Tufts University Athletics Facilities Information


The Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center / Cousens Complex / Hamilton Pool are currently closed for summer maintenance


Regular Hours During Academic Year beginning September 6, 2016

Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center / Cousens Complex (excluding Hamilton Pool):

Monday thru Friday - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm*
Saturday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm*
Sunday - 10:00 am to 10:30 pm*


Hamilton Pool (subject to change):

Monday thru Friday - 7:00 am to 8:15 am
Monday thru Friday - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Monday thru Friday - 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm*
Saturday - 12 noon to 7:00 pm*
Sunday - 12 noon to 10:30 pm*

* Patrons must vacate the building no longer than one-half hour after the above listed activity ending times.


Hirsh Tennis Center:

Monday thru Friday - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday - 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm

* Hours of availability are subject to change without notice.

* Reservations may be canceled due to events. To make a reservation, call 617/627-5069 or visit Cousens Athletic Complex Security Room. Provide your full name, Tufts ID card #, and telephone #. The security room is open the following hours:

Monday thru Friday - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am to 10:30 pm


Voute & South Outdoor Tennis Courts:
Reservations are not necessary. Intercollegiate team practices/matches, physical education classes, and intramurals have priority use. A valid Tufts ID is required for access to all tennis courts

Squash Courts (45 minute limit):
* Reservations can be made 24 hours in advance. Call 627-5069 or go to the security room in Cousens Gym. The security room is open the following hours:

Monday thru Friday - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am to 10:30 pm


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 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 2015 – AUGUST 2016)

Graduation Years 2012 and prior (All Degrees):
Alumnus (Primary) - $370.00
*Alumnus Spouse - $190.00
*^Alumnus Dependent - $150.00

Graduation Years 2013, 2014, 2015 (All Degrees):
Alumnus (Primary) - $190.00
*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




Athletic Facilities Overview

Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center

Opened in September 2012, the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center features a dramatic new central plaza leading visitors into the heart of the new facilities, which adjoin the existing Gantcher Center and Cousens Gymnasium. An expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment has been bustling with activity since it opened.

Read about the new Tisch Center here!
Watch a Tufts video of the new Tisch Center here!
Watch a timelapse video of the construction of Tisch Center here! 


Gantcher Center / Hirsh Tennis Center

The Gantcher Center / Hirsh Tennis Center is a 70,000 square-foot complex which includes a 200-meter Mondo Indoor Track and four indoor tennis courts. The Gantcher Center hosts home track meets and other special events throughout the year. The complex can accommodate up to 6,000 people. 





Hamilton Pool

The Hamilton Pool is home to the Tufts Men's and Women's Swimming teams. The pool has six lanes 25 yards in length and a diving board. Recreation swimming is available seven days a week and is supervised by certified life guards.

Carzo Cage

Carzo Cage features a Mondo multi-purpose sports floor and is completely enclosed by sports netting. The Cage can accommodate a variety of athletic activities and includes regulation Baseball and Softball infields, batting cages, and bullpens. The Cage also includes two multi-purpose courts suitable for tennis, volleyball, basketball, and indoor soccer. 

Voute Tennis Courts

Newly renovated for September 2011, the Voute Tennis Courts are located on Professors Row adjacent to Fletcher Field and is the home of Tufts Men's and Women's Tennis. There are eight lighted regulation size tennis courts.

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.

Dussault Outdoor Track

The Dussault Outdoor Track located at Ellis Oval is a 400-meter track that is home to the Jumbo men's and women's track & field teams. The track is open for use by the entire Tufts community and is open to the public as well.

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
Recorded Schedules:
617/627-5005 (24 hour line)
Security Room:
Equipment Room:
Fitness Center: 617-627-5215
Tufts Personalized Performance Program: 617/627-0332