Safety Phase Orange - Fall Reopening

Gustavus Adolphus College will adhere to all Federal, State, NCAA, and MIAC guidelines as it relates to athletic facilities and programs. Gustavus is committed to providing an environment that is as safe and healthy as reasonably possible for all users of the athletics facilities. The College will continually monitor the COVID-19 pandemic; and as it evolves the following policies and procedures will be modified.

All users of the Gustavus recreation and sport facilities are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of the policies and procedures in this plan. The goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our facilities and that requires full cooperation.

At this time, athletic facilities including Lund Center are only open for use by students approved to live on campus.

General Health Guidelines for Athletic Area Usage

  • All students coming to exercise in Lund Center will have their tempurature checked.
  • Wash hands often and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Maintain at least six (6) feet between you and other people.
  • Face coverings will be used in all public areas of recreational facilities and are encouraged even during physical activity.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home if you are sick.


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  • Gustavus athletics facilities will be sanitized daily by Building Services.
  • High use areas will have sanitization kits for building users to use before and after fitness equipment usage.

Athletic Facilities Information

All Gustavus athletics facilities will use a phased approach and prioritize who can use the building to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and the ability to follow guidelines established by all federal, state, and local guidelines.

  1. Gustavus Students – The first priority for use of the recreational facilities will be to Gustavus students. To manage capacity in each facility the priority of use will be students using the facility for class, athletes in season who are supervised by a coach, and then all students.
  2. Gustavus Employees – If the needs of current students can be met, Gustavus employees will be allowed to use recreation facilities. At this time, employees, families of employees, Gustavus retirees, or guests are not allowed to work-out in Lund Center.
  3. Other - Once a recreational space can meet the demand of current students and employees, other categories of users may be added. This may include spouses/partners, dependents, retirees, guests of the College, community members, etc. The order of when each of these groups will be able to use spaces within the recreational facilities will depend on the space. Criteria that will be taken into account are room capacity, demand for the room, and safety measures in place at the college.
Learn specific information about athletic spaces, equipment, and sign-up for usage.

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • The Intercollegiate Athletics program will follow the guidance and recommendations from public health agencies (CDC and Minnesota Department of Health) and intercollegiate athletics bodies (NCAA and MIAC).
  • Competition for most fall sports has moved to spring 2021.
  • Golf and tennis will have a fall season.
  • All fall teams will hold team meetings, do strength and conditioning, and in some cases have modified practices.
  • A decision on winter and spring sports has not been made.


  • For teams competing, only students are allowed as spectators.

Club Sports

  • A decision about club sports will be made using guidance from the MIAC on intercollegiate athletics.

Intramural Sports

  • At the start of the school year, intramural sports will be individual activities or virtual challenges.

Student-led Fitness Classes

  • Student-led fitness classes will be on a sign-up basis with distancing.
  • Virtual options will also be provided.

Employee Wellness Classes

  • No in-person classes
  • Virtual options will be provided.