Welcome to the Braun Athletic Center Membership and Fees Information Page

Welcome to the Braun Athletic Center Membership and Fees Information Page

Welcome to the Braun Athletic Center Membership and Fees Information Page

Recognizing that active bodies support active minds, Caltech’s Braun Athletic Center offers resources and programs that promote the health and well being of the entire Institute. The Braun Athletic Center is where our community comes together to train, play, and get fit, as well as cultivate new skills and broader perspectives.

Caltech made changes to the Braun Athletic Center membership policy. Until now, the costs of maintaining the athletic facilities have been shouldered by a subset of paying users—a group that includes students, alumni, and Institute affiliates. In an effort to distribute these costs more equitably across all user groups, as of October 1, 2018, all those who wish to use the Braun Athletic Center will be required to purchase a membership. In addition to promoting user fairness, these changes enable Caltech to continue implementing facilities enhancements and equipment upgrades while ensuring that recent improvements can be maintained.

Caltech employees, visitors, guests and volunteers wishing to use the athletic facilities must become paying members. Our occasional use policy has not changed, eligible non-members and their families, or guest(s) must pay a day use fee of $10 per visit in order to access facilities.

Caltech provides Braun Athletic Center membership as a benefit to the Institute community. Our fees are well below that of peer universities and the local marketplace, and our facilities are family friendly, accommodating a range of ages, interests, and fitness levels. Take advantage of this opportunity—become a member!


Caltech-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can show their ID to enter. The following groups may purchase annual/semi-annual/quarterly memberships at posted rates:

    Caltech current faculty and staff and their spouses/partners/dependents, either individually or as a 

    Caltech current student spouses/partners/dependents, either individually or as a family

    Caltech retirees and their spouses/dependents, either individually or as a family

    Caltech Alumni and their spouses/partners/dependents, either individually or
    as a family.  Alumni verification will be processed Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. 

    To verify alumni status, please email Heather hmorgans@caltech.edu

    Please include in the email:


          Month/Year of Graduation

          UID Number

Beginning October 1
    (Alumni status must ber verified, and show email verification from Assistant Director of Recreation & Membership before being able to purchase a membership )

    JPL employees and their spouses/dependents, either individually or as a family

    Caltech- or JPL-recognized affiliates (employee only)

    Members of the Caltech Associates and their spouses/dependents, either individually or as
    a family.  (Caltech Associates membership must be current)

    Immediate Family includes:  Student/Employee, spouse, & dependent children living in the same house hold 25 & younger.


    Other (Huntington Library Reader, Polytechnic School Staff, Carnegie Observatory Staff)

    Visitors, volunteers, and guests of the Institute must be sponsored by an Institute
    department and may purchase memberships at the same rate as their sponsoring

If you are registering as a new member, you will need to verify your affiliation with Caltech. Please bring one of the following with you to the Braun Athletic Center to complete your registration:

    Caltech ID card/ID number

    JPL badge

    JPL retiree card (retirees can call JPL HR to obtain a copy of their retiree card 818-354-4447)

    Alumni verification email from Assistant Director of Recreation & Membership

    Caltech Associates card/membership number

    Polytechnic School faculty/staff card

    Huntington Library staff card



Membership Types Yearly Fee  
6 Months  
3 months
Caltech Students & Employees      
Caltech faculty, staff, postdocs, retiree, affiliate, volunteer and guest with ID $210 $105 $53
Caltech student, graduate student, & postdocs spouse/partner/dependent $190 $95 $48
Caltech faculty, staff retiree spouse/partner/dependent $315 $158 $79
Caltech student family (immediate) $420 $210 $105
Caltech postdocs family (immediate) $490 $245 $123
Caltech faculty, staff, affiliate, volunteer and guest with ID family (immediate) $630 $315 $158
JPL Employees      
JPL employee with ID $375 $188 $94
JPL spouse/partner/dependent $560 $280 $140
JPL family (immediate) $1,050 $525 $263
JPL retiree $375 $188 $94
JPL retiree spouse $560 $280 $140
Caltech Alumni
Alumni $375 $188 $94
Alumni spouse/partner/dependent $560 $280 $140
Alumni family (immediate) $1,050 $525 $263
Caltech Associates Member      
Associate (current) $500 $250 $125
Associate spouse/partner/dependent (current) $500 $250 $125
Associate family (immediate) (current) $1,260 $630 $315
Other Affiliates      
Huntington Library staff $630 $315 $158
Huntington Library staff spouse/partner $630 $315 $158
Polytechnic School staff $630 $315 $158
Polytechnic School staff spouse/partner $630 $315 $158
Carnegie Observatory staff $630 $315 $158


Daily Guest Fee $10

The guest fee is $10 per guest per day.  Hosts must sign in guests at the front desk.

Any current member may host up to four guests per visit.  The host is responsible for the actions and conduct of a guest and may be penalized for any miscounduct.

Guest and host are requred to enter and leave the facility together.

Individuals who are elgibile to purchase a membership (Caltech Faculty/Staff, Post Docs, JPL, Alumni Association, Caltech Associates, Spouse/Dependents) may pay the guest fee and host themselves with proof of elgibility.  Membership eligible guests are not allowed to host other guests.

Since dependent children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult, they  may not sponsor a guest. 

Supervision of Minors Policy


Membership fees may be paid with most major credit cards.

*Fees entitle all members to use the facilities and attend fitness classes at no additional charge.



New members have two options for enrollment:

Payroll Deduction: Caltech faculty and staff may enroll online through access.caltech for individual, spouse/partner/dependent, or family memberships. The Caltech ID will double as the athletic center membership card for employees. Spouses/partners/dependents and families must visit the Braun Athletic Center to have their membership cards printed. All Caltech employees and families will have a member profile created automatically.


Fusion Account: New members may enroll by visiting the welcome desk at the Braun Athletic Center. Staff at the welcome desk at the Braun Athletic Center will verify eligibility, set up ones member profile, take payment, and create a membership card.


Fusion Account: Those users already registered in Fusion should be aware of their renewal dates and make sure to renew their fees in person at the gym, prior to thier renewal date to ensure access is maintained. Payment may be cash, credit/debit card, or check.

For more information about eligibility, membership, and registration, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact:


Heather Morgan, Assistant Athletics Director, Recreation and Membership

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