The double-domed Joyce Center is home to the Fighting Irish basketball and volleyball teams in the newly renovated Purcell Pavilion and the Notre Dame hockey team in the field house. Gyms for fencing, boxing, and other sports are scattered throughout the facility. The center also plays host to campus-wide events such as Commencement, the Opening Day Mass, and Junior Parents Weekend activities. The building houses coaches and administrators’ offices, locker rooms, and, on the concourse, the Sports Heritage Hall of Fame.
The Joyce Center, named for Rev. Edmund Joyce, C.S.C., who served for 35 years as executive vice president alongside Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., has a new main entrance on its south side, which includes ticketing operations, a new Varsity Shop, and a hospitality club. It is connected to Rolfs Aquatic Center, which features a 50-meter swimming pool and a diving well for Notre Dame’s swimming and diving teams.