Campus Recreation

Alumni are eligible to use Campus Recreation facilities. Please read below for requirements and next steps:

  • Current membership to the USC Alumni Association (will be verified by Campus Recreation)
  • Purchase of a Campus Recreation Alumni membership
  • Physical Carolina Card, which can be purchased from the CarolinaCard office for $35.00. The physical card is required to gain access to these facilities.

Membership Detail

Step one:

Purchase membership with the Alumni Association. You may purchase online, send a check in the mail, or call us at 803-777-4111. However, the fastest way to move the process along is to purchase membership online.

Step two:

Congratulations on becoming an Alumni Association member! You may now purchase the Alumni Gym Membership that will give you certain types of access to Strom and Blatt facilities. Please read the description of gym access here.

Step three:

Monitor your email for communications from Campus Recreation. You will receive a welcome email from the office that includes a timeline of when your membership will be active and the steps you will need to take for gym access.

*Please note* one of the action items listed will be to go get a Carolina card made – you will need to wait on a second confirmation email that the Carolina Card office is ready for you to go and get your card made.

Renewing Alumni Gym Memberships: If you are renewing your gym membership you will need to also renew your Alumni Association Membership or have a current active membership and forward your confirmation email as a receipt to Campus Recreation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this process take?

If you join as an Alumni Association member online and then purchase the alumni gym membership online, you should receive emails from Campus Recreation in 2-3 days. Once you have your Carolina Card, you will be granted access to the gym.

I went to the Carolina Card office, and they did not have my name on the list to make a card for Alumni Gym Membership Access — why is this?

You must wait for a confirmation email from Campus Recreation before going to the Carolina Card office to get your card made. This may take a few days from the time you purchased membership.

What kind of gym access will I have with this membership?

An alumni membership entitles members to utilize the facility during the following Early Bird hours:

  • Blatt PEC during all operational hours Monday – Friday.
  • STWFC Monday – Thursday before 2 p.m.
  • STWFC Friday – Sunday during all operating hoursHolidays and breaks during all operational hours

How much does membership to the Alumni Association and Alumni Gym Membership cost?

Alumni Association membership cost depends on the level of membership you are interested in. Click here to read the options. You may purchase an Alumni Gym Membership at any level of Alumni Association Membership.

Alumni Gym membership cost is by semester (~$120) or annual based off when the academic year begins (~$300). There is also an option in the summer for about $90 (May – August.) Please note that a Carolina card will cost you a one-time fee of $35.