Memberships | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Membership benefits:

Access:

  • University IDs or Recreational Services issued membership cards, or a digital barcode from the University of Iowa Recreational Services app must be presented at check-in each time a member accesses a Recreational Services facility.
  • All non-UI student members will have their picture taken when signing up for a membership.

Membership options

Membership rates:

Member Type Year Month
UI Alumni $515 $80
UI Alumni Spouse/Domestic Partner $515 $80
UI Dependent (Ages 4 - 18) $172 $27
UI Dependent (Ages 0 - 3) FREE FREE

Membership definitions:

  • Alumni: Must hold a degree from the University of Iowa. This category requires proof of graduation. A degree verification form is available through MyUI.uiowa.edu.
    • For help logging onto MyUI, contact the IT help desk (319) 384-4357.
    • You may also visit the Registrar Service Center in 2700 University Capitol Centre (UCC) with your photo ID where they can print the degree verification for you. If they have questions you can call the Verifications desk at (319) 335-0229.
  • Alumni Sponsored Spouse/Domestic Partner: An Alumni Recreational Services Member can sponsor a Spouse/Domestic Partner at the same rate as the sponsoring member.  The sponsoring member must be a Recreation Member in order to sponsor a Spouse/Domestic Partner.Spouses and Domestic Partners will be required to show proof of one of the following:
    • Piece(s) of official mail with each person’s name and address (examples include, but are not limited to: postmarked mail, company/hospital bill, bank statement, property tax, renter's agreement, etc.)
    • Marriage Certificate or Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
    • Photo ID showing the same address.
  • Alumni Sponsored Dependent (ages 4-18)*: A qualified Alumni Recreational Services Member can sponsor all dependents for which they are legal guardians. The fee listed is the fee per dependent. The sponsoring member must be a Recreation Member in order to sponsor a Dependent.

Each time an individual wishes to purchase a sponsored membership BOTH the sponsor and the person being sponsored need to be present at sign-up, and show proof of one of the required forms of documentation listed above. This includes any renewals.

*Includes 6% Sales Tax

 

Membership rates:

Member Type Year Month
UI Community $561 $87
UI Community Dependent (Ages 4 - 18) $188 $30
UI Community Dependent (Ages 0 - 3) FREE FREE

Membership definitions:

  • Community Member: Anyone not affiliated with the University of Iowa, who wishes to have access to the UI recreation facilities.
  • Community Dependent (ages 4-18): Anyone not affiliated with the University of Iowa, who wishes to have access to the UI recreation facilities and is between the ages of 14 and 18 can purchase a Community Dependent membership without a sponsor. Also, Community Recreation Members can sponsor any dependents aged 4-18 for which they are legal guardians for memberships one month up to one year. Any dependent aged 4-13 that wants to purchase a Community Dependent membership must be sponsored by a Community Recreation Member who is their legal guardian. The fee listed is the fee per dependent. The sponsoring member must be a Recreation Member in order to sponsor a dependent.  All individuals who are between 14-18 years old must present a photo ID to purchase a membership, for both scenarios.

Each time an individual wishes to purchase a sponsored membership BOTH the sponsor and the person being sponsored need to be present at sign-up, and show proof of one of the required forms of documentation listed above. This includes any renewals.

*Includes 6% Sales Tax

 

Membership rates:

Member Type Year Month*
UI Faculty/Staff $468 $39
UI Faculty/Staff Spouse or Domestic Partner $468 $39
UI Faculty/Staff Dependent (Ages 4 - 18) $156 $13
UI Faculty/Staff Dependent (Ages 0 - 3) FREE FREE

*Perpetual payroll deduction rates are equal to the monthly membership rates listed above. Please refer to the Perpetual Memberships section below for more information.


Membership definitions:

  • UI Faculty/Staff: Any Merit or Professional and Scientific employee with an appointment with the university, regardless of the percentage.
  • UI Faculty/Staff Sponsored Spouse/Domestic Partner: A qualified UI Faculty/Staff can sponsor a Spouse/Domestic Partner at the same rate as the sponsoring member. The sponsoring member must be a Recreational Services Member in order to sponsor a Spouse/Domestic Partner. Spouses and Domestic Partners will be required to show proof of one of the following:
    • Piece(s) of official mail with each person’s name and address (examples include, but are not limited to: postmarked mail, company/hospital bill, bank statement, property tax, renter's agreement, etc.)
    • Marriage Certificate or Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
    • Photo ID showing the same address.
  • UI Faculty/Staff Sponsored Dependent (ages 4-18): A qualified UI Faculty/Staff can sponsor all dependents for which they are legal guardians. The fee listed is the fee per dependent. The sponsoring member must be a Recreational Services Member in order to sponsor a Dependent.

