About Us

Awards and Recreation Advisory Committee

Zesiger Member of the Month

Ifran Bulu

Where are you originally from?

I am originally from Turkey

What brought you to MITRecSports?

I injured my knee two years ago while running. I was looking for a less strenuous form of exercise, and swimming was a good fit. MITRecSports has great facilities and instructors. My personal goal is to become a long distance swimmer.

How long have you been a member of MITRecSports?

I have been a member for more than a year

What is your favorite aspect of the Alumni or Zesiger Center?

Besides excellent facilities, I really enjoy the community feel at Z-center

What do you like to do for fun?

In addition to swimming, I enjoy hiking and kayaking.

Who or what inspires you?

I find the story of legendary long distance swimmer Shelley Taylor Smith very inspiring. Despite many challenges, she accomplished great feats in swimming.

What tip would you give to others who utilize MITRecSports?

There is a great community at MITRecSports. I benefited greatly from this community.

Lifetime Fitness Award

The DAPER Lifetime Fitness Award is an award which recognizes MIT members for their contributions, hard work and dedication to athletics, physical education and recreation.  The criteria for this award include 20 years of involvement in personal fitness as a DAPER member and regular user and other various contributions to DAPER such as committees, teaching, assisting with teams, etc. MIT community makes nominations. To nominate an individual, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The award is given out at the Alumni and Zesiger Anniversary celebration.


2013- Christine Pizer

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Annual Awards

Aquatic Member of the Year

In recognition of dedication to the Aquatics program and contribution to the MIT Recreation. Presented annually, voted on by employees awarded at the Zesiger/Alumni Anniversary celebration.

2013 Recipient-Liz Barnes

Fitness Member of the Year

In recognition of contribution to MIT Recreation and dedication to health and wellness. Presented annually, voted on by employees and awarded at the Zesiger/Alumni Anniversary celebration.

2013 Recipient- Vicky Palay

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Recreation Advisory Committee


James (JC) Cheng, Alumnus Dennis Jillson, Staff
Phil Alexander, Faculty Todd Billings, Staff
Alec Anderson, Undergraduate Student Tuka Al Hanai, Graduate Student

To contact the committee for information or questions email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The purpose of the Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC) is to provide input and/or advice to DAPER Administration concerning facility operations, programs, and activities as they relate to Recreational Sports programs, informal recreation and DAPER membership services.

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Facility Hours (Full List Here)

Summer Hours 6/8 - 8/14
Zesiger Center
Mon - Fri: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun:  11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Alumni/Wang Center
Mon - Fri: 11:45 am - 9:00 pm

Independence Day Weekend
July 3: CLOSED
July 4: CLOSED
July 5: ZCenter: 9am - 4pm A/W: CLOSED

Quick Schedule Links:

Swimming Pools

Open Recreation (Courts,Track, Fields)

Johnson Ice Rink

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