Eligibility & Fees

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Eligibility:

FACULTY / STAFF:
Full-time, part-time or retiree. Includes University, HUP, UPHS, Presbyterian, CHOP, and Wistar Institute staff members. University, HUP, and UPHS employees may purchase membership online or in person with a valid PennCard. CHOP, and Presbyterian staff must purchase a membership (first), then purchase a Penn Card for $25 from the PennCard Center in the Book Store (36th & Walnut St). See membership services for more information.

University and HUP Faculty/staff may use the Ringe squash courts at no charge; however a waiver must be signed annually and the PennCard activated for this purpose. This privilege expires annually on August 31 and must be renewed at the Membership Services Office in Pottruck. These facilities are only open to CHOP, Presbyterian, and Wistar Institute faculty / staff with purchase of a membership plan.

CHARTER MEMBER:
Currently employed Faculty / Staff members that joined the Pottruck Center prior to its opening on September 9, 2002.

VISITING FACULTY:
Faculty teaching classes at the University that are also faculty at another institution.

GRADUATE STUDENT:
Graduate/professional students enrolled as full-time assessed students. Graduate students may use the Ringe squash courts with their PennID; however the ID must be activated in Membership Services upon completion of a liability waiver. All memberships are annual, non-refundable and expire on August 31.

VISITING STUDENT:
Students attending classes at Penn that are also enrolled at another institution. All memberships are annual, non-refundable and expire on August 31.

PART-TIME STUDENT:
Penn students taking classes part-time that are not assessed the recreation fee. Part-time students may use the Ringe squash courts with their PennID; however the ID must be activated in Membership Services upon completion of a liability waiver. All memberships are annual, non-refundable and expire on August 31.

ALUMNI:
Any individual who has received a degree from an academic program at Penn. All memberships are annual, non-refundable and expire on August 31.

AFFILIATE:
Professionals, administrative and support staff affiliated with Penn Museum, Perelman Center, the Abramson Cancer Center, Child Guidance Clinic, Children’s Seashore House, and the University City Science Center. Affiliates must present an introduction letter on departmental letterhead. All memberships are annual, non-refundable and expire on August 31.

SPOUSE/ DEPENDENT:
Spouses, same-sex domestic partners as defined by University policy, and children 18 years of age or younger. Spouse, same-sex domestic partners and dependents must have a PennCard IDand will be required to provide proof of status (examples: Marriage license, lease, dependents must provide a birth certificate) when obtaining the PennCard.All memberships are annual, non-refundable and expire on August 31.

Note: The Spouse / Dependent rate is only applicable if an immediate family member has a membership. If the immediate family member does not have a membership, the rate defaults to the primary membership amount.

Recreation Fees

** Our Membership year begins on September 1st and expires on August 31st of the following year. The recreation fee is pro-rated throughout the year and you may join at any point. Below is the current fee for the remainder of the summer until August 31st, 2014. The annual fee listed below is effective September 1st, 2014 to August 31st, 2015.

University Status CURRENT FEE ANNUAL FEE effective 9/1/2014
Student (Grad/professional/part time) $20 $336
Faculty / Staff (University/HUP/CHOP) $20 $430
Charter Member $20 $380
Visiting Faculty $20 $430
Alumni $20 $660
Alumni Early Bird $20 $335
Affiliate $20 $750
Student Spouse / Dependent $20 $285
Other Spouse / Dependent $20 $330

*Commit to the Annual Fee for the next membership year (9/1/2014 to 8/31/2015), and receive the remainder of July and August for $20!