services can assist with both of these problems.)

Current Faculty, Staff and Students

All faculty, staff and students, regardless of if you have ever been to the MRC, will be able to log in to the recportal using the SSO.

Currently, enrolled students will show that you have an active membership, which will allow you full functionality in the recportal.

Faculty and staff with a current MRC membership will also have full functionality in the recportal.

Faculty and staff without a current MRC membership will be able to log in to the recportal, but you will be unable to purchase programs or make reservations that are restricted to members only. If you would like to purchase a membership, please visit the MRC front desk.

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Campus Rec Membership (covid)

Memberships

All memberships are available to purchase by new members and the community. Visit our Membership page for information on memberships.

All day, week, and month passes are available to purchase. Visit our Guest Passes page for information on passes.

If you have any questions about memberships due to Covid-19 closures, please email [email protected].

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Campus Rec Equipment (covid)

Equipment services

Patrons are allowed to bring their own workout equipment, but it must be disinfected before and after using the facility. You can bring your own sports balls.

Equipment available for checkout at this time includes:

  • Badminton
  • Racquetball
  • Table tennis
  • Pickleball
  • Outdoor basketballs
  • Volleyballs
  • Hammocks
  • Soccer balls
  • Tennis racquets
  • Weight belts
  • Ab roller
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Campus Rec Fitness COVID guide

Guide for fitness activities

  • Masks are required in all fitness areas except when utilizing a cardio machine on the cardio floor.
  • Patrons should respect physical distancing while working out.
  • Here are some tips for using a mask during your workout.
  • Staff spotting has been suspended. Staff may save spot a patron if they are unable to lift the weight and are in danger of injury or death.
  • Individuals are asked to only spot each other if they share a household.
  • Circuit training is not encouraged to avoid increased high-touch points with equipment.
  • Disinfectant wipes are available for individuals to clean the equipment after use.
  • Yoga mats are required for any workout that involves laying on the ground.
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Campus Rec Sports COVID Guide

Guide for GREAT OUTROARS

POOL

  • Before entering the pool, patrons must rinse off utilizing the locker room showers or the outside shower located at the northeast edge of the pool.
  • Swimmers should sanitize their hands before entering the pool area. The sanitation station is near the door to the locker rooms.
  • Patrons may bring their own kickboard, goggles and fins, but equipment must be cleaned with our cleaning solution before usage.
  • Masks must be worn outside the pool if patrons are unable to maintain 6-foot social distancing.
  • Patrons are encouraged to not wear a mask in the pool.
  • Pool deck chairs must remain six feet apart.
  • Pool capacity – 20 (in the water)
  • Deck capacity – 20
  • Lap lane – one swimmer per lane
  • Spa capacity – two per level

PAVILION AND BASKETBALL COURTS

  • Wearing a mask is required.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands frequently before, during and after your visit with us.
  • Practice physical distancing of six feet or more from others who are not in your household.
  • Masks must be worn outside the pool if patrons are unable to maintain 6-foot distancing from patrons outside of their household.
  • One household per picnic table.
  • Wearing a mask is required while utilizing the courts.
  • No basketball games, ONLY shooting.
  • Pavilion – 22 (two per table)
  • Basketball Courts – 3 per hoop

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Campus Rec Cain COVID Guide

Guide for caiN sports complex

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED DURING ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

STAYING ACTIVE AND WELL OUTDOORS

  • Wearing masks is required
  • Stay at home if you feel sick
  • Maintain 6′ or more physical distancing
  • Gatherings are restricted to 10 people or less.
  • Wash hands before and after activity.
  • Avoid close contact activities.
  • All team contact sports are discouraged.

SAND VOLLEYBALL COURT GUIDELINES

  • Wearing masks is required
  • Max 10 people per court
  • Players can only play 4v4.
  • Use contactless celebrations
  • Wash hands before and after activity.
  • Wash equipment after use
  • Avoid touching your face

TENNIS COURT GUIDELINES

  • Wearing masks is required
  • Max four people per court.
  • Players can play 2v2
  • Maintain 6′ or more physical distancing
  • Use contactless celebrations
  • Only handle your own equipment
  • Only tennis activities are allowed
  • Wash hands before and after activity
  • Avoid touching face
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Campus Rec Sports COVID Guide

Guide for GREAT OUTROARS

POOL

  • Before entering the pool, patrons must rinse off utilizing the locker room showers or the outside shower located at the northeast edge of the pool.
  • Swimmers should sanitize their hands before entering the pool area. The sanitation station is near the door to the locker rooms.
  • Patrons may bring their own kickboard, goggles and fins, but equipment must be cleaned with our cleaning solution before usage.
  • Masks must be worn outside the pool if patrons are unable to maintain 6-foot social distancing.
  • Patrons are encouraged to not wear a mask in the pool.
  • Pool deck chairs must remain six feet apart.
  • Pool capacity – 20 (in the water)
  • Deck capacity – 20
  • Lap lane – one swimmer per lane
  • Spa capacity – two per level

PAVILION AND BASKETBALL COURTS

  • Wearing a mask is required.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands frequently before, during and after your visit with us.
  • Practice physical distancing of six feet or more from others who are not in your household.
  • Masks must be worn outside the pool if patrons are unable to maintain 6-foot distancing from patrons outside of their household.
  • One household per picnic table.
  • Wearing a mask is required while utilizing the courts.
  • No basketball games, ONLY shooting.
  • Pavilion – 22 (two per table)
  • Basketball Courts – 3 per hoop

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Campus Rec Outdoor Adv COVID Guide

Guide for Outdoor Adventure

All outdoor adventure areas have new guidelines and procedures for your safety.

