Rockne Memorial 

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Rockne Memorial closed on August 30 & 31

Due to the heat index inside Rockne Memorial, the building will be closed on Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31. This includes the lap and therapy pools inside the facility.

Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pools operational changes – effective August 9

RecSports is eager to announce the resumption of our standard operations for the Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pools. As of Monday, August 9, the following changes have been implemented for the lap and therapy pools:

  • No reservations needed to access the lap and therapy pools
  • All equipment available for use
  • Multiple swimmers may use same lane/space
Areas available as of August 22 at Rockne Memorial
  • Locker rooms
  • Showers
  • Lockers
  • Towel service

Updated waivers for 2021 – 2022 year

All users of RecSports facilities will need to sign onto recregister.nd.edu to sign and acknowledge the updated facility use waiver in order to swipe into and have access to our facilities. Upon logging into RecRegister for the first time as of August 1, the Adult Facility Access Waiver will pop up. Additionally, participants will also need to sign the Climbing & Bouldering Wall waiver. This will enable you to climb, shall you want to utilize the Climbing & Bouldering Wall during the 2021 – 2022 year. To complete the waivers:

  1. Read through the Adult Facility Use waiver and scroll to the bottom.
  2. If you agree to the terms of the waiver, click the gray box to digitally sign the waiver.
  3. Sign the waiver in the box.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Sign Now.
  6. Once you hit Sign Now, the Climbing & Bouldering Wall waiver will pop up. Repeat steps 1 – 5 for the Climbing & Bouldering Wall waiver.

If a waiver is not completed, the user will not have access. We encourage all of our users to complete the waiver prior to visiting our facilities to help us limit long lines for entry.


Rockne Memorial Hours: August 22 – December 16

  Rockne Memorial Hours Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pool Hours
Monday – Friday 5:45 – 11:00 p.m. 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 11:00 p.m. Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Upcoming Modified Hours & Closures

September 11 ND Home Football Game – RecSports facilities CLOSED
September 18 ND Home Football Game – RecSports facilities CLOSED
October 2 ND Home Football Game – RecSports facilities CLOSED
October 15 – 24 Fall Break – Modified Hours
October 30 ND Home Football Game – RecSports facilities CLOSED
November 6 ND Home Football Game – RecSports facilities CLOSED
November 20 ND Home Football Game – RecSports facilities CLOSED
November 24 – 28 Thanksgiving Break – Modified Hours

Building Amenities

The Rockne Memorial is the prominent semi-Gothic building that stands on the west side of campus on South Quad, covering nearly an acre of ground and providing many opportunities for recreational enjoyment. Even with the inception of Smith Center for Recreational Sports in 2018, Rockne is still a bustling stage for many forms of club sports, intramurals, fitness classes, aquatic instruction, and general recreation, as well as life-saving classes.

Dedicated to the memory of Notre Dame’s legendary football coach, Knute Rockne, the Rockne Memorial is one of the most complete recreational facilities on campus. Built in 1939 from the donations of alumni and friends of the University, Rockne Memorial provides recreational facilities for the students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their families. Amenities include the lower level exercise room and Father Lange weight room, 25-yard swimming pool and warm-up pool fit with observation decks, racquetball and squash courts, and locker rooms for men, women, and families. The upper level features a gymnasium, featuring two basketball courts. Finally, the main lobby of Rockne Memorial contains the athletic trophies and mementos accumulated by Notre Dame teams under Rockne and his successors, as well as a bronze bust of Rockne himself to greet patrons and campus visitors. Game Day tradition includes pilgrimage to Knute’s statue before kickoff to rub his nose for good luck.


Rockne Memorial Policies

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