Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889
rec@oakland.edu

Memberships

Memberships

An affiliation with OU is required to purchase a membership. For those who are not affiliated with OU, an affiliation can be obtained through Oakland University Credit Union membership. OU’s Rec Center is not a public facility. 

Rec Center staff are happy to give tours of the building at any time; just stop in and ask for a tour. Information for self-guided tours also is available. However, for large groups, we ask that you call the Rec Center in advance to schedule a tour. 
Rates
Students
1 Month
4 Month
12 month
OU StudentsRec Center membership is included in tuition for students enrolled in the current semester.

Students*

(enrolled at other colleges or universities)

$30$100N/A
Secondary$35$125N/A
Dependent$25 (all)$50 (all)N/A
*The student membership is the primary membership holder.
Secondary: individuals 18 and older who live in the same residence as the primary member can be added to their account.
Dependent: Those ages 2-17 can be added to the primary member's account.


Employees1 Month
4 Month12 Month
Non Benefits-Eligible OU Employees*$40$150$360
Secondary$35$125$330
Dependent$25 (all)$50 (all)$100 (all)
*The Non Benefits-Eligible OU Employee membership is the primary membership holder.
Secondary: individuals 18 and older who live in the same residence as the primary member can be added to their account.
Dependent: Those ages 2-17 can be added to the primary member's account.

Payroll Deduction — Faculty and staff with 12- or 9-month appointments may pay for annual spouse/dependents Rec Center membership through payroll deduction, where fees are automatically deducted from the employee’s paycheck in accordance with the university schedule. A payroll deduction form must be completed and signed when submitting a membership application.
 

Community
1 Month
4 Month12 Month
Community$45$165$440
Secondary$35$125$330
Dependent$25 (all)$50 (all)$100 (all)
*The community membership is the primary membership holder.
Secondary: individuals 18 and older who live in the same residence as the primary member can be added to their account.
Dependent: Those ages 2-17 can be added to the primary member's account.


Guest Passes

-Guests of members are $10 per day, and there is a maximum of two guests per day that can be sponsored by a single member.
-Guests 16 and older must show state-issued photo ID.
-Guests sign-in with their sponsor member and must be accompanied by that member at all times within the facility.
For more information, see the OU Guest Policy.


Mini-Passes

Eligible affiliates, who do not wish to join the Rec Center as a full member, may purchase a 10-entry mini-pass for $80. The purchaser must be eligible to purchase a full membership. Mini-Passes expire one year from purchase date, are for individual use only and are non-transferable. Mini-Passes do not include entry to GroupX classes but are eligible for single class passes.


  
Refunds

Refunds are issued for medical or relocation purposes only. All requests must be submitted in writing to the Rec Center Director. All key fobs (if applicable) must be surrendered before a refund will be made. Refunds take about three to four weeks to process and have a $25 processing fee deducted from approved refund amount.

Memberships are non-transferable.

Entry
Policies
Membership Eligibility
Oakland University's Recreation Center is not a public facility. An affiliation with OU is required to purchase a membership. See Membership Eligibility for more information on who is eligible for a membership. For information on membership fees for students, employees, alumni, and other affiliates as well as guest passes, mini-passes and refunds, see Membership Rates.

Entry Requirements
Proper identification must be shown at all times when entering the Rec Center. Rec Well staff reserve the right to ask for additional forms of identification at any time. Proper identification includes:
  • OU GrizzCard
  • Rec Center Key Fob
  • State Issued Photo Identification

Dependent Child Policies
A parent or legal guardian, who is a member of the Rec Center, must enter the facility with their children under 18 years old and must accompany their children under 16 years old at all times in the facility.
  • Children 7 years old and younger should be within an arm’s length of their parent or guardian in the same area of the facility.
  • Children 8-15 years old must be supervised by a parent or guardian in the same activity area.
  • Children under 16 years old may not use the spa, fitness center or be present during personal training sessions. (Exception: children who have completed the T.G.I.F. program).
  • Children ages 16-18 must enter the facility with a parent or legal guardian member, but do not need to be accompanied by that individual at all times while using general recreational space. However, the parent or legal guardian must remain in the Rec Center during the child’s visit. These children are able to participate in fitness classes and may swim and use the spa and fitness center.  Note: Children ages 16 and 17 need to be accompanied by an adult when using the fitness center.
  • Young adult members (18-22 years old) will be admitted to the facility upon showing a valid GrizzCard ID or Rec Center issued Key Fob. They may use any aspect of the facility available to other members.

