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.

    Summer Hours 

    Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Saturday - Sunday  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    (Closed weekends from June 1 - June 9)

    Closed Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth

    Closed Thursday, July 4 

    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:

    2024 Pricing Begins June 16!

    Pass Type Fee
    Student Membership Info (includes all Campus Rec programs) Click here

    Multi Visit Pass


    10 Visits - $95 

    25 Visits - $210 

    50 Visits - $315 


    $55 per month 
    $575 per year 

    Adult Monthly

    Adult Annual

    $55 per month 

    $610 per year 

    Daily pass  $15 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. You must be 18 years or older to workout at the HRC.

    Access to the Outdoor Pool and Indoor Pool are not included with a Monthly/Annual membership or part-time student pass.

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

    Daily Passes 

    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, payment options are available. 

    • 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 

    Cigna Reimbursement Form

    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 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 - Nonrefundable/nontransferable. Reminder expires 30 days from date of purchase.

    Annual Memberships or Semester Memberships – Nonrefundable.  Reminder expires 365 days from date of purchase.

    Seasonal Memberships – No Refunds. Reminder expires at duration of the season.

    MVP or Multi-Visit Passes - No refunds.  Reminder expires 365 days from date of purchase.

    Refunds for extenuating circumstances will be considered but not guaranteed by the Coordinator of Member Services. Requests must be submitted via email during the valid time of membership, not after expiration.

    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.