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Chrouser Sports Complex

Wheaton College IL Chrouser Sports Complex Exterior

Dear Campus Community,

At this time, Retirees, Dependents, and Spouses of Faculty, Staff, and Students are permitted access to the facility. Reservations are required for the use of the facility in any capacity- weight room, gyms, track, pool, campus bikes, group fitness classes, and the rock climbing wall. Below you will find helpful information about sign-up requirements and other reminders when using the facility.

Sign Up Requirements

Chrouser Sports Complex’s Facility Reservation System will be used for the entire facility to book a space.  Participants will need to create a username and password with their wheaton.edu or my.wheaton.edu email address. Guidelines in reserving times are as follows:

  • You are permitted to reserve up to 20 spots per two-week period. All reservations are 30-minute intervals. 
  • You can cancel your booking up to an hour before it begins.  If you cancel due to COVID symptoms, we strongly encourage contacting the Student Health Center.
  • If you show up 10 minutes late to your booking, it will automatically be marked as a no-show.  After three “no-shows” in a two-week period, there will be an automatic one-week suspension of reservation privileges.

Reservation App

  1. Log in to the user end of the Capacity Management module (the Reservations system) on any device (computer, phone, tablet)
  2. Click on "Mobile App" link (top right). Launch/download the app (link to your account).
  3. Remain on the "Mobile App" web page. Click on the "Activate New Device" button at the bottom to get the values the mobile app would prompt you for.
  4. Open the mobile app you downloaded and enter the values from step 3.

Note that the app can be installed on multiple devices using the same flow as described above. Successfully activated devices should appear under "Activated Devices" on the "Mobile App" web page.

Retiree, Dependent, & Spouse Membership

Only applicable to retirees, dependents, and spouses to faculty, staff, and students, this group of people will need to stop by the front desk to register their account. Please come with your sponsor or identification of your sponsor (ID) in order to be registered. You will be given a Wheaton College key card to scan into the building.


  • All individuals are required to adhere to the Wheaton College masking and social distancing policy.
  • One can only gain access to the facility if they reserve a time.
  • Locker rooms are open for general use.

If you have any questions please email us or call the front desk at (630) 752-5146.  We look forward to seeing you!

Go Thunder!
The Chrouser Sports Complex Team


Chrouser Sports Complex Welcome Desk



Chrouser Sports Complex Hours of Operation

Overall Facility Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.    
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Pool Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
    • 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Adult Lap Swim   
    • 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim
    • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim
  • Friday
    • 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Adult Lap Swim   
    • 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim
    • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim
  • Saturday: 
    • 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim   

Overall Facility Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.      
  • Friday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed         

Pool Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
    • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Adult Lap Swim   
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim
    • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim
  • Friday
    • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Adult Lap Swim   
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Adult Lap Swim
  • Saturday: No Saturday Swims


  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Undergraduate Commencement Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th


From rock climbing to yoga classes, the Chrouser Sports Complex provides access to many activities to promote healthy and active lives.

Chrouser Sports Complex Interior

In August of 2000 the Wheaton Athletics Department moved into the state-of-the-art Chrouser Sports Complex. The $15 million complex was built with the promise to help balance Wheaton’s demanding academic culture with an increased commitment to community-building, athletics, and recreation.

The complex features...

  • an 8,000 square foot weight room
  • three student recreational gyms
  • an elevated jogging track
  • pool
  • dance studio
  • a climbing wall
  • "smart" classrooms and conference rooms
  • and a physiology lab

Included in the Chrouser Sports Complex are the Eckert Recreation Center, the previously existing Chrouser Fitness Center, and the 2,650 seat King Arena, home of Wheaton College basketball, volleyball, and wrestling.

In addition to a fully-functioning gym for its students, Wheaton also offers specialty fitness classes, free swimming time, a climbing wall, and a variety of Seasonal Wellness programs such as the annual Ironman Challenge.  Members of the community are also able to obtain a membership through the Chrouser Sports Complex to gain access to our state of the art facilities.