Bryn Mawr College understands the important role of varsity athletics in the educational experience of students and recognizes the important role athletics plays in the lives of some of our students. Due to the health and safety challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, new guidelines and procedures are being planned to allow for meaningful and creative ways for our student-athletes to engage with their teams and Bryn Mawr coaches and staff while maintaining a high priority for safety.
The Centennial Conference and its member institutions released the following statement on Friday, August 14th:
The Presidents Council's decision was made with the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and campus communities as its top priority. The decision was also based on the recent National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Board of Governors' mandate of the NCAA Resocialization principles and the Division III Presidents Council decision to cancel fall championships.
Practice opportunities will be available in the fall semester per Division III protocols and at the discretion of each member institution. The Conference and its members will continue to monitor local and national guidelines regarding health and safety to make any necessary adjustments moving forward.
Member representatives and conference officials understand the significant impact these decisions have on our student-athletes and remain ready to provide support and guidance in any way possible. Questions related to eligibility and academics should be directed to member institutions, as usual.
The Conference is exploring alternative competition options such as shifting fall athletics to the spring. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.
This section will be updated as more information becomes available (last updated 7/9/20 at 5:00 PM ET).
Will there be a full season of competition for fall sports?
Will there be PE classes this fall?Yes, the PE department will be offering a variety of classes that will be taught virtually and in person. The majority of in person classes will be offered outside.
Will the swim test be offered?
Yes. When the pool reopens, we will have a modified schedule and individual testing opportunities via online signup throughout the fall semester. If you have specific questions, please email Pat McDevitt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Facilities and Access
Bern Schwartz Fitness Center
We are working to create a safe environment for students to exercise. We will be developing policies and procedures. Once the Bern Schwartz Fitness Center reopens, it will open with reduced capacity and new cleaning procedures. Reservations will be required.
Once the Schwartz Pool reopens, we will have new limited hours and capacity restrictions. Reservations will be required.
Consistent with our other facilities, we are developing a reservation system to allow students, faculty and staff to use the tennis courts.
Class of 1958 Gymnasium
When the Bern Schwartz Fitness and Athletic Center reopens, the gym will be used for athletic training, PE classes and intercollegiate athletics.
Locker rooms will be closed until further notice.
If there are any additional questions or comments about Fall 2020 planning, please complete this Wufoo form.