Memberships & Fees

Wellness Memberships & Fees, 2019-20

In the fall of 2017, the entire Wake Forest campus community welcomed a re-opened Reynolds Gym, a space that has returned to the Wake Forest community as a state-of-the-art Wellbeing Center.  On any given day, students, faculty, staff and others are likely to take advantage of its expansive cardio and weight equipment, dedicated functional training space, personal and small group training, activity courts, climbing and bouldering wall, expanded operating hours, comfortable lounge and meeting space, and much more.

In support of the gym and the University’s extensive Wellbeing Center facilities, the University requires wellness center membership fees from most community members. The wellness fee for full-time, Reynolda campus students is $180 per semester.  Benefits-eligible faculty and staff receive a free wellness center membership as an employee benefit, and other University employees have the opportunity to purchase a wellness center membership.  Arrangements have also been made for other members of the campus community to obtain a membership.

Details pertaining to various campus populations are outlined below.

  • Wellness Membership & Fee Benefits

    The wellness center fee/membership will grant access to state-of-the-art wellbeing center facilities on campus, including Reynolds Gym, Sutton Center and Campus Recreation playing fields and equipment. Benefits of a membership include access to:

    • 18,500 square feet of cardio and weight equipment on 4 floors – more than triple the space and equipment than what currently exists in the Miller Center. There will be nearly 100 pieces of cardio equipment with integrated technology
    • A new, dedicated functional training area
    • Personal and small group training
    • More fitness classes in nicer exercise studios and a larger cycle studio
    • More than double the amount of bouldering wall and a climbing wall
    • An enlarged and improved swimming pool plus a large vortex whirlpool
    • An expanded swimming pool and new vortex whirlpool
    • 2 gymnasiums and 2 multipurpose activity courts
    • Dedicated club sport studios
    • Enlarged and enhanced locker rooms
    • Comfortable lounge spaces including a large 3,000 square-foot living room with a fireplace
    • Three flexible classroom spaces and several conference rooms
    •  Access to free recreation equipment checkout for use on campus outdoor facilities including:
        • Basketball
        • Soccer
        • Sand Volleyball
        • Tennis
        • Pickleball
        • Disc Golf
    • The ability to participate in the following programs (participation fees vary, *students will receive discounts on most fitness and outdoor recreation programs):
        • Group fitness classes*
        • Personal and small group training*
        • Outdoor pursuits trips*
        • Outdoor gear rental*
        • Intramurals
        • Competitive club sports
  • Undergraduate Students

    The wellness fee for the 2019-2020 academic year will be $180 per semester for all full-time Reynolda undergraduate students.  The wellness fee will appear on the student account and will provide students access to campus wellness, recreation and fitness facilities, equipment, group fitness classes and intramural programs.

    Part-time undergraduates and students studying abroad will not be charged. Part-time undergraduate students will have the option to purchase a wellness membership at the Welcome Desk of Reynolds Gym or online at deaconrec.wfu.edu at any time for a cost of $35 per month. A semester option will be available at a rate of $180 for the fall semester beginning 8/1/19 through 9/15/19.

    The spouses and live-in partners of Wake Forest University students who have a wellness membership may purchase their own wellness center membership through Campus Recreation (at Reynolds Gym Welcome Desk only) at a cost of $35 per month.

  • Graduate & Professional School Students

    The wellness fee will be included in the total cost of attendance for all full-time Reynolda Campus graduate and professional students.  Graduate students may opt to have the fee waived online through the Wake Information System (WIN).  Graduate students who elect to opt out of the wellness fee will not have access to campus wellness, recreation and fitness facilities, equipment and related programs, such as intramurals and club sports. Should students who originally opt out during the waiver window, and later decide they wish to participate, a monthly wellness center membership may be purchased through Campus Recreation at the Welcome Desk of Reynolds Gym, or with a WFU ID online at deaconrec.wfu.edu at a cost of $35 per month.

    The fall 2019 Wellness Center Fee Waiver period is June 1, 2019 – August 15, 2019. To waive, login to WIN > Personal > Wellness Waiver. Once the waiver is complete, it cannot be reversed. The waiver is good for fall semester only. The Wellness Center Fee will be credited to the student account in 2-5 business days.

    REMINDER: Students who elect to waive the wellness fee will not have access to state-of-the-art wellbeing center facilities on campus, including Reynolds Gym, Sutton Center and Campus Recreation playing fields. In addition, participation will not be available in the following programs:

    • Group Fitness classes
    • Personal and small group training
    • Outdoor Pursuits trips
    • Outdoor gear rental
    • Intramural Sports
    • Competitive Club Sports
  • Medical School Students

    Students of Wake Forest School of Medicine will have the option to purchase a wellness center membership through Campus Recreation at a cost of $35 per month. A valid Wake Forest School of Medicine ID will need to be presented at the Welcome Desk of Reynolds Gym at the time of purchase. A Wellbeing Center ID card will be issued from the Deacon One card office to each student for utilization within the Wellbeing Center.

