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The UAS Recreation Center is a joint-use facility, shared with the Alaska Army National Guard. This is a unique partnership, and the only joint-use facility in the nation shared between a university and the Department of Defense.

Membership to the REC is available to the Alaska Army National Guard (AANG), UAS students, faculty, staff and members of the Alumni & Friends Association. Visitors are welcome to visit the facility during events, often open to the public.

The UAS Recreation Center or REC is primarily student funded through the Juneau consolidated fee paid by students during class registration and the Alaska Army National Guard. These two groups automatically receive membership.  Additionally, UAS faculty, staff, and eligible members of the Alumni Association may purchase memberships at the Recreation Center.  Membership fees contribute to the many programming and recreational opportunities available at the Recreation Center.

Select the appropriate tab above to view all membership options for each group.

It's proven that physically engaged students are successful students. Now is the time to start life-long healthy habits of exercise and wellness, in whatever form that might be. We offer several "forms" to choose from, whether it's group exercise programs, intramurals, a walk around our indoor running track or climbing in the rock gym. If the indoors is not your thing, check out our growing list of Outdoor Recreation Center rentals! See our facility features and decide what works best for you!

UAS Juneau Students/Dependents

UAS Juneau students taking at least 1 credit are paying for use of the REC through class registration and only need to bring their student ID.

UAS Juneau Students may purchase a Recreation Center family membership to allow access for dependents or a significant other. The UAS student must be present with their UAS ID at the time of purchase. Any family member over the age of 14 is required to have their own Whale Card. View the Financial Interdependent Partner form to make sure your partner or dependents qualify. Please note that minors under the age of 18 may not access the facility unaccompanied. For more policies on minors please view our policies page.

UAS students that are not current must have either taken a class in the semester before or show proof of enrollment in the semester ahead. Memberships rates for non-current students are the same as non-UAS college students/family members below. Example: Students that attended in Spring and will attend in the proceeding Fall can purchase a Summer membership.

  • Semester**: $50/family (must qualify as a FIP+ their dependents)
  • Monthly: $20/family (must qualify as a FIP+ their dependents)

Non-UAS College Students/Dependents

Students attending another university during the Spring or Fall semester (and can show proof) and are in Juneau can purchase a REC Center membership. See notes above regarding minors, same applies.

  • Semester**: $75/individual and $125/family (must qualify as a FIP+ their dependents)
  • Monthly: $35/individual or $50/family (must qualify as a FIP+ their dependents)

1 Annual memberships extend one year subsequent to the date purchased.
2 Semesters run January-May, May-September, September-January
3 Family is defined as immediate family (spouse, dependents) or qualified interdependent partners.

Where else can you work out, shower, and walk back to your office or next class but at the REC? Join our growing community of faculty and staff at the REC and interact with students outside the classroom. Membership not only includes the Recreation Center but our growing Outdoor Rental Center as well.

We've recently simplified the payroll deductions process, now it only requires our REC Center membership form. For as low as $13.50/pay period (charge depends on contract and membership option, example is annual individual with 12 month contract) you can be on your way to fitness.

Memberships for Faculty and Staff

  • 1Annual: $350 / individual and $550 / 3family
  • 2Semester: $125 / individual and $200 / 3family
  • Monthly: $35 / individual and $50 / 3family
  • Day Pass: $5

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to sign up for payroll deduction, but may pay in full. All full-time faculty, adjuncts, and staff are eligible. Memberships may be purchased at the Student Recreation Center.


1 Annual memberships extend one year subsequent to the date purchased.
2 Semesters run January-May, May-September, September-January
3 Family is defined as immediate family (spouse, dependents) or qualified interdependent partners.

Membership in the UAS Alumni & Friends Association has many perks, and at the Platinum $100 level and above includes eligibility for membership at the REC Center. These memberships may be purchased at the REC Center front desk.

