Recreational use of the gymnasium, track, and weight room is available at specified times. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use the facilities. In addition, the Physical Education Department sponsors special recreational activities, such as fun runs and sports tournaments, throughout the semester.
The Barnard Weight Room is equipped with Cybex variable resistance machines, free weights, Cybex upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, stairmasters and a treadmill. Members of the Barnard community are entitled to either full use of the room, or use of the cardiovascular machines. Physical Education faculty members are available for additional guidance. Weight Room hours are posted at the beginning of each semester.
As of September 2011, Weight Room Orientations and stickers are no longer required for use of the Weight Room. You must show a valid Barnard ID (students, faculty, staff, or Alumna Sports Facilities Pass) or Columbia ID (CC or SEAS undergraduates only).
The Barnard Track is a two-lane, 100-meter circular track over-looking the LeFrak Gym. The dimensions are 16 laps to a mile and the entrance is accessible from the balcony level on the second floor of Barnard Hall. It is usually available for walking and jogging from 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM. Proper running shoes are essential. Mileage may be recorded and those who complete 50 or 100 miles will receive a complimentary gift. Track use is prohibited during team practice (Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM and Saturdays from 9am-noon). Check the track entrance for special events which preclude track use.
On weekends the LeFrak Gymnasium in Barnard Hall is open to students, faculty, and staff for recreational volleyball, basketball, tennis and other activities. Members of the community may reserve up to an hour of gym time. Times and priority sports are subject to change.
Lockers are available to all Barnard students, faculty, staff, CC and SEAS undergrads, and BC Alumnae with a Sports Facilities Pass.
Barnard Alumnae may use the weight room, gym, and track for a fee of $100.00 for the academic year. Yearly locker rentals are available for $20.00. Register in 200 Barnard Annex.