Memberships General Information

Memberships grants access to the world-class Ramsey Student Center, Pound Hall & Wheeler Gym located on the Health Sciences Campus plus Recreational Sports classes and programs.

All members must have an active, paid membership in order to access the Ramsey Student Center, Health Sciences Campus Pound Hall & Wheeler Gym, and outdoor intramural fields and courts.

A valid UGA-issued ID number is required for all members.

  • UGA Students
  • UGA Student Spouses & Dependents
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Faculty and Staff Spouses & Dependents
  • Retired Faculty and Staff & their Dependents
  • UGA Alumni
  • UGA Affiliate (campus ministers, campus visitors, OLLI, UGA program participants, and sorority mothers.) 

UGA Student & Student Dependent Memberships
Students are assessed the recreation fee, in addition to the mandatory facility fee, if they are registered for a total of twelve (12) or more credit hours which gives them access to the facility. Students with less than twelve (12) credit hours will be able to self-assess and pay for the recreation in addition to the mandatory facility fee in Athena in order to receive access to the facility.

UGA students not enrolled in summer classes can purchase a membership for the summer for $30 by visiting https://shop.recsports.uga.edu/Membership/Index.

Student spouses are eligible to purchase memberships for the extent of each semester at a cost of $75 for each fall and spring semester and $45 for summer.

Limited access memberships for student dependent children under the age of 18 may be purchased at a cost of $25 per semester for fall and spring and $15 for summer. Children are permitted to use the facility on weekends (from Friday at 5 pm through Sunday at 9 pm) during the academic year and daily during the summer. All children who come into the facility must have a membership and must be directly supervised by an adult member at all times. Children are not allowed in the strength & conditioning rooms or on any cardio equipment located throughout the facility.

Faculty/Staff, Retirees & Dependent Fees
Memberships are available to faculty, staff and UGA retirees, as well as their spouses, for $20 for a single month commitment or $15 per month for a multi month commitment.

Limited access memberships are available for dependent children under 18 years of age for the cost of $5/month/child. Children are permitted to use the facility on weekends (from Friday at 5 pm through Sunday at 9 pm) during the academic year and daily during the summer. All children who come into the facility must have a membership and must be directly supervised by an adult member at all times. Children are not allowed in the strength & conditioning rooms or on any
cardio equipment located throughout the facility.

Memberships for dependent children ages 18-26 are also available for the cost for $20 for a single month commitment or $15 per month for a multi month commitment.

Parents must certify the eligibility of older dependents annually with the UGACard Office before Ramsey Center membership can be established. Access will be available during all operating hours. Dependent children in this group do not have to be accompanied by an adult member.

TO SET UP PAYROLL DEDUCTION for active faculty/staff and their dependents, to maintain ongoing memberships and locker rentals, please visit the Recreational Sports main office suite during regular business hours to sign a payroll deduction request form or try our online membership form https://recsports.uga.edu/new-member-information-form/.

TO CANCEL A PAYROLL DEDUCTION MEMBERSHIP: Please note that all payroll deductions are continuous and ongoing until cancelled by a signed cancellation request form submitted to the Department of Recreational Sports. The cancellation request can be found here https://recsports.uga.edu/payroll-deduct-membership-cancellation-form/. All payroll deduction actions (start, change or end membership) must be received in the Recreational Sports office by the 25th of the month to take effect the first day of the next calendar month. (For example, you must submit your request by August 25 to stop your September deduction, but you will maintain Ramsey access through August 31.)

10-Month Faculty Appointment Members must pay a lump sum 2-month membership extension for $30 in order to maintain their membership during the summer months.

Alumni Memberships
Memberships are available to degree-holding alumni. Membership fees are $42 per month and can be purchased in lump sum payments for the preferred number of months. Alumni family and spousal memberships are not available.

UGA graduates are automatically considered members of the Alumni Association. You can receive an alumni card by visiting the UGACard Office located in the Tate Student Center, where the student record will be updated to reflect an official alumni status. At this point, you may return to the Ramsey Student Center to purchase a membership.

UGA Affiliate Memberships
Memberships are available to the following individuals for $30 for a single month commitment or $25 per month for a multi month commitment.

Affiliate types include campus ministers, campus visitors, OLLI, UGA program participants, and sorority mothers.

Suspension/Revocation of Membership Privileges
The Department of Recreational Sports reserves the right to refuse admittance to those individuals who impede our ability to manage and operate recreational facilities. Membership privileges may be suspended, temporarily revoked, or permanently revoked when an individual patron impedes the Recreational Sports staff’s ability to manage and operate recreational facilities and/or disrupt programs and services. Reasons for suspending/revoking membership may include, but are not limited to the following:
     -failing to adhere to Recreational Sports policies
     -failing to follow written or verbal instructions from Recreational Sports staff/University staff
     -interfering with other patrons’ use and enjoyment of the facility
     -violating of the Code of Conduct

If the Director (or his/her designee) decides to suspend or revoke a patron’s membership, the patron will be notified of the decision in a letter and will be refunded any unused portion of membership or mandatory fees already paid. The patron may appeal this decision in writing to the Vice President of Student Affairs within 10 business days from the date of the letter. The Vice President of Student Affairs (or his/her designee) will review the submitted materials and render a final decision whether to uphold, modify or overturn the suspension or revocation of membership privileges.

