Fee Descriptions

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Activity Fee

The Activity Fee entitles students to receive an identification card, which is their required identification card for various campus uses such as student elections, use of certain University facilities, free admission to many University-sponsored events, and the Ibis yearbook. The Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC), an all-student committee, recommends allocation from this fee to the University's administration. The funds generated by this fee are used to support the availability of a wide range of programs, services, facilities and organizations including the University Center, student activities, campus sports, major events, e.g.,Homecoming and Carni Gras, various forms of entertainment, major concerts, student publications, student radio station, and student government.

Athletic Fee

The Athletic Fee entitles students to attend assigned home games for football, baseball, basketball and intercollegiate contests. Free transportation is included for events held at the Sun Life Stadium.

Health and Counseling Center Fee

The Health & Counseling Centers Fee, a mandatory fee for all students (undergraduate, graduate, and law) regardless of credit load, allows for primary medical care physician/ nursing services, 24 hour on-call services, health counseling and community outreach/public health initiatives at the Student Health Service, and individual and group counseling, substance abuse and other addiction programs, crisis intervention, case management, and mental health education and other outreach programs at the Counseling Center.

Wellness Center Fee

The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center Fee entitles students to use the 114,000 square-foot center which includes a 10,000 square-foot fitness room, six racquetball courts, two squash courts, indoor lap pool, two gymnasiums for basketball, volleyball, badminton, floor hockey and soccer, jogging track, aerobics and martial arts room, health juice bar lounge and locker and shower rooms. The center also has a Wellness Suite consisting of a computer resource library, human performance lab, instructional kitchen, classrooms, medical area and conference room. Additionally, the center is adjacent to an outdoor courtyard and four outdoor basketball/ volleyball courts. The fee also includes basic aerobic classes, sports tournaments and informal recreation programs. The facility will generally be open from 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Student Center Fee

Provides funding for the Student Activities Center built on the site of the old Rathskeller and also renovations and upgrades to the existing Whitten University Center. Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Students proposed and approved a referendum on this fee in 2006 to support new meeting rooms, student organization office spaces, retail options, and a new Rathskeller. A student-chaired Student Center Advisory Board is charged with considering hours, policies, and direction for the complex to ensure that student organizations and individual students have priority use of the facility for their meetings and programming. The 119,000-square-foot Student Activities Center and the renovated University Center are joined by a new patio and performance stage to create a student center complex capable of meeting the needs of all UM students.