Fitness & Recreation Center

Looking for an innovative and exciting location for a birthday party, corporate retreat, team-building activities, or any other kind of private party? The Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) offers a multitude of unique options. Staff supervisors are included for some birthday party activities. Swim, climb, run, bike, lift… what’s your pleasure? With a wide variety of facilities and activities to choose from, FitRec is an ideal venue for your affair!


Feel free to contact us—our professional staff can help match your event to the perfect facility and arrange all the details.

BU Community Non-University Clients

Fitness & Recreation Center Details

915 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 358-3740

For Student Groups

Whether you are a recognized student organization, a Residence Hall Association (RHA) group, or an informal group of BU students, FitRec has the facilities to host you.

Student Rental Options

Features & Amenities

BU’s Fitness & Recreation Center opened its doors in 2005 as part of the John Hancock Student Village. Among other things, FitRec boasts the following features & amenities:

  • Gerald Tsai, Jr. Fitness Center with an 18,000-square-foot weight training and cardiovascular conditioning area
  • 30-foot-tall Barreca Climbing Wall
  • Aquatic center with two pools, a lazy river, and whirlpool hot tub
  • Four racquetball and two international squash courts
  • Seven courts of gymnasium space

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Getting Here

FitRec is located on the Boston University campus at 915 Commonwealth Avenue. Guests can easily get here via Storrow Drive, I-90, and public transportation.

Types of Events That Work Great Here

Recreation & Athletic

As you’d expect from a major university, BU has all types of sports and athletic facilities and a well-trained staff. For something different, consider these facilities for events other than sports! Learn more

Performances & Concerts

From small intimate theatre productions to major pop concerts, Boston University has the appropriate facilities and experience to make any type of performance a spectacular event. Learn more

Corporate Events

No matter what type of event you have planned, you’ll find Boston University has the appropriate hall rentals in Boston, MA, as well as a tireless staff with the experience necessary to make it a success. Learn more

Dance Theater & Rehearsal Space

Located at FitRec, this well-equipped, intimate theatre provides 3200 square feet of space including 1200 square feet of performance space. It is perfect for performances and large classes.

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