MEMBERSHIP DETAILS.

Student.

Find your fit with Rec Sports. You've already paid for it!

students playing volleyball 

$57.55/semester

Your membership fee is included in your tuition so just bring your valid Wiscard for access to our facilities.

Winter Break & Summer Memberships 

December Graduates: 
Students graduating in December may purchase a $25 membership in order to use Rec Sports facilities over Winter Break. 

Wisconsin Alumni may purchase an Affiliate membership to continue working out with Rec Sports after Winter Break.

* Students who are enrolled in Spring classes do not need to purchase a Winter Break membership.

Summer Memberships:
Students not enrolled in summer classes must purchase a membership for $25 to use the facilities. Spring graduates and those enrolled in Fall classes are eligible to purchase a summer membership. 

Wisconsin Alumni may purchase an Affiliate membership to continue working out with Rec Sports after the Summer Session.

* Students who are enrolled in Summer classes do not need to purchase a Summer membership.

New! Other Student Summer Membership

An Other Student Summer Membership is for non-UW students who are enrolled in summer or fall 2016 courses at another higher education institution. Proof of enrollment & valid photo ID with birthdate is required to purchase.

Dates of Membership: May 16th – August 29th

Cost: $50.00

Purchase your membership.

Member Benefits

As a member, you have access to the following:

  • Unlimited access to four facilities
  • Cardiovascular & strength training equipment
  • Two recreational swimming pools
  • Gyms (basketball, volleyball, futsal, racquetball & badminton)
  • Indoor tracks
  • Sponsor up to three guests per day

Services Offered

  • Locker rental
  • Towel Service
  • Equipment rental
  • Merchandise for purchase
  • Insurance reimbursements

Available Programs

  • Group Fitness
  • Personal Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Intramural Sports
  • Sport Clubs
  • Tennis 
  • Ice Programs 

Affiliate.

Faculty/Staff, Emeritus/Retired, UW Hospital Staff, Alumni, and Spouse/Domestic Partners.

woman in yoga pose 

$228 / 12 months 

*Membership rates increase in effect July 1, 2016 due to 16-17 student segregated fee increase.

Other Membership Options:

12-month*

$228 

8-month

$176 

4-month

$89 

1-month

$27

1-week 

$20

Daily 

$7

1-week membership trial
(details below)
FREE 

Check with your health insurance provider about possible membership reimbursement options or fitness and wellness incentive programs. 


* Payroll Deduction:

Alumni

Spouse & Domestic Partner 

Member Benefits & Services

As a member, you have access to the following:

  • Unlimited access to 4 facilities
  • Cardiovascular & strength training equipment
  • Two recreational swimming pools
  • Gyms (basketball, volleyball, futsal, racquetball & badminton)
  • Indoor track
  • Sponsor up to three guests per day
  • Various fitness and instructional programs

Services offered:

  • Locker use
  • Towel service
  • Equipment rental
  • Merchandise for purchase

Free trial membership:

  • Try our facilities and Group Fitness classes for one week for FREE
  • Stop by any Member Services Office to sign up

Guest Audit Student.

Join the action with Rec Sports.

A Guest Audit Student is someone taking UW-Madison credit courses on an "audit" (no credit) basis. For more information on Guest Audit Student opportunities with UW-Madison, please visit the Continuing Studies website

tennis player 

$89/semester

Purchase your membership.


Check with your health insurance provider about possible membership reimbursement options or fitness and wellness incentive programs. 


As a guest audit student, you do not pay segregated fees so your membership is not automatically included in your tuition and fees. Guest Audit Student memberships are only available for the semester in which you are enrolled. 

*Membership rates increase in effect July 1, 2016 due to 16-17 student segregated fee increase.

Other Membership Options:

Semester

$89

Fall + Spring

$176

Fall + Spring + Summer

$228 

Week

$20

Day   $7 
*Enrollment as UW Guest Audit Student is required through membership.

Member Benefits & Services

As a member, you have access to the following:

  • Unlimited access to 4 facilities
  • Cardiovascular & strength training equipment
  • Two recreational swimming pools
  • Gyms (basketball, volleyball, futsal, racquetball & badminton)
  • Indoor tracks
  • Sponsor up to three guests per day

Services Offered:

  • Locker rental
  • Towel service
  • Equipment rental
  • Merchandise for purchase

Available Programs

  • Group Fitness
  • Personal Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Intramural Sports
  • Sport Clubs
  • Tennis 
  • Ice Programs 

Community.

