Campus Access Policy

Thank you for your patronage to the Mills College at Northeastern Pool! The pool is owned, operated and maintained by Northeastern University-Oakland. It is a privilege to swim at the Trefethen Aquatic Center at Northeastern University. 

The goal of the Trefethen Aquatic Center is to create an environment that promotes safety and enjoyment for ALL pool users. Some of the pool users include the Northeastern University club swim team, University classes and student events, youth swim meets and other events, as well as recreation and lap swimming. All of these programs factor into the published schedule. We are pleased to offer such an important service to the community and to so many different programs.

Please understand that the pool reserves the right to modify our schedule at any time, but every attempt will be made to inform pool users in advance. Staffing issues, pool maintenance problems, weather and other safety concerns may necessitate closing the pool on occasion… if we do close, a closure message will be posted, right here on this page, as soon as is possible.

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Typical schedule shown below, please use the Monthly Calendar view for date specific programming.          

SUNDAY Rec/Lap Swim  1-5pm
MONDAYAdult Lap Swim  8am-1pm
Water Aerobics 9:30-10:30am
TUESDAYAdult Lap Swim  6am-1pm
WEDNESDAYAdult Lap Swim  8am-1pm
Water Aerobics 9:30-10:30am
THURSDAYAdult Lap Swim  6am-1pm
FRIDAYAdult Lap Swim  8am-1pm
Water Aerobics 9:30-10:30am
SATURDAY Rec/Lap Swim  1-5pm


January 15 – POOL CLOSED

February 19 – POOL CLOSED

April 13 – POOL CLOSED (admitted students day)

April 27-28 – POOL CLOSED (commencement activities)

May 11-12 – POOL CLOSED (Swim-A-Mile)

July 4-7 – POOL CLOSED

August 26-September 8 – POOL CLOSED (student orientation week events only)

November 28, 29, 30 – POOL CLOSED

December 23 – January 8 – POOL CLOSED Winter Break