Guest Services desk

Faculty/Staff Membership

Faculty & Staff

Faculty or staff employed on the Boulder campus, Boulder campus retirees, and employees of University System offices in Boulder are eligible for membership.

Membership Fees

Details Price

Fees are paid thorugh a payroll deduction (available for Boulder campus employees paid monthly).

Payroll deduction form - Please fill out form and turn it in at Guest Services desk to process membership.

Note: Payroll deduction cancellation must be received by the 10th for deduction to stop for the month. A $5 cancellation fee is assessed for all membership cancellations.

Please email us at RecPass@colorado.edu to cancel payroll deduction.

$48.09/pay period

          Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child*

$16.17

Semester

$217 ($143 summer)

          Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child*

$73 ($48.00 summer)

10-Punch Pass (Non-transferrable, expires 1 year after date of purchase)   $60

Monthly

$53

          Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child*

$18

Daily

$7

*Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child Membership Policy
In order for a spouse/partner to purchase a membership for the spousal rate, primary membership is required and must be purchased first. If the affiliated patron is not going to purchase a primary membership, then the spouse can purchase a primary membership for the regular fee (not the spousal rate). In either case, the patrons must present a marriage license/certificate, joint tax return(s), proof of joint bank account or a lease with the same residence. City of Boulder Domestic Partnership registration is also accepted.

Dependents are children ages 1-17. Anyone 18 and over must affiliate on their own.

University Affiliates Membership

University Affiliates 

The following are eligible for university affiliate memberships:

  • Alumni
  • Boulder campus adjunct appointees
  • Persons involved at 50 percent or more in university research projects
  • Employees of LASP, JILA, CIRES, OCS, IBG, NCAR, NIST, NOAA, USGS, other Research Park employees

Membership Fees

Membership Details Fee

Semester

$226 ($150 summer)

          Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child*  

$76 ($50.00 summer)

Monthly

$56

          Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child*

$19

10-Punch Pass (Non-transferrable, expires 1 year after date of purchase)   $60

Daily

$7

*Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child Membership Policy
In order for a spouse/partner to purchase a membership for the spousal rate, primary membership is required and must be purchased first. If the affiliated patron is not going to purchase a primary membership, then the spouse can purchase a primary membership for the regular fee (not the spousal rate). In either case, the patrons must present a marriage license/certificate, joint tax return(s), proof of joint bank account or a lease with the same residence. City of Boulder Domestic Partnership registration is also accepted.

Dependents are children ages 1-17. Anyone 18 and over must affiliate on their own.

Student Base Fee Membership (Fall & Spring Only)

Full Fee Paying Students

All CU-Boulder students who pay full CUSG fees (Rec Expansion and Student Activity Fee) are members of the Recreation Center.  Students who pay partial or base CUSG fees can purchase a Rec Center membership that makes up the difference between the partial and full fee amounts. 

Membership Fees

Membership Details Fee

Semester

Guest Services staff can verify student fees paid by students, including the Rec Expansion and Student Activity Fee.

Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child* 

$59

*Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child Membership Policy
In order for a spouse/partner to purchase a membership for the spousal rate, primary membership is required and must be purchased first. If the affiliated patron is not going to purchase a primary membership, then the spouse can purchase a primary membership for the regular fee (not the spousal rate). In either case, the patrons must present a marriage license/certificate, joint tax return(s), proof of joint bank account or a lease with the same residence. City of Boulder Domestic Partnership registration is also accepted.

Dependents are children ages 1-17. Anyone 18 and over must affiliate on their own.

Student Affiliate (Fall & Spring Only)

Student Affiliate

Non-credit Continuing Education, Stay Connected, ACCESS, UC Denver, UCCS, and International English Center (IEC) students are eligible to purchase student affiliate memberships.

