Health & Wellness

Graduate Student Health Insurance

Boston University Graduate Education has put together a series of videos to help students understand the Graduate Student Health Insurance plan, which can be found here. 

BU FitRec

As a full-time student at GSDM, you are automatically granted access to the Fitness and Recreation Center the Charles River Campus.

To activate your membership, you must go to FitRec Member Services Desk with your BU ID and complete the waiver and liability forms.  Memberships for spouses and dependents under the age of 17 can be purchased. Proof of marriage must be presented at the Member Services Desk before purchasing the spouse membership.

Fuller Gym

Access to the Fuller Gym basketball court and recreational area has been granted to the All BUMC students, staff and faculty as part of a campus-wide pilot program. The court can be used for pick-up basketball, volleyball, soccer, or any other group sports. Valid BU ID required to gain access.

  • Location: Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Building (85 E. Newton Street), basement
  • Hours: 4-9 p.m., every day but Tuesday

All users must complete the waiver form prior to using the gym. For more information and to see a calendar of classes and available open gym time, please visit the Fuller Gym web page.

Fitness Classes at Fuller Gym

Starting February 3rd, FitRec will begin offering four instructor-led classes each week – Yoga, Bootcamp, HIIT, and Zumba at Fuller Gym. To participate in these classes, you must purchase a FitPass ($50 per semester) through BU FitRec. (The FitPass is separate from the FitRec membership you already receive as a full-time students). A calendar of classes is available on the Fuller Gym web page.

South End Fitness Center (SEFC), 617-534-5288

SEFC is a fitness and wellness center run by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). 

  • Student Membership: $199 per year (about $17 per month)

All SEFC memberships include use of the basketball court, strength training and cardio equipment, lap pool, and group fitness classes. Two (2) hour validated parking is available. Members receive free one-hour fitness orientation.