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Member Update

April 5, 2021

KREC Courtyard Reopening Delayed

Due to unsafe conditions caused by heavy winds, we are currently unable to open the KREC courtyard as projected. Repairs are underway. Current open facilities include Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Amphitheater Lawn, Tennis Courts, and Family Pool, the Marina Aquatic Center, and Drake Stadium with access by reservation only. For more information on bookings for available spaces and eligibility, visit the Return to Rec webpage.

Updated: March 31, 2021

UCLA Recreation Outdoor Recreational Access and Programming Expansion Timeline Announcement

Dear UCLA students, staff, and faculty,

UCLA Recreation is excited to begin reopening some outdoor facilities and programs, starting on March 16, 2021 with the amphitheater and tennis courts at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. In order to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to our facilities, we’ve established the Return to Rec membership process as a prerequisite for Spring Quarter access to any available Recreation space or program.

At this time, due to reduced capacities, eligibility for Spring Quarter access will be limited to currently-registered UCLA undergraduate and graduate students first, followed by UCLA faculty, staff, and emeriti/retirees. Reservations, called Bookings, will be required for access to all spaces and facilities.

Visit our Return to Rec page to learn about our new reservation system, hours of operation, policies, and FAQs:

There will be two phases to the Return to Rec membership process:

Phase 1: Open to all currently-registered UCLA undergraduate, graduate and professional students, except students in self-supporting degree programs

  • March 12 – Return to Rec membership registration begins for Phase 1 eligible individuals
  • March 16 – First day of access, Bookings can be made starting March 15

​​Phase 2: Access extended to currently-registered UCLA students in self-supporting degree programs, extension students, graduate residents, UCLA faculty, staff, and emeriti/retirees.

  • Membership available for purchase now
  • March 23 – First day of access to SCRC

    Projected Facility opening Dates

    Tuesday, March 16

    • Sunset Canyon Recreation Center - Amphitheater Lawn
    • Sunset Canyon Recreation Center- Tennis Courts
    • Note: Park Pool and Family Pool will remain closed

    Thursday, March 25

    • Marina Aquatic Center – sit on top kayaks only

    Monday, April 5

    • Drake Stadium: strength & conditioning on the concourse, NE, NW & SW corners and stadium stairs and track
    • Sunset Canyon Recreation Center- Park Pool, lap swimming only

    Due to unsafe conditions caused by heavy winds, we are unable to open the KREC courtyard as projected. Repairs are underway.

    We thank you for your patience as we navigate these new challenges and we look forward to welcoming you back to Recreation facilities and programs very soon.

    - UCLA Recreation

    Updated: February 26, 2021

    UCLA Recreation to Expand Outdoor Recreational Access and Programming

    Reopening Timeline to be Announced

    Dear UCLA students, staff, and faculty,

    As outlined in Wednesday’s Bruin Post, the latest updates to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) Reopening Protocol will allow an expansion of certain in-person activity on college and university campuses. Included in the expanded activity categories is the reopening of some outdoor recreation and fitness facilities for UCLA registered students, staff, and faculty, as well as the resumption of some club and intramural sports.

    Recreation is working with the UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force to review the new guidelines and develop updated reopening plans. More detailed information on a timeline for reopening will be announced after these plans are reviewed.

    In order to welcome you back safely to campus for designated recreational programming, use of our available spaces will be for registered students, staff, and faculty, by reservation only, and subject to change per state, LACDPH and/or UCLA guidelines. Please note that until LA County is able to meet the case rate criteria for further expansion, intramural and club sports will be limited to non-contact activities, with sports specific training available only to those in the applicable tier as listed in the LACDPH Reopening Protocol for Youth and Adult Sport Leagues. The demand for outdoor recreation spaces will be high, and while we plan to open as many of our Recreation facilities as possible, a measured and phased approach will be necessary after nearly a year of closure.

    It’s important to note, particularly in light of the IHE allowance for club and intramural sports that due to structural damage from the water main flood, the Intramural Field will remain closed indefinitely, which will limit some anticipated programming space. More information will be made available when repair plans have been finalized.

    Even with the expansion of outdoor recreation options, UCLA Recreation will continue to provide high quality virtual programming in Spring quarter, including virtual fitness and yoga classes, Teaching Kitchen workshops, intramural esports, youth programs, and other virtual instructional classes.

    Please visit our website for the latest updates and be sure to follow us @uclarec on social media.

    Thank you for your patience as we continue to find ways to support your wellbeing goals from wherever you are.

    - UCLA Recreation

    Updated: September 2020

    Dear UCLA Student, Faculty, Staff, and Recreation Members

    UCLA is currently operating under the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health orders for Institutions of Higher Education. Under these orders, as a result of approved protocols, testing and public health guidelines, Fall Intercollegiate sports are allowed supervised training in small numbers as of August 17th. All other uses of recreational space has not been cleared at this time. Recreation return to operations plans had been submitted for review and approval. Once LACDPH orders are update, we hope to announce plans for extended access to outdoor areas. Until then, the Intramural Field, Drake Stadium, Wallis Annenberg Stadium, and campus tennis courts and swimming pools continued to be closed for general use.


    UCLA Recreation

    Updated: June 22, 2020

    Dear UCLA Student, Faculty, Staff, and Recreation Members

    We know our members are eager to return to our facilities and programs, just as we are eager to see all of you again. The latest release of state and county guidelines for the re-opening of gyms, outdoor recreation areas, camps, and aquatic facilities brings us closer to re-opening, but we are unable to provide a definitive date.

