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  Notice – The latest updates on the evolving COVID-19 policies and resources for the campus community.
The latest on Rec Sports specific COVID-19 updates and free resources, virtual classes, and online programs available to the campus community.x


Welcome back to Rec! We’re thrilled to take this next big step and open our doors to faculty, staff, retirees, and emeriti starting July 1. The RSF and pools will remain closed to the broader community.*

Specially Priced, Return to Rec Membership: July 1 – Sept. 30 (Closed July 4-5)

Choose the membership that works best for you: pay just $40 month to month or buy a 3-month membership for $120. 


Please note payroll deduction is not available, and there are no refunds or pro-rates. Subscription membership sales will begin on Oct. 1, 2021.

Membership Access 

Your Return to Rec membership includes RSF access to cardio equipment, weights, and Group X classes, as well as lap swim access at Spieker Pool and Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC) Pool. 

In order to monitor facility capacity, members reserve a time slot online every time they visit. Reservations can be made up to 72 hours in advance or the same day if space is open. Reservations are 45 minutes for lap swim and 80 minutes for the RSF and offered throughout the day to accommodate all schedules. Group X classes are first-come, first served.

RSF Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 6:50pm; Sat – Sun 10am – 4pm

Group X Class Schedule. Classes are first-come, first served.

Spieker Pool and Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC) Pool Hours and Information.

Tennis courts, stand-up paddle-board and kayak rentals are available without a membership. Learn more about these other available offerings.

Although locker rooms are still not accessible, restrooms are available.**

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Relying on guidance from The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), City of Berkeley Public Health, and UC Berkeley, we continue to adapt to health protocols and best practices, including:

  • Online appointments to help maintain capacity limits
  • Symptom screener at reservation time and day of visit
  • Increased cleaning protocols
  • Face coverings required
  • Personal water bottle use
  • Respecting personal space
  • Increased hand-washing and cleaning stations 

Grab your gear and Return to Rec! We couldn’t be more excited to see you again, and to see our Golden Bear community coming back together.

Questions or need more information? Please contact the Customer Service Center at or 510-642-7796.

*Currently enrolled UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students do not need to purchase an additional membership to access Rec Sports facilities and services (prices are included in student registration fees). Read more about our current offerings for students

**All offerings and services are subject to change without advance notice.

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