Hunthausen Activity Center

Hunthausen Activity Center

At the center of it all

Whether you’re ready to take on a 40-foot roped climbing tower or just looking to hang out with friends, the Hunthausen Activity Center—”The HAC”—has you covered.

One of the newest additions to our campus, the center is home to:

  • Recreational and intramural space, including a gymnasium and open court space
  • A state-of-the-art fitness center with weights and cardiovascular equipment
  • Multi-purpose and movement rooms for fitness classes
  • A 40-foot roped climbing tower and 13-foot indoor bouldering cave with routes of varying difficulty
  • Low cost rental store for outdoor activity gear
  • Meeting rooms and lounge
  • Spaces for studying and socializing

Mon-Fri: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

  • Dec 15-22 (M-F)........ Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Dec 23-25.................  CLOSED
  • Dec 26-Dec 29.......... Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Dec 30-Jan 1............. CLOSED
  • Jan 2-16 (M-F)..........  Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Jan 17  ....................... Normal hours resume

The HAC will be closed March 9-16, 2024, and open again on Sunday, March 17 for normal hours.

Mon-Thu: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Mon-Fri: 6:00-8:00 a.m., 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed 

Sweeping photo of a body of water with mountains in the background

Activities at The HAC

Student stretches his arm while trying to grab a rock hold in the climbing gym

Climbing & bouldering walls

Climbing provides a full-body workout that will challenge you both mentally and physically. Options are available for all fitness levels.

Archbishop Hunthausen in a pew smiling at the camera

History and mission

The Hunthausen Activity Center was named in honor of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen—a Carroll student, professor, coach, and president who taught the importance of tending mind, body, and spirit. Its mission is to “provide the Carroll community with diverse programming to engage the mind, body, and spirit and bring joy and balance to our lives.

Student employment opportunities

We want you! The HAC hires students for part-time jobs in a variety of roles.

Get the inside scoop on the Hunthausen—fitness orientation (highly recommended), family and guest access, emergency procedures, and more.