Membership to the Joseph Gallo Recreation Center and the Student Activities & Athletics Center is included in student fees for all currently registered graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty and staff memberships are available beginng at $35 per month. Membership options provide access to a variety of recreation facilities.
How To Join
To be able to use the facilities, faculty and staff members may purchase memberships in person at the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center, Aquatics Center or online using their UCM NetID.
Community members may purchase memberships in person at the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center, Aquatics Center or online by creating an account.
Affiliate members may purchase memberships in person at the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center or the Aquatics Center.
Faculty and staff members can also register their families for membership. Family memberships must be purchased in-person. If you wish to pay through a monthly payroll deduction please see the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center front desk for more information. There are no long-term contracts for memberships.
Currently enrolled UC Merced students do not need to register for memberships because it's included in your Campus Recreation Fee. The only exception to this policy is during the summer, any UC student not enrolled in one of the summer sessions MUST purchase a summer membership to use the facilities.
For membership rates and information please see the Membership Rates page.
People in the following categories must register for a gym membership in person at the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation Center.
- UC Merced alumni (affiliate rate)
- UC alumni (affiliate rate)
- Spouse/domestic partner of a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student
- Campus affiliate (i.e. temporary UC Merced employee)
All members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by the primary member. Members under the age of 16 may only access Gallo Gymnasium and outdoor facilities. Members aged 16 & 17 may only access Gallo Gymnasium, Gallo or SAAC weight room and outdoor facilities.
Refunds and Payroll Deduction Cancellation
Employee memberships paid through payroll deduction are nonrefundable. Payroll deducted memberships are paid at the end of the month used; therefore, refunds cannot be processed. Members may request to stop their payroll deductions and cancel their gym memberships. If the request comes after the 15th of the month, the entire month's membership will be deducted from the payroll. Please contact the Recreation and Athletics Office to discontinue your payroll deduction.
Refunds for members who pre-pay for their memberships will be issued refunds according to the following schedule, minus a $5 processing fee:
Annual Pre-Paid Membership:
- Canceled within three months: 75 percent refund
- Canceled within six months: 50 percent refund
- Canceled within nine months: 25 percent refund
- Canceled after nine months: no refund
Semester Pre-Paid Membership:
- Canceled within one month: 75 percent refund
- Canceled within two months: 50 percent refund
- Canceled after two months: 15 percent refund
Annual pre-paid memberships may be refunded for the following reasons and require documentation: termination of employment; transfer off-campus; formal leave of absence and sabbaticals; changes in medical conditions resulting in physical limitations.
For more information on memberships, stop by the front desk at the Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center, Aquatics Center or email firstname.lastname@example.org.