Frequently Asked Questions
The Campus Club is back in business as of January 21, 2003. Many rules of the Club remain the same. We are also implementing many changes directed by the Board of Directors. This FAQ section evolves as we learn of frequent questions from members and prospective members.
Do I have to be a member to use Campus Club services?
Yes. You may also come as a guest of a member. The Club makes it easy to bring guests. We can waive this requirement under special circumstances. Please call Phil Platt, Marketing & Membership Director at 612-625-1442.
Do I have to be a member to reserve a room or book an event at the Campus Club?
Yes. Please use the web-based event request system. You may browse events, find available space and even create an account to request event space. You will find it here. A close friend or colleague may also act as your sponsor.
Who is eligible to become a member and what are dues?
Any individual or organization with a relationship to the University of Minnesota is eligible to become a member. The Campus Club has many categories of membership. Dues are paid annually. University employees are encouraged to pay dues through payroll deduction. For more information visit the "Becoming a Member" section.
Is there a special membership offer for University employees?
Yes. You can take advantage of a Special Membership Offer. Click here for details. Memberships at this special level must use payroll deduction for 1st year dues. The first six months are free. After that $7.85 is deducted from each paycheck.
How do I become a member of the Campus Club?
You have 4 choices. In all cases you must provide contact information and a method of payment. Departments and Corporations should contact Phil Platt @ 612-625-1442.
In person at the Club:
Complete your membership application and give it, with arrangement for payment of your annual dues, to Campus Club staff.
Via the U. S. Postal Service or Campus Mail:
Send your completed membership application, with all contact information and payment details to Campus Club, 403 Coffman Union, 400 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis MN 55455.
You can join online in the "Becoming a Member" section. Please read the Membership Agreement. Then complete and submit the form. If you plan to use payroll deduction, you will need your University payroll ID number, which is on your check stubs.
Call Phil Platt, the Campus Club Marketing & Membership Director at 612-625-1442. It does not take long to enter your contact information and payment details.
How can I pay for my annual Campus Club membership?
We prefer that you choose payroll deduction if you are a University employee. It is easier for you and for the Club. If you choose payroll deduction, you pay only $7.66 per pay period.
If you are a University employee and are taking advantage of the Special Membership Offer, you must use payroll deduction.
You may also pay the entire amount with a personal check or your personal credit card, unless you are a University employee taking advantage of the Special Membership Offer.
Departments will be billed annually for their membership dues.
Should my department have a department membership?
Can I use an EFS account to pay for charges to my personal membership?
It depends. If the charges are strictly personal, you should pay for charges to your personal account with personal payments, either personal check or personal credit card. If the charges are clearly work related you may use a P card.
How do I pay for services at the Club?
Individual members have several choices.
1. You may pay as you go with cash, check, or credit card.
2. You may also charge to your account.
a. Each month you will receive a statement of charges to your account.
b. If you prefer this approach the Club highly recommends that you sign up for
Autopay. Get the form here.
c. You may pay your monthly charges with check or credit card.
You cannot use payroll deduction to pay your monthly bill.
The Payroll Office can only deduct the same amount every month.
If our department has a Department Membership, can department faculty and staff use our membership to visit the Club and pay cash or use a credit card?
Yes and No. Use of the department membership is for official approved department purposes. You must charge expenses to your department account. Then we will bill your department in its monthly statement. However, if your department is renting a room, you may pay for your own food and beverage.
How do I pay for my guest at the Club?
The Club recommends that you use your Campus Club Member Card to charge for services. If you use
for lunch or
The Bar, your guest may pay his or her own costs, as long as it is associated with your member number. Ask at the Front Desk about Guest Cards. This is a very practical way to go Dutch. See below.
Is there a limit to the number of guests I may bring?
No. But if you have not hosted more than 6 guests in the past, you may wish to call 612-626-7788 to clarify arrangements.
What are The Campus Club Guest Cards?
Guest Cards make it easier for members to bring a number of guests to the Campus Club for lunch. Just ask at the Front Desk. We will give you as many cards as you need. Simply put your number on the cards, indicate on each card whether you are charging this to your personal account or whether your guest is paying. Give the card to your guest, who will relinquish it to the cashier. If you regularly bring guests to the Club, take some cards with you so your next visit will be easier.
Can I get a second card for my spouse?
Of course. Second cards for spouses or domestic partners are available at no cost. All charges go to the original member account. These are not intended for other family members such as mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins, etc. Exceptions may be made in special circumstances. Ask Phil Platt, Marketing and Membership Director.
Do I need to bring my Campus Club Member Card every time I use the Club?
We recommend it. But if you forget it, we can always look up your number and issue you a temporary card. If come often enough we will know your number.
What if I lose my Campus Club Member Card?
Tell Phil you need a new one. There is no charge for the first replacement. It normally takes no more than 7 days to get a replacement card. If you use the Club before you get your replacement card, we can issue you a temporary card which works just as well.
Where can I learn about Clubs with reciprocal privileges?
The Campus Club is a member of the ACUC (Association of College & University Clubs). If you have occasion to visit one of these clubs, ask Phil Platt for an ACUC card. There is no charge. Here is their website with the list of clubs:
Can I pay for services with cash or check or credit card at the Club?
The Club prefers that you use your Member Card to charge to your account. If you forget your card we can look up your member number in our files. This relates to a ruling from the IRS regarding our tax-exempt status. However you may also pay with cash or check or credit card.