Facility Updates

Holiday Closure

All Campus Rec facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

ARC Construction

Due to building renovations, certain spaces at the ARC may be temporarily unavailable or closed for construction. Find more information below.

Entrance Level
  • Gym 2: unavailable for open recreation 5/1 – 6/28
  • Winter Garden: closed for construction starting 5/16
  • Temporary Entrance: starting 5/16, patrons will be able to enter the ARC through the west doors next to the outdoor pool
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Concourse Level
  • Gym 4: closed for construction starting 5/1
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Building Access

Per updated university policy, building access via the Illinois app is no longer required to gain entry. Patrons can swipe their i-card/visitor card or continue to scan their Illinois App QR code.

Campus Recreation is a place for everyone.

Serving Campus

Campus Recreation provides a welcoming environment for everyone, with sustainable facilities and inclusive programs that inspire the campus community to engage in recreation and wellness.

State of the Art Facilities

Over 1,600,000 patrons visit our facilities every year. There is approximately 500,000 square feet of indoor rec space and 75 acres of outdoor areas that offer opportunities for patrons to cultivate healthy lifestyles.

Programs for All

Campus Recreation offers unique programs designed for patrons of diverse interests, including intramural activities, instructional cooking classes, climbing clinics, swimming lessons, ice skating shows, and more.


Member Platform

Active Illini is allows patrons to manage their memberships, register for programs, purchase passes, and more!
Read more about Active Illini on our informational page or access the portal at the button below.



Explore wellness resources on CampusWell, an interdepartmental website that provides articles and videos about topics ranging from body image, nutrition, and mindfulness, to time management, substance abuse, finances, and more!


Part-Time Employment

University of Illinois Campus Recreation is one of the largest on-campus employers with almost 700 student employees, ranging from lifeguards to officials to facility staff to ice skating instructors. Student employees play an invaluable role by providing customer service, safety, and fun to our guests. Campus Recreation will provide you with valuable work skills, life-long learning opportunities, and lasting friendships.

“I like working at Campus Recreation because it is exciting and eventful, as well as provides a constant atmosphere for advancement and improvement. As a program assistant for Adventure Recreation, there are always new and different things for me to accomplish to keep the climbing wall running smoothly. I am also challenged to try my best and come up with new ideas to make the department better. I get the opportunity to work surrounded by many of my friends in a place where I am continually spending my time.”

Kirsten Habermann
Kirsten Habermann, student employee


Tony Clements Scholarship

University of Illinois Campus Recreation has been leading the way for students to continue their pursuit of healthy activities and to give them a platform to pursue personal goals. Through effective programming, we encourage leadership and a sense of community. There are multiple opportunities for you to make a difference with Campus Recreation.