RAC Renewal – need to know


Construction on the Retriever Activities Center Renewal project began in December of 2019. Phased construction has been ongoing in all parts of the building and the renovation project is expected to be substantially complete in April 2021.

The summer 2020 campus closure due to COVID-19 closed the building to occupants. This allowed for an expanded construction activities foot print, enabling extra distancing for construction personnel. Construction phasing was adjusted to mitigate encountered issues with labor and supply chain availability as well as unforeseen discoveries. Creative adaptation of construction sequencing and scheduling has kept this project moving forward in these challenging times.  The project is currently tracking to be completely finished in May 2021, two months earlier than originally anticipated.

The campus is partially open for the 2021 spring semester, however it is yet to be determined when pandemic safety protocols will allow the RAC building to reopen. We are hopeful that the RAC reopening is in our near future.

Accessibility is part of the design process, and we work in partnership with Accessibility and Disability Services which supports faculty, staff, students and visitors with disabilities. If you have a concern about accessibility, or want to inquire about a disability-based accommodation, please do so through their website.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve recreation facilities for the UMBC community.

Stay Safe!