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.
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.
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 CheddarU. Personal storage units are available for participant use.
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 CheddarU.
The multipurpose recreation courts are used for Physical Education classes, Open Recreation, Intramurals, Club Sports practices and events, Summer Day Camp and campus wide activities. Patrons can play basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, and badminton. Varsity athletics teams use the courts at various times for practice.
RAC Arena Track
The RAC offers the use of the 1/10 mile synthetic track, located on the main level of the RAC (arena side), for walking and jogging. The indoor track is also used for Physical Education classes and track practice.
Indoor Aquatics Facility
The indoor aquatics facility includes an indoor 25 yard, 8 lane pool and separate diving well with 1 and 3 meter boards. Like the outdoor pool, the indoor pool is used for Physical Education classes, open recreation swim, and UMBC Summer Day Camp. It is open from the beginning of November through mid-to end April. Varsity swim practices/meets, club swim practices/meets, and swim lessons are also held at the indoor pool.
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 Dominic French at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Olympic Pool
The Olympic size outdoor pool (heated) is a main attraction for our patrons. Like the indoor pool, the outdoor pool is used for physical education classes, open recreation swim, and UMBC Summer Day Camp. It is open (weather permitting) from mid to late April through the end of October. Varsity swim practices/meets, club swim practices/meets, and swim lessons are also held at the outdoor pool.
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, 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 is a grass practice field, located above the stadium turf. Physical education classes, intramural events and club sports practices are played on Field 1.