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Member Services FAQs

Purchase a monthly membership at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

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For membership questions, please contact us at recmemberservices@vanderbilt.edu

 Frequently Asked Questions


What are the Rec hours of operations?
We are open Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday from 5 a .m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 11 p.m. Be sure to check our facility hours webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding closures and facility hours.

 

I am a Vanderbilt University Medical Center Employee, can I get a membership?
Yes! All medical center employees are eligible for the Affiliate membership.

 

Can I try out the Rec for the day?
Yes, we’d love to have you come give us a try! Stop by the Welcome Desk for a tour or if you just want to work out, it is $10 for a daily guest pass. All guests must be sponsored by a current member if they are not associated with Vanderbilt University (i.e. a student, a faculty or staff member, or a VUMC employee). If you do not have a sponsor, you will not be allowed to utilize our facilities. Please see our policies on guest passes at www.vu.edu/vandyrec.

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Do you provide child care?
Unfortunately, no. Children ages 4 - 11 are not eligible to purchase a membership. Children ages 3 and under may enter the facility for free with a parent who is a member. All minors are required to stay with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18 at all times while in our facility due to the Vanderbilt University Protection of Minors policy

 

What is the cost of membership?
Membership rate vary by affiliation with Vanderbilt University. It’s best to view the rates here. If you have questions after viewing our rates, please email recmemberservices@vanderbilt.edu.

 

What are the payment methods for memberships?
All memberships must be paid for on a major credit or debit card. Each month, between the 1st and 5th day of the month, membership dues will automatically be charged to the major credit card put on file in our membership system during the initial set up of your membership. A membership can be paid on a month to month basis using a debit card.

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What does my membership include?
Your membership gives you full access to the fitness centers, indoor pool, multiple gym courts, the climbing wall, our indoor field house, a wide variety of group fitness classes, discounted programs and services, and access to manage your membership online via our member portal.

 

Can I cancel my membership at any time?
We hate to see you go! Here at the Rec, there are no contracts to sign, so if you need to cancel for any reason, please let us know by the end of the current month by filling out our Membership Cancellation form located on our website under the Member Services menu tab.

 

Can I put my membership on hold?
Yes! Let us know by the end of the current month by filling out our Membership Cancellation form located on our website under the Member Services menu tab. You can restart your membership at your leisure!

 

As a member, can I bring a friend or pay a small fee to bring a friend occasionally?
Guest passes for friends and family can be obtained at the Welcome Desk for $10 per pass, per day for members and $5 per pass, per day for students. For more information, please see our policies about guests at the Rec.

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How can I update my card on file for my membership dues each month?
We are happy to help! Please look through the “How to Change my Credit Card” guide. If you have more questions, please contact us at recmemberservices@vanderbilt.edu.

 

When do you have lap swim?
It's best to refer to the pool schedule under the Facilities menu tab at www.vu.edu/vandyrec to know when lap swim is offered.

 

Are towels available for rent?
With the rental of a medium or large locker for a semester, towel service is included. If you do not wish to rent a locker, towels can be rented per day for $1 at the Welcome Desk. Please see the Lockers & Towels page for more information. 

 

Do you have trainers?
We have several trainers and can help you choose the one to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Visit the Fitness and Wellness menu tab at www.vu.edu/vandyrec for more information about personal training.

 

Can a minor become a member? 

Children ages 4 - 11 are not eligible to purchase a membership. Children ages 3 and under may enter the facility for free with a parent who is a member. Children ages 12 to 15 will be required to wear a wrist band upon entering and must be accompanied by a parent at all times and will not be allowed to access the Bowling Alley, Fitness Room, Golf Room, Teaching Kitchen, Fitness Loft, and Second Floor Track. Children 16 years of age and older do not need to be supervised by a parent and can access all facilities and services. Children will not be able to participate in any non-official Vandy Rec youth programs. The minor monthly rate is $30.

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