COVID-19 Updates

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Campus Recreation

Where Health and Fun Meet

Campus Recreation strives to enhance the experience of a diverse student body by encouraging an active, healthy and balanced lifestyle through engagement in our recreational facilities, programs and services.

Students can become involved in Campus Recreation through the use of the Tyrrell Fitness Center, a comprehensive weight room and fitness center. Students can also choose to engage with Campus Recreation through Intramural Sports and open gym programming.

Changes to Operations for Fall 2020

The Tyrrell Fitness Center and Tom Roberts Family Weight Room will open on Tuesday, September 8. Due to COVID-19, we have made some changes to ensure that the Tyrrell Fitness Center and Tom Roberts Family Weight Room are a clean and safe space for all. The following are the new guidelines, based on Elmhurst University’s COVID-19 Task Force and Restore Illinois Health and Fitness Guidelines.

MASKS are required at all times while in the Tyrrell Fitness Center and Tom Roberts Family Weight Room. Masks may be removed while on cardio equipment. If you refuse to wear a mask, you will be asked to leave.

  • A Jaypass is required to enter the facility. No one without a Jaypass will be allowed into the fitness center. You will be asked to swipe your Jaypass in our contactless card reader at the front desk.
  • Temperature checks will be required before entry. Temperatures will be taken by the student employee at the front desk with a contactless infrared thermometer. If you have a temperature reading of 100.4 or above, or if you refuse to take your temperature taken, you will be asked to leave. A protective screen will separate you from our staff at the front desk
  • Locker rooms and lockers will be closed so please arrive at the facility with workout attire.
  • Showers will not be available for the semester.
  • Throughout our facilities, please look for signage, floor markings and other changes to minimize bottlenecks and congregation areas and to provide safe physical distancing between members.
  • Backpacks need to be hung on hooks in the hallways.  Backpacks or other personal items cannot be left on the floor.
  • Capacity limits for each facility have been changed to:
    • Weight room: 20
    • Fitness floor: 20
  • Please feel free to call ahead to the front desk at (630) 617-3411 to see if there is space.
  • If we are at capacity, you will be asked to wait outside or return at a later time.
  • No guests will be allowed at this time.
  • Water fountains will be closed but the water bottle filling station will still be on, so please bring your own water bottle.
  • Individuals are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing equipment before and after use. Sanitizing supply stations will be located throughout both areas.
  • FC/WR student employees will also be wiping down equipment approximately every hour.
  • Facility patrons should maintain a 6 feet of physical distance during exercise.
  • Equipment should not be shared between FC users at the same time.
  • No food is allowed in either facility.

If you have any questions, direct them to Cheryl Leoni in the Office of Student Involvement at or (630) 617-3189.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering intramurals. However, e-sports tournaments hosted by our EU e-sports will be offered. The first one is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 (Smash Brothers Tournament). E-mail to register.

Also, check out the September Jays on the Mall schedule at

Coming soon!

Tyrrell Fitness Center

Elmhurst’s two-story Fitness Center houses state-of-the-art facilities for weight training and physical fitness, and it’s available to all Elmhurst students. Here’s some of what you’ll find here:

  • 3,000-square-foot strength room
  • 3,000-square-foot cardiovascular fitness room with recumbent and upright bikes, elliptical trainers, stair climbers, treadmills and strength equipment
  • Locker rooms

Hours of Operation

The fitness center will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

  • Monday–Friday: 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Noon–2:00 p.m.

General Information

Access to the fitness center requires a valid Jaypass.

Tyrrell Fitness Center
221 Walter St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 617-3411

Cheryl Leoni

Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Frick Center
Office of Student Involvement

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