Recreational Services is your destination for recreation.  With four facilities spread throughout campus, we surely have an activity for you!

Anyone can utilize our facilities and services. In order to access our offerings, a membership is required (day options also exist). Membership rates vary based on affiliation with the University. Explore your options and reach out to us if you have any questions.  

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. 

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


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. 


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 2022
UI Student - Enrolled N/A - Included in tuition and fees
UI Student - Not Enrolled / No Fee / 2+2 Student $34 $77
UI Student Spouse or Domestic Partner $34 $77
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.

    

Membership benefits

Access to all four indoor Recreational Services facilities, including the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center,  Field HouseHawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex, and Fitness East

Free access to most activities, including: swimming, group exercise classes, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, strength/cardio equipment.

Discounted rates and/or exclusive access to specialized programming.

Sign up:

In person:

Visit either the CRWCField HouseFitness East, or HTRC with a photo ID.

Online: 

Online Membership Registration

*Fac/Staff Perpetual Payroll Deduct Memberships can only sign up in person or by emailing us at rec-services@uiowa.edu.

*New Alumni, Daily Walk-Ins, Spouse/Domestic Partners, and Dependent memberships need to be purchased in person to show proof of any necessary required documents. 

Daily Walk-In's

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 Policies

  • ID Policy: Recreational Services will require a photo ID for anyone 14 and older when purchasing a daily pass.
  • 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. 


 

Daily Walk-In Rates
Age Price
0-3 FREE
4-18 $8.00
19+ $10.00

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

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.

Fac/Staff Payroll Deduct Perpetual Memberships: 

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 CRWCField 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. 

Memberships are non-refundable except for medical and health conditions, deployment, or extraneous circumstances with written verification.  Members may request a refund by completing a Refund Request Form.

Members who pay via monthly payroll deduction will not be issued refunds/credits for previous deductions.

Contact us

Shea McMurray headshot

Shea McMurray

Assistant Director of Facility Operations
Campus Recreation & Wellness Center
Fitness East
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Mike Valentine

Assistant Director of Facility Operations
Field House