Facilities

Jared L. Cohon University Center

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.

Standard Hours of Operation

DAY

COHON CENTER EQUIPMENT DESK
SKIBO GYM
POOL HOURS*

Monday through
Friday

6:00am - 2:00am

6:30am - 11:00pm

 

7:00am - 8:00am
11:30am - 1:30pm
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday and Sunday

9:00am - 2:00am

10:00am - 9:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lap Swim in both pools

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lap Swim in lap pool, Family Swim in dive pool

 

Winter Break Facility Hours

Tuesday, December 20, 2016: Facilities close for break at 12pm

Wednesday, December 21, 2016-Thursday, January 12, 2017: Facilities closed for break

Friday, January 13, 2017: Facilities reopen at 12pm

Summer Facility Hours

Fitness Center

  • Monday thru Friday: 6:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am-10:00 pm

Pool

  • Monday thru Friday: 7:00 am-8:00 am, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Please Note: Athletic facility hours are subject to change at any time. For the most updated information, please call (412) 268-1236.

Important Policies

  • A valid Carnegie Mellon ID is required to use the recreational facilities in the Cohon University Center. You must use your ID to enter the doors before obtaining a wristband at the Equipment Desk. The wristband must be worn in a visible location at all times.
  • Guest Policy: Holders of valid Carnegie Mellon Identification Cards may escort one guest into athletic facilities in the Cohon University Center by following these procedures:
    • Purchase guest pass at the information desk in Cohon University Center for $10.00. Guest Passes can be purchased at the Equipment Desk and Fitness Center Desk by credit or debit card only.  No cash accepted.
    • Bring guest pass/card to the equipment desk in the Cohon University Center.
    • Give guest pass to desk attendant.
    • Host and guest must together login at the computer located at the CUC Equipment Desk. Guest will be issued wrist band.
    • Host and guest must show a valid form of ID to receive a wrist band. Host must be with the guest when receiving wristband.
    • Guest must be accompanied by his or her host at all times while using the facilities.     
    • Guests must wear wristband in a visible location at all times while using the facilities.
    • Guest must be accompanied by host when returning the wristband to the equipment desk.
    • Children under 12 years old are free, must be accompanied by their parent.  Children are only allowed to have access to swimming pool and gymnasium. Children are not permitted in the fitness center

Recreational Facilities