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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.

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



Faculty and Staff have the option to purchase Early Bird memberships online. If you have questions, please contact Membership Services

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

New memberships for spouses of UofSC affiliates will be discontinued until further notice.

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 enter 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 the STWFC during all operational hours on for breaks and holidays.
  2. A 14-day free trial membership is available to claim online for all UofSC Columbia Campus Faculty, Staff and Retirees.
    • This trial is only available to claim if you have not been a member before.
    • This trial membership provides access to the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center from 6am until 2pm M-Th, during all operating hours on F-Su and holidays.

New spouse memberships will be discontinued until further notice.

Early Bird Membership Prices

Annual Membership: $240
Semester Membership:
Summer Membership:

*Membership fees are prorated throughout the terms

Alumni memberships will be discontinued until further notice.

Family memberships will be discontinued until further notice.

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 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. 

Guest Policy and Passes

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

Additional Fees

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


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