IMA Reopening Visuals

COVID-19 Update

The Recreation IMA Building has reopened on a limited basis for students. You must make a reservation before returning to the IMA or the outdoor spaces, and we will remain open unless the guidance from the governor changes. Please be sure to check our website regularly for the most current information on our status and the IMA Guidelines page for full details on how to register for a time slot, updated attendance protocols, and information on what you can expect during your visit.

Please continue to check UW Recreation’s website for updates and use the UW’s COVID-19 website to stay current. There are many recreation options available to students; see the Rec Class Pass, Personal Training, Peer Nutrition Program, Intramurals, or UWild Adventures pages for more information.

Upon Reopening…

We thought we’d share some images of what you can expect upon your arrival! While the building may look the same from the outside, there are a few changes you need to know about.

First, be sure to make a reservation before arriving at the IMA Building, and review the IMA Guidelines page to ensure you’re prepared! If you have questions beforehand, you can always reach out to us at, and if you have questions while you’re at the facility, feel free to ask any UW Recreation staff.

So, what can you expect here at the IMA Building? View on!

People wait in line to check in at the IMA while standing on Xs six feet apart

Upon your arrival, you’ll check in, keeping six feet of distance between you and others. Floor Xs mark where you’ll stand.

Exercise equipment marked do not use in the IMA

Some equipment won’t be available for use. These items will be clearly marked or stowed away.

Two women enter the IMA carrying yoga mats.

You’ll need to bring your own gear and keep it with you while working out. Come dressed in your workout clothes!

Two women work out on machines at the IMA while wearing masks.

You will need to wear your face covering while working out and maintain social distancing.

A hand sanitizer station and cleaning supplies at the IMA

Hand sanitizer stations and cleaning supplies can be found throughout the facility.

A man cleans weights after using them while wearing a mask.

Please clean all equipment after use with the gym wipes or rags and cleaning solution provided.

A man lifts a barbell with weights while wearing a mask.

Only lift what you are confident you can handle, as spotters aren’t permitted.

A woman fills her water bottle at filling station while wearing a mask.

Water fountains will be closed, so bring your own water bottle to fill at the filling stations located throughout the facility.