The Aggie Recreation Center (ARC) is the new home for Campus Recreation programs and services and was funded entirely by the students for the students! The ARC has established itself as the hub for student activity and engagement on Campus and has created a connection between the students like no other building before it.
- In the spring of 2009, Tyler Tolson was elected as the University's new Student Body President after running a campaign with the objective to build new recreational and wellness facilities for students on USU's Logan campus.
- The proposed ARC project was voted on and passed by the students during the general student elections in February 2012. The student referendum passed and legislative approval for the project was achieved during the Spring 2013 legislative session.
- The cost of the project was approximately $30 million, which includes design, permits, construction and equipment. The students' contribution to the project will be a $75 building bond replacing the current $25 Aggie Legacy Fields bond which began Fall 2015.
- AJC Architecture of Salt Lake City, Utah and 360 Architects of Kansas City, Missouri were selected to design the ARC in the summer of 2013. The firms worked under the direction of a USU team composed of professional staff from Campus Recreation, USU Facilities staff, the Vice President of Student Services, and students from the executive council. Layton Construction of Salt Lake City, Utah was selected to build the ARC in late 2013.
- Elevated indoor track measuring 1/8 of a mile long
- 4,600 square foot Fitness Center and 3 Cardio Lofts featuring the most advanced cardio and weight equipment available
- Outdoor Programs which operates a 50’ Climbing Wall, Repel Ledge, and a Rental Shop for outdoor gear and equipment
- Student Lounge Space throughout the ARC
- Student Locker Rooms
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- Click here to view the ARC facility schedules.
- Activity spaces in the ARC are currently scheduled primarily for Open Recreation and Campus Recreation Fitness Classes.
- Facility rentals are not currently available for club meetings, practices or events in the ARC. Campus Recreation will need to determine student utilization patterns for at least one year prior to offering facility rentals. More information regarding reservation requests will be available in the Fall of 2016.
- Student Clubs are welcome to use the activity spaces in the ARC during Open Recreation. When using the ARC during Open Recreation:
- Groups or individuals must welcome anyone that would like to participate
- Activity spaces may be used during Open Recreation on a first come first serve basis
- Groups or individuals may not kick others out of a space or tell them they have a reservation
- Admission may not be charged for meetings or practices
- USUSA / Department Clubs are still welcome and encouraged to schedule space in the HPER or Fieldhouse using the online scheduling request forms.
Question: Will lockers from the Fieldhouse or HPER be transferable to the Aggie Recreation Center?
Answer: No, lockers will not be transferable from the Fieldhouse or HPER to the ARC. However, students who purchase an ARC locker in November will have a locker contract that continues through the end of Spring Semester at no additional cost!
Question: What is the locker pricing for the ARC?
Answer: $40 per semester for a half locker and $50 per semester for a full locker.
Question: What is your locker refund policy?
Answer: Locker will not be refunded after the 10th day of the initial locker sale. If refunded prior to 10 days, a full refund will be issued. All lockers in the ARC, Fieldhouse, and HPER are subject to the same refund policy.
Question: Is towel service included in my locker rental?
Answer: Yes! Towel Service will be included in the semester and annual locker agreement pricing. Day lockers do NOT include towel service however towel service can also be purchased as a separate add-on product for $20 per semester.
Question: What if I accidently leave my items overnight in one of the ARC day lockers or cubbies?
Answer: We have your back! Visit the Equipment Check Desk during normal operational hours to retrieve your lost items. We will have them securely locked away in our storage room so you can be assured your belongings get returned to you.
Question: Who has access to use the new Aggie Recreation Center?
Answer: The Aggie Recreation Center was built for the students and funded entirely by student fees. Our only membership is for current students enrolled at Utah State University.
Question: I have a non-student friend who would like to workout at the ARC. Do you sell a guest pass?
Answer: We do have a guest pass option! The guest must be sponsored by a currently enrolled student. The cost is $5 and the pass is good for the day that it is purchased.
Question: Why is there a new dress code in the ARC?
