Athletic & Recreational Facilities

New London is a four-season recreational and cultural community known throughout New England for its beautiful lakes and mountains. Colby-Sawyer students enjoy access to many local and regional recreational amenities.

Dan and Kathleen Hogan Sports Center (1991)

The center is named for Dan Hogan, a former trustee, and his wife, Kathleen. The center provides a beautifully designed and fully equipped facility for athletic programs, student recreation and community fitness. The 63,000 square foot building contains the Coffin Field House with its suspended running/walking track, the Knight Natatorium six-lane swimming pool, locker rooms and aerobics studio, the Elizabeth Kind Van Cise Fitness Center, Athletic Department office, Chargers Club Conference Room, the sports medicine clinic, a new varsity weight room and racquet sports courts. The center is available to all students for individual fitness and recreation, intramurals and swimming. It is the primary facility for indoor athletic events at the college.

Kelsey Athletic Campus

The Kelsey Athletic Fields, dedicated in October 1999 and renamed in 2013, are named in honor of Patricia D. Kelsey, Colby-Sawyer trustee and former coach, and her husband, Robert P. Kelsey Jr. In 1996, the college acquired 116 acres of land, of which 28 acres were developed into a baseball diamond, soccer/lacrosse field and the Sally Shaw Veitch ’66 Track and Field. The views of surrounding mountains from these facilities are breathtaking, and the Kelsey Athletic Fields are among New England’s most beautiful college sports venues. Mercer Field, named in honor of Bill and Mona Mercer, is a competition field near Lawson Hall and complements the range of athletic and recreational sports facilities at the college.

Patricia D. Kelsey Tennis Courts

Six composition tennis courts are available for outdoor use from early spring until late fall. Relocated in 2001, these courts offer unparalleled views of Mount Kearsarge.

Mercer Hall (1963)

The Ray Indoor Climbing Wall, as well as a human performance laboratory that provides computerized health and fitness assessments are housed in this facility.