Gym 2 open for 5v5 basketball reservations*
Gym 3 open for 2 players per hoop reservations
Racquetball/squash courts open for 1v1 reservations*

*only available to members with access to on-campus COVID-19 testing

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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.

Upcoming Events

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  • Intramural Team Sports
    Intramural Activities has opened basketball, flag football, outdoor soccer, and sand volleyball! For season dates and registration information, visit the Intramurals page.
  • Additional ARC facility/activity availability
    Effective Wednesday, February 17 users with access to on-campus COVID-19 testing protocols will have access to Gym 2 5v5 basketball reservations and 1v1 racquetball/squash courts reservations. All users will also have access to Gym 3 two players per hoop reservations. Patrons can begin making reservations for these spaces/activities at 7:30AM on Sunday, February 14.
  • MTD Service Reductions
    Spring service will have 20-minute frequencies on Green, Yellow, Teal, Silver, and Illini routes, and 30-minute frequencies on Illini Limited. SafeRides hours will end at12:30am, with final reservations taken until midnight. No Late Night service on any route with last trips concluding before 1am.
  • 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.

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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

Kirsten Habermann, student employee
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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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