UIS Prairie Stars

As Prairie Stars, we enjoy every day; mindful that we are here to learn, work, play and win. We challenge ourselves and draw strength from each other in a sustained effort to become champions in the classroom and competition. We actively collaborate with our campus and community through the sharing of expertise and resources in advancing strategic partnerships that benefit the larger community. We hold ourselves and others to the highest standard of civility, dignity and compassion while embracing the principles of equality and inclusion.

UIS Prairie Stars

Campus Recreation

The Department of Campus Recreation provides recreational and wellness opportunities to enrich the lives of our students and the UIS community. We are also an Institutional Member of the NIRSA Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.

The UIS campus sports multiple indoor and outdoor facilities:

  • The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC)
  • Cricket Field
  • Challenge Course
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Kiwanis Stadium Basketball Court
  • REC Park
  • South Fields
  • Sport Club Field
  • Student Life Build Gymnasium
  • Tennis Courts

Sport Clubs

Campus Recreation oversees all Sport Club operations on campus by providing guidance and financial assistance. Below is a current list of available sport clubs.


Intramural sports are structured individual, dual and team sport competitive activities scheduled for Rec Members with a valid UIS I-card. Campus Recreation utilizes IMLeagues to manage its Intramural Program.

Fitness & Wellness

The state-of-the-art Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) is a 72,000 square-foot facility managed by the Department of Campus Recreation and houses the offices of UIS Intercollegiate Athletics.  TRAC boasts a 23,000 square-foot arena available for multiple indoor sports, three fitness areas, a Multi-Purpose Room and two racquetball/squash courts. TRAC also serves as the home of UIS Men’s and Women’s Basketball and UIS Women’s Volleyball.

To help promote health and fitness, Campus Recreation offers personal training, fitness assessments, group fitness and a campus-wide wellness initiative that promotes wellness in all aspects of life.

students canoeing

Outdoor Adventures

Campus Recreation developed an Outdoor Adventure program to provide an enjoyable, challenging, meaningful and educational experience that will allow individuals and groups to learn the skills necessary for survival and safety in the outdoors as well as develop an appreciation for the environment. Outdoor Adventure trips are led by experienced trip leaders and are open to students and recreation members.

Athletics Events

University of Illinois-Springfield Women's Soccer vs Purdue Northwest https://uisprairiestars.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=8396&sport_id…
University of Illinois-Springfield Women's Soccer at Eastern Illinois University https://uisprairiestars.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=8397…
University of Illinois-Springfield Women's Soccer at Roosevelt University https://uisprairiestars.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=8398&…
University of Illinois-Springfield Women's Soccer vs University of FindlayStreaming Video: https://glvcsn.com/uis/ https://uisprairiestars…
University of Illinois-Springfield Volleyball vs Purdue Northwest https://uisprairiestars.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=8463&sport_id=11
University of Illinois-Springfield Volleyball vs University of Arkansas at Monticello https://uisprairiestars.com/calendar.aspx?game_id=…

Athletics News

Jul 16, 2024
University of Illinois Springfield distance runner Cort Ross was named a Second Team Academic All-American, as announced by the College Sports Communicators (…
Jul 06, 2024
The University of Illinois Springfield cross country program announced its schedule for the fall 2024 season on Friday. UIS will compete at four regular season…
Jul 03, 2024
UIS Athletics, in partnership with Jimmy John's at 219 S 6th St. in Springfield, has announced that the UIS women's tennis team is the inaugural Jimmy John's…
Jul 02, 2024
The 2023-24 WGCA All-American Scholar Team was announced on Monday. A pair of Prairie Stars in Arya Gadekar and Sara Prieto were recognized for the first time…
Jun 29, 2024
The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced on Friday that University of Illinois Springfield women's tennis  student-athlete Carmen Llopis Fabra has…
Jun 29, 2024
The UIS Athletic Department is proud to announce that UIS student-athletes have earned a 3.56 overall GPA for the spring 2024 semester, the highest semester…