Online Registration Info | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa


Starting November 20th, Recreational Services will be transitioning our Online Registration Process.  To learn how to sign up, follow these instructions!

You can now register for your favorite Rec Services classes, programs, and services on our website! Click here to go right to our online registration page. This link includes signing up for fitness classes and programs, swimming lessons, tennis lessons, Wildlife Camps, and more. Students, faculty, and staff will use their HawkID and password to login to their account on our online registration site, and community members will need to set up an account by emailing


Please keep in mind, some registrations require an active membership.  

Step by Step Instructions for Online Registrations

Need additional help on how to sign up for a program registration?  Follow these step by step instructions on how to sign up:


Online Registration - Aquatics, Climbing Wall, Group Fitness

Step by Step Instructions for Facility Registration Cancellations

Changed your mind and need to cancel a registration?  Follow these step by step instructions on how to cancel a registration. 


Online Cancellation - Aquatics, Climbing Wall, Group Fitness

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create an account?

If you are a student, faculty, and staff, you will use your HawkID and password to create an account on our online registration page. If you are a community member, you can create an account here.  If you have issues or questions, email

Do I have an account?

  • If you are a staff, faculty, or student, you already have an account - just use your Hawk ID and password. 
  • If you've already created an account as a member of Rec Services or for other programs (swim lessons, fitness classes, etc), you have an account.

What can I sign up for online?

An active membership is required in order to register for programs italicized.  Memberships must be purchased in person prior to being able to register for those programs. 

  • Group Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness programs (Bootcamp, Olympic Lifting, Fitness Barre, Kettlebells, etc.)
  • Hawkeye Community Rowing programs
  • Wildlife Camps
  • Tennis programs and lessons
  • Swimming lessons
  • Red Cross courses

How do I sign up my kids for a program?

Once you have an account, you'll need to add your child as a dependent. Here's how to do that:

  1. Go to our online registration portal.
  2. Click "sign in" in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Enter your user name and password (Hawk ID and password if you are student, faculty, or staff). Click "sign in."
  4. Click your username in the upper right-hand corner. 
  5. Click "add a dependent."
  6. Enter your child's name, birthday, gender, and address
  7. Done!

When registering your child, make sure you're selecting their name when registering!

What if I sign up for something and can't make it? Can I cancel and will I get a refund?

  • Aquatics, Climbing Wall, and Group Fitness Access Reservations 
    • You can cancel your registration online.  Sign into your account in the upper right hand corner. Select your username and select profile. Select 'Programs' on the left side of the screen.  Select 'Cancel' for the registration you wish to cancel.  You will be asked to confirm that you would like to cancel your registration, select yes. 
    • Please note cancellations for facility registrations are allowed up until the time of the time block. 
  • To cancel a program registration, complete our Refund Request Form for Online Purchases.  Refunds are not guaranteed. 

Can I still register at the member services desks?

Yes!  Please visit any one of our facilities to register in person. 

Can I UBill registration fees?

Not online, but you can if you sign up at the member services desk. 

How far in advance can I register for a program or facility registration?

  • Registration will open 24 hours in advance of the offering.  This includes group fitness classes and lap swimming. 
  • Registration for program offerings such as swim lessons, specialty fitness programs, etc. vary depending on the offering.  More information regarding timeframes will be provided with advertisement for each program. 

Can I register for more than one spot during the same time slot?  Different time slot?  For example, CRWC Cardio/Strength Equipment and a Group Fitness Class? 

Yes, you can register for more than one spot.  

Can I use the app to register?

Yes!  Download our app today to make registration faster and easier for you. 



Still have additional questions? Send us an email at or call us at 319-335-9293 and we would be happy to help answer them!