University Recreation

Fitness Center Membership

  • The Fitness Center offers memberships to the following individuals:

    Membership Hours

    Monday-Friday 9:30am-7:30pm
    Saturdays 9am-3pm  


    To register for a membership, the individual should come to the front desk with payments ready (cash, credit card, or check) and request to start a membership. Additionally, the individual should be prepared to show their drivers license as well as the appropriate documentation, which is as follows:

    • Student, Faculty, & Staff Memberships: No documentation
    • Alumni Memberships: No documentation 
    • *LDA Memberships: Drivers License, documentation verifying a financial relationship between the member and the individual (lease, marriage certificate, driver's license showing shared address, etc.)
    • *Dependent Memberships: Proof of Age (i.e. Driver Licence or Birth Certificate), documentation showing financial dependence (i.e. IRS)
    • Cancelation Policy: To end or suspend a membership having a monthly billing cycle or set to automatic renew, the member must email the membership office at at least five (5) business days in advance. Failure to do so will result in the member being billed, and no refund will be provided. 
    *Indicates that the individual must register with affiliated individual present

    Student, Faculty, & Staff Memberships

    Students are assessed a fee, which is included in their tuition invoice from Seattle University. Faculty/Staff receive a free membership to the facility as part of their benefit package.

    Students who are matriculating at the university, but not currently enrolled in a class must pay $65 at the William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center to register for a membership for the term in which they are not enrolled.

    All members must present their Seattle University ID to access the facility. Students, Faculty, and Staff may add a Legally Domiciled Adult and Dependent(s) to their membership. All individuals must be present at the initial registration and only the primary member (Students, Faculty, and Staff) may renew the membership.

    Membership fee

    • Base Rate: No Charge
    • LDA or One Dependent Membership: $300 annually ($25/month) for one membership, which can be either a Faculty/Staff member or his/her Legally Domiciled Adult
    • Family Membership: $450 annually ($37.50/month) for Faculty/Staff Legally Domiciled Adult membership and unlimited dependents

    Alumni Memberships

    To obtain an alumni membership, an individual must have earned 90 credits at Seattle University and/or earned a degree.


    Alumni memberships are offered on a quarterly and annual basis. The applicable fees are as follows.

    • Base Rate: $300 annually / $25 monthly
    • Alumni & LDA or Alumni & One Dependent Rate: $600 annually / $50 monthly
    • Family Rate (Alumni, LDA, and Unlimited Dependents): $750 annually / $62.50 monthly

    Legally Domiciled Adult (LDA) Memberships

    LDAs of members may obtain membership to the Fitness Center. In accordance with the requirements set forth by Seattle University Human Resources, to be considered an LDA, an individual must meet the following criteria:

    An LDA is an individual over 18 who has for at least 6 months lived in the same principal residence with the sponsor and remains a member of the sponsor's household throughout the coverage period, and who either:

    • Has a close personal relationship with the sponsor (not a casual roommate or tenant), shares basic living expenses and is financially interdependent with the sponsor, is neither legally married to anyone else nor legally related to the sponsor by blood in a way that would prohibit marriage.
    • Is the sponsor's blood relative who meets the definition of his or her tax dependent as defined by Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code during the coverage period.

    Required Documentation:

    An individual must present their Driver's license in addition to the following upon initially obtaining a membership. Upon renewals documentation will be verified on an annual basis.

    • Common ownership of real property (joint deed or mortgage agreement) or a common leasehold interest in a property
    • Common ownership of a motor vehicle
    • Driver's license listing a common address
    • Proof of joint bank accounts or credit accounts
    • Proof of designation as the primary beneficiary for life insurance or retirement benefits or primary beneficiary designation under the other's will
    • Assignment of durable property power of attorney or health care power of attorney
    • Marriage Certificate
    • State Registered Domestic Partnership Documentation

    *If at any time a sponsor loses his/her access to the facility (no longer employed at the University, etc.), the LDA will also forfeit his/her membership.

    Dependent Memberships

    Dependents of members may obtain a membership to the Fitness Center. In accordance with the requirements set forth by Seattle University Human Resources, to be considered a dependent, an individual must meet the following criteria:

    A dependent is an individual who is an unmarried dependent up to age 26 (as defined by IRS regulations) who is one of the following in relation to the member:

    • natural child
    • stepchild
    • foster child
    • legally adopted child
    • child for whom the sponsor is the court appointed guardian
    • child of LDA, if eligible, and if the LDA is also a sponsor

    The following restrictions apply

    • Children under the age of 16 cannot obtain a membership independent of the sponsor and will not be issued a separate membership card. Instead, the sponsor's card will include information denoting that he/she has a dependent under the age of 16 who has a membership to the facility.
    • Children 4 years of age and younger do not require any type of membership to utilize the facility, but they must be supervised by their sponsor at all times.

    Documentation Required

    No documentation is required to register a dependent under the age of 16 for a membership. Those dependents 16 years of age or older must provide documentation verifying their age upon initial enrollment or when they turn 16 and want to acquire their own membership ID. Acceptable documentation includes, but is not limited to the following:

    • Driver's License
    • Birth Certificate
    • Adoption Certificate

    *If at any time the sponsor loses his/her membership to the facility, the dependent(s) also forfeits his/her membership.

    Sponsored Guests

    Fitness Center members may sponsor guests at a cost of $8 per person per visit. Each individual must have a photo ID and must enter the facility with the Fitness Center member. Other restrictions apply.