IMA Covid-19 Procedure

COVID-19 Update

The IMA Building is open on a limited basis for UW Seattle students, UW Bothell/UW Tacoma Students*, UW Employees*, UW Retirees* and Plus Ones*. Please be sure to check our website regularly for the most current information on our status and the IMA Guidelines & Membership Info page for full details on returning to the IMA.

*Membership fee applies

  • Effective August 14, 2021, the University is requiring everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask or other face covering indoors.

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.

Visiting the IMA …

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.

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.

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.

Face coverings are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, at all times while inside the IMA.

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, otherwise please ask for a spotter.

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

Water fountains are available, but we recommend bringing your own water bottle to fill at the filling stations located throughout the facility.

Questions About Accessibility?

UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

Request with Disability Services Office

Request Disability Resources for Employees:

Request with Disability Resources for Students

Request Disability Resources for Students:


UW Recreation does not provide accident or medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:  Insurance & Cost | Husky Health & Well-Being (

Questions About Refunds?

For questions about program or membership refunds check the Registration page or contact