Once a REC member, Alumni & Friends members have full access to the REC Center, as well as participation in the Intramural program and Outdoor Gear Rental.

To become an Alumni & Friends members, call the Alumni Office at 796-6569 or visit the Alumni website.

To join the REC Center, fill out the REC membership form and submit to the REC front desk.

Alumni & Friends must show proof of Platinum membership or higher at the time of purchase.

If joining as a family, all family members over the age of 14 are required to have their own Whale Card. The Whale Card is available in the Novatney Building at the Cashier. Please note that minors under the age of 18 may not access the facility unaccompanied and that certain activities in the REC Center may have age restrictions.

Membership Options

  • 1Annual: $350 / individual and $550 / 3family
  • 2Semester: $125 / individual and $200 / 3family
  • Monthly: $35 / individual or $50 / 3family
  • Day: $5

1 Annual memberships extend one year subsequent to the date purchased.
2 Semesters run January-May, May-September, September-January
3 Family is defined as immediate family (spouse, dependents) or qualified interdependent partners.

Active Duty Military and Army National Guard

All active duty military members are required to show current DOD identification and are required to sign into the REC service desk. Active duty National Guard/Armed Forces have access to the gym, weight room, locker rooms, and restrooms, but are not authorized to use the Student Activities Center. Climbing wall is available following completion of climbing orientation and must be used during REC Center operation hours. Active Duty Military and National Guard and their dependents are to sign-in and show CAC/DD Form 1173, follow the REC Center building polices, provided in print at the service desk and from our website policy page. No guests are allowed.

The REC Center will be closed for Alaska Army National Guard training one weekend per month. During closure only members of the Alaska Army National Guard are permitted in the facility. For all closure dates please visit the hours and closure page.

Active Duty Coast Guard & Alaska Civil Defense

Active duty Coast Guard and Alaska Civil Defense Force are allowed to use the REC by purchasing a $3 pass. All Coast Guard and Alaska Civil Defense are required to show current DOD identification and are required to sign into the REC help desk. Active duty Coast Guard have access to the gym and track as a cohort, individual access is not permitted. Rental from our Outdoor Rental Center and access to the Student Activities Center is not permitted. Active Duty Coast Guard & Alaska Civil Defense are not allowed to sign-in dependents or have guests and are to follow the REC Center building polices, provided in print at the service desk and from our website policy page.

Retired Alaska Army National Guard

Retired Alaska Army National Guard members and spouses are allowed to use the REC. Retired Alaska Army National Guard and their spouses must show retired/spouse identification and are required to sign into the REC help desk. Retired Alaska Army National Guard members and their spouse have access to the gym, weight room, locker rooms, and restrooms, but are not authorized to use the Student Activities Center. Rental from our Outdoor Rental Center is not permitted. Both retirees and their spouses/dependents are to follow the REC Center building polices, provided in print at the service desk and from our website policy page.

Alaska State Defense Force & DMVA

Members of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF) and DMVA employees have access to the facility.  ASDF & DMVA must sign-in and show their CAC military ID or State issued ID. Access is not given to spouses, dependents or guests. ASDF and DMVA are to follow the REC Center building polices, provided in print at the service desk and from our website policy page.

Department of Military and Veteran Affairs (DMVA)

The Department of Military and Veteran Affairs (DMVA) have offices upstairs. Those entering the facility for these services are asked to sign-in to the REC help desk. They are to utilize the services upstairs but have no access to the facility outside of the DMVA on the second floor.

Recreation Center members (sponsor) may host a maximum of 3 guests per day by purchasing guest passes. The sponsoring member must accompany the guest while using the Recreation Center and is responsible for the conduct and actions of the guest. Guests are not permitted to use the Recreation Center if the sponsoring member is not present. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

  • UAS Affiliates: $5/Day (Current UAS staff/faculty and Alumni & Friends members w/out REC membership)
  • Guest: $5/Day (Must have REC Center Sponsor)
 
 

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