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Access to Stanford’s Recreational Facilities is available to Stanford’s Students, Faculty and Staff with valid SUID Cards. Please see detailed outline below on additional individual Rec Facility access privileges or visit your nearest Rec Center for assistance.


Stanford StudentsFree with SUID
Eligible Faculty/StaffFree with SUID
Post Doc and FellowsFree with SUID
Visiting ScholarSee below
Partners and DependentsSee below
Stanford RetireesSee below

Stanford Alumni and Hospital Employees

DAPER Season Ticket Membership

See below
Recreation and Wellness Partner/DependentsSee below
Recent Grad MembershipSee below

What Does Access Get You?

If you have access to our recreation facilities, you are able to capitalize on many of our great programs and offerings on campus. Your Stanford ID card or Rec ID card is your ticket to Stanford Recreation and Wellness. 

Benefits that are available to most affiliates for free:

Additional benefits available with associated costs:

Stanford Community Access


Partners are able to enter Stanford Recreation Facilities with a Courtesy Card. To obtain a Courtesy Card, visit the Stanford Campus Card Office at Tressider Union.

Recreation and Wellness - Partners/Dependents

Primary account holders can purchase a Plus-One or Family Membership for spouses/partners/dependents. These memberships are tied to the primary account and are terminated when the primary account ends.


A card issued annually or for a specified period, to the children of faculty and staff. Before issuing a Dependent Card, the Stanford Card Office must verify the parent's "Faculty/Staff" Stanford Card.

To obtain your Recreation All Access Card, visit the Stanford Campus Card Office at Tresidder Union. Children under the age of one (1) are allowed to enter the facility free of charge with valid adult access. Please reference Youth and Family Access Hours for specific hours for minors.

Stanford Retirees:

Stanford Retirees are able to enter Stanford Recreation Facilities free with a Retiree Card. To obtain your Retiree Card, visit the Stanford Campus Card Office at Tresidder Union.

Membership Appointments

Make an appointment for membership services

Guest Passes

Who Can Purchase?

  • Guest Passes can only be purchased by:
    • Stanford Affiliates (students, staff, faculty, etc.)
    • Stanford Alumni (members of the SAA)
    • Hospital Employee
    • Conference Attendee over 18yrs old (during the official dates of the conference or program).

If you have further questions about whether you can purchase passes, please visit the front desk at either the AOERCACSR or SRWC.

Who Can Use?

Guest Passes can be used by guests of Stanford community members, Stanford Alumni, Stanford Hospital Employees, and Conference Attendees. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times during Youth and Family Access Hours, and are not allowed in the Fitness Center.



Additional Information

  • We encourage guests, alumni, hospital employees, and other non-affiliates to create an account in advance. Click here to learn how to create an account.
  • Passes may be purchased using credit card at the front desk of any of our Rec Centers, during regular business hours.

Please contact Guest Services for any questions or inquiries about Stanford Affiliate access, bulk Guest Pass purchase, or general Rec Center access.

Guest Acknowledgement

  • Guests must register at the Membership Desk and sign the Guest Acknowledgement and Stanford Recreation and Wellness Waiver.
  • Guests must show proof of affiliation (e.g., current SUID, SAA Membership Card/Tag/Electronic Card, Hospital Employee Badge, Conference Credential) and valid photo ID at the time of purchase.
  • Guests must be accompanied by the Stanford member/sponsor during their first purchase.
  • The sponsor is responsible for the behavior of their guest(s).
  • Guests must adhere to all Stanford policies and usage guidelines.
  • Youth Guests (ages 17 & under) must have an adult (age 18 or older) remain in the facility with the youth guest at all times. We do not allow anyone under the age of 18 in the Fitness Center.
  • Guest pass is valid for the entire day on which it is used.
  • Guest passes and guest pass packages expire one year from the date of purchase.
  • A maximum of ten (10) passes can be purchased per ten days.
  • Persons caught misusing their pass or accessing the facility without a valid pass are subject to immediate removal from the facility; in addition, future access may be restricted.
  • Guest passes may be revoked if any of these policies are not met.
  • All pass sales are final.

Stanford Recreation and Wellness reserves the right to refuse guest passes and guest access when deemed necessary.

Guest Pass Transfers

  • Pass transfers must be initiated by the Stanford affiliate/sponsor. 
  • Guest pass packages cannot be subdivided.
  • Guests cannot transfer passes to other guests. Our system only allows pass transfers of single guest pass or entire guest pass packages.
  • For example, when a five-pack is purchased with the intention of transfer, all five passes must be transferred to one individual.

Guest Expectations

All participants and guests using a Guest Pass are expected to follow facility policies.

AGGRESSIVE, UNSAFE, OR RECKLESS BEHAVIOR: Aggressive, unsafe, or reckless behavior is explicitly forbidden in Stanford Athletic facilities and programs. This includes but is not limited to the following: Promoting or engaging in physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. The use of “fighting words” to harass any employee or participant in connection with official University functions or University sponsored programs is also prohibited.

UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY: A valid Stanford SUID card or pass is required for access to all Stanford Athletic facilities and programs. In addition, entering unauthorized areas such as offices and maintenance workshops without the express permission of Stanford Athletics will be considered trespassing.

FORGERY: Sharing identification cards for access to Stanford Athletic facilities or programs is considered forgery. Forgery, altering identification cards, providing false information in connection with a membership application or program form, or unauthorized use or misuse of any University document, record, key, electronic device, or identification is strictly prohibited.  SUID confiscation, additional sanctions, and restrictions may apply including a loss of privileges and/or a report to the Dean of Students Office.

