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Welcome to OPERS!  We hope you enjoy our wonderful facilities and variety of programs.  To get the most out of your experience, please read this page for details about resources. 

Facilities Available:  50-meter pool, 0.5 mile track, Wellness Center, East Gym, dance and martial arts studios, racquetball courts, West Field House Fitness Center, tennis courts and outdoor volleyball and basketball courts.

Facility Hours and Calendar:  Our facility hours vary during the year based on the academic schedule.  Please visit the the Facilities Hours web page.

Parking: For information on parking and alternative transporation options, please see the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) website.

Lockers: Day use lockers are available.  Please bring your own lock.  All day use lockers are cleaned out daily.  If you want a locker for the quarter or for the year please visit the facility service counter for more information. The long term lockers are cleaned out at the end of the last quarter assigned and you will be billed for any missing or unreturned item.

Personal Fitness Training & Fitness Testing:  Do you desire a personalized fitness program or want to establish your baseline fitness level?  Fitness professionals are available to design custom programs based on your needs, limitations and aspirations.  To learn more, please visit:

Recreation Program:  We offer a variety of fun and exciting trips and classes each quarter ranging from surfing and kayaking to cooking, wine tasting and guitar.  As a member, you can participate in any offering if space is available (Enrolled UCSC students have priority.). Please visit:

Physical Education:  P.E. classes provide expert instruction in a variety of disciplines from dance, fitness, tennis and basketball to SCUBA, sailing and yoga.  With your membership you can join P.E. classes if space is available. (Enrolled UCSC students have priority.)  To enroll, just show up at the first class meeting and check with the instructor to receive permission to audit.  Please visit for more information or search the current class schedule online.

Intramural Sports:  Intramural Sports is one of the oldest programs in existence at UCSC. The motto "Friendship through Competition" reflects the general spirit of fair play. The program offerings vary with each quarter, so check the quarterly Recreation Guide for specifics. This program is open to all members space permitting.

Cancellations, Refunds and Lost Cards: There is a $30.00 cancellation fee.  Refunds take 2 - 3 weeks after you submit the proper paperwork. Refunds are granted only in extreme cases and will take 3 – 4 weeks or longer, after the proper paperwork is submitted.

Replacement card fee for lost cards is $15.00