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Membership Benefits

Joining is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Joining Campus Rec



Download/complete the membership application and bring it to either Campus Recreation location.

Member Staff



The Member Services Staff will get you started! Membership Rates are below.

Fitness Floor Orientation



Schedule a FREE Fitness Floor Orientation with our fitness staff to get acquainted and on the right track with your goals!

Membership Rates & Payment Options

Annual Membership

Annual contract required. Annual membership fees paid monthly will continue on a per month basis after the first year expiration date unless the membership is cancelled via the cancellation form. Membership Add-Ons are available, including Family Members and Parking. Please review Terms & Conditions for Annual Memberships.








Must be 18 years of age and older, or those who do not qualify for other Membership Categories

Red & Black



Individuals eligible for this membership:

  • UC Employees (eligible for Rec Rewards Reimbursement Program, not eligible for parking)
  • UC Retirees
  • UC Foundation Employees
  • UC Alumni
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Employees
  • UC Health Employees
  • UC Medical Center Employees
  • UC Physicians Employees
  • UC Foundation Employees
  • Aramark Employees
  • Central Clinic Behavioral Health Employees
  • EPA Employees
  • Follett Employees
  • Kingsgate Marriott Employees
  • PNC Bank Employees
  • Current or Retired Police, Fire, EMT and Paramedic
  • Active, Reserve, Guard and Retired Military Personnel
  • Cincinnati Zoo Employees

Red & Black 9-month




Recent Alumni



Within 6 months of graduation, valid for 12 months

*Annual membership fees paid monthly will continue on a month-to-month basis after the first-year unless the membership is cancelled in writing.


Access to Campus Recreation facilities and programs are not automatic for all students.

The information below the table, in red, is meant to educate students in regards to membership access during their time as co-op, part-time, or regional campus (UC Blue Ash or Clermont) students.

University of Cincinnati students are eligible for membership through payment of a specific Campus Life Fee. This fee was instituted to assist in funding the MainStreet project and is part of the total fees assessed to most students every academic term. Uptown, full-time students are assessed the full Campus Life Fee. A portion of this fee goes toward funding the debt service and operation of the Campus Recreation Center and the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley. Payment of this fee entitles a student to membership at the facilities during each term the fee is paid.

In order to be fair and consistent to all students, a membership fee is charged to any student who does not pay the Campus Life Fee. The amount charged is consistent with what a full time student pays for access through the Campus Life Fee.



Full-Time Undergraduates & Graduates (paying $257 or greater Campus Life Fee)

Included in Campus Life Fee 
Part-Time Undergraduates
(3-11 credit hours, paying less than $257 Campus Life Fee)
Part-Time Graduates
(1-9 credit hours paying less than $257 Campus Life Fee)

Co-op, UC Blue Ash, Clermont, Distance Learning (paying $0 Campus Life Fee)


UC Students, Not enrolled current semester but enrolled previous semester (paying $0 Campus Life Fee) $130/Summer Semester
Non-UC Students
(must have ID from other school)

**All Student and Short Term Memberships must be paid in full.

***Must be paying part of the Campus Life Fee

Short-Term Membership



Cincinnati 3-Month $195
Red & Black 3-Month $125
One-Month Membership  $75
One-Week Membership $40
One-Day Pass** $12
20-Punch Pass (punches can be used for guests) $160
10-Punch Pass (punches can be used for guests) $85

*All Short-Term Memberships must be paid in full.
**Children under 3 years of age can enter for free.







Spouse/Domestic Partners***




***Domestic Partnership Form Required

• Spouses of students may only purchase a semester or short term membership

Legal Dependents




• One rate to add all legal dependents. 
• Must be 23 years of age and younger.
• Under 3 years of age is free.

*Annual membership fees paid monthly will continue on a month-to-month basis after the first-year unless the membership is cancelled in writing.


Parking cards with bar codes are used for Campus Recreation member parking.

  • You must bar-code in to bar-code out (do not pull a ticket on entry). Hold card under red bar code reader with ID card to enter/exit the garage
  • Each card entitles the designated permit holder to 3 hours of parking once per day while using Campus Rec facilities.
  • Additional fees will automatically begin after 3 hours and will be charged at exit.
  • Parking may be limited on game days, but members coming to workout can access the garage by showing their card to the Parking Services Attendant. Members must park in Campus Green Garage on game days.

If you have trouble entering or exiting the parking garage at the gate, press the “info” button on the card reader.

Note: Lost parking cards can be replaced for a fee. Parking may only be used while using the Campus Rec Center or the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley.


