Athletic and Recreational Facilities
Membership Options

Membership Type



Benefit Eligible Faculty/Staff Spouse & Dependant(s)

FREE with GVSU ID Card

FREE with GVSU ID Card

Alumni 1 Month



Alumni 6 Month



Alumni 12 Month



Community 1 Month



Community 6 Month



Community 12 Month



GVSU Student

Per Semester

GVSU ID Card, must be a current student

$20.00 per Rec Center Card for Spouse and each Dependant 2 yrs and older (per semester)

Comparison Prices from Local Gyms and Other Universities


Important Membership Information:

For all Alumni, Faculty/Staff Spouse/Dependent, Student Spouse/Dependant, and Community Membership the following apply:

  • Memberships fees are non refundable.
  • Alumni:  To qualify for an Alumni membership you must have graduated form GVSU or completed 60 credits or more of GVSU coursework.
  • Faculty/Staff:  Must be benefit eligible to qualify for you spouse and dependents to receive a free membership.
  • Student Spouse:  Student must be taking classes during the current semester.  Only 1 semester can be purchased at the beginning or during the current semester.  Memberships will be processed the Tuesday after the first week of classes.
  • Your membership card will be available for pick-up within approximately two weeks.  A confirmation e-mail or phone call will be sent to you when your card is available for pick-up.
  • Proof of dependency is required for everyone over the age of 18 (copy of student schedule or current tax form showing them as your dependent).  This can either be brought to the Rec Center front desk, faxed to 616-331-3225 attention: memberships, or emailed to macgeorl@gvsu.eduParents can not be added to a membership unless they are dependents of the member.
  • All members and dependants age 2 and over will receive a card.
  • 14 and up: permitted to work out alone
  • Under the age of 14 not permitted on equipment but are permitted to use courts and pool with adult supervision.
  • Pool is included in membership during the lap and open swim times that can be found on this website.
  • Racquetball Courts are free with a membership before 5pm on weekdays, otherwise there is a $3.00 per hour.
  • The Kelly Family Sports Center is included in the membership only during the open track and turf times, but these times are very limited.
  • Membership does NOT include the climbing center use (separate fee).

Attention Fieldhouse/Recreation Center members: Parking Permit Information

Parking permits are required for vehicles that park on the GVSU Campus. Graduate, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, and Outside Memberships can get a parking permit by showing their current membership card and driver’s license to the Public Safety Office 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. These permits will be valid for the current semester only and will need to be replaced each semester. The sole use of this permit is for non-academic field house recreational facilities use. It may not be used for any other purpose including events or academic classes. The permit is the property of Grand Valley State Department of Public Safety. Permits may not be sold, altered or copied in any way. Lost or stolen permits must be reported immediately to Public Safety. Unauthorized or improper use of this permit will result in its confiscation, and may result in criminal and university penalties. Fraudulently obtaining goods or services is a crime, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of not more than $2,000.00.

GVSU Allendale Campus Map and Parking Information

Public Safety and Parking Information

I have read the membership requirements above and all of the information I filled out on the application will be accurate. If the Rec Center finds any falsification in the information on the application, it may lead to a withdrawal of membership privileges with no refund. By Clicking Here you are ready to start the application process.

Page last modified December 16, 2014