Campus Recreation Access

Access to the facilities and programs offered by Campus Recreation may be acquired by paying the Campus Rec access fee.  Fees were established by the Student Recreation Board to support our student recreational facilities, including the Aramark Student Training and Recreation (STAR) Complex (Climbing Wall and Weight Room, Independent Blue Cross Student Recreation Center (IBC), the Pearson and McGonigle Halls (3rd Floor Rec Court area, and Pools 30), and recreational opportunities at the Ambler and Health Science campuses.

Temple University Students

Effective Fall 2010, all matriculated Temple University students enrolled will be automatically assessed a portion of the Campus Rec access fee in their tuition bill as a part of the University Service Fee.  Enrolled students who have paid the Campus Rec access fee are assigned swipe access through their Temple OWLcard.  For additional information about the new fee assessment policy, please contact the Campus Recreation Main Office at 215-204-1267.

Employee Recreation Access

Payroll Deduction:

Full-time regular employees have the option to have the Campus Rec access fee deducted from their paychecks. A total deduction of $10 will be withdrawn from the employee’s paycheck each month.  

Employees desiring in paying their Campus Recreation access through Payroll Deduction will be able to enroll via the Staff Tools tab on TUPortal by selecting the Campus Recreation Payroll Deduction Membership option located within the University Forms section.  Swipe access will typically be granted within 48-hours of enrollment; however, users may present their enrollment form at a Campus Recreation facility for immediate access. Cancellation must be requested in person at either the Campus Recreation Main Office or the Student Faculty Center at HSC. For more information about payroll deduction, please contact Campus Recreation at 215-204-1267.

Patron Access:

Employees who are either ineligible for payroll deduction or do not wish to pay via payroll deduction may pay the Campus Rec Access Fee per term at the Campus Recreation Main Office, 1800 N. Broad St. Suite 303, Pearson and McGonigle Halls with a valid OWLcard. 

Term fees for employees are as follows:        

  • Fall or Spring: $55
  • Summer I and Summer II: $30
  • Annual: $120

Within 48 hours of completing the Patron Application, swipe activation will be granted to the facilities. However, users may present their Campus Rec Access receipt at the recreational facility for immediate access.

Alumni Recreation Access--Summer 2022


In order to purchase a Campus Rec Alumni Membership, alumni must visit the Campus Recreation Main Office in Pearson and McGonigle Halls, Suite 303, and present a Temple University Alumni Association Card and valid picture ID to verify alumni status.  

NOTE--Temple University Alumni Association Cards can be obtained from the Office of Alumni Relations in Sullivan Hall, Suite 100.  

Alumni Rates 

  • Recent Alumni (Graduation Years 1997-Present)
    • Summer $35.00
  • Regular Alumni (Graduation Years 1996 and older)
    • Summer $50.00
  • Alumni Membership Dates
    • Spring 2022
      • Expires 5/6/2022
    • Summer 2022
      • Begins 5/7/2022
      • Expires 8/5/2022​​​​​​​

**Campus Recreation accepts cash, checks and credit card for alumni membership payment.  Checks must be made payable to "Temple University" Checks returned for insufficient funds will be assessed an additional $25 fee.

Pleasse Note:  Alumni are permitted access to facilities for self-directed informal rec participation.  Structured activities and programs (i.e., intramurals, group fitness, sport clubs, workout buddy, etc.) as well as guest pass priveleges, are NOT available for Alumni.

Campus Recreation facility schedules change based on the student academic calendar.  There may be abbreviated schedules during breaks and summer sessions.

Guest Access

Campus Recreation will continue along with our decision to not permit guest access to our facilities for the Spring 2022 semester.  As we navigate our return to campus plans to allow the use of Campus Recreation facilities while complying with local and state guidelines it is clear that we must restrict membership to allow our current student population priority access.    For questions please email us at