Campus Recreation

ARC will be closed through August 1 with a tentative reopening date of Aug 3 pending guidance from the University. Due to the SRU Emergency Management and CDC guidelines, Campus Recreation staff will be working to re-design the footprint/floorplan of the ARC to accommodate social distancing guidelines and to ensure the overall health and safety of the university community. Current ARC memberships are “frozen” and members will be updated with re-opening protocols, as information becomes available.

The Office of Campus Recreation provides SRU students, alumni, faculty/staff and the general public the opportunity to ROCK'n Recreate on the Slippery Rock University campus.    ROCK'n Recreate with Campus Recreation assists in developing an active, healthy and meaningful lifestyle involving the wellness dimensions.   Campus Recreation offers programs, facility reservations and rentals at the on-campus campground and Ski Lodge, as well as  state-of-the art facilities.

  • Aebersold Student Recreation Center (The ARC) 
  • McFarland Recreational Sports Complex (The MAC)
  • Ski Lodge and Campground 

Programs include aquatics, fitness and wellness, group exercise, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventures, safety certifications, Sport Clubs and special events.  These programs are conducted in the award winning Aebersold Student Recreation Center (ARC) and McFarland Recreational Sports Complex (MAC). 

ROCK30 is a new initiative promoting 30 minutes of activity daily.   Some "GET YOUR 30"  benefits include increased energy and productivity, weight management, positive mood, increased cardiovascular health,  and stress reduction.  


To promote healthy lifestyles to our students and local community by offering excellent recreational and wellness programs and facilities.


The Office of Campus Recreation complements the mission of Slippery Rock University by enriching and enhancing the quality of life and educational experiences of the university and local communities.


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