Dear HWS Bristol Field House External Member:

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Recreation Department values your Bristol Field House membership and enjoys providing you opportunities to assist in your health and fitness. With many community walkers and external members using the Field House frequently, we understand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and in turn, the closing of Bristol Field House may have had on your exercise routine.

When HWS opens for the fall semester, Bristol Field House will initially be open for faculty, staff and students. Once metrics are met with our campus community, we then will proceed with welcoming our external members back to the Field House. We will communicate that re-opening date so you can resume your Bristol Field House membership and exercise plan.

We will credit any membership paid for March 2020 through the current membership year for a full membership for 2021. Those members who don't anticipate using a 2021 membership should contact me at or 315-781-3901 to receive a prorated refund. Refund requests must be made by August 2, 2020.

We hope you have a wonderful summer.


Judy Wentzel
Director of Recreation, Intramurals, & Fitness


External Membership Program

HWS Recreation’s external membership program is available to constituents living within the local community. Promoting the importance of community well-being, the program provides opportunities for individuals to be active and build diversified relationships.

Community Walker Membership

This membership is available to anyone 18 years of age and older, who lives within the surrounding communities (non-residents of Geneva have access to this membership). Members have access to Bristol Field House’s indoor walking track and tennis & squash courts only.

Click HERE for membership pricing

College Affiliated Membership

This membership is available to the following:

  • One household member of a full-time HWS employee
  • One household member of a local, full-time HWS student
  • Local HWS alums
  • One household member of a local alum

To qualify for this membership, constituents listed above must be 16 years of age and older.

Members have access to ALL of HWS Recreation’s programs and services such as the indoor track, main floor, fitness center-weight room area, and group fitness program.

Click HERE for membership pricing

Additional External Membership Information

  • All memberships are processed on site at Bristol Field House (no online registration).
  • Memberships can be purchased through cash or check only.


Bristol Field House
283 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Front Desk: (315) 781-3528
Office: (315) 781-3901



6:00-9:00 a.m.
Noon-2:00 p.m.
4:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Note: Reservations are required to access the facility. Reservations are set up through IM LEAGUES.



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