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What to Expect at the Wellness Center

See below for the most up to date access and use policies at the Wellness Center.

All policies and procedures are subject to change. Please direct questions to current Wellness Center staff. 

Facility Information

Reserve space in H&K.

Membership Options & Guest Policies

Information about membership fees and guest policies for campus recreation activities.


Open pool hours, swim lessons, certifications, and classes.

Competitive Sports

Intramural sports and sport club information.

Strength & Fitness

Find your "Fit'ness with group exercise and personal training.

Injury Prevention & Care

First aid, athletic supplies, treatment evaluation, and injury education.

Outdoor Venture Center (OVC)

Climbing wall, rental center, Trips, workshops, and class offerings.


Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) offer a variety of techniques beneficial to specific areas of the body.

Instructional Programs

Learn a new skill or improve a current one with professional guidance in instructional programs.

Special Events

View upcoming special events

NU COVID-19 Screening App

If you display any symptoms of COVID-19, please follow CDC guidelines and do not use the wellness center at this time. If you would like to check your risk for COVID-19, there are apps available including the 1-Check UNO mobile app.

Please be prepared to show us your results in the 1-Check UNO mobile app to determine your risk of infection OR verbally answer yes or no to any known symptoms of COVID-19.

More information

  • There are still capacity limits in the weight room and climbing wall. To check on real time availability for activity areas that are open for use in the Wellness Center, please check our UNO Rec app. 

Entering the Wellness Center

New Wellness Center policies

To preserve our in-person learning opportunities and out of an abundance of care for the community, effective Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 6:00 A.M., all University of Nebraska at Omaha students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks indoors due to an increase in the regional transmission of COVID-19 in the Omaha community and recommendations from the UNO Office of Health Security.

Face masks must be used in all indoor settings on campus, even in situations where individuals remain more than six feet away.

This preventative measure will allow in-person learning, teaching, and working activities to continue safely and limit the potential for a need to move to remote operations. Mask guidance is subject to change as the UNO Office of Health Security monitors trends and receives guidance from local, state, and federal health officials. All other Fall 2021 Guidance remains in place.

Learn how to properly wear a face mask

Recreational opportunities continue to be re-evaluated on an ongoing basis. We will endeavor to increase these opportunities while continuing to follow CDC guidance:

Social distancing is encouraged in the weight and cardio rooms, climbing wall, jogging track, locker rooms, seating areas, Guest Services desk, and while waiting to participate in team activities in the court areas. 

Come Prepared
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Bring and wear a mask.
  • Most equipment is available for checkout.
  • Water fountains are turned off, but water bottle filler stations will be available.
  • Some showers are available in a socially distant setting.
  • Lockers are available to rent. One individual per locker bay at a time to maintain safe distance between individuals. 
Social Distancing
  • Please maintain a 6’ (foot) distance from other staff and guests. There will be markers around the building to help determine the proper distance.
  • Please check in by speaking to the Guest Services staff member. They will allow you access based on the results of the 1-Check COVID mobile app OR the risk assessment, and building capacity.
  • After Guest Services allows you access, using your MavCard, please tap the card on turnstiles to gain access into the Wellness Center. The hand scan will be unavailable for use. 

What to expect when using the Workout Facility

  • Please ask the Weight Room Supervisor any questions regarding the fitness area.
  • Face masks are required for everyone in H&K building.
  • Masks are encouraged but no longer required while exercising or using fitness equipment in Campus Recreation activity spaces.
  • Wash Hands for 20 seconds using soap and water before entering and after leaving the fitness area.
  • Complete all sets and reps before moving to different stations. Avoid doing supersets in which you would move to a new station.
  • Use floor decals to judge 6 feet of social distance.
  • Please spray and wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Adjacent machines may not be used simultaneously.
  • Any questions can be directed to current staff members. 

What to expect when using the Climbing Wall

  • Face mask usage is required.
  • The length of visit is limited to one (1) hour if others are waiting to use the climbing wall.
  • Wash hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer before entering and after leaving the Climbing Wall.
  • Climbers will maintain at least 6 feet between each other and staff at all times. 
  • Twenty climbers are allowed in the climbing wall at a time.
  • Please refer to the UNO Rec App for current capacity counts before entering the Climbing Wall. 
  • Climbing shoes are available for check out and must be worn inside the Climbing Wall.  
  • Clean gym shoes are allowed on the wall. They must never have been used outside and the soles must be disinfected before they are used on the wall. 
  • Do not share chalk and brushes.
  • Any questions can be directed to current staff members. 

What to expect when using the Pool

The following rules will be in effect in the academic year.

  • Masks will be required to be worn on the deck up until getting into the pool.
  • Please ask the lifeguards about any questions regarding the pool and spa.
  • Only 12 guests will be allowed in the pool area at one time.
  • Each pool lane will be limited to two people. One at each end of a lane.
  • If the pool is at capacity, a waitlist will be used to limit participants to 45 min. 
  • The deep end will be utilized at the discretion of the lifeguards.
  • Please refer to the UNO Rec App for current capacity counts before entering the pool.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before entering the pool.
  • Guests will maintain at least 6 feet of social distance between each other on the deck.
  • Limited equipment will be available for use. 
  • Any questions can be directed to current staff members. 

Areas Currently Unavailable

  • Spa/Hot Tub
  • Steam rooms and saunas
  • The OVC Rental Center
Reception area of wellness center

Contact Us

Campus Recreation


Location: 204 H&K

Phone: 402.554.2539