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Membership Rates 
2019-2020 Academic Year
Membership Type Annual Academic Year Fall, Winter,
Spring, Summer 
6-Week Session
Summer Session Extension
Student $117 $68 $34
Faculty/Staff/Retiree $490 $386 $134 $78 $39
RecWell $207 $155 $52
Alumni/Wildcat Club Member $515 $404 $140

Locker Rental $60 $45 $15

Student fees are automatically assessed when taking 6 or more credits on campus.
All membership fees are listed as pre-tax. Tax will be added at time of purchase/sale.
Memberships are pro-rated daily after the 3rd week of class.

RecWell - Wellness Membership
Recreation offers a wellness membership for Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association Members.  The RecWell membership grants access to recreation facilities Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Members have full access to the recreation center. The membership cost is $52 per quarter and includes full towel service. You also have the option to purchase large group training at a discounted price! For more information on purchasing additional classes like small and large groups, please click here.

Note: Entrance to the facility with this membership is available up to the last hour of the designated access times.

Pass Rates

2019-2020 Academic Year

  Daily Weekly
Recreation Center $7 $25
Climbing Wall $7
Aquatic Center $3

All pass fees are listed as pre-tax. Tax will be added at time of purchase/sale.

Aquatic Center Passes must be purchased at the CWU Recreation Center before using the Aquatics Facility.

*Punch pass options are available for the Climbing Wall and Aquatic Center.*



Recreation offers a variety of payment methods for membership:

Payroll Deduction: The CWU Recreation Center offers payroll deduction for Faculty/Staff and Faculty/Staff Dependent memberships. Payroll deduction rates are as follows:

- Individual Membership: $30 per paycheck
- Two Memberships: $50 per paycheck

Payroll deduction for amounts less than $100 cannot be processed.

Credit or Debit: We accept Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards.

Personal Check or Cash: We accept both personal checks and cash.


Membership Eligibility

The following categories are those that are eligible for membership at the Recreation Center:

Current CWU Students Any current CWU students are eligible for membership. Students enrolled in six or more on-campus credits are automatically assessed the Recreation Center fee and are considered “automatic members”. Students enrolled in 1-5 on campus credits, or taking one or more online or off-campus credits, may purchase a membership at the student rate of $117 per quarter.

Current CWU Faculty and Staff Any current faculty and staff, including full time, part time and cyclic, are eligible for membership at the CWU Recreation Center. Individuals who work on campus at CWU but are paid by another entity are not eligible for membership at this time.

Emeritus Faculty and Retired Staff Faculty and Staff who have retired from CWU or are recognized as Emeritus are eligible for membership at the CWU Recreation Center.

Alumni/Wildcat Club Members CWU Alum or Wildcat Club Member can purchase a membership to use the Recreation Center as long as they are in good standing with their association and up to date on association costs.

Dependents Direct dependents of current CWU students, employees, and alumni - including spouses and children age 14 and older, are eligible for membership at the same rate as the person enabling the membership.

As a member of the CWU Recreation Center, you have access not only to all the Recreation Center has to offer (4 court gymnasium, indoor climbing wall, weight room, indoor track, saunas and full locker rooms, athletic training services, personal training, group fitness classes and many special events) but also to other Recreation facilities in the Ellensburg Community:

CWU Aquatic Center During the academic year and a portion of the summer, Recreation Center members have access to use the CWU Aquatic Center during Open Recreation and Lap Swim sessions. These sessions are established quarterly but typically occur in the early mornings (lap swims) and evenings. As a member of the Recreation Center, you may participate in these sessions for free (you may also bring your children age 13 and under for $3 per visit), while non-members will pay a daily use fee. The daily use pass must be purchased at the CWU Recreation Center prior to use of the pool. No forms of payments will be accepted at the pool. Please provide reciept as proof of purchase when using the pool.


As a Recreation Center member, you may also utilize the following services:

Locker Rental: Half-lockers are available for rent on a quarterly and academic year basis in the men’s, women’s and accessible/family locker rooms.
Towel Service: Large shower towels are provided for your use.
Equipment Check-Out: We offer a variety of equipment for checkout and use in the facility such as basketballs (men’s and women’s), volleyballs, jump ropes, badminton racquets and birdies, soccer balls and more.

We also have items for sale at the Membership Desk such as athletic tape, padlocks, lacrosse balls and other miscellaneous items you may need for your workout.


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