Together for Maine: Our Plan for a Safe Return
UMPI Safe Return
Until further notice, Gentile Hall will be CLOSED to all traffic due to the COVID-19 situation.

Gentile Hall

Gentile Hall

Campus COVID-19 update (July 31, 2020)

“Due to a number of challenges, we are our modifying our approach to reopening Gentile Hall.

Specifically, Gentile Hall will remain CLOSED.  Due to the uniqueness of this facility and the demand it would put on our limited supplies, we are pausing to ensure we are prepared to support its’ more fully as well as being prepared to bring more employees back to the campus over the coming weeks, along with the potential return of students.  We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the month of July and will send out additional communication out during the month.  We expect to approach the opening much in the same way we had planned, with a phased approached over the course of a few weeks.  With additional time, we will continue to monitor Maine CDC guidance for fitness centers as well as coordinating with other fitness centers in the local area to compare plans and learn best practices.

Thank you for your patience as we strive to implement the reopening of our facilities in the safest manner possible for everyone.”

The response to COVID-19 continues to be a rapidly evolving situation even at this stage of the pandemic and this guidance is subject to change.  Interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to check maine.edu/health-advisory routinely for updates.  Employees and students in particular are encouraged to check the relevant sections of the web site for information particular to their needs as the University continues to consider its safe Return planning.


Stop by and check out our

New Matrix Strength Equipment!

Named in honor of the University’s longest serving faculty member, Caroline D. Gentile Hall continues the legacy that Ms. Gentile created during her 56-year career as a physical education professor. Gentile Hall, which opened to the public on January 21, 2006, features a large multipurpose court, fitness center, pool, elevated track, and climbing wall. The facility supports the University’s academic programs and student body, but also welcomes the community to use its resources when available.

We want to hear from you! Share your ideas for the facility and tell us how we’re doing. Comments, questions or suggestions can be emailed to Dick Gardiner.

Stopping by for the day?

You’ll need to fill out forms, which may vary depending on which activity you’re doing. To view our forms, please click here.

Please remember, minors need to be signed off by a parent or legal guardian.

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