Each time an individual wishes to purchase a sponsored membership BOTH the sponsor and the person being sponsored need to be present at sign-up, and show proof of one of the required forms of documentation listed above. This includes any renewals.

*Includes 6% Sales Tax


How to sign up:

Faculty/Staff wishing to sponsor their Spouse/Domestic Partner and/or their Dependents will need to sign up in person to demonstrate relationship with the individual.

 Sign Up Online


Perpetual Memberships:

Perpetual memberships are available to UI faculty/staff who choose to pay using monthly payroll deduction. 

  • There is a one-time $39 setup fee.
  • We require a minimum of six deductions, not including the setup fee, before a perpetual membership may be canceled.
Updating or canceling Perpetual Memberships:

If you are interested in changing your membership status, we require either the PDF Perpetual Cancellation Form or an Online Perpetual Cancellation Form to be submitted. Memberships and/or locker cancellations for employees in the Perpetual Payroll Deduction Program become effective no earlier than the last day of the month in which the cancellation notice is received. Because each month’s membership deductions are for the prior month’s service, the final deduction will occur on the next monthly paycheck after the requested date of cancellation.

Leaving or taking a break from the University? We suggest you also cancel your membership by filling out the form.  Upon returning to the University, you can visit any of our facilities to sign up for the membership again. 


Faculty/Staff Incentive Program:

Faculty/Staff at the University of Iowa have the opportunity to participate in the Faculty/Staff Recreation Membership Incentive Program.  The program is designed to allow UI faculty and staff the opportunity to earn a 50% incentive towards an annual single faculty/staff membership (Monthly membership = $39.00/month; incentive =19.50/month).  To qualify, the following criteria must be met: 

  • Active Faculty/Staff in a 50% or greater regular position and House Staff and Postdoctoral Research Scholars
  • Complete the liveWELL Personal Health Assessment (PHA) survey one time annually (each calendar year beginning January 1 or past 90 days)
  • Use one of the Recreational Services facilities a minimum of four times a month

Post Doc Fellows: Contact Shea McMurray at shea-mcmurray@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-9295 to see if you qualify for the incentive. 

Unsure how many times you visited our facilities this month? To check your recreation visits, click here


Currently a UI Faculty/Staff member and a UI Student?

UI Faculty/Staff who are enrolled for classes at the UI will be assessed the student recreation fee. Those UI Faculty/Staff who have purchased a Recreational Services membership may apply for a refund of the student recreation fee paid. To receive the refund, the UI Faculty/Staff must submit the Recreation Fee Refund Form no later than the last day of classes for the semester for which a refund is requested: 


 

Membership rates:

Member Type Year Month
UI Retiree/Affiliate $468 $39
UI Retiree/Affiliate Spouse or Domestic Partner $468 $39
UI Retiree/Affiliate Dependent (Ages 4 - 18) $156 $13
UI Retiree/Affiliate Dependent (Ages 0 - 3) FREE FREE

Membership definitions:

  • UI Retiree: Any former UI employee who has a valid UI Retiree Photo ID.
  • UI Affiliates: Staff who have an affiliate status with the University of Iowa. This includes staff at the Daily Iowan and the UI Foundation.
  • UI Retiree or Affiliate Sponsored Spouse/Domestic Partner: A qualified UI Retiree/Affiliate can sponsor a Spouse/Domestic Partner at the same rate as the sponsoring member. The sponsoring member must be a Recreational Services Member in order to sponsor a Spouse/Domestic Partner. Spouses and Domestic Partners will be required to show proof of one of the following:
    • Piece(s) of official mail with each person’s name and address (examples include, but are not limited to: postmarked mail, company/hospital bill, bank statement, property tax, renter's agreement, etc.)
    • Marriage Certificate or Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
    • Photo ID showing the same address.
  • UI Retiree, or Affiliate Sponsored Dependent (ages 4-18): A qualified UI Retiree/Affiliate can sponsor all dependents for which they are legal guardians. The fee listed is the fee per dependent. The sponsoring member must be a Recreation Member in order to sponsor a Dependent.

