Students running on treadmills at the Denton Fit and Rec

Our Fitness and Recreation Center offers various levels of membership to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Membership includes access to:

*Additional fees may apply. 

Membership Information

All TWU students are members of Fit & Rec. Others may use the facilities for a fee. Learn more about membership costs.

  • TWU Student: No additional cost, but must have a valid TWU Student ID to access
  • TWU Faculty/Staff: $80 per semester
  • TWU Alumni: $105 per semester
  • TWU Sponsored*: $105 per semester
  • Family Pool: $85 per person
  • Intramural membership: $50/seasonal sport ($40 for membership, $10 league fee)
  • Summer Student: $80 per semester
  • Aquatics: $85 per semester
  • TWU Retired Faculty/Staff***$80 per semester
  • Day Passes: $5 per day, $25 per week, $40 per month
  • Government employee: $105

*A joining fee of $30 is required for Sponsored memberships. If a membership has been expired for more than one year, an additional $30 joining fee will be required at the time of renewal.

***Retired Faculty/Staff Memberships will require verification of retirement through TWU Human Resources. 

Semester Dates

  • Fall: August 24 - December 22
  • Spring: January 4 - May 31
  • Summer: June 1 - August 31

Payroll deduction is offered two times each year (January and August) for TWU employees.

Some membership types are subject to verification and eligibility restrictions. Learn more about membership types.

TWU Faculty/Staff

All full-time, part-time, or adjunct TWU faculty or staff members are eligible for faculty/staff memberships. Chartwell and bookstore employees may join the Fitness and Recreation Center at the Faculty/Staff rate.

TWU Alumni

All alumni memberships are subject to verification.

TWU Sponsored 

TWU faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are current members with Fitness and Recreation may sponsor a dependent (16 years or older), spouse, or partner. Two individuals may be sponsored at a time.

The TWU employee or student MUST be present when the sponsored member is signing up each semester.

TWU Retired Faculty/Staff

All retired full-time, part-time, or adjunct TWU faculty and staff members are eligible for a retired faculty/staff membership. 

Government employee

Any state government employee is eligible for our government employee membership. You must show proof of employment (I.E. work badge) at purchase.

All Fit & Rec members should abide by TWU policies and procedures with regard to civility, access and more.

Policies and procedures may be ammedded throughout the semesters as the university adapts and updates due to COVID-19.

Members of TWU Fitness and Recreation, including current students, are expected to observe university policies and procedures. 


TWU Fitness and Recreation is a place where people enjoy visiting to meet their fitness and recreation needs. To ensure a harmonious environment, individuals who are abusive, harass, or disregard the direction of Fitness and Recreation staff will result in immediate removal from the facility and may result in additional disciplinary action which may include loss of membership privileges.


All Fitness and Recreation members are issued ID cards (students, faculty, and staff are issued TWU ID cards through the department of Housing). Guests must present a valid driver’s license upon each visit (please visit Membership page for more information regarding Guests). Access to the facility ends 10 minutes prior to closing. Individuals must exit the facility by the designated closing time.


The University has strict parking regulations. A valid parking hangtag is included with Fitness and Recreation memberships (excluding students, faculty, and staff). Fitness and Recreation members may park in the designated black curbed areas and visitor’s parking. Parking in other areas will risk your car being ticketed and possibly booted or towed by University Department of Public Safety.

Paying by Check

Fitness and Recreation members are welcome to pay for memberships, products, and/or services in person by check with a valid driver’s license providing their date of birth. Members are also able to pay with cash or credit card.


TWU Fitness and Recreation does not extend memberships or give refunds on unused portions of current memberships, personal training, or other auxiliary services. Exceptions to this policy include, but are not limited to, medical reasons with documented support from a physician.

Membership Renewals

Fitness and Recreation members must maintain an active membership to utilize our facilities. Membership dues must be paid by the expiration date in order to access facilities and programs.

Member Conduct

For safety reasons, consuming food or chewing gum and playing loud music is not permitted.

Age Requirements

All Fitness and Recreation members must be at least 16 years of age; guests must be at least 18 years of age.

TWU Fitness and Recreation Dress Code Policy

TWU Fitness and Recreation’s dress code has three primary purposes:

  1. Attire should lend itself to a safe and effective workout based on the chosen activity
  2. Attire should assist us in prolonging the life of our equipment and facilities
  3. Attire should promote an atmosphere that is welcoming, inclusive, and non-intimidating

Activity-based appropriate attire is required at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, clothing that covers the chest, athletic bottoms, and athletic shoes that cover both the heels and toes. For example, swimsuits and swim footwear are limited to the aquatics areas, while bare feet may be allowed in mind-body group fitness classes and in areas of the gym designated for stretching without weights. Flip flops, sandals, opened-back shoes, and boots are not allowed. Jeans and any pants with buttons or hardware (zippers, rivets, belts, or studs) are prohibited due to harm they could cause some of the equipment. Beyond our expectations for health, safety, inclusiveness, and effectiveness, we do not require gender-specific attire within our facilities.

Holidays and Semester Breaks

TWU Fitness and Recreation follows the University’s academic calendar, and therefore, reserves the right to reduce hours during breaks, between academic semesters, and during the summer. During semester breaks, TWU Fitness and Recreation may reduce hours and programs offered. During inclement weather, Fitness and Recreation will follow all university closings.

Equipment and Facility Issues

For safety reasons, please report equipment failure to Fitness and Recreation staff. Fitness and Recreation members are encouraged to refrain from dropping weights and slamming pin machine plates, re-rack all weights/plates to their designated storage areas, and to disinfect exercise equipment before and after usage. No outside equipment is allowed in the fitness center.

Group Exercise Classes

Group exercise classes are first come, first serve attendance and sign-in sheets are distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Class attendance is based on room size and class activity for safety purposes. Admission into classes is not allowed 10 minutes after the start time. Classes may require armbands. In the event a class is cancelled or altered, Fitness and Recreation staff will work to accommodate class needs.


Fitness and Recreation attempts to play music that will appeal to a broad audience. We encourage our members to bring headphones and personal music devices as we do not accept song or station requests.


Lockers are available on a first come, first serve basis in both men’s and women’s locker rooms. Members are encouraged to lock their valuables using their own lock. Combination locks are available for purchases at the Front Desk. Any locks left on lockers after closing time will be removed and contents stored in the Lost and Found located at the Front Desk for no more than 14 days (unclaimed contents will be donated to charity or disposed of).

Page last updated 9:14 AM, June 10, 2024