Columbia | Physical Education & Recreation

at The Dodge Fitness Center


Membership Information
Fall 2016:  August 15-December 23, 2016
Spring 2017: January 2-May 14, 2017
Summer 2017: May 22-August 6, 2017
Membership Office:
Located in the Dodge Fitness Center 4th floor lobby
212-854-2546; 212-854-2547
Membership Office Hours:
Monday and Thursday 9am-7:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-4:30pm
CU Students
Morningside Campus students who pay University Facility, Student Life, or College Fees in their term bill are automatically members of the Dodge Fitness Center.  This includes undergraduate students, Teacher's College, Barnard, and some graduate students.  Please check your term bill in SSOL to determine your membership status.  If you have trouble with swipe access at the Dodge Fitness Center point of entrance, please bring a copy of your current tuition bill to the Membership Office.   Please note that towel and locker service is not included in the students' tuition and fees.  All memberships and upgrades may be purchased at the Membership Office during its hours of operation.
Summer Memberships for CU Students
 Registered Summer Students:  If you are a student who plans to take academic summer courses, please bring your summer schedule at the time of locker renewal.  If you would like to renew your locker prior to summer course registration, a refundable membership fee will be added to your locker renewal.  Summer membership fee will be refunded to eligible students who have University Facility, Student Life, or College Fee applied to their summer tuition statement.  Refunds are to be requested in person, during the Membership Office hours of operation.
 Students Who Take Summer Off: If you will not be registered for summer academic courses during term 1 or 2, you may purchase a discounted summer access membership ($162) at the Membership Office.
 Class of 2016: Congratulations!  Students who graduate in May will have 2 membership options.  1) Summer membership $162; 2) Alumni membership through June 30th, 2017 ($292). To purchase an alumni membership, please present a document confirming your year of graduation (SSOL, diploma, transcript).
Medical Campus, ALP and Global Program Students
 CU Medical Campus students may purchase their Dodge Fitness Center membership  at the Membership Office.
Faculty & Employees
Faculty and Employee memberships include towel and locker service for up to one year (three semesters).  Memberships may be purchased  at the Membership Office.
Retired Employees
Columbia University Retirees receive a 50% discount on the membership that includes a temporary locker and towel service.  The membership can be purchased for up to one year.  Please bring your Retiree CU ID card to the Membership Office at the time of registration.
Stay connected to your Alma Mater by joing Dodge Fitness Center as an alumni!  The basic alumni membership includes a temporary locker and towel service.  Registration is ongoing.  To purchase an alumni membership please stop by the Membership Office and bring documents to verify the year of your graduation (copy or photograph of your diploma, SSOL printout, transcript). 
Visiting Scholars
The basic membership for visiting scholars includes a temporary locker and towel service.  To register for up to one year please stop by the Membership Office.
Affiliated Neighbors
 Columbia University affiliated neighbors include students, staff and faculty from Union Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, St. Luke's Hospital (on Amsterdam), Bank Street College, St. John the Divine, Riverside Church.  Basic membership includes a temporary locker and a towel service.  To register for up to one year please stop by the Membership Office.
Guest Passes
   Dodge Fitness Center members may invite up to two guests per day.  A photo ID card is required for all visitors.  All non-student members must be at least 18 years old when hosting their guest/s.
   Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter the tri-level center area and must be accompanied by an adult throughout the rest of the building.
    All guest/s must be accompanied by the sponsoring member at all times.  The sponsoring member will be responsible for the guest's actions while at the Dodge Fitness Center. 
   All guests/sponsors must complete and sign the Release of Liability Form.  Guests under 18 years of age must submit the Release of Liability Form signed by their parent or guardian.  The Release of Liability Form is available here.  Students' guests pay $10; others' guests pay $15.  The guest pass expires at the closing time of the same day when it was purchased.
Family Members  
Eligible family members include spouse and domestic partner and/or children ages 6-26. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to use the tri-level fitness center and must be accompanied by an adult at all times throughout the building.  In order for a family member to join:
1. Primary member must have a Dodge Fitness Center membership
2. Please bring proof of marriage or common residence (marriage certificate, joint accounts, etc.)
3. Present photo ID cards
4. The Membership Office will issue a DFC CU ID card ($7)
5. Family Members will sign the  Release of Liability Form
Lockers- All members may rent temporary and overnight lockers.   Lockers may be rented for one, two or three semesters (students' summer memberships and lockers will be handled separately in May 2017). Overnight lockers must be renewed or emptied by the deadline.  When lockers expire contents will be removed and stored for 1 month;  $20 retreival fee will apply.  Please mark your calendars with your locker expiration date!
ID Cards- If your ID card is not activated to access the Dodge Fitness Center, please, contact the Membership Office.  All members of Dodge Fitness Center must use a current and activated Columbia University ID card to access the facility.  The Membership Office will issue a batch for alumni, family and affiliate neighbor members.  ID cards issued by the library or by another office on campus can be activated for access to Dodge Fitness Center.  There is a $7 fee for a new ID card.  ID card replacement cost is $20.