Reopening Recreation


Indoor and Outdoor Recreation Is OPEN!

We’re excited to welcome you back to MIT Recreation. This webpage has been created to keep you up to date on all of the operational changes, live counts, and precautionary measures we’re taking to bring you back!


Update on DAPER Membership Expansion Policy

MIT Recreation is excited to announce our membership expansion plan and policy, beginning on Monday, 7/12/21. Each phase is subject to change based on level of interest and our ability to reactivate memberships in a timely manner. Please be patient with our team as we manually process each request as quickly as possible. We will continue to follow all MIT Covid guidelines related to rentals, events, visitors, face coverings, etc. Membership expansion includes spouses, partners & dependents. A return date for temporary passes (i.e. month and day) has not been determined. We will communicate a return date for temporary passes via our newsletter and website.

Phase Date Category
Phase I 7/12/2021
  • MIT Affiliate (in COVID Pass)
  • MIT Employee
  • MIT Retiree
  • Lincoln Lab
  • Post Doc
  • MIT Bike Commuter
  • Cross Registered Student
Phase II 7/19/2021
  • Affiliate (also includes Broad, Draper, Whitehead)
  • MIT Alumni
  • MIT Student Family
Phase III 8/2/2021
  • Corporate
Phase IV 8/9/2021
  • Friends of MIT
Phase V TBD
  • Temporary Passes (One Month and Day Passes)



Quick FAQ’s

Q: What membership types are currently approved to rejoin or join DAPER? +

Q: Can children under 18 use the facilities? +

Q: How do I re-join or start a new membership? +

Q: May I continue my membership hold if I’m unable to or do not wish to return at this time? +

Q: I’m not quite ready to return to recreation in person, what are you offering virtually? +

Q: If I don’t have facility access do I have the ability to collect personal belongings from my locker? +

Q: How does Local and MIT reduced restrictions impact DAPER +