  • Faculty, Staff, Retirees & Family Members

    At this time, benefits-eligible faculty, staff and retirees will receive a wellness center membership at no cost as an employee benefit.  All other WFU employees will have the option to purchase a wellness center membership through Campus Recreation.

    The spouses and live-in partners of Wake Forest University faculty and staff who have a wellness membership may purchase their own wellness center membership through Campus Recreation at a rate of $35 per month. Partner/spouse memberships can be purchased at the welcome desk of the wellbeing center. The current member will need to present at the welcome desk with the partner/spouse in order to sponsor them for a membership. Payroll deduction is also available to benefits eligible faculty and staff. For more information on payroll deduction, please email deaconrec@wfu.edu or call 336-758-7178.

    Dependents of Wake Forest University benefits eligible faculty and staff who are age 18 to 26 years or older may also purchase a wellness center membership at a rate of $35 per month. Payroll deduction is available to dependents. Wake Forest students, faculty and staff may purchase a day pass for guests ($5 per guest, 2 guests per day) who are ages 16 and older, including dependents, provided they accompany the guest.

  • Aramark, Follett & Budd Services

    Benefits eligible employees of most Wake Forest business partners (e.g., Aramark, Follett, Budd Services) who work on a WFU campus may receive a wellness center membership as a benefit of employment.  Business partners should contact their respective campus managers for information on how to participate. All other part time partner employees may purchase a wellness membership through Campus Recreation at a cost of $35 per month.

  • Alumni, Parents & Siblings

    Wake Forest University alumni, parents, and siblings will not be eligible for a wellness center membership.

    However, Wake Forest University students and employees who have a wellness center membership will be able to purchase a day pass through Campus Recreation for a guest age 16 or older who is accompanying them for a rate of $5 per guest (up to 2 guests per member, per day).

  • Guests Including Graylyn & Conferences

    Guests on the Wake Forest campus for camps, conferences, and at the Graylyn Conference Center may also purchase a guest pass from Campus Recreation.  Rates are listed below:

    • $10 (day)
    • $20 (week)
    • $40 (month)

    Wake Forest University students and employees who have a wellness center membership are permitted to bring up to 2 guests (age 16 or older) per visit for a rate of $5 per guest. Guest passes may be purchased at the Welcome Desk of Reynolds Gym during operational hours. Guests may include parents, siblings, and WFU alumni.

Membership & Fee FAQs

  • Q: Why is Wake Forest implementing a wellness fee for the first time?

    A: Doing so will support the overall operation of Reynolds Gym as a state-of-the-art wellbeing center when it reopens this fall. This includes expanded operating hours, upgraded equipment, programming, expanded fitness classes and more. Most of our peer and fellow ACC member institutions implemented recreation fees years ago.

  • Q: Is the wellness center membership required for all students?

    A: The wellness center membership is included in the total cost of attendance for all undergraduate students. Full-time Reynolda Campus graduate and professional school students who choose not to use the facilities may opt out; others may have the option to purchase a membership through Campus Recreation.

  • Q: What is included in the wellness center membership?

    A: The wellness center fee\membership will grant access to state-of-the-art wellbeing center facilities on campus, including Reynolds Gym, Sutton Center and Campus Recreation playing fields and equipment. Benefits of a membership include access to:

    • 18,500 square feet of cardio and weight equipment on 4 floors – more than triple the space and equipment than what currently exists in the Miller Center. There will be nearly 100 pieces of cardio equipment with integrated technology.
    • A new, dedicated functional training area.
    • Personal and small group training.
    • More fitness classes in nicer exercise studios and a larger cycle studio.
    • More than double the amount of bouldering wall and a climbing wall.
    • An enlarged and improved swimming pool plus a large vortex whirlpool.
    • An expanded swimming pool and new vortex whirlpool.
    • 2 gymnasiums and 2 multipurpose activity courts.
    • Dedicated club sport studios.
    • Enlarged and enhanced locker rooms.
    • Comfortable lounge spaces including a large 3,000 square-foot living room with a fireplace.
    • Three flexible classroom spaces and several conference rooms.
    • Access to free recreation equipment check-out for use on campus outdoor facilities including:
      • Basketball
      • Soccer
      • Sand Volleyball
      • Tennis
      • Pickleball
      • Disc Golf
    • The ability to participate in the following programs (participation fees vary)
    • Group Fitness classes*
    • Personal and small group training*
    • Outdoor Pursuits trips*
    • Outdoor gear rental*
    • Intramural Sports
    • Competitive Club Sports

    *Students will receive discounts on most fitness and outdoor recreation programs.