The ARC will open on Monday, 11/30 at 7:30AM

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Campus Recreation is a place for everyone.

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

Over 1,600,000 patrons visit every year. Students, faculty, staff, community members, and visitors use the facilities for everything from education, cheering on friends, to personal relaxation and meditation.

With the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE), Campus Bike Center, and the Ice Arena, there is approximately 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor recreation space available to concentrate on wellness and healthy lifestyles. Additionally, 75 acres of outdoor fields between the Complex Fields, the Outdoor Center Playfields, and the Illini Grove as well as the Campus Bike Center offer many opportunities for the students to stay active.

Campus Recreation also offers many diverse programs and amenities, including over 50 group fitness classes each week, a variety of intramural sports each semester, instructional cooking classes, wellness programs, rock climbing, learn to swim program, personal training sessions, bicycle demonstrations, ice skating and hockey programs, and more than 40 club sports.

  • Reduced Capacity on Friday, 11/20
    Per the State of Illinois’ Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations, the ARC capacity will drop from 50% to 25% on Friday, 11/20, before closing at 8:00PM for Fall break. The ARC will reopen on Monday, 11/30 at 7:30AM. Visit the Current Hours of Operation and Live Facility Counts pages for more information.
  • Thanksgiving Week Closure
    Campus Recreation will be closed November 21-29 and will reopen November 30.
  • Ice Arena Closure – Spring 2021
    New guidelines have not been released that would justify reopening at this time.  We will continue to support the University’s SHIELD team by utilizing the Ice Arena as a COVID-19 testing site in Spring 2021.
  • ARC Raquetball and Squash Courts Now Open!
    Reserve your spot today!
  • Personal Training One-On-One Sessions
    We are now starting our one-on-one personal training sessions effective immediately! Schedule your session today!
  • ARC Parking
    ARC visitors who use parking lot E-24 should use the pay stations or the Mobile Meter App to pay for parking. You will need to put in your license plate number at the pay stations (located at the NE and SE corners of the lot). The stations will accept cards or coins. The current parking meters in the lots will no longer be usable.

Wellness Wheel

Discover Your Strengths:
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Learn about campus resources to further develop your strengths and ideas on personal areas of improvement.

Take the assessment often, as events and resources are frequently updated.

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Work Where You Play

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

Make a Gift to Campus Recreation

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.

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