Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex (BRAC)
The Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex is used for general campus recreation, individual exercise, club and intramural sports, group fitness classes and activities, aquatics, and other opportunities for physical well-being. We are committed to safely providing a space to meet the need for physical activity for the campus community. Research has shown positive effects of exercise on the immune system and many chronic diseases (including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease) that place individuals into higher-risk groups for COVID-19. Exercise also has positive impacts on psychological well-being. Intramural and recreational programming will be limited as we begin the semester.
The re-opening of the BRAC will include an extensive operations plan that will closely adhere to or, in most cases, exceed institutional guidelines as well as CDC, federal, state, and local public health requirements and best practices to protect the health and safety of campus community members and visitors. Babson community members will be welcomed to BRAC beginning on January 19, 2021 with a schedule Monday through Thursday, 12 noon—7 pm, and Friday through Saturday 8:30 am—3:30 pm. Hours for BRAC will be periodically evaluated and adjusted with input from students, faculty and staff.
Reservations will be required and must be made in advance. More information is outlined on the Babson RecFit website. De-densification, physical distancing, face coverings, hand hygiene, and cleaning protocols are measures that will be implemented and enforced.
The College is committed to aligning all campus recreation services, policies, procedures, and communications with the aforementioned guidelines and requirements.. Our intention is to regrow our program and slate of offerings over time as we better understand the success of our mitigation strategies.
Intramurals, Club Sports, and Recreation
Low-risk intramural sport and recreation opportunities will be offered during the fall semester on a limited basis. Due to the increased expectations of extensive oversight and added resources necessary to keep students healthy and safe, club sports will be postponed this fall. The hope for the spring semester is that we will be better able to offer more robust opportunities in these areas.