UTC "ARC" Facility


"The ARC"

Aquatic and Recreation Center


 The University of Tennessee Chattanooga has a new activities facility located directly across from The McKenzie Arena at East 4th Street and Mable.


You can access information about this new state of the art facility either by going to www.utc.edu and clicking on "Campus Life" and "Campus Recreation" or by the direct link at: 




UT faculty, staff and medical students have an opportunity to access a membership to "The ARC."   Access to The ARC is not available to visiting medical students from outside the UT system. 


This facility is a state of the art facility, which includes several options those who wish to maintain active lifestyles.  However, this membership is a fee based membership.  The basic membership for The ARC is six (6) months for $125.00.  This membership must be paid before you can access the facility.  You may contact Sandy Thornton, Administrative Assistant at 423-425-5672 for membership information.   

    Features of the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC):  Phase I

  • A welcoming entrance that provides for a safe and accessible experience for current students, recent alumni and ARC Members: which includes alumni, faculty and staff
  • Centralized Locker Rooms
  • One large multi-sport court that can be converted into two basketball courts, four volleyball courts, eight badminton courts or two indoor soccer courts.
  • 1,400 sq ft suite for UTC Outdoors and its programs.

•43'7" foot indoor rock climbing tower, Indoor 13 foot boulder, 13 foot indoor training wall 

  • 1/8 mile indoor track with 360 view of the UTC Community.

•14,000 sq ft of exercise space for state-of-art exercise equipment for any and all workouts.

  • Small and large aerobic rooms (for the Chattanooga Spirit Squads), martial arts and instructional rooms.
  • A relaxing Wi-Fi lobby featuring the Campus Recreation Hall of Fame which honors student successes and UTC's Recreational History.
  • Equipment check out room that meet all your indoor and outdoor recreational needs.

  Features of the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC): Phase II

Scheduled to start construction 2009.  This phase will be built from the existing west wall of the ARC to the 5th street side walk.

  • Lazy River with kayak plunge pool and 30 person bubble bench.
  • 5 lap line swim area from 4ft to 10ft depths with a 30 person hot tub.
  • 2 story high, 156 foot long water slide
  • Water basketball and water volleyball courts

ARC Membership



Location to sign up

Current UTC Students (Undergraduate and Graduate)


Automatic membership during semesters in which you are enrolled once the activity fee is paid.

Below Memberships will not availible till Sept 1, 2009



Recent UTC Alumni  (from 2002 to 2009)*

Free with a one time $20 surchange.

Alumni Office

All UTC Alumni (up to 2002)

$150 + tax per Six Months with a one time $20 surchange.

Alumni Office

UTC Faculty and Staff

$125 per six Months

Payroll deduction available after September 1

Guest Pass (must be accompanied by ARC member at all times.)

$5 per day paid by your host on the Mocs card only.

Control desk in the ARC


* Free membership will end December 31, 2013


Membership Notes: 

All ARC members must have current/ valid Mocs Card to enter.

All alumnus must be registered with the Alumni office. A $20 surcharge will be changed for processing membership.

No one under 16 years of age allowed in the building.


This information was obtained from the UTC website:  www.utc.edu.




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