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Membership Options

We enrich the Vanderbilt University student experience at the Vanderbilt David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center by cultivating diverse, meaningful connections and encouraging lifelong learning through programs and services that promote healthy lifestyles.

Student Services Fee: Students Accessing the Rec

Students who register for academic classes are assessed a mandatory Student Services Fee. The Student Services Fees allow students to access campus programs including the Rec’s main facility. For more information about the Student Services Fee, visit

Active Membership Options:

We are only inviting current university employees (faculty, staff, postdocs), current Wond’ry registered mentors, current university interns and scholars, recognized retired emeriti faculty, and current Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees to become a member. See the membership table below for additional information.

University Plus 1 Membership Benefit:

University employees, current university interns and scholars, and retired emeriti faculty may add a Plus 1 to their membership. This is a perk of being an active Vandy Rec member. A Plus 1 must be over the age of 18 and live in the same residence as the University Member. The active Vandy Rec employee and Plus 1 must make an appointment with to verify residency prior to purchasing a membership. Be sure to bring the acceptable documents outlined by the Membership Team. See the membership table below for additional information.

Student Spouse Membership Benefit:

Current university student spouses can now utilize the Rec. Student spouses must follow the Student Handbook’s policies in order to receive this perk. The enrolled Vanderbilt student and spouse must make an appointment with to verify relationship status prior to purchasing a membership. Student spouses must bring their Vanderbilt ID to their verification meeting with Rec Member Services. In order for student spouse to retain this perk, the Vanderbilt student must remain enrolled in Vanderbilt classes. See the membership table below for additional information.

General Membership Policies:

Memberships must be purchased in person with a debit or credit card only. Memberships are non-refundable, and membership cancellations must be submitted on or before the 25th of the month prior to cancellation. Membership fees will not be reimbursed or prorated due to closures and/or changes in operational activities e.g., summer semester, university holidays, construction, maintenance, breaks, or events deemed necessary. Memberships are assigned to a specific individual and are not transferable to a different individual.

Guest Policy

  • Guests are not permitted access to any Rec facilities.
  • When the university invites families and friends to the campus for fall move-in, family weekend, homecoming, fall move-out, spring move-in, commencement, and spring move-out, the Rec will permit families and friends to utilize the Rec during these periods. Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Liabilities must be signed by all users.
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  • For the protection of students, faculty, staff and postdocs, no parking is allowed at anytime, anywhere on campus, without a valid Vanderbilt University registration permit, except by visitors in spaces designated for visitors. For more information visit

Minors Under the Age of 18

  • At this time, children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the facility except to attend university events open to the public or participate in university approved youth programs.

Purchasing a Membership

  • An individual must fall into one of our approved purchasing categories.
  • To purchase a membership, an individual must come in person before entering the facility. See table below for your eligibility and how to purchase.

Canceling a Membership

Members wishing to cancel their membership must email on or before the 25th of the month prior to cancellation.

For Questions please email our Membership Team at