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When will practices and league play resume?

We will follow all guidelines laid out by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Following their guidance, we will reach out to student athletes when more information becomes available. View NAIA COVID-19 Resources for more information. Athletic contest tickets will be distributed electronically.

How will you reduce the risk of student athletes spreading illness?

Coaches and student athletes have been trained on symptom awareness, social distancing in athletic events, and infection prevention and control. We have also increased cleaning services in athletics common areas and have provided additional self-cleaning resources to student athletes.

Will my athletic scholarship be maintained?

Yes. We are committed to honoring your athletic scholarship.

Can students return for a fifth season since the NAIA canceled spring 2020 sports?

Yes. Student-athletes competing in spring sports have been granted a fifth season of competition by the NAIA. Additionally, the NAIA has granted a fifth season of competition for fall and winter sports as well.

Is the University Sports Complex open?

The University Sports Complex (USC) is open with the following facility operating the hours:

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.  

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What changes have you made to the University Sports Complex?

Cardio equipment has been appropriately socially distanced and maximum occupancy has been posted for the swimming pool, weight rooms, aerobics room, and locker rooms. We will manage these areas on a first come, first serve basis. A mask is required to be worn at all times.

Additionally, services such as towels and equipment rental will not be offered at this time.  You are encouraged to bring your own towel, yoga mat, basketball, etc. Guests will be permitted at a later date.  

Guests will be asked to wipe down equipment before and after each use. We ask that everyone maintain social distance while working out and navigating the facility.  

Don’t Forget:

  • Masks must be properly worn at ALL times.
  • Sanitize your equipment before and after use.
  • No competitive basketball (includes 1-on-1 and 2-on-2). Shoot around only. One person per hoop. 
  • Follow all capacity signs.

What are the USC swimming pool guidelines?

Please follow these protocols when using the USC swimming pool:

  • Maximum capacity of three people per lane.
  • Odd-numbered lanes enter from the starting block side, even number lanes enter from the bulkhead.
  • Maximum capacity of seven people in the shallow end.
  • 15 people allowed on deck at once, with social distancing required.
  • 9 people on the terrace at once, with social distancing required.
  • Those not swimming must wear masks.

When will community memberships be reactivated?

Community memberships were reactivated on August 17, 2020. If you have questions regarding your membership, group ex, or personal training, please contact Tim Kettenring at or 504.864.7374.

Who can I contact with general questions about the University Sports Complex?

Facility questions can be addressed to Jordan Gabriel at or 504.864.7106.  Also, you can call the front desk of the facility at 504.864.7539 and the building manager on duty at 504.864.7367 while the facility is open.