    Our department continues to work to meet these latest guidelines, as well as those set forth by the University of California and UCLA. A return to operations for UCLA Recreation facilities and programs will include phases in which outdoor spaces will likely open first, followed by indoor facilities. We will provide you with more specific information on re-opening timelines as soon as we can, through email, our website , and social media.

    Our primary focus is to make certain that you feel safe and comfortable when you return to UCLA Recreation facilities. In order to welcome you back into our spaces, our team is diligently working on the following efforts:

    • Training staff on County and UCLA guidelines for safety and cleaning protocols
    • Reimagining in-person programs for proper physical distancing
    • Enhancing and adding online programming options
    • Developing a reservation system for facility and program access
    • Facility modifications for physical distancing

    As we move forward with plans for a return to operations, UCLA Recreation remains committed to inclusive activities for all of our members and their families. UCLA Recreation is one of several organizations on campus that work together to advance health equity by supporting all Bruins’ holistic well-being. While our facilities remain closed, we hope to see you in our digital spaces for these activities that are currently available to you:

    Although things may look and feel a bit different, we are excited about the prospect of re-opening and hope you are as well. In the meantime, UCLA Recreation will continue to work with your schedule, no matter how much or how little time and space you have, to help you achieve your goals for your well-being and to connect with your fellow Bruins.


    UCLA Recreation

    Updated: April 27, 2020

    To UCLA Recreation Members

    In times like these we must all do our part to protect ourselves and our community. While this may necessitate that we discontinue or restrict some aspects of our daily lifestyles, we hope you are still taking care of YOU during these stressful and unprecedented times. If you haven’t already, please browse our website for our free virtual opportunities to stay active.

    As a reminder, your membership was automatically placed on hold on March 16th until we are able to reopen. For those of you who requested a refund, we are actively working to process refunds the week of May 4th-8th.

    Please be aware, refund requests submitted after April 27th will not be processed until we reopen.

    When we get the approval to reopen, we will contact you by email and post information on our website. We hope you are staying healthy and safe.

    Thank you,

    UCLA Recreation

    Updated: March 20, 2020

    To the Campus Community:

    As you may already be aware, as of Monday, March 16, all UCLA Recreation programs and facilities are closed until further notice based on recent orders and advisories from federal, state, and local government authorities regarding COVID-19. We would like to extend a sincere thank you for your patience as we, like yourselves, navigate through these unprecedented times. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing and are diligently working to respond and be flexible to your needs.

    We want to assure our patrons that during this closure, ALL memberships have been placed on hold. As soon as possible, we will update you with an anticipated reopening date and your membership will be credited for the length of time we were closed. For those members on Payroll Deduction, we are currently working with UCPATH to suspend future deductions from your paycheck. Your Payroll deductions will not resume until our Recreation facilities have reopened.

    UCLA Recreation is currently working to revise our membership refund/cancellation policy. If you are interested in a refund or would like to cancel your membership, please fill out the appropriate request form linked below. We appreciate your patience as there may be a delay in our response time to your inquiries.

    Payroll Deduction - PRD Memberships
    *Use this form to cancel your membership. By filling out this form, you are requesting that we do not restart your membership once we reopen.

    Annual/Monthly Membership Services
    *The annual/monthly membership form is not for Student Fees. While we understand your frustration, all service fee decisions are being made on a campus level and information regarding the decision on handling service fees will be disseminated by campus.

    Student Lockers
    *Use this form if you pre-purchased your locker for Spring quarter and would like a refund. Please note, lockers will not be cleared during Spring quarter. All further information regarding lockers will be emailed as it becomes available.

    UCLA Recreation hopes to continue efforts to support our community and maintain a sense of normalcy. In the days and weeks ahead, we will focus efforts on continuing to provide wellness benefits through our website, social media channels like @uclarec, and MoveMail.

    As the situation develops at UCLA and in Los Angeles, please expect updates on the status of our facilities and programs.

    For any questions, please email

    Thank you,

    UCLA Recreation

    Letter from the Director

    Updated: March 15, 2020 | 5:35pm

    To the Campus Community:

    Beginning Monday, March 16, all UCLA Recreation facilities will be closed until further notice. Please know that this decision is guided by our top priority of protecting the health and safety of our Bruin and global communities, in what continues to be a rapidly evolving environment. Science tells us that reducing population density helps slow the spread of the virus.

    Recreational activities are an important way for communities to maintain a sense of normalcy, relieve stress and anxiety, and build resilience. In the days and weeks ahead, UCLA Recreation will focus its efforts on continuing to provide these benefits to the community through our website, social media channels like @uclarec, and Move Mail.

    As the situation develops at UCLA and in Los Angeles, please expect updates on the status of facilities and programs.

    With this interruption in services we understand that many of you will have questions or concerns about your membership or program registration. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding while we develop resources to process these requests and transactions.

    If you have any personal items stored in a locker that must be retrieved, collection times are as follows for John Wooden Center, Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, North Pool, Student Activities Center and Kinross Recreation Center:

    - Monday, March 16 - 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5pm to 7 p.m.
    - Tuesday, March 17 - 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5pm to 7 p.m.

    For those who aren’t able to collect personal belongings during the designated times, lockers will remain secure and will not be cleared. For any questions, please email

    Thank you,

    Erinn McMahan
    Executive Director, UCLA Recreation