Autumn Quarter Updates
Due to the necessary de-densification of fitness and recreation spaces and equipment in accordance with guidance from the Chicago Department of Health, UChicago athletic facilities will only be open to enrolled UChicago students for the Autumn Quarter.
Starting Sept. 23, the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center will be open by reservation only for limited hours for students who have completed their stay at home or quarantine period. Full information, including hours, rules, how to reserve a time slot, and other information can be found on the transitional re-opening website.
- Reservations must be made between 24 to 72 hours in advance.
- Regular Autumn Quarter hours will begin on Oct. 5 and will be announced on the athletics.uchicago.edu website
Athletics Fall Competition
- UChicago’s varsity teams will not participate in fall and winter sports competition during the upcoming Autumn Quarter. For more information, see these frequently asked questions.
- Despite this development, the Working Group is planning to provide meaningful opportunities this fall for student-athletes to work with coaches and teammates through in-person practice and strength and conditioning programs.
- The Working Group will continue to evaluate plans for scheduled practice for winter and spring sport teams and possible competition in 2021, to develop recommendations for the opening of athletic facilities, and to assess the feasibility of offering intramural and recreational sports during the upcoming academic year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is in the Athletics and Recreation planning group?
|Michele Rasmussen (co-lead)||Campus & Student Life|
|Rosalie Resch (co-lead)||Athletics & Recreation|
|Amy Reifert||Athletics & Recreation / Women’s Soccer|
|Anthony Martinez||Athletics & Recreation|
|Brian Brock||Athletics & Recreation|
|Bruce Reider||UChicago Medicine|
|Chris Wilkerson||Athletics & Recreation / Football|
|Holly Benjamin||UChicago Medicine|
|Liz Shanin||Office of Legal Counsel|
|Mary Wisniewski||Athletics & Recreation / Sports Medicine|
|Maya Gharpure||Facilities Services|
|Nicole Watkins||University Communications|
|Richard Mason||Campus & Student Life|
|Robert Petrowski||Athletics & Recreation|
What is the focus of the Athletics and Recreation planning group?
Athletics and Recreation: Achieving competitive excellence; a commitment to teaching; integrity; providing fitness and recreational opportunities to the campus community; and promoting and supporting healthy living.
The main objectives of the planning group’s recommendations are as follows:
- Recommend and implement an adapted varsity athletics program for our student-athletes in 2020-21, with the full understanding that traditional competition may not be possible.
- Recommend and implement indoor and outdoor fitness and recreation opportunities for students starting in Autumn Quarter 2020.
- Prioritize the health and safety of all students, coaches, trainers and staff in the Department of Athletics and Recreation.