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Spring Semester Hours

Spring is almost in the air! Visit our website to see Spring Semester hours for all buildings and programs including ARC, Bike Center, Climbing Wall, Indoor Pool, CRCE Aquatic Center and more!

Facility Satisfaction Survey

Thank you for taking the time to help Campus Recreation collect necessary feedback to help determine the needs of our members and users.

This survey is here for you to tell us about your experiences utilizing Campus Recreation facilities. This survey can take as little as 30 seconds if you haven’t used our facilities or longer depending on how much time you spend with us.

Your feedback is essential to shape future planning and decisions and create stronger relations.

Take the survey.

Spring Mid-Semester Memberships

Still need a membership? We've got you covered! Spring mid-semester memberships will go on sale Friday, February 15. For more information, visit our Member Services webpage

Increased Traffic, Limited Parking & Limited Gym Usage Dates

February 22: Korean Engineering and Science Society; 6-10pm; ARC Gym 2

February 22-23: Climbing Wall Competition; Climbing Wall closed February 20-23

February 23: Recreational Volleyball Tournament; 9am-5pm, ARC Gym 2

February 23: Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament; 8am-6pm; ARC Gym 1 courts 4-6

February 22-24: Women's Water Polo Swim Meet; 2/22: North and Well will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, closed from 10am-9pm on Saturday, and Sunday-10am-6pm. 

March 2: Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament; 7am-7pm; ARC Gym 1 all courts

March 3: IBSC Hardwood Classic Tournament; 11am-5pm; ARC Gym 1 courts 4-6

March 8-10: NIRSA Regional Basketball Tournament; increased facility traffic, Gym 1

Instructional Kitchen Classes & Workshops

Spring Instructional Cooking Classes

All cooking classes will be located in the ARC Instructional Kitchen from 5:30-7 pm. Please register at Member Services 72 hours before the scheduled class. Classes are $10 each. 

Members: $10
Non-members (bring your friends): $15

Sushi 101 - February 20
Italian Cuisine - February 26
Mediterranean Cuisine - March 6
Spring Baking - March 13
Breakfast for Dinner - March 27
Sustainable Eating - April 3
Sushi 2.0 - April 9
Cooking with Superfoods - April 10
Vegan and Vegetarian Cuisine - April 16
Instagrammable Eats - April 22

View more details online.


Pot A Plant - FREE!

Join the sustainability conversation while planting a spider plant. This workshop is free of
charge, and you will take your plant home with you. We will be discussing the health benefits of keeping houseplants and learning how to create a yarn plant hanger.

First come, first serve.

Date: March 7
TIME: 5:30–7 pm
LOCATION: ARC Instructional Kitchen

Learn to Skate Spring Registration

We still have room for those interested in our Spring Learn to Skate classes! Sign up today!

Session Dates: 
Saturdays (February 16-April 6)
Mondays (February 18-April 1)
Thursdays (February 21-April 4)

*No Learn to Skate during the week of March 16-24 (U of I Spring Break).

Register in person at the U of I Ice Arena or fax your form to 217-333-1307.  

For more information, please visit our website.

Climbing Clinics, Events and Hours at ARC
Our Climbing Wall is a huge attraction here at ARC! Be sure to sign up for our climbing wall clinics and classes this spring.

Climbing 101:

  • February 12, 19, and 26
  • March 26, April 2 and 9

Top-Rope Belay Endorsement Clinic:

  • February 25
  • March 11
  • March 25
  • April 15

Lead Climbing & Belay Endorsement Clinic:

  • March 4
  • April 8

Youth Climbing Clinic:

  • March 16
  • April 13

Climbing class information, fee, and registration.

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Become lifeguard certified and receive CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid training. We also offer opportunities for currently certified lifeguards to further develop aquatic skill sets and become Lifeguard Instructors.

Get certified now, work this summer! Employees certified by Campus Recreation can earn up to $200 back on the initial cost of the certification! 

Lifeguard positions start at $10/hour and flexible scheduling. Swim Instructor positions are also available. For more information for dates and times, please visit the Aquatics web page.

Virtual Marathon Training

We are still taking individuals to sign up for our Virtual Marathon Training program. Prepare for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon 5k, 10k, or Half marathon at your own pace on your own time. Effectively train under the guidance of our certified team of personal trainers and allow them to support you along your journey to the race day. With regular check-ins and video training tips, this virtual training course is perfect for you. Complete the 12-week training and receive a Campus Recreation Marathon Training T-Shirt. Register online today and learn how to enter for a chance to win a running care-package.

  • Students: $60
  • Members: $70
  • Non-members: $80
Scuba Diving Classes

Learn how to scuba dive! Instruction includes details about gear and equipment, water entries, surface dives, use of mask, fins, and snorkel, the science of scuba diving, and in-the-pool training with tanks. This class covers two of the three phases required to receive your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The first phase covered is the e-Learning (book learning) phase, and the second phase is the pool (confined water) phase. The remaining phase is the Open Water dives (checkout dives) that will be conducted through Midwest Scuba Center at a later date after the first two phases are completed.

  • Members & Non-members: $295

Session 3: March 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, and 14
Session 4: April 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, and 11