Member Services

Good news! If you're a full-time, on-campus student at LU or LIT, you're already a Rec Sports member. We also have memberships available for faculty, staff, alumni, and others in the LU and LIT communities.

Membership has it perks! Once you become a Rec Sports Member, you'll have access to a wide range of services, from locker rentals to equipment checkout, personal training, and more.

REC SPORTS MEMBERSHIPS

Rec Sports memberships are available to the following groups:

1. Currently Enrolled LU & LIT Students

On-Campus Students

  • Students enrolled in on-campus classes at LU and LIT pay the Recreational Sports Fee each semester as part of their tuition and fees.
  • These students are automatically members of Recreational Sports.
  • They receive full benefits by presenting their ID when entering the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center or the Indoor Pool.

Off-Campus Students

  • Students who are enrolled in online classes only, classes held off-campus, study abroad classes, or other classes that do not meet on a regular basis on the LU or LIT campuses do not pay the Recreational Sports Fee and do not have access to the Recreational Sports Center.
  • These students can pay the Recreational Sports Fee at the Cashier's Window in the Wimberly Building (LU) or Beeson Building (LIT).
  • Fees for off-campus student passes are the same as the regular Recreational Sports Fee paid by on-campus students.
  • Proof of enrollment at LU/LIT is required at the time of purchase.

Summer Passes

  • If a student is not enrolled in Summer sessions at LU/LIT, Summer passes are available if the student was enrolled in the prior Spring semester and is enrolled in the coming Fall semester.
  • Summer passes may be purchased at the Cashier's Window in the Wimberly Building (LU) or Beeson Building (LIT).
  • Passes are $37.50 per Summer session.

Dropped or Non-Enrolled Students

  • Students who drop all of their classes or are no longer considered a student at LU or LIT will have inactive memberships and will not have access to Rec Sports facilities or services.

2. Currently Employed LU & LIT Faculty/Staff Members

  • Memberships are available for current LU and LIT faculty/staff members for $252 per year.
  • Faculty/Staff members must visit the Cashier's Window in the Wimberly Building to purchase a membership.
  • Members will be required to set up monthly payroll deduction for the Rec Sports membership fee.

Spouse/Other

  • Faculty and staff may purchase one additional membership for a spouse or family member for an additional $252 per year.
  • Additional member must be age 18 or older and must show proof of shared residence with the LU/LIT employee.
  • Employee must be a current Rec Sports member and must maintain membership to purchase a Spouse/Other membership.

3. Retired LU & LIT Faculty/Staff Members

  • Memberships are available for retired LU and LIT faculty and staff who have a valid Lamar University Retiree card for $252 per year.
  • Retirees must visit the Cashier's Window in the Wimberly Building to purchase a membership and must pay the membership fee in full.
  • Retirees may also purchase one additional membership for a spouse/family member (with proof of same residence shown) over age 18 for an additional $252 per year. Retiree must be a member and maintain membership in order to purchase a Spouse/Other membership.

4. Alumni: LU Alumni Century Club Members & LIT Alumni President's Club Members

  • Memberships are available to alumni for $456 per year in addition to Alumni Fees.
  • Alumni are graduates of LU or LIT.
  • Alumni may purchase one additional membership for a spouse/family member for an additional $456 per year.
  • Additional member must be age 18 or older and must show proof of shared residence with the LU/LIT alumni.
  • Parking permits are provided at the time of purchase.
  • Contact the LU Office of Alumni Affairs at 409-880-8921 or the LIT Alumni Association at 409-839-2983 for more information.

Expiration & Proration

The monthly costs of all non-student memberships are prorated from September 1. All non-student memberships expire August 31 and must be renewed yearly.

PARKING

All vehicles parked on Lamar University property are required to display a current parking permit. Parking Lot C-1 in front of the Rec Center allows the following tags:

  • Senior Student: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Student: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Faculty/Staff: No restrictions with current F/S tag.
  • Alumni: Must display Alumni Rec Sports Member parking pass.
  • All-permit parking is available adjacent to Lot C-1 in front of the LIT Multipurpose Center.

LOCKERS

Day Lockers

  • Day Lockers are located throughout the Rec Sports Center and may be user free of charge.
  • Patrons are strongly encouraged to secure their belongings with a lock.
  • Items may not be left overnight in these lockers.

Locker Room Lockers

  • Full-size lockers in the Rec Center Locker Rooms are available for rental on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Locker rentals begin on the first day of classes each semester.
  • Lockers are rented through the Rec Sports Marketplace and cost $15 per semester or $40 per calendar year.
  • Locks are provided by the Rec Sports Center.
  • Losing a Rec Center-issued lock will result in a $15 charge to your account.
  • Members may share their lockers with other members. However, only the individual that rented the locker will have access to locker numbers, combinations, or contents after clean-out.
  • Locker combinations will not be given out over the phone. Members must show a photo ID when requesting their locker combination.
  • Lockers not renewed or cleared out by their expiration date will have their contents removed by Rec Sports staff. Contents are stored for 30 days after clean-out and then donated to charity.

Pool Lockers

  • Lockers in the Indoor Pool Locker Rooms may be rented from the Health and Kinesiology Department, located in the Human Health Performance Complex A Room 101.

TOWEL SERVICE

  • Towels may be checked out from the Equipment Checkout Desk in the Rec Center.
  • Show your LU/LIT ID card to the attendant to receive either a full-size bath towel or a hand towel.
  • Towels must be returned to the Equipment Checkout Desk and may not be removed from the building.
  • Unreturned towels will result in a charge on your account.

LOST AND FOUND

  • Items found abandoned at Rec Sports facilities are stored in the Lost and Found at the Information Desk in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center.
  • Rec Sports is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • We strongly encourage patrons to lock their belongings in a locker during their visit to the Rec Sports Center.
  • Lost CardinalOne cards are returned to the ID Office on the first floor of the Wimberly Building.
  • High-value items, such as computers and cell phones, are given to the LU Police Department for storage in their Lost and Found.
  • Lost and Found items are stored for two months before donation to local charities.