Athletics/Gym Operations

The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) has made the decision to postpone fall 2020 athletic competition through December 31, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

December 17, 2020

Due to the pandemic and related city guidelines, we have made the difficult decision to opt out of fall and winter sports competition this year to decrease risks to our student-athletes. Student-athletes in these sports will have the opportunity to train and possibly play intrasquad games.

Contingent upon city guidelines on collegiate athletics and interstate travel requirements, our hope is to move forward with spring sports participating in competition within the NACC. This includes baseball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s volleyball. We will continue to monitor these matters as well as the general course of the pandemic throughout the coming weeks, and we will keep you informed of updates as they become available.

Given the recent surge in COVID-19 numbers both locally and nationally, this option will allow for more time to implement further testing. 

Unfortunately, we will not allow spectators at Illinois Tech sporting events. The events will be live-streamed. 

We will have intramural sports that stay consistent with the social distancing guidelines. So sports such as tennis, badminton, and 2v2 volleyball, for example, may be allowed.

Keating Hall will be open to Illinois Tech students, faculty, and staff only beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  We will have new hours, guidelines, and restrictions in place for the usage of Keating, which are available here.

The IIT Tower gym space will be open to Illinois Tech faculty, staff, and building tenants only, with new guidelines and restrictions. 

Locker rooms will be cleaned on a regular schedule during hours of operation.

We will have designated locker spaces for patrons in accordance with social distancing guidance.