Membership

Use of the Wellness & Recreation Center (WRC) and other FIU recreation facilities, as well as the programs and services offered by the Center, are available to FIU students and employees. Certain affiliates are also eligible.

A FREE two-week trial is available to new prospective members (faculty/staff ONLY) and a one-week trial is also available to alumni. (Only one Trial Membership allowed per person.)

Membership Categories & Rates

  • FIU Students
    • Currently-enrolled FIU students with up-to-date payment of the Activity and Services (A&S) Fee are automatically WRC members, pay no additional membership fee, and are permitted to participate in activities and use WRC facilities, services, and programs. Some programs and services do require additional payment.
    • FIU Employees who are enrolled in classes using the FIU Employee Tuition Waiver may or may not qualify as students for free access.
  • University Members

    FIU Employees

    1. Eligibility includes FIU faculty, staff, administrative, and temporary employees.
    2. Employees may purchase a WRC Membership either on an annual or semester basis or through payroll deduction.
    3. Only employees receiving full benefits are eligible for payroll deduction. Employees must show proof of eligibility (ex. pay stub) to purchase a membership. 
    4. Temporary OPS employees are not eligible for payroll deduction and are limited to semester membership only.
    5. Family/friends of benefitted employees may become members. Please refer to the Affiliate Member section below.

    Students Not Currently Enrolled (SNCE)

    This category is designed for those FIU students who are taking a semester off from classes, but still, want to take advantage of using the WRC and its programs/services. We only accept students until they’re fully enrolled. Since these students are not currently enrolled, they are not paying the A&S Fee and must purchase a membership. Payments are made at the WRC Membership front desk. Please bring your FIU One Card. 

    • Not Enrolled in the Fall/Spring - FIU students not enrolled in classes for either the Fall or Spring semester may purchase a membership for that semester for $110. Proof of enrollment during the previous semester is required.
    • Not Enrolled in the Summer - FIU students not enrolled in classes for either Summer A or B may purchase a membership for $60 per session. Students may opt to purchase the Summer C membership for $110 for the entire summer.

    Dual Enrollment

    Dual Degree Program students (18 years of age or older) are eligible to purchase memberships at the SNCE rate. If you are under 18 years of age and CS gold enrolled, you have access to our facility.

    Retirees/Emeritus

    Those individuals who, having been employed by the University for a length of time, have officially retired from service and are recognized as such by the Office of Human Resources. Retirees may purchase a Wellness & Recreation Center Membership on either an annual or term basis.


    Rates

    Membership Level FIU Employee
    Payroll Deduction
    Employee Spouse
    Payroll Deduction
    FIU University Member
    Non-Payroll Deduction
    GOLD - Premium Membership
    Includes locker of your choice when available, early PantherFIT registrations (more than 24hrs in advance), and towel and laundry service.
    $12.50/pay period $13.25/pay period
    (added to Employee's rate)
    $340/year*

    BLUE - Standard Membership
    Access to all WRC facilities and panther fit classes (sign up only 24hrs in advance).

    $10/pay period $11.50/pay period
    (added to Employee's rate)
    $275/year*
    SEMESTER
    Fall, Spring, or Summer C.
    N/A N/A $110/sem.
    SUMMER
    Summer A or B; or beginning the 9th week of the semester.
    N/A N/A $60

    The WRC accepts all major credit cards and the FIU One Card for membership payment. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

     

    Please stop by the WRC Front Desk to fill out your Membership application!
  • Affiliate Members
    • FIU Alumni

    All FIU Alumni may purchase a WRC Membership. Alumni are defined as graduates or individuals who have accumulated 9 or more credit hours from Florida International University. They must be able to present proof of status (diploma, transcript, or FIU Alumni Association ID) with the completed WRC Membership Application Form upon purchase.

    • Parents of FIU Students

    Parents of FIU Students are eligible to purchase WRC memberships. The student must be enrolled at the time of purchase and maintain enrollment during the entire term of the membership (semester or annual). If the student isn’t enrolled after expiration, the membership can't be renewed.

