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Retriever Activities Center

RAC Front Desk

The Front Desk is located in the main lobby of the RAC. Here, information is provided for open recreation, club sports, group fitness, intramural, physical education, and athletic events.

Fitness Studio

This 2,600 square foot studio, located on the RAC main level, is complete with a refurbished hardwood floor, mirrors, and a state of the art sound system. These features make it an excellent site for Group Fitness classes, Physical Education courses, and various Club Sports activities. Personal storage units are available for participant use.

Weight Room

The 3,000+ square foot weight training facility, comprised with PLAE flooring, consists of 25 Technogym/Torque weight machines, 15 Troy free weight stations, a complete set of Troy dumbbells, and 5 flat screen TVs, courtesy of mtvU. Personal storage units are available for participant use.

Cardio Balcony

The cardio balcony, located on the RAC main level, overlooks the RAC Gymnasium Floor. This area offers a variety of cardiovascular fitness equipment, including stair steppers, elliptical climbers, stationary cycles, treadmills, rowing ergometers, and 8 flat screen TVs, courtesy of mtvU.

RAC Courts

The RAC Gymnasium may be partitioned into 3 separate spaces so that users may participate in a variety of activities (including basketball, volleyball, badminton, indoor soccer, and tennis) simultaneously.

RAC Arena Track

The RAC offers the use of the 1/10 mile rubberized track, located on the main level of the RAC (arena side), for walking and jogging.

RAC Arena

The RAC Arena is the home of the UMBC men’s and women’s basketball teams and women’s volleyball team. It is also the host to many outside events. UMBC students may attend varsity events in the RAC by presenting their UMBC Red Card at the arena entrance.

Aquatics Center

The UMBC Aquatic Center includes an indoor 25 yard, 8 lane pool and separate diving well with 1 and 3 meter boards. An Olympic-sized 50-meter outdoor pool and deck are in use from April-October (weather permitting).

Locker Rooms

Two men’s and women’s locker facilities are available for use. One is located adjacent to the indoor pool and the other is located on the court level of the RAC gymnasium. Half sized lockers are available for daily use at no cost or for rental on an annual or semester basis. For additional information, contact John Jancuska at410-455-1540 or

Equipment Room

The RAC equipment room, located on the first floor of the recreation side, provides current students, faculty, staff, and RAC Members with equipment to use during open recreation hours. Equipment includes: basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, tennis rackets and tennis balls, badminton racquets and shuttles, and volleyballs.


Outdoor Facilities

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Six hard court, outdoor tennis courts with lights are available for use by eligible participants. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Walker Field

Walker Field, located off of Hilltop Road, is the home of the UMBC men’s and women’s club rugby teams. All rugby home matches and practices are played on Walker Field.

UMBC Stadium Turf

The UMBC Stadium Turf is the home of UMBC men’s and women’s soccer teams, men’s and women’s lacrosse teams, and ultimate frisbee team. Various intramural events and physical education classes are also hosted on the stadium turf.

Field 1

Field 1 is a grass practice field, located above the stadium turf. Physical education classes,  intramural events and club sports practices are played on Field 1.