Students, full-time employees, and retirees have no-cost access when they present a valid Lafayette College ID at the reception desk.

  • Please note that for full-time employees new to campus, there may be up to a two-week delay from the time you complete your new hire paperwork until your ID works at the recreation center. Please write to recreation@lafayette.edu if you wish to utilize the facility sooner than this.
  • All part-time employees can activate their Lafayette College ID for use at the recreation center using the “Buy an Access Pass” link below.
  • Students and employees are allocated 6 complimentary visits for guests each year. More guests are permitted for  $10 per person per visit fee (cash or check only). Employees can also purchase a Recreational Facility Access Pass for immediate family members using the “Buy an Access Pass” link below.

    Buy an Access Pass

    If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Accessibility Services at 610-330-5098 or resourcehub@lafayette.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

Can anyone else obtain access?

Part-time employees who activate their Lafayette College ID have access. To activate your ID for a nominal annual fee, click on the “Buy an Access Pass” button above. Activation will occur within two business days of receiving your online payment.

Any employee can purchase a Facility Access Pass for their Plus One. An adult over the age of 18 whom an employee acknowledges as an immediate family member: parent, sibling, spouse, or child (24 years of age and older) qualifies as a Plus One. The definition of spouse includes domestic partnerships. Family members are not eligible to sign in guests. To purchase a Facility Access Pass click on the “Buy an Access Pass” button above. Pictures for IDs will be made by appointment after receipt of payment.

Any employee can purchase a Facility Access Pass for their Child (from age 6 until 24). Children under 6 require no pass. Passes for children are limited to those who have a legal relationship (as defined by federal tax law).  NOTE: Children under the age of 16 may use all facilities (except the fitness center) if they are actively supervised by an adult. Active supervision means maintaining visual contact and ensuring barrier-free physical proximity of no more than 70 feet.  Children are not eligible to sign in guests. To purchase a Facility Access Pass click on the “Buy an Access Pass” button above. Pictures for IDs will be made by appointment after receipt of payment.

What about alumni access?

Lafayette alums receive five complimentary visits per semester.

Is pool access included?

While entry to the pool is included with the Facility Access Pass, the pool is also open to friends and neighbors of the College.  See programs at Weinstein Natatorium.  Anyone in the community may purchase a membership to our Recreational Swim Program.  Children under the age of 12 may use this facility if they are actively supervised by an adult. Call (610) 330-5775 for information about our aquatics program.