Athletics

Fall Athletic Season

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) will postpone conference athletic competitions for Fall sports for the upcoming semester. The GNAC President’s Council has not yet made a determination on the status of winter sports. All options will be thoroughly evaluated to make a decision as quickly as possible, informed by federal and state health and safety guidelines.

Fall Move-In. Unlike past years, student athletes will not move back to campus early. Everyone will move in with the general student population. First-year students will move in on Thursday, August 20th, and upperclassman will return to campus on Sunday, August 23rd. More details about move-in will be available in the next few weeks from Student Life.

Safety. Student athletes are leaders on campus. We will need you to be the example for everyone in following safety guidelines across the College, and in following the recommendations we set up for each of our teams. Our primary goal is a safe and meaningful return to athletic participation on our campus.

Challenging Learning Environment. We’re still exploring the possibility of limited outside competition, but the focus of our coaching staff will be to provide a challenging learning environment for our student athletes. Whatever happens this year, you can be sure that your skills will be developed, and that you will have enhanced opportunities to grow as a leader.

Sport-Specific Guidelines

Our Athletics-wide recommendations will be modified as necessary for individual sports, as well as for health and safety in the training room. Coaches will work with the Director of Athletics to incorporate sport-specific guidelines where necessary.

Alfond Center

Alfond Center is open to Saint Joseph’s faculty, staff, and students for your health and fitness needs.

Hours are Monday-Friday 7am-7pm.

To comply with Maine regulations, space will be limited in each room:

  • Fitness Room = 15 individuals at a time
  • Dance Room = 5 individuals at a time
  • Basketball Gym = 6 individuals at a time
  • Indoor Track = 10 individuals at a time

Advanced reservations will be required. Bookmark this link so you can find it whenever you want to sign up for a time slot: https://www.picktime.com/alfondcenter

In order to keep the facility sanitized, we must limit workout times to 45 minutes. Staff members will remind you when you have 5 minutes left in your workout. Please exit the Alfond Center when your time is complete so we can clean the facility and let the next group in at the top of the hour.

Once you make your reservations an email confirmation will be sent to you. Please come to the Alfond Center 5-10 minutes before your workout time. You will check in at the front of the building then proceed to the space you signed up for. If the space is being cleaned, you’ll be asked to wait outside while maintaining proper physical distance. Please be reminded that all individuals are required to wear a face covering and will NOT be allowed to enter the building without a face covering. Once you are at your designated area you may remove your face covering while working out.

If you have any questions, please contact jchase@sjcme.edu.

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