The Activities & Recreation Center features three floors of student amenities and resources. More information is available on our building floorplan.
The Activities & Recreation Center began in 2008 with student leaders from Cascadia College and UW Bothell coming together to discuss what new campus amenities would be needed to continue to build a vibrant campus community.
In 2010, the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB) and Cascadia Student Government (CSG) approved funding for the programming and pre-design of a student activities center building. On July 11, 2013, the UW Board of Regents approved the new $19.7-million 36,000 square foot student-funded building to be positioned next to the North Creek Events Center. LMN Architecture was hired to design the student activities center.
In September 2014, ASUWB and CSG asked for student feedback regarding the naming of the new building and, based on student response, the building was named the Activities & Recreation Center (ARC).
Construction began in Spring 2014 and was completed in Fall 2015.