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Ashe Activity Center

Ashe Activity Center

In light of the recent update and college policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (linked here), the gym will be following the same policy as the rest of campus. Beginning on Friday, March 13, 2020 the gym will be closed for student and community recreational use.

If you have questions about gym hours, please contact John Hirte at or 706.419.1503.


Ashe Activity Center 

Academic Year Hours:

Monday - Friday
6 AM - 11:30 PM

8 AM - 10 PM




The following amended policies and procedures for Covenant College’s Ashe Activity/Barnes Physical Education Center will take effect on July 31, 2019.

The Ashe Activity/Barnes Physical Education Center is open to students, staff, and family members of college employees aged 16 and up during prescribed hours.  Local residents aged 16 and over may also purchase an annual Community Guest Card granting use of the center during restricted hours.    

A valid Scotscard (issued to students and employees of the college), a Scots Family Card (issued to family members of employees aged 16 or over), or a Community Guest Card is required to gain access.  These access cards granting gym access may be obtained from the Safety and Security office located in Carter Hall. Family members of college employees under age 16 must be accompanied by a Scotscard holding adult when visiting the Ashe/Barnes Activity Center.

During the academic year the normal Ashe Activity/Barnes Physical Education Center hours for students, staff, and family members are from 6 am – 11:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Each Saturday, the center is open from 8 am - 10 pm. These hours are adjusted during school breaks. The center is always closed on Sundays. 

Also, during the academic year priority for use of equipment and facilities will continue to be given to classes in session.

During the summer months, the center is open from 7 am - 7 pm Monday through Friday and closed each Saturday and Sunday.  

Exact dates and times are posted on the college’s athletic website.  

Additionally, local residents age 16 and older may purchase a Community Guest Card for $99 per calendar year.  (Alumni may purchase a Community Guest Card for $49 per calendar year.) During the academic year, this grants access to the Ashe Activity/Barnes Physical Education Center from 6 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 8 am - 4 pm on Saturday.  (During the summer months, the center is closed each Saturday.) After 4 pm each day, the gym is reserved for students and staff. When using the Ashe Activity Center, the Community Guest Card must be carried at all times. Residents are asked to not loan their card to any other person.  Local residents younger than 16 years of age are not allowed access to the Ashe Activity/Barnes Physical Education Center.

Community Guest Cards are available for purchase year round.  To obtain a Community Guest Card, please first access and complete an application and liability waiver at  Second, please stop by the college’s office of Safety and Security on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 pm to 4 pm to have a photo ID made and to make payment.  The office of Safety and Security is located in Carter Hall, Room # 29. Payment may be made by cash or check. A Covenant College parking permit will be issued with each Resident Gym Card.  Parking is available in the Ashe Parking Lot and the Lookout Visitor Parking Lot for those displaying a valid parking permit.

Ashe/Barnes Fitness & Weight Room Rules:

  • All Participants must be 16 years of age or older

  • Please consult your personal physician before utilizing this facility and its equipment

  • Proper attire, shirts, and closed toe shoes are required at all times

  • Read and follow any instructions that may be posted regarding exercise equipment

  • No personal items (bags, backpacks, etc.) allowed in the fitness room

  • Pull-Ups are only to be done in areas designed for such activity

  • Headphones required for all music


Ashe Gym Floor Guidelines:

  • No food or drinks are to be consumed on the gym floor; please keep water bottles in the lobby area adjacent to the playing floor.

  • Please be sure to wear shoes with non-marking soles to prevent damage to the gym floor.

  • Please return all balls and equipment to either the intramural office or the bin located next to the gym floor when you are finished.

  • The indoor soccer goals are not to be used unless they are properly weighted to the gym floor.

  • The partitions in Ashe gym are to be used as visual barriers to allow activities to occur on multiple courts; they are not to be used as walls or goals for a particular game, as they are not designed to withstand physical force or heavy contact.

  • No baseballs are to be thrown in Ashe Gym; The only exception is authorized use by the Covenant baseball team.

  • No furniture from the lobby is to be brought out onto the gym floor.

  • Please refrain from bringing any weights or weight equipment from other areas of the facility onto the gym floor.

  • For any further questions relating to use of the gym or other athletic facilities, please contact John Hirte at 706.419.1503 or