Cal Poly Recreation Center

Cal Poly Recreation Center Reopening 


The Cal Poly Recreation Center will be opening indoors at partial capacity on Monday, March 29, 2021. Recently, San Luis Obispo County moved into the red tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy which allows gyms and fitness centers to open indoors with modifications at a maximum 10% capacity. The opening includes access to the Upper Exercise Area, an additional exercise space in the South Gym, and the restart of group fitness classes which will be held in the North Gym. The Recreation Center will continue to provide outdoor recreation spaces, in addition to virtual programming.
To ensure the safety of our participants and staff, additional cleaning procedures in accordance with the CDC and County guidelines include but are not limited to a nightly deep cleaning and sanitization, regular disinfecting of high contact surfaces, cleaning of equipment and common areas using disinfectant cleaning supplies, and restrooms will be deep cleaned a minimum of two times per day. Additionally, a mid-day secondary deep cleaning will occur with phased closures of spaces including equipment sanitization. Participants will be required to clean equipment before and after each use with provided sanitizing materials. Hand-sanitizer will also be available throughout the facility.
Visit Facility Hours for modified hours of operation.



  • In accordance with Cal Poly COVID-19 screening and testing requirements, students must show a certified (green) Campus Pass before entering the Cal Poly Recreation Center.
  • Do not enter the facility if you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms such as:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body ache
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Face coverings are required when inside the facility and when maintaining 6 feet of distance from others is not possible, including while actively exercising. *Lap pool excluded.
  • Please practice physical distancing.
  • Arrive ready to exercise. Locker rooms will remain closed.
  • Bring a full water bottle. Hydration stations and water fountains are currently closed. 
  • Assist with cleanliness by washing your hands and using hand sanitizer as needed.
  • Currently, only Cal Poly students, faculty, staff, emeritus, and alumni are eligible to use the facility. 
    • Self-sponsored guest passes may be purchased for eligible Cal Poly community members: 
      • $4/one-visit passes or $15/fivevisit pass.  
      • Only credit/debit card payments are allowed at this time. No cash will be accepted.   
      • Household, sponsored guests, self-sponsored guests +1 currently not eligible for entrance. 



Reservations are required to use all exercise areas. You can make your reservation using the ASI Access app or on our website. Reservations open one day in advance and are available during business hours only.

  • Please note that reservations are for either the indoor exercise areas, group fitness classes, Lap Pool lanes, or the outdoor exercise area. You must choose your location in advance when making your reservation— this cannot be changed upon arrival.
  • Members must sign the ASI Waiver of Liability and the COVID-19 Policies and Procedures Acknowledgment prior to first visit. 
    • Members with Cal Poly Portal access can do this through the ASI Access app. Download ASI Access in the App Store or Google Play.
    • Those without Cal Poly Portal access may do this at the Membership Services desk at check-in.  
  • Arrive a minimum of five minutes before your reserved time. There may be a line to enter the facility. 
  • Reservations are for a maximum of one hour. Members must vacate the facility at reservation end time as it will be closed to the public for a brief cleaning. 
  • Only one reservation may be made per day, per person.
  • If you do not have Cal Poly Portal access, please call the Membership Services desk at 805-756-1366 to request a reservation.



The new ASI Access app is your connection to the ultimate college experience. Use ASI Access for touchless entry into the Recreation Center and other ASI-managed facilities. Activate your membership, register for your favorite ASI programs, discover events, and stay up to date on facility news and closures.

Download the ASI Access app from the App Store or Google Play!



Indoor Exercise Areas

These one-hour reservation blocks are for the indoor exercise areas only.

  • Upper Exercise Area
    • Strength and Cardio
  • South Gym Exercise Area
    • Strength and Cardio

Guidelines for indoors:

  • Face coverings are required at all times, including while actively exercising.
  • Come ready to exercise as locker rooms are not currently open.
    • Restrooms inside the facility will be open for use.
  • Individual workouts only. No spotters or partner workouts.
  • 30-minute time limit on cardio machines.

Group Fitness Classes

These class reservations are for group fitness classes only and are separate from the indoor exercise area reservations.

  • Face coverings are required at all times.
  • Fitness mats are not currently available, please bring your own Yoga/Pilates mat.
  • Visit Fitness Programming for the full schedule.
Outdoor Exercise Area

These one-hour reservation blocks are for the Outdoor Exercise Area only. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.




The lap pool is available by reservation only.

  • 18 lanes available
    • One person max per lane.
  • Your reservation includes:
    • One reserved pool lane and chair to store belongings/towel.  
    • Access to the following pool equipment:   
      • Pull buoys   
      • Kickboards   
      • Jogging belts 
  • Come ready to swim as locker rooms are not currently open.
    • Restrooms on the pool deck will be open for use. 


Doerr Family Field and the Cal Poly Sports Complex are open at limited capacity for open recreation, exercise, and training. The fields can be accessed by anyone in the Cal Poly community including students, alumni, faculty, staff, and emeritus. No reservation is needed to access the fields, learn more!


Virtual programming is still available! Check out our virtual fitness offerings via our websiteInstagramFacebook, and YouTube channel.

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