Activities & Recreation Center

Information about the new building

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What is the Activities & Recreation Center?

Ever wonder what the shiny new building is on Campus Way? We call it the Activities & Recreation Center, or the ARC for short. The ARC is a central hub bringing our two campuses, Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell, together. The ARC has three floors full of student amenities and resources. Here are some quick facts about the building:

• 100% student funded

• All decisions related to the building made by students

• Vending machines located on the Lower Level

• There are all-gender restrooms located on each floor, as well as an all gender locker room on the lower level

Winter Quarter Building Hours

January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016

Monday-Friday: 7:00am to 12:00am (midnight)
Saturday: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

The Fitness Center is open until 1 hour before the building closes each day.
The ARC will be closed January 18 and February 15 for the holiday observances.

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Hang out and Event Space
The second level of the ARC, or the Overlook, is a large space students can go to hang out, study, relax or enjoy the wonderful view of the wetlands. Soft seating as well as tables and chairs are available for students to use throughout the day and evening. The Overlook also serves as a large space for programming and events held by student organizations from both Cascadia and UWB.

Board Games and Video Games
The ARC provides over 100 video and board games for students from both campuses to check out and use in the building. The Gaming Alcove on the first floor is an excellent place to challenge your friends to some games. A Foosball table located on the first floor is also available to. All games are available for check out at the First Floor Information Desk. You can find a list of available games here.

The ARC has the capacity to host two food trucks at a time. The trucks are stationed outside of the ARC on Campus Way. The food truck schedule can be found here. Vending machines are located on the Lower Level of the ARC. Snacks, fresh vending options (salads, sandwiches and more) are replenished throughout the week, and drinks can be purchased with cash or credit card. There are also two microwaves for students to use in the building, one on the 2nd floor, and one on the lower level by the vending machines.

Fitness Center
The Fitness Center is located on the Lower Level. The new ARC Fitness Center features state-of-the-art equipment and machines for use by currently enrolled University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia students. Faculty and staff from both institutions can use the Fitness Center with the purchase of a Fitness Pass. Group fitness classes hosted by certified instructors are also provided and are located in the ARC Studio. You can find the group fitness schedule here. The ARC Studio also has a program called Wellbeats in which students can use on-demand fitness classes provided in a video format. Any questions regarded the Fitness Center can be directed to their front desk: (425)-352-3580.
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Student Organizations

Student organizations from both CC and UWB can be found in the Involvement and Leadership Office (ILO). You can find the ILO on the first level in room ARC 130. The First Floor Information Desk can assist you in finding the correct organization or student in the ILO. Some student organizations located at the ILO include:

  • UWB Student Government (ASUWB)
  • Cascadia Student Government (CSG)
  • UWB Campus Events Board (CEB)
  • Cascadia Activities Board (CAB)
  • Cascadia Community Engagement Officers (CEOs)
  • UWB Club Council
  • UWB Clubs
  • Cascadia Clubs
  • Social Justice Organizers (SJOs)
  • Intercultural Coordinators (ICC)
  • Project Assistants

Recognized Cascadia clubs have access to resources located in the ARC, including the reservation of meeting rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. Clubs also have access to the following resources for club work: office supplies, computers, printers and copiers, as well as work spaces located in the ILO and much more! For questions about resources available to Cascadia clubs, please contact

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