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R Club- Goergen Athletic Center Membership

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All faculty, staff, alumni, friends of the University and part-time students are welcome to join the facility membership program, The R Club, at any time throughout the year. Membership fees include access to all of our facilities, including fitness classes, private or group tennis and squash lessons (additional fee), and participation in our club sports programs. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

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Membership Rates
Payroll Deduction
Locker Rentals
Fitness Center Orientation
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Membership Benefits


2017 - 2018 Annual Membership 

(Rates effective July 1, 2017)



Full-Time UR Student$0$131
Part-time Student 
UR Alumni
Retired Faculty/Staff$125$60
Friend of University$485$270

Parent of a full-time student: $247

Annual Rate Memberships (Full Amount) expire one year from the date of purchase.

Annual Rate Membership (Full Amount) fees are not eligible to be prorated or reimbursed.

To activate the R Club membership all members must have a Statement of Risk on file and a valid University of Rochester ID card.  If you do not have a Statement of Risk an/or a UR ID card, you may not be allowed into the Goergen Athletic Center.

Any additional secondary member must be a spouse, partner or a dependent under age of 22 years.

Payments are accepted in cash, credit card (MasterCard or VISA,) by check (payable to the University of Rochester R Club) or by payroll deduction (see below.) 

Separation from the University will result in the termination of your membership. If you are no longer affiliated with the University, you have the option of re-joining as a Friend of the University.

Failure to comply with University of Rochester or Goergen Athletic Center policies may result in the suspension or termination of your R Club membership.

To cancel or to change your membership information, please contact the Membership Office at (585) 275-6277 or

How to Join


Payroll Deduction Payment Option

Payroll Deduction for membership fees is available to all UR employees. Payroll deduction may include a locker. Once payroll deduction is initiated it is the responsibility of the employee to notify the R Club office to make any changes to the deduction. You are able to cancel the payroll deduction at any time.

Separation from the University will result in the termination of your membership. If you are no longer affiliated with the University, you have the option of re-joining as a Friend of the University.

The following is a breakdown of the payroll deduction schedule:
(Rates effective July 1, 2017)

Deduction CategoryYearly RateMonthlySemi-Monthly/Bi-Weekly
Primary Member$247.00$20.58$10.29
Primary Member + Full Locker$297.00$24.75$12.38
Primary Member + Half Locker$287.00$23.92$11.96
Primary Member + Secondary Member$377.00$31.42$15.71
Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + Full Locker$427.00$35.58$17.79
Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + Half Locker$417.00$34.75$17.38
Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + 2 Full Locker$477.00$39.75$19.88
Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + 2 Half Locker$457.00$38.08$19.04
Pri. Mem. + Sec. Mem. + 1 Full + 1 Half$467.00$38.92$19.46


Locker Rentals

Annual Rental: Facility users may rent a locker for year use. There are two locker rooms: the Hajim Alumni Gym or the Goergen Athletic Center. The former is located adjacent to the Bloch Fitness Center and the latter is located in close proximity to the Speegle-Wilbraham pool. Locker rentals are accepted at the Front Desk.

Day Use: A limited number of lockers are available in the hallways for one-day-only use. These lockers can be secured by personal locks. Any items left in these lockers overnight, including personal locks, will be removed. The Department of Athletics and Recreation does not assume responsibility for items left in any lockers.

Locker Rental Fees (One year rental with towel service):

Locker SizeAnnualSemester


Fitness Center Orientation:

A free fitness center orientation is offered for R Club members and new students. This program introduces you to our facilities and work out equipment. More info on the program and how to sign up can be found here.

Instructional videos for the Bike, Octane, Seated Octane, Treadmill and Rower can be found on the Fitness Center Video Page.

Questions, comments or suggestions contact:

Front Desk: 585-275-7643

Wendy Andreatta, Assistant Director, 585-275-4274
Ladi Iya, Assistant Director, 585-275-9461
Kristine Shanley, Associate Director, 585-275-6277
Anna Dounce, Secretary, 585-275-9480 

Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center
Rochester, NY 14627

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