Rockne Memorial 

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Summer 2021 Rockne Memorial Update

The Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pools will be the only spaces available for use during the summer months in the Rockne Memorial. The Pools have reopened for the summer as of Wednesday, June 2.

Making & cancelling reservations on RecRegister

How to cancel reservations for utilizing RecSports facilities

Unable to make your reservation? Click here for instructions on how to cancel your spot so it opens up a spot for another participant. Reservations may be cancelled up to 60 minutes prior to your reservation time.

How to make reservations for utilizing RecSports facilities

Looking to utilize RecSports facilities this semester? Users are required to sign-up for a one hour designated time slot to utilize RecSports facilities on RecRegister. If spots are available, reservations may be made up to one minute prior to the reservation time beginning. Click here for instructions on how to reserve a spot to utilize RecSports facilities.


Links to make reservation to utilize Rockne Memorial Pools

Area/Facility for Reservation Link to Reserve your Time
Rockne Memorial Lap Pool

Click here to make reservation up to 72 hours in advance

Rockne Memorial Therapy Pool/Small Pool

Click here to make reservation up to 72 hours in advance


Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pools Hours: June 2 – August 18

The Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pools will be the only spaces available for use during the summer months in the Rockne Memorial.

  Rockne Memorial Lap & Therapy Pool Hours
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday CLOSED
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

**All breaks in open hours will be utilized to clean, disinfect, and sanitize equipment and building spaces.


What is open at Rockne Memorial

Click here for more information regarding RecSports’ reopening plan.

What is OPEN?
What is UNAVAILABLE?
Lap pool – for lap swimming only (limited capacity) Locker Rooms
Therapy Pool (limited capacity) Towel service
Restrooms Fitness/Cardio Room
  Weight Room
  Gymnasium
  Racquetball courts
  Equipment checkout
  Table tennis tables (singles use)
  Activity Studios

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

Click here to learn about our policies.