Membership Types and Rates



Membership at the Foster Recreation Center is open to all Missouri State students, faculty, staff, active alumni, University affiliates and household members at varying rates.

Current Students

Current students who pay full student services fees each semester will automatically be members of the center at no additional cost.

Students who do not pay full student services fees including those taking intersession classes, iCourses, and Internet classes will owe additional fees based on number of credit hours taken each semester.

Type of student Fall/spring semester cost Summer
Current student assessed the full Springfield student service fee No additional cost No additional cost

Current student and Greenwood Laboratory School (Junior and Senior Only) not assessed full Springfield student service fee

Special use (summer only for those students who enrolled in previous spring semester)

$92 per semester or balance of full Springfield student service fee

$52 per summer,


or balance of full Springfield student service fee



Any Missouri State employee—full-time and retired—may purchase a membership to the Foster Recreation Center. Employees may also purchase one other membership for an adult member of their household. Children younger than 18 may only accompany members during family hours. Full-time employees may use payroll deduction for the cost of their memberships. For this option the employee must pay a prorate amount for the current month. There is a 30 day notification of cancellation. To buy a membership visit the Welcome Desk and sign the Campus Recreation waiver.

Full time employees have a $150 non-credit fee waiver that can be used with Campus Recreation. This can go towards personal training sessions, BearFit,  lifeguard and CPR certifications. Purchases made with the non-credit fee waiver are at a non-member rate. To find out more or to sign up, please visit your My Learning Connection.

Active alumni, University affiliates and household members

These constituent groups are eligible to purchase memberships.

  • Active alumni must be a Missouri State University graduate and an active member of the MSU Alumni Association. (Active status is attained by making a minimum $50 qualifying contribution annually to the Missouri State Annual Fund.) 
  • University affiliates include part-time MSU employees, Missouri State Dining Services full-time employees, campus interns, campus ministers, and Police Sub-Station Employees. 
  • Household members include one adult (18 and over) living in the same residence or related to a current FRC member. Must show proof.
  • To purchase a membership and sign the wavier visit the Welcome Desk.
Type of member Monthly Annual
MSU full-time employees, current and retired $20 $236
Active alumni $30 $315
MSU affiliates $30 $315
Household members $30 $315


One-day pass pricing

Type of member Guest rate Non-member MSU employee/students not assessed student service fee
One-day with no group fitness $7 $5
Group fitness (BearFit) Day pass plus $5 Day pass plus $5
Child one-day pass during family hours $5 n/a