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To access Campus Recreation facilities, patrons must have a valid Campus Recreation membership. Membership is included for all undergraduate and graduate students currently paying into student fees. All other patrons can purchase a membership to enjoy what Campus Recreation has to offer.

A Campus Recreation membership includes access to the IM Building, White Building, Natatorium, and Rec Hall. Access to all three fitness centers, informal recreation areas, open pool hours, and most group fitness classes are all included with the membership. This includes the outdoor pool during summer.

Student Memberships

Penn State students do not need to purchase a membership to use the Campus Recreation facilities. The membership for full- and part-time students are included as part of the Student Initiated Fee paid each semester. 

Summer Memberships

Students who are not actively taking classes during the summer can purchase a membership for $57. Student Summer Membership can only be purchased in person at the IM Building sales desk. Branch campus students taking summer classes at UP can purchase the summer membership as well for $57. 

Recent Graduates

Any recent graduate is eligible for our Associate Membership for the semester immediately following their graduation.  Membership options are $95 for the summer or $50 for 1 month.  Memberships can be purchased in person only at the IM Building, and you must show proof that you recently graduated.

Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Memberships

  • $50/month (30 days from the date of purchase)
  • $95/semester (Based on three semesters and follows the academic calendar - fall, spring, and summer)
  • $230 annually (Annual memberships start from the date of purchase and are available year-round for sale)

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 marriage certificate. The cost is $95 per semester or $230 annually (beginning of fall to the end of summer). A spouse/partner is eligible to have a membership without their sponsoring person having one as well, but both must be present to purchase.

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.

  • $50/month (30 days from the date of purchase)
  • $95/semester (Based on three semesters and follows the academic calendar - fall, spring, and summer)
  • $230 annually (Annual memberships start from the date of purchase and are available year-round for sale)

Community Memberships

Cost

$500 annually (Annual memberships start from the date of purchase and are available year-round for sale)

Eligibility

        •   18 or older

        •   a dues-paying member of the Penn State Alumni Association

Availability

200 memberships are available for purchase beginning the week prior to the start of the fall semester.

Guest Pass

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 for $10 at the IM Building, White Building, and Natatorium.

How to purchase

Community members must visit the IM Building on the University Park Campus to register and pay in person. Memberships will be sold during building hours. You will need to present an Alumni Association Card and photo ID to register.