Recreational Facilities: Climbing Wall and More

Welcome to the Winter Educational Complex which houses WWU's recreational opportunities.

Walla Walla University offers a variety of fitness and recreational opportunities to its students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and community members.  WWU recreational facilities open for current students, faculty, staff, and alumni include the fitness center, pool, gym, climbing wall and racquetball courts.  The pool is open to the community with the purchase of a pool pass or water aerobics' pass.    



Community members are welcome to purchase a pass to utilize the pool facilities. Purchase a pass online or in the HPE office.

Spring quarter water aerobics' classes begin April 8, 2024.  Want to try out a class?  Stop by the HPE office for a "Bring a Friend" card.

New to Water Aerobics? Be sure and get registered ahead of time to ensure your ID card is ready. 



The Cage

The Winter Educational Complex is home to many different recreational facilities. The gatekeeper to all of these is The Cage. Stop by for directions and friendly conversation! You can borrow equipment and towels from the Cage and pick up the latest class schedule.

Tausick Memorial Pool 

The Tausick Memorial Pool is 25 yards long and has five lanes. The pool offers facilities for WWU students to take classes in beginning and intermediate swimming, life guard training, and water safety instruction.
• The pool is available to WWU students, faculty and staff, alumni and community with a valid Swim Pass or ID card.

Water Aerobics' classes are in session.  Spring quarter classes start April 8, 2024. 

Teri Kuhlman Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

The fitness center offers a Cybex circuit, free weight area, functional training area, and a variety of cardio machines. WWU students can take classes in circuit weight training and strength training. There is also space for functional training, video workouts, and a variety of personal workouts. Available equipment includes Rip trainers, TRX straps, Plyo boxes, kettle bells, and other functional training equipment.

The fitness center is available to current WWU students, faculty, and staff, and alumni only. 

Climbing wall 

The new 25 ft. climbing wall at Walla Walla University is open!. Located in the Winter Educational Complex the new climbing wall offers top-rope sport routes and a bouldering area with routes ranging in difficulty from 5.4—5.11. Ropes, harnesses, and shoes are available for rent. Climbing wall staff are available to provide assistance during open hours. All abilities are welcome! 

Get updates and see progress on the new wall on Instagram @wwuclimbingwall.
• The wall is open to current students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Spring Hours: April 1, 2024 - June 7, 2024:
Sunday - Thursday, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The wall will be closed March 18 - 31, 2024 for Test Week and Spring Break.  


Gymnastics Gym 

The gymnastics gym in the Winter Educational Complex includes a loaded floor, Tumbl Trak, and various other gymnastics apparatuses. WWU students can take classes in tumbling and acrobatic gymnastics. WWU students with previous gymnastics experience are employed teaching Kidnastics, a gymnastics program for children in the community.
• The gymnastics gym is open for academic classes and Kidnastics' classes. 

Alumni Gymnasium 

The Alumni Gymnasium is located in the Winter Educational Complex. The gym has three basketball courts, three volleyball courts, eight badminton courts, and is open for recreational use.

• The alumni gymnasium is available to current WWU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Outdoor facilities 

The outdoor recreational facilities at the Winter Educational Complex include 4 tennis courts, 8 pickleball courts, a softball field, and a football/soccer field. These facilities are located southwest of the gymnasium.
• Outdoor facilities are available to current WWU students, faculty, staff and alumni only.
• Outdoor facilities are closed for Sabbath from sundown each Friday to sundown each Saturday.

Tennis Courts

Main Softball Field

Intramural Softball Field

Intramural Soccer/Football Field


Pool Schedules:





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Holiday Schedules:

Thanksgiving Break

Christmas Break

President's Day

Spring Break

Memorial Day