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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/Stuff

    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.