Campus Recreation is a place for everyone.

Welcome to Campus Recreation! We provide an inclusive environment for all of our patrons, with sustainable facilities and educational programs that inspire campus and the community to engage in recreation and wellness. Utilize this page as a launching point to explore facilities, programs, Illini Frenzy, and employment opportunities offered at Campus Rec.

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

There is approximately 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor recreation space, as well as 75 acres of outdoor areas that offer opportunities for students to stay active.


All full-time undergraduate students are automatically members! Access to Campus Recreation facilities does not begin until the Student Service Fee is assessed on Tuesday, August 16. All you need is your i-card or Illinois app to gain entry.


With six unique facilities offering numerous activities, we ensure all patrons can find a way to have fun and stay active year-round. Campus Rec is home to three swimming pools, a 35.5ft tall climbing wall, specialty strength and cardio equipment, and more. Visit the Hours of Operation page for more information.


Explore each unit to find out how your interests align with Campus Rec programming. There is sure to be an activity that fits your lifestyle!

Illini Frenzy

Stop by the ARC on Saturday, August 19 from 4-7pm to kick off Welcome Week with free giveaways, food, and more at Illini Frenzy! The first 2,000 attendees get a free event tee shirt!

  • Carnival Games
  • Blue Grass Rides
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Resource Tables
  • Inflatables
  • Super Slide


Campus Rec 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 in Campus Rec operations by providing customer service, safety, and fun to our guests. Applications can be submitted online and are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Apply today!