Dartmouth College Athletic Department

Policies & Information for use of Athletic Facilities by Gym Members, FLIP Participants & Visitors

Athletic ID:  The athletic venues for recreational activities in Alumni Gym & Berry Sports Center are controlled-access facilities and anyone who wishes to use them must present a current student or employee ID with a fitness sticker, Fitness Membership, or FLIP class card (“Athletic ID”) to the desk monitor. For information about purchasing a membership, call 646-8106, or go to

Your Athletic 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 members who forget or lose their Athletic IDs, or whose cards are damaged and not working. If your card is damaged and needs to be replaced, you must replace it at the Card Office before you use the gym.
Day Pass:  Anyone over 18 may purchase a day pass to the gym at the front desk inside the Wheelock Street entrance.

FLIP Class Participants:  FLIP participants will be issued FLIP class cards that are valid for the term when they enroll in a class.  Participants 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.

Lockers in our public locker rooms are also available for FLIP participants.  Please see Marie Doyle in our Athletic Facilities Office for more details.

  Children are not included in their parents' membership.  Parents may sign a waiver and purchase a day pass or gym membership for children under the age of 18.  Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the Zimmerman Fitness Center.

Children under the age of 13 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 Minors:  Out 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. 


Bicycles:  Bicycles must be parked in the bike racks provided near the gym, not left leaning against the building, or attached to railings.  No bicycles, roller blades, or skateboards are allowed in the building.

E-mail:  We use e-mail to communicate with our members and update them on changes in facility schedules, building problems, or renewal information.  Gym members should be sure to keep us updated with a current email address.

Entrance to the Gym:  Gym members, FLIP participants and all visitors should enter the facility at the main Entrance on Wheelock Street.  Gym members may swipe their IDs to come in the back door of the gym, but are not permitted to bring in non-members through the back door. 

Facility schedules:  Athletic facility users should be aware that at times the athletic venues are not be available at the posted times. College athletic facilities are scheduled with intercollegiate teams, student activities, and special college events receiving priority, and all schedules are subject to change without notice. The athletic facilities schedule is posted around the gym, at on the website, and e-mailed to gym members.

Zimmerman Fitness Center:  The Zimmerman Fitness Center, which contains free weights, nautilus and aerobic machines, is on the third floor of Alumni Gym. You must be 18 or older to use the Zimmerman Fitness Center, and have a Fitness Membership, or day pass.  FLIP class participants may use the Zimmerman Fitness Center for a scheduled class only.

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).

Leverone Fieldhouse: The track in Leverone Fieldhouse is not open to the public.

Children under 13 are not permitted in the facility for any reason, unless they are attending a home contest or special event.

Due to NCAA recruiting rules, high school students are not permitted in the facility when College coaches are present.

Lockers:  Lockers are available to our annual gym members, 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 public locker rooms for changing and showers.  Please do not use the bathroom stalls 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 http://dartmouthsports.com, 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, 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.