Outdoor Adventure Center

Bike Maintenance

  • Customers can drop bikes off on a bike rack outside of the building.
  • An iPad will be placed near entrance for customers to fill out the required information on their bike. The iPad will be disinfected after each use.
  • If customers need assistance staff will only help loading or unloading alone.

Gear Rental Procedures

  • Bikes, discs, sleeping bags, tents, and kayaks are available for check out.
  • An iPad will be placed near the entrance for customers to sign gear rental contracts.
  • The iPad will be disinfected after each use.
  • Staff will only help loading or unloading gear alone.
  • An isolation area outside will be set up for gear to be returned to.
  • Once the gear is returned staff will sanitize and clean before putting it away.

Climbing Wall

  • 10 participants maximum allowed at a time
  • Maintain at least six feet of space at all times with people not within your family unit
  • Belayers must use hand sanitizer or wash hands before and after belaying
  • Everyone must use hand sanitizer or wash hands before and after climbing
  • No loose chalk allowed. You must use chalk sock or liquid chalk.
  • Chalk up on the ground.
  • Masks are required to enter the MRC and will be required to keep on while climbing.
  • Rental harnesses and shoes will be available. Like always shoes will be disinfected after each person uses them. Since the disinfectant will weaken harnesses, they will be sterilized using a quarantine process. We have 5 rotations of harnesses that will be rotated each day.
  • Cubbies at the wall are available. We ask that patrons wipe down the cubbies before and after use. Staff will also be doing regular deep cleaning of the cubbies.
  • Additional cleaning of high touchpoints such as cubbies, auto-belay carabiners, countertops will be taking place regularly.
  • Since it is not feasible to clean the entire climbing wall in between uses it is essential that climbers practice good hand hygiene before and after climbing.

Trail

  • Masks are required if unable to maintain 6 ft distance between those not in your household.
  • Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass
  • Stay at home if you feel sick
  • Maintain 6′ or more physical distancing
  • Wash hands before and after activity
  • Avoid close contact activities

Disc Golf

  • Masks are required
  • Stay at home if you feel sick
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently and avoid touching your face
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6′ or more
  • Stick to solo rounds as much as possible or keep your group size to 4 or less
  • Consider picking up “gimme” putts to minimize your contact with shared surfaces
  • Skip the high-fives and fist bumps in favor of other contactless celebrations
  • Only touch your own equipment

Challenge Course

  • Outside groups that want to reserve the challenge course will be reviewed for approval on a case-by-case basis. Approval will be granted to those groups who can abide by our limits to maximum capacity and other COVID requirements, and have the purpose of team building or leadership development
  • Area maximums will be set by following state of Texas guidelines
  • Must wear face masks or face shields if 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Hand sanitizer and hand wash stations will be available at the course
  • Staff will additionally clean high touchpoints
  • All external to the university participants/visitor must fill out a COVID 19 Certification form
  • High Elements
    • Elements are limited to ones that enable participants to remain 6 feet apart from the staff at all times.
    • Elements that will be offline are:
      • Zipline
      • Giant Swing
    • Participants will each be given their own helmet and harness not be shared with any other participants.
    • Participants will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after each high element
    • Staff will demonstrate how to clip into ropes and have participants clip themselves in. Staff will double-check participants prior to using each element from 6 feet away.
  • Low Elements
    • Low elements will be adjusted to accommodate for distancing between participants or removed from use if unable to do so.
    • Debriefs will occur with participants and staff spaced at least 6 feet apart from each other
    • Low element groups sizes will follow current national and state guidelines. As of July 2020, this is 10 people.
    • Hand sanitizer or washing will be done after elements with common touchpoints
    • Elements that can be modified:
      • Whale Watch
      • Nitro Swing
      • TP Shuffle
      • Spiders Web
    • Elements that are offline:
      • Islands
      • Mohawk Walk
      • Team wall
      • Trust Fall
      • Port Hole
  • Cleaning Equipment
    • Helmets will be disinfected after each group use
    • Harnesses will be on a rotation system where they are in isolation for at least 3 days between uses as there are currently not approved methods for cleaning harnesses regularly.
    • Staples, ladders, carabiners and other touchpoints on the course will be sanitized between-group uses either by washing with Virex or through rotation and quarantine of at least 3 days.
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Campus Recreation Contact Us

Contact Us

  • 2600 W. Neal St.
  • Commerce, TX 75428

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