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Admission & Fees

The McCoy Natatorium and Outdoor pools is open to all members of the Penn State community as well as to the general public.  The White Building Pool and Spa are available only to Students, Faculty, Staff and Retirees in good standing with a valid Penn State ID card properly coded for access to these facilities.

Single admission, Semester and Annual pool passes are available for purchase at the Customer Service desk located near the locker rooms at the McCoy Natatorium. The Customer Service Desk is staffed Monday - Friday from 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Our recreational swim times are considered public events. As such, parents are expected to supervise their minor children at all times.

All pool passes must be presented to the Customer Service attendant on the pool deck.

Students with Fitness Pass memberships must present their ID to the Customer Service attendant on the pool deck who will swipe your ID to verify your FitPass membership. Those with Semester or Annual passes should present their pass to the Customer Service attendant on the pool deck.  Those without their passes will be asked to return to the locker room to recover the pass.  No admission will be allowed without a valid pass.

Please note that Faculty/Staff FitPass memberships DO NOT include swimming pool use, either at the Natatorium or the White Building pools.

Memberships to the natatorium indoor pools are available for individuals and families on a semester or annual basis which corresponds to the following academic schedule:

  • Indoor Pools: Fall Semester 2015 Pass
  • Indoor Pools: Spring Semester 2016 Pass
  • Indoor Pools: Summer Semester 2016
  • Indoor Pools: Annual Pass: Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 (Only sold in August/September)**

Indoor Pool Passes are valid only at the Indoor Pools. Both the Natatorium Indoor Pools and the White Building pool operate on a very limited schedule over the summer months and may close during certain periods for maintenance or special events, including swim meets and sport camps. By conducting maintenance and repairs over the summer, we are able to minimize interruptions in service during the academic year. Please plan your purchase acccordingly.

*** Note:  The Natatorium Indoor Pools are closed for Summer 2015 (May - August) for a retiling project. 

Indoor Pool Admission Fees:

Memberships and single admission sales are available at the Customer Service desks during general recreation swim times. 

Single Admission


Single Admission
(Sold at both White Building and McCoy Natatorium)

Penn State Student Single Admission


Individual Memberships to the Indoor Pools

Faculty / Staff Annual and Semester Memberships are valid at both White Building and McCoy Natatorium indoor pools. (Note: During Summer 2015 the McCoy Natatorium Indoor Pools will be closed.)  Community (public) memberships are limited to the McCoy Natatorium indoor pools.  Please review the hours of operation before purchasing your pass. 

Student Semester Membership is included in your Fitness Membership: purchase online


Faculty / Staff Semester Membership

Faculty / Staff Annual Membership

*  Please note: The McCoy Natatorium indoor pools will be closed during Summer 2015.  During Summer 2015 construction, F/S Annual Memberships will only be recognized at the White Building Pool.  Outdoor Pool passes will be required for the Outdoor Pool.


Community Semester Membership

  *  Valid only at McCoy Natatorium Indoor Pools

  *  Not available Summer 2015


Community Annual Membership

  *  Valid only at McCoy Natatorium


Lost Campus Recreation ID Card (1st time)



Family Memberships to the Indoor Pools

Family memberships are sold each semester for the indoor pools only.  These passes are intended for families with minor children.  Children aged 18 and older would need to purchase a separate adult membership or daily pass.


Student Family Semester Membership

  • Requires proof of Individual Fitness Membership for the purchasing student.
  • An "add-on" to the student's vald fitness membership to allow student's spouse/partner and minor children access to the Natatorium.
Faculty / Staff Family Semester Pass


Community Family Semester Pass



Self-service lockers are available for use by swimmers inside the Natatorium locker rooms.

  • Please bring your own padlock. Keys are not provided.
  • Padlocks must be removed daily. Any padlock left on a locker at the close of business will be cut and contents will be inventoried and placed in our Lost & Found for future disposal pursuant to University policies.

Locker Rental (Hallway Lockers) -- $75.00 per academic year (Late August - Late August)


For your convenience, we offer a towel service at the Natatorium. Towels may be obtained at the Customer Service Desk (indoors) or at the main entry (outdoors).

  • Towel Rental -- $2.00 per towel
  • Towel Service -- $10.00 per semester
  • Please Note: As has been advertised over the past two years, the towel exchange service will be discontinued as of Fall 2016 now that our supply of replacement towels has diminished.  Customers who purchased a Penn State towel in years gone by are welcome to keep that towel and are encouraged to utilize our new towel service option to avoid having to carry a towel back and forth to the pool.


Outdoor Pool  

Passes for the Outdoor Pool may be purchased at the Customer Service desk located at the main entrance to the Outdoor Pool. For cash control purposes we are not able to sell these passes indoors, as each sale must be rung on the Outdoor Pool register.

Note: Indoor passes and Fitness passes may NOT be used for Outdoor Pool.

  • Single Admission -- $5.00
    Please note that refunds will not be given for inclement weather, including closures for raind and/or thunderstorms.

  • Multi-Pass -- 15 admissions for $60.00
    Multi-Pass tickets are non-refundable. Given the possibility for inclement weather, to avoid disappointment please consider whether you will be able to use all admissions prior to purchasing a pass. Once purchased there will be no refunds.

  • Student Single Admission -- $3.00/day
    Please note that refunds will not be given for inclement weather, including closures for raind and/or thunderstorms.

Birthday Parties & Pool Rentals

Have you thought about hosting a birthday party at the Natatorium? Our two-hour birthday party packages ($125) include one hour of swimming followed by an hour to celebrate cake and gift opening. Our birthday party package makes for a fun, affordable, and memorable way to celebrate your child's birthday. Contact us for more information at (814) 863-3928.


For all other programs and services please email us, or contact us at (814) 865-1432.