What does a membership include?

Access to the Student Recreation Center’s facilities, including the cardio and weight spaces, climbing wall, aquatic center (pool, spa, steam room, sauna), locker rooms, and use of gyms and studios (mat room, main gym, MAC gym, studios 1-4, cycling studio).

You also get access to equipment, classes, and more, such as drop-in sports (badminton, basketball, table tennis, indoor soccer, racquetball, volleyball), recreation equipment check-out, drop-in sports equipment (basketballs, paddles, indoor soccer balls, volleyballs, etc.), outdoor sports equipment (basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, etc.), climbing wall equipment (harnesses, shoes, etc.), group classes including one free yoga class per day, cycling classes, outdoor program free clinics, and day-use lockers.

What needs to be purchased separately?

In addition to all the included benefits to your membership, you are eligible to purchase a variety of items, such as intramural sports memberships, personal training sessions, massage therapy sessions, yoga classes, outdoor gear rental memberships, outdoor program trips & events, specialty classes, personal trainer/fitness instructor courses, rentable lockers, first aid/CPR courses, and swim lessons.

How to Purchase a Membership

Memberships that are automatically applied to your account:

  • Full-fee student (see chart at bottom of the page for effective dates)

Memberships that must be purchased in-person:

  • Part-time student
  • Continuous registration student
  • Student spouse/partner
  • CSU faculty or staff
  • CSU faculty or staff spouse/partner

Memberships that can be purchased online or in-person:

  • CSU affiliate
  • CSU affiliate spouse/partner

Please review your membership type below for more details.

Read on for information about each membership type:

At this time, guest passes are not available.

Full-time Students (enrolled in 6 or more credits on campus for that semester)

Your membership is included if you are paying full student activity fees for the current semester. Access for the summer semester requires students to be paying full time student fees for that term, if a student is not enrolled in full-time status, they can purchase a part-time student membership.

Part-Time Students, CSU Continuous Registration Student, & Student Spouse/Partner:
  • This type of membership must be purchased in person at the Service Center.
  • If you are interested in using the facility for a single day you can purchase a $5 day membership.
  • Single-day memberships may be purchased for Intramural Sports events. For questions, please contact campusrec_imsports@mail.colostate.edu.
  • Fall & Spring Semester memberships may be purchased for $140.00 per semester, $35/month, or $20/week.
  • Summer memberships are offered from mid-May to early August and can be purchased for $93/summer, $35/month, or $20/week.
  • In order for spouses/partners to purchase a membership, both the CSU student and spouse/partner must bring in a bill, lease, or piece of mail that has both individuals’ names on it. The CSU student and spouse/partner must be present at the purchase of the first membership in order to sign the paperwork. The CSU student is responsible for informing Campus Recreation if their relationship with their spouse/partner has ended.

This type of membership must be purchased in person at the Service Center.

Please refer to the chart below to see the various membership rates. Day memberships are available for purchase for $5/day throughout the year. In order for spouses/partners to purchase a membership, they must bring in a bill, lease, or piece of mail that has both individuals’ names on it. The CSU employee and spouse/partner must be present at the purchase of the membership in order to sign paperwork. The CSU employee is responsible for informing the Department of Campus Recreation if their relationship with their spouse/partner has ended. Student employees and Graduate Assistants do not qualify for the employee rates listed below, they are eligible for the student rates listed above.

Please note, CSU employees on a 9-month contract who wish to utilize the payroll deduction payment option may only do so during the months of September through April.

One-Month Free Membership Trial

CSU Employees and Employee Spouses/Partners are eligible for a FREE 1-Month Membership Trial at the Student Recreation Center. This offer is only valid for employees and their spouses/partners who have not already taken advantage of their free month. During your first month as a new member, you will have the option to schedule a FREE one-hour fitness assessment  with a personal trainer to orient you with the recreation center and discuss a plan to help you reach your health and fitness goals. If you wish to continue training after the assessment, you will be able to purchase sessions with your trainer and continue working towards the goals you discussed during your assessment. This offer is not valid for CSU student employees, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, research assistants, or temporary hourly employees. Just bring your CSU ID card to the Service Center located in the lobby of the Student Recreation to sign-up for your one-month free trial membership!

