Recreation & Fitness

The Powerhouse

Student union, recreation center, and athletics facility.

The newly renovated powerplant now houses our student union and athletic center. It’s where our artists, athletes, and every one of our multi-hyphenate Beloiters in between meet, eat, play, and practice.

The 120,000-square-foot facility features theater, classroom, and meeting spaces. There’s also a running track, 8-lane competition swimming pool, and plenty of other areas to work out and rest up.


Powerhouse  Building Hours

  • Monday - Thursday  7:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Friday                           7:00AM - 12:00AM
  • Saturday                     10:00AM - 10:00PM 
  • Sunday                         10:00AM - 7:00PM

Nicholls Natatorium

  • Monday &Wednesday  11:00AM - 4:00PM, 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • Tuesday &Thursday      11:00AM-2:00PM, 4:00PM-5:00PM, 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • Friday                              11:00AM - 4:00PM  
  • Saturday                         12:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Sunday                             12:00PM - 5:00PM

Hamiltons Dining Hours

  • Monday - Friday         7:00AM - 8:00PM
    • Breakfast           7:00AM - 9:30AM
    • Lunch                  11:00AM - 2:00PM
    • Dinner                  4:00PM - 8:00PM
    • Grab ‘N’ Go        7:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday and Sunday  CLOSED

Menu and More Information

For more information on Hamiltons, please visit Bon Appetit.

Health and Wellness Center

Currents: Walnut Creek Gift Store 

  Any questions please call 608-313-0600

  • Monday - Saturday       11:00AM - 5:00PM

Powerhouse Summer Hours

Powerhouse summer hours start May 11th.

Powerhouse celebrated for energy efficiency
Sustainability: Making a Difference

Powerhouse celebrated for energy efficiency

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers honored Beloit College’s Powerhouse with the Focus on Energy 2021 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award on Wednesday, September 8. Governor Evers commended the new student hub for its innovative approach to conserving energy and reducing the Beloit community’s carbon footprint.

“I’m always impressed with how important the college is to the city of Beloit and how important the city of Beloit is to the college,” says Governor Evers. “This facility serves as a great example of what can be accomplished when people come together and create something that is both sustainable and special.”

A double rainbow and late afternoon sunshine light up Beloit’s award-winning Powerhouse.

A sustainable space to thrive

The pandemic may have delayed alumni opportunities to visit the Powerhouse in person, but now students show us what this transformational building looks like in action.

Introducing the Powerhouse in pictures: Beloit’s reimagined, historic building in all its sustainable and student-animated glory.

Animesh Adhikary’23 and Georgia Fanthorpe’23 pose in the Buccaneer Boathouse while standing on a standup paddle board and sitting in a kayak.

Summers in Beloit, a lot of fun mixed with a good bit of career preparation

Summer work, internships, and grad school prep…all while enjoying time on the water.


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