Membership Information

Membership to the Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation Center is available for purchase to faculty, staff, retirees, and graduate students of Rice University as well as to their spouse/domestic partner. Summer memberships are also available for additional fees to graduate and undergraduate students. Membership to the Recreation Center for undergraduate students is included with their semester payments to the University.


Completed applications for membership will be accepted between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) in the Recreation Center office on the second floor. Checks should be made payable to Rice University. Applications received after 4:30 p.m. will be processed the next business day. Call 713-348-4058 for further information.


Membership Rates

  Annual 2013–2014 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Summer 2014
  August 19, 2013 
to August 17, 2014
August 19, 2013 
to December 24, 2013
January 2, 2014
to May 18, 2014
May 19, 2014
to August 17, 2014

Undergraduate Student* 

Paid fee until
May 12, 2013

Paid fee

Paid fee

$32.00

Graduate Students  

$128.00

$48.00

$48.00

$32.00

Graduate Students
+ Spouse/Domestic Partner 

$256.00

$96.00

$96.00 $64.00

Faculty/Staff

$306.00

Available
Through
Payroll
Deduction

Available Through
Payroll Deduction 

Available
Through
Payroll
Deduction

Retiree

$306.00

N/A

N/A N/A

Faculty/Staff
+ Immediate Family Member

$612.00

Available
Through
Payroll
Deduction

Available Through
Payroll Deduction

Available
Through
Payroll
Deduction

Retiree
+ Immediate Family Member

$612.00

N/A

N/A N/A

Faculty/Staff + Family (3+)**

$765.00

Available
Through
Payroll
Deduction

Available Through
Payroll Deduction

Available
Through
Payroll
Deduction

Retiree + Family (3+)**

$765.00

N/A

N/A N/A

Alumni/Community Individual***

$574.00

N/A

N/A N/A

*Fall/Spring paid with mandatory fee

**Family is defined as a spouse/domestic partner and children (who are full-time students, unmarried, living at home and are 18 years of age or less) of the individual who purchases the initial membership.

*** There is currently a wait-list for Alumni/Community Individual memberships. Please call the Administration Office at
713-348-4058 to be entered on the wait-list.


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      > If signing up for payroll deduction through Esther, no membership application is needed.

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Graduate Students

Graduate Students can now purchase Gibbs Recreation Center Memberships through the Recreation Center Marketplace.


Acceptable methods of payment are Visa, Master Card and eCheck. ***To obtain a spouse/domestic partner membership you must first obtain a Rice ID card for your spouse/domestic partner at the Rice campus police. You may not purchase a single membership for your spouse/domestic partner. A graduate student must purchase a membership for themselves and then add a spouse/domestic partner membership to their cart.


Faculty/Staff

Faculty and Staff may sign up for payroll deduction through Esther.


Summer Membership

Summer Membership for Graduate and Undergraduate students can be purchased here.


Other Information

Prior to purchasing a membership, please note that certain areas may not be available at all times and all schedules are subject to change without notice, i.e. for Orientation, Varsity Swimming Competitions, the Summer Youth Activity Program, etc. A complete schedule of operating hours, including reduced hours during holidays and academic recesses, is available online or at the Operations Desk. Check class and activity postings in the main lobby and throughout the building to avoid any conflicts and inconveniences.


All members MUST PRESENT either their Rice University or Recreation Center Member ID Card when using any of the Recreation Center's indoor and/or outdoor facilities. Use of the playing fields must be scheduled in advance and the applicable rental fee paid. It is necessary to have the ID card with you at all times as it MUST BE PRESENTED to check out any equipment. Your ID card is non-transferable. If an ID card is presented by anyone other than the owner whose name appears on the card, it will be picked up and all privileges revoked.


All guests and their sponsors MUST SIGN IN at the Operations Desk.


In order to view the new center's amenities, click here.