Work out at the Shell.

Photo of community member lifting weights. 

$398/12 months at the Shell


Check with your health insurance provider about possible membership reimbursement options or fitness and wellness incentive programs.


*Membership rates increase in effect July 1, 2016 due to 16-17 student segregated fee increase.

Other Membership Options:

12-month

$398

8-month

$286

4-month

$144 

1-month

$52

1-week 

$25

Daily 

$7

Purchase Your Membership

Community members may purchase a membership at the Shell Member Services Office.

Member Benefits & Services

As a member, you have access to the following:

  • Unlimited access to the Shell (Camp Randall Sports Center)
  • Cardio and strength training equipment
  • Basketball courts
  • Indoor track
  • Sponsor up to three guests per day
Please note that this membership does not include access to the ice arena (extra rink fees apply).

Services offered:

  • Locker rental
  • Towel service
  • Equipment rental
  • Merchandise for purchase

Available Programs:

  • Personal Training
  • Ice programs

Guest Passes. 

Bring a friend to work out with you.

Guest Pass 

$7 / day

Rec Sports members can sponsor up to three guests per day. Guest passes are non-refundable and can only be used once.  You may purchase a guest pass from any Member Services Office in any of our facilities.

Guests must:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Present a valid photo ID to verify their age
  • Be accompanied by their sponsor at all times

Insurance Reimbursements.  

Get paid to work out.

Your insurance company might provide rewards based on your physical activity. Please contact your provider or learn more about some of the opportunities below. 

Refund Policy.

Refund policies differ depending on type of purchase.

Membership, Service, & Program Purchases

Refund requests will be accepted up to 30 days from the original date of purchase to cancel or alter your University of Wisconsin-Madison Recreational Sports Membership, Service, and/or Program purchase. Refunds and/or cancellations are not guaranteed. Refund requests must be approved by Rec Sports Professional Staff to be processed. Membership and Services refunds will only include time from date of request forward; any lapsed time of membership or utilized services will not be refunded. Please read below for specific policy on Program refunds.

No refunds will be given for membership or program suspensions due to Rec Sports policy violations.

A cancellation processing fee of 10% of the refund amount, or $10 minimum should refund amount be less than $10, will be applied for all approved refunds, with the following exceptions.

Cancellation Fee Exceptions:

  • Any circumstance that occurs due to UW Rec Sports unplanned facility closures or limited space for programs will not be charged a processing fee and will be refunded any unused portion of the membership or service. This does not include facility closures for holidays or other predetermined & posted facility hour changes.
  • Faculty/Staff who leave the University during the duration of their membership will lose their eligibility and therefore, their Affiliate membership. In this case, he/she can submit a refund request and will be refunded the remaining amount of their membership fees (from the date of refund request submittal) without a cancellation processing fee applied.
  • Approved locker refunds will incur a $15 cancellation fee for processing locker clean out and lock changes.

Program Purchases

All refund information in Membership, Service & Program Purchases section applies. In addition, no refunds will be given once a program offering has begun.

Merchandise Purchases

Merchandise purchases are nonrefundable. If merchandise is defective upon opening, this must be reported to the main office staff within the duration of your visit when merchandise was purchased. A replacement item will be given with no additional cost. Defective merchandise must be returned at that time.

Perpetual Payroll Deduction Memberships & Services

If you wish to alter the terms of future payments, please check our PPD Cancellations information on this page and fill out our online PPD Cancellation Request Form. No past payments will be refunded.

Refund Processing

All approved refunds will be returned in the following methods: payments made by credit card will be refunded to the original card used at the time of payment; credit card is required at time of refund transaction. Cash and check payments will be refunded via campus issued check and may take up to 30 days to process.

Once offered a refund, member or participant has 60 days to collect refund or fill out refund information.

Unless otherwise specified above, any amounts paid to UW Recreational Sports, after 30 days, are nonrefundable.

Refund Requests.

For online purchases only.

If you would like to request a refund for a purchase online, please follow the link below. If you have a refund request for a purchase made in-person at one of our facilities, please return to that facility to discuss options or email memberships@recsports.wisc.edu.

Refund Request Form.