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Recreational Services

Recreational Services
Kansas State University
101 Peters Rec Complex
1831 Olympic Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506



Service desk at Rec Complex.Undergraduate and graduate students pay campus privilege fees with their tuition. This allows use of Recreational Services facilities at no additional charge by presenting their valid Wildcat ID card each time admitted. All other members must be K-State affiliated and under our pricing structure.

For more detailed information concerning eligibility, see our eligibility information.

To purchase a membership, bring proper identification to the Recreational Services office. The office is located in the entrance lobby of the Recreation Complex. 

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Membership can be purchased by the day, month, or up to a year. A daily use pass is good for the day of purchase and is described in further detail below. 

Alumni association members are reminded that membership cannot be purchased beyond the expiration date shown on their alumni association card.

Payment of membership fees can be made by cash, personal check, or MasterCard/VISA/ Discover.

payroll deduction plan is available to benefit-eligible faculty/staff. Please call the administrative office at the Rec Complex for details at 785-532-6980.

Prices are not subject to any adjustment due to any type of facility closings.

No refund or time extension will be given when you do not use facilities.

Entry policies

K-State student

All K-State students must have their Wildcat ID to enter Rec Services facilities. This card is for the holder’s personal use only. Due to safety and security issues, we will not make exceptions to this policy.

Wildcat ID's are not transferable and will be confiscated if presented by anyone other than the right owner. Confiscated cards are subject to potential misuse fees. 

Key tag members

All key tag members must have their key tag to enter Rec Services facilities. This key tag is for the holder's personal use only. Due to security issues, we will not make exceptions to this policy.

When an expired key tag is presented, one free admittance to the facility will be allowed; however, you must relinquish your key tag to the building staff. Arrangements will be made to have your key tag picked up in the office or the service area after a renewal occurs. 

Daily Use Pass

Faculty, staff, and alumni association members who are not Recreational Services members may purchase a daily use pass at guest fee prices by presenting either their Wildcat ID or current alumni association card plus photo ID at the Recreation Complex or pools.

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Daily pass users can host up to two guests at the daily guest fee rate.

Note: Towels and equipment are available at the equipment desk only to patrons with a K-State student ID or facility key tag. Towels and equipment are considered perks of membership. The guest pass fee will not be credited toward membership purchase/renewal and will not be refunded.

Guest Pass

A student or facility member (18 years of age or older) may host up to three guests per visit. All guests are required to provide photo identification and remain in the company of their host while using the facility. 

Guest Passes (14 years and older)

Recreation Complex: $5.00/person/day (purchased in the service area)
Pool: $3.00/person/day (purchased at the pool)
*Sales tax included

Rec Services members with children 14 years of age and older who are not members will be subject to guest fee rates.

Please note that some areas and equipment have age restrictions.

Guest Passes (13 years or younger)

Recreation Complex: $3.00/person/day (purchased in the service area)
Pool: $1.50/person/day (purchased at the pool)
*Sales tax included

Member’s children under the age of five years will be allowed in free of charge.

Please note that some areas and equipment have age restrictions.

Guest passes for groups

To aid groups in recruitment of prospective students on campus, a group may apply for reduced guest passes at 50 percent off regular price. Apply on official letterhead listing persons, their classification, and reason at least two weeks in advance of date on campus. Guests must follow normal guest rules including being accompanied by host. A minimum of five guests in group is required to qualify.


Spectators will be admitted "at no charge" during intramural team sport seasons only. At any other time, spectators will be charged the guest fee rate. All spectators will be accompanied by the eligible host. All spectators must present a photo ID for admittance.

Membership purchase for spouse and dependents

Membership can be sold to the spouse even if the ID holder does not wish to purchase a membership. Spouses must present the ID holder’s ID card if making the purchase themselves. This membership would be sold at the primary rate. When adding spouse and dependent children ages 14-22 to a membership, family members will receive a 25 percent discount as the second or more users. One parent must be included in the plan before dependent children will be added. This means either the ID holder or spouse must purchase a membership for a given facility (i.e., pool, rec, or combo) before a dependent membership can be sold for that facility.


Recreation Complex membership

A Recreation Complex membership entitles member to use of the Recreation Complex and all fitness programs held in this facility.

Pool membership

A pool membership entitles member to use of the Natatorium and Recreational Services-sponsored fitness programs in the pools, as well as pool equipment checkout.

Combo membership

A combo membership entitles member to use of the Recreation Complex, as well as the Natatorium and all Recreational Services-sponsored fitness programs offered in both facilities.

What is included with membership

Purchase of a membership entitles use of that facility's Recreational Services-sponsored fitness programs, as well as equipment checkout. The purchase of any facility membership entitles user to equipment checkout/rental and outdoor equipment rental at the Outdoor Rental Center.


Membership renewals can be made by phone by providing a debit or credit card number and expiration date if your picture is on file and a new key tag is not needed. With parental consent, dependents can renew family memberships; however, the initial transaction must be completed by a parent.


Full refund will be granted if made within five business days of purchase. Partial months will not be refunded. No refund will be made for any amount under $25. Discounts based on multiple month purchase will be void if early cancellation of membership occurs, and refund will be based on the monthly membership rate. Prices are not subject to any adjustment due to any type of facility closings. No refund or time extension will be given when you do not use facilities. All refund requests must be made in the administrative office during business hours.


Key tags

Membership key tags are permanent. Users are reminded to retain their key tags even if membership expires to avoid paying a $5 key tag replacement fee at time of renewal. Lost or stolen membership key tags will require paying a $5 replacement fee. If your key tag is missing, check with Recreational Services to see if it has been turned in.

Note: Membership privileges will be suspended in the event of misrepresentation.