University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Affiliate Membership

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

98.8% of our members would recommend Rec Sports to a friend. Try us out and find out why.

Membership Options

Membership rate increase effective July 1, 2017 due to 17-18 student segregated fee increase.

12-month* $233
8-month $180
4-month $92
1-month $29
1-week  $22
Single Entry $7
1-week membership trial
(details below)
FREE

Free Trial

  • See tabs to the right based on your affiliation.
  • Try our facilities and Group Fitness classes for one week for FREE
  • Stop by any Member Services Office to sign up
  • Individual is ineligible for Free Trial Week if held any prior Rec Sports Membership, or UW student status, within the past 5 years

Member Benefits & Services

As a member, you have access to the following:

  • Unlimited access to four facilities
  • Cardiovascular & strength training equipment
  • Recreational swimming pool
  • Gyms (basketball, volleyball, 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

Membership Eligibility Requirements

  • Alumni

    Members of the Wisconsin Alumni Association are eligible to receive Affiliate rates and benefits.

    How to purchase a Rec Sports membership:

    • Purchase a Wisconsin Alumni Association membership
    • Visit any of the four Rec Sports Member Services Offices
    • Bring a photo ID with birthdate, WAA membership card (or a copy of your receipt)
    • Complete the Rec Sports membership form
  • Emeritus/Retired

    UW-Madison retirees & emeritus faculty can continue and/or begin a membership with Rec Sports as an Affiliate. In order to gain appropriate status with Rec Sports for this membership, the following steps need to be taken:

    1. Contact your Human Resources department and have them send a request to RetiredID@ohr.wisc.edu to change your status to retired/emeritus.
    2. If you are continuing a Faculty/Staff Membership after retirement, please contact memberships@recsports.wisc.edu after Step #1 is complete so we can check your status & update your membership type accordingly.
    3. If you are not continuing a current membership, once your status is updated in our system as Emeritus/Retired eligibility, you will be eligible to purchase a Rec Sports Membership. You can have us check your status by emailing memberships@recsports.wisc.edu.
  • Faculty/Staff

    UW-Madison Faculty/Staff members are eligible for an Affiliate membership.

    Perpetual Payroll Deduction

    • Faculty & Staff and their Spouse/Domestic Partners have the option to pay for their 12-Month Membership, Group Fitness Pass, IM Pass, and Locker using Perpetual Payroll Deduction. Full details and requirements for the PPD program, effective July 1, 2017, can be found here.
    • Beginning July 1, 2017, Perpetual Payroll Deduction enrollment is ongoing.
    • PPD Cancellations can be made online.
    • This is an after-tax deduction.
  • Spouse & Domestic Partner

    Spouse and domestic partners of UW-Madison students, faculty and staff, UW Hospital employees, and alumni are eligible to purchase a Rec Sports membership with proof of relationship. These memberships can be purchased independently of the affiliated spouse or domestic partner. How to purchase a Rec Sports membership: 
    Stop in any of our Member Services Offices with proof of relationship along with both the sponsor affiliate and the spouse or domestic partner

    • Option 1: marriage certificate/license or two forms of documentation proving marriage
    • Option 2: UW-Madison Declaration of Domestic Partnership Form + two forms of documentation proving relationship
      Acceptable documentation:

      • Domestic Partnership agreement, including, but not limited to, legal registration of the domestic partner relationship with a local, state, federal, or foreign government
      • Joint mortgage, lease, or title; or currently share the same residence and intend to do so indefinitely
      • Designation of domestic partner or spouse as beneficiary for life insurance or retirement contract
      • Durable property or healthcare powers of attorney
      • Joint ownership or motor vehicle, joint checking account, or joint credit account

    Perpetual Payroll Deduction

    • Faculty & Staff and their Spouse/Domestic Partners have the option to pay for their 12-Month Membership, Group Fitness Pass, IM Pass, and Locker using Perpetual Payroll Deduction. Full details and requirements for the PPD program, effective July 1, 2017, can be found here.
    • Beginning July 1, 2017, Perpetual Payroll Deduction enrollment is ongoing.
    • PPD Cancellations can be made online.
    • This is an after-tax deduction.
  • UW Hospital
    • UW Hospital employees must obtain a Wiscard at least one day prior to purchasing a Rec Sports Membership.
    • UW Medical Foundation employees are not eligible for an Affiliate Membership at this time.

Free Fitness Assessments

Not sure where to start? You’re not alone. Schedule a FREE fitness assessment with our Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness today. She’ll meet with you privately to discuss your current situation and what goals you have for the future. This offer is for non-members only. All UW-Madison faculty and staff members receive a free week trial before you decide whether to purchase a membership.