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Currently affiliated students, faculty/staff, and guest/audit students may purchase a “universal” pass for their spouse or domestic partner to use the SERF, Natatorium, CRSC, and Nielsen Tennis Stadium during all open recreation hours. Alternatively, an exclusive pass may be purchased for the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

Prices & Conditions

Prices and conditions may vary depending on university status. Click the links below for specific details relating to your affiliation with UW-Madison. 

Spouse/Domestic Partner of a Student

Spouse/Domestic Partner of a Faculty/Staff Member

Spouse/Domestic Partner of a Guest/Audit Student

Proof of Relationship

A married couple must provide a marriage certificate/license or two forms of documentation proving their marriage. “Domestic partner” refers to those who have legally registered their partnership with the City of Madison or have completed the campus form. Domestic partners must complete the UW-Madison Declaration of Domestic Partnership Form in addition to providing two forms of acceptable documentation proving their relationship.

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 

Rec Sports ID Card

After purchasing a Spouse/Domestic Partner Membership, you will be issued a Rec Sports ID Card. You will have your photo taken at the time of purchase, which will be your photo identification needed to access facilities. This pass must be presented upon entering the facility and is valid at the SERF, NAT, CRSC and Nielsen Tennis Stadium. 

Additional Programs Available

As a spouse/domestic partner 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.

•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.