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Facility Usage Policy

Primary use of the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center (MAC) and other athletic facilities is reserved for Hotchkiss students, and current and retired faculty and staff.

Alumni and parents of current students visiting Lakeville for short periods of time may use the John R. Chandler Fitness Center, the field house, the Hixon Pool, and the Joseph Cullman Squash Courts during certain hours when those facilities are not in use for team practices and club sports. Use of other facilities is permitted under the following conditions:

Schmidt and Dwyer Rinks — only when accompanied by a current student or a current or retired member of the faculty or staff, and then only when not in use by students or teams.

Ford Indoor Tennis Courts — only when not in use by teams or other members of the on-campus community (primarily weekday mornings). (Parents of alumni who are themselves active volunteers for the School are also permitted to use the courts within the guidelines).

Hixon Pool — Residents of Sharon and Salisbury, Conn., may use the pool at designated times through the Sharon and Salisbury Parks and Recreation Offices.

Children under the age of 18 visiting the School with an alumnus/a or parent of a current student may also use the above facilities when they are not in use for team practices and club sports, provided that the child’s parent or the alumnus/a is present.

All visitors, or the parent of any visitor under the age of 18, must sign a waiver prior to using any of the above facilities. Waivers are available in the following locations:

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Athletic Office (first floor of the MAC), the Alumni and Development Office (second floor of

Harris House), or Campus Security (in the basement of Coy Dormitory).

Saturdays and Sundays

Campus Security (in the basement of Coy Dormitory)

Signed waivers must be submitted to the Athletic Office or left with Security (basement of Coy) prior to using the facilities.

Click here to download the athletic facility usage waiver