The renovation of the Retriever Activities Center (RAC) is
scheduled to begin in December 2019. The RAC will be closed to users for the
holiday break beginning on December 20, 2019. Construction will be underway
when the campus reopens on January 2, 2020.
During this eighteen month construction project, the
front lobby will remain the primary access point for the building and the
elevator will be operational. The fieldhouse portion of the building, which
includes the track and the basketball arena, will be closed until the end of
February 2021. At least two basketball courts, a weight room, a group
exercise room, and locker rooms will remain open throughout the renovation;
please check signs in and around the building for directions.
A pool will also remain open throughout the
renovation, though access routes will change periodically. For initial
construction activities (December 20, 2019 - March 31, 2020), there will be
no interior connection to the pool; instead the pool lobby doors on the
Sondheim side of the building will serve as the pool access point.
The Facilities Management RAC Renewal project page will be
updated regularly and will include construction information on phases,
timelines, accessible routes, and operations. We anticipate
completion of this project in July 2021.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work
to improve recreation facilities for the UMBC community.