A Division of Student Affairs

FAQs - Membership

What if I cannot make it into the ASRFC Administrative Office during normal hours of operation to purchase a membership?

Arrangements can be made with the Membership Services Program Manager for purchase of a membership outside of the normal hours of operation. You may contact Membership Services via phone at 785-864-1370.

Note that the ASRFC Administrative Office will have extended hours early each semester (approximately 3-5 days) to accommodate varying academic and work schedules.

I am an alumnus of the University of Kansas. What are my membership options?

At this time, KU Recreation Services can only offer an Alumni Membership to those that are in the Alumni Association, see the students link above. Also, if you were enrolled at the University of Kansas (Lawrence campus) and paid the Required Campus Fee anytime during the Fall Semester 1998 and the summer 2003, you are eligible for Former Student membership. You will receive access (i.e. membership at no cost) for each semester you were enrolled at the KU-Lawrence campus and paid the Required Campus Fee during the aforementioned time period. Verification must occur before your KU Photo ID or ASRFC Photo ID is activated.

I started school here at KU in the Fall Semester 2003 (or later). Do I have any former student semesters?

No, you have no former student semesters available to activate.

Are my former student semesters transferable to someone else?

No, former student semesters are not transferable.

Once I activate a former student semester, must I use them in consecutive semesters until they are exhausted?

No, former student semesters need not be activated consecutively until they are exhausted. However, you must activate for each semester that you intend to use the KU ASRFC. Please stop by the ASRFC Administrative Office during office hours to activate.

Is there an expiration date for use of the former student semesters?

No, there is no expiration date for use of the former student semesters.

I just graduated from KU. Can I still use the ASRFC?

If you just graduated from KU (Lawrence campus) and have no former student semesters available, you may purchase an Off-Term Student Membership (DOES Not include summers). You are eligible for this membership option for the semester directly after the semester you were last enrolled. Cost of membership is $20.83 per month. Verification of previous semester enrollment must occur prior to purchase and activation of membership. You are eligible for an Off-Term Student membership only once. Once you purchase the membership, you are not eligible for this membership at any time in the future.

I was a student during the spring semester, but I am not enrolled in classes during the summer. Can I purchase a summer membership to the ASRFC?

Yes, you may purchase a summer membership. Verification of previous semester enrollment must occur prior to purchase and activation of membership.

I am a new student this coming fall. Can I purchase a summer membership?

Yes, you are eligible to purchase a summer membership once you have enrolled for the fall and have a KU Photo ID. The ASRFC Administrative Office staff will check the issue date of the KU Photo ID to ensure it was recently made by the KU Card Center.

I am a currently enrolled student. When does my membership expire for the current semester?

Please check the Terms section of Membership Services.

Does the ASRFC offer any family memberships?

At this time, KU Recreation Services does not offer a family membership for dependents. However, spouses or domestic partners of students, faculty/staff/Retirees/Affiliates and Continuing Education Students of the Lawrence Campus are eligible to purchase a membership to the KU ASRFC. Please see Membership Eligibility for requirements and more information.

I am attending a conference on the KU Campus. Can I use the ASRFC?

You may use the ASRFC if prior arrangements have been made by the Conference Coordinator. The Conference Coordinator should contact Membership Services via phone at 785-864-1370.

I am a spouse of a Faculty/Staff/Retiree/Affiliate at KU. Must the Faculty/Staff/Retiree/Affiliate be a member of the ASRFC in order for me to purchase a membership?

No, the spouse may purchase a membership regardless if the Faculty/Staff/Retiree/Affiliate is a member or not. The spouse must meet all membership eligibility requirements.

I am taking an on-line course through Continuing Education- Independent Study (Lawrence Campus). Am I eligible to use the ASRFC?

Individuals who are enrolled in an on-line course through Continuing Education- Independent Study course do not pay the required campus fee and thus are not automatic members of the ASRFC. KU Recreation Services does offer membership option for individuals enrolled in Independent Study course(s) and/or their spouse/domestic partner. The cost is $20.83/month. They are eligible for 6 months, with the possiblity of a 3 month extension based upon verification. The spouse must meet all membership eligibility requirements. Starting August 1, 2009, off-campus students who enroll on or after July 1, 2009 in Independent Study courses will be able to purchase monthly ASRFC membership for the duration of their class.

I am taking a Continuing Education- Independent Study course (Lawrence Campus). Am I eligible to use the ASRFC?

Individuals who are enrolled in a Continuing Education- Independent Study course (Lawrence Campus) do not pay the required campus fee and thus are not automatic members of the ASRFC. KU Recreation Services does offer membership option for individuals enrolled in Independent Study course(s) and/or their spouse/domestic partner. The cost is $20.83/month. They are eligible for 6 months, with the possiblity of a 3 month extension based upon verification. The spouse must meet all membership eligibility requirements. Starting August 1, 2009, off-campus students who enroll on or after July 1, 2009 in Independent Study courses will be able to purchase monthly ASRFC membership for the duration of their class.

I am a student taking classes at KU this semester but I have yet to officially enroll. Can I still use the ASRFC?

No. If you have not enrolled yet for the current semester, you are not eligible to use the ASRFC. (No tuition has been paid, therefore no campus fees have been paid, therefore no fee for the Rec has been paid).

I have lost my KU Photo ID. Can I use the ASRFC?

Appropriate KU Photo Identification must be presented upon each entry to gain admittance to the KU ASRFC. No ID = No Entry. If an individual does not have their KU ID, but has a state issued photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, etc.), they may check in to the building with this ID up to 3 times a year. After these 3 times they must have their KU ID or their registered fingerprint to obtain access to the facility.

