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Campus Recreation

Illinois has impressive, state-of-the-art recreation facilities that encourage physical activity and promote health and wellness programs.

ARC climbing wall

Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)


Workout Central: In addition to being a state-of-the-art facility, ARC has state-of-the-art equipment for your personal workouts.

As one of the country’s largest on-campus recreation centers at 340,000 square feet, the ARC is a core part of physical activity on campus. It offers incredible features, including:

  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • A climbing wall
  • Ultra modern exercise equipment
  • Personal training
  • Multiple gyms
  • Cooking classes
  • Wellness classes

Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)


Pick-up Games: CRCE and ARC both have multiple basketball courts availalble for pick-up games, making it easy to play at any time.

CRCE is a smaller recreation facility on the east side of campus, offering an alternative location for recreational activity. CRCE has features such as:

  • Aquatic Center with a pool, water slide, and hot tub
  • Ultra modern exercise equipment
  • Multiple gyms
  • Racquetball courts
  • Wellness classes
  • Personal training

Programs and Activities

soccer intramurals

Intramurals: Campus Rec offers intramural sports of all kinds in men's, women's, and co-rec leagues.

Campus Recreation offers many different programs and activities for students to participate in, such as:

  • Scuba diving
  • Masters swim team
  • Climbing clinics
  • Club sports
  • Group fitness
  • Cooking classes
  • Ice skating
  • Intramurals
  • Personal training

More Rec Facilities

  • Ice Arena – home to Illini Hockey and open for public skating
  • Freer Hall – pool for lap swimming
  • Outdoor Center Fields – for playing basketball, football, soccer, rugby, tennis, sand volleyball, and inline roller hockey
  • Complex Fields – for playing softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and ultimate Frisbee

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