Facility Spaces

Planning and Rates

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 Vince Carter at 351-2068.

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

First Floor

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

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 Court


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.




SynRgy Room - 798 square feet

The Synrgy room is an open space equipped with a cable cross machine, TRX, pull-up bars, kettle bells, weighted ball, battle ropes punching bag and speed bag. The Synrgy room is a great place to work on strength as well as conditioning by offering plenty of space for circuit training.


Climbing Room - 666 square feetClimbing Wall

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.

Large Gym3-Court Gymnasium - 20,185 square feet

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.


Small Gym2-Court Gymnasium - 13,144 square feet

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.


Aux GymAuxiliary Gymnasium - 8,394 Square Feet

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.


Locker RoomLocker Rooms - 3798 square feet

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.


Second Floor

Group Fitness RoomGroup Fitness Room - 3471 square feet

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.


Conference Room

Administrative Office Area - 1660 square feet

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.


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General Rules and Regulations

  • All members are required to present a valid U.N.C. ID or Recreation Center Membership Card to gain entry to the Rec Center. If you have problems with your card, please see the Campus Recreation administrative staff.
  • Members that forget their ID, or who have a damaged card, can access the facility once by presenting another form of identification and they must state their Bear ID number. These patrons will also be required to sign a waiver stating that they understand the policies of the Campus Recreation Center. Under this policy, they confirm that they will need to have their card problem resolved before their next visit, or their access will be denied.
  • Attire: Shirts (t-shirt or full tank top), athletic bottoms (without zippers or studs) and athletic shoes are required in first floor activity areas and the group fitness room. Athletic shoes must be non-marking and fully enclose the foot. For your safety, excessive clothing (hooded sweatshirts, gloves, vinyl clothing, multiple layers, etc.) is not permitted.
  • Personal belongings should be locked in a locker for your protection and for the safety of others. If you choose not to use a locker, please store your items in one of the cubbies in the cardiovascular area or on the bleachers in the gyms. Please note: the Rec Center is not responsible for lost items.
  • POOL: During Rec Swim, use of the starting blocks and high dive are not permitted. The lap end of pool is a no diving zone during Rec Swim. Parents, please closely supervise your children at all times. Please refer to the posted pool rules for additional information.
  • The use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited in the Rec Center.
  • Discipline problems will be handled first by Rec Center staff and then referred to U.N.C. Police as necessary.
  • Rules Governing Underage Members: Children under 18 must be closely supervised by an adult while in each area of the Rec Center and Swimming Pool.
  • Activity Area Rules: Please read and adhere to all posted rules and instructions in each activity area.
  • UNC Campus Recreation holds the exclusive right to all personal training in the facility. Any personal trainers not employed by UNC Fitness Programs are not permitted to train clients in our facility. If we suspect that you are training clients in our facility you may be asked to leave or have your CRC privileges revoked.
  • In keeping with the mission statement and related goals for creating a welcoming, safe and fun environment for Campus Recreation, patron will not be allowed to express verbal or written profanity while in the Campus Recreation Center or participating in Campus Recreation programs.

The rules of this Rec Center are designed for the protection of our members, employees and facilities. Please observe all posted signs and directions given by Rec Center staff. The staff will gladly explain the rationale behind Rec Center policies and procedures. Violations may result in loss of Rec Center privileges.


The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines for healthy aerobic activity recommends that individuals should perform cardiovascular exercise 3-5 days per week maintaining appropriate exercise intensity for 30-45 minutes also including gradual warm up and cool down periods lastly approximately 5-10 minutes each. Additionally, ACSM recommends that individuals engage in strength training 2-3 days per week.

Industry trends and research surrounding inappropriate exercise behaviors have warranted increased concern among campus recreation professionals. Excessive or over-exercising alone has been shown to be a factor that can increase the likelihood of bodily harm to participants and has specifically been associated with a variety of physical injuries and problems including, but not limited to anemia, osteoporosis, impaired immune defenses, chronic fatigue, dangerously low percent body fat, and/or cardiac arrest. In addition excessive exercise is linked to the presence of eating disorders, placing patrons with such behaviors at high risk. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and other health and fitness organizations, the dangers of extreme exercise and eating disorders warrant specific attention. Therefore, the University of Northern Colorado department of Campus Recreation has developed the following guidelines with collaborative efforts from University professionals with knowledge and expertise in these areas.

Members of the Department of Campus Recreation and The University of Northern Colorado Response Team, which includes members from the University Health Center, Counseling Center, Assault Survivors Advocacy Program, Dean of Students office, Campus Police, who have been trained to assess and consult regarding these issues, support these guidelines and will preside over referred cases. Campus Recreation staff and members of the University Response Team support a multidisciplinary approach to student health and safety and will collaboratively develop procedures for handling issues with students acting unsafely on campus.

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