Bard Athletic Center

Bard Athletic Center is Columbia University Irving Medical Center's go-to resource for fitness activities and programs. Conveniently located on levels 2B and 3B of Bard Hall, we help thousands of CUIMC students, faculty, and staff work out and improve their health.

Develop your personalized workout program using our treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bicycles, rowing machines, stair climbers, and dumbbell sets and benches. We also offer a number of fitness classes throughout the year, and our facility and pool are accessible.

Questions? Contact us at 212-304-7010.

Notice: Temporary Summer Closures

This summer, we are conducting necessary maintenance and repairs throughout Bard Athletic Center. In years past, we have closed the fitness center entirely to allow for this work. This year, we have transitioned to a series of smaller, temporary closures to minimize the impact on our members.

Please look out for all posted notices. Although all activities and closings are subject to change without prior notification, we will do our best to keep you informed. Thank you for your patience during these necessary closures.

The BAC pool, locker room areas and restrooms have been reopened as of July 16, 2018.

The BAC basketball court will reopen on August 1, 2018.

The BAC Elevator will be out of order till further notice. To enter the fitness center please use the staircase located on the left hand side of the two main elevators and follow the signs to level 3B. You can also take either of the two main elevators, press 3B and take it down to the BAC. Make sure and stop by the front desk to sign in.   

Summer Hours of Operation

Our hours and scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notification, though we do our best to post information on our website when possible.

BAC is closed on all Columbia University Irving Medical Center-designated holidays.



 Bard Athletic Center Hours  

Pool Hours

Monday - Friday  


7 a.m.–8 p.m.


7 a.m.–9 a.m.
12–3 p.m.
5–8 p.m.







12 p.m.–8 p.m.

12 p.m.–4 p.m.