The Campus Recreation staff will be happy to assist you with your event planning needs. To discuss event details or to obtain a current rental fee schedule, please contact Brent Wegscheider at 351-1996.
It is recommended that you complete all event arrangements at least two weeks prior to your event.
Please note that room rental charges are for rental of the spaces only; equipment rental, supervision, custodial and set-up costs are assessed at the hourly rates per staff person assigned. Additional fees for opening the Center early or closing the Center after the regularly scheduled times will also be assessed when applicable.
Chartered UNC clubs and organizations do not pay rental charges for most non-fundraising events that occur during normal hours of Recreation Center operation. However, the fees for services other than space rental will be assessed when applicable.
Climbing wall costs will vary depending on group size, program type and number of staff required.
The UNC Campus Recreation Center is a 79,600 square foot facility. The center provides many multipurpose areas to meet the recreational needs of the students, faculty and staff members, and rental groups.
Facility Rental Descriptions
Entry Desk & Lobby - 1600 square feet
This area, located on the north end of the building, is the primary point of access to the Campus Recreation Center. The north lobby is circular in design and contains seating areas, entrances to the meeting and locker rooms, and elevator access to the second floor. The entry desk serves as the initial reception and information center for the facility. Recreation Center personnel are present at the desk to grant access to the center, to provide general program information and to check out equipment to members.
Lower Fitness Room - 2,488 square feet
The Lower Fitness Room serves as a location for many of the group fitness classes offered by Campus Recreation. It is also a wonderful location for meetings and small banquets.
Racquetball Courts - 2394 square feet
The two racquetball courts have glass back walls with observation areas on the first and second floors. The courts are currently used for informal recreation and racquetball tournaments, and they may be set up as wallyball courts. Racquetball reservations are taken at the entry desk.
The climbing room is a three-sided rock wall with the front wall. The climbing walls are 31 feet high and have more than 800 different hand holds. The room has eight belay stations and routes designed for beginner to advanced ability levels. Safety orientations are required for drop-in use, and basic instruction is available. This area is staffed with trained supervisors to provide safety instruction, technical hints and belaying.
Strength & Conditioning Areas - 6465 square feet (1st floor)
plus additional spaces on the second floor
A large, open workout space is provided on the first floor, and equipment in this area includes a complete line of weight machines and free weights. Conditioning equipment available on the first and second floors includes upright, recumbent and spinning cycles, elliptical machines, steppers, rowing machines and treadmills. Patrons may observe racquetball and climbing wall activities as they work out, and large, west-facing windows bring the feel of the outdoors to these activity areas.
The 3-court gym consists of multipurpose courts with hardwood floors and a balcony running track. The courts are designed to accommodate three basketball courts, four volleyball courts or a host of other activities. The gym may be divided by three, floor-to- ceiling curtains, and each court has an electronic scoreboard.
Portable bleachers, team benches and scorer's tables are available.
This gym is a multipurpose area which may be set up for two basketball courts or three volleyball courts. The gymnasium features hardwood floors, basketball goals that can be raised, and a wall to wall gym divider. Portable bleachers, team benches and scorer's tables are available.
The Auxiliary Gym is a new addition to the southwest corner of the Rec Center. It was added in January 2008 and features one collegiate size basketball court. It has the capability of having 2 volleyball courts and has two official size fencing courts. Portable bleachers, team benches and scorer's tables are available.
The men's and women's locker rooms have tiled floors and walls. Both locker rooms have a mirrored vanity area with hair dryers. The women's locker features individual glass shower stalls, some with dressing areas.
Public Restrooms and Vending - 550 square feet
The restrooms and vending area are located between the entry desk and the meeting rooms for convenient access. There is an ATM machine in this area of the lobby.
The group fitness room features include a floating hardwood flooring system, a state of the art sound system, and mirrored walls. For fitness activities, this space can accommodate up to 60 people. Class equipment includes steps, jump ropes, weights, fit balls and cubbies for patrons' belongings.
Running Track - 6401 square feet
1/10 Mile Circumference
The tree lane track overlooks the large gym. The track is covered with a synthetic, Mondo, surface. The track features a stretching area on one end and a cardiovascular area on the other end. The track also has banked turns and a pace clock.
Bridge Area - 1520 square feet
The bridge overlooks the cardiovascular area, racquetball courts and the climbing wall. It features a stretching area and a variety of cardiovascular conditioning equipment.
Lounge Area - 480 square feet
The area features a cable TV, a VCR, couches, tables and chairs. This lounge is utilized as a study space, an informal meeting space and a space in which to relax after working out.
The office area contains a reception area, offices for full time staff, a staff restroom, and a conference room. The conference room accommodates up to 12 people, and includes a Smart Board and a small kitchenette. The Conference Room may be reserved by academic departments and student groups during normal business hours.