Membership Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I’m a Duke employee, can my spouse or children have a Rec & PE Membership?

    1. Yes. You can enroll your spouse or children ages 10-26 in a Family Annual Rec & PE Membership once they have been sponsored for a DukeCard.
       
  2. I’m a student, do I need to enroll in a Rec & PE Membership?
    1. Undergraduate students’ Rec & PE Memberships are paid for via the recreation fee on their bursar account. Most full-time Graduate Students in their first through third year of their program pay for their Rec & PE Memberships via the recreation fee on their bursar account. Graduate Students in studies beyond their third year receive a Rec & PE Membership.
       
  3. I’m a student, can my spouse have a Rec & PE Membership?
    1. Yes. Once your spouse has received their Spouse DukeCard they can enroll in an Individual Rec & PE Membership of any duration. Your spouse can also enroll any children ages 10-26 you may have in a Family Annual Rec & PE Membership.
       
  4. Can my Domestic Partner enroll in a Duke Rec & PE Membership?
    1. Unfortunately domestic partners are not eligible for a Duke Rec & PE Membership. This is in alliance with the University policy, as well as the DukeCard policy. Anyone who does not have a direct Duke affiliation (partner) must be sponsored by someone with a Duke affiliation (you) to obtain a DukeCard. Once this process has been complete, the individual can then purchase a membership. Since domestic partners are not eligible to receive the benefits of a spouse they are not able to receive a DukeCard, and we are not able to provide that individual enrollment in a Rec & PE Membership. If you are able to obtain a DukeCard for your partner please reach out as we would love to have your partner and you as members.
       
  5. Which recreation center can I use with a Rec & PE Membership?
    1. A Duke Rec & PE Membership provides you with a membership to both Brodie Recreation Center on East Campus and Wilson Recreation Center on West Campus, as well as Central Pool while open from Mid-April to September.
       
  6. I went to enroll in a Rec & PE Membership on the DukeCard Online portal but it is only giving me the option for an Annual Rec & PE Membership and paying via Payroll Deduct. How do I enroll in a different Rec & PE Membership type and/or pay upfront?
    1. The DukeCard Online Portal is available for Duke Employees wishing to enroll in an Annual Rec & PE Membership and pay via payroll deduct. All other members of the Duke Community wishing to enroll in a Duke Rec & PE Membership can do so by visiting the DukeCard Office located at 012 Telecom Building on West Campus or Duke Clinics Building, Red Zone.
       
  7. Where do I enroll in a Rec & PE Membership?
    1. The DukeCard Office located at 012 Telecom Building on West Campus or the Duke Medical Center Card Office located at Duke Clinics Building, Red Zone. If you plan to enroll in an Annual Rec & PE Membership you may enroll at the DukeCard Online Portal at dukecard.duke.edu
       
  8. Are Rec & PE Memberships Prorated?
    1. Yes. Rec & PE Memberships are prorated based on the date of enrollment.
       
  9. How do I sponsor my spouse and/or children?
    1. Visit https://idms.oit.duke.edu/affiliates/sponsor to sponsor each person in need of a DukeCard. Once verification of sponsorship completion is received, visit a DukeCard Office to get a DukeCard for each individual. Anyone receiving a DukeCard must be present.
       
  10. How do I cancel my Rec & PE Membership?
    1. Rec & PE Memberships have a no cancellation policy and the duration is determined by the type of membership (Annual, Semester, Monthly).
       
  11. What is the length of my Membership?
    1. Annual Rec & PE Memberships begin on July 1 and expire on June 30 of each year.
    2. Fall Semester Rec & PE Memberships are from August 7 through December 31.
    3. Spring Semester Rec & PE Memberships are from January 1 through May 6.
    4. Monthly Rec & PE Memberships end on the last day of the month.
    5. Summer Rec & PE Memberships begin on May 7 and end on August 5.
       
  12. Can I enroll in a Rec & PE Membership at any time during the year?
    1. Yes. Duke Community members can enroll at any time of the year in any Rec & PE Membership type.
       
  13. How do I renew my Rec & PE Membership?
    1. Annual Rec & PE Membership can be renewed on the DukeCard Online Portal or at the DukeCard Office.
    2. Semester Rec & PE Memberships can by renewed at the DukeCard Office.
    3. Monthly Rec & PE Memberships can be renewed at the DukeCard Office.
       
  14. How many people are a part of a Family Rec & PE Membership?
    1. A Family Rec & PE Membership includes two adults and up to two children ages 10-26. Any additional children can be added at an additional cost per child.
       
  15. Do I need to sign a waiver?
    1. Rec & PE Members sign a waiver at the time of enrollment. Students sign a waiver as a part of coming to campus. Guests sign a waiver when they first enter a Recreation Center.
       
  16. Who can enroll in a Rec & PE Membership?
    1. Rec & PE Memberships are offered to DukeCard carrying members of the Duke Community. This includes Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Visiting Scholars, and Retirees.
       
  17. I have someone visiting me, can they use the recreation centers?
    1. Yes. Students and Student Spouses can pay $5 in FLEX per guest per day. Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Retirees, and Visiting Scholars can pay $10 in FLEX per guest per day. Each Rec & PE Member is allowed up to 2 guests at a time and are responsible for their guest and expected to remain with their guest while in the facilities.
       
  18. Is parking included in my Rec & PE Memberships?
    1. No. Only Parking and Transportation is able to authorize parking locations.
       
  19. Where can I park when using Brodie Recreation Center?
    1. During workday hours, Rec & PE Members should use their parking permit assigned by Duke Parking and Transportation. Anyone with a parking permit can park in the lots around Brodie Recreation Center from 5pm to 6:59am on weekdays, and anytime on the weekends. In addition, street parking is available on the streets surrounding East Campus and indicated by signs. Visit the Parking and Transportation website for more parking information: parking.duke.edu
       
  20. Where can I park when using Wilson Recreation Center?
    1. During workday hours, Rec & PE Members should use their parking permit assigned by Duke Parking and Transportation. Anyone with a parking permit can park in the lots around Wilson Recreation Center from 5pm to 6:59am on weekdays, and anytime on the weekends.
       
  21. I don’t have a parking permit, how can I park when using the Recreation Centers?
    Individuals without a Duke parking permit can request a Night Permit from Duke Parking and Transportation which allows parking in the lots near Wilson Recreation Center from 5pm to 6:59am on weekdays, and anytime on the weekends. Visit the Parking and Transportation website for more parking information: parking.duke.edu.
     
  22. What payment options do I have for a Rec & PE Membership?
    1. Undergraduate Students: Recreation Fees on Bursar Account
    2. Graduate Student year 1-3: Recreation Fees on Bursar Account
    3. Graduate Student year 4+: Do not need to pay for Rec & PE Memberships
    4. Alumni: upfront via cash, check, or debit card.
    5. Employees: Payroll deduct or upfront
    6. Visiting Scholars & Retirees: upfront via cash, check, or debit card.

 

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