Memberships & Services


The University of Montana offers Campus Recreation memberships to the University of Montana community. All Campus Recreation members must have a valid Griz Card to access the facilities and participate in Campus Recreation programs.  Each price listed below is per person. We do not offer family or group rates.  Montana State Law prohibits the University of Montana from selling community residents, outside of the defined University Community, public memberships to the UM Fitness and Recreation Center.

The University community includes the following groups:

UM groups and prices
Group Price
Currently enrolled UM Students
UM Employees, Spouse/Partner and Dependents
UM Alumni


Membership Benefits

Campus Recreation membership includes access to and use of:

  • Fitness and Recreation Center
  • Grizzly Pool
  • Intramural Sports*
  • Outdoor Programs* (trips, classes, equipment rental, bike/ski maintenance workshop)
  • Fitness classes, personal training and programs offered in the Fitness and Recreation Center*
  • Climbing Wall

*Additional fee required

How to Join Campus Recreation

* Students

Full-time UM students registered for 7 credits or more on the main campus are automatically assessed the mandatory Campus Recreation fee of $142/semester in their tuition bills.

Part-time students registered for 6 credits or fewer on the main campus are automatically assessed the mandatory Campus Recreation fee of $76/semester in their tuition bills.

Missoula College and MSU Nursing students have the option to elect the Campus Recreation fee. MSU Nursing students can add the membership fee at the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center. Missoula College students can elect to add it on Cyberbear under the "Buy Additional Services" tab.

Non-Student Payment Options

Members of the University community are eligible to join Campus Recreation for a minimum of one month. A term begins the day you sign up for membership. For example, if you join Campus Recreation for three months on September 12, your term will end on December 12. Visit the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center to sign up or call (406) 243-2802 for more information.

UM employees who have a NetIDs manage their Campus Recreation memberships using the Online Portal. Click on the "Online Portal" tab on the top of the site, click on the "Memberships" tab, sign in using your current NetID and password and continue the process by selecting a membership and payment option that works for you.   

Payroll deduction is available to permanent UM employees who are paid by the University. UM employee may also pay for spouse and dependent memberships through the payroll deduction. The first month's payment is due at the time of registration. Payroll deduction will begin in the second month of membership and continue until you cancel. To cancel payroll deduction, visit the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center to complete the appropriate form.

This includes faculty, staff, administrators and approved affiliates of the University of Montana.  Employee category does not include student employees.  Students must pay the Campus Recreation Student Fee to become members.

Alumni must be former University of Montana students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and paid the Alumni Association dues (paid annually or life membership). Spouses and dependents of alumni are not eligible for membership. The Alumni Association has new membership options for retired University employees and their spouses. Please call (406) 243-5211 or visit the Alumni Association's website for additional details.

Dependents are spouses and children of UM employees, students, campus affiliates, and faculty affiliates.

  • If you are a UM student sponsoring a dependent, submit a Griz Visitor Application to the Office of the Registrar. Once that has been approved, the dependent will need to get a Griz Card.
  • If you are a UM employee sponsoring a dependent, submit the Dependent Affiliates form to Human Resource Services. Once that has been approved, the dependent will need to get a Griz Card.
Spouse/Partner Membership

In determining eligibility for a Campus Recreation membership, a spouse/partner shall be defined as a person currently and legally married to a UM sponsor or a domestic partner, regardless of sex, who resides with the UM sponsor and shares expenses and responsibilities in a relationship of at least six months.  The UM sponsor does not need to be a member of Campus Recreation in order for the spouse/partner to become a member.  

Dependent Membership

Children must be between the ages of 5 and 18. Child dependent memberships cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 5 or over the age of 18 under any circumstances.  For dependents ages 5 to 14, the parent or guardian must be a member, and the child must be under constant parental supervision.  Children under the age of 15 are not allowed in the weight-room area or on the cardio equipment.  Ages 15 to 18, parent or guardian does not need to be a member in order to purchase a Campus Recreation membership.

Membership Refund Policy

Elected memberships will not be refunded except in unusual, unforeseen circumstances. Each requested refund will be judged on a case-by-case basis. To request a refund, visit the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center to complete the appropriate paperwork. In accordance with University policy, the mandatory student fee cannot be refunded.

Membership Cancellations

If you would like to cancel a membership that is paid through payroll deduction, please contact us at (406) 243-2802 or

Griz Card Access Policy

A valid Griz Card is required for access to Campus Recreation facilities. Cards are non-transferable. Forgot your Griz Card? We offer a limited look-up service for access, provided the following information and policies are met:

  • Provide your University identification number (790 #), and your first and last name to the front desk attendant.
  • Campus Recreation membership information must be current and in good standing.
  • Griz Card status must not be Frozen or Lost/Stolen.
  • Look-up/alternate access service is limited to three (3) times per semester.
  • Delays may be experienced as other business takes precedence over our alternate access service.