Member Services

Membership Eligibility

MIT Student

All MIT undergraduate/graduate students who have paid tuition and student life activity fees for the current academic year.  Students must obtain a valid ID at the MIT Card Office.

Wellesley Student

Wellesley College undergraduate students who have paid tuition for the current semester and have a valid student ID obtained at the MIT card office.

Cross-Registered Student

Any student from another college simultaneously registered for class(es) at MIT for the current semester. Must obtain a valid I.D at the MIT card office.

MIT Faculty/Staff

A current MIT employee with verifying identification, including Whitehead Institute and Lincoln Laboratory staff.

MIT Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows also qualify. MIT Postdoctoral Fellows require an authentication letter. Please follow this link for more information on how to obtain the required authentication letter from the Office of the VPR/Postdoctoral Affairs.

MIT Faculty/Staff Bike Commuter Membership

This membership is designated for MIT Employees that bike to work.  Bike Commuter members have access to the Zesiger Center from 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Monday - Friday for an early morning workout and/or shower.

MIT Alumnus/ae

Any MIT graduate. Must obtain an MIT Alumni card at the MIT Card Office.

MIT Affiliate

An "Affiliate" is defined as a member of the MIT Community who is not a regular employee, student, alumni, or spouse/partner of an MIT Community member. Examples include contractors, vendors, and next source employees.

Friends of MIT

Any adult, 18 years-of-age or older, who does not have current MIT affiliation through other membership categories.

Retirees of MIT

Any adult retired from MIT with 10 years of service and is receiving benefits is eligible for Faculty/Staff membership rate. Must have valid retiree I.D. obtained at the MIT Card Office.

Family Member

Any individual who is a spouse/partner of the MIT affiliate and dependents under 18 years of age or under the age of 23 with a valid student ID.  A spouse/partner must provide proof of the same residence as the primary member (a valid driver’s license/lease with both names). Spouses/partners of MIT faculty or staff and students must go to the MIT card office to obtain their spousal cards. Please click button below for youth policies. Parent/guardian of children must supervise minor family members in the same activity area during youth access hours.  

Temporary Pass Categories and Definitions

Student – Any student with a valid student ID issued from U.S. School.

Affiliate vs. Non-Affiliate – For temporary passes, an "MIT Affiliate" is defined as an MIT Student, MIT Faculty/Staff, Alumnus/a, spouse of one of the preceding, and Wellesley Student or Cross-Registered Student.

MIT Card Office – You will find the MIT Card office in the basement of the Stratton Center (W20-021). The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Facility Hours (Full List Here)

Zesiger Center
Mon - Fri: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:  7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun:  9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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

Holiday Hours
Wednesday, Dec 24th
Z Center: 6 am - 5 pm
A/W: 11:45 am - 5 pm

Thursday, Dec 25th - Friday, Dec 26th
Z Center: CLOSED

Saturday, Dec 27th - Tuesday, Dec 30th
Z Center: 9 am - 4 pm Sat/Sun
6 am - 9 pm Mon/Tu
11:45 am - 7 pm Mon/Tu

Wednesday, Dec 31st
Z Center: 6 am - 5 pm
A/W: 11:45 am - 5 pm

Thursday, Jan 1st - Friday, Jan 2nd
Z Center: CLOSED

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