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Fitness Center Memberships

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Fitness Center Memberships

Registration

Student on a treadmill at Gassett Fitness Center

All individuals interested in using the Gassett Fitness Center must complete the registration form and pay any applicable fees (faculty, staff, faculty/staff spouse, alumni and community). Your Clipper Card or Gassett ID Card will provide you with facility access and you must present it at each visit to the fitness center. Registration forms and payment can be submitted to the front desk of the Gassett Fitness Center during any operational hour, at which time your ID will be activated for your membership.

Member Benefits

The benefits of a Gassett Fitness Center Membership include:

  • Entry into the Gassett Fitness Center during regular building hours
  • Options for:
    • Group Exercise class participation
    • Batting Cage (when not in use by in-season varsity athletic teams)
    • Recreational Swim
    • Intramural and Club Sports
    • Participation in open recreation activities including pick-up basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and more!
    • Reduced prices on instructional programs
    • Use of the locker rooms (daily use, no rentals)
    • Equipment checkout
    • Special events and incentive programs
    • Sponsorship of guests (2 per visit per day; $10 guest fee per guest)

Insurance Reimbursement

Many employer sponsored health plans provide a fitness rebate for your fitness center membership. Please see individual plans for eligibility requirements. Members are responsible for completing any fitness rebate forms provided by their insurance carrier. The Gassett Fitness Center will provide proof of fitness center membership and proof of payment. Please complete the insurance reimbursement form and submit to Kelly Janos.

Past year reimbursement request forms can be downloaded here.

Membership Categories

The Gassett Fitness Center offers numerous membership categories. All memberships are subject to proof of affiliation, confirmation of employment, or proof of enrollment.

Student Memberships (No Charge)

All undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students taking at least one class per semester and paying student fees are eligible to utilize the Gassett Fitness Center. No additional membership fee is charged.

Faculty and Staff Memberships 

Gassett Fitness Center memberships are available for purchase by Salem State University full-time and part-time faculty and staff.

Faculty and Staff Tier 1 (Annual Salary below $40,000): Annual Membership $100

Faculty and Staff Tier 2 (Annual Salary between $40,000 - $75,000): Annual Membership $150

Faculty and Staff Tier 3 (Annual Salary between $75,001 - $99,999): Annual Membership $200

Faculty and Staff Tier 4 (Annual Salary $100,000 and above): Annual Membership $250

The following Salem State University employees are eligible for a faculty/staff membership: Non-Unit Professionals (NUP), Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA, faculty union), Association of Professional Administrators (APA, administrators' union), Non-Unit Classified (NUC), Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME, classified staff union), Contractors (C09), DGCE Adjunct Faculty (C01), and Day Visiting Lecturers (C01).

Spouse of SSU Faculty and Staff Memberships (Tier Pricing Included Above)

Gassett Fitness Center memberships are available for purchase by the spouse of eligible Salem State University full-time and part-time faculty and staff. The full or part-time faculty or staff member at SSU must have a current Gassett Fitness Center membership before his/her spouse can purchase their membership. The spouse membership rate is based on the salary tier of the primary member (see pricing above). If the primary member stops his/her membership, the spouse membership will also end. Spouse members will receive a Gassett ID card, parking pass and pool pass.

Faculty/Staff Student (No Charge)

Any faculty or staff member currently registered for at least one class in the current semester and paying student fees is eligible. Memberships will expire at the end of every semester and will be renewed each semester that classes are taken.

Affiliate Memberships

Alumni Membership ($500/year)
Anyone that has graduated from Salem State University is eligible for an alumni membership. There is a one-time fee required; no monthly payment options are available. We accept payment via credit card or check (made payable to Salem State University).

Community Membership ($500/year)
Anyone living in the local community is eligible for a community membership. There is a one-time fee required; no monthly payment options are available. We accept payment via credit card or check (made payable to Salem State University). 

Visiting Scholar Membership ($50/semester)
Anyone teaching at Salem State for a period of time as a visiting lecturer/scholar is eligible to purchase this membership on a semester basis.

Summer Memberships

College Student Summer Membership ($75)
All students from other colleges and universities that live locally are eligible for a summer membership. Valid college/university ID is required to purchase this membership. Memberships expire on 8/31.

Conference Guest Membership ($10/day or $25/week)
Conference guests can purchase fitness center memberships during their stay.  All individuals interested in using the Gassett Fitness Center must be at least 18 years of age, complete the registration form, and pay any applicable fees.  University issued ClipperCard will provide facility access and it must be presented at each visit to the fitness center.  A photo ID will be required at the time of registration.

Recent Grad Summer Membership ($75)
Any Salem State University graduating senior that was registered for classes during the most recent spring semester and graduated in the spring of the current year is eligible to purchase our recent grad summer membership. Memberships expire on 8/31.

Student Summer Membership
Any student that has not graduated and was enrolled in the previous spring semester and upcoming fall semester, or, is enrolled in summer classes (session I and/or II), or, is enrolled in the upcoming fall semester, may use the fitness center at no charge during the summer.

Summer Only Faculty/Staff Membership ($75)
All full-time and part-time faculty and staff that are eligible for a membership during the year are eligible for a summer only membership. When the summer membership expires (8/31), individuals will have the opportunity to extend their membership for the remainder of the year by paying the balance owed based on their tier status. 

Membership Periods

Access to the Gassett Fitness Center is based on the following semester schedule:

Spring Semester: January 1-May 31
Summer Semester: Day after graduation-August 31
Fall Semester: September 1-December 31

Any student who is registered for classes for the current semester is eligible based on the dates above. During the summer, student memberships are given to those who were registered for the previous spring semester (have not graduated) and are registered for the upcoming fall semester, or, are currently registered for summer classes (session I and/or II), or, are registered for the upcoming fall semester. For incoming students, facility access begins following orientation with successful completion of the registration form and a valid ClipperCard.

All fee based memberships are on an annual basis only (with the exception of our summer only membership options). All memberships are for one calendar year and will expire one year from the issue date.

Faculty and staff registered for classes during the current semester will not be charged while they are enrolled in classes if paying student fees. The same student expiration dates and enrollment policies apply as listed above.

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