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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.

Become a Member

Your Benefits

We have three main facilities perfect for you:

CCRBIMSBNCRB
Pool25 yards, 6 lanes25 yards, 6 lanes
Indoor track220 yards176 yards
Free weights
Weight machines658947
Cardio machines12512449
Basketball courts342
Volleyball courts22
Badminton courts32
Squash courts334
Personal Training
Group-X classes
Showers and lockers
Sauna

Check out the entire list of fields and facilities that Recreational Sports offers.


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.

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
  • Recent graduates (during the semester immediately following their graduation)

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.)

Affiliates of the University are:

  • Visiting scholars
  • Post-doctoral students
  • Academic affiliates
  • Research fellows
  • U‑M contractors
  • U‑M volunteers

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 a friend of a U‑M student, employee, affiliate, retiree or alum. “Friend” status also applies to:

  • Temporary employees
  • Job candidates
  • Guest speakers
  • Prospective students and their families
  • U‑M conference attendees
  • Summer camp participants

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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Rates

Free! Part of your tuition goes toward facility access.

1 month $40
4 months $120
12 months $240
1 month $60
4 months $180
12 months $360
Perpetual $30/month
1 month $30
12 months $180
Perpetual $15/month
1 month $70
12 months $420
Perpetual $35/month
1 month $70
12 months $420

$10 for an all-day pass, good for the entire day on which it’s purchased. Includes the use of a locker.

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

How to Sign Up

  1. Determine what membership type you qualify for. Or consider a Virtual Punch Card.
  2. Bring the necessary IDs and/or paperwork to our Business Office in the CCRB, IMSB or NCRB.
  3. Fill out the forms, show your documentation and purchase your membership. Then you can start enjoying your membership immediately.

Visitors & Passes

Bring a Guest

Want to bring a friend? Get a one-day guest pass for $10—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.

Virtual Punch Cards for Occasional Visitors

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.

5 Uses$50
15 Uses$100
30 Uses$150

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.

Sponsored & Friend Passes

Organizers of conferences or seminars held at U‑M may purchase passes for their attendees or guests. Contact us for details.

1 day$10/person
3 days$25/person
7 days$40/person

Multi-day passes are for consecutive days.


Lockers

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.

  • Coin-return: Free
  • Daily: $2/day
  • Permanent, suitable for overnight use
    • 1 month: $30
    • 4 months: $60
    • 1 year: $180

 

Permanent Locker Details

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.


Policies

Mcards

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.

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.

Payment Options

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:

  • 1 Month Membership = 1 deduction
  • 4 Month Membership = 1–3 deductions
  • 12 Month Membership = 1–10 deductions
  • Perpetual Membership = monthly deductions

Renewing Your Membership

For Faculty and Staff, Retirees and Alumni

You will receive an email reminder two weeks before your membership’s expires. You can renew in person or online.

Perpetual memberships offer the best value, and your membership is renewed automatically each year until you tell us otherwise.

For Spouses, Partners, Family Members and Friends

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.

Cancellations & Refunds

Before you cancel, please review our refund policies below. To cancel your membership, come to any Recreational Sports Business Office 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.

Perpetual memberships may be cancelled with 30 days written notice. You can cancel by filling out a Cancellation Form at any Business Office or by sending us an email.

Refund Policy

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.

Perpetual memberships can be cancelled with 30 days written notice, if you’ve been a perpetual member for more than 12 months. If you have been a perpetual member for less than 12 months, there is a $200 cancellation fee.

Facility Conduct

Attire

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.

Cell Phones

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.

Photography and Video Recording

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.

Private Instruction and Coaching

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.

Prohibited Wheeled Items

Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, Segway Human Transporters, and all similar equipment are prohibited in all indoor facilities.

Security

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.

Violations of Facility 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.

Participant Conduct

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.

Extended Room Policies

General Fitness Area Policies

  • Individuals must be 13 years of age to utilize these areas. Children 13-18 must be directly supervised by their parent/guardian.
  • Wipe sweat off equipment, after it has been used, with provided towel and disinfectant supplies.
  • Keep all walkways and areas clear of personal belongings.
  • No food allowed in fitness areas. All drinks must be in a sealed container.
  • Please limit your time on cardio machines to 30 minutes during peak hours or when others are waiting.
  • Headphones required when listening to any audio.
  • Always return equipment to its proper location and always re-rack your weights.
  • Equipment is not to be removed from rooms to be used in other rooms.
  • Equipment must be used for its designed purpose.
  • All personal training must be done through the Recreational Sports Fitness & Wellness Program.
  • Fitness Attendants are available to show you how to use the equipment.
  • Please refer to Recreational Sports website for policies regarding open recreation, the use of scheduled spaces, and reserving spaces.All members are expected to abide by the decisions of the Recreational Sports Staff.

