Dedicated towards the cultivation of the 'whole' person, Campus Recreation at Yates Field House provides a variety of opportunities for all students to enhance their university experience through recreation, fitness, and well-being. Through our various sport and recreation programs, students are given the opportunity to connect with each other and experience personal growth in a fun, comfortable, and challenging yet safe environment.
At the Yates Field House - the university's recreation facility - extensive fitness and recreation programming is available not only for students but also staff, faculty, alumni, and local community members. Yates facilities and equipment are dedicated to serving the fitness needs of all our students and members. Program areas such as group fitness, aquatics, racquet sports, intramural sports, and Red Cross certifications provide daily opportunities for students and members to improve physical and mental wellness.
Furthermore, Yates Field House is one of the largest employers of student staff on campus. Each year, our student lifeguards, instructors, attendants and sport officials support our professional staff in offering some of the best fitness programs in the Washington, D.C. area.
Georgetown University, as a leading American and Jesuit institution, is committed to the cultivation of the whole person; the training not only of the intellect and spirit, but also the body. With this in mind, the Yates Memorial Field House was built to meet the recreational, instructional, and intramural sport needs of the entire University Community.
The Yates Memorial Field House was opened in the fall of 1979 and named in honor of Gerard F. Yates, S.J. Father Yates taught classics, history and political science as an educational apostolate; as an assistant, associate, and full professor. At one time, he was chairman of the political science department and also Dean of the Graduate School. Outside the classroom, he vigorously promoted activities that continue to strengthen the quality of student life on campus.