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Here's a Taste of the Excitement Going on at Campus Recreation This Fall!

Fall Semester Hours

Please be advised of Campus Recreation's Fall Semester Facility Hours that are currently in effect.  

Labor Day hours at ARC will be 9 am-Midnight. CRCE will be CLOSED, and there will be no public skates at the Ice Arena. 

The ARC Outdoor Pool will be open from 11 am-10 pm. The Indoor Pool will be open from 11 am-1 pm. 

Limited Parking, Increased Traffic, Limited Gym Usage

Please be advised of limited parking, increased traffic, and limited gym usage on the following dates:

IUB Pool Party
August 30 
8-10 pm
ARC Outdoor Pool, MP7
The outdoor pool will have extended hours until 10 pm. No lap swimming after 8 pm.

Engineering Career Fair
September 10-11; 12-6 pm
ARC Gym 1, Gym 2, MP6, MP7, Winter Garden
Increased foot traffic in facility and limited parking available in E24

Business Career Fair
September 18-19; 2-7 pm each day
ARC Gym 1, MP1, Winter Garden
Increased foot traffic in facility and limited parking available in E24

ATO Feed My Starving Children
September 22
ARC Gym 1
Increased foot traffic in the facility

ACES Career Fair
September 26 – 27; 11 am-7 pm each day
ARC Gym 1, Gym 2, MP1, MP7, Winter Garden
Increased foot traffic in the facility and limited parking available in E24

IFC Youth Soccer Tournament
September 27-29
ODC & Complex
All outdoor field space will be unavailable all three days

Orange and Blue Swim Meet – Varsity Swimming and Diving intra-squad meet
September 28
9-11 am
ARC Indoor Pool


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.


Labor Day Classes
  • 5:30-6:15 pm BODYATTACK Express (ARC-MP2)
  • 5:30-6:30 pm Cycle (ARC-MP5)
  • 6:45-7:45 pm BODYPUMP (ARC-MP2)

Must purchase a group fitness pass to attend these classes. View more information online and purchase your passes at Member Services.

Get the New Mobile App for Group Fitness

Be sure to enhance your fitness experience with Campus Recreation by using our new mobile app! View the most up-to-date group fitness class schedule, receive alerts on class updates, make class reservations, and more!

  • browse the up-to-date group fitness class schedule

  • reserve your spot in class from your phone

  • view instant changes in class, location or instructor

  • share your experience with the fitness team

Download the app and view more information. 

Don't forget to purchase your Group Fitness Pass! Visit our Member Service Desk at ARC or CRCE to get yours today! 


Bring your suit and experience the coolest pool party on campus! Enjoy a FREE pool party brought to you by American Campus Communities on September 5 from 4-6 pm at the ARC outdoor pool. 

  • Kono Ice
  • Quay, Ray-Ban, and Yeti giveaways
  • Food
  • DJ
  • American Campus will also be giving away a $5,000 scholarship.



Future's So Bright 5K Registration

Join us for the brightest 5K on campus Friday, September 13 on the Main Quad! Come dressed in your best neon clothing and enjoy a night walk/run filled with free food, giveaways, glow sticks, music, and more! The first 150 registrants will receive a Campus Recreation headlamp. Register today!


Fall Learn to Swim Registration
Summer may be coming to an end, but Learn to Swim isn't! Register for our fall Learn to Swim classes so you can enjoy the many benefits swimming does for your body and mind!
Registration is currently open and will close September 20 or earlier if classes are full. 
Sessions will be held September 28- November 21. View more information on Campus Recreation's web site.

Fall Intramural Registration
It's about that time to get your teams together for Fall Intramurals! Don't miss out because they fill up quick! Registration for Fall Session I will open September 2 and closes September 12 at Midnight.

Visit our website for a complete list of available sports.


Learn to Skate Fall Registration

Registration for Fall Learn to Skate is currently open for all members and 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.


Student Wellness Programs

Instructional Cooking Classes:
There's no better way to start the 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. Please note we are in satellite locations! 