West Campus - Campus Recreation Center

  • Campus Green Garage
  • Woodside Garage

Medical Campus - Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley

  • Eden Garage Levels 7 & 8

UC Employees: Reciprocity Parking

Anyone with an east campus parking permit (Eden, Kingsgate, Lot 22) can park in Campus Green garage Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. - 8 a.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. Please note that you must exit the garage by 8 a.m. or you will not be able to exit. Reciprocity will not be available during special event parking.




Must purchase parking through UC Parking Services. See reciporicty offering to the left.

Red & Black

$13/month or $156/year paid in full


$15/month or $180/year paid in full

Short Term

$20/month ($60/3-month or $80/semester)


Lockers & Towels

Locker rooms are provided for the convenience of all members and guests. Members are asked to be considerate of others, by keeping common areas (showers, sinks, etc.) neat and clean, and to observe published rules and regulations.

Locker Rental

No need to lug your gear back and forth each day!

Annual and semester locker rentals are available for members at both facilities!

  • Visit the Member Services Desk for availability and to apply for a locker
  • Lockers are available in three sizes (see images) and a combo lock is provided on the locker.
Locker room

Long-Term Locker Rental Fees







$100 ($8.33/month)

$140 ($11.67/month)









*Annual Locker pricing is not available to students.

Locker full

Full-size Locker

Half locker

Half-size Locker

 Day Use Lockers at the Campus Recreation Center

  • Day-use lockers are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Members must remove all items in day-use lockers when they leave the facility.
  • Personal locks may not be left on day-use lockers overnight. All locks must be removed 15 minutes prior to facility closing.
  • If day-use lockers are not emptied by closing each day, Campus Recreation staff will remove locks and all locker contents and keep items in Lost & Found for 14 days. After 14 days, all abandoned locker items will be donated to charity. Campus Recreation is not responsible for locks cut off during this procedure.
  • A $5.00 fee will be charged to retrieve locker contents.

Day Use Lockers at the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley

  • Coin operated lockers are available on a first-come, first served basis.  Members must remove all items in day-use lockers when
    they leave the facility.
  • Please remember to bring a quarter for use of the lockers.  The quarter will be returned to you upon retrieval of your belongings.
  • If day-use lockers are not emptied by closing each day, Campus Recreation staff will remove all items from lockers and keep them in Lost & Found for 14 days. After 14 days, all abandoned locker contents will be donated to charity.
  • A $5.00 fee will be charged to retrieve locker contents.

Towel Information


1 Towel


20 Towel Punch Card


Semester Unlimited Towel Card


3-Month Unlimited Towel Card


Annual Towel Unlimited Card


Towel Service
  • Members may purchase towel service at the Member Services Desk. All towels must be returned on the same day. 
  • Members are responsible for returning towels to the Member Services Desk.  A lost towel fee of $5 will be charged to members who do not return their towels.
  • Semester towel service expires on the last day of the semester the towel card was purchased. All other towel card purchases expire one year from the date of purchase.

Payment Options


  • Cash Check     
  • Check
  • Credit Card     
  • Bearcat Card


  • Credit Card Draft
  • Payroll Deduction (UC employees, Children’s Hospital, and University Hospital)
  • Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)

*Annual membership fees paid monthly will continue on a month-to-month basis after the first-year unless the membership is cancelled in writing.

**All Student and Short-Term Memberships must be paid in full.

Online Portal for Members: My Member Services

Ready to begin tracking your fitness and wellness journey? The Campus Recreation’s online portal allows you to view your account information, including visits and payment history, reserve racquetball courts and register for programs.

How to Access Your Account

Check out the online portal, and follow the directions below for creating your account and logging in for the first time:

First Time Sign Up

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on “Do not have a login?”
  3. Enter your 9-digit Member Number (UC Staff/Students M Number)
    Don’t know your Member Number?
    Find it on your UC or CRC ID or email us at
  4. Create a username and password (ensure your email address is correct; this should be a UC email address as used by all UC faculty/staff/students).
  5. Click the Home button to begin using the Campus Recreation Online Portal.

Forgotten Username Or Password

  1. Click on "Forgot your username/password"
  2. Enter your email address. Please note if you're UC faculty/staff, this will be your email address. If you're a UC student, this will be your email address. Otherwise, it will be the email you gave us at sign up. If you're not sure of this, call the Member Services Desk at 513-556-0604 or email us at
  3. You will receive an email from with your new username and password.
First time login My Member SErvices
login My Member SErvices