About Us

Founded in 1891, The University Club is Boston’s premier social and athletic club. Our Club offers a warm and inviting
atmosphere to its members, families and guests. We pride ourselves on our sense of community, the excellence of facilities and the quality of service provided by our valued staff.

Club History

From its incorporation in 1891, the Club has had two homes. The first Clubhouse was at 270 Beacon Street which was vacated in 1926, when the new Clubhouse officially opened at 40 Trinity Place.  For three decades, despite being a vibrant Boston institution, the ‘UClub’, as it is affectionately referred to by its members, struggled against the deep and lasting effects of the Depression and World War II.  In the early 1960’s, the Club sold itself to the John Hancock Life Insurance Company, and became a tenant, so that John Hancock could more easily build their landmark Tower, and accompanying garage at 100 Clarendon Street.  The 70’s and 80’s were better for the Club.  By the mid 90’s, the UClub repurchased a portion of its original building, located at 426 Stuart Street, and over the past twenty years has undertaken a number of significant renovations that have led to the University Club becoming Boston’s premier social and athletic club, with a full membership.  In 2016, the University Club celebrates its 125th anniversary and a bright future to come!

Club Tour 

Our amenities include a top notch dining facility, fitness center, aquatics, business lounge, children amenities and much more! Take a peek into a day in the life at the University Club of Boston.

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Scholarship Program

The University Club of Boston’s Future Leaders of Boston Scholarship Program was founded in 1977. Since its inception, over seventy seniors attending Boston Charter, District and Pilot High Schools have received scholarship awards. Every year, as many as three graduating high school seniors are eligible for a scholarship of up to $5,000 per year, renewable each year for four years to cover gap funding for their college tuition. Scholarship awards are made possible through the generosity of the University Club’s membership. If you are interested in learning more about the Future Leaders of Boston Scholarship or how apply click here. For more information contact Susan Passoni at scholarship@uclub.org.

Membership

At the University Club of Boston, we greatly value our members. Our membership is comprised of individuals and families who are not only successful and respected in their fields, but who also appreciate the sense of community that the Club strives for within our membership.

Candidates for membership of the University Club of Boston must be at least 21 years of age and have a degree from a university, college or similar institution of learning. To ensure that our members come highly recommended, candidates must have a primary sponsor, two co-sponsors and an external reference.

Squash

The University Club is known for its superb squash facilities, which, over the years, has been the site of many state, regional, and national tournaments and even the U.S. Open. The third floor houses four international singles courts and two hardball doubles courts. Two more regulation singles courts are located on lower level two. There is always activity in and around the squash courts. The play is diverse, welcoming and competitive at every level. Our experienced Squash Professionals offer custom programs for individuals of all abilities. In addition, we have a fully stocked Pro–Shop with all the sporting essentials as well as racquet stringing service.

Aquatics

The Club features the only private twenty-five yard multi-use saline pool in the city. A whirlpool, dry sauna, showers and three family changing rooms are also located on this level. Along with a Masters Swim Program, the Club also offers a Triathlon Program. Our experienced and energetic aquatics team provides lifeguard service, as well as aquatics lessons for both adults and juniors.  There are also a variety of activities including water fitness classes and scuba diving lessons.

Fitness

Located on the top two floors of the Club is our full service fitness center. The Club’s highly trained fitness staff is available for personal training for members of all exercise levels, specializing in developing individualized fitness programs. Our trainers will provide the motivation and guidance you need to achieve your desired goals and results. If you are looking for an alternative to a solo workout or just want to try something new, the Club additionally offers group personal training, as well as group exercise classes. Classes are available free of charge. Members can sweat it out early in the morning with a boot camp or spinning class, tone up with a mid-morning Pilates workout or try muscle conditioning in the evening.

Social

Whether you’re looking for the perfect setting for a gathering of family and friends, a business meeting, or simply a place to unwind after a long day at the office, we have a place for you. Our menu evolves with the seasons, while retaining our classic favorites, and our daily specials offer a variety of cuisines. There is always something new to try or a favorite standby to enjoy again!