Jared L. Cohon University Center


New Information regarding mask wearing and social distancing-beginning August 15th

Facial coverings are required in all indoor athletics facilities, and in outdoor facilities when distancing cannot be achieved

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to social distance in any of our athletics facilities.

Face coverings are required in locker room facilities 

Per institutional policy, facial coverings must be worn in close-contact activities like pick-up games. Unvaccinated individuals should not engage in activities where they cannot remain physically distant from other patrons.


Finals and Winter Break hours:  The hours will change weekly starting December 6th-January 17th, 2022.   

December 6th-10th:  6:30 am-9:00 pm

December 11/12th:  10:00 am-6:00 pm

December 13th-17th:   8:30 am-6:00 pm 

December 18/19th-CLOSED 

December 20-21:   9:00 am-5:00 pm 

December 22:   9:00 am-2:00 pm 

All Athetlic Facilities are CLOSED December 23-Jan 2 

Fitness Center/Cardio Area

Jan 3-7: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Jan 8-9: CLOSED

Jan 10-14: 8:00 am – 7:00pm

Jan 15-16: 10:00am – 6:00pm


Jan 18: Return to Standard Hours (6:30a – 11:00pm)

Spring Operating Hours-January 18th-Mid May   


6:30 am-11:00 pm  


10:00 am-9:00 pm 


The Carnegie Mellon University campus community has a central gathering place in the Jared L. Cohon University Center. The Cohon Center contains numerous facilities for athletics, assemblies and dining as well as lounge and retail areas. It also includes space for student organizations and activities. The Cohon Center opened in 1996 and is the home of the varsity swimming and diving team.

Opened in May 2016, the new 62,000 square feet expansion of the Cohon Center contains multi-purpose space to enhance campus life for students, faculty and staff. The expansion houses two exercise studios, a cycling studio, and the Maureen B. Cohon Cardio Fitness Center on the second floor with men's and women's locker rooms, an equipment desk and the strength center including free weight and selectorized equipment on the first floor.


Important Fitness Center and Group X Policies

  • A valid Carnegie Mellon ID is required to use the recreational facilities in the Cohon University Center.   Masks are still required for all patrons.  
  • Please follow all rules posted in the facilities.   '
  • Shirts and tennis shoes must be worn at all times in the fitness center.
  • Fitness Users/Group X users:   Please clean equipment when done-wipes are available around the facility.   All users must wear proper athletic attire and tennis shoes when in all athletic facilities or taking PE or Group X classes.    
  • No food or drink permitted around machines or in studios.   
  • NO CHALK permitted in Fitness Center.
  • Locker rentals will be available late fall 2021

Recreational Facilities