Health & Recreation Center

Hours of Operation & Procedures

Hours of Operation

Main HRC Hours                           Closures for Chapel Days

Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.                           Main HRC – Tuesday & Thursday: 9:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.                                                Pool – Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Pool Hours

Please consult our Pool Information Document for hours, alerts and closures

Holiday Hours

New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) – HRC is closed.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15) – HRC is closed.

Good Friday – HRC will close at 3 p.m. (Saturday will have normal operating hours)

Memorial Day – HRC is closed.

Independence Day – HRC is closed.

Labor Day – HRC is closed.

Thanksgiving Holidays –

Tuesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21) – HRC will close at 6pm

Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) – HRC will close at 4:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) and Black Friday (Nov. 24) – HRC is closed.

Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) – HRC will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Christmas Holidays –

The HRC will be closed Dec. 25th and 26th

New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) – HRC will close at 3 p.m.

HRC Video Tour

HRC gym

Facility Information

Explore the Health and Recreation Facilities

Toddlers playing with a ball

Children’s Department

The Children’s Department is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children of the seminary community. It is our goal to serve families by offering programs that strive to encourage the children of Southern.

The pool inside the HRC

Pool Information

Our Natatorium features a just under junior Olympic sized swimming pool, a spa, a kiddie pool, and an outdoor fountain pool open between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Close up of kettlebells

Free Services

Need help taking the next step in your fitness and nutrition journey? Our free services are a great place to start.

Women stretching in exercise class

Group Fitness Classes

Need help taking the next step in your fitness and nutrition journey? Our free services are a great place to start.

Mean playing basketball in HRC gym

Intramural Sports

In addition to mind and soul, keeping one’s body healthy is an important goal for the seminary student. If you enjoy sports, intramurals are a great opportunity to stay in shape.

If you are a student, student spouse, community member, SBTS/Boyce employee, or alumnus you are welcome to participate.


The Health and Recreation Center has a wide array of games, sports, and fitness equipment available for rent. Some items are available to check out while in the HRC or Seminary lawn for free. All recreation and game rental requests can be submitted online.

Rack of bar bells

Policies and Membership

The Health and Rec Center policies exist to maintain a safe environment that allows for  fitness, fun, and fellowship for athletes of all skill sets and ages.

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