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REC Membership Information

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need to purchase a membership?

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?

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?

Membership includes access to the REC Strength 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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Summer 2017: $67 entire summer or $25/month
Winter Session 2018: $19

How was the summer or winter session membership amount determined?

The fee is based on the operational costs of the REC.

What are the summer and winter session membership dates?

Summer:  expires Aug. 12, 2017
Winter Session: 2018 dates TBD

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

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?

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?

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).