Memberships

Memberships to the Grand Valley State University Athletic and Recreation Facilities are available to all students who are registered for one or more credits, faculty or staff of GVSU, as well as qualified alumni and their immediate families.  Benefits of membership to our facilities include: Use of the Recreation Center (all 3 levels), access to the Fieldhouse Aquatic Center during open swim times, the racquetball courts, outdoor courts (basketball and tennis), use of the Kelly Family Sports Center during open track/turf times, and access to our vast array of available rental items.  We welcome anyone and everyone to become a part of our Laker Athletic and Recreation Facilities family!  

New Membership Rates Effective August 1st, 2016

In fall of 2016, Grand Valley State University will open the doors to an improved Recreation Center consisting of renovations to the existing facility as well as 45,000 square feet of added recreational space (effectively doubling the size of the current Recreation Center).  Included within this project will be a wide array of new equipment in both the cardio and weight room as well as three additional courts.  Due to this growth in both our operations and services, membership rates will experience a minimal increase beginning August 1st, 2016.   Anyone looking to purchase a membership may do so at the current rates up until July 31st, 2016. To view the rates that will become effective August 1st, 2016 please click HERE


Membership Options

GVSU Student

GVSU students who are enrolled in at least one credit will receive FREE automatic entry into the facilities with a valid GVSU Student I.D. during the semester they are registered in.  Student spouse and/or immediate dependents can purchase a membership for $20 per person, per semester. Student spouse and/or dependent memberships expire the Monday after the add/drop date each semester. Cards can be renewed for $20.00 each semester so long as the account holder is still enrolled in classes.  Parents of students do not qualify for this membership. 

GVSU Faculty/Staff

GVSU Faculty and Staff are allowed FREE entry into the facilities with a valid GVSU Faculty/Staff ID.  Benefit-eligible GVSU faculty and staff qualify for a free membership for their immediate spouse and dependents on a semester basis. These memberships expire January 21st for the fall semester and September 21st for the winter semester.  Non-benefit eligible GVSU faculty and staff can purchase a membership for their immediate spouse and dependents at the reduced alumni membership rates on a basis of 1 month, 6 months. or 12 month durations. 

GVSU Alumni

GVSU graduates or anyone who has earned 60 credits or more from GVSU are qualified to purchase a membership at the reduced alumni rate. These can be purchased in individual packages or family packages which includes spouse and/or immediate dependents.  

  • Alumni 1 Month = $30.00          Family = $50.00
  • Alumni 6 Month = $100.00        Family = $175.00
  • Alumni 12 Month = $175.00      Family = $300.00

Community

Members of the community or those that have earned less than 60 earned credit hours from GVSU may purchase a community membership for themselves and/or immediate family (spouse/dependents). Community members may use the facilities during regular open hours.   

  • Community 1 Month = $80.00         Family = $150.00
  • Community 6 Month = $275.00       Family = $425.00
  • Community 12 Month = $400.00     Family = $725.00

New Membership Rates Effective August 1st, 2016

GVSU Student

Student access will remain FREE with a valid GVSU Student ID.

GVSU Faculty/Staff

GVSU Faculty/Staff access will remain FREE with a valid GVSU Faculty/Staff ID.  

Spouse and/or dependents of benefit-eligible GVSU Faculty and Staff may receive a Recreation Center card for $20/year per person. Cards can be renewed for $20.00/year per person so long as the benefit eligible Faculty/Staff member they are listed under is still actively employed by GVSU.

Non-benefit eligible Faculty/Staff will still be able to purchase memberships for spouse and/or dependents at the alumni rate. 

GVSU Alumni

GVSU graduates or anyone who has earned 60 credits or more from GVSU are qualified to purchase a membership at the alumni rate. These may be purchased for the individual alumni member and/or immediate family (spouse/dependents). 

  • Alumni 1 Month = $35.00           Family = $60.00
  • Alumni 6 Month = $125.00         Family = $200.00
  • Alumni 12 Month = $225.00       Family = $350.00

Community

Members of the community or those that have earned less than 60 earned credit hours from GVSU may purchase a community membership for themselves and/or immediate family (spouse/dependents). Community members may use the facilities during regular open hours.   

  • Community 1 Month = $85.00          Family = $160.00
  • Community 6 Month = $300.00        Family = $450.00
  • Community 12 Month = $450.00      Family = $775.00

Important Membership Information

Please read the below information regarding memberships:

  • Memberships fees are non refundable.
  • Faculty/Staff must be benefit eligible to qualify for your spouse and dependents to receive a free membership.
  • Students hoping to get a student spouse discount must be taking classes during the current semester and only 1 semester can be purchased at a time. 
  • Your membership application will be processed within approximately two weeks of your purchase date.  When your membership application has been processed, a confirmation e-mail or phone call will be sent to you containing your new expiration date along directions on picking up your membership card. If new membership cards are needed for your membership they will be made available to you at the front desk of the Recreation Center. A valid photo ID must be presented at the time of pick-up to verify the membership.
  • If dependents are listed on the membership we will be asking for proof of dependency for anyone over the age of 18. To prove proof of dependency we accept a copy of a tax form section indicating them as dependents or a current full-time class registration form from an accredited school. This can either be brought to the Rec Center front desk, faxed to 616-331-3225 attention: memberships, or emailed to  Meghan Pynnonen at pynnonem@gvsu.edu.
  • Anyone over the age of 2 and over will receive a card.
  • Anyone 14 and up is permitted to work out alone in the Cardio Room, Free-Weight Room, and/or Selectorized Weight Room. 
  • If you have a child that is 12 or 13 years of age and you want to give them permission to use the above equipment, we have a liability form that you must complete prior to your child using this equipment.
  • Anyone under the age of 14 is not permitted to use any equipment.  Usage of the courts and pool with adult supervision ARE permitted.
  • Racquetball Courts are free with a membership before 5pm on weekdays, otherwise there is a $3.00 charge per reservation.
  • Membership does NOT include use of the climbing center (separate fee). Students however receive free entry with valid student ID.
  • Membership does NOT include free access to any GVSU Athletic events.

Membership Parking Information

Parking permits are required for vehicles that park on the GVSU Campus. Graduate, Alumni, Faculty/Staff, and Community Memberships can get a parking permit by showing their current membership card and driver’s license to the Public Safety Office 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. These permits will be valid for the current semester only and will need to be replaced each semester. The sole use of this permit is for non-academic field house recreational facilities use. It may not be used for any other purpose including events or academic classes. The permit is the property of the Grand Valley State University Department of Public Safety. 

Permits may not be sold, altered or copied in any way. Lost or stolen permits must be reported immediately to Public Safety. Unauthorized or improper use of this permit will result in its confiscation, and may result in criminal and university penalties. Fraudulently obtaining goods or services is a crime, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of not more than $2,000.00.

Additional Recreation Center Member Parking Information

GVSU Parking Map

Home Football Gameday Parking

Please note changes to parking on campus when there are home GVSU football games on 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, and 11/14.

Before 12pm:

LOT G will be open for everyone until 12pm for free parking.

After 12pm:

Rec center users and staff will need to park in LOTS D4-D8 or LOT H near the soccer field for free parking. There is closer paid parking in North LOT F which is $2/per hour.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

GVSU Parking Map


Membership Application

I have read the membership requirement above and all of the information I filled out on the application will be accurate.  If the Rec Center finds any falsification in the information on the application, it may lead to a withdrawal of membership privileges with no refund. Please click on the link below to start your application process. 

Begin Your Membership Application