March 5: Green passport necessary for admission to Gosman

March 5: Green passport necessary for admission to Gosman

UPDATE: As of March 8, any member of the community — student, faculty or staff — must present a green Campus Passport (or a blue Shabbat or digital alternative) for admission to Gosman. This means that, if you are at the end of your testing period, it isn’t enough to just schedule the drop-off of your test prior to accessing the facility. You must actually submit your sample prior to going to the gym.

Gosman Reopening Guidelines

During this pandemic, patrons should expect limited operating hours, capacity and time limits, activity restrictions, space closures, and limited services and amenities.  Please refer to this webpage often for updates.

Please help protect our community by practicing CDC hygiene recommendations, maintaining at least 6 feet physical distancing whenever possible - 14 feet while exercising - and following all facility policies and procedures.

 Gosman Summer Hours (Effective May 15)

  • Monday–Friday: 7AM - 8PM
  • Saturday: 10AM – 6PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Capacity Limits

Capacity limits will be posted outside each activity space.

Who is allowed to use the athletic facilities?

Only currently active students, faculty, and staff are permitted to use any athletic facilities, indoors or outdoors.  No guests allowed.  No memberships allowed.  Students on a leave of absence are not allowed.

Anyone coming to campus to use the athletic facilities must also have previously completed Brandeis' mandatory safety training for faculty and staff or for students. They must submit Brandeis' Daily Health Assessment and sign up for COVID-19 testing based on the frequency with which they will be on campus.

Face Coverings Required

Following Brandeis University guidelines, a face mask or cloth face covering will be required at all times in all athletic facilities (indoors and outdoors). Masks may be removed while swimming at Linsey Pool, however they must be be worn on the pool deck or in any other area of the facility. Bandanas, scarves, and neck gaiters are not considered acceptable forms of face coverings on campus.

What to Bring?

  • An active Brandeis ID will be required to enter the facility. ALL patrons must manually swipe an ID to enter. There is no sign-in method available. NO ID = NO ENTRY!
  • Proof (either on your phone or an email printout) that you have a GREEN campus passport signifying you are cleared to use campus facilities. NO PROOF = NO ENTRY!
  • Patrons need to bring their own sports equipment (racquets, balls, yoga mats, etc). Equipment checkout is not available.  
  • Only water bottle filling stations are operational.  Water fountains have been shut off.

What is Open?

  Shapiro Gym and Auerbach Arena

  • Check the website for availability.

  Tennis Courts

  Squash Courts

  Weight Room

  • Fifteen (15) person capacity limit, 90-minute maximum.
  • Reservations must be made in advance at
  • Walk-up patrons will be allowed only if space is available.
  • All equipment must be wiped down before and after each use.

  Cardio Machines

  • First come, first served, 30-minute maximum if all machines are in use.
  • All equipment must be wiped down before and after each use.

  Linsey Pool 

  • One (1) swimmer per lane, 60-minute maximum
  • Locker registrations can be made by contacting Tom Rand at

  Indoor and Outdoor Tracks

  • Please check the website for availability.

  Indoor Batting Cage

  Dance Studio

  • Check the website for availability.

 Linsey Multipurpose Rooms

  • Check the website for availability.

 Soccer Field

  • Check the website for availability.

  Club Sports Field

  • Check the website for availability.

  Baseball and Softball Fields

  • Use requires athletic department approval.

  Fencing Room

  • Use requires athletic department approval.

  Varsity Weight Room

  • Use requires athletic department approval.

  Group Reservations

  • Recognized campus organizations may request space reservations by submitting a Facility Request Form.
  • All group reservations must follow campus guidlines regarding gathering and capacity limits.
  • All groups must comply with all covid-19 safety policies.

 What is Closed?

  All Locker Rooms and Showers

  • Patrons must come dressed to workout and must shower at home.  NOTE: swimmers with reservations will be allowed to use the pool locker rooms and showers.  Must maintain a 6-foot physical distance at all times.
  • Please contact Nicole D’Andrea ( to schedule a time to retrieve items left in lockers from last semester.

  Equipment Checkout


  Gosman Multipurpose Room

  Water Fountains

  • Only water bottle filling stations are operational.

  Track and Field Equipment 

  • Use of pole vault and high jump mats, long jump pit, hurdles, and throwing cage needs athletic department approval

If you have any questions about Gosman Sports & Convocation Center reopening guidelines, please email

Students, faculty and staff coming to campus should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment. For complete information, visit the University's COVID-19 Response website and the Athletics COVID-19 Update page.