Memberships

WHAT DOES A MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

Access to the Dodge Fitness Center recreation facilities, including the Tri-Level Fitness Area with cardio equipment, selectorized equipment, & Olympic weight lifting spaces, Squash Courts, dry saunas, locker rooms, pool, gyms, and studios during Open Recreation hours. 
You also get access to sporting & fitness equipment, well-being classes, and more, such as drop-in sports.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY?

In addition to all the included benefits of your membership, you are eligible to purchase a variety of items, such as overnight lockers, group fitness passes, intramural sports leagues, personal training sessions, functional fitness courses, and specialty classes. Club sports are also available to Columbia University students for an additional fee, as determined by the club. 

HOW TO PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP?

  • Registered Columbia University, Teachers College, and Barnard College students should have automatic gym access.  
  • If not, please check your tuition bill for University Facilities Fee, Student Services and Support Fee, Student Life (CU Morningside only), or College Fee (TC only).
    • If listed on term bill, please contact the Membership Office with a screenshot.
  • Otherwise, please see here for how to activate your account.
  • Students without the Student Services and Support Fee, Student Life (CU Morningside only), or College Fee (TC only) on their tuition bill*
  • Employees
  • Affiliates**
  • Alumni***
  • Retiree
  • Renewals of Family and Household memberships of an active member

*Requires activation of online account for first-time purchases. Please see here for more information.

**Requires memberships application for first-time purchases. Please see here for more information.

***Requires memberships application for first-time purchases. Please see here for more information.

  • First time purchases for Household and Family memberships
  • Visiting Professors and scholars
  • Continuous registration student

Please review your membership type below for more details.

All Fall Semester memberships are prorated 50% off of the listed price starting on Monday, October 24. Discount will be applied at the time of purchase.

 

If unsure of your eligibility, please email [email protected] or visit the Membership Office in person. 

Student

Registered Columbia University Morningside Campus, Barnard College, and Teacher’s College students should have automatic gym access.

If not, please check your tuition bill for Student Services and Support Fee, Student Life (CU Morningside only), or College Fee (TC only); then visit the Membership Office.

To add Daily Towel and Locker Service: $38

Access to Dodge Fitness Center starts when you receive your CUID from your college/program. 

To add Daily Towel and Locker Service: $38

Price: $265

To add Daily Towel and Locker Service: $38

Please email [email protected] to have your online membership account activated. 

You will receive instructions on how to purchase your membership online. Or, you can visit the Membership Office in person. 

Employee

All Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teacher's College employees are eligible to purchase a membership.

To purchase:

  • All current employees automatically have an account in our membership system
  • Visit our Membership portal
  • Click sign-in on the upper right-hand side
  • Click "Login with your Columbia UNI"
  • Follow prompts to sign in
  • Click "Buy Membership and Fitness Passes" to view memberships and complete your purchase.

Once your membership purchase is complete you may visit Dodge Fitness Center immediately. Please present your emailed receipt to the Front Desk until your CUID is activated. It may take 1 - 3 business days for the Membership Office to activate your ID card.

If you have any issues logging in or purchasing your membership please email [email protected]

Or you can visit the Membership Office in person.

Affiliate

Eligible affiliates include: students and employees of Manhattan School of Music, Jewish Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, St. Luke's Hospital, Bank Street College of Education, St. John the Divine, Riverside Church, the Juilliard School of Music, and Visiting Scholars of Columbia University, Barnard College and Teachers College.

  • Visit our Membership portal
  • Click sign-in on the upper right-hand side
  • Click "Login with your Columbia UNI"
  • Follow prompts to sign in
  • Click "Buy Membership and Fitness Passes" to view memberships and complete your purchase.

Once your membership purchase is complete you may visit Dodge Fitness Center immediately. Please present your emailed receipt to the Front Desk until your CUID is activated. It may take 1 - 3 business days for the Membership Office to activate your ID card.

If you have any issues logging in or purchasing your membership please email [email protected]

Or you can visit the Membership Office in person.

Please submit the membership application form.

You will be asked for the following information:

  • name: last, first
  • address
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • email
  • your photograph, if you need a new ID card ($10)
  • your ID card number if you have it
  • Proof of affiliation (only required if you are not using an associated email address)

A member account will be created for you using your email as a username. You will receive an email with instructions on how to recover your new member account within 1 to 2 business days. Please be sure to check your spam folders for an email from [email protected] 

Then you can purchase your membership and ID card online at recreation.columbia.edu. 

You will be notified when your ID card is ready for pick up. Members can pick up their ID cards during the Membership Office hours.

Returning members do not have to purchase a new ID card if they already have one. If you are unsure of your login email, please contact [email protected] 

Alumni

Alumni of Columbia University, Teachers College, Barnard College, and Affiliated Schools (Manhattan School of Music, Bank Street College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary).