Regular Rates
 

12-Month Membership

9-Month Membership

6-Month Membership

4-Month Membership

Monthly Membership

Full Membership
(All hours of operation)

$300

$243

$174

$122

$33

Off-Peak Membership*
(6am-2pm M-F; Sat/Sun all hours)

$216

$180

$132

$94

$26

*Off Peak Members are restricted year-round to all programs, services, fitness classes, and family and youth hours that fall within their restricted hours

**Please note that the CSU Student Recreation Center and all programs and services are closed for two weeks in August prior to fall semester starting for annual maintenance and repairs. This annual two-week closure is built into the cost of the membership.

Commitment to Campus Rates for Full-Time Employees (Subsidized Rates)

In support of the University’s Commitment to Campus wellness initiative, CSU subsidizes the price of a Campus Recreation Membership by 50% for any full-time salaried employee, Administrative Professional employee, State Classified employee, part-time AP employee, Faculty, Instructors, Associate Researchers, and temporary employees. Spouses/Partners of CSU employees, CSU student employees, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, research assistants, and temporary hourly employees are not eligible for the below rates. The following membership options and prices are available:

 

 

12-Month Membership

9-Month Membership

6-Month Membership

4-Month Membership

Monthly Membership

Full Membership
(All hours of operation)

$150

$122

$87

$61

$16.50

Off-Peak Membership*
(6am-2pm M-F; Sat/Sun all hours)

$108

$90

$66

$47

$13

*Off Peak Members are restricted year-round to all programs, services, fitness classes, and family and youth hours that fall within their restricted hours

**Please note that the CSU Student Recreation Center and all programs and services are closed for two weeks in August prior to fall semester starting for annual maintenance and repairs. This annual two-week closure is built into the cost of the membership.

A variety of affiliate memberships are available. Please see below for a list of approved affiliate groups.

Ready to apply? Please click this link and fill out the affiliate member application form. Upon submitting the form, you’ll receive an automated email asking you to confirm the form. After that, it may take up to 3 business days to be verified and approved as an Affiliate Member. You will receive another confirmation email notifying you that your affiliate status has been approved so that you can submit payment and begin using your membership. If you’d rather get your membership started faster, you can come to the Service Center (front desk) of the Student Recreation Center during our open hours and your membership will be activated immediately upon purchase.

Affiliate Rates
12-Month Membership 6-Month Membership 1-Month Membership
Full Membership

(All hours of operation)

$324/ea. $187/ea. $42/ea.
Off-Peak Membership*

(6am – 2pm, M-F; Sat/Sun all hours)

$240/ea. $148/ea. $37/ea.

*Off Peak Members are restricted year-round to all programs, services, fitness classes, and family and youth hours that fall within their restricted hours

**Please note that the CSU Student Recreation Center and all programs and services are closed for two weeks in August prior to the fall semester starting for annual maintenance and repairs. This annual two-week closure is built into the cost of the membership.

Groups Approved for Affiliate Memberships:

CSU Degree Granted Alumni

Degree granted Alumni of CSU need to submit a completed Affiliate Membership Application Form to the Assistant Director of Member Services to verify their alumni status and to obtain approval to purchase a membership. Once the application is submitted it may take up to 3 business days for application approval.

Official University Retirees

  • To be considered a “retiree” an academic faculty member, administrative professional or state classified employee who is a participant in the Defined Contribution Plan for Retirement (DCP) or who is a participant in the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) appointed or reappointed on or after 7/1/05 must be:
  • Age 55 or greater with at least 20 years of “service” or
  • Age 60 or greater with at least 5 years of “service”
  • Service for this purpose includes periods of employment with CSU during which the person:
  • Received, or was eligible to receive, the University’s contribution to the DCP or to PERA
  • Had an appointment of at least half-time
  • Received, or was eligible to receive, the University’s contribution toward benefits, for example, health insurance (Ben-Pay, Cost share or State classified insurance match).
  • Periods of service need not be continuous but there must be a minimum of five consecutive years of service immediately preceding the date of retirement. Periods of paid or unpaid leaves of up to 1 year in duration during which the person received, or was eligible to receive, the University’s contribution toward benefits shall be counted as service.
  • PERA Participants Appointed Prior to June 2005
  • CSU Official University Retirees need to submit a completed Affiliate Membership Application Form to the Assistant Director of Member Services to verify their retiree status and to obtain approval to purchase a membership. Once the application is submitted it may take up to 3 business days for application approval.

Academic faculty, administrative professional or state classified employees who are participants in PERA and who were appointed on or before June 30, 2005, or reappointed only on or before that date, who are eligible for “retirement” (full or reduced) under the PERA provisions at the time of separation and who have at least five consecutive years of service at CSU in a half-time or greater, benefit-eligible appointment immediately prior to the date of separation are considered “retirees”.

