Holmes Sports Center

Holmes Sports Center
REGULAR ACADEMIC HOURS BEGIN Monday, August 30th, 2021
  • Monday-Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00pm
  • Friday: 6:30am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm 

Facility closings for November break:
  • Tuesday, Nov 23rd -
    facility closes at 6pm

  • Wednesday, Nov 24th to Sunday, Nov 28th - facility closed

  • Monday, Nov 29th -
    facility opens at 6:30am for regular hours

FALL SEMESTER LAP SWIM HOURS: (Aug. 30 - Dec. 21, 2021)

  • Monday - Friday: 12pm - 1:30pm (8 lanes)
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00pm - 9:00pm (4 lanes)
  • Saturdays: 12pm - 1:30pm (8 lanes) * - watch for frequent closings 
  • Sundays: 2pm - 3pm 

During the fall semester, please note the following pool closures due to Holidays and/home swim meets

  • Saturday Nov. 13 - NO LAP SWIM (Simmons vs. UNE Home meet)
  • Saturday Nov. 20 - NO LAP SWIM (Simmons vs. Merrimack Home meet)
  • Wednesday Nov. 24 - Sunday Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving Break
  • No Evening Lap Swim Nov. 11, Nov. 23, Dec. 16 and Dec. 21


Athletic activity at Simmons centers around the William J. Holmes Sports and Fitness Center, a $10 million, 60,000 square foot facility located just steps from Simmons' nine residence halls and Bartol Dining Hall. Opened in 1989, the Center houses state-of-the-art training equipment, plus hardwood courts, an indoor running area, swimming pool, and much more. In 1992, the Holmes Sports Center received the Athletic Business Architectural Award.

Note: Due to Simmons University campus restrictions related to COVID-19, only Simmons University students, faculty, and staff may utilize the Holmes Sports Center. Memberships for CoF, MASCO, and the general public are suspended for the fall, 2021 semester. Please check back in January, 2022 for more updates. 

Additional questions about the Sports Center? Call our front desk at 617.521.1080.



Academic Building Hours

Monday-Thursday: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


*Academic hours begin the first day of classes 

Please click here for facilities rules.

Please click here for pool hours.

*Workout areas close 15 minutes before the building closes.

Spring Break Hours

Saturday, March 7: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, March 8: Closed
Monday, March 9 - Thursday, March 12: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday, March 13: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 14: Closed
Sunday, March 15: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 


Peloton Bike Sign-ups

To reserve a Peloton bike during peak hours (Monday-Friday 4pm-9pm), you must sign up via the link below:

1.       Click here to reserve a Peloton bike 
2.       Choose a bike by number (1-5) in half hour time slots (Max limit is 60 minutes at one time), then click continue
3.       Enter your name, phone number and email address, click complete appointment
4.       Check that you have received a confirmation email and you are all set.

Please note that it is recommended that you arrive early for your time slot in order to assure an efficient start time. If you arrive later than five minutes after your designated start time, your bike may be given away to walk-ins. It is also recommended that you bring a copy of your confirmation email. Thank you.


Weight Room Policy

1. Proper footwear at all times
2. Only earbud use for music - no personal speaker music permitted 
3. Return weights to rack when finished use
4. No stacking weights against mirrors



Summer Building Hours 

(May 13th - September 1st)

Monday-Thursday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Saturday: Closed*
Thursday, July 4th (Independence Day) and Friday, July 5th: Closed


Please click here for pool hours

For building and pool questions, please call 617-521-1080.


Members: Please Note that the Racquetball and Squash Courts have been renovated and re-purposed as Dance Studios on the Second Floor of the Sports Center.



Locker Room Policy

Women's and Men's Locker rooms have lockers available for day use only.  Please bring your own lock to secure your items during your workout.  Locker use is permitted for a single day only.  Locks and items left on/in a locker overnight are subject for removal.
Commuter lockers outside the general locker rooms are for Simmons students who are enrolled in classes and do not live on campus.  These lockers may be signed out for the semester.  At the end of the semester locks must be removed and items cleaned out.