Campus Recreation values the Mary Washington and Fredericksburg communities, which is why we offer memberships to a wide variety of individuals. Take advantage of the opportunity to stay involved with the community and be a part of all of the wonderful changes happening in the Fitness Center and within Campus Recreation.

Member Benefits

Moving your body frequently in a way that you enjoy can work wonders for your physical health as well as your mental, social, and emotional well-being. Science shows that active individuals experience better sleep, better stress management, and a higher quality of life.

Your Campus Recreation membership will grant you access to the recreational spaces in the Fitness Center and Goolrick Hall including strength and cardio equipment, basketball courts, the pool, locker rooms, and studio spaces. Access to some Campus Recreation programs (personal training, group fitness classes) and services (locker and towel rentals) are available to members for additional fees.

Membership Fees

12 Months 1 Semester 30 Days Summer
Alumni $150 $65 $20 $30
Alumni Long Term Guests $150 $65 $20 $30
Student Long Term Guests $150 $65 $20 $30
Fredericksburg City Employees $150 $65 $20 $30
Community Members $200 $100 $40 $50
Faculty & Staff                                                  Free at this time
Retired Faculty & Staff                                                  Free at this time
Secondary Cardholders                                                  Free at this time
Students N/A Full and part-time enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who pay the UMW auxiliary fee with tuition have gym access N/A $15 if not enrolled in summer classes and paying the auxiliary fee
Daily Guest Passes Members may sponsor guests for $5 per visit

Membership Eligibility

Please view the university policy on Campus Recreation facility usage.

Alumni & Long Term Guests

Alumni memberships are available to anyone who has graduated from UMW. Alumni Long Term Guest memberships are available to family members of alumni with an active membership for a discounted rate (save 25% or more!). See Facility Rules for information on our age restrictions.

Student Long Term Guest Memberships

Students may sponsor a long-term guest. Student Long Term Guest memberships are available to family members, significant others, or trusted friends of a currently enrolled UMW student for a discounted rate (save 25% or more!). See Facility Rules for information on our age restrictions.

Fredericksburg City Employees

Due to an agreement between the university and the city, Fredericksburg City Employees are eligible for a discounted community membership (save 25% or more!) with proof of city employment by showing a valid city ID badge.

Community Members

Community memberships are available to anyone who does not have any of the above affiliations to UMW. This includes, but is not limited to, Mary Washington Healthcare staff, Germanna Community College faculty, staff and students, and Geico summer interns. See Facility Rules for information on our age restrictions.

Secondary Cardholder Memberships

Each UMW employee may request one “secondary ID” cardholder through Human Resources and the EagleONE ID office. A secondary cardholder can be a spouse or family member who is of the appropriate age to use the UMW Fitness Center, as noted in our Facility Rules. The secondary cardholder membership is the same price as a faculty/staff membership which, at this time, is free.

To obtain the secondary cardholder membership, the UMW employee and their intended secondary cardholder should visit Human Resources in George Washington Hall to get the appropriate form, fill it out, and then head to the EagleONE ID office in Lee Hall to obtain the secondary ID EagleONE card. After the card is obtained, the secondary cardholder may follow the steps outlined on this webpage to set up a user account on the Campus Rec Member Portal.

Daily Guest Passes

Members may sponsor guests by purchasing a daily guest pass for $5 per visit. The sponsor must be present at time of purchase and is responsible for all actions of the guest(s). Guests must be accompanied by their sponsor for the duration of their visit.  Sponsors will be held accountable for any rule violations, equipment replacement, or damages caused by their guests and may result in facility suspension. Guests must present a valid photo I.D. to verify age and name. UMW Campus Recreation reserves the right to refuse admittance.

  • Each guest must:
    • Agree to the assumption of risk statement
    • Have their respective sponsor present at time of guest pass purchase
    • Present a valid form of ID
    • Be 18 years of age or older
    • Have an understanding of/respect for all UMW Policies and Campus Recreation Facility Rules

Purchase A Membership

UMW students and employees automatically have Campus Rec Member Portal profiles and Campus Recreation memberships through an integration with the university’s Banner system. There is no need to create new profiles or purchase a gym membership. However, if you wish to register for programs or services, you may do so online by visiting the Campus Rec Member Portal and logging in with your UMW credentials in the top right corner.