I have a personal training appointment and have forgotten my KU Photo ID. Is there any way I can enter for my personal training appointment without ID?

No, all participants must have a current and valid KU Photo or ASRFC Photo ID. No ID = No Entry.

I am a current student and have lost my KU Photo ID. Can the office make an ASRFC ID for me?

No, the ASRFC Administrative Office does not make KU Photo IDs for current students. Please contact the KU Card Center located on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union adjacent to the Commerce Bank location. The KU Card Center is open 8am - 4pm Monday through Friday. Phone number for the KU Card Center is 785-864-5845.

I am a new Faculty/Staff member. What are my membership options? When can I start using the ASRFC?

Faculty/Staff are eligible to start using the ASRFC once they have their KU Photo ID. Verification will be made by the ASRFC Administrative Office staff to ensure current status as Faculty/Staff. All faculty/staff are eligible for a one-week trial at no charge. Please go to Membership Eligibility and Fee Structure for more information.

I am Faculty/Staff and here for only two more weeks before going on an extended leave. Can I get a membership for just two weeks?

Yes, the ASRFC Administrative Office staff can sell you a membership for a weekly rate.

I have a new KU Photo ID. Must I let the ASRFC know about the new ID?

Yes, please stop by the ASRFC Administrative Office to allow the staff to change your KU Photo ID number.

Where do I purchase a guest pass to the ASRFC? Can I purchase a guest pass after the office closes?

All guest passes are to be purchased in the ASRFC Administrative Office. When the ASRFC Administrative Office is closed, the Facility Supervisor on duty will be able to sell guest passes as requested.

Can I purchase a guest pass in advance?

No. Guest passes can only be purchased on that date and both guest and sponsor MUST be present. The receipt is only good for that day (date is on the receipt). Guests must present photo ID.

Is the guest pass good for the Robinson Center, too?

No, the guest pass is not valid at the Robinson Center.

I think I lost my KU Photo ID at the ASRFC. Do you have a lost and found for IDs?

Yes, lost and found is located at the Equipment Checkout area at the ASRFC. Lost ID Cards for currently enrolled students, faculty/staff and retirees/affiliates are returned to the KU Card Center within 2 working days. KU Photo and ASRFC Photo cards of the other membership categories are turned into the ASRFC Administrative Office. The ASRFC Administrative Office staff will make an effort to contact the individuals who have their cards turned into the office.

Does the ASRFC accept the KU Card for payment?

Yes, KU Recreation Services does accept the KU Card for payment. KU Recreation Services does not accept Beak ‘Em Bucks.

Can I get change for the parking meters at the ASRFC?

Yes, the ASRFC Administrative Office does have change available for parking meters during the hours of 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday.

Where am I able to park when using the ASRFC?
  • Restricted parking is available in Yellow Parking Lot No. 90 from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Yellow permit is required.
  • Restricted parking is available in Red Parking Lot No. 90 from 7am - 5pm Monday through Friday. Red permit is required.
  • Individuals with Park & Ride and Residence Hall permits can get a 3 hour maximum pass and park in the Yellow lot No. 90 while working out. Passes are obtained in the administrative office at the ASRFC.
  • Meter parking is available in Parking Lot No. 90. Parking meters are limited to 1, 2 or 10 hour parking. Coin/Time designations are as follows: 3 minutes for each nickel, 6 minutes for each dime, and 15 minutes for each quarter.
  • To inquire about parking permit eligibility and cost, please contact the KU Parking and Transit Department.
I just got a parking ticket. Who can I talk to?

KU Parking and Transit Department. Phone: 785-864-PARK Website: www.parking.ku.edu

Are lockers available at the ASRFC?

Day use lockers are available in Men’s Locker Room 14 and Women’s Locker Room 15 at no cost during hours of operation. Personal locks may be used on any of these day use lockers. These lockers must be cleared and any lock removed by the end of the day. At locks remaining at the end of the day are subject to being cut at the owner’s expense and all items confiscated.

  • 20 lockers in the Men’s and 20 lockers in the Women’s locker room can be rented on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Lockers will only be rented during Membership Services office hours.
  • The price is $15/Semester (includes tax and combination lock)
    • Fall Semester
    • Spring Semester
    • Summer Semester ($10)
  • No refunds after the 1st week of rental agreement.
  • No prorated rate, no matter the number of days or hours of operation in each term.
  • Individuals will be able to renew lockers each term during the renewal notification/confirmation period, which will occur the month prior to expiration through email.
  • A waiting list will be maintained for those who drop out. If not renewed or drop out and decide he/she wants to rent again, he/she will be added to the bottom of the wait list.
When is the ASRFC closed during the year? Does KU Recreation Services make adjustments to memberships purchased?

The KU ASRFC is closed on all University holidays and a day prior to or after a holiday. In addition, the KU ASRFC is closed on the weekends over winter break, and numerous days in late July / early August for maintenance and cleaning. KU Recreation Services does not make adjustments to memberships purchased. It is your responsibility to ensure you are purchasing your best membership option.


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Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reduced Hours 5.13-6.4
Summer Hours 6.5-8.4

Administrative Office Hours

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Reduced Hours 5.13-6.4
Summer Hours 6.5-8.4

Outdoor Pursuits Office

Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: CLOSED

Reduced Hours 5.13-6.4
Summer Hours 6.5-8.4

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Friday: CLOSED

Monday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: CLOSED

Reduced Hours 5.13-6.4
Summer Hours 6.5-8.4
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