HNH Building & Gymnasium Hours Of Operation

June 27th through July 3rd

  Weekdays Weekend
Helen Newman Hall 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

July 4th through July 10th

  Monday Tuesday through Friday Weekend
Helen Newman Hall Closed 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Regular Summer Hours

  Weekdays Weekend
Helen Newman Hall 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Gymnasium Hours

Informal recreation in the Helen Newman gymnasium typically aligns with building hours, unless the gymnasium is reserved for Physical Education courses, Group Fitness classes, Intramural Sports, or by Cornell Recreation Services staff. Members cannot reserve the gymnasium and must follow all Informal Recreation policies.

 

Informal Recreation Hours June 27th to July 3rd

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Court 1: Basketball Only 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM
Court 2: Badminton Priority X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM X
Court 2: Volleyball Priority 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X X X 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM

Informal Recreation Hours June 4th to July 10th

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Court 1: Basketball Only Closed 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM
Court 2: Badminton Priority Closed 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM X
Court 2: Volleyball Priority Closed X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM

Regular Summer Informal Recreation Hours

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Court 1: Basketball Only 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM
Court 2: Badminton Priority X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM If day of the week is odd 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM X
Court 2: Volleyball Priority 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM X 6:00 AM to 6:45 PM If day of the week is even X 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM

Additional Information

  • Please be advised that Helen Newman Hall building/gymnasium hours and court usage status are subject to change.
  • All University break periods have varying hours.
  • You may call Helen Newman Hall at (607) 255-8164 if you have any questions.

Informal Recreation Gymnasium Policies

  • Physical altercations are handled by the Cornell Police department, during which the altercation can be investigated as a physical assault.
  • All patrons using the gym must be in possession of a valid Cornell ID card or must have purchased a guest pass (temporarily on hold), which must be shown to the building monitor upon entry or request. If there is no building monitor, Issue Room attendant may request ID at any point. 
  • Members must have clean, dry, appropriate gymnasium footwear on at all times.
  • Basketball always has priority over Volleyball and Badminton on Court 1
  • Volleyball and Badminton always have priority over Basketball on Court 2. Basketball can not be played half court if there is a Volleyball or Badminton group playing on Court 2. 
  • Roller blades, skateboards, and hover boards are never permitted in the gym.
  • Soccer balls, tennis balls, baseballs, lacrosse balls, etc., are not permitted in the gym.

Informal Recreation Basketball Information

  • Basketball games automatically become challenge games when there are two teams of five on the court and five more players have arrived to play
  • Full court challenge games always have priority over half court games
  • During a challenge game, the game is played to 11 points
  • The losing team must rotate out
  • If a team wins three games in a row, they must rotate out
  • Basketball must cease immediately on Court 2 if Volleyball and Badminton players arrive

Informal Recreation Badminton Information

  • All badminton games become challenge games if all badminton courts are in use and others are waiting to play.
  • Challenge games are to 21 points with a point being scored on each serve. Matches will not be played in sets.
  • After a team wins three challenges in a row, they must rotate off that court. The next two challenging teams then take the court. 
  • Players must setup and return posts after use to the rack in the corner of Court 2
  • The Issue Room attendant is allowed to close the Helen Newman Gymnasium if any participant does not abide by the open recreation policies.

Informal Recreation Volleyball Information

  • All Volleyball games become challenge games if the court is in use by two teams, and others are waiting to play.
  • Challenge games are to 15 points, win by 2, with an 18-point hard cap. Points are scored on each serve.
  • After a team wins three challenges in a row, they must rotate off that court. The next two challenging teams then take the court. 
  • Players must setup and return posts after use to the rack in the corner of Court 2
  • The Issue Room attendant is allowed to close the Helen Newman Gymnasium if any participant does not abide by the open recreation policies.