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Athletic/Recreation Center Alumni Membership

Need a place to work out?  Each alumni is granted a free semester to utilize the facility. After the free semester, alumni may purchase a membership. Membership fees are as low as $35 or just $220 for the entire year.

Alumni ARC members have access to such amenities as free weights, exercise equipment, intramurals; group fitness programs such as kickboxing, spinning, yoga, and Pilates; special events and personal training.

Membership Fees

Full Fall Semester - $100.00
Half Fall Semester (anytime after October 15) - $50.00
Full Spring Semester - $100.00
Half Spring Semester (anytime after March 1) - $50.00
Summer - $35.00
One Year - $220.00
Payment Methods: OneCard Funds or Check (made payable to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia).

Policies and Procedures

Please also refer Fitness Area Rules for complete guidelines.

Membership Paperwork and Sign up

In order to gain access privileges to the ARC, alumni status will be verified through the alumni office. In addition, alumni will be required to complete all necessary paperwork.

Alumni can sign up for ARC membership Monday – Friday between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.



All alumni members must have his/her membership ID to access the ARC. Due to the use of the building, access can not be granted without membership ID.

Operation Hours

Hours of operation are subject to change throughout the year. You will be notified via e-mail when changes are made.


Parking in the front or back lots of the ARC is only permitted at certain times. Violators are subject to fines if they park in the lots at anytime other than the following:

  • Monday – Friday:  5pm–10pm (7am-5pm – must use street parking: violators will be ticketed)
  • Saturday and Sunday: Anytime during operation hours
  • Mid May – Mid August:  Anytime during operation hours


Due to the limited number of lockers, only day- use lockers are permitted for alumni. Alumni may bring their own lock to use as a day-lock.


Alumni are permitted to participate in intramurals; however, only one alumni per team per intramural is permitted. Intramural sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey and volleyball.

Special Events

Throughout the year the ARC provides various special events. Alumni are permitted to enter all special events which include USciences' Got Talent, Pink-A-Thon, and Femi Memorial Tournament, etc.

Group Fitness

The ARC offers a variety of aerobic classes including kickboxing, spinning, yoga, Pilates, boot camp and more. Since the classes are limited to 30 participants (12 for spinning), current students will be given priority. The department reserves the right to ask alumni to leave the aerobics class if it is over the participation limit, but will try to accommodate all requests.  

Personal Training

The Department of Campus Recreation offers personal training for an additional fee.  Personal Training is individualized training where a certified personal trainer assists the client in learning proper form, weight training, muscular awareness and how it contributes to overall fitness. Based on the information gathered by the trainer, a personalized workout will be given to help the client reach his/her goals. To learn more about Personal Training, contact Tricia Purcell at 215-596-7392 or

Alumni Packages include:

1-3 Sessions: $24/session
4-7 Sessions: $22/session
8 Sessions: $20/session


Hours vary from day to day and time of year. Click here for hours information.


Tricia Purcell,  Director of Student Activities and Campus Recreation


Athletic and Recreation Center
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495