Campus & Community

MAC gears up for March closing, start of renovation

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The Malkin Athletic Center (MAC) will close for renovations the week of March 19 and will remain closed through the end of October. This scheduled closing has been set back from the originally published February date to help provide greater flexibility in the relocation of existing programs.

The Department of Athletics, Harvard College, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Physical Resources are actively determining alternative spaces for the activities that will be affected by the closing. Activities currently scheduled in the MAC gymnasium will move to Lavietes Pavilion, the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center (QRAC), and Hemenway Gymnasium. Pool activity will move to Blodgett Pool with expanded hours. Exercise equipment will potentially move to a combination of QRAC, House gyms, Yard spaces, and athletic facilities at Soldiers Field. Club and intramural activities will be accommodated at a combination of QRAC, Soldiers Field athletic fields and facilities, and activity space at Hilles Library.

The University appreciates the community’s flexibility with respect to time-specific space and walking distance, and expects to be able to maintain a broad range of recreational programming throughout the renovation. More detailed information will be posted at the MAC and on the Athletics Department Web site ( as it becomes available.