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Are you a current UC Berkeley student? Then you’re already a member! Your student ID is your membership card and allows you to take advantage of all Recreation and Wellbeing offerings. Unless otherwise noted, all Recreation and Wellbeing activities are at no cost to students.


UC Berkeley faculty, staff, emeriti, retirees, and graduates may purchase a membership. It’s quick and easy. Join online. To initiate a new membership, campus affiliates are required to contact us for membership eligibility verification.


Public visitors may purchase online day passes at the Golden Bear Rec Center (GBRC) and Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA) Pools. Community members can participate in fee-based personal training sessionsinstructional fitness classesMartial Arts classes, and Adventures equipment rentals.

The Benefits of Membership

Member Access

  • 2 facilities: Recreational Sports Facility and Memorial Stadium Fitness Center  
  • 3 weight rooms at a total 8,500 square feet
  • A large variety of cardio equipment
  • swimming pools: Spieker Pool, Golden Bear Recreation Center Pool, Strawberry Canyon Pool (seasonal)
  • An outdoor track at Golden Bear Recreation Center
  • One of the largest weight rooms in the Bay Area
  • Dozens of group fitness classes per week
  • Hundreds of pieces of cardio equipment
  • Racquet courts for racquetball, handball, badminton, squash, and tennis
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • Locker rooms (men’s, women’s, and universal)


Member Discounts

Enjoy member-exclusive discounted pricing on:


Member Pricing 

Enjoy a Recreation and Wellbeing membership all month long for less than the cost of a dinner for two out on the town. And remember, your membership costs go directly back to support UC Berkeley students and staff. Convenient payroll deductions offered too!

Membership Types


$50+ in savings


(3-month minimum)

One Month

UC Berkeley Student**

Included in Student Fees each Semester

UC Berkeley Faculty




UC Berkeley Staff




UC Berkeley Retiree




UC Berkeley Emeriti




UC Berkeley Graduates





**Semester membership fees included in Student Fees

Interested in recreational programs and activities at the University Village Community Center in Albany? Learn more about the UVA Access Pass.

Refunds and Cancellation

  • Membership is non-refundable, no exceptions.
  • Membership cannot be prorated.
  • Please submit an Action Request Form for billing questions, membership cancellations.
  • All monthly membership cancellations must be received by the 25th of the month in order to avoid being charged for the following month. 


Inclusive Rec Membership

RecWell offers a discounted membership for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees, or alumni with disabilities. For information on applying, contact the Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Marvin Floyd II, at We require documentation of disability from your health care provider to verify your eligibility for an Inclusive Rec Membership.


Non-Member Aide Access

Recreation and Wellbeing members with disabilities are welcome to bring a non-member aide to assist with gym equipment and facilities access. When checking in, you must inform the Front Desk staff that a non-member aide accompanies you so they can be given access. Non-member aides are not permitted to use gym equipment or facilities except as required to assist the member. If the aide does want to use the gym equipment, they can speak to the front desk about membership. If non-member aides are using equipment, they will be asked to leave.



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