Being a UIC student has granted you access to certain things. With your i-card, you can access the Student Recreation Facility, located at 737 S. Halsted Street. So what’s in the Rec Center? Well, there’s a lot. There are three full basketball courts, a swimming pool and jacuzzi, a fully equipped exercise gym, an elevated track path looking over the basketball courts and even rock-climbing. This is the perfect place to relieve some of the stress that comes with being a college student. You will be surprised by how much better you will feel after playing a few pick-up games or taking a swim.
Something else we have exclusive access to are the sports events at the Pavilion. Students can attend any home games of the UIC Flames, both men’s and women’s basketball, for free. I am personally anxious to see the men’s basketball team next season with their new head coach, Coach Steve McClain. Some other events that have been hosted in the Pavilion are concerts, stand-up comedy, boxing matches and even an event featuring First Lady Michelle Obama. I remember when the First Lady came to UIC last semester; the line was so long.
If you are wondering how you can get the information for events at the UIC Pavilion, there are multiple ways. You can visit the ticket booth located next to the front entrance of the Pavilion or look up at the mega screen on the building because they list upcoming events. They also send text messages and emails about certain events that we can attend for no cost. As the semester comes to a close, why not enjoy one of the events offered at our very own UIC Pavilion?
Matthew Maggit is a sophomore in accounting in the College of Business Administration. Matthew decided to come to UIC because of the business program’s reputation and because he wanted to study at a campus with a diverse atmosphere. He likes how close the campus is to downtown Chicago and the Willis Tower. In his free time, he loves to surround myself with loved ones, and he enjoys sports and going to the gym.