Each time an individual wishes to purchase a sponsored membership BOTH the sponsor and the person being sponsored need to be present at sign-up, and show proof of one of the required forms of documentation listed above. This includes any renewals.

*Includes 6% Sales Tax

 

Membership rates:

Member Type Month Summer 2021
UI Student - Enrolled N/A - cost included in tuition and fees
UI Student - Not Enrolled / No Fee / 2+2 Student $34 $75
UI Student Spouse or Domestic Partner $34 $75
UI Student Dependent (Ages 4 - 18) $11 $25
UI Student Dependent (Ages 0 - 3) FREE FREE

Membership definitions:

  • UI Student – Enrolled: Any current UI Student who is paying mandatory student fees.
  • UI Student – No Fee: A current UI Student who is enrolled in classes but not assessed a mandatory recreation fee. 
  • UI Student – Not Enrolled: This reduced membership is available for ONE session (Fall, Spring, or Summer) for anyone who meets any one of the following criteria: A) a student who has been admitted to the University of Iowa ONE session prior to their enrollment, B) a student who is taking a session off during their enrollment at the University of Iowa, C) a student who has just graduated from the University of Iowa.
  • 2 + 2 Student: Any student who is enrolled in the first two years of the 2+2 program.
  • Student Spouse/Domestic Partner: Any UI Student status (Enrolled, Not Enrolled, No Fee, 2+2) can sponsor their Spouse/Domestic Partner. The student must be a current Recreation Member in order to sponsor a Student Spouse/Domestic Partner. Spouses and Domestic Partners will be required to show proof of one of the following:
    • Piece(s) of official mail with each person’s name and address (examples include, but are not limited to: postmarked mail, company/hospital bill, bank statement, property tax, renter's agreement, etc.)
    • Marriage Certificate or Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
    • Photo ID showing the same address.
  • Student Sponsored Dependent (ages 4-18)*: A UI Student or 2+2 Student can sponsor all dependents for which they are legal guardians. The fee listed is the fee per dependent. The student must be a current Recreation Member in order to sponsor a Student Dependent. 

Each time an individual wishes to purchase a sponsored membership BOTH the sponsor and the person being sponsored need to be present at sign-up, and show proof of one of the required forms of documentation listed above. This includes any renewals.

*Includes 6% Sales Tax

The Intramural Membership Fee is not included in the student recreation fee. Check out the Intramural Sports page for more information about the membership.


Summer Memberships

Students not enrolled in Summer classes will need to purchase a membership at the start of the summer or they will not have access to our facilities. 

Students who will need to purchase a summer membership include UI Student - Not Enrolled and UI Student - No Fee.


How to sign up:

  • Generally speaking, Recreational Services Memberships are included in tuition and fees for currently enrolled UI Students - additional sign up is not necessary.
  • For all other student memberships, students can login into our Online Portal with their HawkID and password to sign up for a monthly or summer semester membership.
  • Individuals may also visit any of our facilities in person to sign up. 

Students wishing to sponsor their Spouse/Domestic Partner and/or their Dependents will need to sign up in person to demonstrate relationship with the individual.

Sign Up Online

 

A Daily Walk-in fee can be paid in order to gain admittance to all recreation facilities on campus for one calendar day (not 24 hours).  Purchase includes access to fitness equipment, open recreation, group fitness classes, and pools when open.

Daily Walk-in Prices:

  • Ages (0 - 3): FREE
  • Ages (4 - 18): $8.00
  • Ages (19+): $10.00

Daily Walk-in Policies

  • ID Policy: Recreational Services will require a photo ID for anyone 14 and older when purchasing a daily pass or a membership.
  • Youth Policy: Youth ages 13 and under must be directly supervised by an adult to access Recreational Services facilities. Youth 13 and under are not allowed in the fitness areas. They are also not able to take regular group fitness or mind/body classes.
  • Refund Policy: Refunds for daily walk-ins will only be accepted within 15 minutes of purchasing the membership.  Anyone who uses the facility longer than 15 minutes will not be eligible for the refund. 

