What do I need in order to access the Malkin
Athletic Center, Hemenway Gymnasium, Ellen and Melvin Gordon
Conditioning Center, Blodgett Pool, and the QRAC?
To access any of our recreation centers you need to obtain
membership. You can obtain membership either online under the
"Membership" tab on the Recreation website or in person at the
Membership Office, located in the Malkin Athletic Center, between
the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday (only open 9am - 1pm January
2nd - January 17th). Once you have purchased the membership
you will need to present your Harvard ID or white membership card
every time you enter one of the recreation centers. For
further information you can call the Membership Office at
May I sign up my spouse/partner for
Yes, you may do so at the Membership Office in person between
the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday or online at
recreation.gocrimson.com. If it is the first time you are
signing up you will need to come to the Membership Office to pick
up an athletic membership card for the spouse/partner or
dependent. For further information call the Membership Office
What is the refund policy?
All sales are final, no refunds will be issued.
May I bring in a guest?
You are allowed one guest per visit at a charge of $15 each
time. A guest may receive a towel and can participate in a
group exercise class during their visit.
Is parking available for recreation
The Recreation Department does not control the available parking
near our facilities. There is limited on-campus parking
available for guests.
The Athletic Department occasionally charges for parking due to
heavy demand in the athletic complex off of North Harvard Street
adjacent to the football stadium. This parking demand may be
due to a single large event or a combination of events and regular
recreation users at a given time. During those times, all
patrons of our facilities are charged for parking, regardless of
their reason for being in the complex. It is not necessary to
utilize the meter system when we are charging for parking.
There is on street parking on North Harvard Street as well as
additional parking at the Business School for $5 per vehicle.
What services does the Malkin Athletic Center
Malkin services include the use of three basketball courts, two
indoor pools, fitness rooms, access to cardio and strength training
machines, group exercise classes (must pay if non-student),
specialty classes (all must pay), and personal training (all must
pay). Members may borrow basketballs, volleyballs, medicine
balls, and exercise bands. Towels, locker rentals, and locks
are available for a minimal fee.
What services does Hemenway offer?
Hemenway services include the use of a squash court, basketball
court, access to cardio and strength training machines, group
exercise classes (must pay if non-student), specialty classes (all
must pay), and personal training (all must pay). Members may
borrow squash rackets, basketballs, volleyballs, medicine balls,
and exercise bands. Towels, locks, and squash balls are
available for a minimal fee. Only day-use lockers are
Where is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Conditioning
This fitness room is the newest recreation center open to all
Harvard affiliates with a valid athletic membership. The main
entrance to the facility is located on the western end of the first
floor in the Murr Center and is equipped with ellipticals,
treadmills, bikes, Stairmasters, a weight circuit, free weights,
exercise balls, and stretching mats.
Are there lockers available?
Center: Lockers are available to rent for a minimal
fee. Lockers are also available for day use. Locks left
on day use only lockers overnight will be cut and the contents will
be bagged. Items left overnight will be put into the lost and
found. Information regarding locker rental fees can be
obtained at the front desk of the facility.
Lockers are available for day use only. Locks left on lockers
overnight will be cut and the contents will be bagged. Items
left overnight will be put into the lost and found.
Lockers are available to rent for a minimal fee. Locks left
on day use lockers overnight will be cut. Information
regarding locker rental fees can be obtained at the Ellen and
Melvin Gordon Conditioning Center.
Ellen and Melvin
Gordon Conditioning Center: Lockers are available for day
Is towel service available?
You can purchase towel service for the semester ($50), annually
($130), or summer ($30) through the Membership Office or online at
the "Membership" tab on the Recreation website. Towel service
indicates that you receive one towel upon each visit to a
Recreation facility (not available at the QRAC). You can also
rent a towel for $2 per day at the front desk of the facility.
Is someone available to show me how to use the
cardio and strength training equipment?
We will have regularly scheduled Strength Training Orientations
at the beginning of each semester. Call the Fitness Program
Manager at 617-495-3435 (HEM) or 617-496-8770 (MAC) for more
Are classes included in my
Students can attend classes at no charge during the academic
year (September 1st - May 31st). Non-students must pay a fee
per semester or for the academic year. This fee allows you to
have class access at both Hemenway and the Malkin Athletic
Center. Information regarding class fees can be obtained at
the front desk of each facility.
Do I need to have membership to particpate in group
exercise or specialty classes?
Yes, you must have the recreational membership in order to
attend all classes offered at the MAC or Hemenway.
When and where are the group exercise classes
offered? Is there a schedule?
Group exercise classes are offered at the MAC and
Hemenway. Current schedules are available on the group
exercise page or you can pick one up at the front desk of the MAC
What are the specialty classes and when are they
Specialty classes are progressive courses that focus on a
specific skill. Classes rang from Ballroom Dance, Small Group
Training, Extreme Outdoor Bootcamp, and MORE! These courses
are offered in the spring, summer, and fall. They are offered
for a fee and require advanced registration. You can inquire
about these at the front desk of the facilities.
Is personal training available and what does it
Personal training is available at the MAC and Hemenway
only. Request forms and prices are available under the
personal training link.
How do I get started with personal
Please compelte and submit a personal training request form to
the front desk of the MAC or Hemenway. The Fitness Program
Manager will contact you and schedule a complimentary 30 minute
consultation with a trainer who best suits your needs.
What can I expect at the
A consultation is a 30-minute goal-setting session where you
will determine fitness goals and discuss health history. At
this time you will decide how many sessions are right for you and
scheduled your first workout.
How do I learn more about the
Please see the personal trainers link on the website or pick up
a brochure at the front desk of the MAC or Hemenway.