Membership includes Daily Locker and Towel Service

Please submit the membership application form.

You will be asked for the following information:

  • name: last, first
  • address
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • email
  • your photograph, if you need a new ID card ($10)
  • your ID card number if you have it
  • If you are a new alumni or a first time member, we will need to verify your year of graduation 
    • Copy of photo of diploma, transcript, SSOL printout, or alumni card are acceptable forms of proof

A member account will be created for you using your email as a username. You will receive an email with instructions on how to recover your new member account within 1 to 2 business days. Please be sure to check your spam folders for an email from [email protected] 

Then you can purchase your membership and ID card online at recreation.columbia.edu. Please follow the instructions here on how to sign in. 

You will be notified when your ID card is ready for pick up. Members can pick up their ID cards during the Membership Office hours.

Returning members do not have to purchase a new ID card if they already have one. If you are unsure of your login email, please contact [email protected] 

Retiree

All Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teacher's College retirees are eligible to purchase a membership.

To purchase:

  • All retirees automatically have an account in our membership system
  • Visit our Membership portal
  • Click sign-in on the upper right-hand side
  • Click "Login with your Columbia UNI"
  • Follow prompts to sign in
  • Click "Buy Membership and Fitness Passes" to view memberships and complete your purchase.

Once your membership purchase is complete you may visit Dodge Fitness Center immediately. Please present your emailed receipt to the Front Desk until your CUID is activated. It may take 1 - 3 business days for the Membership Office to activate your ID card.

If you have any issues logging in or purchasing your membership please email [email protected]

Or you can visit the Membership Office in person.

Family and Household

All current Dodge Fitness Center members can add household and family members to their account. Available to Spouses, Partners and Children ages 6-26. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied at all times while in the building.

The primary member (eg. student, employee, affiliate, al) must be a DFC member in order for the family member to join.  

Please submit the membership application form.

You will be asked for the following information:

  • name: last, first
  • address
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • email
  • your photograph, if you need a new ID card ($10)
  • your ID card number if you have it
  • proof of common residency for partner/spouse membership

First-time Household members will need to complete their purchase in person. We will notify you when your account has been created. This will help expedite the in-person process. Please note that the household member must be present during the transaction in order to sign a facility waiver. Once complete, all renewals of memberships can be done online. 

Returning household members do not have to purchase a new ID card if they already have one or submit an application. All returning household members automatically have an account in our membership system

  • Visit our Membership portal
  • Click sign-in on the upper right-hand side
  • Enter your email address in the username or email field
  • Follow prompts to sign in
  • Click "Buy Membership and Fitness Passes" to view memberships and complete your purchase

Once your membership purchase is complete you may visit Dodge Fitness Center immediately. Please present your emailed receipt to the Front Desk until your CUID is activated. It may take 1 - 3 business days for the Membership Office to activate your ID card.

If you have any issues logging in or purchasing your membership please email [email protected]

Or you can visit the Membership Office in person.

Visiting Scholars

Please email [email protected] to inquire about membership options that fit the duration of your stay! 

Please include the following information:

  • name: last, first
  • address
  • date of birth
  • phone number
  • email
  • The expected duration of your stay
  • your photograph, if you need a new ID card ($10)
  • your ID card number if you have it

Overnight Lockers

Box Locker

  • 12 inches (30cm) tall by 12 inches (30cm) wide by 12 inches (30cm) deep
  • Includes Daily towel and locker service
  • Available in Men's and Women's General Locker Rooms or the Men's and Women's Pool Locker Rooms
  • $65 for the semester

Half sized Locker

  • 30 inches (76cm) tall by 12 inches (30cm) wide by 12 inches (30cm) deep
  • Includes Daily towel and locker service
  • Available in Men's and Women's General Locker Rooms
  • $95 for the semester

Full sized Locker

  • 60 inches (152cm) tall by 12 inches (30cm) wide by 12 inches (30cm) deep
  • Includes Daily towel and locker service
  • Available in Men's and Women's General Locker Rooms
  • $125 for the semester

Club Locker

  • Private locker room
  • 60 inches (152cm) tall by 12 inches (30cm) wide by 12 inches (30cm) deep
  • Includes daily towel and locker service
  • Includes premium shower towel service
  • Includes laundry service

Rental Term: August 15 to December 23

Locker service can be purchased online only if you have an active membership. It may take 2 - 3 business days to receive your locker details via email. Alternatively, you can visit the Membership Office in person. 

Locker Policies:

  • Lockers must be renewed at the end of their rental duration.
  • Any contents left in expired lockers will be removed and held in storage for 3 weeks from the expiration date.
  • There is a $20 fee to retrieve locker contents that were removed from expired lockers.
  • Columbia Physical Education and Recreation is not responsible for any lost items during the locker clean-out and storage procedures.