Membership

Memberships may be purchased either by semester or annually. Semester memberships include fall, spring and summer terms. 

Terms are as follows:
Fall: August 1 — December 31,
Spring: January 1 — May 31,
Summer: June 1 — July 31.

Eligibility and Fees

All students at Murray State University pay a fee for use of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. All other eligible users of this facility are required to pay a membership fee as well. Membership guidelines are identified below.

  1. Full Time Faculty & Staff are eligible to purchase memberships in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.  All faculty and staff will pay faculty/staff membership fees regardless of taking classes.
    Membership fees are based upon salary level at Murray State University.
    Level I: Salary less than $20,000
                $42.50/semester; $25/summer; $110/year
    Level II: Salary of $20,000 - $45,000
                $52.50/semester; $25/summer; $130/year
    Level III: Salary greater than $45,000
                $62.50/semester; $25/summer; $150/year
  2. Adjuncts and Part Time Staff are eligible to purchase memberships in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Membership fees are Level I. Please refer to fee information listed under Full Time Faculty & Staff.
  3. Temporary Full Time Staff are eligible to purchase memberships in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Memberships are based upon salary level. Please refer to fee information listed under Full Time Faculty & Staff.
  4. MSU Retirees are eligible to purchase memberships in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Membership fees are Level I. Please refer to fee information listed under Full Time Faculty & Staff.
  5. MSU Alumni can be eligible to purchase memberships in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. To be eligible, MSU Alumni must make a minimum annual unrestricted gift of $250 to the Annual Fund of the university. Memberships are level III. Please refer to the fee information listed under Full Time Faculty & Staff.
  6. Spouse/Partner of student, faculty, staff, and retiree and alumni members can purchase a membership at the same level as the primary member. Spouse of students will pay $42.50/semester and $25.00 in the summer.
  7. Children, ages 5 — 18, of primary members may have a membership purchased for them. The membership fee will be $20/semester; $10/summer; $50/year. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
  8. Children, ages 19 — 26, of primary members may have a membership purchased for them. The membership fee level will be the same as the primary member.
  9. Businesses can join through the university's Town and Gown program and be eligible purchase two memberships.

All faculty, staff and family member fees can be assessed through payroll deduction or can be paid by cash, check or credit card. All other fees will be paid by check or cash. Membership fees are non-refundable except for moving from the area, being no longer employed at Murray State University, or medical problems.

  • Application Procedure for Membership

    1. If you are faculty, staff, spouse of faculty/staff/student, alumni or town and gown member(after donation made to development office) your donation of $250 is to be paid at 200 Heritage Hall Murray KY
    2. Provide proof of identity
    3. Sign all necessary waivers
    4. Membership cards will be issued to all members age 5 and above. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

    Access to the Wellness Center

    1. Access to the Center is gained at the main entrance by presenting a valid MSU I.D. or Membership Card.
    2. Individuals, who have special entry needs due to a physical disability, may request assistance from the attendant stationed at the reception desk.
    3. Any I.D. of a suspicious nature, or not belonging to the bearer, may be confiscated immediately. The bearer and/or owner may face disciplinary action.
    4. Please report lost cards to staff as soon as possible.
    5. The staff reserves the right to ask for additional identification at any time.
    6. Guests are required to be accompanied by the sponsoring member and present valid guest pass for entry.

    Alumni Membership Eligibility

    Graduates of Murray State can be eligible to purchase memberships in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center .

    To be eligible:Graduates must make a minimum annual unrestricted gift of $250 to the Murray Fund for Excellence of the university. This $250 unrestricted donation will be required annually to maintain membership. It must be paid at 200 Heritage Hall Murray, KY. 

    • Graduate membership rates are $62.50 a semester; $25 for summer; or $150 a year, and one donation is required per family household.
    • Spouses of eligible alumni graduate members can purchase a membership at the same level as the primary member.
    • Children, ages 5 - 18, of eligible alumni graduate members may have a membership purchased for them. The membership fee will be $20 a semester; $10 for summer; or $50 a year. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center .
    • Children, ages 19 - 26, of eligible alumni graduate members may have a membership purchased for them. The membership fee level will be the same as the primary member.
    • To Check eligibility for Graduate status, please contact the Office of Development at 270-809-3001.

    Guest Passes

    1. There is a two guests per member per day maximum. Guests must be sponsored and accompanied by a paid member at all times.
    2. Member must present Racer Card or Wellness Center ID at Wellness Center reception desk in order to purchase guest pass, which is to be carried by the guest throughout the visit. Guest should complete the application and sign waiver.
    3. $5.00 guest fee will be charged at time of receiving guest pass. This pass is good for one calendar day only.

    Campus Visitors

    It is the policy of Murray State University to enable university guests to use all recreational facilities in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center during their stay on campus. Day or Week passes may be purchased for guests to the campus by a department representative. Contact the Reception Desk or call (270) 809-6000 to determine fees and to make purchases. Upon authorization from the department representative, fees may be assessed either to the individual or department.

 

Membership information on Individuals and Family Plans is also available by contacting the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center Reception Desk, or by calling (270) 809-6000. Guest passes, as well as annual memberships, are available for members of the University community, retirees, alumni, and family members. 

 

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