All part-time and full-time undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus classes pay a rec fee as a condition of enrollment and are considered members of ShipRec.

  • Membership policy is in effect August 14, 2017 – August 12, 2018
  • This policy applies to the ShipRec building only.
  • Policy and associated fees are subject to change.
  • Click the following link for a copy of the 17-18 ShipRec Membership Brochure


  • Currently employed SU Faculty and Staff Members
  • Currently enrolled SU Graduate Students
  • SU Retirees as defined by SU Human Resources
  • SU Alumni as defined by SU Office of University Relations
  • SU Donors as defined by the SU Foundation
  • SU Trustees
  • SU Affiliates
    • Dining Service Full-Time Management Staff, Supervisors, and Union Associates
    • Student Services, Inc. Full-Time Employees
    • SU Foundation Board Members and Full-Time Employees
    • Juvenile Justice Training and Research Full-Time Employees


  • Individuals may choose from two options which classify them as a “Member”.
  • Fees are pro-rated based on purchase date.



  • Punch cards may be purchased as an alternative to membership.
  • Limited access card for $3 per visit.
  • Minimum purchase of 10 punches is required.
  • Punch cards do not expire and are non-transferable.
  • Presentation of photo ID is required at time of purchase.


  • Bring payment and SU ID to ShipRec entrance desk during hours of operation.
  • Individuals without a valid SU ID (alumni, retiree, donor, and trustee), must present another form of photo ID.
  • Payment accepted: cash or check (made payable to Shippensburg University)
  • No group or family discount offered.


  • Dependents are defined according to the policies established by the SU Office of Human Resources
  • Dependents of SU faculty, staff, affiliate, trustee, and retiree members, who are at least 16 years of age, are eligible to purchase a membership or punch card based on the membership status of sponsor. Dependents of punch card holders are not eligible for membership but may purchase a punch card.
  • The member assumes role of “Sponsor” and accepts responsibility for the actions of the dependent (s).
  • Dependent membership or punch card is concurrent with employee separation from SU.
  • Dependents ages 10-15 are not eligible for membership or punch cards. However, they may be sponsored by a member as a guest with applicable guest fees. Refer to the guest pass policy for more information.
  • Dependents of graduate students, donors, and alumni are not eligible for membership. However, a member may sponsor a dependent as a guest with applicable guest fees. Refer to the guest pass policy for more information.
  • Dependents must be at least 14 years of age to use the Cardio/Strength area.
  • Individuals under the age of 10 are not permitted in the facility for recreational purposes.


  • Members/punch card holders must present SU ID or ShipRec card to entrance desk staff.
  • All parties are subject to random verification of ID through visual inspection.
  • Cards provided by ShipRec have a replacement fee of $5.


  • Members may sponsor a guest at ShipRec. Punch card users and dependents may not purchase a guest pass.
  • Guest pass fee: $3 (valid for one date of use)
  • Members may purchase up to two passes per week (Mon.- Sun.) and sponsor up to two guests at one time.
  • Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Sponsor and guest must show photo ID at time of purchase.
  • Guest passes may be purchased at ShipRec during all hours of operation.
  • Sponsor must remain with the guest(s) at all times, and assumes responsibility for the actions of the guest(s).


  • Day lockers are available for day-use only and require a quarter for access. Quarter is refundable after use.
  • Full-size lockers are available for day-use or semester rental. Day-users supply their own lock which must be removed daily. ShipRec supplies renters with a lock.
  • Fee for locker rentals is $10 per semester.


  • Group fitness classes are included in the purchase of ShipRec access.
  • Class schedules are available at ShipRec, on the Rec Hotline (717-477-1561), and online at www.ship.edu/recreation. Refer to the website for a list of group fitness policies and class descriptions.


  • Faculty and staff must park in a faculty/staff parking lot.
  • Alumni, donors, trustees, retirees, and dependents are issued a ShipRec parking decal at time of membership or punch card purchase. These individuals must park in the Commuter Lot (C6) located in front of ShipRec.
  • The ShipRec parking pass expires concurrently with membership/punch card expiration.
  • SU parking regulations and campus parking map are located at: http://www.ship.edu/police/

  • Violations of established ShipRec policies or parking regulations may result in loss of membership/punch card privileges without a refund.

Questions regarding ShipRec membership?

Contact the Department of Recreation

717-477-1755 or rec@ship.edu