Join Recreational Sports to get active and stay healthy all year long. Our members enjoy year-round access to our pools, exercise equipment, free weights and weight machines along with support from our trained staff. And we’re focused on creating a comfortable environment that highlights friendliness, community and fun.
We have three main facilities perfect for you:
|Pool||25 yards, 6 lanes||25 yards, 6 lanes|
|Indoor track||220 yards||176 yards|
|Showers and lockers||✓||✓||✓|
Check out the entire list of fields and facilities that Recreational Sports offers.
Rates and eligibility depend on how you’re affiliated with the University. Choose the option below that most closely matches you.
Enrolled students are U‑M–Ann Arbor students who are taking one credit hour or more during the current semester.
Enrolled students typically have access from one week before the semester starts until two weeks after the semester ends—for specific access dates, email RecSportsMemberServices@umich.edu.
Unenrolled students are:
A member of faculty and staff is a permanent U‑M employee from any campus, part- or full-time. (Temporary employees are considered friends of the University.)
All U-M faculty and staff have access to health and well-being programs and services through MHealthy.
Affiliates of the University are:
An alum is one of the following:
A “friend” is a friend of a U‑M student, employee, affiliate, retiree or alum. “Friend” status also applies to:
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.
Students can also purchase semester memberships.
|Spring and Summer semesters||$120|
$13 for an all-day pass, good for the entire day on which it’s purchased. Includes the use of a locker.
There’s no need to apply. Just show your U‑M ID to the Welcome Center attendant.
Just bring your U‑M ID.
Parents with an active Recreational Sports membership may apply on behalf of their children. Bring your U‑M ID.
Want to bring a friend? Get a one-day guest pass for $13—locker included. Members can bring up to four guests.
U‑M conference and seminar organizers can purchase guest passes for all attendees. Contact us for details.
If you’re only going to work out with us occasionally, purchase a virtual punch card. It’s good for six months from the purchase date and provides membership level access to facilities on a visit by visit basis. Punch cards are not transferable, replaceable, renewable, or refundable.
To purchase a punch card, visit any Recreational Sports Business Office and bring your U‑M ID. Virtual punch cards can be used immediately. If you ever need to know how many visits you have left on your card, just ask anyone at the Welcome Center when you enter or exit.
Organizers of conferences or seminars held at U‑M may purchase passes for their attendees or guests. Contact us for details.
Multi-day passes are for consecutive days.
Our Fitness Attendants are trained in the use of all cardio machines and selectorized equipment. They’re always ready, willing and able to show you the ropes with an equipment orientation. Just ask! This is a free service available to all students and Rec Sports members at the CCRB and IMSB.
These hour-long workshops provide more in-depth information about how you can get the most out of our strength and cardio equipment at the CCRB and IMSB. This is a free service available to all students and Rec Sports members. Session topics cover SYNRGY360 and Cardio Machine Enhancement.
Winter Sessions Coming soon!
Enrolled U‑M students can get a free session with Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, who will analyze your running biomechanics using video; assess your shoes, flexibility, strength and movement patterns, and provide personalized recommendations to improve your stride. Clinics are located at the CCRB and are provided by University Health Service in collaboration with Recreational Sports.
Sessions are offered at various times on January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22 and April 5.
A variety of lockers are available for rent. Permanent lockers can be rented from our Business Offices. Daily lockers can be rented at the Welcome Center. Coin-return lockers are self-serve.
You can arrange to rent a permanent locker by visiting the building’s Business Office. About two weeks before your permanent locker rental expires, we will send you an email and put a note in your locker. To renew, visit the Business Office before your locker’s expiration date.
If you intend to give up your locker, please empty it and return your key to the equipment room manager on, or before, the expiration date. Any items left in expired lockers will be removed. Toiletries will be discarded. Clothing and valuables will be held for 30 days in the Business Office. To retrieve your valuables, you must pay a $10 locker fee to the Business Office.
University of Michigan students and Recreational Sports members must prove their membership by presenting a valid Mcard each time they enter our facilities. If our swipe system does not accept the Mcard, admittance will be denied. If you believe you’ve been denied in error, please visit our Business Office or Welcome Center.
