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Memberships at the Preston Center

Preston Center

Check Out Our Memberships:

Students

Faculty/Staff

Other Membership Types

 

Have More Questions?

Contact Candice Douglas, Assistant Director, 
Facilities.

For more information regarding memberships, please contact our Assistant Director, Facilities, Candice Douglas, at (270) 745-6060. You can also visit the Campus Recreation & Wellness Office located on the 2nd Floor of the Preston Center.

 

Getting in the building

All users must have an ID

All members must have an ID to enter the building. Only current WKU F/S & Students may use their WKU 800#'s. All others will be assigned a Preston Only 500#, and must purchase a $10 Preston Only ID card. There is a $20 replacement fee for all lost or stolen IDs.

 

Parking

Where should you park?

Preston Center members who are not enrolled as students, and who are not employed by the university are eligible to purchase a Preston Center Parking Permit at $10 per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The parking permits must be purchased at WKU Parking and Transportation. For further details, please contact Parking and Transportation at (270)745-2361.

Faculty/Staff Preston Center Memberships


 

Faculty Staff

All faculty & staff are eligible for a membership at a rate $25 per month. This rate will be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of each month. 

       The following categories are eligible for this rate:

  • Full Time F/S 
  • Part Time F/S 
  • Visiting Scholars 
  • Campus Ministry Full Time Staff 
  • Lifeworks Full Time Staff 
  • Army/ROTC 
  • University Contracted Employees

Faculty/Staff Spouse and Children Options

* The fee for a spouse will be the same as that paid by the faculty/staff member also to be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of each month.

* Dependent children and grandchildren (17 years and under) will be:

*15 - 17 years old $10.00 per child per month.
* 14 years old or younger $5.00 per month

* Children/Grandchildren 18+ will fall under the Buddy category.

* Spouse/children memberships are available without the Faculty/Staff having a membership, permitting the child is 15 or older.

* An adult member must accompany children under 14 in the facility at all times.

* All members who are not current F/S or students will need to purchase a Preston Only ID for $10 for access to the facility.

Please Note

These membership changes are effective beginning June 22, 2022. All current expiration dates will be honored.

**Employment status overrides all other status categories**

Retiree Membership Options

The Retired Faculty/Staff membership fee is $15.00 per month. This rate will be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of each month. 

Spouse memberships are available for the rate of $25.

* Dependent children and grandchildren (17 years and under) will be:

*15 - 17 years old $10.00 per child per month.
* 14 years old or younger $5.00 per month

* Children/Grandchildren 18+ will fall under the Buddy category.

All members must have an ID to enter the building.  Only current WKU Faculty/Staff and students may use their WKU 800#'s.  All others will be assigned a Preston Only 500#.  There is a $10 charge for all new Preston Center ID's.  A $20 replacement fee will be charged for all lost Preston Only ID's.  This cost is the University standard for replacement ID's.

*Retirees who are enrolled in class will not have the option of paying the student rate.

**Optional retirees are eligible for the Retiree membership category, however, they can no longer use their WKU ID to enter the facility.  Optional Retirees will be assigned a Preston Only Number and ID (a one time $10 charge). 

Please Note

These membership changes are effective beginning June 22, 2022. All current expiration dates will be honored.

**Employment status overrides all other status categories**

WKU Police Memberships

Please contact the Campus Recreation & Wellness Office at 270.745.6060 for more information on the following memberships:

WKU Police - $15.00 per month. This rate will be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of each month. 

WKU Police Spouse - $25.00 per month. This rate will be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of each month

WKU Police Children:

* Dependent children and grandchildren (17 years and under) will be:

*15 - 17 years old $10.00 per child per month.
* 14 years old or younger $5.00 per month

* Children/Grandchildren 18+ will fall under the Buddy category.

Please Note

These membership changes are effective beginning June 22, 2022. All current expiration dates will be honored.

**Employment status overrides all other status categories**

FAQ's about Preston Center Memberships

Question: Should I choose to take out a membership, am I locked into a year contract?

Answer: “NO”. You can stop and start at anytime. .

Question: I do not want to join, but my spouse/children do. Will I have to take a membership out in order for them to join?

Answer: No. We have “family only” memberships for WKU Students, Faculty and Staff only.

Question: Where can my spouse/child park when they use the Preston Center?

Answer: Effective 8-15-2009 Preston Center members not employed by the University or a current student can purchase a “Preston Only” parking permit for $10 a semester. This permit must be purchased at Parking and Transportation. Preston Center permits are valid in the following locations for the designated time of day and time limit:

Jones Jaggers, Service Supply, Russellville Road

7:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Maximum 2 hour time limit

Parking Meters located on Regents Drive or in front of Diddle Arena

6:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Maximum 2 hour time limit

Mimosa or Gated Regents

4:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Maximum 2 hour time limit

Question: Are there lockers available?

Answer: Currently, there are both full and Z-style lockers available. We also has several complimentary “day use” lockers throughout the facility.

Question: What are your hours of operation?

Answer: You can check our website www.wku.edu/CRW for daily hours of operation and events.

Question: My son/daughter is 20 but still lives at home; can I include him/her on my membership?

Answer: Yes, but it would be for a “Buddy Rate.”

Question: My child will be starting WKU in the Spring/Fall, will he/she automatically be dropped from my payroll?

Answer: No. Our system does not indicate when members’ children become full-time students. It is the responsibility of the member to inform us in writing to make changes to their membership.

Question: Do you have to pay extra to use the pool or go to the Group Fitness classes?

Answer: No. The only extra fees that members pay are for specialty services such as racquet rentals; massages; personal training; instructional programs, etc….

Question: Can my partner/fiancé be included on my membership?

Answer: Yes – he/she would pay the spouse rate same amount monthly as you. Exceptions to this would be the spouses of retirees or university police. Those spouses will pay the F/S spouse rate of $25 per month.

Question: I am a student/spouse of a police officer/alumni/etc… as well an employee; can’t I just take out that category of membership?

Answer: No, employment status overrides all other categories you may fall into.

Question: How do I gain access into the facility?

Answer: All members must have an ID to enter the building.  Only current WKU Faculty/Staff and students may use their WKU 800#'s.  All others will be assigned a Preston Only 500#.  There is a $10 charge for all new Preston Center ID's.  A $20 replacement fee will be charged for all lost Preston Only ID's.  This cost is the University standard for replacement ID's..

Question: I am a recent graduate and still have my old ID with my 800# on it; can I use that to gain access to the facility?

Answer: No. Only current students and faculty/staff members my use ID’s with 800#’s. If you are not a current student or faculty/staff member, the Campus Recreation & Wellness office will assign you a “Preston Only” member ID #. That number will start with 500.

Question: Can I bring a guest with me?

Answer: Yes, Guest Passes can be purchased for $5 per visit. You will be responsible for your guest throughout the visit.

Question: What if I don’t want to take out a membership, but would like to work out occasionally?

Answer: Current faculty/staff /part-time students only can purchase a pass for $5 per visit with their WKU ID.

Question: My son is twelve; can he work out in the Fitness Center or use the Fitness Equipment in the Mezzanine?

Answer: No, the age limit for the Fitness Center/Fitness Equipment in the Mezzanine is 15.

Question: My eleven year old daughter would like to hire a personal trainer; can she do that through the Health & Fitness lab?

Answer: No, the age limit for Health & Fitness lab services is 15.

Question: What are the “peak” student times?

Answer: During the Fall and Spring Semester, the peak “student” times are generally from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Monday – Thursday.

 

 


 


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 Last Modified 6/22/22