Hamel Recreation Center

Hamel Recreation Center
Hamel Recreation Center


    Hamel Recreation Center (HRC) is a 158,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with 18,000-square-foot of fitness space located in the heart of campus. It boasts multi-activity courts and exercise, yoga and cycling studios. Make the climb on the 850-square-foot bouldering wall, or enjoy classic court sports on one of three wood floor courts, two racquetball courts and an international squash court. Cooking classes take place in the Demonstration Kitchen, part of UNH's Health & Wellness satellite office, Thrive.

    Fall semester hours

    Monday- Thursday 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Saturday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Sunday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    Fall semester hours

    October 10 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Hamel Recreation Center
    5 Edgewood Road 
    Durham, NH 03824

    Important Information

    With more than 18,000 square feet of fitness space in spread over five locations, Hamel Rec offers something for everyone. Facilities include:

    Pass Type Fee
    Full time student Part of mandatory fees
    Part time, matriculating student
    (less than 5 credit hours)
    $340 per semester
    Continuing Education $340 per semester
    Student spouse (Unavailable due to COVID-19) $100 per semester

    Multi Visit Pass

    (Available for active UNH Students, staff & faculty)

    10 Visits - $80

    25 Visits - $175

    50 Visits - $300

    Faculty/Staff (benefits eligible) $41.50 per month
    $498 per year
    Adult community (Unavailable due to COVID-19) $44.50 per month
    Daily pass (Unavailable due to COVID-19) $11 per visit

    What's included?

    Each membership purchased includes entry to the Hamel Recreation Center (HRC). Members have full access to the facility including use of Group Exercise Classes, Basketball Courts, Bouldering Wall, Fitness Areas, Racquetball, Squash, Multi-Purpose Courts, Demonstration Kitchen, and Health & Wellness space.

    Access to the Outdoor Pool and Indoor Pool are not included with a community member, part-time student, or student spouse pass.

    Faculty/staff have access to the indoor pool and Mendums pond.

    Daily Passes (Unavailable due to COVID-19)

    Daily Passes can be purchased at the front desk and are valid for the whole day issued. You must be 18 years or older to purchase pass. Day Passes are non-refundable.

    Faculty/Staff Membership 

    To qualify for the Faculty/Staff discount, two payment options are available. 

    • Payroll Deduction Option - members may have their membership dues deducted from their bi-weekly or monthly UNH paycheck. In order to sign-up for payroll deduction, fill out necessary paperwork at the HRC.
    • Annual Option - members can pay for an annual membership that starts at the date of purchase. Just go to the Welcome Center at the HRC to sign up.

    CIGNA Reimbursements 

    If you need more benefits information contact Human Resources.

    Faculty/Staff use their UNH ID's to gain entry to the HRC.

    Part-Time Students & Student Spouses 

    Passes for part-time students and student spouses (unavailable due to COVID-19) are sold by the semester. The cost of the pass is not pro-rated during the semester. Passes cannot be refunded, cancelled or transferred.

    Please Note: ID's are required to enter the Hamel Recreation Center.  
    Students and faculty/staff use their UNH ID's to gain entry. All other members will be issued a Campus Recreation pass upon purchase. 

    Refund Policy

    Monthly Membership - No refunds. Membership cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Campus Recreation to the Coordinator of Member Services by the 15th of the current month to take effect the following month. All cancellation requests will be confirmed by email with the membership end date by the Member Services Coordinator. Memberships will remain active until the end of the month that said cancellation was requested, thus all policies will be applicable until the confirmed membership end date. There will be no refunds for current or prior months regardless of use of membership. 

    Annual Memberships or Semester Memberships – No refunds.  May be eligible for prorated refunds for special circumstances only (medical, leaving UNH employment).  Requests must be submitted in writing to Campus Recreation to the Coordinator of Member Services for consideration. There will be no refunds for current or prior months regardless of use of membership.  

    Seasonal Memberships – No Refunds (Student Summer Pass, OP Memberships, Mendums). 

    MVP or Multi-Visit Passes - No refunds.  

    Hamel Recreation Center Policies

    Policies have been established by the University of New Hampshire Campus Recreation department for the Hamel Recreation Center (HRC) to ensure fair and consistent treatment of all participants. Questions about policies should be directed to a Campus Recreation staff member. It is each participant’s responsibility to read and understand all policies related to the facilities and programs.

    Hamel Rec policIES HANDBOOK

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    Questions? Campus Recreation would be happy to help.