Member Services Hours

Beginning Monday, January 25th

Monday - Friday 6:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 1:30pm

The Margot Connell Recreation Center is open and operational. Our schedule of hours may be found on our Hours page.

Memberships are available to faculty, staff, and students. All full-time undergraduate students must sign their undergraduate waiver before being granted access to the facility. No guest passes will be sold in the Spring 2021 semester. For a complete list of fees and member types, visit our Membership Fees page.

In order to be admitted general access to the fitness center, aquatics center, Outdoor Adventures, and locker room facilities, you must reserve your time up to 48 hours in advance. All reservation blocks are for 90 minutes, which allows for 30 minutes between each block to clear the facility and sanitize high-trafficked surfaces. 

Please note that hair dryers in the locker rooms are unavailable at this time.

 Facility Access

The Connell Center has three different lanes for entrance/exit flow. The northernmost entrance (on the right) will be general facility access. The middle doors will be reserved as exit only - for all patrons. The southernmost entrance (on the left) will be reserved as an entrance for MAC and Member Services.

In order to be admitted to the Connell Center, all patrons must perform a daily health check via the BC Check app and have a prior reservation scheduled (unless visiting the MAC or Member Services). All members must enter wearing a face covering and continue wearing it in designated non-cardio areas, as marked by signage in the facility. Thermal temperature checks may be performed when you enter the facility.

Upon arrival, Campus Recreation has designated areas for patrons to sanitize their hands, physically distance 6' to 14', and avoid contact with others, including the introduction of contactless entry/exit via prox readers.

Reservation Process

This year, all members (including undergraduate and graduate students) will be required to reserve time to access the Connell Center. Reservations may be made up to 2 days in advance via the Campus Recreation Portal and are available in pre-scheduled 90-minute blocks to allow for 30 minutes to clear the facility between each session and sanitze high-trafficked surfaces.

To reserve a time, you must login with your BC username and password:

Visit the Campus Recreation Portal at
Select "Building Reservations"
Select your desired reservation type (facility, tennis, aquatics, etc)
Select your reservation time
Confirm reservation

If you make a general facility access or aquatic center reservation and wish to cancel, you may do so up until your entry time; if you wish to cancel a group fitness reservation, you may do so up to an hour before class time. To cancel a reservation, access your "Profile" on the Campus Recreation Portal (in the top right hand corner) then click "Programs" (on the left). This will show you all of your previous and upcoming registrations. 


Membership to Boston College Campus Recreation includes access to both the 244,000 square-foot Margot Connell Recreation Center and the Quonset Hut, a satellite facility located on the Newton Campus. 

To purchase your membership, locker, and towel service, visit Member Services in the Margot Connell Recreation Center. The office will be open during building hours. You can also email or call us at (617) 552-0797 with any questions or concerns.

For a complete list of annual fees per membership type, please visit the Membership Fees tab.