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Membership to the Herbert Wellness Center is open to the University of Miami community and their spouses and dependents.

Membership to the Herbert Wellness Center is open to University students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, Board of Trustees, Citizens Board members, and their spouses and dependents.

Ready to Join?

Visit the sales office located on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center. The sales office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is closed on official University holidays.

If the sales office is closed, please sign-in and pay as a guest at the front desk. We will credit up to three guest pass fees towards the purchase of your membership, provided you join within seven days of purchasing the guest pass(es). Membership begins from the first guest pass's date of purchase.

Membership Verification

You must be able to prove eligibility based on your membership category:

  • Employee: Full- and part-time regular UM faculty and staff. Adjunct faculty must provide a letter from their department chair or dean verifying current teaching status. Current UM ‘Cane Card required.
  • Alumni: UM graduate or member of the UM Alumni Association (UMAA). Must have completed 15 credits at UM to join the UMAA. Copy of UM diploma or UM Alumni Association membership card and a photo ID required.
  • Recent Alumni: Receive a special membership rate for the 12-month period following the date of graduation. Copy of UM diploma or UM Alumni Association membership card and a photo ID required.
  • Trustee/Citizens Board: Member of the UM Board of Trustees or Citizens Board. Current UM 'Cane Card or Citizens Board membership card and a photo ID required.
  • Retiree: Retired UM employee or professor emeritus with a valid UM retiree ‘Cane Card.
  • Spouse/Domestic Partner: Legal spouse of a University student, faculty, staff, retiree, alumnus, trustee, or Citizens Board member. Photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, is required. If the last name is not the same as the primary member, then a copy of the marriage certificate is required. Domestic partners may also join by completing a Verification of Domestic Partnership form at the Sales Office. Photo ID is required. Individual memberships must be purchased before a spouse or domestic partner can join.
  • Dependent: Unmarried dependent children 26 years of age or younger who are financially dependent and living at home or away at school. Note: children under 13 years of age must enter and remain with the parent or guardian while in the center. Children under 16 years of age are not allowed in the fitness room. Birth certificate, driver’s license, or state of Florida ID card required. If dependent child’s last name is not the same as the primary member, then a copy of the member’s marriage certificate or court papers proving adoption or legal guardianship is also required.
  • Member +1: Individual member and a spouse or dependent as defined above.
  • Family Membership: Families consisting of three or more qualifying individuals may purchase this membership.

Note: Misrepresenting your affiliation with the University of Miami to obtain membership will result in immediate termination of membership without refund.

Guest Policy

Students can purchase a one-day guest pass at least one day in advance for $5. All other members can purchase a one-day guest pass for $10. Non-Student members may go to the sales office and purchase 10 or more guest passes at the reduced rate of $7.50 each. Anyone who is a non-member, but who is eligible for membership, may still buy a single day pass for themselves at the $10 rate.


UM students and full-time employees, along with their spouses and dependents, who have membership to the Herbert Wellness Center also have access to the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Note: Faculty and staff of the Miller School of Medicine must join the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center at the Miller School of Medicine but have membership reciprocity at the Herbert Wellness Center. Fee-based programs and services are not transferable between facilities.

Student Membership Information

University of Miami students who are registered for at least one credit during the semester are eligible for membership to the Herbert Wellness Center . The fee varies each academic year.

The Herbert Wellness Center fee is mandatory for full-time undergraduate, MD and day law students. The fee is automatically charged to full-time graduate students. Graduate students who would like to waive the fee must do so through CaneLink prior to the deadline posted in CaneLink (varies per semester). Fee waivers will not be processed for graduate students who fail to meet the waiver deadline. Part-time students may elect to have the Herbert Wellness Center fee charged to their student account via CaneLink.


Member agrees and understands that cancellation requests must be received by the Customer Service Manager at least 30 days in advance. Additional deductions may be required to fulfill the member’s financial obligation to the Herbert Wellness Center.

Non-Member Classes & Programs

Although membership to the Herbert Wellness Center is not open to the general public, there are a variety of programs and services that are available to everyone. View program-specific information for additional details.