All WWU students currently enrolled for 6 or more credits are able to use the facility. For a user fee, other students enrolled for less than six credits, faculty, staff and WWU Alumni Association members are also welcome. Check our membership page for more information.
The facility is open to the general public but in order to use the equipment that is available to paying members you will have to purchase a guest pass while being accompanied by a member of the Student Recreation Center. For details please see the membership page.
All Western students, faculty and staff are eligible for a Student Recreation Center membership. Spouses, domestic partners, and dependents (ages 18-23) are eligible as long as the university member has a current membership. Current WWU Alumni Association members are also eligible to purchase a membership. For more information check the membership page.
If you are a Western student and are taking 6 credits or more on campus (not including post baccalaureate and Extended Education students) you need to sign the Hold Harmless Agreement and bring your Western Card.
The Hold Harmless Agreement is a liability waiver. You must sign this in order to use the facility. The waiver may be signed online.
Look at your tuition bill to see if the Campus Recreation Fee of $105.25 appears on your statement. Otherwise you may contact the Student Business Office with any questions.
Hours of Operation
The hours for the Student Recreation Center are available on the facility schedule page.
Children are only allowed in the facility during designated family hours and require the purchase of a guest pass. The guest pass for children is $4 per day for ages 12 and under and $6 for ages 13-17. For family hours see the youth programs page.
What is Offered?
See this brief summary of available equipment.
Yes, our trained climbing wall staff teaches a variety of non-credit, recreational classes to help you become a more proficient climber and enhance your experience on the climbing wall. Click here for more information on the classes currently on offer.
Yes, we offer a number of non-credit climbing classes throughout the academic year. In these classes you will learn basic climbing techniques and how to belay. Visit our climbing classes page or ask a climbing wall staff member for more information.
We have a variety of fun and challenging non-credit fitness classes available throughout the year, with schedules varying by quarter. For more information, visit our Fitness Page.
Our intramural office is located in room 147 at the Student Recreation Center. Sign ups for leagues and tournaments are completed online at IMLeagues.com. Click here for more information about the sign-up process.
For information about our sport clubs, contact Caitlin Sommers.
From 4:30pm to 7:00am, Monday through Friday and all day on weekends, the C lots located across the street from the Student Recreation Center are available to park in for free. From 7:00am to 4:30pm on weekdays, a valid permit is required to park in the C lots and is available from paystations location near the lot entrances. From 4:30pm to 7am weekdays and all day on weekends, parking is also allowed in the 17G and 19G lot with a pay station permit or other valid WWU permit. If you have more questions, please contact Parking Services.