SOLICITATION: Short-term sponsorship privileges provide our Stanford Affiliates the opportunity to share the use and enjoyment of Stanford Athletic facilities with individuals with whom they have an established relationship. In the interest of the safety of all users, Stanford Affiliates should refrain from sponsoring individuals who are unknown to them and report any solicitations to do so to Stanford Athletic staff.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Engaging in disorderly or lewd conduct, including being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, is strictly prohibited.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO TAPING: Photography or videotaping of individuals in or images of the facilities must have prior Department and campus approval.

UNAUTHORIZED COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY: Posting, advertising, conducting unauthorized private lessons or training, or soliciting individuals in Stanford Athletic facilities for personal services, businesses, or agencies is strictly prohibited.

Alumni, Hospital, and Stanford Community Employee Access

Access to Stanford’s Recreational Facilities is only available to Stanford University Alumni and Hospital Employees with a 30-day Membership.

Stanford CommunityAvailable- $18 per visit. Good for the entire day. $144/ every 30 days 
Alumni Available- $18 per visit. Good for the entire day. $144/ every 30 days 
Hospital Available- $18 per visit. Good for the entire day. $144/ every 30 days 
Plus One (Membership & Plus One)Not available$156/ every 30 days
Family (Member, Plus One, and Dependents(s))Not available$168/ every 30 days

Stanford Community Membership

Eligible Stanford University affiliates (e.g., approved contractors, Plus Ones of GME residents and fellows*, ARC Institute personnel, and DAPER season ticket holders) may purchase a Stanford Community Membership. Please note that Stanford Community Memberships are only open to approved affiliates, not the general public. 

*GME Plus Ones should purchase a stand-alone Membership rather than the Plus One option, as the primary GME resident/fellow receives a subsidized membership through program participation. GME resident/fellows are eligible only for one Plus One (Stanford Community Membership), or their Plus One and Dependent(s) (Family Membership).

Alumni Membership

Alumni can purchase memberships at the front desk of any recreation facility. Once purchased, memberships can be renewed online.
Prospective member must show Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) membership card.

Hospital Employee, Resident and/or Fellow:

Hospital Employees can purchase memberships at the front desk of any recreation facility.
Resident and Fellows can get free access to the facilities with a Stanford ID.

Recent Grad Membership:

Recent spring graduates are able to purchase a membership for July - September for $72 per month. Members will need to purchase an Alumni Membership after September if they wish to continue using the facilities.

Able to purchase a Recent Grad Plus-One ($78 per month) or Family Membership ($90 per month) for spouses/partner/dependents. These memberships are tied to the primary account and are terminated when the primary account ends.


Please note:

  • Passes and memberships purchased at the AOERC, ACSR, and SRWC must be paid by credit card only. All sales are final. 
  • After purchasing a membership, please schedule an appointment to pick up your new card using this link. At the Stanford Campus, Membership Services card printing hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 1 PM at the AOERC. If you have any questions or need to reschedule your appointment please email At SRWC, Membership Services card printing hours align with facility operating hours. If you have any questions, please email

Account Registration Tutorial for Nonaffiliates

Youth and Family Access

Stanford Recreation facilities offer a variety of family-friendly recreational spaces to include Avery Rec Pool @AOERC (50m pool), climbing and bouldering walls, along with access to basketball courts in ACSR, AOERC and the Ford Center.

Youth and Family Access Policy:

  • All members over 1 year old are required to have a SUID card or daily guest pass to access the recreational facilities. Children under the age of 1 year old are allowed to enter the facilities free of charge with valid adult access.
  • Members under 18 years old may only access the recreational facilities for open recreation during Family Access Hours.
  • Members under 18 years old must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Members under 18 years old may not use the fitness center at any time, even when accompanied by an adult.
  • The following exceptions apply:
    • Minors aged 16 and 17 years old who are attending martial arts, squash, fencing, and other athletic camps, where the instructor/counselor serves supervisory duties.
    • Active Stanford University students and staff members aged 16 and 17 years old.
    • The Stanford Redwood City Recreation and Wellness Center does not permit access to anyone under the age of 18.

Visit here for the complete Youth and Family Access Hours.

Youth and Family Access (Aquatics specific):

  • Youth and Family Access is held at the Avery Rec Pool @AOERC unless otherwise noted for holiday hours.
  • Youth and Family Access is designated in one area of the pool and only available during Youth and Family Access hours.
  • Participants under the age of 18 years old can only swim during designated Youth and Family Access hours.
  • Adults with children 16 years of age and younger must supervise their children in the facility at all times, even in the changing rooms.
  • Children over 6 years old are required to use the appropriate changing room for their gender. If assistance is needed, please speak with a lifeguard.
  • If a child wants to swim in a lap swim lane, they must pass a swim test administered by the lifeguards. Criteria: must be able to swim 2 continuous lengths of the pool using the freestyle stroke with a strong kick and rhythmic breathing.
  • When children 12 years of age and younger are in the water an adult must be in the water within an arm’s reach of them at all times.
  • For every 2 children at least 1 adult should be with them at all times.
  • Infants are allowed in the pool with swim diapers on.

Youth and Family Access (Climbing specific):

  • Children under 18 years old are allowed to climb during Family Climb time.
  • Participants under 16 years old cannot belay and must be accompanied by a belay-certified adult at all times.
  • Only two participants under 16 years old are allowed per certified adult.
  • Children under 8 years old must be under direct supervision by a certified adult at all times in the Climbing Wall (within arms reach).