To support student health throughout the UC system, a policy of reciprocity was adopted by the UC Recreation Director’s Council on June 1, 2005. During the one year pilot program, all registered UC students were allowed to use the recreational facilities at any UC campus. This policy has now been made permanent.
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.
Please note that this agreement applies to students that are traveling or visiting other UC schools on an occasional basis. It is not intented to be used as a dual-gym membership, or for regular visits. At specialty facilities, i.e. aquatic centers, equestrian centers, etc., visitors may participate by paying the standard campus faculty and staff rate. The reciprocity agreement does not extend to the Hastings School of Law. The reciprocity agreement does not extend to programs such as intramural sports, sport clubs or long term memberships.
For more information on this program or the UC Recreation Director’s Council, call Mike Weinberger, (510) 642-8359.
Christina Galli, Communications & Outreach Coordinator