Facilities

Fitness Mezzanine
Field House
Field House Floor Plan
Field House Diagram
Field House East Elevation

 

Due to the snowstorm, the KSC is CLOSED TODAY, Wed, Jan 28.
The KSC will re-open tomorrow, Jan 29.

*Check back for updates*

 

Official Dorothy Towne Field House Re-Opening
Thursday, January 29

We are pleased to announce that the Fieldhouse and the Fitness Center in the KSC will open on Wednesday, January 28th at 7 AM.  Please note that until then there is NO access to weights or cardio equipment. The Pool, MultiPurpose Gym, and Dance Studios are unaffected.
 
Please also note that you will need your OneCard to gain access to the Fitness Center.  Beginning Monday, all women will now need their OneCard to access the lockerroom spaces; this is already the case for men.  If you do not have a OneCard (or yours is not activated) please stop by Campus Police (Monday thru Friday 9 AM-4 PM) to take care of this before you come to the Sports Center.
 
Thank you for your continued patience these last few days as we put the finishing touches on these new spaces.  Get ready to be wowed!
 

Save the dates -- Community Celebration for Grand Re-Opening

Friday, February 13 -- Open House, 12-3pm
  • Ribbon cutting in Fitness Center at 12:30
  • Fitness Center orientations/tutorials on the hour
  • Wellness Outreach tables and snacks in lobby
  • Sneakers & Warmups encouraged!!
Saturday, February 14 -- Panel Discussion, Reception, Basketball vs Mount Holyoke
  • 11am-1pm: Wellesley Stretch Panel in Alumnae Hall Ballroom
  • 1-2pm: Reception in Field House
  • 2pm-4pm: Basketball game, with halftime donor recognition

Keohane Sports Center Facilities

Keohane Sports Center

Nannerl O. Keohane Sports Center, named for Nannerl Keohane '61 (Wellesley president, 1981-1993), is the focal point for recreation and fitness at Wellesley College.  The Sports Center is home to 14 varsity athletics teams, a diverse physical education curriculum, and a wide variety of recreational, intramural, and wellness activities for the entire College community.

Standard KSC hours for Fall and Spring Semesters are:

  • Sunday, 11am-10pm
  • Monday through Thursday, 7am-11pm
  • Friday, 7am-10pm
  • Saturday, 10am-6pm

KSC building hours vary during reading period, finals, holidays, wintersession, spring break and summer session. Please click on the Facilities link in the top-right sidebar for a more detailed calendar.

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Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse

Closed for renovation from March 20, 2014, to January 2015. 

The renovated Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse will feature a hardwood floor for basketball and volleyball competitions, arena seating for 500, three indoor tennis courts, a spinning room, a climbing wall, a four-lane 200-meter track, a high jump area, and a new long and triple jump pit. Perhaps the most exciting addition for the Wellesley community will be the new Fitness Mezzanine overlooking the Field House, with all cardio and weightlifting machines in a one beautiful, brand-new, temperature-controlled space.

Key Field House relocations during renovation:

  • The Cardio Corner will be re-located to Cazenove Dining Hall, for use by PE classes and STUDENTS ONLY
  • Faculty and staff may use the cardio machines in the lower level of the Sports Center, across from the weight room
  • Spin bikes will be housed in B01, the first glassback squash court on the lower level of the Sports Center 

 

Climbing Wall

Closed through December 2014.

Located in the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse, the Climbing Wall is one of the newest additions to the Sports Center. This indoor climbing facility provides both beginning and experienced climbers with all the necessary equipment and instruction to climb. Completion of an orientation session is required and covers all climbing wall policies and procedures. 


 

Weight Training Room

Open during renovation with additional cardio machines installed for use by faculty, staff, students. 

The weight training room is equipped with a complete Life Fitness selectorized circuit, free weights, cable system, and stability equipment.  Cardio equipment is located near the primary weight room on the lower level of the Sports Center. The weight room has qualified student staff monitoring to help answer any questions and is open to the College community from open to closing time every day. 

 

Varsity Weight Room

Open during Renovation.

This facility allows Wellesley to offer sport-specific programming for all 14 varsity teams.  Year after year the facility continues to develop to meet the needs of its student-athletes. The barbells and bumper plates were a gift from Ann Batchelder, professor emeritus. Each year the weight room adds new Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, and Perform Better products.

 

Spinning Studio

Relocated to KSC Lower Level, Glassback Squash Court.

The spinning studio, home for 12 NEW LifeCycle GX Life fitness spinning bikes, is open to all students, staff, and faculty. Physical Education classes and recreational rides are conducted in the studio on a daily basis. (Policies)

 

Chandler Pool

Open during renovation.

Chandler Pool is one of the finest swimming and diving facilities in the New England area, with an eight-lane competition pool and a one- and three-meter diving well. As home to the Wellesley varsity swimming and diving team, Chandler Pool also hosts a range of swimming programs for the local community, is the practice site for the Wellesley College Water Polo Club and is open to students, faculty, and staff during recreational swim hours.
 

Squash and Racquetball Courts

One Glassback Squash court will serve as the interim spinning room during construction. The other glassback court and four sublevel courts will remain available for squash. The racquetball court will be unavailable during construction, as it will house the varsity erg machines.   

The lower level of the Sports Center includes one racquetball court and six squash courts.  These courts are home to Wellesley PE classes and are open for KSC members from early morning until closing (racquets and balls may be checked out at the Front Desk).  The courts also serve as auxiliary dance studios and rehearsal spaces for a wide variety of student organizations.

Dance Studios

Open during Renovation.

On the upper level of the Sports Center are two large, mirrored dance studios.  These spaces are used for variety of PE classes, including zumba, pilates, yoga, and a broad dance curriculum.  They are also home to Wellesley's many dance clubs and recreational fitness classes for students, faculty, and staff.

 

Multipurpose Gymnasium

Open during Renovation.

Home to the Wellesley varsity volleyball team, the Multipurpose Gymnasium is also used for PE classes, for student-run clubs, and for a host of intramural activities, including volleyball, soccer, basketball, and dodgeball.  It is also available for open recreation.

 

Fields Complex

Open during renovation. 

In 2002, Wellesley College opened four new athletic fields and a track, The outdoor sports facilities include a state-of-the-art turf field for lacrosse and field hockey, an eight-lane track, grass soccer field, softball venue, and two recreation fields for PE classes and club activities.

 

Boat House

Closed for renovation from October 2014 to May 2015. 

Outdoor water sports focus around the Boathouse on Lake Waban, providing access to canoes, paddleboats, sailboats, and kayaks.  The Boat House is also home to Wellesley's historic Dorm Crew and Class Crew competitions.


 

Nehoiden Golf Course

Established in 1893, Wellesley College's Nehoiden Golf Course is the oldest nine-hole course in the country and is home to the Blue's varsity golf team and PE golf classes.  Students may also play the course on their own.  Clubs are available at the Front Desk of the Sports Center.

Calendars

UPDATES:
Due to the snowstorm, the KSC is closed TODAY, Wednesday, Jan 28. The Sports Center will re-open tomorrow at 7am. 

Building & Pool Hours
Recreation
Student Orgs
Varsity Contests
Varsity Practices
Policies and memberships

Schedules subject to change.
Updated Jan 28, 2015.


Contact us

Keohane Sports Center
Front Desk:  781.283.2019

Marni FriedmanAssoc. Director for Facilities & Operations
781.283.2002

Kathy HagerstromAsst. Director for Operations
781.283.2708

Bruce BakerAsst. Dept. Coordinator
781.283.2019