Front of the Jeanne Knoerle Sports and Recreation Center

Jeanne Knoerle Sports and Recreation Center

A hub of activity on campus, the Knoerle Center boasts a collegiate regulation-sized gym, an auxiliary gym, locker rooms, a training room and a 3,776 square foot fitness center with full internet and cable access on various cardio machines.

Student working out in the Club 64 gym

Club '64

The fitness center donated by and named after the SMWC Class of 1964 contains advanced fitness equipment, including stair climbers, Jacob's Ladders, five elliptical, eight treadmills, six exercise bikes, numerous free weights and weight stations.

Volleyball players on the floor of Hamilton Arena

Hamilton Arena

The home court for the Pomeroy basketball and volleyball teams. The collegiate regulation-sized arena can seat 1,000 spectators and is located just off of Ariens Atrium. The floor from the center court of the "Old Gym" also has a new home on the wall of Hamilton Arena.

Blue pomeroy bikes in the Knoerle Center

Pomeroy Pedals

Need to get to class on time? Want to explore the beauty of The Woods? There are Pomeroy blue bikes with white baskets available for you throughout the campus. This bike share program encourages health, wellness and community, while decreasing carbon emissions and promoting a more sustainable campus environment.

The Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Quiet Reflection

There are sites throughout campus for prayer and reflection. A short walk from the residence hall will take you to spiritual sites such as the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, an outdoor Way of the Cross, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine. The beautiful campus offers many opportunities to become one with nature; sites and markers relevant to the history of the Sisters of Providence and SMWC found across campus give you a sense of belonging. The residence hall, Le Fer Hall, is home to the newly-renovated Sacred Heart Chapel.

A female student walks swiftly around the walking trail by the Le Fer Lake.

Le Fer Lake

Take a stroll on an outdoor walking trail, explore wildlife and enjoy the beauty of campus. This restoration project includes an environmental habitat at Le Fer Lake.

Students sitting outside

Diversity and Inclusion

As a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with fellow students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds, faiths and experiences. Event and programs promoting diversity are hosted on campus regularly.

Someone getting a salad at the dining hall

Trayless Dining

O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall had adopted trayless dining, an effort that can lead to healthier eating habits and lifestyles. Plus, the practice conserves water, reduces food waste and improves energy efficiency. (If you need a tray, no worries! Simply ask for one from the dining hall staff).