Porter Gymnasium

Porter Gymnasium houses a heated swimming pool, a weight room, and a basketball/volleyball court, classrooms, dressing rooms, showers, and offices. Built in 1928 and named in honor of the late James Hyde Porter, a Wesleyan benefactor and longtime trustee, the building features a custom-crafted weathervane depicting college women engaged in a game of basketball. The two-ton ball and spire blew down in a storm several years ago and was stored in the attic of the gym for some time. A fifty-foot crane and a crew of three men were required to hoist the weathervane back in place. The arena seats 586.

Pool Hours
Monday 7:00am – 9:00am 11:00am - 1:00pm 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday      7:00am – 9:00am 11:00am - 1:00pm      5:30pm – 8:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:00am 11:00am - 1:00pm  
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm         
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00pm    


* Please note: Pool hours are subject to change. Please contact the Mathews Athletic Center Manager at (478) 757-3775 for scheduling details.