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Fitness Center

Access to the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC)

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.

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, see the Guest Pass Policy.

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.


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 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.

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.  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.

Rental Rates:

Students Locker Rental Fee: $30.00/academic year
Faculty and Staff Locker Rental Fee: $75.00/academic year

Commuter Lockers in Alumni Hall

There are 30 commuter lockers located in Alumni Hall. Lockers are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rental Fee: $20.  Lockers are rented for the Academic Year. OneCard or check is the only payment options accepted. Commuter students will have the locker until May 1st, 2017. If your items are left in the locker past May 1st, 2017 they will be donated to charity.


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


Hours vary from day to day and time of year. Click here for hours information.


Tricia Purcell, Director of Student Activities and Campus Recreation


Athletic and Recreation Center
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495