Parents or guardians are expected to be in a position to provide adequate supervision at all times. If the child is not with a parent or legal guardian, a member of the facility who is over the age of 18 must accompany him/her. The same standard of parental supervision will be expected of the sponsoring member.

Unsafe or inappropriate behavior will result in the child being asked to leave the activity area.

Guest Policy
Rec Center members and eligible self-sponsored guests who are 18 years of age or older may sign in up to two guests per visit at a cost of $10 per day per guest or $16 for a weekend pass (effective July 1, 2018), valid Friday at 5 p.m. through closing on Sunday. If members wish to sign in more than two guests per visit, they must notify the Rec Center in advance and receive prior permission from a member of the Rec Well professional staff.

All guests who are 16 or older must show a valid photo ID, and sign in at the Welcome Center. Members must remain in the building with their guests at all times and are responsible for the conduct of their guests.

Non-participant entry into the Rec Center for things such as tours and events does not require the purchase of a guest pass, however, some form of ID may be necessary.

Guest Passes
Guest passes allow non-members access to the facility either through a self-sponsorship (see self-sponsored guests below) or sponsorship by a current member. Guest passes are sold at the Welcome Center during the time the Rec Center opens until one hour prior to closing.

Self-Sponsored Guests

Self-sponsored guests include: currently enrolled students who have not paid the Rec Center fee, OU faculty, staff, alumni, official OU retirees, MSU Federal Credit Union members and President’s Club members. Proof of these affiliations is required. Once self-sponsored guests pay for their own guest pass, they may sponsor up to two guests per visit at the current guest pass rate.

Fraudulent Use of ID
It is a violation of Rec Well policy to fraudulently enter the Rec Center by using another person's GrizzCard or Rec Center issued Key Fob. It also is a violation to give your GrizzCard or Rec Center issued Key Fob for the purpose of allowing them to enter the Rec Center.

Both parties involved (person whose name appears on the ID and the person attempting to enter) will receive an automatic suspension of the student/member’s Rec Center privileges for a period of two weeks.
For Employees
and Retirees
Benefit Eligible Employee Access
This type of Rec Center access is available to any employee in a position that is able to receive benefits provided by Oakland University, whether you opted out of the benefits or not. If you question your eligibility you should contact University Human Resources or Academic Human Resources if you are faculty.

As a benefit eligible OU employee, the following applies to you:
  • Access to the facility with proper identification and use all areas of the facility – track, pool, fitness center, locker rooms, racquetball courts, squash court, gym.
  • You are required to have a valid OU ID, or you may purchase a key fob for $10 as long as they have picture ID and can be verified in the OU system.
  • Services that are not provided with free access include, but are not limited to, fitness classes; mind/body classes such as Pilates, and Yoga; personal training, massage, safety training classes, locker rental, and intramural sports leagues.
  • Benefit Eligible Access is limited to the employee, spouses/significant others and dependents (up to age 22) may be added onto your access at the current membership rate.
  • If the primary function of an individual is to work on campus and they receive a benefit of career development, the default category would be considered an Employee Access. Additional services would be charged at the member rate
  • Any OU employee not receiving access as a benefit will still be able to purchase a membership at the employee rate.
  • New hires to the University are populated in the Campus Recreation Software after the 15th of each month and is based on the date in which the new employee completes Human Resource Paperwork.
  • New hires wishing to access the Recreation Center after completing paperwork with Human Resources should turn in the Rec Center Access form given to them by UHR to the Welcome Center at least one business day prior to desired access.

Retiree Access
This type of Rec Center access is available to individuals who have retired from Oakland University and meet the criteria established for their employee group. University Human Resources oversees the data base of those who have qualified as a retiree.

This benefit is not transferable. As an Oakland University retiree, the following applies to you:
  • You are required to have a valid OU ID, or you may purchase a key fob for $10 as long as they have picture ID and can be verified in the OU system.
  • Services that are not provided with free access include, but are not limited to, fitness classes; mind/body classes such as Pilates, and Yoga; personal training, massage, safety training classes, locker rental, and intramural sports leagues.
  • Retiree Access is limited to the individual Retiree, spouses/significant others have the option to to add a membership onto your access benefit at the current rate.
  • Retirees may sponsor their children in a membership at the current ‘other affiliate’ rate or bring them as a guest at regular guest rates.
  • Retirees, as defined above, should complete a Retiree Access Request form at the Welcome Center to activate their access.