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NEW in Fall 2014: Our newly labeled “Affiliate Membership” is open to all UW Affiliates including Faculty/Staff, Emeritus/Retired, UW Hospital, Alumni, and Spouse/Domestic Partners. Members must present a valid UW-Madison ID card (WISCARD) upon entrance.

December 2014 Graduates:

Graduates staying in town over Winter Break are eligible for a membership for $25. This runs from Monday, December 22 - Monday, January 19 (check our hours to see which facilities will be open). Winter Break Memberships may be purchased at any member services office.

Living in Madison after Graduation? Stay active with Rec Sports and purchase an Alumni membership.

Membership Fees

Affiliate Price
$85 ($21.25/month)
8-Month $170 ($21.25/month)
$220 ($18.33/month)

How to Purchase a Rec Sports Membership

    1. Purchase a Wisconsin Alumni Association Membership at UW Alumni

    2. Visit any of the 4 recreational facilities Member Services Offices

    3. Bring with you the following items:

        A. Photo ID with birthdate

        B. Alumni membership card (if it has been received) or a copy of your WAA membership receipt

    4. Compete Recreational Sports Alumni membership form

    5. Purchase membership via credit card, cash, or check

Memberships can be purchased at any facility's Member Services office. For questions, please contact memberships@recsports.wisc.edu.

Details of Membership

  • The Alumni membership gives you access to all four recreational facilities for open recreation.
  • You also have access to Group Fitness classes, Mind-Body Studio, Small Group Training, Personal Training, Swim Lessons, Skate Lessons, and Tennis Lessons.
  • All alumni members will be issued a Rec Sports ID card.  If misplaced, the replacement fee will be $5.00. 
  • Memberships are non-transferable. A Rec Sports membership may be suspended or terminated if WAA membership is not kept current.

Rec Sports ID Card

After purchasing a membership, you will be issued a Rec Sports ID Card. You will have your photo taken at the time of purchase, which will be your photo identification needed to access facilities. This pass must be presented upon entering the facility and is valid at the SERF, NAT, CRSC and Nielsen Tennis Stadium.