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COVID-19 Updates

Recreation & Athletics
COVID-19 Response
Last Update: April 21, 2020 12:00pm  

All Recreation and Athletics Facilities are closed until further notice. Payroll Deduction members will have their deductions stopped. Bi-weekly members stop effective 3/22 and Monthly members stop effective 4/1.

Looking for ways to stay connected and active? We are providing offerings to stay active and engaged from wherever you are and whenever it is convenient for you.

Fitness Offerings

Online Fitness Classes

You can now work out with your favorite instructors online! We will release three new 30-minute workouts each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in a variety of formats. The videos are available on our YouTube channel and are designed to be viewed from wherever you may be, whenever it is most convenient for you. The workouts are a complimentary resource and do not require a gym membership or fitness pass to access.

Quick Exercises

On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday check out Instagram for quick exercises you can do.

F45 Classes

Monday - Friady at 12pm & 5pm through Zoom

2020 Recreation Movement

UC-Merced has partnered with NIRSA, TikTok and over 60 colleges and universities across the country. The 2020 Recreation Movement is all about staying active together, even when we're apart. This virtual fitness program connects university students, faculty, staff and alumni from across the country to opportunities for self-care and a sense of community during these uncertain times. Participating schools will be sharing a variety of live and recorded workouts through the platform. Participants will have the ability to log active minutes on the account and join in the friendly competition. Each week the top 5 individual student participants are rewarded for their engagement in Recreation Movement. The program is free and open to all university students, faculty, staff and alumni nationwide with a .edu e-mail address. 

Ready to get started?

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the Sign up button and create your account using your .edu e-,mail address - be sure to select 'University of California, Merced' from the dropdown menu of schools on the registration form.
  3. Login and get ready to move! Select from Upcoming Live Events and Past and Pre-Recorded Events.
  4. Schools will upload new content on a weekly basis, so check often for new content!
  5. If you're an active user on TikTok, keep an eye on #RecAtHome for even more content.

Intramural Offerings

Journey To Yosemite

Intramural and Fitness has paired to bring forth this virtual challenge.This event is a virtual Run/Walk the 76 miles from UC Merced to Yosemite. Participants will track and log their miles with the Recreation department by completing a Google Form on a weekly basis.

Register Here: Journey To Yosemite

Start Date: Monday, 4/20/20

End Date: Sunday, 6/7/20 (All 76 miles must be completed and logged with the Recreation department by this date)


Register now on IMLeagues through April 19:

  • Madden NFL 20
  • FIFA 20

National Collegiate Trivia Night

Looking for a way to stay home and stay connected? Join students from across the country on Twitch for a weekly trivia night! Trivia nights will take place every Wednesday at 5pm Pacific.

Signing up to play is as easy as 1,2,3:

  1. Create a twitch account
  2. Follow @recwithoutborders on Twitch
  3. Compete and win prizes

This document will be updated as necessary. Updated information will also be posted on our social media channels @UCMRecreation

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