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YMCA Membership (Near Lincoln Center)

Fall 2020 Memberships - Pending

While originally slated to be part of New York State's Phase 4 of the Re-opening plan, gyms in NYC are not yet authorized to open.  When they receive that clearance we expect to offer discounted YMCA members to Fordham students.  Below is the standard information about the memberships, and it will be updated if needed once gyms are cleared to open. The Westside YMCA is updating this webpage with information about their plans.

Standard Membership Information - updates possible 

A limited number of discounted YMCA memberships are available each semester to students registered for classes at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus. The cost of the membership is $115 per semester for academic year 2020-2021. The fall membership is for the months of September through December, the spring membership is for the months of January through May, and the summer membership is for the months of June through August. Memberships are limited. Summer memberships should be available starting May 1.

This membership provides access to all 5 Manhattan YMCA branches, the West Side, McBurney 14th Street, Vanderbilt, Harlem and Chinatown branches. Students must still activate their memberships at the West Side YMCA which is located at 5 West 63rd Street, between Columbus Ave. and Central Park West, and full details about the amenities available can be found on their website.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will end when all spaces are filled. Students must renew their YMCA membership each semester.

Memberships are non-refundable once payment has been made. 

Purchase a YMCA Membership

How Does it Work?

  • Once you purchase a student membership, your name will be forwarded to the YMCA prior to the start of the memberships (September 1 for fall, January 2 for spring and June 1 for summer) or within 2 business days if you sign up after the membership has started.
  • You will be notified by email once your name has been forwarded
  • You will need to identify yourself as a new Fordham University student member on your initial visit and complete some additional paperwork at the YMCA for their records.

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 212-636-7100 or email the Dean of Students at

Please note, you must be attending classes at Fordham University for the duration of your membership. 

Other Fitness Options for Fordham Students

The Lincoln Center Fitness Center in McMahon Hall is free for all current members of the Fordham community (students, faculty and staff). In addition, Lincoln Center Students are eligible to visit the fitness and recreation centers on the Rose Hill campus (Ram Fit and the Vincent T. Lombardi Fitness Center). Membership is free for all full-time undergraduate students.

See the website for information on other off campus Fitness Options for Students at the Lincoln Center Campus.

Updated: July 2020