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Update 11.17.20

The Drexel Recreation Center, consistent with directives from the City of Philadelphia, will close beginning on Friday, November 20, 2020 until January 1, 2021. We will continue to evaluate the situation as further information becomes available. Follow for the latest updates.

Update: 10.8.20 - Reopening

The Recreation Center will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10am for Drexel students, faculty, & staff. Reservations will be required. We will evaluate our protocols & procedures on a regular basis and loosen restrictions in conjunction with CDC, City, & State guidelines. 

Facility Hours:

Monday - Friday 10am-2pm & 4pm-8pm 
Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm 

Reservations: All reservations can be made on our online portal. Each reservation is 90 minutes in total, with 30 minutes in between each reservation to allow for cleaning & sanitizing. If you have any questions or issues, please contact Tyisha Butler at

Memberships (Faculty & Staff): Can be purchased on our online portal. Please contact Tyisha Butler at for any questions or concerns.

Guidelines (but not limited to): Facemasks will be required while inside the facility at all times. Maintain at least 6-feet of distance at all times. Wipe down equipment after each use. No spotting or group/buddy workouts.

Areas Open in Phase I: 2nd Fitness Floor, 3rd Fitness Floor, Multi-Purpose Courts (for cardio equipment & group exercise classes)

Areas Closed in Phase I: Pool, Climbing Wall, Track, Locker Rooms, Squash Courts, Equipment Rental

Group Exercise: Both virtual and in-person classes will be offered. For full schedule & details, check out our Group Exercise page & Virtual Programming

Updated facility rules & regulations: Facility Rules & Regulations

We look forward to assisting you in your fitness & wellness goals!


Update: 9.28.20

The Recreation Center is looking towards an October opening for Drexel students, faculty, & staff. Once a date & hours are confirmed, we will update this page with all necessary information. Reservations will be required as capacity will be limited to maintain proper physical distancing per CDC guidance and from the City of Philadelphia. Reservations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. More details will follow.


Update: 7.21.20 - E-mail To Members

We hope this email finds you safe and healthy. At this time, we are working hard on our reopening plans for the Drexel Recreation Center. Our staff looks forward to serving you when we announce our plans in the near future. 
The City of Philadelphia recently announced that gyms can reopen as of Monday, July 20. While we are permitted to reopen, we want to ensure that we are doing so with health and safety at the forefront to meet the needs of the Drexel Community. Drexel is currently in the summer quarter and with classes currently being held virtually, we feel the time is not yet right to open our doors. We are working closely with our University colleagues to ensure that we will provide a safe environment for your fitness and wellness needs once we do reopen. 
In the upcoming weeks, we plan to be in touch to let you know our reopening plans. We will update you on our reopening date, new reservation procedures, facility hours and protocols and measures we will be taking at that time. 
In the meantime, please continue to take advantage of our robust Virtual Rec Center with live group exercise classes, on-demand classes, IMPACT training, eSports, and trivia. 
If you have any belongings in a locker and would like to retrieve, please e-mail Tyisha Butler at for details.
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Update: 3.24.20

The Drexel Recreation Center is launching a Virtual Rec Center. There will be virtual group exercise classes, eSports tournaments, team building sessions, and more. Please visit the Virtual Rec Center, where more information will be updated as content is released. 


Update: 3.16.20

The Drexel Recreation Center, consistent with directives by the PA governor’s office, will close as of 4pm on Monday, March 16 and until further notice. We will continue to evaluate the situation as further information becomes available. Follow for the latest updates.