Purchase A Wellness Recreation Membership

Membership is open to staff, faculty, or retirees, and their spouses/partners. If you are a retiree, spouse/partner, please see (*) critical information below.

Four Ways to Purchase A Wellness Recreation Membership

  1. Fill out an online Wellness Recreation Membership Application if you are a Cornell employee (this online membership application option is not yet available for spouses/partners). You will be asked for your net ID and password, then the application will load. 
  2. Request a membership application be sent to you through campus mail by contacting Debbie Gatch (email: dag7@cornell.edu; phone: (607) 255-5133. Return the application via campus mail to Cornell Wellness, Room 305 Helen Newman Hall, or fax it to (607) 254-2755.
  3. Print the Wellness Recreation Membership Application and return it via campus mail to Cornell Wellness, Room 305 Helen Newman Hall or fax it to (607) 254-2755. Printable version of the PAR-Q.
  4. Stop by in person to Room 305 Helen Newman Hall anytime between 8:00-12:00 PM and 1:00-4:00 PM, Mon-Fri, request a membership application, fill it out and return it on the spot or take it with you to fill out and return later.

(*) If you are a retiree, a spouse, or a partner you MUST have an official Cornell University ID card PRIOR to filling out a membership application. Cornell ID cards may be purchased at the Registrar's Office in B07 Day Hall or the Onboarding Center at East Hill Plaza. If purchasing at the Onboarding Center, an appointment is needed [call (607) 255-2899 to schedule]. Please note both the employee or retiree and the spouse or partner need to be present when purchasing a spouse/partner ID card and that certain documents are needed for processing. ID card additional information.

If you would like a facility tour or an individual meeting with a Cornell Wellness staff member to gain more information about the program before joining, please contact Cornell Wellness at (607) 255-5133. Give us a try with a free one-day trial membership.

Wellness Recreation Membership Options

  • 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership - Cost is $175 (pro-rated to fiscal year). This membership allows you access to CFC and Wellness group fitness classes, fitness centers, pools and more. Membership begins on date of purchase and runs until the end of the fiscal year.
  • 4-Month Wellness Recreation Membership - Cost is $75. This membership is the same as the 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership, just shorter. Membership begins on the date of purchase and is valid for 4 months.
  • 1-Year Group Fitness Only Class Pass - Cost is $115. This membership only allows you access to the CFC group fitness classes. Membership begins on the date of purchase and is valid for one year.
  • Cornell Program for Healthy Living/Aetna (CPHL) Wellness Recreation Membership - Cost is no charge. This membership allows you access to CFC and Wellness group fitness classes, fitness centers, pools and more. Membership continues throughout insurance participation. (eligibility: this option is only available to the Cornell employee who has CPHL insurance. View CPHL Wellness Recreation Membership Fact Sheet for details).

Through the Toni McBride Wellness Fund, scholarships are available to Cornell employees based on gross family income and need. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to extend this offer to spouses or partners. A scholarship form can be printed or is available upon request to both new and renewing members. Contact Beth McKinney at (607) 255-3703 or bm20@cornell.edu to request a form.

View our membership policy including information about automatic renewal and the cancellation policy. 

Wanting to purchase a Day Pass? Please read day pass policy information and eligibility before purchasing. Purchase a Day Pass.

Bringing a guest or a child to the facilities? Please review our guest/day pass and child/dependent policies.

Attending a conference and wanting to use the facilities? Review conference pass policies.