Step 1: Set Up Your Campus Rec Member Portal User Account

Visit the Campus Rec Member Portal and click

  • “Sign In” in the top right.
  • Complete the form to create your user account, then check your email for important links
  • Return to this website to fill out the Membership Eligibility Form below.
  • Wait for your account to be updated by a CREC staff member. Please allow 2 business days.
  • Activate your account after receiving an approval email from CREC.

Step 2: Wait For Your Account To Be Updated

Please allow two business days from the day you submitted your Membership Eligibility Form for a Campus Recreation administrative staff member to manually update your user account with the eligibility information you provided in the eligibility form. You will be contacted by a CREC staff member at the email associated with your member portal user account when your account has been updated. If you don’t hear from someone in two business days, please email

Step 3: Purchase Your Membership on the Campus Rec Member Portal

  • Visit the Campus Rec Member Portal
  • Click “Log In” in the top right
  • Select “Community Members” unless you are a recent alumni with a UMW account still activated
  • From the home page, click “Memberships & Passes”
  • Select the membership you would like to purchase
  • Follow the steps to checkout, which includes visiting an external site that processes your payment
    • Please note: For charge card payments a minimum convenience fee of $3.00 will be applied to transactions over $20.00 and under $110.00. Transactions include the cost of the item, shipping costs and sales tax.
    • Transactions costs under $20.00 and over $110.00 will remain at the %2.75 fee.
    • ACH (online check payments) will charge a flat fee of .50 cents per transaction.
  • Once your payment is successfully submitted, you will receive a successful transaction page and confirmation email to the address associated with your user account
  • Upon your next visit to the Fitness Center, inform the welcome desk staff that you have are a new member and you need to pick up your membership card

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my child get a membership to the UMW Gym?
A. Individuals under age 16 are prohibited from exercising in the Fitness Center, but may participate in open recreation swim or basketball if accompanied by a sponsor with an active membership. Individuals ages 16-17 must have an active membership and be accompanied by a sponsor with an active membership while in recreational spaces. Individuals age 18 and older must have an active membership and can use recreational spaces without a sponsor present.

Q. Can I attend fitness classes with my membership?
A. Fitness classes are not included in our memberships, but they are available for $10. If you wish to try a fitness class one time, there is a $5 drop-in fee that can be paid at the front desk.

Q. Do I get a locker and towel service with my membership?
A. Half size lockers are available in the hallway and locker rooms at no additional cost. Full size lockers and towel service are available for purchase. For more information on our locker and towel services, visit our facility webpage.

Q. How does parking work?
A. Gym users can park in the Alvey parking deck after 5pm, or in designated spots as noted on your UMW parking pass. If you will be at the gym prior to 5pm during the week and you are a current UMW Campus Recreation gym membership holder, please complete the parking pass form below.

This information was taken from the UMW Parking web page: Overnight and frequent visitors need a UMW parking permit. Visitor passes can be obtained at the Parking Management office in Lee Hall 201B, the University Police Department in Brent Hall, and the Eagle Landing front desk. Vehicle information will be required. Additionally, all on campus parking lots are available for parking during evening events on campus.

Q. Why do you have limited hours on breaks and during the summer?
A. The UMW Fitness Center is a student-focused facility. During breaks, our primary users, the students, are not around to utilize or staff the facilities.

Q. What are the rules of the Fitness Center?
A. Check out all of our facility rules here!

Q. Can I get a refund if I don’t use my gym membership?
A. No refunds will be allowed except for medical reasons. Medical documentation will be required to receive the refund. Refunds must be requested during the life of the membership and will be granted on a pro-rated basis.

Q. If I’m not a student or employee, will I get a gym card?
A. Members will receive a printed ID card specifically for the Fitness Center upon their first visit. That card will be required to access the Fitness Center and does not grant access to any other UMW buildings or amenities.

Contact us!

If you’d like to speak with someone in Campus Recreation, please email