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You’re Automatically a Member!

As an enrolled UW-Madison student (or Special Student), you automatically pay Segregated University Fees when you pay tuition.  A portion of these fees covers your Recreational Sports Membership so there is no additional charge for you to use our facilities. All you need to do is present a valid UW-Madison ID card (Wiscard) upon entry.

Graduating in December? 

Learn how you can stay active with Rec Sports with our Alumni Membership.

Winter Break Membership.

Graduates staying in town over Winter Break are eligible for a membership for $25. This runs from Monday, December 22 - Monday, January 19 (check our hours to see which facilities will be open). Winter Break Memberships may be purchased at any member services office.

*Students enrolled in Spring semester do not need to purchase a Winter Break Membership. 

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


Group Fitness

-A wide 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.

Sport Clubs

-The Sport Clubs Program is comprised of various student organizations, each 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. 

Purchase a Guest Pass

Guest passes may be purchased for non-members, including friends visiting from out of town, at RServices.

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)

Unity Health Insurance