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Join Recreational Sports to get active and stay healthy all year long. Our members enjoy year-round access to our three comprehensive facilities, pools, exercise equipment, free weights and weight machines along with support from our trained staff. We’re focused on creating a comfortable environment that highlights friendliness, community, and fun.

Become a Member

Your Benefits

We have three main facilities perfect for you:

Fitness, Sports and More!

As a Recreational Sports member, you become eligible for Group‑X classes, participation in Intramural Sports, Specialized Group Training classes, and Personal Training services.  See each program page for pricing details.

Palmer Temp FacilityIMSBNCRB
Pool25 yards, 6 lanes
Indoor track110 yards176 yards
Free weights
Weight machines3011144
Cardio machines5713048
Basketball courts42
Volleyball courts4
Badminton courts8
Racquetball courts32
Squash courts2
Wallyball courts32
Personal Training
Group-X classes
Showers and lockers

Your Options

Rates and eligibility depend on how you’re affiliated with the University. Choose the option below that most closely matches you.

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Enrolled students are U‑M–Ann Arbor students who are taking one credit hour or more during the current semester.

Students enrolled in the current semester have building access from the day after the previous semester's finals to the day before the next semester's classes begin.

Unenrolled students are:

  • U‑M–Ann Arbor students who are taking no classes during the current semester
  • Students enrolled on the Flint or Dearborn campuses

If you are not enrolled for the current semester and have not yet completed your degree:

  • Show proof of enrollment in the previous semester
  • Show proof of enrollment in the next semester
  • Have a letter of acceptance for the next semester

U‑M employees are permanent faculty or staff members, from any campus, either part or full-time.

All U‑M faculty and staff have access to health and well-being programs and services through MHealthy.

Affiliates of the University are:

  • Visiting scholars
  • Post-doctoral students
  • Academic affiliates
  • Research fellows
  • U‑M contractors
  • U‑M volunteers
  • U‑M conference attendees
  • Temporary employees
  • Job candidates
  • Guest speakers
  • Prospective students and their families
  • Summer camp participants

An alum is one of the following:

  • Any person registered with the Alumni Records Office as having received a U‑M diploma
  • Any current member of the U‑M Alumni Association

A “friend” is someone who is affiliated with a U‑M student, employee, affiliate, retiree or alum.

A child is someone 25 years old or younger and whose parent is a Recreational Sports member—one membership for each child.

A guest is anyone sponsored by a U‑M student, employee, or Recreational Sports member (maximum of four guests per sponsor).

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Free! Part of your tuition goes toward facility access.

Individual Individual + One Household
Semester $126.50 $225.50 $335.50
Spring semester $64    
Summer semester $64    
Spring and Summer semesters $127    

Student/their affiliate memberships start and end dates are based on student facility access dates, not the academic term. The end date will be approximately the day before the next term's first day of class.

Student/their affiliate membership fees will be prorated 30 days after the access start date through the end of each term. For example, if the first day of class is May 5 for Spring/Semester, then proration begins on June 6.

Non-enrolled students can also purchase punch cards cards for 1 to 30 visits or for unlimited use, a semester pass. See below.

1 month $40
4 months $120
12 months $240
Individual Individual + One Household
Monthly installment $35 $64 $89
12 months $380 $704 $979
Individual Individual + One Household
Monthly installment $17.25 $30 $55
12 months $190 $330 $605
Individual Individual + One Household
Monthly installment $38 $70 $95
12 months $412 $770 $1045
Individual Individual + One Household
Monthly installment $40.25 $76 $101
12 months $443 $836 $1111
1 month $70
12 months $420

$15 for an all-day pass, good for the entire day on which it’s purchased.

Around longer than a day? You might be interested in our Guest Passes

Bring This to Apply

There’s no need to apply. Just show your U‑M ID to the Welcome Center attendant.

Just bring your U‑M ID.

