Rec & PE Membership

The Department of Recreation & Physical Education offers affordable Rec & PE Memberships to members of the Duke University community. This includes Students, Student Spouses, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Retirees, and Visiting Scholars. Alumni, Faculty, and Staff may enroll spouses and children in a Rec & PE Membership once they have sponsored them for a DukeCard. Rec & PE Memberships include access to both Brodie Recreation Center and Wilson Recreation Center, including Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion, and the programs offered by Recreation & Physical Education.

For Recreation & Physical Education updates, join the Rec & PE Member listserve.

Central Campus Pool Update: Central campus pool will not be open for the 2019 Summer Swim Season due to campus construction projects. Brodie Aquatics Center and Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion will be open this summer and those hours will be released in the early part of May. Thank you for your patience as we work through the next phases of Central Campus pool.

2019-2020 Rec & PE Membership Rates

All Rec & PE Memberships can be enrolled in at any time and Annual and Monthly Rec & PE Memberships are prorated based on the date of enrollment.

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* For Recreation & Physical Education’s Guest Policy, visit the Facility Operating Policies page.

Family Annual Rec & PE Memberships

Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are eligible to enroll in a Family Annual Rec & PE Membership, which includes two adults and up to two children ages 10-26. To enroll a spouse or child in the Membership they must first be sponsored for a DukeCard. Faculty and Staff may sponsor spouses and children through the OIT Guest Tool, and Alumni may sponsor spouses and children via the Alumni Association website. Once completed, spouses and children must visit the DukeCard Office with the Duke employee to purchase their DukeCard and may be added to the Membership. Anyone 18 and older must be present at the time of enrollment to sign the Rec & PE Membership Application. Children ages 10-15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian while in a Recreation Center. Families with more than two children may enroll additional children for a fee per child.

Alumni Access to the Recreation Centers

Duke Alumni have two ways of accessing the Recreation Centers. One way is to enroll in any Rec & PE Membership type: Individual or Family Annual, Semester, or Monthly. The second is that all alumni receive 5 free visits to the Recreation Centers each year. Visits renew on January 1 and can be seen and used on the Alumni Association App. To enroll in a Rec & PE Membership, alumni must first set up their account at the alumni association website and download the alumni association app for their virtual alumni card. Alumni may also request a Night Permit from the Alumni Association to be able to park on campus from 5pm to 7am on weekdays, and all day on the weekends to make parking easier while using the Recreation Centers.

Enrollment Options


*Duke Recreation & Physical Education only pulls 10 payroll deductions, August through May. Online enrollment is available June 15th to March 31st due to payroll deduction billing cycles.

All Undergraduate students and Graduate students in their first three years pay for Rec & PE Memberships through Recreation Fees on their bursar account. Graduate and professional students continuing beyond three years of study receive a Rec & PE Membership. Students should check with the Bursar’s Office if they have questions regarding payment of a Rec & PE Membership.

DukeCard Offices are located at 012 Telecom Drive on West Campus or Duke Clinics, Red Zone.

Request a Trial Membership Card 

Duke Recreation & Physical Education offers two Trial Membership Card options to Duke Employees to try out the Recreation Centers prior to enrolling in a Rec & PE Membership. Individuals are allowed to request one (1) Trial Membership Card during their Duke tenure; excluding Birthday Passes.

7-visit Trial Membership Cards are offered to new Duke employees who have not previously requested or used a Trial Membership Card.

Birthday Passes are available to Duke employees during the month of their birthday.


  • Individuals are allowed to request one (1) Birthday Pass per calendar year.
  • You must have a valid DukeCard to participate and present it when picking up and using your Trial Membership Card.
  • You must be an employee of Duke University or Duke University Health Systems to take advantage of Trial Membership Cards.
  • Current Rec & PE Members are not eligible for Trial Membership Cards.

Complete the Rec & PE Trial Membership Card Request Form to start your Trial. You will receive a confirmation email once your request has been processed. Please wait for the confirmation email before visiting a Recreation facility to begin your trial.

Questions? Email


Guest Passes are available for purchase at the front desk of either Recreation Center. For information about the Recreation & Physical Education Guest Policy, visit the Facility Operating Policies page.

Department Sponsored Guest Pass

Duke University Departments are able to purchase Department Sponsored Guest Passes for individuals visiting Duke University but who do not have a DukeCard, such as guest speakers. Departments will act as the sponsoring Rec & PE Member and be responsible for the guest’s behavior. The Guest Passes are $10 and allow one (1) visit to Brodie Recreation Center, Wilson Recreation Center, including Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion. For questions or to request a Department Sponsored Guest Pass, email


Parking is not included in the cost of a Rec & PE Membership. Detailed parking information for our Recreation Centers can be viewed here. For additional questions, visit the Office of Parking and Transportation website.

Questions or Concerns?

Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions or email Complete our Member Feedback survey to let us know how we’re doing.