The Office of Campus Recreation is responsible for the operation of the Aebersold Student Recreation Center (ARC), the McFarland Recreational Sports Complex (MAC), Ski Lodge and campground. The facilities are used primarily for student recreational activities, but times are also allotted for facility rentals.  The availability of these facilities varies each semester depending upon the schedule of Campus Recreation activities. Below is an overview of each facility and relevant rental information and procedures.

Contact Brian Mortimer, Associate Director of Campus Recreation, for additional questions and concerns.

Aebersold Student Recreation Center (ARC)

ARC Climbing WallThe ARC is an 82,000 square-foot, state of the art controlled access recreation facility used for a variety of recreational programs including informal recreation and intramural sports. Participants must present their SRU ID or ARC Membership card to gain access.  

Facility Components: Aquatic Center, climbing wall, fitness mezzanine, fitness lab, Gym A, Gym B, RPM Multi-Purpose Room, Russell Wright Fitness Center, fitness lab, track, locker rooms and family changing/all gender restroom.

McFarland Recreational Sports Complex (MAC)

The MAC is an outdoor recreational sports complex used for informal recreation, intramural sports, and facility rentals.

Facility Components: Six lighted sports fields (two softball fields and four multi-sport fields), dek hockey rink/two basketball courts, exercise pathway, rugby field, 18 hole disc golf course, and operations building.      

Ski Lodge/Campground

Reservations for both of these facilities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A Facility Request must be completed and submitted to the Office of Campus Recreation for approval prior to usage.  724.738.4800.

The Ski Lodge and Campground are located a quarter mile northeast of the ARC (next to the ROCK Apartments) on 6 plus acres of land. The Ski Lodge rustic design offers a variety of opportunities for students to gather on campus. Shower and restroom facilities are available inside the lodge. The Sites are ideal for camping, picnicking and recreational activities.

Facility Components: Eight campsites, picnic tables, and fire rings.  The ski lodge includes general space plus restrooms/shower rooms.