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Enjoy a safe return to fitness at AU!

Jacobs Fitness Center New Student Guide

New students (freshman or transfer): You might need to complete your “New Member Registration.” If you have used any campus fitness center in the past, you should not need to do this again. But, if you are a new student and not sure if you completed this over the summer, we recommend submitting a new registration. If we do not have this on file, you will need to complete this before you can start your first workout.

You must have your AUID and face mask in order to access the facility. Our front desk staff will swipe your AUID to check you into the fitness center.

A proper face covering is required while using the Fitness Center. This is still required, regardless of vaccine status. Masks must be worn in a way that covers your nose and mouth. Masks can be removed to drink water but must be worn during all other activity in the Fitness Center.

Food and other beverages continue to be prohibited in the Fitness Center.

Please wipe your equipment down with the provided disinfectant after each use. RecFit staff will also be regularly cleaning equipment, but we ask all participants to help keep the equipment clean.

The locker rooms are fully reopen. Day use lockers are availble, but you must bring your own combination lock. Additional lockers with built-in locks are also availble and free to use on the fitness floor.

Recreational Sports and Fitness Facilities

See below for general information about Recreational Sports and Fitness facilities. Please note that some of these facilities will remain closed for now. Continue to check our website for updates to facilities and hours. 

Jacobs Fitness Center

Front of Jacobs Fitness Center

Located within the Sports Center, the Jacobs Fitness Center is the main fitness facility on campus. In addition to housing the Athletics Strength & Conditioning and Wrestling rooms, AU members and students can access a variety of cardio and weight training equipment as well as a group exercise studio. Learn more about Jacobs Fitness Center.

Reeves Aquatic Center

Reeves Aquatic Center

Located within the Sports Center, members can access the Reeves Aquatic Center via the Jacobs Fitness Center general locker rooms during recreational swim hours. Pools consist of an 8-lane, 25-yard lap pool and a 3-lane, 20-yard teaching pool. Learn more about the Reeves Aquatic Center.

Cassell Fitness Center

Cassell Fitness Center front desk

Located on the north side of main campus, Cassell Fitness Center is located in the Cassell Hall (separate entrance from residence hall). The facility houses both cardio and weight training equipment in addition to two fitness studios (with a divider that can be raised to create one large studio). Learn more about Cassell Fitness Center.

Duber Fitness Center

Congressional Fitness Center Space

Located on East Campus within Duber Hall (separate entrance), Congressional Fitness Center is a multi-use facility that is a personal training & program space during the academic year and a small fitness center during the summer semester. Learn more about Duber Fitness Center.

Bender Arena

Arena shot of Special Olympics Volleyball Game

Located in the Sports Center, Bender Arena is host to a variety of events on campus including Commencement and athletic games. Members, who can access the arena through the Jacobs Fitness Center, have access to drop-in for basketball and other court activities during open court hours. Learn more about Bender Arena.

Due to the multiple uses of Bender Arena, open court times vary daily. Members are encouraged to check the online calendar for hours.

Outdoor Facilities

Outdoor Rec Facilities

Greenberg Track and Reeves Athletic Complex: Premier soccer facility that features a six-lane track to accommodate AU track & field.

William I Jacobs Recreational Complex: An Astroturf surface, softball diamond, and two outdoor sand volleyball courts.

Six unlit outdoor tennis courts and two outdoor basketball courts. 

Massachusetts Ave. Field: Grass field primarily used for Intramurals and Athletic practices.

If you are a student group wanting to reserve outdoor space, please utilize EMS to make your request. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not allowing any reservations from outside organizations.

Outdoor Tennis Court Schedule

Campus Fitness Trail

In Fall 2016, AU launched our two mile, campus fitness trail. The trail showcases our campus and highlights unique achievements of our campus, faculty, students, and alumni. Follow the map, or blaze your own trail, as you explore and discover American University. 

View in Google Maps by clicking here.
View 1 mile alternate in Google Maps by clicking here.

Outdoor Tennis Court Schedule