Activities & Recreation Center

The Activities & Recreation Center (ARC), open to UW Bothell and Cascadia College students, features three floors of student amenities as well as all-gender restrooms. The ARC Overlook, located on the second floor, offers students the chance to meet with fellow students, socialize, collaborate, relax, and take in expansive views of the North Creek Wetland and Sports & Recreation Complex. Soft seating and tables and chairs are provided for students to utilize throughout the day and evening.

This multifunctional space is also used for student events and activities.

Fitness Center

Located on the Lower Level of the ARC, the fitness center features a wide range of equipment and fitness classes available to enrolled Cascadia and UW Bothell students. Nearby are locker rooms, snacks, and more. Learn more about the ARC Fitness Center.

Meeting Rooms

The ARC has three meeting rooms: two 12-person meeting rooms and one 24-person Board Room. Each is equipped with large monitors or projectors for presentations. Meeting rooms are intended for student organizations and clubs to use for their reoccurring meetings.

Event Space

The ARC Overlook, located on the second floor, is a multifunctional event space, about to accommodate wide range of activities and programs.

Policies & procedures

Questions regarding the ARC’s policies and procedures may be directed to the ARC Team at arcinfo@uw.edu.

ARC Equipment Check Out Policies & Procedures

Overdue Equipment:  the following may apply to student account until item is returned and/or replaced with 2 days of due date, unless equipment return has been confirmed with ARC professional staff.

  • Suspend ability to check out ARC equipment.
  • Unable to register or participate in ARC Programs
  • Any equipment damaged beyond repair, lost, or not returned within 30 days will result in the full replacement cost of the item being charged to the student

If 3 incidents occur the following will apply:

  • Suspend equipment check out privileges for the duration of the quarter and for 1 additional academic quarter
  • Unable register or participate in ARC Programs for the duration of the quarter and for 1 additional academic quarter
  • Revoke ARC facility access

Damaged Items:

  • If ARC items are damaged beyond repair the full replacement cost of the item will be charged to the student 
  • Suspend borrowing privileges until the item has been replaced
  • Suspend ability to register or participate in ARC Programs
  • Revoke ARC facility access

Lost & Found

The Lost and Found Policy and procedures are intended to ensure that items reported lost or found at the ARC or Sports & Recreation Complex are accounted for and, in the case of items found, returned to their rightful owner or disposed of by the University. “Lost property” means any unattended, abandoned, misplaced, or forgotten items.

The ARC assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the care and/or protection of any personal belonging left unattended on university property and for loss, under any circumstances, including theft, vandalism, or malicious mischief of such belonging.

All found items are turned into Campus Safety for identification of the rightful owner if possible. Any items not accepted by Campus Safety will be documented and stored with the ARC Lost & Found for a minimum of thirty (30) days. After such time, the items will be assigned a final disposition.

Any individual making a request for a lost item must present a picture identification and a description of the item before it will be returned to them.

All inquiries about Lost & Found items can be made here.


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.