Facility Entrance Requirements

  • Oregon State University's COVID Safety & Success Policy applies to all university employees, students, contractors, volunteers, and visitors on university-owned or -controlled property or engaging in OSU activities while interacting in-person with others outside of their household.
  • This university policy is issued to contribute to the health and safety of the OSU community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to align with federal and state regulations, executive orders, and guidance.

It is recommended that faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers, and visitors across all OSU locations perform daily health screenings for infectious illnesses, including COVID-19, and to stay home when sick and seek medical care.

  • Face Coverings and physical distancing: Consistent with the CDC’s recommendation, OSU recommends faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers, and visitors across all OSU locations who are not fully vaccinated, are vaccinated but have weakened immune systems or are at high risk of severe COVID-19, continue to use face coverings and to maintain physical distancing. Effective face coverings fully cover the nose and mouth. Face coverings are recommended to be worn in combination with other measures, such as physical distancing and proper hand washing.

Recreational Sports Capacity and Reservations

  • Rec Sports facilities are operating at full capacity.
  • Group Fitness classes have returned to full capacity and continue to require reservations.
  • Reservations are encouraged for tennis, racquetball and squash. Otherwise, courts are available on a first come first served basis. .
  • Reservation space becomes available at midnight for the calendar date two days later. For example, reservations for Wednesday can be made Monday at 12:01 a.m. 

Availability & Access

Enter from the west (26th street) and tap your OSU ID proxy at the West entry desk to verify membership & reservation. Exit to the east, near Goss Stadium.

  • Rec Sports will be providing free day-use outdoor sports and fitness equipment rental for Rec Sports members via Dixon’s Equipment Issue located at Dixon’s West Entry during the following hours.
Sports Based Equipment
  • Tennis racquets and balls 
  • Soccer Balls 
  • Footballs
  • Jumprope 
  • Frisbees

Dixon Recreation Center  

Student Legacy Park 

Dixon Recreation Center: Saunas and Hot Tub (indefinitely closed due to a structural failure).

Facilities

  • Signs and orange cords distinguish what is and is not available at any specific time.
  • The Challenge Course is open and is accepting reservations
  • The Cycling Studio is open for drop-in use outside of scheduled group fitness classes. 

  • Drinking fountains and touch-less water bottle stations are available.
  • The Functional Training Studio is open for drop-in use outside of scheduled programs.
  • The gymnasiums are open for court play.
  • A hand-washing station has been installed in the climbing center, and hand-washing is required before and after climbing.
  • The climbing center has implemented enhanced cleaning operations and protocol.
  • Locker rooms and restrooms are open without restriction.
  • The Olympic Lifting Studio is open for drop-in use outside of scheduled programs.
  • Open for drop-in recreation.

  • Please refrain from spitting on the fields.

  • Available for drop-in recreation
  • Please refrain from spitting on the fields
  • Swimming pool and dive well are available for use.
  • Hot tub (indefinitely closed due to a structural failure).
  • Reservations are encouraged for tennis, racquetball and squash. Otherwise, courts are available on a first come first served basis.
  • Please refrain from spitting on the courts.  
  • Weight Rooms are open at full capacity.

Programs and Services

  • The ALI Service Desk is open via the Bike shop near Dixon's East Entry. 
  • Service desk staff have deployed an enhanced cleaning protocol.
  • Group Fitness classes have returned to full capacity and continue to require reservations.
  • Class participants must clean all equipment they touched. Instructors clean all equipment before the start of each class. 
  • Intramural Sports will follow OHA and OSU guidance with any facility-specific regulations.
  • Appointments are made exclusively online and must be reserved two days in advance. 
  • The client and the trainer will clean all equipment before transitioning to the next apparatus.
  • Sport Clubs will follow OHA and OSU guidance with any facility-specific regulations.
  • Face coverings and gloves are required for all trainings. Gloves are provided.
  • All certification training programs occur in a blended-learning format (online instruction + in-person skill/test).

User Etiquette

  • Respect others’ decision on whether they choose to wear a face covering and maintain distancing.
  • To help protect yourself and others, please wash your hands and wipe down equipment before and after workout.
  • It is recommended that faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers, and visitors across all OSU locations perform daily health screenings for infectious illnesses, including COVID-19, and to stay home when sick and seek medical care.

Cleaning & Sanitation

  • Sanitizing solutions include: Waxie 730 HP disinfectant solution, Waxie 243 all-purpose cleaner, and Athletix and Health E disinfectant wipes.
  • Our repeatable cleaning routine ensures continuous disinfection of touch points and high-traffic areas during all hours of operation. After-hours, nightly cleaning continues.
  • Our restrooms are cleaned, disinfected and restocked at least twice daily.
  • Disinfection supplies are located throughout Dixon Recreation Center Additional disinfection supplies are available in the Indoor Tennis pavilion.

Additional Tips

Further control exposure by:
  • Visiting during lower-use times (mid-morning or mid-afternoon).
  • Work out with roommates rather than extended social circles.
  • Fill your water bottles before leaving home.