Athletics and Fitness

    On-Campus Athletic Facilities

    Harvard’s athletics facilities and resources are available to staff, faculty, students, alumni, and eligible family members. Annual or semester memberships, personal trainers, fitness classes, and various settings offer more options than most private gyms.

    Within the Harvard Athletics site, you can find gym rates and registration info, group exercise classes, yoga workshops, specialty classes, personal training and more.

    *For more information about membership, club sports and programs, please visit the Harvard Recreation Website.*

    • Facilities Overview
    • Malkin Athletic Center – The University’s primary recreation center, with two cardio rooms, two pools, class spaces, cycling studio, three weight rooms, basketball courts and locker/shower/restroom facilities. For questions, please call (617) 495-2219.
    • Blodgett Pool – One of the best collegiate swimming facilities in the nation, a 750,000 gallon pool with multiple courses. For questions, please call (617) 495-1789.
    • Hemenway Gym – Renovated in 2005, with flat-screens on cardio machines, basketball and squash courts, indoor cycling, strength training equipment, private showers, lockers and towel service. For questions, please call (617) 495-2222.
    • QRAC – Includes floor space for basketball, volleyball, badminton and soccer; cardio and strength machines; and spacious day-locker/shower/restroom facilities. For questions, please call (617) 495-8666.
    • Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility – For those in the Longwood Medical Area, a full selection of cardio and strength equipment, training for sport or personal fitness goals and group programs.
    • Murr Center – A state-of-the-art complex with six indoor tennis courts, 14 squash courts and a strength and conditioning center. For questions, please call (617) 495-3454.
    • Beren Tennis Courts – Among the best tennis facilities in the Northeast, it features 18 outdoor tennis courts. For questions, please call (617) 495-2476.
    Fitcorp Wellness Benefit (LMA)

    Harvard Medical School and School of Dental Medicine staff and family members get discounted memberships and services with Fitcorp. You'll find programs designed to meet individual needs, including weight loss, stress management, cardiovascular endurance and overall health. Staff members may use any Fitcorp facility, as well as Vanderbilt Hall. 

    The Center for Wellness

    Find mind and body health with Harvard's Center for Wellness programs. The center draws on Harvard's wealth of knowledge to offer sessions on fitness, stress management, nutrition and more. They also offer individual massage, acupuncture, reiki and shiatsu appointments.

    Harvard On The Move

    Harvard On The Move (facebook page here) is a University-wide initiative created to promote physical and psychological wellness though non-competitive walking and running programs. The program sponsors weekly walks and runs in addition to workshops and lectures highlighting cutting-edge research and practical hands-on information. Harvard On The Move is free and open to students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as our neighbors in Cambridge and Boston.

    Harvard Outing Club

    Founded in 1939, the HOC exists purely to help the Harvard community get outside and have fun in the outdoors. We both run trips and loan gear. We also have a super awesome cabin in the White Mountains that our members can pay a small fee to use. Any Harvard affiliate is welcome to join. Membership is $10.00 per semester, which allows you access to all of our gear.