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A new face covering policy will go into effect Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
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Taking Care of Maize & Blue

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our campus community. You’re encouraged to know and practice habits that support the Culture of Care. We can all do our part in keeping the U‑M community as healthy and as safe as possible. Visit the Campus Maize & Blueprint for the latest COVID-19 data, public health community notices, FAQs, and more.

Facilities Status

UPDATE as of Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Starting Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Recreational Sports will pilot a new face covering policy in partnership with U‑M Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) and the COVID-19 Campus Health Response Committee (CHRC).

The new policy states that face coverings are strongly recommended, but not required for anyone engaged in physical activities while inside Recreational Sports facilities. 

The pilot project will extend through December 31, 2021, but can be amended, revoked, or extended at any time. Throughout the pilot project, the new policy will be reviewed by Recreational Sports and Environmental, Health and Safety.

The new policy allows for individuals engaged in the following activities to remove their face covering while they are actively engaged in that physical activity:  

  • Court sports (basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickleball, racquetball, squash, handball, etc.)
  • Club and Intramural sports activities
  • Functional fitness activities
  • Group exercise or personal training activities
  • Lifting weights
  • Running, jogging, walking or other Indoor track use
  • Swimming
  • Active participation in other physical activities, not listed above

Face coverings will continue to be required while within: 

  • Facility entry, check-in and exiting
  • All hallways and while traversing the facility to any activity areas
  • Restroom and locker room areas (except while showering)
  • All meeting rooms, social spaces, lounge areas, vending areas, and office areas (unless alone in an office with the door closed)

All other U‑M policies apply.

ResponsiBLUE, the daily COVID-19 symptom-checker app, continues to be required for all students and Recreational Sports members to enter Recreational Sports facilities.

COVID-19 Test Verification

Recreational Sports requires all members to show the screen of their ResponsiBLUE app displaying their COVID-19 screening check results in order to enter Recreational Sports facilities. Members are not required to have taken a COVID test prior to using any Recreational Sports facilities. This step will be in addition to swiping your MCard, Rec Card, or checking in with the Rec Sports app. Anyone with a red check will not be allowed entry. You can download the ResponsiBLUE app here.

All students and Recreational Sports members will need to show the screen of their ResponsiBLUE app displaying their COVID-19 testing status upon entering any Recreational Sports facilities. Students and members will either have a “COMPLETED” or “EXPIRED” status displayed on their screen at the end of the symptom check process. For more information about ResponsiBLUE and other COVID-19 information, please visit the Campus Blueprint website.

We know that health and safety are key for everyone right now, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure your experience is the best it can be. 

UM Rec Sports App

We’ve created a new U‑M Rec Sports app to allow for contactless entry to the facilities, make court reservations, find building hours and more. Download the app by searching for “UM Rec Sports” in the iPhone App Store or the Google Play Store for Android.

Keeping You Safe

  • Staff will be wearing face coverings at all times while on shift and are required to complete a mandatory health screening before coming to work.
  • Download our new U‑M Recreational Sports app and use the member ID barcode for contactless entry and to reserve your space in the facility or pool. You can also still bring your MCard for access.
  • We’ve loaded up on hand sanitizer, wipes, and have purchased new aerosol sprayers to clean equipment often throughout the day.

How You Can Help

  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick which might include coughing, fever or shortness of breath
  • Face coverings are required while working out with the exception of drinking, showering and swimming
  • Only bring what’s necessary for your workout like your water bottle and a towel, if you prefer
  • Help do your part by wiping down your equipment before and after you’ve used it

We understand that as a Recreational Sports member, you might be wondering how the pandemic and reopening our spaces have impacted your membership with us. If you’re unable to find the answers below, feel free to email us at recsportsmemberservices@umich.edu.

New Members

Fill out our membership form to get your membership started!

Past Members

If you discontinued your membership with Recreational Sports during COVID-19, you are eligible to renew your membership. Just fill out our membership form to get the ball rolling with us!

Continuing Students

As of April 23, 2021, memberships are available for purchase for continuing students. Continuing students are:

  • University of Michigan graduates from Winter 2021
  • University of Michigan students who are not taking classes during the Spring/Summer 2021 semesters, but are enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester
  • Recently graduated high school students who have their University of Michigan acceptance letter
  • Rackham graduate students
  • UM-Dearborn UM-Flint Students

Membership Duration and Rates

  • Spring semester | May 1 – June 29 : $64
  • Summer semester | June 29 – August 29 : $64
  • Spring/Summer Combined | May 1 – August 29 : $127

Students enrolled for Fall 2021 classes will have access to Recreational Sports facilities starting August 18, 2021.


Fill out our locker form to purchase a new locker, renew your current locker, or transfer your locker.


Monthly recurring payments options are non-refundable/non-transferable. All cancellations must be submitted using the online membership cancellation form .

  • Cancellations received by the 5th of the month: membership(s) will expire on the 12th of that same month, and automatic charges will stop with that month’s payment.
  • Cancellations received after the 5th of the month: membership(s) will expire on the 12th of the following month, and automatic charges will stop after the next month’s deduction.


Memberships are non-refundable, except for medical and health conditions, deployment, or extraneous circumstances. Money is refunded by the same method that payment was made (for instance, if you paid with a Visa card, your refund will be posted to the same Visa card). Please note: there is a six- to eight-week processing period for check refunds. Please email recsportsmemberservices@umich.edu for further questions. To request a refund, please fill out our Refund Request Form.

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Club Sports

Club Sports activities have resumed in accordance with MDHHS orders on a club-by-club basis. For Club contact information, visit our Club Sports page.

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports activities have resumed in a physically distanced and virtual capacity. To see Fall 2021 season information, click here.

Adventure Leadership

Adventure Leadership activities will continue in a virtual and physically distanced capacity:

  • Palmer Field is available for open recreation including a track, grass space, tennis courts, and basketball courts

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  • All fitness/wellness programs will continue to operate virtually.
  • Buy your Unlimited Semester Pass that gets you access to all virtual Group‑X classes, all semester long. Spring/Summer Group‑X passes are now on sale.
Personal Training
  • Virtual personal training services are now available. Submit an inquiry to get matched with a trainer from our team.
Runner’s Clinics