Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym
Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Volleyball
The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym is reserved solely for the use of Emerson College students, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as visiting spectators for athletic events. Proper identification is required to use the gym (no exceptions). Basketballs, soccer balls, etc. can be picked up from the Facility Manager in Athletics prior to using the gym.
Open gym times are determined prior to the beginning of the semester and will be designated sport specific. These times are tentative and are subject to change throughout the semester due to team practices, athletic events, and other Emerson College sponsored events. An athletics staff member or work study assistant must be on duty for anyone to use the gym unless prior arrangements have been made.
Above left: Emerson women's basketball player Lauren Vassallo '09 meets Bobbi Brown '79 at a book signing in Connecticut.
2015 Open Gym Times
New Open Gym Schedule Coming Soon
Students are welcome to use the gym during regular business hours if there is no scheduled gym usage. Dates and times are subject to change.
Faculty and staff open gym hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm- 1 pm.
Directions to the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym
Emerson College occupies several buildings at the intersection of Boylston and Tremont Streets on the Southeast corner of Boston Common. The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym is located in the Piano Row Residence Hall and Max Mutchnick Campus Center at 150 Boylston Street.
By Public Transportation
Emerson is most accessible by public transportation (the "T", Bostonians' affectionate term for the subway). The campus is located at Boylston Station on the Green Line.
Take the Green Line to Boylston Station. Exit and walk to the corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets (toward Dunkin Donuts).
Take the Red Line to Park Street Station and transfer to the Green Line heading toward Boylston Station (follow the Green Line directions above).
Take the Blue Line to Government Center Station and transfer to the Green Line heading toward Boylston Station (follow the Green Line directions above).
Take the Orange Line to Chinatown Station. Exit onto Washington and Boylston Streets and walk one block along Boylston towards the Boston Common (toward Dunkin Donuts).
From I-95, US 1, or Route 3
Follow signs to Boston via Interstate 93. Take Exit 26 (Storrow Drive/Cambridge) and proceed to the Copley/Back Bay exit (on the left). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left at the traffic signal onto Beacon Street then a quick right onto Arlington Street. Follow Arlington Street alongside the Boston Public Garden to the fifth traffic light and turn left onto Stuart Street. †
From I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike)
Take Exit 22 – Prudential/Copley Square. Stay in the right lane for Copley Square (it comes up quickly!) and go straight onto Stuart Street when you come above ground. †
Emerson does not have parking facilities and street parking is extremely limited.
The Boston Common Garage is located several blocks from the Emerson campus. The entrance is on Charles Street between the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden. Phone: 617-954-2098 or 617-954-2096 (automated information).
The Ritz-Carlton Garage is located less than a block from the Emerson campus. The entrance is on Boylston Street just past the intersection of Tremont Street. Phone: 617-574-7251.
† On Stuart Street you will pass the Motor Mart and Radisson Hotel Parking Garages (201 and 200 Stuart Street). If you choose to continue or find these garages full, turn left at the next traffic light onto Charles Street. You will pass the Massachusetts Transportation Building and Boston Common Parking Garages on the right. We recommend you park at one of these facilities and walk to the campus.
Taxis are usually the easiest way to get around town and are much less expensive than renting a car. From the airport to the Emerson campus, the fare will be about $30 including tip. Around town, taxis run about $5-10 for short trips.
Outside any terminal at Boston's Logan International Airport, board the #22 or #33 Massport Shuttle Bus to the subway (the "T". Take the Blue Line inbound to Government Center Station and transfer to the Green Line heading toward Boylston Station (follow the Green Line directions above).
Boston's South Station is served by Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rails originating from the west and south of Boston. Once inside the station, look for stairs to the subway (the "T"). Take the Red Line inbound to Park Street Station and transfer to the Green Line heading toward Boylston Station (follow the Green Line directions above).