Eligibility and Fees

Recreation Fees Refund Information

Refunds have been provided to undergraduate, graduate, faculty/staff, associate and alumni recreation members as follows:

  • Prorated membership fee for 8 weeks of the spring semester 
  • Pre-paid summer membership fee
  • Pre-paid summer locker fee
  • Remaining/unused personal training sessions purchased in the spring semester

Refund methods:

  • Student refunds were made through individual University Bursar accounts.
  • Non-student credit card purchases were refunded to the credit card used for payment. The time frame for the adjustment to show on your credit card may take up to 6 weeks.
  • Non-student cash or personal check purchases were refunded by check from the University Treasurer's Office. The Treasurer's Office processing time frame is approximately 3 weeks. The refund check will be sent to the address in our membership database.

For patrons who had payroll deduction, the final payroll deduction occurred in the March 20 paycheck; refunds will only apply for pre-paid summer locker rental and/or remaining spring personal training sessions.

For Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) members who received reimbursement through the UAW/UMass Health and Welfare Trust Fund, refunds will be credited back to the individual's Trust Fund account at hwtrust.geouaw.org and will be available for additional reimbursement according to the guidelines at https://www.uawumasstrustfund.org/geo-wellness.

    Specific inquiries can be directed to Patricia Shea, Assistant Director for Marketing & Member Services, at pas@umass.edu.

    Memberships and guest passes can be purchased during normal business hours. 
    Note: cash sales can only be processed 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday. Checks require photo ID.

    Eligibility Category Semester Summer
    (full-time, 12+ credits)
    --- $40
    Graduates, CE & Part-time Students $100 $40
    Faculty/Staff $150 $40
    Retired Faculty/Staff $125 $40
    (spouse, domestic partner, dependent)


    (matriculated with alumni membership)
    $175 $40
    (external/non-UMass, summer only)
    --- $55
    $5.00 with Campus Recreation Coupon



    2019-2020 Membership Dates
    Fall -- Saturday, August 31 - Friday, January 3
    Spring -- Saturday, January 4 - Friday, May 8
    Summer -- Saturday, May 9 - Friday, September 4

    Patron's valid UCard required to purchase membership.

    Membership fees reduce during each session:

    Fall -- November 1
    Spring -- Monday of spring break week
    Summer -- August 1

    Membership includes access to facilities during recreation hours, group fitness classes, nutrition advising, equipment & towel checkout and participation in intramural sports. **retirees, associates, alumni, community & guests not eligible to participate in intramural sports**

    Member can sponsor an associate member(s) -- spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent(s) [ages 6-26]. After purchasing membership at the Recreation Center, associate member should bring his/her receipt to the UCard office in 168 Whitmore to procure a recreation facilities badge.
    **domestic partner associate membership is not available to UMass students, only UMass faculty/staff; this restriction is University policy**

    Age Requirements for Associates and Guests
    Recreation Center -- age 18+
    Boyden gymnasium courts -- age 15+
    Boyden & Curry Hicks pools -- age 6+ (ages 6-17 access to 'Family Swim Time' only)
    Boyden handball/squash courts and Mullins tennis courts -- age 6+

    An associate member and/or guest under age 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an 18+ sponsor with recreation membership.

    Must have matriculated from UMass Amherst and be a member of the University Alumni Association. All alumni of UMass Amherst are welcomed as members of the Alumni Association. Bring alumni membership card to Member Services to purchase recreation membership.

    Summer only, external/non-UMass - After purchasing membership at the Recreation Center, community member should bring his/her receipt to the UCard office in 168 Whitmore to procure a recreation facilities badge.

    $10/day guest fee

    • Recreation members can bring up to two guests per visit.
    • Guest fees are payable at Member Services in the Recreation Center.
    • To purchase a guest pass, guest must have a sponsor with recreation membership. Sponsor (member) must be present at member services when purchasing the guest pass and accompany the guest when using recreation facilities.
    • Guest passes are non-transferable and non-refundable. A guest who loses a guest pass for a future date must purchase a replacement.
    • UMass hotel guests have access to recreation facilities with a signed/authorized guest referral form from hotel staff.
    • Get $5.00 off with our Campus Recreation guest coupon

    Insurance Reimbursement
    Please contact your health care provider for details. Member Services can provide a letter of documentation if needed, but also keep your receipt and application form. Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) members are eligible for partial reimbursement. Please check with GEO for details.

    Locker Rentals (Recreation Center only, as available) -- ½ locker $20/semester, full locker $30/semester payable at Member Services

    Payroll Deduction
    Available only to faculty/staff and graduate students (with an academic contract). Please check at Member Services for additional requirements.

    Membership Terms and Conditions  pdf

    Recreation membership does not include Totman Body Shop and Mullins skating rink & racquetball courts.

    Questions? Contact Member Services in the Recreation Center @ 413-545-0022.