Access & Passes

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.

Please contact Josh Chamo for any questions or inquiries about Stanford Affiliate access, bulk Daily Rec Passes or general Rec Center access.

Stanford-Affiliates

Affiliate TypeAccess
Stanford StudentsFree with SUID
Eligible Faculty/StaffFree with SUID
Post Doc, Visiting Scholars, FellowsFree with SUID
Spouses/Domestic Partners and Academic VisitorsSee information.
Dependents, Visiting Scholar/Faculty SpousesSee information
Stanford RetireesSee information
Stanford Community

Spouses/Domestic Partners and Academic Visitors:

Spouses/Domestic Partners and Academic Visitors are able to enter Stanford Recreation Facilities free with a Courtesy Card. To obtain a Courtesy Card, visit the Stanford Campus Card Office at Tressider Union.


Dependents, Visiting Scholar/Faculty Spouses:

Dependents, Visiting Scholars/Faculty Spouses are able to enter Stanford Recreation Facilities free with a Recreation All Access 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 Family 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.

Alumni/Hospital Employees

Access to Stanford’s Recreational Facilities is available to Stanford University Alumni and Hospital Employees via a Daily Rec Pass or Rec Access Membership.  Specific access privileges are outlined below or visit your nearest Rec Center for assistance.

Alumni:
SAA Member- may purchase a non-discounted Daily Rec Pass (up to 20 passes) and/or a Rec Access Membership at either Rec Center with proof of SAA membership in current standing and photo ID.  Daily Rec Passes can also be purchased at the Arrillaga Alumni Center at a discounted rate (facility memberships are not sold at the Alumni Center).

Non-SAA Member- is not eligible for a Rec Access Membership but may purchase a Daily Rec Facility Pass directly from the Arrillaga Alumni Center.

Hospital Employee, Resident and/or Fellow:
Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford employees may purchase a Daily Rec Pass (up to 20 passes) at either the Rec Center with their employee ID.  They may also purchase a Rec Access Membership ONLY through their Hospital HR Department.

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Please note:

  • Passes and memberships purchased at AOERC and ACSR must be paid by credit card or check only.  All sales are final.
  • After purchasing a membership, please visit the Stanford Campus Card Office at Tresidder Union for your Recreation All Access Card.
Youth 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.

Policy:

  • Participants under the age of 18yrs old may only access the recreational facilities for open recreation during Family Access Hours.
  • All participants over 1yr old are required to have a SUID card or daily guest pass to access the recreational facilities. Children under the age of 1yr old are allowed to enter the facilities free of charge with valid adult access.
  • Participants under 16yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All non-participants under 18yrs old must be supervised by an adult at all times.
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FAMILY ACCESS HOURS MON-THU FRI SAT SUN
Academic Years Hours
Basketball Courts (ages 8-17) No Access No Access All Day All Day
Family Swim (ages 0-17) No Access No Access 12 PM-5 PM 12 PM-5 PM
School Breaks and Holidays
Basketball Courts (ages 8-17) All Day All Day All Day All Day
Family Swim (ages 0-17) 10 AM-2 PM 10 AM-2 PM 10 AM-2 PM 10 AM-2 PM
Summer Hours
Baskeball Courts (ages 8-17) Open-6 PM Open-6 PM All Day All Day
Family Swim (ages 0-17) 11 AM-6 PM 11 AM-6 PM 11 AM-6 PM 11 AM-6 PM

Additional youth access hours will be held on university holidays and academic break weeks. Visit here for complete Facility Hours schedule.

 

General Access:

No person under 18 years old is allowed into the Fitness Center, the Basketball courts, the pools, or the climbing & bouldering walls, (unless you are a Stanford University student or staff member) when unaccompanied and sponsored by an adult over 18 years old.

Family Swim:

  • Family Swim is held at the Avery Rec Pool @AOERC unless otherwise noted for holiday hours.
  • Family Swim is designated in one area of the pool and only available during Family Swim hours.
  • Participants under the age of 18yrs old can only swim during designated Family Swim 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 6yrs 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.

 

Family Climb:

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

 

Daily Rec Facility Passes

Daily Rec Facility Passes can only be purchased by: Stanford Affiliate, Stanford Alumni, Hospital Employee, Conference Attendee over 18yrs old (during the official dates of the conference or program).

Daily Rec Facility Pass OptionsDay5 visits10 visits20 visits
Prices$10$50$90$170
  • Must show proof of affiliation (i.e. current SUID, SAA Membership Card/Tag/Electronic Card, Hospital Employee Badge, Conference Credential) at time of purchase.
  • Passes may be purchased using credit card or personal check only at the front desk of either Rec Center, during regular business hours.
  • Valid for the entire day on which they are used.
  • Pass users over the age of 18yrs old are required to show a government issued photo ID card at all times while using the recreation facilities.
  • ID Card Holder (Sponsor) does not have to accompany pass user if pass user is over 18yrs old.
  • Max of twenty (20) passes can be purchased per day.
  • All pass sales are final.
  • Any misuse of a Daily Rec Facility Pass, including alteration, duplication or transfer, is subject to disciplinary action.
  • Persons caught misusing their pass or accessing the facility without a valid pass will be subject to immediate removal from the facility; in addition, future access may be restricted.

Please refer to our Facility Rules and Policies