The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) welcomes you. Here, social interaction, regular participation in fitness and recreation and the development of community through programs and services is encouraged through the recognition of the dynamic connection between mind and body. The DAPER Recreational Sports staff embrace the culture of MIT and revel in its uniqueness. DAPER Recreational Sports staff members take pride in ingenuity, and are distinguished by a progressive style of thinking and doing.
Take a video tour of the facilities that DAPER has to offer.
Health Insurance Reimbursement
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Members must have a present or have held a previous MIT Gym membership for at least four (4) consecutive months in order to request a health insurance letter. Members of the Traditional or Flexible MIT Health Plans may be eligible for a $150 fitness reimbursement for membership or exercise classes. For more information on the Fitness Benefit program visithttp://web.mit.edu/medical/p-fitness.html Members of Blue Cross Blue Shield may be eligible for fitness reimbursement. For information, please visit the My Well-Being section of the BCBSMA website.
DAPER Membership provides access to:
Al '51 and Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center
Alumni Pool and Wang Fitness Center
duPont Athletic Center
duPont Tennis Courts and J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble
Harold W. Pierce Boathouse
Johnson Athletic Center
Lincoln Laboratories Lexington, MA
Walter C. Wood Sailing Pavilion
Facility Hours (Full List Here)
Mon - Fri: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri: 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Spring Break 3/23 - 3/27
ZCenter: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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