Membership Fees

Membership Details Fee

Semester

$207

          Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child* 

$69

10-Punch Pass (Non-transferrable, expires 1 year after date of purchase) $60

Daily

$7

*Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child Membership Policy
In order for a spouse/partner to purchase a membership for the spousal rate, primary membership is required and must be purchased first. If the affiliated patron is not going to purchase a primary membership, then the spouse can purchase a primary membership for the regular fee (not the spousal rate). In either case, the patrons must present a marriage license/certificate, joint tax return(s), proof of joint bank account or a lease with the same residence. City of Boulder Domestic Partnership registration is also accepted.

Dependents are children ages 1-17. Anyone 18 and over must affiliate on their own.

Continuing Student (Summer)

Continuing Student

All students enrolled for Fall Semester and not enrolled for Summer term.

Membership Fees

Membership Details Fee

Weekly

$13

          Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child* 

$5

Daily

$7

*Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child Membership Policy
In order for a spouse/partner to purchase a membership for the spousal rate, primary membership is required and must be purchased first. If the affiliated patron is not going to purchase a primary membership, then the spouse can purchase a primary membership for the regular fee (not the spousal rate). In either case, the patrons must present a marriage license/certificate, joint tax return(s), proof of joint bank account or a lease with the same residence. City of Boulder Domestic Partnership registration is also accepted.

Dependents are children ages 1-17. Anyone 18 and over must affiliate on their own.

Guest Pass

Guest Pass

  • When accompanied and sponsored by a member, a guest may use Recreation Services facilities on a daily basis for the current daily fee.  Members may sponsor up to three guests per day. 
  • Sponsors are responsible for guests’ behaviors as well as loss/damage to the Recreation Center equipment and/or facilities. Children 4 and under are free, and children aged 5-17 must pay for a daily guest pass.
  • Individuals affiliated with the University of Colorado who are not current Rec Center members, may buy themselves a guest pass as well as sponsor up to three additional guests per day.  Proof of affiliation is required (University Faculty/Staff ID, Buff One Card, or valid Alumni Association ID).  
  • Guests are not eligible for member program registrations (such as Outdoor Program Trips/Courses, Intramurals, etc...).  Individuals must be eligible for and purchase a month or semester membership to register for member programs. 
  • Photo ID and signed waiver is required for all guests.

Membership Fees

Membership Details Fee

Daily

$7

7-Day Guest Pass

  • Valid for 7 days from purchase.  
  • CU Sponsor must be present for initial purchase, but guest can enter on their own for the rest of the week.  
  • Sponsors are still responsible for guests’ behavior at the Recreation Center for the duration of the 7-Day pass.
$35
Special Use (Ice Rink Only)

Special Use (Ice Rink Only)

An annual limited use pass may be sold to community members for the Ice Rink only.

Membership Fees

Membership Details Fee

Annual

$602

          Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child* 

$202

*Spouse/Partner/Dependent Child Membership Policy
In order for a spouse/partner to purchase a membership for the spousal rate, primary membership is required and must be purchased first. If the affiliated patron is not going to purchase a primary membership, then the spouse can purchase a primary membership for the regular fee (not the spousal rate). In either case, the patrons must present a marriage license/certificate, joint tax return(s), proof of joint bank account or a lease with the same residence. City of Boulder Domestic Partnership registration is also accepted.

Dependents are children ages 1-17. Anyone 18 and over must affiliate on their own.

Membership Cancellation

Membership Cancellation

  • All membership cancellations are subject to $5 cancellation fee.
  • Refund for paid semester and annual memberships is calculated pro-rata based on membership purchase and expiration dates, and the date cancellation notice is received, less the $5 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation on memberships paid with payroll deduction must be received by the 10th for deduction to stop for the month.  A $5 cancellation fee applies.
  • The cancellation of a primary membership will result in the cancellation of all secondary memberships (Spouse/Partner and Dependent memberships).
  • Punch passes, weekly and monthly memberships are not transferable and non-refundable.

For all membership cancellation notices and related inquiries, please contact Guest Services staff or email RecPass@colorado.edu.