Athletics & Recreation

The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation is committed to providing an environment that focuses on health, safety and wellness for the DU student-athletes, and students, faculty and staff, and members of the University and Denver communities.

NCAA Athletics

DU mens basketball game

The Division of Athletics and Recreation will incorporate guidance and best practices from medical experts, federal, state, and local public health agencies, institutional leadership, with procedures that align with NCAA and Conference rules. These protocols address issues surrounding event and operation scenarios, such as the student-athlete experience, spectators, officials and staff to promote a safe environment for competitive athletics as permitted by DU institutional leadership and state and local public health agencies. This is a fluid situation, so protocols are subject to evaluation and adjustment pending University guidance, public health guidance and emerging SARS-CoV-2 virus science.

Campus Recreation

students leisurely playing volleyball on campus

In providing campus recreation opportunities, the Division of Athletics and Recreation incorporates guidance and best practices from University and industry experts, federal, state and local public health agencies, institutional leadership, along with our national governing body, National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). The division’s fourth phase of planning is focused on venue operations, programming and travel for fully vaccinated individuals. These protocols address program and operations issues, such as the participant experience, spectators, officials and staff, to promote a safe environment for competitive and recreational activity as permitted by DU institutional leadership and state and local public health agencies.