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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 12, 2019 – August 9, 2020
  • 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 19-20 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 Alumni 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 retired 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  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


  • 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

Contact the Department of Recreation

Rec Hotline (Facility & Program Schedules): 717-477-1561 Phone: 717-477-1755