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Campus Recreation Memberships

A Campus Recreation membership is included for all undergraduate and graduate students who are actively enrolled in classes and are being assessed the Student Initiated Fee. All others may acquire access by purchasing a membership.

Membership includes access to our programs and informal recreation spaces located at the IM Building, Mary White Building, McCoy Natatorium, and Hepper Fitness Center adjacent to Rec Hall.

Masks Are Required
Penn State Campus Recreation may be forced to impose a moratorium on access to its facilities, including the IM Building, White Building, and Hepper Fitness Center, unless compliance with the University’s indoor masking requirement significantly increases in these facilities soon.

Campus Recreation, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, will continue to monitor mask wearing in the facilities and will make a decision on closing if there is a significant disregard for mask wearing. In addition, patrons who disregard the mask requirement may be subject to other sanctions, such as removal from the building, referral to student conduct (for student patrons) or revoking of membership.
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Student Memberships

    Student Membership

    Student Memberships

    Actively enrolled University Park students do not need to purchase a membership to use the Campus Recreation facilities. Memberships for full- and part-time students are included in the Student Initiated Fee paid each semester. 

    Student Summer Membership

    Student Summer Membership

    University Park students who are not actively taking classes during the summer can purchase a membership for $57. The Student Summer Membership can only be purchased in person at the IM Building sales desk.

    Recent Graduate Membership

    Recent Graduates

    Any recent graduate is eligible for our Associate Membership for the semester immediately following their graduation. Memberships can be purchased in person only at the IM Building, and you must show proof that you recently graduated.

    • Monthly Membership: $50
      30 days from the date of purchase

    • Semester Membership: $95

    Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Memberships

    Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Memberships

    Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Memberships

    Current Penn State Faculty, Staff, and Retirees in good standing are eligible for the following memberships:

    • Monthly Membership $50
      30 days from the date of purchase

    • Semester Membership $95
      Based on three semesters and follows the academic calendar - fall, spring, and summer

    • Annual Membership $230
      Annual memberships start from the date of purchase and are available year-round for sale

    • Annual Payroll Deduction Membership
      Available for current University Park faculty and staff only.

    Visiting Scholars

    Visiting Scholars

    Penn State visiting scholars are eligible for an Associate Membership. Memberships must be purchased in person at the IM Building. Please bring a copy of your signed offer letter showing start/end dates.

    • Visiting Scholars Monthly: $50
      30 days from the date of purchase

    • Visiting Scholars Semester: $95 
      Based on three semesters and follows the academic calendar - fall, spring, and summer

    • Visiting Scholars Annual: $230
      Annual memberships start from the date of purchase and are available year-round for sale

    Payroll Deduction
    Payroll deduction will be available for all Faculty and Staff at University Park beginning Monday, July 12. Simply sign up by visiting our main sales desk at the front of the IM Building to have your $19.16 monthly payment automatically deducted from your pay beginning with your August paycheck. You may begin using your membership on Monday, July 12. There is a minimum 1 year commitment. Please bring a credit card for a prorated first month’s payment. We do not accept cash or checks.
    Payroll Deduction

    Community and Guest Memberships

    Associate Membership (Spouse/Partner Memberships)

    Associate Memberships (Spouse/Partner Memberships)

    Penn State faculty, staff, retirees, and students are eligible to purchase an Associate Membership for their spouse or partner. To purchase a membership, both people must be present at the time of purchase and provide one of the following: photo IDs with matching address, mail with matching address, or a copy of a marriage certificate. A spouse/partner is eligible to have a membership without their sponsoring person having one as well, but both must be present to purchase.

    • Associate Membership Monthly: $30
      30 days from the date of purchase

    • Associate Membership Semester: $95 
      Based on three semesters and follows the academic calendar - fall, spring, and summer

    • Associate Membership Annual: $230
      Annual memberships start from the date of purchase and are available year-round for sale

    Alumni Memberships (Community Members)

    Alumni Memberships (Community Members)

    Alumni memberships are not being offered at this time.  Please continue to check back for the most recent information regarding availability.

