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Athletics & Recreation

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting athletics at Chatham.

Fall and Winter Sports

Chatham University, in agreement with the The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC), has postponed all intercollegiate athletics competition for fall and winter sports. 

After extensive review and discussions with the PAC, it was determined that challenges in maintaining proper social distancing and other necessary campus health protocols in an athletic environment ultimately necessitated moving fall intercollegiate competition—including cross country, soccer, and volleyball—to the spring. The PAC is also currently discussing logistical scheduling options for "low contact" sports (NCAA defined) such as men's & women's outdoor track & field which have typically held their traditional seasons in the spring. 

The winter-season sports of basketball, indoor track and field, swimming and diving, ice hockey and squash have plans to resume in late December or early January 2021. 

While outside competition for fall and winter sports will be curtailed, Chatham is committed to providing an experience where student-athletes can prepare through athletic conditioning, skill development, practice opportunities, and team building. All preparation for competition will follow CDC guidelines and NCAA criteria. 


Recreational Sports

  • Intramural Sports
    • All events, leagues, and tournaments will follow CDC and NIRSA guidelines for the fall term. 
  • Outdoor Recreation
    • All in-person trips are postponed until further notice. 
    • The climbing wall will remain closed until further notice. 
    • Outdoor recreation virtual programming and resources will be located on our athletic website.
  • Fitness/Wellness
    • All fall fitness offerings will follow CDC guidelines for the fall term and will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual. 
    • Virtual fitness offerings including past classes and at-home workout plans will be located on our athletic website.
  • Sports Clubs
    • Outside competition for fall and winter sports will be postponed until further notice. Chatham is committed to providing an experience where students can prepare through athletic conditioning, skill development, practice opportunities, and team building. All preparation for competition will follow CDC guidelines.


Athletic & Fitness Center (AFC)

For the latest hours and protocols for the Athletic & Fitness Center (AFC), visit our Campus Services page. 

 

FAQ: Athletics

If one member of a sports team tests positive for COVID-19, normal protocols and process for a positive case are followed, and team activities can continue for members not identified as close contacts. Anytime there are two or more unrelated positive cases within a sports team (or 20% of the roster), all team activities are suspended for a period of time, all team members will be directed to shelter-in-place for 72 hours, and all team members will be tested.