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NEW in Fall 2013:
UW-Madison Faculty/Staff, UW-Hospital employees, and their Spouse/Domestic Partners may now try our facilities and Group-X classes for FREE for one week prior to becoming a member. Just stop by our Member Services offices and let us know that you'd like to sign up for the free trial week. 

UW-Madison regular and affiliate faculty and staff who possess a valid UW-Madison ID card are eligible to purchase a Recreational Sports Membership, allowing access to all four recreational facilities. Faculty/Staff must present a valid UW-Madison ID card (WISCARD) upon entrance.

Perpetual payroll deduction options are available.

Click here to view our 2013-2014 Faculty/Staff Brochure.

Membership Fees

Spring 2014 1/1/14-5/16/14
Summer 2014 5/17/14-8/24/14
Spring & Summer 1/1/14-8/24/14 $153
Academic 8/26/13-5/16/14
Annual 8/26/13-8/24/14
2 Month*
1 Month*
1 Week*
Daily - Guest Pass

*We are now selling membership durations of 1-Week, 1-Month, and 2-Month memberships. These are not reoccurring weekly or monthly memberships and do not accommodate for building closures. They can only be purchased for the set duration periods listed. With the purchase of a week or month membership, you are eligible to participate in Intramural Sports for the duration of membership. However, a day pass does not allow for Intramural Sports participation.

Please note that memberships are not pro-rated and 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. 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 faculty/staff member and a Recreational Sports member, you also have access to the following programs. Click on the links for more information, including prices.


-A variety of group exercise classes are available at the SERF and NAT with the purchase of a Group-X 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

- 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

-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.

Dean Health Plan

Group Health Cooperative (GHC)

Physicians Plus Plan
Unity Health Insurance