Per the Chancellor’s announcement, effective at 5pm, 9/2/2020, the ARC will remain open for individual workouts and we currently plan to continue Learn to Swim and Intramurals. We are still fully assessing our operations in light of this new information. Please continue to check our website and social media pages for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
UPDATED (August 28, 2020): NEW MASK POLICY IN PLACE
Students need to work with DRES (217.333.4603)
Employees need to work with the Office for Access & Equity (217.333.0885)
Your safety, and that of our staff, is our top priority, and we have implemented health and safety guidelines set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the University of Illinois. Many of our services, amenities, and activities will be available in stages, and some of our spaces will have new capacity limits based on the guidelines and out of an abundance of caution. Please check out our FAQ page for all questions you may have about our reopening and stages.
Facility Reopening Schedule
At this time, the ARC will be the only Campus Rec fitness facility open. CRCE will be CLOSED and will only be used as a COVID-19 testing location throughout the Fall Semester.
Other Campus Rec facilities will reopen with limited services, amenities, and activities as well as modified spaces and capacity constraints as follows:
Stage 2 – August 24 through Semester End
*Scheduled barring any unexpected issues that would prevent us from opening in a safe and effective manner.
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.
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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
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.