Answer: In order to minimize the spread of harmful bacteria and to maintain a safe and sanitary environment, dress codes at Recreation Centers have quickly become an industry standard. Wearing shirts, proper footwear, and other workout attire has proven to be an effective approach to protecting fitness equipment, flooring surfaces, and the overall health of facility patrons. The Department of Campus Recreation cares about providing each student with the best experience possible in a clean, safe, and sanitary environment. We appreciate your help and cooperation in allowing us to achieve this goal.
Question: How did the new Dress Code Policy get approved?
Answer: In October 2015, student members of the ARC and ALF Student Policy Board voted and approved all policies associated with the Aggie Recreation Center. Among others, this included the ARC Dress Code Policy.
Question: Do I need to wear a shirt at the outdoor basketball courts or sand volleyball courts?
Answer: No. Due to the nature of the activity and the outdoor venue, Campus Recreation will not require shirts to be worn at the outdoor basketball courts or outdoor sand volleyball courts.
Question: Can I remove footwear for a yoga fitness class or to play sand volleyball?
Answer: Yes! Bare feet participation is inherent to the nature of those activities and participants will be permitted to remove footwear.
Question: Can I still play basketball in the Fieldhouse without wearing a shirt?
Answer: Yes! Many students have expressed interest in maintaining this option in the Fieldhouse for those individuals who prefer to play basketball without a shirt. We listened to your suggestions and will keep this option available. However, Campus Recreation always recommends wearing workout shirts and proper workout attire.
What is Biometrics?
Biometrics identifies people by a unique human characteristic. The size and shape of a hand, a fingerprint, the voice and several aspects of the eye are just some unique attributes. The word “biometric” simply means the measurement of a living trait, whether physiological or behavioral. Biometric technologies compare a person’s unique characteristics against a previously enrolled image for the purpose of recognition. It does not record finger or palm prints.
How Does it Record My “Handprint?”
Geometric measurements of the hand (lengths, widths, areas, and heights) are calculated from the silhouette and then “compressed” by a mathematical formula into a 9- byte numerical template. Since the compression is so high, it is infeasible to reverse-engineer the 9-byte template into the hand image or even the raw geometric measurements of the person that used the Hand Reader. The Hand Reader terminal does not collect and store an image of the hand, but instead it converts the image to a 9-byte numerical template which is a mathematical representation of size and shape of the hand. Once this numerical template is developed it is stored in a memory location which is defined by the person’s ID number. The Hand Reader measures the unique size and shape of the fingers and hand. Over 90 different measurements are made such as: length, width, thickness, and surface area. No finger prints or palm prints are taken. Each time a user puts their hand in the Hand Reader to check in, the Hand Reader takes another image of the hand, and the algorithm converts this image to a mathematical value and then compares this new template with the template the Hand Reader has stored previously. If the two templates match, identity is confirmed and the check in is recorded.
Are There Any Privacy Issues?
Hand geometry technology cannot be reverse-engineered to identify people. It does not store the image of the hand, but instead stores a 9-byte template which is a mathematical representation of the hand image. This mathematical value is meaningless to other devices. In addition, no fingerprint or palm print information is gathered.
Is it Safe?
The infrared lights used in the hand reader are similar to those used in remote controls for TVs and VCRs. Internal testing concluded that the light intensity generated by the infrared lights in the Hand Reader is significantly less than the light intensity generated by direct sunlight. Using a Hand Reader for 30 seconds a day is comparable to standing in the sun for 0.2 seconds. Schlage Biometrics has submitted Hand Reader information to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA did not report any hazards. The Federal Communications Commission requires that computers meet sub-part J of Part 15 of FCC rules. This section details radiated energy. Schlage Biometrics has tested to these standards and meets or exceeds them. Schlage Biometrics also meets the requirements of the European Community and is CE Certified.
Do Rings or Band-Aids Have an Effect?
Usually not enough to reject a valid user. Users should make sure that a ring is in the upright position and hand placement on the reader is accurate to avoid problems.
What Happens If I Injure My Hand and Have it Bandaged or In A Cast?
You can be enrolled with your left hand; palm up while the right hand is disabled. It’s not as comfortable, but it will work. Be sure to notify the front desk immediately if this is an issue.