Osher Institute Members

Osher Institute Members need to submit a completed Affiliate Membership Application Form to the Assistant Director of Member Services who will verify their Osher Institute status. Once the application is submitted it may take up to 3 business days for application approval.

CSU Global Students

CSU Global Students need to submit a completed Affiliate Membership Application Form to the Assistant Director of Member Services who will verify their CSU Global status. Once the application is submitted it may take up to 3 business days for application approval.

ROTC

ROTC instructors, faculty, or administration that currently work for the various ROTC groups at CSU. ROTC members need to submit a completed Affiliate Membership Application Form to the Assistant Director of Member Services who will verify their CSU ROTC status. Once the application is submitted it may take up to 3 business days for application approval.

CSU Visiting Scholars and REU Students

Visiting Scholars of CSU departments are eligible to apply to be Affiliate Members. Visiting Scholars can submit a completed Affiliate Membership Application Form online or at the Campus Recreation Service Center. Visiting Scholars will need to request that their sponsoring department send an email of verification of their status and length of visit to the Assistant Director of Member Services. Verification can take up to 3 business days.

Alumni Association Life Members

CSU Alumni Association Life Members are eligible to become Affiliate Members. Life Members can submit a completed Affiliate Membership Application Form online or at the Campus Recreation Service Center. The Assistant Director of Member Services will verify their status. Verification can take up to 3 business days.

CSU Health and Medical Center Partners

Employees who work for the partners housed at the CSU Health and Medical Center need to submit a completed Affiliate Membership Application Form to the Assistant Director of Member Services who will verify their status. Once the application is submitted it may take up to 3 business days for application approval.

Affiliate Member Spouses/Partners

In order for spouses/partners to purchase a membership, they must bring in a bill, lease, or piece of mail that has both names on it. The CSU affiliate member and spouse/partner must both be present at the purchase of the membership in order to sign paperwork. As an alternative, you can complete the membership form found here and upload your proof to the online form. Please allow 2-3 business days for all online membership forms to be processed. The CSU affiliate is responsible for informing the Department of Campus Recreation if their relationship with their spouse/partner has ended.

Spouse/partner and youth hours allow Campus Recreation Members to bring their partner/spouse and up to four youth (17 years and under) into the Student Recreation Center with them for free. There would be a $5.00 guest fee for additional youth.

The Campus Recreation Member must be present to sign in the guests and the member must be the parent/legal guardian of the youth OR be authorized by the parent/legal guardian to sign a waiver on behalf of the youth. The member must remain in the facility with their family and youth guests at all times. Off-peak Members may bring in spouse/partner and youth during their off-peak membership hours only.

*All people 16 years and older must present one of the following forms of identification when being sponsored as a guest or during family and youth hours by a Campus Recreation Member: valid State Driver’s License, valid State ID card, current Passport, or USA Military ID. Entry will be denied without one of the previously mentioned identification forms.

Memberships are non-refundable unless you are separating from the university or have a documented medical need. All refunds are subject to a $5 processing fee and can take up to two weeks to be processed.

I’m a new student – when will I get access?

First off, welcome to CSU! Access varies based on student status. See the info below to figure out when you can start using Campus Recreation’s facilities, services, and programs:

Member TypeFall Access BeginsFall Access EndsSpring Access BeginsSpring Access EndsSummer Access BeginsSummer Access Ends
Full Fee Students (6 on-campus credits)Thursday before school startsSunday before spring termMonday before school startsSunday after graduationFirst day of summer sessionFirst Friday in August (when SRC closes for maintenance)
New / Transfer StudentsThursday before school startsSunday before spring termMonday before school startsSunday after graduation*Eligible to purchase a membership starting July 15First Friday in August (when SRC closes for maintenance)
Purchased Semester Membership HoldersThursday before school startsSunday before spring termMonday before school startsSunday after graduationFirst day of summer sessionFirst Friday in August (when SRC closes for maintenance)

*Eligibility to purchase a summer membership starts July 15 for new students starting with the university in the upcoming fall semester. Students are eligible to purchase a membership to work out from July 15 through the first Friday in August (when the Student Recreation Center closes for annual maintenance). Once the Student Recreation Center reopens after the annual maintenance closure, new and transfer students’ access to Campus Recreation begins as part of the full student fee structure if the student is taking 6 or more on-campus credits.