    Alumni 18 or older that have a valid Penn State Alumni Association Membership can purchase annual memberships. Bring proof of Alumni Association affiliation with you at the time of purchase. Visit the IM Building sales desk to learn more.

    • Alumni/Community Membership Annual: $500
    Football Weekend Memberships

    Football Weekend Membership

    Football weekend memberships are not being offered at this time.  Please continue to check back for the most recent information regarding availability.

    Alumni 18 or older that have a valid Penn State Alumni Association Membership can purchase football weekend memberships. The membership includes access to all available facilities for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the home football weekend (IM Building and Natatorium are closed on home football Saturdays). Please bring proof of Alumni Association affiliation with you at the time of purchase

    • Individual Football Weekend: $30

    • Season-long Football Weekend: $150

    • Additional Guest Access: $10 daily
      Optional to sponsor one guest per membership over the age of 18

    Guest Passes

    Guest Passes

    Guest passes are not being offered at this time.  Please continue to check back for the most recent information regarding availability.

    Guest passes are available for purchase for visitors 18 or older. A Campus Recreation Member must accompany guest at all times. Only one guest is allowed per member. Passes can be purchased at the IM Building. Guest passes are only available for purchase in person with the guest and sponsor present at time of sale.

    Sponsors are responsible for the behavior and actions of their guest at all times while they are in the facility and may be subject to discipline for failure to follow all posted guidelines and verbal directions of Campus Recreation staff.

    Memberships will be sold from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. You will need to present an Alumni Association Card and photo ID to register.

    • Daily Guest Pass: $10

    Locker Rental

    Lockers are available for Campus Recreation members to rent at the IM Building and McCoy Natatorium. A lock is provided when you purchase the rental.

    Rentals must be purchased in person at the IM Building sales desk. Day-use lockers are also available at all of our locations free of charge

    • Semester Locker Rental: $50

    • Annual Locker Rental: $150

    • McCoy Natatorium Semester Locker Rental: $25

    • McCoy Natatorium Annual Locker Rental: $75

    Common Questions about Memberships

    What does a Campus Rec membership provide?

    Membership Benefits

    Campus Recreation membership includes access to fitness centers, most group exercise classes, and open recreation areas (indoor track, basketball, racquetball, squash, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, etc.) in the Intramural and White buildings.

    Members will also have access to Hepper Fitness Center, adjacent to Rec Hall and McCoy Natatorium.

    What is not included in a membership?

    Membership Exclusions

    Expanded Services and Programming options will require an additional fee. Examples include personal training, some specialty or individual fitness training, individual climbing training, IM sport registrations, Adventure Recreation trips, the Tennis Center (with the exception of students who have access via their student fee) and Stone Valley rental fees.

    Do I need a membership if I don't use the fitness centers?

    Membership is required for access

    An active membership is required for anyone to enter a Campus Recreation facility (IM Building, White Building, Hepper Fitness Center, McCoy Natatorium). Patrons will swipe their valid Penn State ID+ or Campus Recreation Membership card upon entering each facility.

    Can I drop my kid off to play basketball?

    Minors at Campus Rec 

    Most Campus Rec facilities are not available for youth under 18 years of age. The Natatorium, the Tennis Center, and Stone Valley Recreation Area are the exceptions.  These programs have a variety of youth options available.

    Can I check out equipment?

    Checking out Equipment

    All Campus Recreation members may borrow a variety of sports & fitness equipment to use in our facilities for free with their Penn State ID+/Membership Card.

    Options include, but are not limited to: basketballs, racquetball gear, squash, tennis, table tennis, climbing shoes, bocce sets, and more.

    Penn State Student Affairs
    Campus Recreation
    Location

    IM Building
    University Park, PA 16802
    campusrec@psu.edu