Design the blueprint to your fitness goals with memberships that keep you moving in the right direction.

  • Membership Enrollment Instructions
    • First-time and expired members can enroll by selecting their appropriate membership category and desired term below. If you’re a new member you will need to create an account prior to completing your enrollment. All registrations will be audited for accuracy and canceled if we find that a member is not eligible for the selected type based on their affiliation.
  • Facility Access Instructions
    •  After completing your enrollment you will have access to our facilities. If you already have an MIT ID, clearance will be added within 48 hours. Please check in with a staff member if your card does not work on your first visit.
    • If you or a related member on your account is a Spouse/Partner of an MIT Employee, Alumni, Student, or MIT Affiliate, you’re eligible to obtain an MIT ID directly from MIT’s Atlas Service Center in E17.
    • For non-MIT ID holders (e.g. Friends of MIT, Broad Institute, Draper, Ragon Institute, corporate members), our entrance desk staff can grant access until you’re able to obtain a card. You will receive a “Tim Ticket” email and text message with instructions once you’ve been approved by MIT. The Tim Ticket process may take up to 4 weeks. Please log in to your account to ensure that your mobile phone #, email address, and date of birth are correct. Incorrect, missing, and duplicate information will prevent you from obtaining an ID, each member 18 years or older should have their own contact information.

Membership Categories

MIT Student

Memberships are included in your student activity fee. That means you can participate in all Open Recreation activities at no additional cost or pay the member/student rate for Private Lessons, Group Exercise, Wellness, and Instructional Programs.

*MIT non-resident students can access DAPER’s facilities by purchasing a cross-registered/non-resident student membership.

MIT Student Family

Spread the health and well-being opportunities with your spouse/romantic partner and children when you register for our MIT Student Family membership.


Term (click to enroll) Monthly Dues
MIT Student Family 12 Months $21
6 Months $31

*The spouse/partner should create their own membership profile separate from the MIT student and obtain an ID card from MIT’s Atlas Center prior to joining.

MIT Employee/Retiree

Workout closer to where you get your work done for maximum efficiency. You will gain access to the benefits of a world-class facility, convenient services and discounted classes without traveling too far. Explore health insurance reimbursement opportunities through most health care plans for potential rebates.

Postdoc Fellows with an “Affiliate” ID require a certification letter to qualify. Please complete the letter request form and a representative will contact you.

*All 12 Month Faculty/Staff and Faculty/Staff Family memberships automatically renew at the end of the membership term.

Term (click to enroll) Monthly Dues
Faculty/Staff* 12 Months $44
6 Months $58
Faculty/Staff Family* 12 Months $69
6 Months $92
Post Doc Fellow 12 Months $44
6 Months $58
Post Doc Fellow Family 12 Months $69
6 Months $92
Whitehead Institute 12 Months $44
6 Months $58
Whitehead Inst. Family 12 Months $69
6 Months $92

*Includes Post Doc Associates & Retirees


Miss your favorite campus recreation center? No worries, graduates are eligible for our alumnus/a memberships so that you can remain social and active with our fit community for as long as you would like.

All 12 Month MIT Alum and MIT Alum Family memberships automatically renew at the end of the membership term.

Harvard Club of Boston (HCB) members are required to obtain a letter from the HCB Athletics Manager prior to registering.

Term (click to enroll) Monthly Dues
MIT Alum Individual 12 Months $62
MIT Alum Individual 6 Months $82
MIT Alum Family 12 Months $94
MIT Alum Family 6 Months $117
Harvard Club Individual 12 Months $58
Harvard Club Family 12 Months $90

*All MIT Alum 12 month memberships renew automatically at the end of the term.

MIT Affiliate, Broad Institute, Draper Labs, Ragon Institute

Participate in recreation no matter what your title is. With your MIT ID or work badge, MIT contractors and vendors are eligible to join and enjoy the use of our facilities.

Term (click to enroll) Monthly Dues
MIT Affiliate Individual* 12 Months $68
6 Months $88
MIT Affiliate Family* 12 Months $121
6 Months $160
Draper Individual 12 Months $44
6 Months $58
Draper Family 12 Months $69
6 Months $92
Broad Individual 12 Months $68
6 Months $88
Broad Family 12 Months $121
6 Months $160
Ragon Individual 12 Months $68
6 Months $88
Ragon Family 12 Months $121
6 Months $160

*All 12 Month MIT Affiliate and MIT Affiliate Family memberships automatically renew at the end of the membership term. Must provide MIT Affiliate or DLC Sponsored MIT ID to be eligible.

Friends of MIT (i.e. sponsored non-affiliates)

Get to know us, and we will show you everything you need to know about recreation. We created this membership so non-affiliates being sponsored by an MIT community member (e.g. Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Student) can stay active in our healthy and invigorating environment.

