Dear Graduate Students:
The GSA would like to inform you of a new fee being charged to graduate students by the Department of Recreation and Intramurals. This fee is voluntary and will only impact you if you want to use recreation facilities. Currently, graduate students do not pay the athletic fee component of the comprehensive fee for the use of UB recreation facilities. This was done to try to keep grad student fees as low as possible. Please be advised that as of June 1st you will not be able to enter gym/recreation facilities unless you pay the new fee. The following message explains the new fee and was received from UB Recreation yesterday:
The Recreation and Intramurals department has implemented a graduate student membership rate for graduate students who use our recreation facilities. The graduate student membership rate will only be required for those graduate students who use our facilities and services. The membership rates for graduate students are as follows: annual membership $169, semester membership $74 and monthly membership $20. For a complete list of our membership rates:
As you know, graduate students do not pay the athletic fee component in the comprehensive fee accessed to all students enrolled at the University. A portion of the comprehensive athletic fee helps to fund Recreation and Intramurals. See comprehensive fee breakdown. http://studentaccounts.buffalo.edu/tuition/broadbasedfees/fee_details.php. In the past we have extended a courtesy to graduate students to use our facilities. However, we have had to make tough financial decisions such as implementing this membership rate.
Graduate students can purchase memberships at the member services offices at Clark Hall on South Campus or Alumni Arena on North Campus. All memberships include access to both Alumni Arena and Clark Hall. These facilities include the fitness centers, pools, racquetball courts, gymnasiums, Alumni Arena jogging track, and Clark Hall cardio room.
I appreciate your assistance in sharing this information GSA. If you have questions, feel free to give me a call at 645-2307.
Thanks and have a great day!
Sharon S. Sanford |Associate AD for Recreation and Sport Management
University at Buffalo | Division of Athletics
154 Alumni Arena | Buffalo, NY | 14260-5000
O: 716.645.2307 | F: 716.645.6329