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    Gain access to numerous activities and programs that provide opportunities to go above and beyond your recreational ambitions at the Cal Poly Recreation Center.


A variety of fitness programs and amenities are available for you!

  • 21,000 sq. ft. of cardio and weight space
  • State-of-the art equipment
  • Group exercise classes
  • 6 gymnasium courts
  • 6 racquetball courts
  • 3 fitness studios
  • Indoor track
  • ASI Poly Escapes outdoor adventures, equipment rentals, & Climbing Park
  • Olympic-size lap pool
  • Leisure pool & lounge areas
  • Safety & scuba certifications
  • Outdoor beach volleyball courts & barbecue facilities
  • Personal training for individuals or groups
  • ASI Intramural Sports & Recreational Sports programs
  • Poly Body + Being fitness & wellness workshops
  • Equipment checkout & purchasing at The Pro Shop


Use of the Cal Poly Recreation Center is available to eligible members of the Cal Poly community. All members or guests are required to present photo ID when registering or purchasing passes at the Membership Services front desk.


Currently enrolled Cal Poly students pay the University Union Fee which covers their membership costs. Students not enrolled in classes are eligible to purchase memberships or self-sponsor their own guest access at the student rate.

  • My Cal Poly Authorization

Faculty & Staff

Eligible to purchase memberships or self-sponsor guest access at the Cal Poly employee rate.

  • My Cal Poly Authorization


Eligible to purchase memberships or self-sponsor guest access at the Cal Poly-nonemployee rate.

  • Alumni Association Identification Card


Eligible to purchase memberships or self-sponsor guest access at the Cal Poly-nonemployee rate.


Current members may sponsor one household membership at the Cal Poly-nonemployee rate. Household members must be a spouse, partner, or dependent of the current member. Household members must be at least 18 years old during fall, winter, and spring quarters and at least 16 years old during summer quarter.

  • Sponsor must be present during enrollment with proof of household relationship.


A university-sponsored guest who may use the facility per the terms of affiliation with the university.

  • Requires registration. Contact Cal Poly ITS Service Desk
  • Sponsoring area approval request form submitted to Membership Services


Convenient membership plans with no start-up fees or cancellation charges. Some limitations apply. Rates subject to change. Please be advised there are no refund on memberships or guest passes.

Membership Type 2019–20 Rates PrePay/Auto Renewal
Student (Enrolled, UU Fee paid) covered by University Union Fee Eligible for pre-pay or auto renewal up to three months.
Student (Non-enrolled, non-UU Fee paying) $45  
Cal Poly Employee (Faculty, Staff, Administration, Auxiliary Employees) $45 Eligible for pre-pay or auto renewal up to twelve months. Pre-paid twelve-month membership plans include four guest passes and towel service.
Alumni $50
Emeritus $50
Household $50
Affiliate $50

2018–19 rates effective on Sept. 1, 2018. Rates for membership plans purchased prior to June 1, 2018 will be honored through plan expiration date.


Experience all the amenities the Recreation Center has to offer with a guest pass. One-visit passes are available for $10 per day and can be purchased at the Membership Services desk.

Sponsored Guests

Recreation Center members may sponsor up to two guests per day. Guests do not need to be eligible members of the Cal Poly community when accompanied by a sponsor.

Self-Sponsored Guests

Eligible Cal Poly community members have access to self-sponsored guest passes. Self-sponsored guests must show proof of eligibility and photo identification to purchase passes. In addition to one-visit passes, self-sponsored guests may purchase a five-visit pass to be used within 90 days of purchase.

Self-Sponsored Guests + 1

Self-sponsored guests may sponsor one additional guest per day. The additional guest does not need to be an eligible member of the Cal Poly community when accompanied by a sponsor.

All guests must be 16 years of age or older with photo identification to verify age. Guests must sign a waiver of liability for each one-visit guest pass purchased; guests ages 16 or 17 must provide a parent or guardian signature for waiver. All guests must be accompanied by a sponsor while in the facility. Sponsors are responsible for the behavior of their guest and must be present when guest passes are purchased.

See Guest Requirements for more information


Sign-up for a free tour and learn about the benefits of a Cal Poly Recreation Center membership. Guided tours are offered daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. continuously during Open House tour dates.

General Tours

Open to the public. Small, guided tours depart on the 15 and 45 of every hour. No reservations required; first-come, first-served basis.

Group Tours

Groups of 15+ attendees. Reservations requested five days in advance. Tours can be tailored for guest needs or interests.

Special Tours

Special event tours available. During events or high-impact times, tours may be offered more frequently. Check with event coordinator or schedule and the ASI guidebook on the Cal Poly Now app. Approved campus representatives may also lead tours with students and their families after sign-in as visitors at the front desk

To schedule a tour, contact Membership Services at 805-756-6335 or Email Memberships