How to sign up:

  • Visit our member portal and create a profile. If you already have a profile, log in to confirm the accuracy of the information we have on file.
  • All Friends of MIT memberships require a sponsorship form. Send a completed form to prior to registration.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your sponsorship form has been approved. Afterwards, select your preferred category and term in the table below to enroll.

*12 month memberships renew automatically at the end of the term.

Term (click to enroll) Monthly Dues
Individual 12 Months $88
6 Months $116
Family 12 Months $160
6 Months $209


Cross-Registered/Non-Resident Student

As long as you are enrolled in classes, cross-registered and non-resident students are eligible to gain access to all the variety that MIT Recreation has to offer.

Term (click to enroll) Monthly Dues
Individual 12 Months $24
6 Months $33
Family 12 Months $35
6 Months $48


Bike Commuter (MIT Employees Only)

Ride in, and ride out with this limited-access membership designed specifically to add ease to your commute. If you are an MIT employee that bikes to work, stop by for an early morning workout and/or shower at The Zesiger Center, Monday-Friday 6:00am – 9:00am.

Term (click to enroll) Monthly Dues
Individual 12 Months $36
6 Months $50


Corporate Memberships

Your employer is committed to your health and well-being. Take advantage of your special subsidized rate by joining today. When creating your membership profile, please use your corporate email address to assist us in verifying your eligibility with your employer.

Term (click to enroll) Monthly Dues
Novartis Individual 12 Months $41
Novartis Family 12 Months $94
Takeda Individual 12 Months $68
Takeda Family 12 Months $121
Pfizer Individual 12 Months $43
Pfizer Family 12 Months $96
Capital One Individual 12 Months $68
Capital One Family 12 Months $121


Temporary Passes

Don’t stress about commitment if you are only in the area for a short time.

Our temporary passes give you a variety of options if you just want to drop-in, need a place to run on a rainy day, or are looking for a facility to train in while you are on vacation.

Temporary Passes


Membership Policies


To cancel your membership, a 14 day notice prior to your next billing date is necessary. If within 14 days, you will be charged a last month’s payment.

If you are canceling a membership while still under contract, a $50 cancellation fee will be collected along with a final month’s payment.

If you have an auto renew membership that is post contract, there is no fee for cancellation. A final month’s payment will be collected as scheduled if within 14 days of your billing date.

Members that cancel due to leaving their position at MIT, a relocation of 25 miles or more away from MIT or due to a medical reason may cancel without penalty. Proper documentation must be provided to waive the $50 cancellation fee. Documentation must contain proof of relocation, change in employment status or medical reason (change of address form, job acceptance letter, utility bill, doctor’s note, etc.), documentation can be submitted during the MEMBERSHIP CHANGE FORM submission process. If proof is not provided, a $50 cancellation fee will be applied in addition to a final month’s payment.



You or your estate may also cancel this contract for any of the following reasons: (a) if upon a doctor’s order, you cannot physically or medically receive the services because of significant physical or medical disability for a period in excess of three months; (b) in case of your death; (c) If the health club services to be provided under this contract are not available because the seller fails to open a planned health club or location, permanently discontinues operation of a health club or location, or substantially changes the operation of a health club or location (d) If you move either your residence or your place of employment more than twenty-five miles from any health club operated by the seller or a substantially similar health club which will accept the seller’s obligation under the contract

Family Eligibility

Family membership eligibility includes one spouse or romantic partner and dependents under 18 years old. Children ages 18 – 22 are eligible by providing a valid student ID. Please note that our facility has limited youth access hours. During the Academic Year, youth under the age of 18 years old are not permitted to access the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Anyone under the age of 18 must be with a guardian at all times.

Membership Holds

Members are allowed to make two hold requests per year in monthly increments for up to 90 days, a $ 10 monthly  fee will be charged in full when the request is processed. MIT Recreation does not prorate membership and hold fees, and there are no refunds for early reactivation requests. Holds will go into effect on your next billing date (1st or 15th of the month).

Holds for medical, maternity/paternity, travel, military reasons, or holds longer than 90 days require supporting documentation, e.g., doctor’s note, military orders, rental agreement. The membership hold fee may be waived with proper supporting documentation. MIT Recreation reserves the right to refuse any application for a hold at any time.

Membership holds are only possible if your membership dues are paid up to date. All requests must be made through our MEMBERSHIP HOLD FORM at least seven (7) days before the commencement of the hold period and cannot be made retroactively. Verbal (i.e. in-person or over the phone) requests will not be accepted.

If applicable, please send supporting documentation to with your full name and “Hold Request Supporting Documentation” as its subject.

Membership Upgrades & Downgrades

To request an upgrade (e.g. from 6 to 12 months) or downgrade (e.g. from family to individual) to your current membership, complete our MEMBERSHIP CHANGE FORM, but no later than 30 days prior to your current expiration date. In order to avoid being billed incorrectly, please do not sign up for a new membership.