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The Ray at Depaul

  • All current DePaul students, faculty, and staff may access The Ray through purchasing a membership or by paying a $7 daily self-sponsor fee.
  • Community, alumni, recent alumni (those who have graduated one year or less previous to purchase date), and visiting students are all eligible to purchase new memberships at this time. See Membership Sales section below for details.
  • Please check Ray Information and Updates for updated information related to facility usage.

Memberships must be purchased in-person during Membership Services Hours ; a photo ID for each member is required at the time of purchase. Those reactivating their membership due to being "on hold" from the COVID-19 closure will need to stop by the Membership Desk to pay new monthly charges, sign the new waiver and take a new photo. If you have questions, email us.  

Regular Hours: 

Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday 8 am - 4 pm

Any adult who does not have an affiliation with the University through other categories is eligible for the community rate but are required to pay a non-refundable initiation fee at the time of joining. Community memberships are valid during all facility hours. Membership rates are subject to change. 

  *Monthly EFT **Annual Initiation Fee
Community $91 $1092 $150
Spouse or SDA $63 $756 $100
Dependent (age 16-22)
Dependent under age 16
$63
Free but w/ limited access hours
$756 $100
 
The initiation fee for all full access community members and their Spouse/SDA, Dependent is due at the time of joining or when converting from a Blue membership. Initiation fees are in place to allow non-University personnel access to the facility and are non-refundable.
 
Blue Memberships
Blue Memberships are available to those who are interested in paying a reduced rate to access The Ray during a restricted number of hours. Rates are listed below. Activation will also include a $25 activation fee.

Blue Membership access hours; slight adjustment in evening hours to accommodate facility closing times during summer and academic breaks. 

  • Blue Member Hours - Academic Quarters
    • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 3 pm; 9 - 11 pm
    • Friday / Saturday / Sunday: All facility hours
 

To receive the member rate for specialty programs and fitness services, any program or appointment for which the blue member registers must take place during Blue membership access hours. The non-member rate will be charged for all program registrations and fitness services outside of Blue access hours.

Blue Membership Rates

  *Monthly EFT Annual Initiation Fee
Blue $72 $864 $50
Spouse or SDA $52 $624 $25
Dependent (age 16-22) $52 $624

$25

The initiation fee for all limited access community members and their Spouse/SDA, Dependent is due at the time of joining. Initiation fees are in place to allow non-University personnel access to the facility and are non-refundable.

 

 

*Monthly Membership Policies

Spouse or Unrelated Second Domiciled Adult (SDA)

Children and/or Dependents of Members

**Annual Memberships

Try us out at no cost to find out what a Ray membership can mean for you!  We offer a free one-week trial for Faculty/Staff new to DePaul or to The Ray.

Faculty/Staff Standard Membership Rates

  Quarterly Annual Single Entry Payroll Deduction
DePaul Faculty/Staff $112 $385 $7 $15/paycheck
Spouse or SDA $112 $385 N/A N/A
Dependent (age 16-22) $112 $385 NA N/A
Full-time faculty/staff have the option of using payroll deduction ($15/paycheck) for their membership fees.

Current DePaul faculty/staff may purchase a self-sponsored single entry pass for $7 a visit. A valid DePaul ID must be presented. Member guest policies apply.

Who Qualifies as DePaul Faculty/Staff?

The faculty/staff rate is available to current DePaul University employees, university retirees, sub-contracted employees (minimum of 20 hours per week), Vincentians, and Friends of DePaul working on campus. 

  • Verification documentation is required. 
  • Part-time or adjunct employees may purchase a quarterly membership only for the quarter/semester they are teaching. 

**Questions? Contact us at campusrecreation@depaul.edu

Fall 2022 Quarterly Access Dates: Friday, August 26, 2022-Monday, January 9, 2023

Spouse or Unrelated Second Domiciled Adult (SDA)

Spouses or unrelated SDAs of members may purchase a membership at a matching rate (e.g., spouse/SDA of a faculty/staff member would pay $385 for an annual pass). To establish eligibility an affidavit of eligibility must be completed and verifying documentation presented (marriage license, civil union certificate must be shown, or two recent documents showing a current shared address)

Children/Dependents of Members

  • Children and/or dependents (age 16-22) of members may purchase a membership at the dependent rate and, with their membership, have unlimited access to the facility. 
    • Minors (ages 16 and 17) may only bring in guests ages 18 and over as a minor may not serve as a guardian for another minor.
  • Children and/or dependents age 15 and under may register to access the facility during Children's Hours at no charge. A birth certificate is required for verification. 
    • Each child will have their picture taken and will be issued a purple key tag in order to access the facility. 

Please refer to children/dependent policies for more information.

Full-time undergraduate students have membership fees included in their tuition package. 

  • A valid DePaul student ID is required for entrance. 
  • A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 undergraduate hours to be considered full-time; in the summer, 8 undergraduate hours (over all sessions) is considered to be full-time and includes Ray membership.
 

Graduate, part-time undergraduate, and law students have the option to purchase a membership each quarter/semester enrolled.

  •  A valid DePaul student ID is required. 
  • Students enrolled in the spring quarter/semester have the option of purchasing a summer membership even without summer enrollment. 
Student Membership Quarter Access Dates
  • Winter quarter access dates are January 2 - March 26, 2023
Loop Fitness Center and Studio Access:   The Loop Fitness Center is open an available for swipe ID access by DePaul students, faculty and staff.  DePaul students must be enrolled in a minimum of one class during the current academic quarter to gain access to this space in the Loop CDM Building during building hours.  A membership to The Ray does not include Loop Fitness Center and Studio usage.
 

