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Campus Recreation

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    2022-2023 Memberships Available

Memberships & Services

If you're enrolled for Fall 2022 at the University of South Carolina - Columbia, you can use your CarolinaCard to access the STWFC or Blatt PEC.

Memberships & Services Updates

2022-2023 academic year memberships are available for purchase below.

Please see our Hours & Schedules for updates on what we have to offer throughout our facilities and programs.

 

Memberships

Each membership option below will have a link to take you directly to your desired membership type. Membership fees are prorated throughout the term.

If you have any questions, please contact Member Services

If you are currently enrolled in UofSC - Columbia Fall 2022 courses, you will have access to our facilities during all operational hours. You must have a physical CarolinaCard to access our facilities. If you do not have a CarolinaCard (or you have issues with your current card), please contact the CarolinaCard Office.

Faculty, Staff and Retirees must have a current and active Carolina Card to access our facilities.  If you do not have a Carolina Card (or have issues with your current one), please contact the CarolinaCard Office.

*Family memberships are not available and non-students under the age of 18 are not permitted in our facilities.

Membership Details

Early Bird memberships are available to be purchased at a discounted price by full-time faculty and staff, and retirees.

  • An Early Bird membership entitles members to utilize the facility during the following hours: 
    • Blatt PEC during all operational hours Monday - Friday.
    • STWFC Monday - Thursday before 2 p.m.
    • STWFC Friday - Sunday during all operating hours
    • Holidays and breaks during all operational hours

2022-2023 Academic Year Memberships

  • Early Bird Yearly Membership (August 15 to August 14, 2023) - $270
  • Early Bird Fall Membership (August 15 to December 31, 2022) - $110
  • Early Bird Spring Membership (January 1 to May 14, 2023 ) - $110

Early Bird Payroll Deduction

  • 9-month: $15 per pay period
  • 12-month: $11.25 per pay period
Purchase Here

Faculty, Staff and Retirees must have a current and active Carolina Card to access our facilities.  If you do not have a Carolina Card (or have issues with your current one), please contact the CarolinaCard Office.

*Family memberships are not available and non-students under the age of 18 are not permitted in our facilities.

Membership Details

Members with a full membership are able to use Campus Recreation facilities and programs during all operational hours.

2022-2023 Academic Year Memberships

  • Full Yearly Membership (August 15 to August 14, 2023) - $360
  • Full Fall Membership (August 15 to December 31, 2022) - $150
  • Full Spring Membership (January 1 to May 14, 2023 ) - $150

Payroll Deduction

  • 9-month: $20 per pay period
  • 12-month: $15 per pay period
Purchase Here

Faculty and staff have the ability to trial a membership if they have not done so previously. Please visit the online store to get your trial!

Your trial will begin once processed and conclude 14 days later. Please note that if you purchase a trial outside of business hours, your trial may not be processed until the next business day.

Apply Here

Spouse/PlusOne Memberships are available for purchase by the partner of a UofSC Student, Faculty, Staff, and Retirees. You must have a physical CarolinaCard to access our facilities. If you do not have a CarolinaCard (or you have issues with your current Card), please contact the CarolinaCard Office.

*Family memberships are not currently available and non-students under the age of 18 are not permitted in our facilities.

Membership Details

Early Bird memberships are available to be purchased at a discounted price by full-time faculty and staff, and retirees.

  • An Early Bird membership entitles members to utilize the facility during the following hours: 
    • Blatt PEC during all operational hours Monday - Friday.
    • STWFC Monday - Thursday before 2 p.m.
    • STWFC Friday - Sunday during all operating hours
    • Holidays and breaks during all operational hours

2022-2023 Academic Year Memberships

  • Early Bird Yearly Membership (August 15 to August 14, 2023) - $270
  • Early Bird Fall Membership (August 15 to December 31, 2022) - $110
  • Early Bird Spring Membership (January 1 to May 14, 2023 ) - $110

Early Bird Payroll Deduction

  • 9-month: $15 per pay period
  • 12-month: $11.25 per pay period
Student Spouses Purchase Here
Faculty/Staff/Retiree Spouses Purchase Here

Spouse/PlusOne Memberships are available for purchase by the partner of a UofSC Student, Faculty, Staff, and Retirees. You must have a physical CarolinaCard to access our facilities. If you do not have a CarolinaCard (or you have issues with your current Card), please contact the CarolinaCard Office.

*Family memberships are not available and non-students under the age of 18 are not permitted in our facilities.

Membership Details

Members with a full membership are able to use Campus Recreation facilities and programs during all operational hours.

2022-2023 Academic Year Memberships

  • Full Yearly Membership (August 15 to August 14, 2023) - $360
  • Full Fall Membership (August 15 to December 31, 2022) - $150
  • Full Spring Membership (January 1 to May 14, 2023 ) - $150

Payroll Deduction

  • 9-month: $20 per pay period
  • 12-month: $15 per pay period
Student Spouses Purchase Here
Faculty/Staff/Retiree Spouses Purchase Here

A current membership to the UofSC Alumni Association is required for prospective alumni members. Once a UofSC Alumni Association membership is purchased, a Campus Recreation Alumni membership can be bought.  Once a Campus Recreation Alumni membership is purchased, you will receive confirmation and information on how to purchase an Alumni Carolina Card (from the Carolina Card office for a fee of $35.00). 

