Indoor Facilities

WFU Wellbeing Center

The WFU Wellbeing Center, comprised of The Sutton Center and Reynolds Gymnasium, is home to Campus Recreation, The Office of Wellbeing, Student Health Service, and Varsity Women’s Volleyball. This newly renovated facility is your one-stop shop for fitness, recreation, health, and wellbeing.

  • Welcome Desk (information and check-in)
  • Living Room lounge space (study and relaxation)
  • Lounge overlooking the pool
  • 8 Lane Indoor Swimming Pool & Whirlpool
  • Classrooms and Meeting rooms with full A/V capabilities
  • 2 Multipurpose Activity Courts (MAC) with dasher boards and goals
  • Bouldering and Climbing Wall
  • 5 Cardio and Strength Training Fitness Spaces
  • Locker Rooms
  • Two full sized gymnasiums with state of the art sound systems
  • Outdoor Pursuits retail and rental center
  • Two connector atriums with an abundance of natural light, digital signage and lounge areas for student interactions.

Campus Recreation facilities meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requirements and standards.  An accessible entrance to Reynolds Gymnasium is located on the west side of the facility.  The facility also features two elevators providing access to various activity spaces and offices.

    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will the Wellbeing Center be open?

    Yes.  The Wellbeing Center will be open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    While North Carolina remains under Phase II, gyms are not permitted to be open, so the Wellbeing Center will not be offering any indoor fitness or recreation activities with the exception of the pool.  However, there will be an increased number of outdoor fitness and recreation activities available.  Check out the Campus Rec web page for program offerings.

     

  • What will be different about the Wellbeing Center this semester?

    Particularly while North Carolina remains under Phase II (gyms closed), the Wellbeing Center will be operating more like the Benson Center offering students almost 20,000 square feet of study space.

    Once NC moves into Phase III, weight rooms, gyms, the climbing wall, and other fitness and recreation areas can reopen.

     

  • Will I be required to wear a face covering?

    Absolutely.  For the safety of all Demon Deacons, appropriate face covering will be required in the Wellbeing Center and all Campus Recreation programs both indoors and outdoors even when working out and engaging in other physical activity.  The only exception will be while swimming.

  • Will cardio and weight rooms be open?

    While North Carolina remains under Phase II (gyms closed), the Wellbeing Center’s weight rooms will be closed.  However, an outdoor free weight area is being planned.  Students will be able to reserve a day/time to use free weights in a designated outdoor location.  Once NC moves into Phase III, the Wellbeing Center’s indoor weight rooms will reopen.

    Due to health and safety concerns, cardio machines will be unavailable this semester.  Cardio machines create a significant amount of air turbulence.  Individuals using cardio machines, even if wearing a face covering, expel droplets.  The air turbulence propels the droplets a considerable distance thereby potentially putting others at risk.  There isn’t sufficient scientific research on how to safely offer use of cardio equipment without the potential spread of viruses.

     

  • Will the climbing wall be open?

    While North Carolina remains under Phase II (gyms closed), the climbing wall will not be available.  Once NC moves to Phase III, the climbing wall will be reopened.

  • Will locker rooms be open?

    While North Carolina remains under Phase II (gyms closed), locker rooms will not be available.  We will reconsider reopening locker rooms once NC moves to Phase III.

  • Can I bring a guest to the Wellbeing Center?

    No.  In keeping with the University’s current policy, only students, faculty and staff with a Wake Forest University ID will be permitted entry into the Wellbeing Center.

  • Can guests participate in Campus Rec programs?

    No.  Only only students, faculty and staff with a Wake Forest University ID will be permitted to participate in in-person programs.

    Anyone with a University wfu.edu email address may participate in online programs.

     

  • Will reservations to utilize the facility be available?

    To appropriately limit capacities, reservations will be required for most Campus Recreation programs (i.e., group fitness classes, swimming pool).  However, reservations will not be required for students wishing to come informally gather and study in the Wellbeing Center.

  • Will the hours of operations be the same?

    While North Carolina remains under Phase II, the Wellbeing Center will be opening at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays.  We will reconsider opening hours once NC moves to Phase III.