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Memberships at the Preston Center

Preston Center

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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.

Other Membership Types We Offer


We offer many other memberships at the Preston Center that may not fit into the Student or Faculty/Staff Options. For more information about these memberships, please give us a call at 270.745.6060 or come see us in the CRW Office, located on the 2nd Floor of Preston in room 54. Here is a full list of those special options and their rates:

Alumni Memberships

Alumni Association members can sign up for Preston Center membership at the Campus Recreation & Wellness office, 54a Preston Center.

A current Alumni Association card will be required when signing up for a Preston Center membership. Individuals that are not current Alumni Association members will be referred to the Alumni Relations Office.

The Alumni membership rate is $30 per month. This rate will be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of each month.

Alumni Spouse and Child Options

Spouses of alumni are eligible for membership with their spouse at the same rate of $30 per month 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.

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

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.

WKU Alumni Association members with an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate Degree from WKU are eligible for Preston Center membership.

Alumni Preston Center members can utilize the facility during regular operational hours.

Alumni Preston Center members can bring guests to use the facility for a $5 fee per person.

Please Note

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

Buddy Memberships

Only members of the Preston Center may purchase a Buddy Membership for their children/grandchildren (18 and over), a friend, or a significant other.

The fee for this membership is $35 per month. This rate will be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of the month.

*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.

Please Note

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

Recent Graduate Memberships

* Available for the two consecutive semesters following graduation

* Proof of graduation date required

* Recent Graduates will be assigned a "Preston Only" 500# number and issued a "Preston Only" ID for $10.

* Membership is $15.00 per month. This rate will be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of each month. 

Please Note

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

Cherry Society Memberships

Members of the WKU Cherry Society are eligible for Preston Center membership. For more information on the Cherry Society, please visit the Investing in the Spirit website.

The fee for this membership is $35 per month. This rate will be paid via monthly billing on the 1st of the month.

*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.

Please Note

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

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 Regents Lots

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 membership?

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 member’s pay is 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 same amount as you.

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