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NEW in Fall 2014:

Our newly labeled “Affiliate Membership” is open to all UW Affiliates including Faculty/Staff, Emeritus/Retired, UW Hospital, Alumni, and Spouse/Domestic Partners. Members must present a valid UW-Madison ID card (WISCARD) upon entrance.

Membership Fees

Affiliate Price
$85 ($21.25/month)
8-Month $170 ($21.25/month)
$220 ($18.33/month)

UW-Madison Alumni and Spouse Domestic Partners, please click to find out the next steps to purchase your membership.

Please note that additional court fees are required for court time at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium for all members.

Memberships can be purchased at any facility's Member Services office or online. For questions, please contact memberships@recsports.wisc.edu.

Perpetual Payroll Deduction Options

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Perpetual Payroll Deduction Cancellation

Included in Your Membership

•Access to four facilities

Locker use

Equipment checkout

Merchandise for purchase

Cardiovascular & strength training equipment

Two recreational swimming pools

Basketball, volleyball, & futsal courts 

Walking/jogging/running indoor track

Additional Programs Available

As a Recreational Sports member, you also have access to the following programs. Click on the links for more information, including prices.

•Group Fitness

-A variety of group exercise classes are available at the SERF and NAT with the purchase of a Group Fitness membership or day pass. You must be a Rec Sports member in order to attend these classes.

Personal Training and Health Coach 

-A nationally certified personal fitness trainer helps you achieve your desired fitness and health results by formulating a customized plan to meet your goals.  

Swimming Lessons

-Adult group, private, and semi-private swimming lessons are offered at the SERF and NAT. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified Water Safety Instructors.

Sport Clubs *Only includes Faculty/Staff members

- The Sport Clubs Program is comprised of various student organizations focused on a particular sport. Many clubs are organized for the primary purpose of competition, while other clubs are recreational or instructional in nature.

Intramural Sports *Only includes Faculty/Staff members. 

-Whether you're a former varsity athlete or a first-time participant, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with our intramural program. Choose your teammates and level of competition for a variety of sports. 

Forget Your Wiscard?

Members who have forgotten their Wiscard may gain entrance to any of our facilities by showing a valid photo ID and providing their Wiscard ID number. This is considered a courtesy pass and may be used six times per semester. 

Confiscated ID Policy

Any fraudulent use of an ID will be rendered punishable by administrative sanctions. In order to ensure the safety of the facility and our members, any ID card used in a fraudulent manner will be immediately confiscated. To retrieve a confiscated ID, you must provide a valid photo ID and pay a $20 administration fee. Fees must be paid to the Recreational Sports programs office in the facility in which the violation occurred. 

Exercise for Insurance Rewards

Your insurance company may offer certain benefits based on your physical activity. Check with your provider or click on a link below for details.

Group Health Cooperative (GHC)

Physicians Plus Plan
Unity Health Insurance