Spring Break Sports Center Hours
Weekdays (beginning March 19) -- 7am-9:30pm
March 21 -- 10am-6pm
March 22 -- 11am-6pm
March 28 -- 10am-6pm
March 29 -- 11am-10pm
(Check right sidebar for updates.)
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
- **Fitness Center closes one hour before the building
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.
Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse
The renovated Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse features 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 Center on the second floor, overlooking the Field House, with all cardio and weightlifting machines in a one beautiful, brand-new, temperature-controlled space.
The Fitness Center 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 Fitness Center has qualified student staff monitoring the space to help answer any questions. It is available to the College community from the time the building opens until an hour before closing every day. **The Fitness Center will remain open during PE classes (such as Cardio Fitness or Couch to 5K), but please note that students in those classes have priority during class times.
**From March 29 to May 8, the staff will offer free 45-minute Fitness Center Orientations:
- Tuesdays, 11:30am
- Wednesdays, 6pm
- Fridays, 11:30am
Varsity Weight Room
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.
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 classes are conducted in the studio on a daily basis. **The spin studio is available from open to close every day, except during scheduled PE and recreation classes. (Policies)
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.
Closed through Spring 2015.
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.
The lower level of the Sports Center includes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.