    Rates

    Membership Level FIU Alumni/Affiliates
    GOLD - Premium Membership
    Includes locker of your choice when available, early PantherFIT registrations (more than 24hrs in advance), and towel and laundry service.
    $365/year
    BLUE - Standard Membership
    Access to all WRC facilities and panther fit classes (sign up only 24hrs in advance).
    $300/year
    SEMESTER
    Fall, Spring, or Summer C.
    $125/sem.
    SUMMER
    Summer A or B; or beginning the 9th week of the semester.
    $75
    TRIAL
    One week only. Any alumni (no requirement).
    $25
    The WRC accepts all major credit cards and the FIU One Card for membership payment. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

Member Policies

Please be aware of all general facility use policies.

  • Refunds

    All memberships are non-refundable unless you are separating from the university or have a documented medical excuse.

  • Membership Cancellation

    Memberships paid through Payroll Deduction cannot be canceled for periods between semesters, Spring Break, etc. as Human Resources and Payroll will not process short-term cancellations.

    Cancellation of Payroll Deduction membership must be done in writing via email to recmem@fiu.edu.

    Download Cancellation Form 

  • FIU OneCard/Photo ID

    Must be presented at all times to enter facilities or participate in programs.

    Please display your WRC Membership receipt with your FIU OneCard/Photo ID to Wellness & Recreation Center attendants as proof of payment until your card is activated (usually from 1-5 business days).

  • Membership fees

    Are to be paid at the WRC Membership Desk with a completed REC Membership Application Form.

    An FIU OneCard/Photo ID must be presented at the time of purchase for the transaction to be validated. 

    Those individuals who don't already have an FIU OneCard/Photo ID must purchase a Wellness & Recreation Center Photo ID at the FIU OneCard/Photo ID Office (Gold Garage, (305) FIU-CARD) within one week of membership purchase for admittance into WRC facilities and programs). 

    Payment must be made using any major credit card or Apple Pay, or your FIU One Card (No cash or checks).

  • Trial Memberships

    A 2-week trial is available to faculty/staff, and a 1-week trial is also available for alumni.

    Only one Trial Membership allowed per person.

  • Guest Passes

    WRC Members may sponsor up to 3 non-FIU affiliated guests per visit via a Guest Pass.

    View prices and details (see Policy #5).

  • Parking

    A WRC Membership does not include parking privileges.

    For information on purchasing parking permits and decals, visit FIU Parking & Transportation.

  • Photography Release

    From time to time, photographs of members participating in activities may be taken for departmental and/or University promotional purposes.

    Note that your signature on the Membership Application indicates your agreement to this. Common courtesy and discretion will be used in any photography.

Services

  • Lockers

    Day Use Lockers

    • Day use lockers in the locker rooms require the user to bring his/her own lock for use while they are working out. After their workout, the user must remove the lock and take their belongings with them.
    • Day use lockers in the lobby have resettable combination locks for the user to use while they are working out (see instructions on the lockers on how to operate). After one's workout, the user must remove the lock and take their belongings with them. Locks left on/unopened overnight will be removed as well as all contents and will be available at the WRC's Lost & Found for 2 days before delivery to FIU Property Control.

     

    Semester Lockers

    • Rental lockers (located inside the locker rooms) are generally available only to Gold Level WRC Members (when available).
    • Renters will be notified of what the renewal deadline is prior to the end of each semester. Non-renewed lockers will be cleared out and contents retained for 2 weeks before being forwarded to FIU Property Control as Lost & Found.
  • Towels

    Fitness Towels are highly recommended for use while working out, participating in a group fitness class, and for open recreation. A large bath-sized towel is available as part of a Gold Member's laundry service, but please bring your own fitness towel.

    Gold Member's bath towels should be returned to the Pro Shop window after use and deposited in the towel bin for laundering. Exchange your towel for a clean one at that time - "a towel for a towel". Towels should not be left in laundry bags, locker rooms, fitness areas, or outside.

  • Laundry

    The Wellness & Recreation Center provides complimentary laundry service for its Gold Members with lockers. Each Gold Member is issued a numbered mesh bag upon membership in which to place their used workout clothing – shorts, shirts/tops, and/or socks. Bath-size towels should remain outside the bag and can be exchanged for a clean one.

    Bags containing lots of clothing/towels and/or personal items will not be laundered – a weight limit is monitored. The clean bag of clothes will be ready within 24 hours after drop-off, barring mechanical difficulties – just ask the attendant for your bag number.

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Contact

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11290 SW 12th St.
WRC 101
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-2575
wrc@fiu.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday – Sunday

  • 10AM - 12PM
  • 1PM - 3PM
  • 4PM - 6PM