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

We recommend consulting with a physician before starting any exercise program. You should cease exercising and contact a member of our staff if you experience symptoms (e.g., dizziness, lightheadedness, disorientation, nausea, exhaustion) that may signal a serious medical condition. Personal trainers are available to design a customized exercise routine.

  • 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. To prevent delays, please make sure to complete the waiver which is a requirement for access.
  • 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 5 complimentary daily guest visits each year. More guests are permitted for $10 per person per visit fee (cash or check only). Employees must be present to sign in daily guests this way. 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 accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Accessibility Services at 610-330-5098 or 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. The definition of spouse includes domestic partnerships. Family members are not eligible to sign in guests.

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 can have unlimited access each year. The first five are complimentary visits and then each visit thereafter is $10 per visit (exact change cash or check only).

Is pool access included?

While entry to the pool is included with your Lafayette ID card and the Facility Access Pass, the pool is also open. Write or call (610) 330-5775 for information about our aquatics program.