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of your retiree status, like one of the following:
    • Your U‑M ID with retiree affiliation
    • A document showing your retiree status
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of your alum status, like one of the following:
    • Your U‑M ID with alumni affiliation
    • Your U‑M Alumni Association membership card
    • A copy of your degree or transcript
  • Your photo ID
  • Proof of your friend’s sponsorship, like one of the following:
    • Your U‑M friend with their U‑M ID, in person
    • A letter of introduction from your U‑M friend and a copy of their U‑M ID
  • Your photo ID
  • Proof of eligibility of your spouse or partner, like one of the following:
    • Your spouse or partner with their U‑M ID, in person
    • A letter of introduction from your spouse or partner and a copy of their U‑M ID
  • Proof of marriage or partner status, like one of the following:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Your two driver’s licenses
    • Your two state IDs showing the same home address
    • Joint tax return
    • Utility bill with both names
    • Documentation showing that one is carrying the other for benefits coverage

Parents with an active Recreational Sports membership may apply on behalf of their children. Bring your U‑M ID.

  • Your photo ID
  • Proof of parent’s U‑M affiliation, like one of the following:
    • Parent with their U‑M ID, in person
    • A letter of introduction from the parent and a copy of their U‑M ID
  • Proof of your dependent status, like one of the following:
    • Birth certificate
    • Adoption paperwork
    • Tax documentation
    • Your two state IDs showing the same address
    • Documentation showing that the U‑M affiliated parent or the parent’s spouse or partner is carrying you as a dependent for benefits coverage
    • Health insurance documentation listing you as a dependent
  • Your photo ID
  • Proof of sponsorship, like one of the following:
    • Your U‑M sponsor with their U‑M ID, in person
    • A letter of introduction from your U‑M sponsor and a copy of their U‑M ID

Qualified member

A qualified member can be anyone that resides in the same home as a primary member, with proof of the same address. This can be validated by showing a household bill with a shared address, proof of insurance, marriage certificate, etc.

How to Sign Up

We want to make joining our Recreational Sports community as easy as possible! Fill out the form below and we’ll take care of your membership or locker needs. If you would like to add someone to your Recreational Sports membership, please use this form and we will get them signed up, too.

Please allow two business days for a response from the Recreational Sports Membership team. Email us at RecSportsMemberServices@umich.edu with any questions regarding your membership or locker.

Membership/Locker Intake
Membership: I would like to:
Locker: I would like to

If at any point you’d like to cancel your membership or locker, or take someone off of your account, please submit a  Recreational Sports Membership Cancelation Form.

Visitors & Passes

Bring a Guest

Want to bring a friend? Get a one-visit guest pass for $15. Members can bring up to four guests.

U‑M conference and seminar organizers can purchase guest passes for all attendees. Contact us for details.

Multi-Visit Guest Pass for Occasional Visitors

If you’re only going to work out with us occasionally, purchase a multi-visit guest pass. It provides membership level access to facilities on a visit-by-visit basis. Multi-visit guest passes are only redeemable by the individual who purchases the pass; multi-visit guest passes cannot be transferred/used by other guests, family members, or other members. Multi-visit guest passes are not transferable, replaceable, renewable, or refundable. Multi-visit guest pass expire 6 months from purchase. Must show government-issued ID upon purchase.

Number of visitsPrice

To purchase a multi-visit guest pass, visit a Welcome Center at the IMSB, NCRB or Palmer Field Temporary Facility. Guest passes can be used immediately. If you ever need to know how many visits you have remaining on your pass,  just ask a staff member at the Welcome Center or log into your account on the webstore.


You can arrange to rent a long-term locker by filling out our locker request form. Free day-use lockers are self-serve and are located throughout the facilities on a first-come, first-serve basis. Daily lockers can found inside the locker rooms, however not for overnight use. Daily lockers can be checked out at the Welcome Center.

There are free lockers located throughout the facilities that are available for use for the duration of your workout. All free lockers are cleared at the end of operations each day. All belongings not removed at the end of your workout are subject to removal and storage for up to one week.

  • Day Use: Free
  • Daily: $2/day
  • Long-term,  half-size  (IMSB, NCRB)
    • $15 monthly recurring payments
    • 12-month: $180
  • Long-term, 1/3-size (NCRB only)
    • $7.50 monthly recurring payments
    • 12-month: $90


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