Spouse or Unrelated Second Domiciled Adult (SDA)
Spouses or unrelated SDAs of students may purchase a membership at a matching rate (i.e., spouse/SDA of a student member would pay $88 for a quarterly pass). To establish eligibility an affidavit of eligibility must be completed and verifying documentation presented (i.e. marriage license, civil union certificate must be shown, or two recent documents showing a current shared address).

Off-quarter
Students not enrolled for the current quarter may purchase a membership at the voluntary student rate with proof of enrollment for the previous or upcoming quarter.

Rosalind Franklin Students 
Currently enrolled Rosalind Franklin students may purchase a membership at the voluntary student rate. A letter of eligibility, provided by Rosalind Franklin, and photo ID is required at time of joining.
 
DePaul Harold Washington Academy Students (DHWA)
Currently enrolled DHWA students have access to The Ray and Loop Fitness Center included with their tuition package. DHWA students may not participate in Intramurals or Club Sports but are eligible for other programs and pay student rates for any fee-based programs/services. 
 

Graduate, part-time undergraduate, and law students have the option to purchase a membership each quarter/semester enrolled.

  •  A valid DePaul student ID is required. 
  • Students enrolled in the spring quarter/semester have the option of purchasing a summer membership even without summer enrollment. 
Student Membership Quarter Access Dates
  • Winter quarter access dates are January 2 - March 26, 2023
Loop Fitness Center and Studio Access:   The Loop Fitness Center is open an available for swipe ID access by DePaul students, faculty and staff.  DePaul students must be enrolled in a minimum of one class during the current academic quarter to gain access to this space in the Loop CDM Building during building hours.  A membership to The Ray does not include Loop Fitness Center and Studio usage.
 
 
Law Student Membership Semester Access Dates
  • Summer semester memberships expire Monday, August 29
  • Fall semester access dates are Monday, August 15, 2022 -Monday, January 16, 2023
 
 

Student Membership Rates

  Quarterly Summer Single Entry
Part Time Undergraduate (fall/winter/spring: <12 hrs; summer <8 hrs) $88 $44 $7
Graduate Student $88 $44 $7
Quarterly Student Spouse or SDA $88 $44 NA
Dependent (age 16-22) $88 $44 NA
Law Student (semester) $130 $44 $7
Law Student Spouse or SDA (semester) $130 $44 NA

Self-sponsored single entry passes are available to part-time, graduate, and law students for $7.  A valid DePaul student ID is required for entrance.

The alumni rate is available to DePaul University graduates. Proof of graduation (DePaul University alumni card, diploma, or transcripts) is required at time of joining. Recent graduates receive the recent alumni rate for the first year if they join within 12 months of their graduation date; proof of graduation must have date of conferral. 

Alumni Membership Rates

  Monthly EFT* Annual Rate** Single Entry***
DePaul Alumni $50 $600 $15
Spouse $50 $600 NA
Dependent (Age 16-22) $50 $600 NA
Recent Alumni $35 $420 $15
**Annual memberships must be paid in full at time of joining.  
 
***Alumni may self-sponsor for $15 a visit. Proof of graduation and photo ID required. 

Not a DePaul student but living in the Lincoln Park area? Join us at The Ray.

You may purchase a Visiting Student membership and take advantage of all the facilities the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center has to offer. Your membership will provide access to our fitness classes, cardio and weight equipment, indoor track and pool, racquetball courts, Atrium games like ping pong, foosball, and pop-a-shot as well as the basketball/volleyball/badminton courts. If you're living in or near Lincoln Park, this is the place for you!

To qualify for a fall or winter/spring membership, visiting students must present a valid student ID from their college or university and proof of enrollment for that semester. To qualify for a summer membership, visiting students need to present a valid student ID from their college or university. 

Rosalind Franklin students qualify for the DePaul voluntary student rate.

Visiting Student Membership Rates (non-refundable membership)

Facility Access Dates  

Winter: January 2, 2023 -  March 26, 2023

$185

 

  • Children under 16: 
    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times while in the facility.
    • While DePaul is in academic session, children's access is limited to Monday - Thursday, 9 am - Noon and Friday/Saturday/Sunday, all open hours. 
    • During DePaul academic breaks (summer months and spring / winter breaks), children accompanied by adult members are allowed the same access as their adult guardians. 
    • (For instance, during academic breaks, children of Blue Members may access the facility during Blue Member hours).
    • See Children's Policies for further information about children under 16. 

Interested in giving the gift of wellness? Gift cards can be purchased in any denomination and be used for membership, classes, personal training, nutritional counseling, outdoor rentals or trips and pro-shop items! All gift cards are non-refundable. For more information contact Membership Services at campusrecreation@depaul.edu

If you would like to cancel your membership, please complete the cancellation request form. Cancellation forms must be received by the 15th of your final month of use so that you will not be charged at the beginning of the next month. Cancellations received after the 15th WILL be charged the following month and billing will be then be discontinued. See Membership Policies for full cancellation information.

  • Cancellations made within the first six months of the join date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee.
  • A $50 reactivation fee will be charged in place of the initiation fee if a member decides to reactivate their membership.  

Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release from Liability

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