Rec Cen Memberships

Rec Cen Memberships are available on an Annual, 3 month term or 1 month term. All membership terms begin on the date of purchase. Only two 1 month memberships may be purchased in any calendar year.

All Memberships are sold in person at the Rec Cen Customer Service Center. Please check hours and location

Community (annual, 3-month) and Faculty/Staff (annual, 3 month) memberships may be renewed online by visiting our Registration Portal. Details on how to renew these memberships can be downloaded here: How To Renew a Membership Online.

Rec Cen Summer Family Memberships will run mid June through mid September, at which time children are allowed to use many of the Rec Cen facilities. Time and facility use restrictions apply to children under the age of 18. Summer Family Memberships will be sold beginning June 1st in the Rec Cen Registration & Cashier's Office. 

All users must sign a Waiver of Liability release form before entering the Rec Cen. Children must have this form signed by a parent/legal guardian. 

2017 Recreation Center Calendar

Membership Prices

UCSB Faculty/Staff
Spouse of UCSB Student

$35/1 month (limit of 2 per calendar year)
$90/3 month

Alumni Association Member
Sponsored Member**

$50/ 1 month (limit of 2 per calendar year)
$125/3 month

Community Member
$60/ 1 month (limit of 2 per calendar year)
$155/3 month

Day Pass
$15 ($8 children, $10 teens- summer only)***

UCSB Student Summer Membership****
Mid June 19 - September 27- $60
August 14 - September 27  - $30

Family Memberships (only available during the summer quarter)

Summer Only Memberships
UCSB Faculty & Staff - $270
UCSB Alumni Association Member - $325
Community Member - $355
Teen Summer Pass (ages 13-17)* - $80
Adult Day Pass - $15
Teen Day Pass - $10
Child Day Pass - $8
*Applies when a teen enters without a parent or legal guardian being present on the premises. Parent or legal guardian must be present to enroll teen for the membership and sign waiver of liability.

Current Members: Adding Family
UCSB Student - $170
UCSB Faculty & Staff - $190
UCSB Alumni Association Member - $210
Community Member - $235

Current Members: Adding Children
Single Child Summer Pass (age 17 & under) - $55
Single Child Summer Pass (age 18-23) - $60
Multiple Child Summer Pass (age 17 & under) - $110*
Multiple Child Summer Pass (age 18-23) - $120**
*Adds all children under age 18 living in the household.
**Adds all children age 18-23 living in the household.

Valid for two adults and all children living in the household. Children over the age of 18 will be charged an additional $60 each. Current members may add children to existing membership for $55 per child. Children may only enter the Rec Cen after 10am.

UCSB students can add one child for $45 or multiple children for $90.

Prices are subject to change at the discretion of the Governance Board.
Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a Rec Cen Membership
Memberships are non-transferable.

Refund Policy

All refund request are subject to the following policies and can be picked-up and submitted in person to the Customer Service Center (CSC). Refunds are reviewed and granted at the discretion of the administrative supervisor. Submitting a refund form DOES NOT GUARANTEE A REFUND. Notification of refund status will be sent via email.

  • Refunds will only be granted should medical or other extenuating circumstances dictate. Medical issues require a doctor’s note to be accompanied with the refund form.
  • Refunds, if given, take four to six weeks to process through university accounting.
  • If granted, the refund will be sent to the address provided on the submitted refund request form.


*Payroll Deduction available for UCSB Faculty/Staff only.

**Definition/Qualifications for Sponsored Memberships: To purchase you must be the spouse of faculty/staff, a Rec Cen Member or the Domestic Partner of a faculty/staff Rec Cen Member or registered UCSB Student. Must show proof of California Domestic Partner Registration.

***Adults 18 years of age and older may purchase a Recreation Center Day Pass. The Day Pass fee will not be deducted from future membership purchase. Day Passes will expire at closing of date activated, it is not valid for a 24hour period.

****UCSB Students enrolled in either Summer Session A or B will be admitted all summer with their Access Card or photo ID.
Students not enrolled in Summer Sessions may purchase a Student Summer Membership. To do so students must provide proof of enrollment for the Fall quarter.