Tufts University Athletics Facilities Information

The Tufts University Department of Athletics features excellent facilities for the entire Tufts University community to use. One of our major functions is to encourage the university community to start a personal program of recreation so that you can experience the benefits and joy of feeling fit and having fun.

We try to provide as much free recreational time as possible, given the limitations of space and the demands of intercollegiate athletics, physical education classes, intramural sports, and special events.

We urge you to use the facilities as often as possible and to help us maintain them by adhering to the regulations stated below, treating the facilities as if they were your own and advising the security guards of the presence of unauthorized people on the premises.

For more information on the programs we offer , please visit the Physical Education web site.


Recreational Pass Fees & Schedule

Gym memberships can be purchased at the fitness center desk on the second floor of the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center. The phone number for that desk is 617-627-5215.

Take the authorization card to Campus Police in Dowling Hall (419 Boston Avenue, 1st Floor) to obtain a photo ID card.

Please note that family members under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All members must be over 16 to use the fitness center. All guests (who are not family members) must be over 18 years old. Only one guest per member/card-holder is permitted. Guests must register at the security office. Members/card-holders are responsible for guests at all times during their visit.

(SEPTEMBER 2017 – AUGUST 2018)

Graduation Years 2014 and prior (All Degrees):
Alumnus (Primary) - $380.00
*Alumnus Spouse - $200.00
*^Alumnus Dependent - $150.00

Graduation Years 2015, 2016, 2017 (All Degrees):
Alumnus (Primary) - $200.00
*Alumnus Spouse - $150.00
*^Alumnus Dependent - $100.00

*Alumnus must have primary membership to be eligible for additional memberships

^Dependents must be between ages 18-25, Memberships are not available to minors



South Courts

The South Tennis / Basketball Courts are located at the Ellis Oval on top of the newly constructed parking garage. There are four regulation size tennis courts and two basketball courts.

Ames Human Performance Center

The Ames Center is a 6,000 square-foot facility featuring the Lunder Fitness Center, a physical performance center with Cardio Equipment, Free Weights, and Machines used by the varsity athletics program . The Center also includes five HDTV televisions and a sound system to enhance the work-out experience. Equipment by Life Fitness, Cybex, Samson, Prostar, York and Ivanko is included.


Locker Issue

Lockers and locks may be requested through the Tufts Athletics Equipment Room in Cousens Gym. Locker issue hours are:

Monday thru Friday - 9 am to 10 am; 12 noon to 1:00 pm; 7 pm to 8 pm

* These hours may be subject to change in spring semster *

Please refer to the issue procedure posted in the locker rooms for more detailed instructions. All lockers must be cleaned out and locks returned to the equipment room no later than August 9, 2013.

The Department of Athletics and Tufts University assume no responsibility for anything left unattended or in a locker following this date. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated. All items left in lockers will be donated to local charities. 


Equipment Issue

You must supply your own soap and towel. Limited athletic equipment is available on a daily basis and may be signed out from the Cousens Security Office. Your Tufts ID card and signature must be left as a deposit.

Please do not leave lockers unlocked at any time. Also, do not leave valuables in your locker at any time. The Athletics Department and Tufts University are not responsible for items stolen from lockers.

Anyone found abusing the facilities or using them without authorization will be subject to prosecution. 


Lost and Found

Lost and found items can be claimed and/or turned in at the Security Desk located in the main entrance of the Tisch Center. Clothing will be held for 30 days and then donated. Valuables, wallets, and jewelry will be transferred to the Tufts Police Department daily and can be retrieved 24/7.


Telephone Numbers

Athletic Department: 617/627-3232
Security Room:
Equipment Room:
Fitness Center: 617-627-5215
Tufts Personalized Performance Program: 617/627-0332