ATHLETICS AND RECREATION

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Villanova‚Äôs Division I athletics programs will be conducted in a manner consistent with CDC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recommended guidelines, along with NCAA, BIG EAST, Colonial Athletic Association, and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference best practices and recommendations.

Varsity Athletics 

BIG EAST:

The BIG EAST announced on Aug. 12 that fall sports competition will not be conducted in 2020 due to the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic. The conference and its member institutions are continuing to evaluate the options for moving fall sports competition to the Spring. This announcement affects all 11 Villanova varsity sports programs that compete during the fall season, including six sports that play the championship segments of their seasons in the BIG EAST (men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball). The BIG EAST cancelation coincides with Villanova's decision to postpone its football season, in alignment with CAA Football suspending conference competition in fall 2020, and examining the possibility of conducting a football season in Spring 2021. Villanova Athletics has also canceled the Fall non-championship schedules for golf, rowing, men's tennis and women's tennis.

CAA:

The CAA has suspended conference competition in the Fall of 2020 due to continuing concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2020-21 academic year, conference institutions will have the ability to manage practice activities for its football student-athletes in a manner that best meets institutional, federal, state and local guidelines, as well as NCAA rules. CAA Member institutions also have the ability to explore playing an independent football schedule in the Fall of 2020. The league additionally expressed a commitment to examining the possibility of conducting a football season in the Spring of 2021. Villanova Athletics will consider all possible scenarios for its football season and is continuing to review opportunities for all of its student-athletes to train and condition with their coaches and receive athletic instruction upon returning to campus.

Club Sports and Intramurals

Alternate intramural programs are being offered to allow for social distancing, including Intramural Sports: Yard Game Olympics, Singles Tennis, Punt Pass Kick Competition, Football Combine, and Frisbee Golf.  

All Club Sport activities are suspended for Fall 2020 and will be re-evaluated in January 2021.

Fitness and Recreation Centers

Fitness Centers (Davis, Stanford, Farley and Arch) re-opened on Aug. 17 with normal operating hours. Reservations are required to use the fitness centers. Instructions to enroll can be found on the Athletics website.  Masks must be worn at all times in the fitness centers, and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 

Group Fitness classes will be offered virtually this fall (via zoom). The cost will be $25 for unlimited classes. The schedule of classes and registration instructions can be found on our website.

Small Group Pilates Reformer classes and Personal Training Services will be available in the Davis Center. 

The pool is closed for recreational swim this fall.

Indoor open rec (Nevin) is offline this fall. The track will be open for recreation at certain times.