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Patten Gymnasium

Patten GymnasiumThe current Patten Gym was built in 1939/1940 and replaced the original Patten Gym built in 1909. The first NCAA Men's Basketball tournament was held in the original Patten Gym in 1939. Presently, the gym serves as a primary location for the intramural sports program, sport club programs, as well as for yoga and pilates classes.


  • 3 hardwood multipurpose courts for basketball and volleyball
  • 1 multipurpose room for dance or martial arts
  • 4500-square-foot Olympic free weight room 
  • 800-square-foot leg weight room 
  • Men's and women's locker rooms with showers 
  • Indoor lounge with vending machines


  • Flex Leg Press 
  • Body Master Equipment 
  • Dip Bar 
  • Flex Rower, selectorized 
  • Lifecycles, upright 
  • Nautilus selectorized weight training machines 
  • Pull-up bar 
  • Roman Chair 
  • Incline sit-up benches 
  • Universal selectorized weight training machines 
  • Free Weights


These directions lead to Sheridan Road, the main street through Northwestern's Evanston campus. Once you are on campus, go north on Sheridan to Lincoln. Patten Gymnasium is on the southeast corner of Sheridan and Lincoln.


Patten Gymnasium
2407 Sheridan Road
Phone: 847-491-4099
Fax: 847-491-1406