 

How to sign up

Payment options:
  • Recreational Services accepts cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover) for all Membership Types.
  • UI Students and Faculty/Staff can also pay by charging to their UBill.
  • Payroll deduction is only available for Faculty/Staff Perpetual memberships.
Purchase options:
  • In-person: Visit either the CRWC, Field HouseHTRC, or Fitness East with a photo ID.
    • To purchase a sponsored membership, BOTH the sponsor and the person being sponsored need to be present at sign-up. This includes any renewals.
  • Online: UI Faculty/Staff and UI Students may purchase memberships through our Online Portal.
    • All other memberships (Alumni, Community, Retiree/Affiliate, Daily Walk-ins, Spouse/Domestic Partners, and Dependents) need to be purchased in person to show proof of any necessary required documents.

 

Membership Code of Conduct

Patrons are expected to respect the rights of others and follow all university policies and codes, as well as Recreational Services rules and procedures. Disruptive behavior, as determined by Recreational Services staff, will not be tolerated. Appropriate attire should be worn according to specific activity areas. Failure to adhere to this Code or university policies may result in a patron being removed from a facility/program, termination of their membership, and/or expulsion from Recreational Services facilities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

You can cancel your membership after six payroll deductions. The cancellation form needs to be filled out prior to the 6th deduction.

  • Example: If you signed up and paid the set-up fee in January, your first deduction was on March 1 and your last required deduction is August 1 for your July membership. 

Yes, everyone is required 6 payroll deductions before they can cancel.

  1. Check to see if you meet all of the requirements listed here
  2. If you meet the requirements, visit the CRWC, Field House, or Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex to sign up for a faculty/staff perpetual membership.
  3. If you don't meet the requirements, you can still sign up for a faculty/staff perpetual membership, but you will not receive the incentive credit. 

You will see the full membership fee taken out of your Ubill each month, and the incentive credit (if achieved) shows up under the “earnings” section of your paycheck. 

  • Example:  If you meet all of the requirements in January, you will see the incentive credit on your March 1 paycheck under the “earnings” section. 

Check your visits online, or call/visit the member services desk at one of the indoor facilities. When you visit the online registration page, follow these steps:

  1. Login in the upper right hand corner. 
  2. Select your username and then select 'Profile'
  3. Select 'Facilities' and then 'Access History'. You will then see all your visits. 
  4. If you attended a virtual fitness class, you will also want to select 'Programs' and then 'Attendance'.  Here is where you will see your check in status for virtual fitness classes. 

UI Faculty/Staff who are enrolled for classes at the UI will be assessed the student recreation fee. Those UI Faculty/Staff who have purchased a Recreational Services membership may apply for a refund of the student recreation fee paid. To receive the refund, the UI Faculty/Staff must submit the Recreation Fee Refund Form no later than the last day of classes for the semester for which a refund is requested.

Every member gets two free forgotten ID passes per semester. You can also download the Recreational Services App and use your Digital ID Barcode to gain access.

Guests are welcome at all indoor facilities! Simply pay the daily walk-in fee.  Everyone 14 years and older needs to have a photo ID with them to access our facilities.  

Locker availability varies by building.  Please visit our locker page for more information or call (319) 335-9293 to ask about locker availability for the building of your choice. 

Please bring in a degree verification form.  You can get this from MyUI.  For help logging into MyUI, please contact the Office of Registrar at (319) 335-0238.  

Individuals who are current members have the opportunity to sponsor their spouse/domestic partner and their dependents.  

  • Spouse/Domestic Partner: A Recreational Services Member can sponsor their Spouse/Domestic Partner. Spouses and Domestic Partners will be required to show proof of one of the following:
    • Piece(s) of official mail with each person’s name and address (examples include, but are not limited to: postmarked mail, company/hospital bill, bank statement, property tax, renter's agreement, etc.)
    • Marriage Certificate or Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
    • Photo ID showing the same address.
  • Sponsored Dependent (ages 4-18): A Recreational Services Member can sponsor all dependents for which they are legal guardians. The fee listed is the fee per dependent. 

Contact Us

NameTitleEmailPhone
Shea McMurray
Assistant Director of Facility Operations
Chuck Thomas
Assistant Director of Facility Operations
Mike Valentine
Assistant Director of Facility Operations