Registered UC Students Now Eligible to Use Rec Facilities at Any UC Campus

To support student health throughout the UC system, a policy of reciprocity is being adopted by the Recreational Sports Consortium, starting June 1, 2005. During the one year pilot program, all registered UC students may use the recreational facilities at any UC campus.

Throughout the UC system, campus recreational sport facilities and programs play a vital role in student life. UC students are increasingly committed to personal fitness, as demonstrated by the large numbers of students who regularly workout to enhance and balance their stressful academic lives.

As students travel around the state, over breaks and holidays, they often seek to continue their fitness routines, but until now there has been no standard policy permitting students from one campus to use recreational sports facilities at the other campuses.

During the academic year, visiting students with valid UC student IDs will be admitted at no charge to recreational sports facilities system wide. At specialty facilities, i.e. aquatic centers, equestrian centers, etc., the visiting students may participate by paying the standard campus student rate.

For summer quarter/session, UC students will be eligible to purchase summer passes as though they were continuing students at the campus they are visiting.

Based on results of the pilot program, a decision will be made regarding a final student reciprocity policy. n the future, a similar program may be designed for faculty, staff, and other non-student members. In the meantime, visiting faculty and staff may purchase passes and memberships at any campus, at the local campus faculty and staff rate.

For more information about this pilot program or the Rec Sports Consortium, call Mike Weinberger at (510) 642-8359.

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