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Proper Identification for all members -

All Undergraduate (full-time, part-time), graduate students and all faculty, staff, employee, spouse and dependents must have their valid WU Identification card to gain access to the University Recreation Center. Individuals will be asked to refrain from using the University Recreation Center until they can produce their proper valid WU Identification card. 

Full-time Undergraduate student memberships -

Full-time Undergraduate students receive full access to the University Recreation Center. Memberships are extended to students who are co-enrolled at the WSU nursing school. If a student is taking less than a full load (12) credits but are still classified as a Matriculated Day student then they will have access to U-Rec. Make sure that you speak with the registrar's office to clarify prior to making your decision to reduce your credit load.

Graduate Students -

Graduate students are eligible to utilize U-Rec for a membership fee. This includes but is not limited to MBA, MIT and the Masters of Arts in Theology degrees. See below for further information on the membership process.

Evening Programs -

Continuing studies students are eligible to utilize U-Rec for a membership fee. See below for further information on the membership process.

Adjunct and Lecturer memberhsips -

Current active adjunct faculty and lecturers have full access to U-Rec but only during the terms of their academic contract. For more information contact Human Resources.

Alumni memberships -

The University Recreation Center is the primarily facility for Whitworth students, faculty, staff, employees and their families.  With an average of 9200 users per month there are no outside memberships available.

Faculty, staff and full-time employee memberships -

Faculty, staff and full-time employees of Whitworth University are eligible members of the University Recreation Center with a valid WU Identification card. 

Spouse/dependent memberships -
Memberships are available for dependents of faculty and staff members. A dependent is defined as a family member that you are claiming on your annual tax forms (contact HR if you have further questions). The minimum age is 14 and ALL MINORS MUST be accompanied by an adult until their 18th birthday. The maximum age for dependent membership is 25 years of age.

Membership process -

As long as a student, faculty, or staff members has a current and valid WU ID card then access to U-Rec is granted. If a faculty member desires their spouse or child to have U-Rec access then they must complete a family pass card. One can request a card at U-Rec if the forms were not completed during faculty/staff orientation. It takes approximately 7-10 days for Human Resources to process the paperwork. Once processed, the employee must pick up the U-Rec specific ID card at the HUB student life desk, located on the 2nd floor. If you are curious if your ID card is available, before walking over to the HUB, contact Leslie Watkins @ x4532.

Membership process: Payments -

Payment for a membership or guest pass are completed at the membership services counter in U-Rec. Acceptable payment methods are cash or debit card. Credit cards are not accepted.

Graduating student memberships -

All recently graduated Undergraduate and Graduate students lose their membership eligibility once finals week has ended. The only access available to U-Rec after graduation is via a guest pass.

Daily Guest pass -

The University Recreation Center is primarily for Whitworth students, faculty, staff, employees and their family members.  A guest pass can be purchased by the guest of a currently employed Whitworth community member for $8.00 cash/debit at the member services desk. The guest and Whitworth representative must both be present. The Whitworth representative must have a current ID card with them. The guest must have a valid picture ID to obtain a pass. A weekly, 7 day, guest pass is also available for $35.

Membership Fees -

$35 for one month
$130 for one semester
$275 for one academic year (September-August)

Membership periods -

  • Fall semester is from early September to the end of December.
  • Spring semester is from early January to mid May.
  • Summer semester is from early June to late August.