To start the member sign-up process, please complete this member information form. Alternatively, you may visit the Recreational Sports main office, located in the Ramsey Student Center, during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Currently enrolled UGA students do not need to complete this form.

Click here for facility usage policies.

Please note that policies are subject to the discretion and interpretation of the on-duty area/facility manager.

Individuals with a disability who may need special facility accommodations should contact Recreational Sports in advance to discuss possibilities by calling 706-542-5060 or visit the Admissions Desk upon arrival. Program-specific accommodations need additional time and should be addressed to the specific administrator of that area.

Refund Policy
Full refunds are issued if the Department of Recreational Sports cancels a class, activity or program. All other refunds are charged a $15.00 processing fee. Classes, activities and programs costing less than $15.00 are not eligible for a refund.

Refunds are only granted in cases where there is a documented medical condition that precludes completion of the class, activity or program. If a refund is warranted, it is pro-rated based upon the class, activity or program start date.

Health Insurance
All individuals participating in a recreational activity assume responsibility for their health. It is recommended that all individuals who intend to participate should have a physical examination beforehand for their own protection.

The University of Georgia does not provide health insurance coverage for accidents or illnesses incurred while participating in a recreational activity or on recreational facilities. It is recommended that each individual secure his or her own accident/health insurance policy.

The University recommends that each participant explore one of the following insurance alternatives:
• Your own insurance from an independent provider
• Parental insurance coverage
• Student-provided insurance coverage via UGA Human Resources

Complete information about student health insurance requirements and policies can be found on the UGA Human Resources website at http://www.hr.uga.edu/mandatory-plan, by calling (706) 542-2222 or emailing gshiplan@uga.edu for more information.

UGA Student & Student Dependent Members
Locker rentals are available each semester for the following rates:
Locker SizeService TermFall/SpringSummer
Full Size1 semester$36.00$24.00
Half Size1 semester$27.00$18.00
Faculty/Staff, Retirees & Dependent Members
Locker rentals are available for the following rates:
Locker SizeService TermPrice
Full SizeMonthly$8.00
Half SizeMonthly$6.00
UGA Alumni Members
Locker rentals are available for the following rates:
Locker SizeService TermPrice
Full SizeMonthly$25.00
Half SizeMonthly$15.00
UGA Affiliate Members
This membership category includes: campus ministers, campus visitors, consultants/contractors, OLLI, UGA program participants, and sorority mothers. Locker rentals are available for the following rates:
Locker SizeService TermPrice
Full SizeMonthly$25.00
Half SizeMonthly$15.00

Locker Policies
1. Staff members are not permitted to hold patron’s personal belongings.
2. Free Day Lockers are located throughout the facility. Bring a padlock to utilize the day lockers in the Men’s Locker Room (55-114) & Women’s Locker Room (1-56)
3. Day lockers must be emptied before closing each day.
4. Contents left in a day locker overnight will be removed and placed in lost and found.
5. Students and their dependent members must remove all locker contents from rental lockers by closing on the last day of the semester rental period or all contents will be considered to be lost and found items and will be subject to those policies.

Parking is enforced by UGA Transportation & Parking Services. For specific questions related to parking, please contact UGA Transportation & Parking Services at 706-542-7275.

Click here to view campus enforcement hours by location.

Click here to view parking rates for permits and parking decks.

Free Parking Options (Subject to Change)

  1. E04 (East Campus Deck), with valid UGACard or UGA parking permit, Monday – Friday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Saturday & Sunday all day (excluding Special Events)
  2. E03 (surface lot next to E. Campus Deck), Monday – Friday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Saturday & Sunday all day
  3. E09 (behind Ramsey), Monday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Saturday & Sunday all day
  4. Rec Sports Complex: E01 (surface lots by the playing fields & tennis courts), Monday – Friday 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Saturday & Sunday all day
  5. Rec Sports Complex: E21 (IM Fields Deck), Monday – Friday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Saturday & Sunday all day
  6. Intersession parking (free with any UGA parking permit) will be in E05 (East Village Deck).

East Campus Deck (E04) (Subject to Change)

  1. An annual parking code valid for 90 minutes in the East Campus Deck is available to active Ramsey Center members from Transportation & Parking Services for $35.
  2. To enter the EO4 deck on Monday- Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., you must have either a Ramsey Center parking pass, an E04 permit or pay by the hour as a visitor using a payment kiosk. If you do not have a UGA ID or valid parking permit, you will need to pay until 11:00 p.m.
  3. Weekend parking is open and free except during special events (e.g. home football games or other major events such as SEC Swim Championships, etc.)

All change and cancellation requests must be received in the Recreational Sports office, 201 Ramsey Student Center by 6 p.m. on the 25th of the month to be effective for the next calendar month. Holidays may create earlier deadlines. You will receive a confirmation email when the cancellation request is received in the office.

To cancel your payroll deduction Ramsey membership, please fill out the cancellation form.