Recreational Sports staff must take possession of misused, expired or invalid Mcards and may ask the holder to leave the facility. Fraudulent use of Mcards to gain facility access may result in loss of membership privileges. Entrance of an unauthorized person may result in trespassing charges being filed.
We accept cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express).
U‑M employees with at least a 50% appointment may also use payroll deductions. (If you are paid bi-weekly, the deduction will be taken from the second check of the month.) Each membership has a different deduction allowance:
You will receive an email reminder two weeks before your membership’s expires. You can renew in person or online.
Recurring memberships offer the best value, and your membership is renewed automatically each year until you tell us otherwise.
Spouses, partners, family and friends need to renew in person. Please bring your membership card along with a copy of your spouse, partner or parent’s U‑M ID and a new, dated letter of introduction from them.
Before you cancel, please review our refund policies below. To cancel your membership, come to any Recreational Sports Business Office or Welcome Center and complete a Refund Request Form. 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.
Recurring memberships may be cancelled with 30 days written notice. You can cancel by filling out a Cancellation Form at any Business Office.
One month memberships are non-refundable.
Four month memberships are fully refundable within 10 days of signing up. Partial refunds are not available.
Twelve month memberships are fully refundable within 10 days of signing up or, if you cancel anytime within the first six months, you will receive a 25% refund of the total membership cost.
Recurring memberships can be cancelled with 30 days written notice, if you’ve been a recurring member for more than 12 months. If you have been a recurring member for less than 12 months, there is a $200 cancellation fee.
We ask you to join us in the commitment to creating a positive, safe and inclusive environment for our members. This includes being courteous to other facility users, following rules and instructions from our staff, and refraining from vulgar, obscene or demeaning, comments or gestures.
Members are asked to wear appropriate athletic clothing while working out and are expected to wear shirts in all activity areas except the pool and basketball courts. Please only wear swimming suits in the pool area. Athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required in all activity areas. Please do not wear turf shoes on our hardwood floors.
Please be respectful by limiting your cell phone calls. If calls must be made or answered, please do so in the hallway or lobby. For privacy reasons, cell phone use is not allowed in locker rooms.
Taking pictures or recording video is not allowed in Recreational Sports facilities or fields without authorization from the Facility or Program Director. Once authorization is received, permission to be photographed or video recorded must also be obtained from any participants.
Facilities are for recreational use only. Coaching, instruction and organized activities, other than those approved by the Recreational Sports, are prohibited. Private instruction and/or coaching, whether paid or unpaid, is not allowed in any of our facilities.
Use of bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, hoverboards, Heely shoes and all like equipment are prohibited in all indoor facilities. Use of Segway Human Transporters is prohibited unless required due to a disability. Bicycles are not permitted inside facilities.
We encourage our members to leave any valuables at home and to be bring only what is necessary to our facilities. Also, we encourage them to secure what they do bring in a safe place.
Recreational Sports will stop any activity on our premises (indoor or outdoor) that staff members consider unsafe or in violation of our policies.
Please take our policies seriously. Anyone who violates our policies might be asked to leave. Persons involved in serious incidents or repeat offenders will be subjected to sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct. Non-student offenders or repeat offenders will be subject to sanctions by the Facility Manager or by the Director of Recreational Sports. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, suspension from facilities, revoking of membership privileges, student disciplinary sanctions or civil prosecution.
Recreational Sports offers a variety of spaces available for open recreation use. Open recreation is defined as use of existing equipment and facility spaces for self-directed activities by individuals or small groups of no more than 4 individuals at any given time. Open recreation participants must adhere to all facility policies and procedures which includes allowing other participants to join in the activity or use of the space. Participation in open recreation is not structured, organized or teams/groups of 5 or more. Events or activities for groups of 5 or more which require use of a space must be scheduled and approved in advance by Recreational Sports staff. Any activity (by individuals or groups) which includes coaching/instruction or music/amplified sound must also be scheduled and approved in advance by Recreational Sports staff. Please see our Facility Rental page for more information.
Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or valid guardian to enter a facility.
Games will be played to 15 points. For basketball each basket counts as 1 point.
Games will be played to 21 points.