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.
|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.