Community members
As a community member, you have the opportunity to purchase an Aquatic Center (AC) membership or day pass.

Students who are currently registered and paying full student incidental fees are automatically members of the AC.

Are eligible to purchase an Aquatic Center membership. If you currently have a current HWC membership you already have access to the AC.


Aquatic Center Fees Membership Periods
Aquatic Center user
(Ages 16 and older)
$4 per visit per person
$70 per term (fall, winter, spring)
$65 (summer)
Fall 2019: 9-16-19 to 1-5-2020
Winter 2020: 1-2-20 to 3-29-20
Spring 2019: 3-23-20 to 6-21-20
Summer 2019: 6-17-19 to 9-20-19

(Memberships available for purchase three weeks prior to starting date)

Aquatic Center user
(Ages 0-15)
$2 per visit per person
Aquatic Center user
Family (includes up to four persons)
$125 per term (fall, winter, spring)
$120 (summer)
$25 each per additional person per term


Assumption of Risk

  • Regardless of the activity, all participants must understand they are assuming the risk when they take part in an active recreation program.
  • Each person must be aware of this assumption of risk and recognize that his or her participation is voluntary.
  • Each participant also has a responsibility to use prudent and ordinary care in his or her actions.
  • These risks could include but are not limited to muscle cramps, nausea, fainting, abnormal blood pressure, chest discomfort, and even death.
  • Individuals are encouraged to have a physical examination and obtain adequate health and accident insurance prior to participation in any recreational and fitness activities.

Registration process

  • Aquatic memberships may be purchased at the Front Desk of the HWC and are good for an entire term.
  • The Aquatic membership is good for unlimited participation in lap swims, recreational swims, and aquatic exercise classes.
  • Payment for memberships can be made with exact cash and checks (payable to Western Oregon University) at the HWC Front Desk.
  • Each individual member ages 16¬†or older must have their own current AQUATIC ID membership card in order to access and use the facilities.
  • Each member ages 16 or older will obtain an AQUATIC ID card from the HWC Front Desk, which they will receive upon paying for their membership.
  • The first AQUATIC ID card is issued at no cost. Upon renewal, the original card will be activated.
  • If an AQUATIC ID is damaged beyond usage, lost or stolen, the member must purchase a new card for replacement at a cost per Western Oregon University’s Photo ID card replacement cost of $15.
  • The ability to pay per use is also available at the HWC Front Desk. Each guest must sign a waiver and pay the drop-in fee. Exact cash or checks made payable to WOU at the HWC Front Desk.


  • To cancel your Aquatic Center membership please visit the HWC front desk. Campus Recreation’s refund policy is consistent with the Business Office Refund schedule.
  • Purchase of locker service is non-refundable. Locker transfers are available upon request.
  • Special circumstances such as medical issues, leaving the university or emergency situations may justify an exception to the general rule and will be handled on a case-by-case basis if immediate notification is given.
  • Non-use of the facility does not qualify as a special circumstance.
  • Refunds are first applied to student/WOU account balance. If a zero balance is present a check will be mailed.

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking