MIT Recreation and DAPER are excited to welcome on-campus residents back to the indoor and outdoor facilities. In order to provide the safest experience possible, DAPER is following federal, state, local, and MIT Medical health and safety guidelines. Only students, staff, and faculty living on campus and graduate students granted access to campus through Covid Pass and an active membership may access DAPER facilities.
The following facilities will open on September 8: Zesiger Center; Johnson Athletic Center; Alumni Pool/Wang Fitness Center; DuPont Tennis Courts; J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble; Steinbrenner Stadium; Jack Barry Field; Sailing Pavilion; Sherie and Don (1961) Morrison Track; and DuPont Gym.
Click here for operating hours, which are subject to change. Please visit www.mitrecsports.com for more information.
Please remember that all students are responsible for bringing their own face coverings, their MIT ID, a towel, water bottle, and personal sports equipment (e.g., tennis racquet or soccer ball). When visiting any recreation facility, students should follow posted rules, venue occupancy limits, new reservation requirements, and guidance provided by the MIT Recreation staff. Towel services and equipment checkout will be suspended for the fall semester, and locker rooms will remain closed except to swimmers, who will be able to shower before and after their time in the pool.
Indoor Facilities. Students should arrive dressed for their workout and, once checked in, go directly to their workout venue. MIT Recreation will have the equipment appropriately spaced out to comply with physical distancing guidelines. Students are asked to leave equipment where it is and to thoroughly clean the equipment before and after use with cleaning materials provided. Once their workout is finished, students are asked to proceed directly to the exit. Additionally, Z-Center staff have stepped up general cleaning protocols to limit the potential for Covid-19 to spread through contact with equipment and in DAPER facilities.
Outdoor Facilities. Face coverings must be worn upon entry to any outdoor facility, but they may be removed temporarily when a physical distance of at least six feet can be maintained. Students should try to limit their use of restrooms and should also wash and sanitize their hands before, during, and after exercise and using equipment.