The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority. Please visit for the most current information. Starting Monday, March 16, ALL Campus Recreation facilities will be CLOSED indefinitely.

Campus Recreation:
Updated: 3/18/2020, 10 a.m.

ALL Campus Recreation facilities, programs, events, etc. are CLOSED indefinitely. Please refer back to this page for later updates. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this evolving and ever-changing circumstance. Be safe and stay healthy, Active Illini.

Please contact Member Services at if you have questions or concerns.

Please see our shoutouts (below) for any updates regarding refunds, updates, etc.

Dear Active Illini:

Due to the constant changes happening in our community relating to COVID-19, ALL Campus Recreation facilities, programming, events, etc. will be CLOSED indefinitely beginning immediately. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this evolving and ever-changing circumstance. 

Though our facilities will be CLOSED for all usage, your health, safety and well-being is our top priority and we encourage you to continue living a healthy lifestyle in the comfort and convenience of your home.

That being said, on behalf of Les Mills and Campus Recreation, we would like to provide you with FREE Les Mills workouts during this time of social distancing and uncertainty. 

60 Day Trial – Specifically for UIUC Students, Faculty and Staff


This platform offers 95 FREE workouts across 8 categories. All the workouts are in English but you should find it easy to follow the visual cues. No data from Les Mills will be collected and it will remain available to you as long as the disruption from COVID-19 continues.


Stay safe and be healthy in this time of the unknown.

Sincerely, Your Friends at Campus Recreation

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.

Campus Recreation is a place for everyone.

  • Outdoor Tennis Court Renovation
    Tennis Courts at First St and Gregory Drive are closed for construction. The south tennis courts at Illini Grove are open.

Hello Group Fitness Pass Holders,

Thank you for your patience as we have been working through these challenging and uncharted times. We would like to extend the following options to you, our valued members;

1) For those who plan to return in summer or fall, to carry forward the remainder of the balance on your annual ($22.50) or spring semester ($25) pass to be credited to your account for use when you purchase your next pass. 

2) For those with memberships expiring in spring or who are graduating, please request reimbursement by completing this form for your annual pass ($22.50) or spring semester ($25) pass.

In order to process a reimbursement we need to receive your completed form by April 9th at 5pm. We have several current pass holders and it may take several days for you to receive a call from our business office to reimburse your debit or credit card.

Please take this survey to assist us in serving you

Thank you,

Fitness Programs Team

  • ARC Parking
    Starting Thursday, August 1, pay-by-license plate pay stations will be in use in parking lot E-24 (next to the ARC). Visitors can use the pay stations or the Mobile Meter App to pay for parking in these locations. You will need to put in your license plate number at the pay stations (one located at each the NE and SE corners heading towards the ARC). The stations will accept cards or coins. The current parking meters in the lots will no longer be usable.
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  • Facility availability, increased traffic, limited gym usage, and parking updates are posted on the current facility hours page.
  • Building Signage Updates
    Campus Recreation has upgraded our signage to reflect the revised University branding guidelines. Please take the opportunity to review the policies including wording changes around technology and use of various devices such as cell phones in our facilities.

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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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