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UIS Blood Drive

In conjunction with our Health Fair on Wednesday, April 24th, the UIS Blood Drive will take place in the TRAC arena from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Jordan Killen, M.S., ACSM-EP
Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS REC 1008
Springfield, IL 62703

Road Closure: Vachel Lindsay - September 6 & 7

Vachel Lindsay Drive will be closed Wednesday, September 6 at 12 noon and re-open Thursday September 7 at 12 noon. Please use Ernest Hemingway Drive and University Drive to access campus during this time. Residents of West Campus may access the parking lot using 11th Street and the first parking lot entrance on Vachel Lindsay.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but hope you enjoy the REC Palooza Street Party Wednesday evening.

Go Stars!

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Registration underway for the eighth annual UIS Prairie Stars 5K run/walk

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Campus Recreation Department will hold the eighth annual Prairie Stars 5K run/walk. The race is open to UIS students, faculty, staff and community members.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center at UIS, 2171 University Drive, Springfield

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Lunch at the Lake

On Tuesday, August 8, come spend your lunch hour enjoying the scenery at the Field House, just steps away from campus! Bring your own lunch and take part in lawn games or go on a Field Station Lab tour. Cookies will also be available.

The Field Station is located at:

9 Club Area

Springfield, IL 62712

Brought to you by Campus Recreation and Human Resources

Questions? Contact UIS HR


UIS Campus Recreation to host its annual Health and Safety Fair

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Department of Campus Recreation will host its annual Health and Safety Fair. This event is free and open to the public, UIS students, faculty, staff and alumni.

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2023


DETAILS: The event will offer meal prep ideas, a rock-climbing wall, outdoor yard games, prizes and giveaways.

2024 Pickleball Open

Prairie Stars Pickleball Open

Presented by Campus Recreation
January 26th-28th
UIS Recreation and Athletic Center ~ Springfield, IL


Friday Events: Co-ed Singles

3.5 & 4.0 @ 6pm

Saturday Events: Doubles

3.5 Men's @ 8:30am (full)