Rockne Memorial 

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

All RecSports facilities will require masks indoors until further notice. 

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: January 10, 2022 – Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17, 2022

    RecSports Facilities CLOSED
Monday January 17 CLOSED

Modified Hours for  Rockne Pool

    Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pool Hours
Wednesday January 19 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday February 23 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 23 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday April 20 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Spring Mid Semester Break Schedule: Friday, March 4, 2022 – Sunday, March 13, 2022

    Rockne Memorial Hours Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pool Hours
Friday March 4 5:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday March 5 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday March 6 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday-Friday March 7-11 5:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CLOSED
Saturday March 12 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday March 13 Noon – 11:00 p.m. Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Easter Break Schedule: Thursday, April 14, 2022 – Sunday April 17, 2022

    Rockne Memorial Hours Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pool Hours
Thursday April 14 5:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday April 15 CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday April 16 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday April 17 CLOSED CLOSED

Reading Days & Exam Week: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – Friday, May 6, 2022

    Rockne Memorial Hours Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pool Hours
Wednesday – Friday April 27 – 29 5:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday  April 30 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday May 1 Noon – 11:00 p.m. Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday May 2 – 5 5:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday May 6 5:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5:45 – 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.

Senior Week: Saturday, May 7 – Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Rockne Memorial Hours Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pool Hours
Saturday – Sunday May 7 -8 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday – Thursday May 9 -12 CLOSED CLOSED

Commencement Weekend: Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2022

    Rockne Memorial Hours Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pool Hours
Friday – Sunday May 13 – 15 CLOSED CLOSED

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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