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New Member Access System Coming to Rec Sports Facilities May 8

We are pleased to share that Student Life’s Department of Recreational Sports is switching to a new member management system on Monday, May 8.  This system is used to manage member access into our facilities, operate our point of sale, manage equipment checkout and facilitate program registration. 

Please remember we have rolling facility closures in May. Click here for our current hours and openings before you visit. 

As a member there are a few things you need to know:

Compatible ID Cards

BuckID will continue to be used as the membership card for Ohio State student, faculty and staff Rec Sports members. If you have a BuckID or current Rec Sports membership card no action needs to be taken. If you are using a Wexner Medical Center ID you will need to secure a BuckID card to use as your membership card. Please click here for more information. 

New Member Portal

There will be a membership portal where you can log in with your OSU name.# credentials to manage your Rec Sports membership. If you are an affiliate member you will set up your own log in during the initial visit to the portal. The portal will allow members to perform a number of tasks online including:

  • Membership purchases and renewals (limited to select membership types)
  • Program registration
  • Locker renewals
  • Adding family member(s) for family hours
  • Make advance court reservations for racquetball and squash
  • View facility visits
  • View past purchases and print invoices

The portal will be available starting on May 15  and links will be avaialble on our website. 

Monthly Payments

We will no longer be able to offer Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). If you currently use this option, you will receive a separate email about your options to switch to recurring credit card payments or payroll deduction. If you currently pay by payroll deduction no action is necessary. Any questions regarding monthly payments can be sent to

We are excited to launch this new system which will make managing your Rec Sports membership easier.

A list of frequently asked questions can be found here. Any additional questions can be directed to us via email at