Strength Area Policies

  • Always return equipment to its proper location and always re-rack your weights.
  • Allow others to work in with you while doing multiple sets.
  • All weights must be returned to the ground in a controlled manner.
  • Please do not slam or drop your weights.
  • Collars must be used at all times.
  • Spotters are strongly recommended when using the free weights.
  • Please ask a Fitness Attendant for assistance if needed.
  • Olympic lifts and releases must be done on platforms.
  • No overhead releases.
  • No chalk.

Clothing

  • Shirt is required and must cover the entire torso-stomach, rib cage and chest.
  • Clean, closed-toed activity appropriate footwear is required. Shoes must have a heel or heel strap. Bare feet, socks and backless shoes will not be allowed. Please make sure shoes are free of debris before entering the facility.
  • Clothing deemed potentially damaging to the equipment, by Recreational Sports Staff, is prohibited.
  • Exceptions to these clothing policies are allowed in pools, saunas, multi-purpose rooms and heavy bag areas.
  • Clothing with profane language, inappropriate subjects, etc. are not permitted to be worn in the facility.
  • Recreational Sports Staff has final say in determining appropriate clothing.

Olympic Platforms (IMSB Only)

  • Bumper plates must be used while on the platforms at all times.
  • Olympic lifts & releases must be done on platforms.
  • Return equipment to its proper location and always re-rack your weights after use.
  • No chalk.
  • Collars must be used at all times.
  • Spotter is strongly recommended. Please ask a Fitness Attendant for assistance if needed.

Pool Policy

  • All swimmers must wear appropriate swimming apparel. Bermuda shorts, cutoffs, etc., are unacceptable.
  • Children under the age of 18 years may only use the pool with direct supervision of a parent/guardian.
  • Everyone must take a soapy shower before entering the pool.
  • Any person suffering from an infection of the skin, eye, nose, mouth or ear cannot enter the pool.
  • No diving allowed.
  • Swimming aids such as eye goggles, kickboards, pull buoys, swim fins and hand paddles are allowed.
  • Lane splitting and circle swimming policies are posted at all Recreational Sports pool areas. Please read and follow the posted policies.

Sauna Policy

  • The temperature is between 160°F and 190°F.
  • Persons suffering from heart disease, or high or low blood pressure, should not enter the saunas.
  • Children under the age of 16 years may only use the saunas with direct supervision of a parent/ guardian.
  • Parents should be advised that there are additional risks and hazards related to children’s use of saunas.
  • No sweatpants, shirts or shoes are allowed in the sauna.
  • Patrons are advised to use towel when sitting on sauna benches.
  • Water and wet towels should never be put on the rocks or the heating element; this will only cause it to shutdown.
  • The light must remain “on” when in use.

Racquetball and Squash Court Reservation Policy

  • Court reservations are accepted for racquetball and squash. Reservations can be made anytime for play later that day.Next day reservations are also accepted beginning at 5:30 pm. Please call the following phone numbers for the facility you would like to make a court reservation:
    • CCRB Reservation Line: (734) 764-8167
    • IMSB Reservation Line: (734) 764-3163
    • NCRB Reservation Line: (734) 764-2117
  • Court reservations are intended to be for the intended design of that court. For instance, racquetball play has priority in a racquetball court. If courts are unused, then they are free for allowed drop-in activities.
  • Only one reservation per person/group per day per sport is allowed.
  • Courts are not available for rentals during building hours. For after-hours rentals, visit our Facility Rentals page.
  • Members must secure a reserved court no later than ten minutes after the reservation time. Unclaimed courts become open courts.
  • Any individual or group that uses a racquetball or squash court for any other activity other than racquetball or squash will be asked to leave the court if others wish to use the room for either racquetball or squash, regardless of any prior reservations.

Open Court Policy

  • Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Determine your priority by checking with other waiting players.
  • At least one player must wait by the court to maintain priority.
  • Courts change on the half hour, regardless of how long you have been on the court (top and bottom of each hour).
  • Persons/groups waiting at court at change times get the court(s).

Challenge Court Policy

  • Priority is based on a first-come, first served order.
  • Determine who has priority ahead of you.
  • Full court challenge games always have a priority over half court games.
  • Stay by the court. If you are not present you will lose your priority.
  • After one match, the losing player/team must vacate the court.
  • In the event of three consecutive wins, the winning player/team must also vacate the court.
  • Persons waiting to play have priority over persons already playing.
  • When a team lacks the required minimum number of players, persons waiting have priority for selection to a team.
  • For a court designated for a particular sport, the designated sport has priority over any other sport.
Basketball, Volleyball & Badminton

Games will be played to 15 points. For basketball each basket counts as 1 point.

Handball, Paddleball, Racquetball, Squash, Wallyball

Games will be played to 21 points.

Exercise on your terms.
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