  • Budget Bites (Illini Grove) - September 10
  • Sushi 1.0 (Asian Cultural Center) - September 18
  • Instagrammable Eats (Illini Grove) - September 24
  • Italian Cuisine (Orchard Downs) - October 1 
  • Thai Cuisine (ARC Instructional Kitchen) - October 16
  • Vegan & Vegetarian (ARC Instructional Kitchen) - October 22
  • Saturday Brunch (ARC Instructional Kitchen) - October 26 
  • Mediterranean Cuisine (ARC Instructional Kitchen) - October 30
  • Sushi 2.0 (ARC Instructional Kitchen) - November 5
  • Moroccan Cuisine (ARC Instructional Kitchen) - November 12
  • Thanksgiving Cooking (ARC Instructional Kitchen) - November 20
  • Holiday Baking (ARC Instructional Kitchen) - December 3

Learn more about each class and register now since seats fill up fast!

Get Fresh!: 
Get Fresh! is a seasonal foods program that aims to increase the availability, accessibility, and consumption of fresh produce on campus. Get Fresh! is exceptionally cost-effective for students, faculty, and staff. This program is offered through a collaboration between Student Wellness, McKinley Health, and Student Sustainable Farm. Participants will pick up their re-usable Get Fresh! tote of seasonal fruit and vegetables every Tuesday between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm in the CRCE Lobby. Included in the pick-up will be recipes and educational resources for participants to enjoy.

Dates: September 17 – October 22
: is OPEN
–Register in person at ARC or CRCE Member Services when facilities are open for operation. Please refer to the facilities schedule for hours of operation.
Cost: $50 for members

Orange & BLUE ZONE:
Explore your ILLINOIS healthy community and take your personal wellness to the next level.

“Blue Zones” have been described as the healthiest communities in the world with commonalities in lifestyle that lead to longer, healthier, happier lives. The Orange and BLUE ZONE is an 8-week holistic wellness program providing University of Illinois students with the tools and skills to navigate healthy lifestyle choices.

Participants will receive their t-shirt, calendar of program events, and official manual at the kick-off party. If you have any questions, please contact apharri2@illinois.edu.

Dates: September 12 – November 7, 2019
Registration: is OPEN
Cost: $75 for student members (Over $500 value to get these services individually)

For details, please see OBZ Calendar Fall 2019

Student Wellness Events

Tasting Thursdays:
Free healthy food in the ARC Wintergarden every Thursday from 7-8 pm beginning September 5!

Wellness on Wheels:
Wellness on Wheels is a program that is designed to make Campus Recreation, Student Wellness accessible to all students. In a partnership between Campus Recreation and McKinley Health, and made possible through sponsorship by Slow Ride: Pedal Tours, Champaign we will travel across campus bringing wellness programming and education to University of Illinois Students.


  • September 11 – Stress
  • October 23 – Exercise is Medicine 

Time: 12-2 pm

Fall Wellness Workshops:

DIY Skincare
When: September 17 
Where: ARC MP7
Time: 6-7 pm
Cost: FREE

DIY Pumpkin Carving
When: October 30
Where: ARC MP7
Time: 6-7 pm
Cost: FREE

DIY Shining a Light on Seasonal Depression
When: November 19
Where: ARC MP7
Time: 6-7 pm
Cost: FREE


Rock Climbing, Log Rolling, Scuba and More

Learn how to rock climblog roll, or get certified to scuba dive at Campus Rec this fall! Please refer to our events calendar on the web site for more information on dates and times. 


Campus Bike Center Fall Classes

FREE! Learn how to change out a flat tire, the anatomy of your wheel, and how to patch an inner tube puncture! This class is both a demonstration and a hands-on course. Campus Bike Center provides all tools and supplies.

11 am-Noon, Campus Bike Center

  • Thursdays (September 5, November 7)
  • Fridays (October 4, December 6)

Bike Maintenance 101
This class is an informational session covering the ABCs of maintaining a safe and reliable bicycle. Learn how to use a bike pump, lube a chain, adjust brakes, and make simple repairs.

11 am, Campus Bike Center

  • Friday (October 11)

What to Wear
Learn how to dress for biking in cooler and cold weather. Learn about layering your clothing and outfitting your bike to stay safe and warm on your bicycle throughout the winter months!

7-8 pm, ARC Wintergarden

  • Thursday (October 17)