Facilities & Hours

Facilities & Hours

Keohane Sports Center

The Keohane Sports Center and Fitness Center is open for students, Wellesley College employees and alums. Swipe access is required to enter Keohane Sports Center (KSC) interior spaces, including the fitness center and locker rooms.

Check the KSC Events Calendar in right sidebar for fitness center hours, pool hours, and updates.

Standard KSC Hours of Operation (while classes are in session):
  • Monday thru Thursday: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Standard Fitness Center Hours of Operation (while classes are in session):

  • Monday thru Friday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Rec Swim Hours Fall 2023 (while classes are in session):

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (unless Wellesley is hosting a swim meet)



About the 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 13 varsity athletics teams, a diverse physical education curriculum, and a wide variety of recreational, intramural, and wellness activities for the entire College community. (Sports Center Policies




Fieldhouse interiorDorothy 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 spin 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 is 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.



Fitness Center

The Fitness Center, located on the second floor of the Sports Center overlooking the Fieldhouse, is equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, cable system, and stability equipment. 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. NOTE: 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. (Fitness Center Policies)


Weight room with benches and medicine ballsVarsity Weight Room

This facility offers sport-specific programming for all 13 varsity teams. With support from Ann Batchelder, professor emeritus, and from Alice Lehmann Butler '53 and her husband, John, Wellesley has built a state-of-the-art training center for varsity athletes. Our ever-growing facility now has seven squat racks, four Olympic platforms, and a host of barbells, dumbbells, plyo boxes, bands, medicine balls, weight vests, and other training aids. We are continually updating equipment to meet the needs of Wellesley student-athletes



Spin studio with bikesSpin Studio

The spin studio, home to 12 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. NOTE: The spin studio is available from open to close every day, except during scheduled PE and recreation classes. (Spin Studio Policies)




Lanes in the compeition poolChandler Pool

Chandler Pool is one of the finest swimming and diving facilities in New England, with an eight-lane competition pool and a one- and three-meter diving well. It is home to the Wellesley varsity swimming and diving team and is the practice site for the Wellesley College Water Polo Club. The Chandler Pool is open to students, College employees and their immediate family members (some age restrictions apply), as well as select paid memberships during recreational swim hours. The Chandler Pool also hosts a range of swimming programs for the local community (contact Ann Dwyer @ 781.283.2022 if interested).



Wellesley Climbing WallClimbing Wall

Located in the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse, 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. 





A squash courtSquash Courts

The lower level of the Sports Center includes five 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.




Students in mirrored dance studioDance Studios

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.





Playing badminton in the multipurpose gymMultipurpose Gym

The Multipurpose Gym is used for PE classes, student-run clubs, and a host of intramural activities, including volleyball, soccer, basketball, and dodgeball. It is also available for Open Recreation.





Bird's-eye view of trackFields Complex

In 2002, Wellesley College opened four new athletic fields and a track. The complex includes a 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.





bird's eye view of Butler Boathouse

Butler Boathouse

Boating activities at Wellesley College take place at the newly renovated Butler Boathouse on Lake Waban, providing access to canoes, paddleboats, sailboats, and kayaks. The Boathouse is also home to Wellesley's historic Dorm Crew and Class Crew competitions.





Bird's eye view of the golf course

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.