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Memberships & Services

If you're enrolled at the University of South Carolina you can use your CarolinaCard to access the STWFC or Blatt PEC. Current and retired faculty/staff also have the potential to access Campus Recreation facilities and services with purchase of a membership.

Memberships & Services Updates

Information on available memberships can be found below.

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

 

Memberships

To view all available options for purchase, click here. Each membership option below will have a link to take you directly to your desired membership type. If you have any questions, please contact Member Services

To use Campus Recreation facilities and programs you must be currently enrolled and in good standing with the University. 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.

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 UofSC during the upcoming fall semester. Recent May graduates can also purchase a membership for the summer.

  • Full Summer Membership (May 9 through August 14, 2022)
  • Summer I Membership (May 9 through June 30th, 2022)
  • Summer II Membership (July 1 through August 14, 2022) 
    • All summer membership options grant full access during operational hours to both Blatt PEC & STWFC
Membership Prices
  • Full Summer Membership: $80
  • Summer I Membership: $40
  • Summer II Membership: $40
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 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.

  1. An Early Bird membership which entitles members to utilize the facility during the following hours: 
    • Early Bird Members may use the Blatt PEC during all operational hours Monday - Friday.
    • Early Bird Members may access the STWFC Monday - Thursday before 2 p.m.
    • Early Bird Members may use the STWFC during all operational hours on weekends (Friday - Sunday).
    • Early Bird Members may use Campus Recreation facilities during all operational hours on breaks and holidays.
Membership Prices
  • Early Bird Yearly Membership (8/16/2021 to 8/14/2022)
    • $270
  • Early Bird Fall 2021 Semester (8/16/2021 to 12/31/2021)
    • $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 currently 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.

Membership Prices
  • Full Yearly Membership (8/16/2021 to 8/14/2022)
    • $360
  • Fall 2021 Semester (8/16/2021 to 12/31/2021)
    • $160
  • 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.

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

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 partners of a UofSC Student, Faculty, Staff, and Retirees.

  1. An Early Bird membership which entitles members to utilize the facility during the following hours: 
    • Early Bird Members may use the Blatt PEC during all operational hours Monday - Friday.
    • Early Bird Members may access the STWFC Monday - Thursday before 2 p.m.
    • Early Bird Members may use the STWFC during all operational hours on weekends (Friday - Sunday).
    • Early Bird Members may use Campus Recreation facilities during all operational hours on breaks and holidays.
Membership Prices
  • Early Bird Yearly Membership (8/16/2021 to 8/14/2022)
    • $270
  • Early Bird Fall 2021 Semester (8/16/2021 to 12/31/2021)
    • $110
  • Early Bird Payroll Deduction (Only available for Faculty/Staff Spouses)
    • 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 currently 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.

Membership Prices
  • Full Yearly Membership (8/16/2021 to 8/14/2022)
    • $360
  • Fall 2021 Semester (8/16/2021 to 12/31/2021)
    • $160
  • Payroll Deduction (Only availble for Faculty/Staff spouses)
    • 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). 

Non-alumni affiliates are not required to have the membership to the association, but their affiliation will be confirmed.

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 which entitles members to utilize the facility during the following Early Bird hours: 
    • Alumni Members may use the Blatt PEC during all operational hours Monday - Friday.
    • Alumni Members may access the STWFC Monday - Thursday before 2 p.m.
    • Alumni Members may use the STWFC during all operational hours on weekends (Friday - Sunday).
    • Alumni Members may use Campus Recreation facilities during all operational hours on breaks and holidays.
Membership Prices
  • Alumni Yearly Membership (8/16/2021 to 8/14/2022)
    • $300
  • Alumni Fall 2021 Semester (8/16/2021 to 12/31/2021)
    • $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 2021-2022 Academic Year on August 1, 2021.
    • August 16, 2021 to August 14, 2022 (Current Period)
  • Semester Memberships
    • Fall: Expires December 31, 2021 (Current Period)
    • Spring: Expires May 8, 2022
    • Summer: Begins May 9, 2022 and expires August 14, 2022

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.

Absolutely! 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. The following memberships will have a payroll deduction option available:

  • Campus Recreation Faculty/Staff Full Membership (Beginning August 2021)
  • Campus Recreation Faculty/Staff Early Bird Membership (Beginning August 2021)

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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