You must have a physical Carolina Card to gain access to our facilities.

Membership Details

Alumni memberships are available to be purchased at a discounted price by members of the UofSC Alumni Association.

  1. An Alumni membership entitles members to utilize the facility during the following Early Bird hours: 
    • Blatt PEC during all operational hours Monday - Friday.
    • STWFC Monday - Thursday before 2 p.m.
    • STWFC Friday - Sunday during all operating hours
    • Holidays and breaks during all operational hours

2022-2023 Academic Year Memberships

  • Alumni Yearly Membership (August 15 to August 14, 2023) - $300
  • Alumni Fall Membership (August 15 to December 31, 2022) - $120
  • Alumni Spring Membership (January 1 to May 14, 2023 ) - $120
Purchase Here

UofSC Affiliates are eligible to purchase an Early Bird membership to Campus Recreation facilities. Affiliates must have a current and active Carolina Card to access our facilities. If you do not have a Carolina Card (or have issues with your current one), please contact the CarolinaCard Office.

Membership Details
  1. An Affiliate membership entitles members to utilize the facility during the following Early Bird hours: 
    • Blatt PEC during all operational hours Monday - Friday.
    • STWFC Monday - Thursday before 2 p.m.
    • STWFC Friday - Sunday during all operating hours
    • Holidays and breaks during all operational hours

2022-2023 Academic Year Memberships

  • Affiliate Yearly Membership (August 15 to August 14, 2023) - $300
  • Affiliate Fall Membership (August 15 to December 31, 2022) - $120
  • Affiliate Spring Membership (January 1 to May 14, 2023 ) - $120
Purchase Here

Please visit our Lockers & Towels page to purchase a locker.

The STWFC is the best fitness facility I have ever used by far. The equipment is high quality, the facility itself is spacious and versatile, and there is good camaraderie among the early bird regulars, all of which help to create an excellent environment for fitness activities.

George Lampl, Associate General Counsel

Membership FAQ

While we have loved providing what we feel is an integral service to the University of South Carolina community, the financial stress caused by the pandemic and other factors has required a change to the function of the Blatt PE Center (PEC). The PEC is an auxiliary function and unfortunately is no longer receiving state or University funds or subsidies, and after a significant reduction in funds, is funded primarily by student fees.

With the annual increase in the cost of operation, as well as a continued need to update and upgrade facilities and equipment, to keep the PEC open we must ask our users to contribute to the cost of operation. Over the past three decades the university has faced similar situations several times and services have had to be reduced or eliminated, hours of operation reduced or closed, among other strategies. The hard reality is that we just do not have the funds to subsidize this service any longer.

For as little as $20 per month your membership will allow you access to two facilities, new and expanded fitness offerings, an indoor and outdoor pool, rock wall, outdoor gear rental, and personal training services. We are committed to helping the UofSC community stay active and strong and hope that you will continue to utilize Campus Recreation facilities, programs, and services.

Campus Recreation members MUST use a CarolinaCard to access our facilities.

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Retirees should already have a CarolinaCard through the university. 

Alumni should refer to their section above for questions on how to get their CarolinaCard. Spouses will work with their partners/CarolinaCard Office to acquire their CarolinaCard.

Depending on your desired activities, additional steps may be needed to participate. Please refer to our Activity Area Rules page for any additional questions regarding what you need in specific spaces.

Our memberships align with the University Academic Calendar and can be purchased at any time.

  • Annual Membership
    • Memberships will be available for the 2022-2023 Academic Year on August 1, 2022.
    • Expires on August 14, 2023 (2022-2023)
  • Semester Memberships
    • Fall: Begins August 14 and expires on December 31, 2022 (2022-2023)
    • Spring: Begins January 1, 2023 and expires on May 14, 2023 (2022-2023)
    • Summer: Begins Begins May 15, 2023 and expires August 14, 2023 (2022-2023)

The difference is WHEN you have access.

Early Bird members can access our facilities during the following:

  • Mon. - Thu.: 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Fri. - Sun.: Full Access during operational hours
  • University Holidays/Breaks: Full Access during operational hours
  • Blatt PEC: Full Access during operational hours

Full members can access our facilities during all operational hours.

Current faculty and staff will have an available option at checkout on the online store. Short term memberships (semester or summer) will not be eligible for payroll deduction. 

These programs and services are available to members at an extra cost:

Guest Policy and Passes

Memberships for outside guests from the UofSC community (non-student, faculty, or staff) are discontinued until further notice.


Membership Policies and Conditions

Memberships to the STWFC are non-transferable, non-refundable and membership fees are subject to change.

Facilities and services will be available on a regular basis; however, they may be discontinued for a given period because of directives from the university, major maintenance projects, or unforeseen circumstances. 


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