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Welcome To The New School Year!
 
 
Welcome Week 2019
Campus Recreation welcomes back all students, faculty, and staff to campus to start the 2019-20 school year! Please see below for a full list of the many exciting Welcome Week events. 
 
The University will welcome over 7,000 new students starting August 20 with the primary move-in day on Thursday, August 22. The events during the week do have some effect on Campus Recreation facilities and operations:
 
Thursday, August 22
Facility Hours
ARC is open from 4-9 pm, as well as the Outdoor Center Playfields. Ice Arena is open for I Skate from 5:30-7:30. All other facilities are closed for the day.
 
I Skate
Ice Arena - 5:30-7:30 pm
After a long day of moving in, there is nothing better than to cool off at the coolest place on campus! Bring your friends to the Ice Arena to cool off with fellow Illini! Admission and skate rental will be FREE. FREE pizza, giveaways and more! 
 
Parking
Many of the streets around the ARC and CRCE will be affected with move-in traffic. Please plan for delays and slow travel. It is highly recommended to ride a bike or take the MTD. 

ARC: The parking lot next to the ARC (E-24) will have limited parking due to move-in. Parking along Peabody will not be allowed due to move-in. Peabody will be a one-way from Fourth Street to First Street all day during move-in. 

Friday, August 23
Facility Hours
The ARC facility will operate from 4-9 pm; Campus Recreation student employees will be training all day. All other facilities will remain closed for the day.

Street Closures:
Kirby and Peabody from First St. and Fourth St. will be closed from 9:30 am-12:30 pm for New Student Convocation and Student Affairs Welcome Celebration traffic. First Street will be closed between Kirby Ave. and Peabody Dr., starting at 11:15 am. 

Saturday, August 24
Facility Hours
The ARC will be open from 11 am-9 pm on Saturday, August 24, for Illini Frenzy. CRCE will be CLOSED.

Illini Frenzy
ARC 11 am-2 pm
Enjoy an afternoon filled with free food, t-shirts, giveaways, and more at the ARC on Saturday, August 24, from 11 am-2 pm. Campus Recreation will be hosting Illini Frenzy for students, faculty, and staff to see what businesses and vendors are available within the community. Expect to see 25 vendors giving away free food, swag, giveaways and more! Get a henna tattoo, win exciting prizes at Bingo, kayak race, or get a drawing done by a Speed Sketch Artist. Don't miss out on this free event! 

Sunday, August 25
Facility Hours
ARC and CRCE are open from 11 am-11pm. The Outdoor Center Playfields are open from 11 am-10 pm. The Ice Arena has a public skate from 1:30-4 pm. All other facilities are closed.

Quad Day
Main Quad - Noon-4 pm
With hundreds of student organizations gathered on the Quad, join this crazy event for some free food, live performances by the Marching Illini and other organizations, giveaways, and more.  Find where you belong at this year's Quad Day.

 
 
Facility Hours

The fall semester starts on Monday, August 26.

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New Kitchen and Renovation Progress

As you might have seen, the ARC is getting a new kitchen. The game room is now being transformed into a bigger and better instructional kitchen. Unfortunately, that means, we will not have a kitchen or game room until later this fall. At least it will be worth the wait. We will keep posting progress photos and some video all semester on social media.

Table Tennis – the equipment located in the Game Lounge has been moved to racquetball courts 11 and 12. 

Cycle Studio – moved to multi-purpose room 5 on the entrance level by the pool.

BodyWork Associates – moved to the back of the Fitness & Wellness Suite on the concourse level.

 
 
Facility Upgrades

Outdoor Center South Turf Fields Closed
The Outdoor Center South Turf Fields (16 & 17) will be CLOSED until further notice.

Outdoor Tennis Court Renovation
Tennis courts by the Illini Grove on Dorner Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue in Urbana are currently closed for construction. The new courts should be finished soon. After those are back open, the courts at the Outdoor Center Playfields on First Street and Gregory Drive will be closed for construction.

 
 
Pay Stations in Lot E-24
 
 

Effective now, pay-by-license plate pay stations are 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.

 
 

Group Fitness Free Week

Be sure to check out all of our amazing Group Fitness classes for FREE from August 26-September 1. Check out the schedule today! Classes are available at both ARC and CRCE. 

 
 

Learn to Skate

Registration for fall Learn to Skate will open on Monday, August 26 for members and Thursday, August 29 for nonmembers.  Classes are available for all ages and skill levels, while our skating instructors will help all participants develop skills in a safe and fun environment on the ice.

 
 

Learn to Swim

The fall Learn to Swim Program is taking registrations! Registration will close on September 20 or until spots are filled. Sessions will be held September 28 - November 21. Class times, details, and registration form online at campusrec.illinois.edu.