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R Club Membership

All faculty, staff, alumni, friends of the University, and part-time students are welcome to join the facility membership program, R Club, at any time throughout the year. Membership fees include access to all of our facilities, as well as fitness classes, private or group tennis and squash lessons (for an additional fee), and participation in our club sports programs. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Membership Benefits

  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Variety of fitness and wellness options for everyone
  • Accommodating facility hours
  • Bloch Fitness Center strength and cardio equipment
  • Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center
  • Indoor/outdoor tennis courts
  • Squash and racquetball courts
  • Three full-size, multi-use recreational courts
  • A field house with 200-meter track
  • Fitness classes
  • Intramural sports
  • Eligible for the Masters Swim Program, tennis/squash lessons (fee), and club sports (fee)
  • Locker rental with towel service (fee)
  • One-day guest pass (R-Club member must accompany guest during visit)

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Membership Rates

Membership rates for 2018-19. Rates effective July 1, 2018.




Full-time University student



Part-time student 



Retired faculty/staff



Friend of University



Parent of a current full-time student



Annual rate memberships (full amount) expire one year from the date of purchase. Annual rate membership fees (full amount) are not eligible to be prorated or reimbursed.

To activate the R Club membership, all members must have a Statement of Risk on file and a valid University of Rochester ID card.  

Any secondary member must be a spouse, partner, or a dependent under the age of 22 years.

Payments are accepted in cash, credit card (MasterCard or VISA), by check (payable to the University of Rochester R Club), or by payroll deduction

Separation from the University will result in the termination of your membership. If you are no longer affiliated with the University, you have the option of re-joining as a friend of the University.

Failure to comply with University of Rochester or Goergen Athletic Center policies may result in the suspension or termination of your R Club membership.

To cancel or change your membership information, please contact the Membership Office at (585) 275-6277 or

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How to Join

Payment with cash, credit card, or check: Please stop by the Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center front desk to fill out a membership application (PDF) and process payment. You can either download and complete the application ahead of time or fill it out at the front desk.  

Payment with payroll deduction: Complete the registration process online or stop by the front desk to sign up. Please note that the online registration form is for primary memberships only. If you would like to add a secondary member or secure a locker, please stop by the front desk.

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Payroll Deduction Payment Option

Payroll deduction for membership fees is available to all University of Rochester employees. Payroll deduction may include a locker. Once payroll deduction is initiated, it is the responsibility of the employee to notify the R Club office to make any changes to the deduction. You can cancel the payroll deduction at any time.

Separation from the University will result in the termination of your membership. If you are no longer affiliated with the University, you have the option of re-joining as a friend of the University.

The following is a breakdown of the payroll deduction schedule:
(Rates effective July 1, 2018)

Deduction Category

Yearly Rate



Primary Member




Primary Member + Full Locker




Primary Member + Half Locker




Primary Member + Secondary Member




Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + Full Locker




Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + Half Locker




Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + 2 Full Locker




Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + 2 Half Locker




Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + 1 Full Locker

+ 1 Half Locker




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Locker Rentals

Annual Rental: Facility users can rent a locker for a year. There are two locker rooms: one near the Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center and the other in the Hajim Alumni Gym (both located in the Goergen Athletic Center). Locker rentals are accepted at the front desk.

Day Use: A limited number of lockers are available in the hallways for one-day-only use. Any items left in these lockers overnight will be removed. The Department of Athletics and Recreation does not assume responsibility for items left in any lockers.

Locker Rental Fees (one year rental includes towel service):

Locker Size









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Summer Zumba Class

Dates: May 21, June 4, 11, 18, July 9, 16, 23
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 (+$5 if not R Club Member)


ZUMBA® is a fusion of many music and dance genres, including Latin and International, which creates a dynamic, exciting, workout that is "FUN AND EASY TO DO."  It's a whole-body aerobic exercise that burns calories through dancing.  Zumba can improve your flexibility and mobility and help to strengthen your core.  Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.  Margaret teaches routines with the latest music that will be repeated from class to class (approximately 12 routines per class).  After 3 classes you will have the routines memorized!