Sumers Recreation Center Memberships

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COVID-19 Membership Impact

Please note, some of our regular membership options have changed due to altered operations for Fall 2020 amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

New Membership Sales

WashU Rec is only offering new membership sales to part-time, non health and wellness fee-paying students beginning October 5. Once WashU Rec is able to offer facility access to faculty staff and contracted employees, WashU Rec will begin offering new membership sales to those populations.

Spouse/Partner, Alumni, Retiree Impact

Per University policy, visitors to campus are restricted to those deemed “mission-critical.”  Therefore, the memberships of spouses, partners, retirees, and alumni will continue to be suspended indefinitely.

COVID-19 Membership Extensions/Refunds

  • Membership Extension (Default): We plan on extending all paid memberships by a duration equivalent to the length of time a membership has been in suspense;  however, we’ll also be adding on an additional one-week extension to thank you for your patience and understanding. There is no need to contact us if you’d like a membership extension. This extension will be executed once your membership population regains access to facilities.
  • Prorated Membership Refund If the membership extension will not work for you, we can prorate your refund based on the remaining length of your current membership. Since we do not keep credit card information on file, we will contact you by phone to complete your refund. Please e-mail us at rec@wustl.edu making sure to include your phone number and input “membership refund” in the subject line.
  • Payroll Deduction: Payroll deducted memberships can choose between the membership extension option or a prorated membership cancellation. If you decide to extend your membership and have not yet reached the full deduction total ($200), you will continue to receive payroll deductions until the full deduction total is met. Once your full total is met ($200) you will no longer receive any further deductions. However, your membership will be extended equivalent to the length of the closure when we reopen plus one additional week. If you choose the prorated cancellation option, we will turn-off future deductions and refund you any deductions since our March closure.

Sumers Recreation Center memberships are available to all members of the Washington University community, including students, faculty, staff, retirees and alumni as well as their spouses or partners.

Memberships unlock access to all recreational facilities during scheduled hours, including the Sumers Recreation Center, Millstone Pool, the Grimm Racquet Courts, the Rec Locker Rooms and the South 40 Fitness Center.

Members have complimentary access to equipment checkout and towel services at the Sumers Rec equipment desk, as well as the option to purchase long-term locker rentals in the Rec Locker Rooms.

Sumers Rec members receive complimentary admission to most BearFit group exercise classes and BearFit Beginnings classes, as well as the exclusive option to purchase BearFit training packages.

Memberships also include access to all services within the Zen Den, including complimentary use of the motorized massage chairs and the opportunity to purchase massage therapy services.

Members with a WashU ID will use it to access facilities and services. Those without a WashU ID, such as alumni, retirees and spouses/partners, will be issued an access card.

Semester memberships are valid August 1 through December 31 (fall) or January 1 through May 31 (spring). Summer memberships are valid May 19 through Aug. 25. Annual memberships are valid for 365 days from date of purchase.

A one-time five-day complimentary trial membership is available to all staff, faculty, retirees, alumni and part-time students that have not previously purchased a membership. Request a five-day complimentary trial membership at the Sumers Rec membership desk.

Student and Employee Membership Rates

 

MONTHLY

 

SEMESTER

 

ANNUAL

 

SUMMER

 

DAY PASS

Full-Time/Fee-Paying Student *Automatic Access
Part-Time/Non Fee-Paying Student $25 $100 $200 $50 $10
Staff & Faculty $25 $100 #$200 $50 $10

Basic Services Contractor

$25

$100 $200 $50

$10

Spouse/Partner $25 $100 $200 $50 $10

*Most WashU students have automatic access to memberships via the student health and wellness fee. See the “automatic access” section for more information.

#Faculty and staff who commit to annual memberships have the option to pay via monthly payroll deduction. Read the “payment options” section for more information.

Alumni and Retiree Membership Rates

 

MONTHLY

 

SEMESTER

 

ANNUAL

 

SUMMER

DAY PASS

Alumni $50 $200 $400 $100 $10
WashU Retiree $25 $100 $200 $50 $10

Spouse/Partner

$25 $100 $200 $50

$10

Automatic Student Access

Automatic access to recreation facilities is provided to the following students:

  • Students that pay the Danforth Campus Health & Wellness Fee
  • Full-time, degree-seeking Medical Campus and DBBS students
  • Student Veterans

Click here for more detailed information on all student fees.

Washington University students who do not qualify for Automatic Access are eligible to purchase a membership at the Part-time/Non Fee-Paying Student rate.

Payment Options

IN PERSON: Memberships can be purchased at the Sumers Rec membership desk using a credit/debit card or Bear Bucks. Cash and checks are not accepted. You must have your WashU ID, or a photo ID.
ONLINE: Anyone with a WUSTL Key can purchase a membership in the online rec store using a credit/debit card.
PAYROLL DEDUCTION:WashU faculty and staff who commit to an annual membership can pay through a monthly payroll deduction. Payroll deductions will be made in monthly installments of $25 for the first eight months of the 12-month membership. Enroll in payroll deduction in person or online.

The WashU Staff Experience at WashU Rec

Guest Passes

Members may purchase passes for guests at the rate of $10 per day per person. There is a limit of three guests per day for each member. Please note that all guests must be at least 18 years old. Each guest must be accompanied by a sponsoring member and must present a photo ID at the entrance during each visit to the facility. Members will be held responsible for guest actions.

Spouse/Partner Memberships

Any WashU student, faculty/staff, basic services contractor, retiree or alumni with a current membership can purchase an additional membership for a spouse or partner residing at the same address. Spouse/partner memberships must be the same length or less than the membership of the WashU affiliate member. Spouse/partner members must present a marriage certificate or formal document showing shared residency with the current member. Spouse/partner members will be issued an access card they must present at the entrance during each visit. Renewals for spouse/partner memberships must be made in person at the member services desk inside the Sumers Rec Center. If the spouse/partner relationship should end, the non-WashU member will no longer be eligible for a membership and will receive a prorated refund for the remaining time left on his or her membership.

Spouse/Partner Rates

 

MONTHLY

 

SEMESTER

 

ANNUAL

 

SUMMER

 

DAY PASS

Spouse/Partner $25 $100 $200 $50 $10

Minors/Dependents Policy

Adult dependents over age 18 are not eligible for a membership but may utilize recreation facilities via our sponsored guest pass option. For risk management reasons, minors are not permitted access to indoor recreation facilities except for special event family days.