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  Dartmouth College Athletic Department

 Policies & Information

for Gym Members & Visitors


All members & visitors should be aware of these policies.


Athletic IDs:   The athletic venues for recreational activities in Alumni Gym & Berry Center are controlled access facilities and anyone who wishes to use them must have a current student ID, Fitness Membership, FLIP class card, or will need to purchase a day pass.  For information about purchasing a membership, call 646-8106, or see the web site below under "Memberships." 

Each gym user, including children, must have his or her own ID.  All users must show their membership ID or other pass to the monitor each time they enter the gym and at each venue, even if the monitor knows them.  Admission is not based on whether we recognize our gym users.  Anyone who does not have a membership or pass should check in with the front desk monitor at the Wheelock Street entrance.

Your Fitness Membership ID, Dartmouth employee ID with fitness sticker or Dartmouth student ID is yours alone, and may not be used by anyone else to gain access to the gym.  We do not provide free day passes to fitness members who forget or lose their IDs, or whose cards are damaged and not working.   Please retrieve or replace it before coming to the gym.

Occasionally ID cards do not work as they may have been damaged or updated incorrectly.   We will do all we can to figure out what is wrong and correct it.   If you are told your card is damaged and needs to be replaced, you must replace it at the Card Office before you use the gym again. 

Bicycles:  Bicycles must be parked in the bike racks provided near the gym, not left leaning against the building, or attached to railings.  Bicycles, roller blades and skateboards are not allowed in the building.

Children:  Children must also have gym memberships or day passes to use the gym.  They are not included in their parents' membership.  Children under the age of 18 may not purchase a day pass or gym membership for themselves, but must have a parent purchase it for them and sign the waiver.  You must be 18 years or older to use the Fitness Center (and get a PLUS membership).

Children under the age of 13 may not be in the gym alone, but must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian.

No child age 5 or older may go into a locker room or bathroom of the opposite sex. 

Policy Regarding MinorsOut of concern for the comfort and safety of people under 18 in our facilities and to protect yourself from being misunderstood

  • Do not use your smart phone or any other equipment to take pictures in locker rooms, showers and bathrooms.
  • To the greatest extent possible, disrobe and dress discreetly and remain covered when walking around.
  • Wrap yourself in a towel when entering, using and exiting the sauna
  • Do not engage in any sexual activity or behavior that could be perceived as sexual

If you are concerned about the safety of someone who appears to be younger than 18 whom you observe in athletic facilities:

  • Intervene if you feel safe doing so
  • Immediately go to the Athletics Facilities Office, Room 119

If you are concerned about any kind of sexual or physical mistreatment of a child, under New Hampshire law you should report to the New Hampshire Child Protection Services. To make a report, call between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday - Friday, at 800-894-5533 (in state) or 603-271-6562 (out of state). Then call the Hanover Police Department, at 603-643-2222 and Dartmouth College Safety & Security at 646-4000.  If you are not sure that you should make a report to New Hampshire Child Protection Services, you may call Safety & Security first. 


 Day Pass:  Anyone over 18 may purchase a day pass to the gym at the front desk inside the Wheelock Street entrance.  The cost is $10. 

E-mail:  We use e-mail to communicate with our gym members and update them on changes in facility schedules, building problems, or renewal information.  Gym members should be sure to update us any time their e-mail address changes.  For non-members, we post notices on the blitz bulletin and on D2U, the Dartmouth Daily update.

Entrance to the Gym:  Gym members may use their IDs to come in the back door of the gym.  Gym members are not to bring in non-members through the back door.  All non-members must enter through the Wheelock Street entrance and check in at the front desk. 

Facility schedules:  Athletic facility users should be aware that the athletic venues may not be available at all posted times, that college athletic facilities are scheduled with intercollegiate teams, student activities, and special college events receiving priority, and that all schedules are subject to change without notice. (See also "E-mail").   One or both pools may be closed periodically for state-required regular pool maintenance, swim meets or other activities.    The Leverone Fieldhouse, where members may use only the track, is closed for two weeks in March for the Auto Show and Trade Shows, for the December interim, and may be closed for extra varsity team practices.  The squash and racquet courts in Berry are periodically closed when we have special events in Leede Arena, or for squash tournaments.   The athletic facility schedule is posted around the gym, on the web, and e-mailed to gym members.  Please go to our website at, click on Facilities, and then Schedules.

