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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Athletic Recreation Complex (ARC)

Last updated on 3/7/2017

The purpose of ARC is to provide a broad and diversified program of activities and services for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community, in order to enhance the quality of life. The college has long recognized that recreational activities and formalized sports programs are an integral part of the process of educating the total individual.

Membership Fees
For all details regarding membership please see both the Membership Information/Facility Rental and Membership Benefits webpages.

Fitness Center (NVC, B1 level) 646-312-5054
The fitness center contains state of the art weight training "Universal and Hammer Strength" equipment such as lifecycles, recumbent bikes, stair climbers, treadmills and elliptical bicycles. The fitness center also contains eight plasma flat screen televisions and a surround sound stereo system. Click here for more information or call 646-312-5040.

Pool (NVC, B3 level) 646-312-5060 or 646-312-5062
The 25-meter pool contains six lanes and accommodates open and lap swimming. There is a lifeguard on duty at all times. For more information on aquatics, please call 646-312-5060.

Racquetball Courts (NVC, B3 level) 646-312-5054
Racquetball reservations may be made up to three days in advance at the fitness center’s front desk. These reservations may be made in person or over the phone by calling (646) 312-5054. Court time shall be 1 hour in length. Please understand that the courts may be closed for special events. Schedule changes will be posted throughout the ARC. Volleyball Court Reservations - Members are encouraged to schedule reservations. For more information, please check the ARC Schedule or call 646-312-5054.

Main Gymnasium (NVC, B2 level)
The main gym includes three full basketball courts, seats 1,200 spectators, and is equipped for volleyball settings. Check the ARC Schedule or call 646-312-5054 OR 646-312-5061.

Auxiliary Gymnasium (NVC, B2 level)
The auxiliary gym includes 1 full basketball court and is equipped for volleyball, soccer (indoor) or tennis (one court).

Locker Rentals (NVC, B1 level) 646-312-5049 
The Baruch College Locker Rental Reservation and Renewal system is only available to current students, faculty and staff of Baruch College. Baruch Alumni and gym members from the surrounding community must go in-person to the Athletics and Recreation Center office in the Vertical Campus (B1-117). Please click on Baruch College Locker System or for further information or call 646-312-5049.

Saunas are available within the main locker rooms. Click here for more information.

Guest Privileges
Information regarding guest privileges can be found by viewing the ARC's Visitor Policy.

Because hours are subject to change, please check the ARC Schedule for the most up-to-date information.

Questions? Visit the ARC's FAQ site.


The Athletic & Recreation Center (ARC) is located on the corner of 55 Lexington Avenue and 24th Street in New York City (10010).

Athletic Department: 646-312-5042
Athletic Department (Fax): 646-312-5041
Recreation/Facility Rentals/Memberships/Hours of Operation: 646-312-5049
Locker Rentals: 646-312-5049
Fitness Center & Racquetball Courts: 646-312-5054
Pool Center: 
646-312-5060 or 5062
Sports Information (NCAA Varsity Teams): 646-312-5048
Summer Camp (Ages 6-14): 646-312-5042

Director of Facilities, Heather MacCulloch:  646-312-5045

*A complete listing of the administrative staff can be found here

For photographs of the entire facilities, click here.