When University of Maine System employees consider their options in pursuing a healthier and happier lifestyle, taking advantage of campus recreation center facilities is a great approach to keep in mind.
Did you know that eligible employees are entitled to visit any UMS campus recreation center?
That’s right, subject to eligibility, campus recreation is a
super option in planning personal wellness.
If you are interested in taking advantage, there are
slight differences in the process that may vary from campus
Here is a handy list of contacts and directions to make
your decision to check out a recreation center that much easier!
UM – UM employees & family members are invited to visit their
New Balance Recreation and Fitness Center in Orono and can get
more information at either the online information site or from their
Office of Human Resources. Please contact:
Anne Marie Michaud
UMA – Employees are invited to visit their campus UMA or UMA-Bangor Fitness Center and for details may contact their Office of Human Resources. Please contact:
UMF – The Office of Human Resources at UMF will issue paper vouchers that can be taken to the UMF Fitness Center. The fitness center will then issue a scan card to the employee and eligible family members. Please contact:
UMFK – The Office of Human Resources at UMFK will issue paper vouchers for the Sports Center. Please contact:
UMM – All staff/faculty members must complete a membership form and a risk/release form in order to access the Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center. Please contact:
UMPI – The Office of Human Resources will issue paper vouchers, one each for all eligible employees and family members. Gentile Hall will then create membership I.D. cards upon receipt of the voucher. Paper vouchers will be retained by employees in case they visit other recreation facilities across the system. Please contact:
USM - Employees may present a valid I.D. and gain admission to Sullivan Gym or Costello Gym.
Frequently Asked Questions
Note: Fitness center visits are subject to individual facility rules such as age limits and hours of operation.
Q. I am an employee with a family member covered by the medical plan however they are also an enrolled student who is being charged a fee for the fitness center each semester. Can that fee be waived?
A. No, the student fees cannot be waived.
Q. What happens if the employee loses their voucher and wants a replacement?
A. Issue another voucher if the employee is eligible (since there is an unlimited number).
Q. Can vouchers be used in conjunction with wellness hours (paid time off for wellness activities
per union contract)?
A. No, vouchers can only be used outside normal work schedule.
Q. Will laid off employees be eligible for vouchers?
A. No, vouchers should only be issued to employees whose payroll status is Active or Leave. Vouchers issued while the employee was Active are valid and can be used at the fitness facility.