Memberships

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Become a Member

A RecWell membership provides you affordable access to several facilities, programs, and services on campus. Membership grants access to the following University Recreation and Wellness Facilities: URWC, SPG, Fieldhouse, Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center, and URW Sports Field Complex.

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Students

Fee-Paying Students — You're Already A Member!

All University of Minnesota students paying the Student Services Fee have automatic membership. A valid U Card gets you to access to various RecWell facilities.

Non-Fee Paying Students

Students at the University of Minnesota not paying the Student Services Fee need to purchase a membership at the rates below. 

Graduate Assistants on the Graduate Assistant Health Plan who are not paying the Student Services Fees can receive an $80 discount on a gym membership each semester at RecWell. Visit Member Services at the University Recreation and Wellness Center - Minneapolis campus to update or start your membership, and let them know you would like the Boynton discounted rate. The gym discount program is structured so the discount is taken off upfront. 

If you have questions, please contact the Member Services office at (612) 626-9222 and press “0” or email [email protected].   

Prices shown below are post-tax:

Membership

Minneapolis

St. Paul Gym

Fall / Spring Semester

$178.24

$177.17

2nd Half Fall/Spring Semester

$91.82

$91.27

Summer Semester

$83.18

$82.68

1/2 Summer Semester

$43.21

$42.95

 

Non-Fee Paying Students — Purchase a Student Membership

*Membership provides access to the following University Recreation and Wellness Facilities: URWC, SPG, Fieldhouse, Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center, and URW Sports Field Complex.

Faculty, Staff, and Retirees

Faculty and staff members at the University of Minnesota are eligible to purchase a RecWell membership. Retirees are eligible to purchase non-payroll deduction memberships at the Faculty/Staff Rate.

Prices shown below are post-tax:

Item

Minneapolis

St. Paul Gym

Payroll Deduction - per pay period*

$17.20

$17.20

Payroll Deduction Enrollment Fee**

$43.21

$42.95

3-Month

$129.63

$128.85

6-Month

$248.46

$246.96

Annual

$486.11

$483.19

Fall / Spring Semester

$202.01

$200.79

2nd Half Fall/Spring Semester

$102.62

$102.01

Summer Semester

$91.82

$91.27

1/2 Summer Semester

$48.61

$48.31

 

 

Purchase A Faculty/Staff Membership

Membership provides access to the following University Recreation and Wellness Facilities: URWC, SPG, Fieldhouse, Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center, and URW Sports Field Complex.

*26 pay periods; Payroll Deduction memberships must be purchased in-person at the Members Service Desk of the University Recreation and Wellness Center or the St. Paul Gym.

** Special Promotional Period: This one-time enrollment fee will be waived September 1-30, 2022.

Please note that Aramark, MPhysicians (University of Minnesota Physicians), Visiting Scholars, Post Doctorate Fellows, retirees, and non-Twin Cities location employees are not eligible for payroll deduction memberships.

All purchases will be tracked and those eligible for membership will have the option to apply Day Pass fees up to $24 towards a semester, 6-month, annual or payroll deduction membership within 30-days of purchase.

UMN Faculty and Staff can use RecWell facilities for free on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

Access also includes free open climbing (Mpls only), free Group Fitness classes, and a free daily locker. Visit the Member Service Desk at the University Recreation and Wellness Center of the St. Paul Gym when checking in.

Summer 2022 Dates: Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 18

Fall 2022 Dates: coming soon!

Alumni, Affiliates, and Community

Community Members

Community memberships are available at the St. Paul Gym for individuals age 18 or older not affiliated with the University of Minnesota. This membership is valid only at the St. Paul Gym and does not offer any guest or family day privileges. 

Alumni

Graduates of any University of Minnesota campus are eligible to purchase a membership. Alumni must provide a copy of their diploma or unofficial transcript at time of initial enrollment to verify status.

Affiliates

Affiliates include UMMC Fairview, UMN Physicians, Aramark, French Meadow, St. Paul Campus Forestry Department, USDA, North Central Research Station, and MN Crop Improvement Association.  Affiliates must present photo ID and most current pay stub for verification at the time of membership purchase or renewal.

ALUMNI / UNIVERSITY AFFILIATES

Membership

Minneapolis

St. Paul Gym

3-Month

$140.43

$139.59

6-Month

$270.06

$268.44

Annual

$507.72

$504.66

 

ST. PAUL COMMUNITY 

Membership

St. Paul Gym

3-Month

$139.59

6-Month

$268.44

Annual

$504.66

 

*Membership provides access to the following University Recreation and Wellness Facilities: URWC, SPG, Fieldhouse, Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center, and URW Sports Field Complex.

All purchases will be tracked and those eligible for a membership will have the option to apply Day Pass fees up to $24 towards a semester, 6-month, annual or payroll deduction membership within 30-days of purchase.

Sponsored Member

A current RecWell member can act as a sponsor for one adult (18 years or older). A sponsored member is charged the same fee as any member. Please note that a sponsored membership may not exceed the duration of the sponsor's membership and his/her membership must remain active to stay eligible.

*Membership provides access to the following University Recreation and Wellness Facilities: URWC, SPG, Fieldhouse, Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center, and URW Sports Field Complex.

Sponsored Member Policies

Guest Passes

Rates

Rates shown below are post-tax:

Pass

Minneapolis

St. Paul Gym

1-Day

$12.00

$12.00

Week

$41.05

$40.80

Guest Pass Policy

  • Members of University Recreation and Wellness (URW) may bring one (1) guest into the facilities by purchasing a Guest Pass
  • Children 8 and older require a Guest Pass, while children 7 and under are admitted free; limit two children per parent
  • Each member is allowed to bring two (2) paying guests on weekends, during breaks and summer session
  • Guests must present a photo ID
  • All Guests must enter and leave with their host
  • The host is responsible for the conduct and actions of their guest
  • Improper conduct by a guest can affect the current and future eligibility of the host
  • Sponsored Members and St. Paul Gym Community Members do not have guest privilege

Family Day

NOTE: Currently suspended due to COVID-19

Gym Reimbursement

If you have an eligible insurance plan, you are able to receive a monthly reimbursement for active participation. Visit a RecWell facility at least the monthly minimum required by your insurance company, and enjoy a $20 reimbursement to your checking or savings account each month you make your visits. 

New RecWell Member Sign Up 

Returning RecWell Member

If you are a University of Minnesota graduate student on the Blue Cross Blue Shield Graduate Assistant Health Plan, please contact the Office of Student Health Benefits at 612-624-0627 before enrolling.

Find more information on Gym Reimbursement.