Athletics, Fitness & Recreation

Bucknell's fitness and recreation facilities, including the Kenneth G. Langone Athletics & Recreation Center (KLARC) and Kinney Natatorium, are open for student, faculty and staff use. While some adjustments have been made due to the pandemic, students will continue to have access to group and individual fitness activities, intramurals and club sports.

Our operating plan prioritizes the health and well-being of our patrons and staff, taking into account guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and local governmental authorities.

KLARC hours, schedules and reservations

Reservations Required

Reservations are required to use the fitness center, rec swim and group fitness classes. Reservations must be made at

Face Coverings Required

Masks are required in public areas of the KLARC.


All users will be required to scan in at the front entrance monitor station using a valid BUID and go directly to their workout venue. Once the workout is finished, users are asked to check out and exit the facility through the main entry doors.

Other Guidelines

For everyone's health and safety, we ask that all users follow directional and information signage, staff instructions and campus mitigation strategies that prioritize physical distancing and sanitation. Facility signage will remind all users to wash or sanitize hands before, during and after exercise and strength equipment use. Cleaning supplies will also be provided throughout the facility.