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MIT DAPER Locker Room Facilities: Privacy Options
There are a number of fitness/sports facilities on the MIT campus. This document focuses specifically on locker room facilities with an eye toward privacy options for changing and showering.

The main fitness centers include the Wang Fitness Center/Alumni Pool on the East side of campus and the larger Zesiger Center/Dupont/Rockwell Cage/Johnson Athletic Center complex (referred to herein under the general heading "Z Center") on the West side of campus. Specific information about what athletics and fitness programming is offered in each of these facilities can be found at http://web.mit.edu/athletics/www/facilities/index.html.

Z-Center: 120 Vassar Street, Building W35
Wang Fitness Center/Alumni Pool: Vassar St. Building 57


The Zesiger Center
Locker rooms in the Z-Center are divided between the Z-Center building and the Dupont building; the specifics of which are described below. The Z-Center also offers a small Family Changing Room, which is located next to the aquatic offices at the Dupont entrance. The room locks for privacy and includes a changing area, lockers, and a bathroom.

Z-Center Family Changing Room
There is a shower available in the Zesiger family and special needs changing room (Room #W35-166). Please go to this link for details on the location of Z-Center locker rooms and the Family Changing Room: http://web.mit.edu/zcenter/gen_info/pdfs/zcenter_map.pdf

Z-Center Men's Locker Rooms
The men's locker room in the Z-Center does not have any private changing areas; the lockers are arranged by row. The shower area is open (gang shower style). Private showers are not available in the Z-Center men’s locker room. The bathroom includes three stalls.

Z-Center Women's Locker Rooms
The women's locker room in the Z-Center features eight curtained, private showers with adjoining small, private, curtained changing areas.

Dupont Men's Locker Rooms
The men's locker room in Dupont has four private showers with curtains on the far side of the showering area, as well as communal showering areas. The changing areas in Dupont are not private.

Dupont Women's Locker Rooms
The women's locker room in Dupont has sixteen private showers with curtains. The private showers do not include private changing stalls. Dupont also has communal showering areas.


Wang Fitness Center/Alumni Pool
The Wang Fitness Center/Alumni Pool in building 57 (attached to building 32, the Stata Center) is smaller than the Z-Center and has more limited hours.

Wang Men's Locker Rooms
The Men's locker room in Wang has four private showers with curtains and an open shower area. The changing areas in Wang are not private.

Wang Women's Locker Rooms
The women's locker room in Wang has two small areas with private showers with curtains. The changing areas in Wang are not private.

The old Alumni Pool locker rooms are no longer in use; the only locker rooms available are the new areas in Wang.


 
 

Trans* is an umbrella term which describes people whose gender identities and expressions are not fully defined by the gender they were assigned at birth. Trans* people may identify as one, none, or with several of the following gender-related identities: Agender, androgyne, bigender, gender fluid, genderfree, genderless, genderqueer, intergender, multigender, neutral, neutrois, nonbinary, third gender, trans*, transgender, transsexual, trans man, trans woman, and two-spirit, among others.

 

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