User Fees & Policies


Use of the Wellness and Recreation Center plus satellite facilities, offering programs & services provided by WRS, are available during scheduled recreation hours, to the following recognized university personnel:
Paid User
  • Currently enrolled students

  • Faculty, Staff, Retiree, and spouse, etc. who have paid the WRC user fee
    Non-Paid User
    • Faculty, Staff, Retiree, or spouse who has not paid a user fee; a student not enrolled in summer classes, university sponsored visiting professor/artist, or a student of other college in town during summer or interim periods.

    Immediate Family is defined as:
    Faculty/Staff: spouse and dependent children
    Traditional Students: parents and dependent siblings
    Non-Traditional Students: spouse and dependent children
    Retirees: spouse

    *spousal privileges will be granted to couples not married but able to provide documentation of a committed partnership, this needs to be provided to the Wellness and Recreation Office when completing user fee forms.

    Wellness and Recreation Services is pleased to accommodate campus visitors at the Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) to the extent possible. Because the WRC is an academic building as well as a recreational facility highly used by university students, guidelines for bringing guests facilitate providing optimal service to these guests.

    Students of Non-Local Colleges/Universities

    Students of non-local colleges/universities, in town for break periods (Thanksgiving, semester break, Spring Break, summer), may purchase 5-pass punch cards or a WRC guest pass at the one, two, three, or four week guest rate or summer alumni rate.  An academic course schedule will be requested to verify student status.  Arrangements need to be made prior to the break period by contacting the WRS office, WRC 101, or wrs@uni.edu

    Family Member Policy

    Once you have paid to use the WRC/Health Beat, you may also pay a nominal fee (free for current UNI students) to bring your tax dependent family members (spouse, children) with you during family hours. More information on family member fees here.

    You may purchase guest passes at the Welcome desk (by check, payroll deduction, or ubill charge) for up to four guests beyond your tax dependent family members at $5.00 each or the five-punch guest card at $20.00.

    If your family wants to sponsor a larger group of guests (such as your child’s friends or a family gathering), you may sponsor up to ten guests beyond immediate family members for a $40.00 fee ($55.00 for faculty/staff who are not paid users).  Arrangements must be made in advance with Chris Denison, Associate Director/Facilities (319) 273-7160.  Only one group is scheduled a day so the enjoyment of other facility users is not hampered.

    Supervision of Children

    Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times in the WRC.  Direct supervision of children by their parents is required, except in the following cases where an indirect supervision policy exists: 

    • In the leisure pool, children at least eight (8) years of age who pass a specified swim test (name is then kept on file) may be checked in with lifeguards by parents who inform lifeguards where they will be in the facility.
    • In the case of teens at least sixteen (16) years of age, a parent must be in the facility but need not be directly supervising the teen.
    • At the climbing wall, all climbers “sign in” upon arrival and “sign out” when leaving.  Parents are expected to remain with their children at the wall.  You are invited to attend a one-time WRS belay clinic, to learn to belay for your child.  This allows more climbing time for your family, as you do not have to wait for WRS student staff to belay your children.  The three-hour belay clinics are scheduled regularly throughout the year.
    Restricted Areas

    Children five (5) years and older are prohibited from using locker rooms of the opposite gender (i.e. a five (5) year old boy is prohibited from entering the women’s locker room).  Families are encouraged to use the Family Changing Room located off the southwest corner of the Leisure Pool. 

    Children must be thirteen (13) years of age to use the fitness area/track.  The UNI-Dome is sometimes available during early mornings and noontime, providing more room for walkers/joggers with youth/children and strollers. 

    Minors must be at least sixteen (16) years of age to use strength equipment and thirteen (13) years of age to use cardiovascular equipment and track.

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    If there is an accommodation you need in order to participate in a WRS program or activity, please contact WRC 101 at (319) 273-6275.


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