Athletics and Recreation

Beacon Fitness Center

The University of Massachusetts Boston's Beacon Fitness Center is dedicated to the students, alumni, staff, and faculty of UMass Boston. Here you will find a friendly, healthy environment for everybody from the beginning exerciser to the well-conditioned athlete. Our staff is trained to provide basic instruction and help you no matter what your workout needs are. If you enjoy group fitenss or you would like to try something new please click on our group fitness schedule link below. Our classes include Zumba®, total body conditioning, express circuit training, yoga, vinyasa yoga, core training, and more!

  Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 6am-9pm
Friday 6am-8pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Doors lock 30 minutes prior to closing  

The Beacon Fitness Center is located in the McCormack Hall on the first floor. For more information, follow the links below or call 617.287.6786.

***The Beacon Fitness Center will be closed/hours adjusted on the following dates:***

Holidays / Closures



Columbus Day Monday,October 12th Closed
Veteran's Day Wednesday, November 11th Closed 
Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 25th 6am-1:45pm
Thanksgiving  Thursday, November 26th Closed 
Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24th 6am-1:45pm
Christmas  Day Friday, December 25th Closed
  Wednesday, December 30th Closed 
New Years Day Friday, January 1st Closed
Martin Luther king, Jr. Monday, January 18th Closed
Presidents' Day Monday, February, 15th Closed
Patriot's Day  Monday, April 18th Closed 
Memorial Day Monday, May 23rd Closed

The Beacon Fitness Center will also close for all university-dictated closings due to weather or other emergencies. For more questions, call 617.287.6784 during operating hours.


Contact us.

Reserving Space

Student Clubs can reserve the group exercise room for club-related activity. Restrictions apply. For more information, follow the link here. Read More 

Mental Health Resources

Follow the link for anonymous, online emotional, and mental health resources Read More 

Nutrition Counseling

Karen Jew, MS, RD, LDN Regional Nutrition Manager from Sodexo will be providing “FREE” nutrition counseling to UMass Boston students once a month at University Health Services Department of General Medicine. Danielle will be available by appointment. To schedule an appointment please call UHS at 617-287-5660,