In 2014, construction is scheduled to begin on an expansion to the Athletic Complex. The Gary and Rachel Sumers Recreation Center is slated to open in 2016 along with the Gary and Rachel Sumers Fitness Center.

The project includes a complete 36,000-square-foot interior rejuvenation of historic Francis Gymnasium, site of the 1904 Olympics, as well as a 66,500-square-foot addition to the south side of Francis Gymnasium and an additional 20,000 square feet of improvements to the existing Athletic Complex.

The Athletic Complex Expansion Project

The Athletic Complex

The WUSTL Athletic Complex

The Athletic Complex consists of several facilities: the Field House, David R. Francis Field, David R. Francis Gymnasium, James Butler Bushyhead Track and the Tao Tennis Center.

The facilities are designed to accommodate a wide range of individual and group recreational and intramural activities, as well as to serve as a home for our intercollegiate teams. Our extensive operational schedule seeks to provide every member of the Washington University community with an opportunity to participate in a series of programs: instructional, free play, intramural, varsity and sports clubs.

Memberships and Locker Fees

2013-14 Athletic Complex Brochure (pdf)
2013-14 McWilliams Fitness Center Brochure (pdf)

Francis Field and Francis Gymnasium were used for the 1904 Olympics, the third Olympic games of the modern era and the first to be held in the Western Hemisphere. The Francis Gymnasium also currently houses the Department of Athletics.

The Field House was the site for presidential debates during the 1992, 2000, and 2004 presidential campaigns.

The Athletic Complex was also one of the venues for the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival.


Week of July 28-Aug. 3 (pdf)
Week of Aug. 4-10

**The McWilliams Fitness Center is closed due to renovations.**

*The recreation locker rooms will be closed for the month of July for updates to accommodate individuals displaced from Francis Gym during construction.

Athletic Complex

Monday-Friday:      7 am-7:30 pm**
Saturday-Sunday:  Closed

Millstone Pool

*Millstone Pool will be closed for maintenance July 1-August 8. The pool will reopen Monday, Aug. 11.

Monday & Wednesday: 
   7-8:15 am
   11:30 am-1 pm
   5-6:30 pm

Tuesday & Thursday:   
   11:30 am-1 pm
   5-6:30 pm

   7-8:15 am
   11:30 am-1 pm

*All activity areas close at 7:15 pm.

The weight room, fitness center, racquetball, handball & squash courts, and all gyms close 15 minutes prior to the building closing.

The Tao Tennis Center, Francis Field and Bushyhead Track are open for recreational use during regular Athletic Complex hours of operation. These outdoor facilities are available from 7 a.m. until dusk or with the close of all activity areas, whichever is first each day. The facilities are not available when departmental programs are scheduled. Hours will be adjusted during University breaks.