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Intersession Hours

Please be advised of Intersession Hours beginning on Saturday, August 4, and lasting through closing on Wednesday, August 22.

During this time the ARC will operate on a reduced schedule while CRCE will be CLOSED.

*Please note the Outdoor Pool hours for Saturday and Sunday are from 3-8 p.m.

View Intersession Hours.

Locker Rental

Beginning on August 1, you may rent a new locker by visiting the Member Service desk at ARC for ARC locker rentals or CRCE or CRCE locker rentals. Rental forms are available online and at each Member Service desk. 

Members currently renting lockers through payroll deduction do not need to renew; locker rentals will automatically continue and be deducted accordingly. 


All Year and Fall Semester Memberships

All Year and Fall semester memberships will be available to purchase beginning August 1.  Memberships can be purchased at the ARC or CRCE Member Service desk during regular facility hours. View Membership Eligibility and Fees.

Welcome Week 2018 Event Schedule

Thursday, August 23

I-Skate at the UI Ice Arena
Perhaps one of the longest standing traditions at Campus Rec, I-Skate is a great way to cool off at the coolest place on campus after a long day of moving! Skate rental and admission on this day are FREE and Campus Rec will have pizza available to students attending this event.

Chillaxin' at CRCE
After cooling off at the Ice Arena and enjoying some pizza, head on over to CRCE (Campus Recreation Center East) for dessert from Insomnia Cookies! The facility will be available for open recreation for all students, so be sure to stop by and ride the slide at the indoor pool, play basketball, indoor soccer, board games, and more!

Saturday, August 25

Illini Frenzy at ARC
Trust us when we say, you don’t want to miss Illini Frenzy!  At 340,000 square feet, the ARC (Activities and Recreation Center) is one of the largest rec centers in the country! Not to mention, nearly every square foot of this facility will be packed with vendors including The Illini Shop, Portillo's, Panera, FedEx, Rosati's, Jimmy John's, American Campus, Meijer and more. Giveaways, food, games, and activities all included!

Sunday, August 26

Quad Day at Main Quad
Come out to the quad for this event and learn about all of the different organizations and departments on campus! Be sure to find the Campus Rec booth near Gregory Hall and Foellinger for giveaways and activities to help show you what it means to be an #ActiveILLINI.

Fall Learn to Swim Registration

Register for our award-winning Fall Learn to Swim classes so you can enjoy the many benefits swimming does for your body and mind! See below for registration dates:

  • Members: August 6, 2018
  • Non-members: August 13, 2018

Sessions will be held October 1 - December 8. For more information, head to our website.

ARC Climbing Wall Fall Clinics
Climbing Wall/Adventure Center Hours
  • Monday-Friday: 3-9 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 3-7 pm

Be sure to attend the following Fall Climbing Clinics we have to offer! Each class will meet at the Climbing Wall. 

Climbing 101 - Intro to Climbing Class 

  • Tuesdays 9-11 pm
  • Session 1: September 18, 25, October 2
  • Session 2: October 16, 23, 30

Top-Rope Belay Endorsement Clinic

  • Mondays 9-11pm
  • September 10 & 24, October 8 & 29, Novemeber 12, December 3

Kids' Climbing Clinic

  • Saturdays 12:30-2:30pm
  • September 15, October 20, December 1

Lead Climbing and Belay Endorsement Clinic

  • Mondays 9-11pm
  • September 17, October 22, November 26
Fall Instructional Kitchen Classes

There's no better way to start off Fall semester than with an ARC Instructional Cooking Class. These classes provide hands-on experience and tastings of each recipe with instruction from the ARC Instructional Kitchen staff.

  • Food Trends
    • Cooking 101 - Sept. 4
    • Tailgate Favorites - Oct. 3
    • Top 8 Allergen Free Cooking - Oct. 17
    • Cooking with Superfoods - Nov. 6
  • Cultural Series
    • Sushi 101 - Sept. 12
    • Mediterranean Cuisine - Sept. 25
    • Mexican Cuisine - Sept. 26
    • Thai Cuisine - Oct. 16
    • Indian Cuisine - Oct. 23
    • Sushi - Nov. 7
  • Meal Prep (3 class series)
    • Sept. 18
    • Oct. 9
    • Nov. 13
  • Holiday Series
    • Holiday Baking - Nov. 14

Learn more about each class and register soon as spots fill up quickly!

Fall Intramural Registration

Kick-off your Fall semester with some sports action! Registration for Fall Session I intramurals will begin Monday, September 3 at 9 a.m. and close September 12 at Noon. Mark your calendars and register quickly because teams will fill fast! 

Visit our website for a complete list of available sports to participate in this fall.

Fall Scuba Diving Clinics

Come scuba dive with us! Learn all about the gear, equipment, water entries, surface dives and more. Don't miss out on this opportunity to impress your friends and family on your next ocean vacation destination!

Clinics will run each Monday and Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. for two weeks after the start date.

  • Session 1
    • Info meeting 9/5
    • Swim test 9/10
    • Pool classes 9/12, 17, 19, 24
  • Session 2
    • Info meeting 10/8
    • Swim test 10/10
    • Pool classes 10/15, 17, 22, 24
  • Session 3
    • Info meeting 11/26
    • Swim test 11/28
    • Pool classes 12/3, 12/5, 12/10, 12/12

Visit our website for more information and registration steps.