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Family Hours

Family hours are designated times when immediate family are permitted to accompany participants to University Recreation facilities free of charge. During the Fall and Spring semesters, family hours start on Fridays at 6:00 pm and end Sundays at 6:00pm. Spring Break, Summer Break, and Winter Break hours are also family hours.

Immediate family for JMU faculty, staff, and students include: spouse, dependents (children, foster children, step children), siblings, parents, grandparents, and grandchildren. Proof of relationship to host is required (birth certificate, driver's license, or other forms of legal identification).

Children 15 and under may only use recreation facilities during family hours and must remain in the company of their host at all times. The host must not leave the facility without the child. Children 16 and over must enter with their host, but the two do not have to remain in the same area of the facility during the visit. 

If you are bringing children to family hours, review and follow age-related policies in the Fitness/Cardio Deck, Adventure Center, and Aquatics Center.

Guest Policy & Fees

Participants with active memberships may host a maximum of two guests per visit for a fee at UREC or University Park. 

The host is responsible for the conduct of their guests while in the facility and the host must be present in the respective facility at all times. All guests are expected to display conduct in adherence to all UREC policies. If any violation of UREC policy occurs, the guest will be asked to leave and no refund will be available.

Guests must be 16 years old or older to participate during regular operational hours. Guests 16 and older must show a picture ID upon entry, may participate in any area/activity (with the exception of programs requiring registration), and their host is not required to be in the same area of the facility.  

Guests 15 and under are only permitted during Family Hours and must remain in the company their host at all times. Hosts must pay for guests ages 3 and older.

  • Guest of Student
    • Daily: $5
    • Weekend: $10 
    • Weekly: $20
  • Guests of Faculty/Staff/Alumni Members/URAC
    • Daily: $7
    • Weekend: $14
    • Weekly: $28

Guest fees can be paid in FLEX by adding money to your card on our Dart machine (located at the Welcome Center), by calling Card Services, or through MyMadison. Day Guest Passes can also be purchased online at UREC Register. If purchased online, please bring the guest pass number to UREC for the Member Services staff to validate. Weekend fee includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

For parties larger than two or for JMU departmental special requests, please contact the Assistant Director of Member Services

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