Campus Recreation provides a welcoming environment for everyone, with sustainable facilities and inclusive programs that inspire our campus community to engage in recreation and wellness opportunities. Over 1,600,000 patrons visit our facilities every year. Students, faculty, staff, community members, and visitors come for myriad reasons, including physical fitness, educational workshops, cheering on friends, and personal wellness.
There is approximately 500,000 square feet of indoor rec space and 75 acres of outdoor areas that offer opportunities for patrons to stay active and cultivate healthy lifestyles. Our indoor facilities include, Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE), Campus Bike Center, and the Ice Arena. Our outdoor facilities include, Complex Fields, Outdoor Center Playfields, and Illini Grove
Campus Recreation also offers unique programs designed for patrons of diverse interests, including a variety of group fitness offerings, dozens of intramural activities, instructional cooking demonstrations, wellness workshops, rock climbing clinics, swimming programs, personal training sessions, bicycle demonstrations, ice skating classes, and a variety of club sports.
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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.Part-time Positions
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 Head Lifeguard and Adventure Recreation Program Assistant