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Benefits of a University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) Membership

Your University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) membership includes access to all RecWell facilities and programs. You can work out at the Eppley Recreation Center (ERC), Ritchie Coliseum, Reckord Armory, or the School of Public Health Building (SPH).

As a member, you will receive discounts on RecWell Community and Aquatic Programs including:


  • Learn to Swim
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Tennis Lessons
  • Special Event registration
  • Maryland Adventure Program trips
  • Adventure equipment rentals
Equipment is available for short-term checkout at the ERC, Ritchie Coliseum and the Armory. Picnic and outdoor equipment can be rented at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Late and damage fees will be assessed as appropriate.

Lockers in the ERC and Ritchie locker rooms can be rented for $35/semester or $90/year. Box lockers located in the hallways on levels 2 & 0 of the ERC can be rented for $15/semester. Free day-use lockers are also available in most RecWell facilities. Bring your own lock to secure your belongings. Day use locks are cut off at closing each day. A storage fee is charged for belongings left in day-use lockers.

Bath towels for use at the ERC may be rented at the Equipment Issue Desk for $1/day. Daily towel service can be purchased at the Member Services Desk for $25/semester or $65/year.

Guests & Guest Passes


  • UMD student members and other RecWell members may sponsor two (2) guests per day. To accommodate families, a student or RecWell member may sponsor up to three (3) minor children (under 18 years of age) and/or two (2) parent guests. 
  • Dependent members under 18 years of age may not sponsor guests.
  • Guest passes can only be purchased at the ERC Member Services Desk.
  • All guests 16 years or older must show a photo ID at time of purchase and when entering the facility.
  • Guest Passes are valid for one day only ($7/day) and expire when RecWell facilities close on the date purchased.  Sponsors and guests may leave and return or go to other RecWell facilities throughout the day on which the pass is valid.
  • Individually sponsored guests are welcome in all RecWell facilities and may participate in scheduled group fitness classes (restrictions apply for guests under the age of 18 years old).  
  • To accommodate early morning guests and late night guests, a Guest Pass may be purchased in advance.  The guest does not need to be present at time of purchase, but the member must present their appropriate ID card(s) (e.g. UMD ID card or RecWell membership card with photo ID) in order to purchase the pass.  The member must know the advance date at the time of purchase.
  • A sponsor must accompany their guest(s) as they enter and remain in the facility while their guest(s) is/are in the facility.  If a guest is 16 years of age or older, the sponsor and guest do not have to be in the same area at the same time throughout their visit.  If a guest is under 16 years of age, then they must be accompanied by the sponsor in the same area of the facility at all times.
  • Guest Pass fees are non-refundable and nontransferable.
  • Guests may not solicit RecWell members for guest pass sponsorship.

University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) racquetball, squash, and wallyball courts may be reserved online. Courts may still be reserved in person at the ERC Information Desk, or by calling 301-226-4500. Reservations (1 court/ hour/person, 2 hours for wallyball) can be made up to 3 days in advance. Courts must be claimed in person at the Information Desk before 10 minutes after the hour. Courts will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important Dates

All University of Maryland students are members during the semesters and summer sessions in which they are registered and pay the recreation fee. 

Spring 2017:  January 3 – May 29
Summer I 2017:  May 30 – July 9
Summer II 2017:  July 10 – August 27
Fall 2017:  August 28 – December 22

Contact Member Services


Fall and Spring Semester
Monday-Saturday, 8 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, 10 AM – 9 PM

Monday-Saturday, 8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, 10 AM – 8 PM

Hours are subject to change during holidays and inclement weather.

301-405-PLAY (7529)

Type of Membership Semester/Year
STUDENTS All University of Maryland students are members during the semesters and summer sessions in which they are registered and pay the recreation fee.

For non-registered students in the summer, the cost of a membership is $30/ per session or $60 for the full summer.
  Student Spouse/Dependent*
Non-registered Students****  
$231/ annual n/a
UMUC FACULTY/STAFF Spouse/Dependent* $150/$450
Affiliated Members, Faculty/Staff and Guests***
$ 7/day

*Dependents under age 16 pay half of the price of the associated member.

**There is no fee for faculty/staff to use SPH and the Armory.  University of Maryland faculty and staff have the option to obtain a University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) Membership through the use of payroll deduction.

***Guest Passes can be purchased at the Member Services Desk in the ERC. RecWell members may sponsor two guests per day.  All guests 16 years of age and older must show photo ID.

****Students that were registered during the Fall 2016 semester are eligible for Non-Registered Student memberships for Spring 2017.

MPowering the State: All fee-paying students at UMB and UMCP have access to both campuses' recreational facilities during scheduled hours of operation and are allowed to use those facilities at no added cost. Current staff and faculty who possess valid recreational facilities membership at their home institution also have access to both recreational facilities. UMB employees must purchase membership at the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center and UMCP employees must purchase membership at the Eppley Recreation Center. UMB alumni and UMCP Alumni Association Members may purchase membership at either facility but it only allows access to the facility at which the membership was purchased. Alumni membership is not transferable.