Wellness Memberships & Fees, 2022-23
The Wake Forest campus community welcomed the re-opening of a renovated Reynolds Gym in the fall of 2017. The former gym 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 the 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 $191 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 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, and nearly 100 pieces of cardio equipment with integrated technology
- A dedicated functional training area
- Personal and small group training
- Fitness classes in renovated exercise studios and a new cycle studio
- A bouldering wall and a climbing wall
- An enlarged and improved swimming pool plus a large 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:
- Sand Volleyball
- 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*
- Competitive club sports
The wellness fee for the 2022-2023 academic year will be $191 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.
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 Wellbeing 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 spring 2023 Wellness Center Fee Waiver period is November 1, 2022 – December 19, 2022. 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
School of Medicine 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 Wellbeing Center membership at no cost as an employee benefit. All other WFU employees will have the option to purchase a Wellbeing 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 Wellbeing Center membership through Campus Recreation at a rate of $35 per month. Payroll deduction is also available to benefits eligible faculty and staff.
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.
To establish membership for a partner/spouse or dependent (including payroll deduction) please email Karen Horton, Financial Operation Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-758-5838 between the hours of 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday.
Harvest Table, Follet & Budd Services
Benefits eligible employees of most Wake Forest business partners (e.g., Harvest Table, Follett, Budd Services) who work on a WFU campus may receive a Wellbeing 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 Wellbeing Center membership through Campus Recreation at a cost of $35 per month.
Business partners who are benefits eligible and are seeking to establish a membership should email Karen Horton, Financial Operation Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 336-758-5838 between the hours of 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday.
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 Wellbeing 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). Guest passes can be purchased at the Welcome Desk during operational hours. Valid ID will be required for entry.
Guest Including Grayln & 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 the Wellbeing Center during operational hours. Guests may include parents, siblings, and WFU alumni. Valid ID will be required for entry.