Hellyer Student Life Center

Hellyer Student Life Center

Athletic Director's Office | Basketball and Volleyball Court | Basketball Offices | Athletic Training Offices | Recreational Facilities

608 Indian Hills Drive, Ottumwa, IA 52501

The Hellyer Center has been home to the IHCC basketball team since 1985 and in the 30 seasons that home contests have been played in the on-campus site, Indian Hills has won nearly 90 percent of its games there.  In the fall of 2016, IHCC Volleyball moved to the Hellyer Center where they compete in all of their home matches.

As one of the best home court venues in the country, Indian Hills Basketball has posted an undefeated home record at the Hellyer Center in nine seasons, including four in a row in the 1990s.  The home mark over the past 20 years is 347-27, a winning percentage of .928.  During the inaugural volleyball season in 2016, the Hellyer Center played a vital role in a record breaking winning streak in which the volleyball program won 26 consecutive matches, many of those coming on their home court on the Ottumwa campus. 

Recreational Facilities in Hellyer:

Many community members and Indian Hills students and staff members regularly use the Hellyer Center's recreation facilities, which include a running/walking track that circles the upper portion of the building as well as the exercise room with cardiovascular equipment on the south end of the track.  The building also contains a large dance room, two racquetball courts, cardio equipment and a weight room along with locker rooms, and an athletic training room.


The Hellyer Center is open Monday – Thursday 7:15am to 8:00pmFriday and Saturday 12:00pm to 5:00pm and is closed on Sunday during the Academic Year (September through May).  Summer hours are Monday through Thursday 7:15am to 4:45pm.  Entrance to the Hellyer Center is open to all students and staff who have a valid Indian Hills Community College ID.  Community members may purchase a memberships; annual, 6 month, and 3 month in the Athletic Office for a minimal fee.