Facility News


Hours & Special Events Calendars

Hotline: 865-FITT (3488)

OUTDOOR Calendar

Closed for the winter. Pool will reopen Saturday, Sunday, Monday of Memorial Day Weekend 2015.

This calendar is subject to change.

This calendar is subject to change.


The Natatorium pools are often booked on weekends for special swim meets and events, including home football Saturdays. Natatorium hours may change daily based upon rental groups, special events or operational issues.  While we make every effort to maintain a consistent schedule, occasionally we do need to make last-minute scheduling adjustments.  To avoid disappointment, please check the calendars above prior to coming for your swim. We recommend you bookmark this page to make it easy to find before your next swim.

Please note the following "general" schedules are subject to change. Changes to the general schedules listed below will be reflected in the calendars above.

Availability of pools is subject to adequate staffing levels.  While we strive to achieve full staffing levels on a consistent basis, there may be times when lifeguards call in sick or otherwise fail to report for duty. In these rare instances, we may need to temporarily close one or more pools to ensure supervision levels consistent with Pennsylvania regulatory requirements. We thank you in advance for your understanding of these rare occasions.

Customer Service Hours:

The Customer Service Desk is staffed Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


Indoor Pools

Recreational Swim Times FY 2014-2015

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7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Both Pools


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Noon - 2:00 PM

Instruction Pool
Race Pool


7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Instruction Pool

Race Pool


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Instruction Pool

Race Pool


7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Both Pools

Saturdays Closed Most Saturdays

Please see calendars above for date-specific availability. The White Building pool is available on Saturdays for students, faculty and staff. Please visit the White Building website for specific hours of operation.

Sundays Noon - 4:00
Noon - 4:00
Both Pools
Recreational Diving - Dive Well


Diving Well

The diving well is intended for divers. If the diving boards are not in use, the diving well may be used by recreational swimmers. However, preference will be given to divers during designated diving times. If a diver wishes to use the diving board during a designated time, all non-divers must vacate the diving well. No refunds will be given.

During Fall & Spring Semesters, the Dive Well is schedule as follows:

  • Water Walking:
    • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 10 AM - 1 PM (Special Populations only 10-11 AM)
  • Recreational Diving:
    • Mon/Wed/Fri 1:00 - 2:00 PM (Shared with Varsity Diving)
    • Tues/Thurs Noon - 2 PM (Shared with Varsity Diving from 1-2 PM); and
    • Sundays Noon - 4:00 PM


White Building Pool

The White Building Pool is a 25 meter, 5-lane lap pool with regulation-size lanes. Water depth is a consistent 3.5 feet. At times, two lanes may be reserved for instructional purposes. Circle swimming is required whenever more than two people share a lane.

  • Early morning swim times are available at the White Building Pool.
  • Youth and Adult swimming lessons are scheduled on certain evenings. Limited "lap swim" lanes are available during this time.
  • Private swim lessons may also be scheduled throughout the day.
  • The White Building pool is only available to Penn State students, faculty and staff.

Please click here for more information on White Building Pool Hours.

Outdoor Pool

Summer Recreational Swim Times


The Natatorium Outdoor pool is open to students, faculty, staff as well as members of the public.  The pool opens Memorial day weekend and closes for the summer at the end of the day on Labor Day.  During June and July our schedule is ever-changing as Swim Camps, Dive Camps and special events alter the standard schedule.  The grid charts should provide the most up-to-date version of the schedule. We recommend referring to the grid charts for weekly updates.

Our "open swim" pool layout consists of a large shallow water open area (4' - 5'2" in depth), followed by 6 short course (25yd) lane lines running the width of the pool, a deep water swim area equivalent to 3 lanes, and then a diving area for both a one meter board and the dive tower.  The top tower (10m) is closed to the public for safety reasons.

Late Summer Schedule -

The Outdoor Pool is on a very restricted schedule from mid-August through Labor Day.  Please view the calendars above for date-specific hours of operation. 

Whether the pool will be available for recreational swim times after the start of the fall sememster will be a function of staff availability, weather and programming. We do not recommend purchasing additional multi-pass tickets once the fall semester begins as you may not be able to utilize all of the swims.