 Zimmerman Fitness Center:  The Zimmerman Fitness Center, which contains free weights, nautilus and aerobic machines, is on the third floor of Alumni Gym. To use the Zimmerman Fitness Center, you must be over 18 years old, have a Fitness Membership, or day pass.  FLIP class participants may use the Zimmerman Fitness Center only during a class that works out there.

Fitness Reimbursement Program

Dartmouth College Employees:  All benefits eligible employees enrolled in any of the three employee Anthem health insurance programs or in the retiree insurance plan are eligible to receive up to $200 reimbursement per year (per subscriber or per family) from Anthem toward the expense of purchasing a fitness membership or taking part in a FLIP class.

Non-employee gym members should check with their health insurance plans to see if they are eligible for a fitness reimbursement program, and we will do our best to help them fulfill the requirements.

See Fitness Reimbursement Information on the table by Room 119, Athletic Facilities & Operations Office.

FLIP Class ParticipantsFLIP participants will be issued FLIP class cards good for the term when they enroll in a class.  They must present this card to the front desk monitor at every visit.  Once enrolled, FLIP participants may also purchase a special pass for the interim period between classes.  See the FLIP office for more information.

Injury:  Each fitness member or day pass holder must sign a general waiver regarding responsible use of the facilities and risk of injury.  Any injury should be reported to the Athletic Facilities Office or Front Desk Supervisor (evenings). 

Lockers:  Lockers are available to any gym member, while supplies last.  You may keep your locker if you renew promptly each July.  Personal locks are not allowed.  We will provide the combination to the locks on the lockers.   Fitness members who do not have lockers may still use the locker rooms for changing and showers.  Please do not use the bathrooms for changing. 

Lost and Found:  The Dartmouth College Athletic Department is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Gym users should not leave items of value unattended.  There is a lost and found at both the Athletic Facilities Office and the Fitness Center.  Items of value may also be turned in to Safety and Security.  Please report any loss to the Athletic Facilities Office or Front Desk Supervisor.

Membership Information: For membership information, prices and schedules, please go to, choose Facilities, and click on Schedules for gym hours and on Membership Information for prices.  Gym memberships offer use of the Fitness Center (with the PLUS membership only), the swimming pools, squash & racquetball courts, basketball courts in West Gym, running tracks and locker rooms.  No other athletic facility may be used at any time without prior arrangement.

Pets:  With the exception of Service dogs, pets are not allowed in any athletic venue, nor may they be tied up on gym property.  This is for the protection of your pets and our clientele.

Pool Safety:  No one is allowed in the pool if there is no lifeguard present.  Open Rec swimming offers lap swimming only; there is no children's area.  To use the pool, one must be able to swim 30 yards unassisted, and infants and toddlers are not eligible to use the pool.  The diving boards are off limits during open rec swimming except when under the direction of the diving coach.

Refunds/Change in Membership Category:  Refunds for a fitness membership can be given up to 30 days from date of purchase.  There will be no refunds based on changes in membership category.  Employees who leave the College during the membership year may continue to use their memberships without paying an additional fee, but will need to get a new Athletic Facilities ID through the Fitness Membership Office, Room 119, Alumni Gym.

Running Tracks:  We have two running tracks available for gym members.  The ¼ mile Memorial Field track is available seasonally, conditions permitting, from dawn until dusk, except when teams are practicing there.  The 1/13 mile track in west end of Alumni Gym is available during all gym hours except during special events.  These tracks are for running and walking only.  No strollers, skateboards, rollerblades are allowed.

Safety:  Please obey posted signs and comply immediately with any request by an Alumni Gym staff person regarding use of the athletic facilities. 

Shoes:  You must wear clean, non-court marking shoes at all times on our squash, racquetball and recreational basketball courts and in the multipurpose rooms used for FLIP and PE classes.   In the Fitness Center, you must wear clean athletic shoes, or use the shoe cleaner before entering the exercise area.

Smoking:  Smoking is not allowed anywhere in Alumni Gym, Berry Center or any athletic fields and facilities.

Anyone who does not comply with the policies of the Dartmouth College Athletic Facilities risks revocation of his or her Fitness Membership or participation in FLIP classes.