Student REC membership

REC Membership Information

Students who are enrolled in the current semester do not need to purchase a membership to use the REC if enrolled for current term and paying the student fee for the REC. 

Student memberships to the REC are included in your student fees and are based on term(s) of enrollment.  You must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 (one) credit to gain access (exception:  summer and winter session).

Students who are not enrolled in the fall or spring semester are ineligible to purchase a semester membership.  Daily guest passes can be purchased for $8 and require a current UWL student sponsor.

Students not enrolled in summer or winter session are eligible to purchase a short-term membership if enrolled in the semester just prior to or immediately following that term.  Daily guest passes can be purchased for $4.

Former students who do not meet these eligibility requirements must pay an $8 guest fee and be accompanied throughout the visit by a current UWL student sponsor.

The Rec Sports Department extends membership privileges for a fee to the spouse/partner of current students, faculty, staff, retiree and emeriti, UWL affiliate must possess an active recreation membership before a spouse/partner is permitted to purchase a membership.

Verification of eligibility:

  • UWL faculty, staff, retiree and emeriti:  official University identification card
  • Spouse/domestic partner:  marriage certificate or domestic partner affidavit presented at time of purchase

Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need to purchase a membership? expanding section

Student memberships to the REC are included in student fees and are based on term(s) of enrollment. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 (one) credit to gain access (exception: summer and J-term).

Can visiting college students use the REC? expanding section

Yes, students attending college at a different institution can use the REC according to the following requirements:

  • Fall or spring semester:  purchase $4 daily guest pass and be sponsored by current UWL student throughout visit; institutional ID required
  • Summer or winter session:  purchase membership plus $5 card fee; institutional ID and proof of enrollment in the semester just prior to or immediately following the term required
What's included in a REC membership? expanding section

Membership includes access to the REC Fitness Center, track-side cardiovascular and strength equipment, 200 meter track, climbing wall, racquetball courts, multipurpose room, and conditioning room. Programs and services may require an additional fee.

What if a former student is not enrolled in a fall or spring semester course? expanding section

Students who are not enrolled in the fall or spring semester are ineligible to purchase a semester membership. Daily guest passes can be purchased for $8 and require a current UWL student sponsor.

What if a student is not enrolled in a summer or winter session course? expanding section

Students not enrolled in summer or winter session are eligible to purchase a short-term membership if enrolled in the semester just prior to or immediately following that term. Daily guest passes can be purchased for $4.

Why is there a fee if a student is not enrolled in summer school or winter session? expanding section

Students who are enrolled in summer school or winter session pay a segregated fee.  Therefore, in fairness to all, it was determined that students not enrolled in these sessions should pay a comparable amount to use the REC (approved by the UWL Student Association, Spring 2014).

Who is eligible to purchase the summer or winter session student membership? expanding section

Students must be enrolled in the semester just prior to or immediately following the term (summer or winter session) of purchase.

How much does it cost to purchase a summer or winter session membership? expanding section

Summer 2019: $65 entire summer or $30/month
Winter Session 2019-2020: $22

What are the summer and winter session membership dates? expanding section

Summer:  expires Aug. 17, 2019
Winter Session: Dec. 26th, 2019 - Jan. 25th, 2020

Does a summer or winter session membership affect rates in the Outdoor Connection? expanding section

Yes, the Outdoor Connection has special rental and trip rates for currently enrolled students and REC members. Non-members will pay higher rates.

Can a daily pass be purchased instead of a membership for summer or winter session? expanding section

Yes for $4 if you were enrolled for the semester just prior to or immediately following summer/winter session. Current UWL ID is required.

Can alumni use the REC? expanding section

NEW -Alumni Association Rec Memberships - Only 50 memberships will be sold

Alumni Association Memberships are now available for purchase. Must be a current Alumni Association member to qualify. Bring your current association membership card to the rec to sign up. Cost is $40/month or $325/annual.

Guest Passes

Yes, UWL alums are able to purchase a daily guest pass to use the REC according to the following requirements:

  • Be a current member of the Alumni Association
  • Present current Alumni Association membership card upon each visit
  • Pay daily guest fee of $4 and sign waiver

Alumni members who meet the above requirements are able to sponsor up to 3 guests.  Guests must pay the appropriate daily fee based on status.  Minimum age for using the REC is 16 (exception: climbing wall has no minimum age requirement).