Memberships Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is the Membership and Guest Services office located?
Membership Services is located in Gregory Gym 2.200. The office is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may reach Membership staff by phone at 512.471.6370. Faxes are accepted at 512.232.4150.
As a student, do I need to purchase a membership to use the recreation facilities?
Each semester that a student is enrolled, part of tuition is allocated to Recreational Sports to fund the facilities. Students gain access to recreational facilities by presenting their current UT ID card. Consistent with university policy, typically, students have access beginning the first day of classes through the day before classes begin for the following semester. Interim Student passes are available for purchase by students who are not taking classes during the summer. A student UT ID is required.
I am enrolled as a student and have a friend or family member who wants to join, what are the options?
Each semester a student is enrolled, the student may sponsor 1 other adult for a membership to RecSports. These need to be individuals you know well as you are responsible for their access to the facilities. Initial membership requires a visit by both the enrolled student and the individual who they wish to sponsor, to our office. Read all the details about sponsoring others.
If I am employed at UT, do I automatically get to use recreation facilities?
No, Recreational Sports facilities and programs are funded each semester by the enrolled students. Faculty and staff are eligible to purchase memberships at a rate indexed to student tuition. Individuals who join for the full year pay the same amount as a student enrolled for a full year. A valid UT ID and current appointment in HRMS is required to process a membership.
As a RecSports member, can a friend or family member join RecSports?
Yes, RecSports members may sponsor 1 other adult, who they know well, who are then eligible to join for the same duration as the faculty or staff member. Read all the details about sponsoring others.
What are the benefits of a RecSports membership?
There are many benefits to a RecSports membership. Members have access to 8 indoor and outdoor recreational facilities during informal recreation hours. Participation reduces stress and keeps you fit. You can work out before or after work, during your noon hour and on the weekends. For a nominal fee, we suggest the following: enjoy a variety of fitness classes or climb on the Climbing Wall. One of our best-kept secrets is the massage service which features prices lower than the Austin market, so be good to yourself and join RecSports today.
Can I buy a membership that allows access to just the pool or or the weight room?
No, a RecSports membership provides access to 8 indoor and outdoor facilities for about 89 cents per day. There is never an initiation fee or application fee so take advantage of all of the facilities available to you.
If I have no affiliation with UT, can I purchase a Recreational Sports membership?
Yes. State employees, current members of the Texas Exes and 500 Community memberships are available to individuals, age 18 or older, for the academic year. Additionally, memberships are available for children age 15 and under. View fees.
May I rent a locker at the facilities?
Permanent lockers, day use lockers and/or coin-operated lockers are available at all of the indoor facilities. Read complete details about lockers for:
Day-Use Locker Information
- Day-use lockers are available at all indoor facilities.
- Individuals must supply their own lock for day use lockers.
- Belongings may not be left overnight in day use or coin-operated lockers.
- Coin-operated lockers are available in Gregory Gym and the Recreational Sports Center.
Will I have access to intramural sports with my membership?
Currently enrolled students and faculty/staff with a Faculty/Staff RecSports membership are eligible to participate in intramural sports. All of the other membership categories are NOT eligible to participate in the intramural program.
Can a Texas Ex join Recreational Sports?
Yes, current members of the Texas Exes can join Recreational Sports either by the semester or annually. Proof of Texas Ex membership is required at time of purchase or renewal. As a convenience to the occasional user or the traveler, Texas Exes may also purchase a daily guest pass for $10 per day. A Texas Ex membership card is required when redeeming the guest pass. Texas Exes may not participate in intramurals or sport clubs.
What forms of payment do you accept for membership and locker fees?
Cash, check, MasterCard, and Visa are all acceptable forms of payment and is due, in full, at the time of purchase. Cash is accepted in person only at our Administrative Offices. Payroll deduction is another payment option exclusively for the benefit of UT-Austin faculty and staff with 9 and 12-month appointments. The Terms and Conditions document contains complete information regarding using payroll deduction as a payment option.