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Recreation & Intramurals

DrakeStudying is hard work; you’re going to need to take breaks. Thanks to the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC) and a comprehensive intramural program that provides just enough competition to blow off steam, you’ll be relaxed enough to hit the books again in no time.

The 78,000-square-foot ARC provides exercise and practice space for varsity and intramural sports as well as general recreational facilities. The facility, part of a $30 million campus expansion and beautification project, contains additional classrooms and staff offices; and space for student organizations to meet and for students to gather informally.

The Department of Campus Recreation welcomes all students, faculty, and staff regardless of their athletic abilities. Our intramural program is structured to provide the entire University of the Sciences community with the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive and recreational sports activities. Intramurals feature short-term, on-campus competition in traditional, and some not-so-traditional, sports. All intramural sports include divisions for men, women, and co-rec (men and women playing on the same team).

General Information about ARC Access

All full-time students, faculty, and staff with a valid University of the Sciences ID will be granted access to the facility with their ID cards.


We have allocated portions of the locker room for day-use locks and yearly locks.

Day-Use Lockers

Day-use Locks may be used only during the day and are not permitted to keep belongings in overnight. Individuals utilizing the ARC may bring their own lock to use as a day lock or may purchase a $5 combination lock to keep to be used as day lock during the day.

Yearly Lockers

Yearly locks are the only lockers that are permitted for individuals to leave belongings in overnight. Individuals must purchase a year lock from the department (not allowed to use their own lock) at the ARC front desk.

Yearly Locker Rentals

Sixty student lockers and 34 faculty/staff lockers are available for rental for the academic year. Lockers are offered on a first-come, first-served basis; if we meet our quota on locker rentals, there will be an e-mail sent to the campus listserv.

Locker Rental at the ARC for the Academic Year 2014-2015 will be scheduled as follows:

Students Locker Rental Fee: $30.00

Faculty and Staff Locker Rental Fee: $75.00

Contact Campus Recreation at 215.596.7440 for more information.  All personal belongings must be removed from lockers by the last day of the spring semester. Any unclaimed belongings left in the lockers will be donated to charity.

Guest Passes

Anyone with a valid University of the Sciences ID card may purchase a guest pass. Each person with a valid ID may purchase up to two passes. Passes cost $10.00 per day and are good for one day. The sponsor is asked to stay with his or her guest at all times. Guest passes may be purchased at the ARC front desk. A valid I.D. (photo license preferred) for the guest is required for entry into the facility. For more information, click here.

Equipment Usage

With a valid University of the Sciences ID card, equipment can be borrowed for use in the ARC. Equipment available includes basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, badminton racquets, shuttlecocks, pool cues and balls, and table tennis paddles and balls.


Payment methods accepted by the ARC: OneCard Funds or Check (made payable to University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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