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Memberships & Services

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

Memberships & Services Updates

2023-2024 yearly and Spring 2024 semester memberships, locker & towel services 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 enrolled in USC - Columbia during the current semester, 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.

Summer Memberships:

If you are NOT enrolled in any courses during the summer you can purchase a Summer Membership, however you must be pre-enrolled for classes at USC-Columbia during the upcoming fall semester.

Students who graduated in May 2024 may purchase a Summer I membership ONLY.  

  • Summer I Membership (May 8 to June 30, 2024) - $50

If you are currently enrolled in USC - Columbia Summer 2024 courses, you will have access to our facilities during all operational hours.

  • Full Summer Membership (May 8 to August 18, 2024) - $80
  • Summer I Membership (May 8 to June 30, 2024) - $50
  • Summer II Membership (July 1 to August 18, 2024)  - $50
    • All summer membership options grant full access during operational hours to the STWFC

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.

Memberships will be available for Purchase Here when summer session dates apply.

Faculty, Staff and Retirees must have a current and active CarolinaCard to access our facilities.  If you do not have a CarolinaCard (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

2023-2024 Academic Year Memberships

  • Early Bird Yearly Membership (August 14 to August 11, 2024) - $270
  • Early Bird Spring Membership (January 2 to May 5, 2024) - $110
  • Summer Memberships will be Full Memberships for all Faculty, Staff, & Retirees

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 CarolinaCard to access our facilities.  If you do not have a CarolinaCard (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.

2023-2024 Academic Year Memberships

  • Full Yearly Membership (August 14 to August 11, 2024) - $360
  • Full Spring Membership (January 2 to May 5, 2024) - $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 Memberships are available for purchase by USC students, faculty, staff, and retirees. PlusOne Memberships are available for purchase USC faculty, staff, and retirees. Potential members must obtain a CarolinaCard from the CarolinaCard Office prior to purchasing a Campus Recreation membership.

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

Membership Details

Members with an Early Bird Membership are able to use Campus Recreation facilities, at a discounted price, 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

2023-2024 Academic Year Memberships

  • Early Bird Yearly Membership (August 14 to August 11, 2024) - $270
  • Early Bird Spring Membership (January 2 to May 5, 2024) - $110
  • Summer Memberships will be Full Memberships for all faculty, staff, & retirees

Early Bird Payroll Deduction

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

Spouse Memberships are available for purchase by USC students, faculty, staff, and retirees. PlusOne Memberships are available for purchase USC faculty, staff, and retirees. Potential members must obtain a CarolinaCard from the CarolinaCard Office prior to purchasing a Campus Recreation membership.

*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 during all operational hours.

2023-2024 Academic Year Memberships

  • Full Yearly Membership (August 14 to August 11, 2024) - $360
  • Full Spring Membership (January 2 to May 5, 2024) - $150

Payroll Deduction

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

A current membership to the USC Alumni Association is required for prospective alumni members. Once a USC 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 CarolinaCard (from the CarolinaCard office for a fee of $35.00). 

You must have a physical CarolinaCard to gain access to our facilities.

Membership Details

Alumni memberships are available to be purchased at a discounted price by members of the USC 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

2023-2024 Academic Year Memberships

  • Alumni Yearly Membership (August 14 to August 11, 2024) - $300
  • Alumni Spring Membership (January 2 to May 5, 2024) - $120
Purchase Here

USC Affiliates are eligible to purchase an Early Bird membership to Campus Recreation facilities. Affiliates must have a current and active CarolinaCard to access our facilities. If you do not have a CarolinaCard (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

2023-2024 Academic Year Memberships

  • Affiliate Yearly Membership (August 14 to August 11, 2024) - $300
  • Affiliate Spring Membership (January 2 to May 5, 2024) - $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

Guest Passes & Policy

Guest Passes are available to purchase for $10 at the Wellness and Fitness Center Welcome Desk (credit/debit card only). Visit our Guest Passes & Policy page for more information


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, and other opportunities. We are committed to helping the USC community stay active and strong and hope that you will continue to utilize Campus Recreation facilities, programs, and services.

Campus Recreation members MUST use their own physical 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.

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

  • Annual Memberships
    • Memberships will be available for the 2023-2024 Academic Year on July 31, 2023.
    • Expires on August 11, 2024 (2024-2025)
  • Semester Memberships
    • Fall: Begins August 14 and expires on December 31, 2023 (2023-2024)
    • Spring: Begins January 1, 2024 and expires on May 5, 2024 (2023-2024)
    • Summer: Begins Begins May 6, 2024 and expires August 11, 2024 (2023-2024)

The difference is WHEN you have access.

Early Bird members can access our facilities during the following:

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

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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