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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 Becky Sims, Office Coordinator

For more information regarding memberships, please contact our Office Coordinator, Becky Sims, at (270)745-6061. You can also visit the IMREC SPORTS 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 IMREC SPORTS 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 Intramural-Recreational Sports 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.

Alumni members will complete a Preston Center membership application. The membership fee ($200 annually for individuals, $400 annually for family) will be due at the time of application. Family membership is defined as spouse and children 18 and under). Payment can be made in the form of check, money order, or credit card and must be made in full at time of application. Membership is good for one year. No refunds.

Children/Grandchildren over 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.

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.

Alumni Membership Form (print and bring to Preston Center 54a):

Buddy Memberships

Only members of the Preston Center may purchase a Buddy Membership for their children/grandchildren (19 and over), a friend, or a significant other.

Single Membership (Annually) - $300.00

Summer Membership Only - $70.00

*Lump sum payment only

*Membership application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center.

*Cash, check, debit/credit card, money order accepted

*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.

Buddy Membership Application (Print and Submit at 54a Preston Center)

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 $35.00 per semester (cash, check, debit/credit card, money order)

* Membership application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center

Membership Forms (print and bring to Preston Center 54a):

Recent Graduate Membership Application

Cherry Society Memberships

Members of the WKU Cherry Society are eligible for Preston Center membership for $300 per year. Family memberships (spouse and children/grandchildren) are available for $600 per year. Must meet requirements. For more information on the Cherry Society, please visit the Investing in the Spirit web site.

Cherry Society Membership Application (Submit at 54a Preston Center)

Special Category Memberships

AHEC Students (Per Semester) - $35.00

KAP Students (Per Semester) - $35.00

Exchange Students (Per Semester) - $35.00

SKYCTC Students (Per Semester) - $35.00 *Must show current class schedule to be eligble for this membership category.*

Visiting Scholars (Per Semester) - $70.00

Campus Ministry Association Full-time Staff (Annually) - $115.00

Campus Ministry Association Interns (Per Semester) - $35.00

Full-time WKU Student Spouse (Per Semester) - $35.00

Full-time WKU Student Children under 18 (Per Semester) - $25.00

Contract Employees - Salary based fees

Army ROTC - Salary Based fees

*All of these memberships are Lump sum payment only

*Membership application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center

*Cash, check, debit/credit card, money order accepted

Membership Forms (print and bring to Preston Center 54a):

Special Category Membership Application (AHEC,Confucious Institute, KAP, Exchange Students, Campus Ministry Interns & Recent Graduates)

Full Time Campus Ministries Membership Application

Visiting Scholars Membership Application

Student Family Membership Application

Contract Employee Membership Application

Army ROTC Membership Application

Summer Memberships

STUDENT

Summer student memberships are $35 regardless of the amount of credit hours enrolled. Application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center.

Summer student spouse memberships are $35. Application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center.

Dependent children/grandchildren (18 and under) of students are eligible for summer membership for $25. Application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center.  Dependent children/grandchildren 19 and over will fall under the Buddy Membership category.

Extended family (immediate family 18 and under only) of students are eligible for membership for $35.  Extended immediate family members 19 and over will fall under the Buddy Membership category.

FACULTY/STAFF

Faculty/Staff that choose to use the Preston Center only during the summer may do so for $70 (lump sum payment only). Application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center.

A spouse of a faculty/staff member is eligible for summer membership for $70. Application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center.

Dependent children/grandchildren (18 and under) are eligible for summer membership for $25.

BUDDY

Current Preston Center members may sign up family, friends, significant other, etc. for a summer "buddy' membership for $70. Application and payment must be made at 54a Preston Center.

OTHER

No pro-rating or refunds for summer memberships regardless of application/payment date.

Summer memberships are valid from the first Monday after Spring Commencement to the day before the start of the Fall Semester.

 

Membership Forms (print and bring to Preston Center 54a):

Summer Only Membership Application (For Students and F/S)

FAQ's about Preston Center Memberships:

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

Answer: If you chose payroll deduction, the answer is “NO”. You can stop and start at anytime. If you pay lump sum, the answer is “YES”. The Preston Center does not prorate or refund membership fees.

NOTE: Only full-time benefit employees are eligible for payroll deduction.

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. If you are having payroll deduction, please indicate “family only” on the application.

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 in the Women’s Faculty/Staff locker room. There are Z-style lockers available in the Men’s Faculty/Staff locker room with a waiting list for the full-size lockers. 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/IMRec for daily hours of operation and events. We also have printed business cards located at the front desk for your convenience.

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

Answer: Yes, but it would be for a “Buddy Rate” based on your pay period.

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 payroll deduction.

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 in my payroll deduction?

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 Intramural-Recreational Sports 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 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 fourteen.

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 fourteen.

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 10/18/18