Penn State Wilkes-Barre proudly offers its students a $3.7 million Athletic and Recreation Building (ARB). The ARB and its surrounding fields and courts offer a wide range of fitness and wellness options to our students, including specialized equipment and programs. This facility contains a large gym, a regulation basketball and volleyball court, two racquetball courts, a squash court, a weight room with weight-training and cardiovascular equipment (including bicycles, ellipticals, and treadmills), and a multi-purpose room for fitness classes and other activities. Outdoor sites for soccer, tennis, and running also are available. Several significant changes took place to the ARB facilities over the summer of 2014, including a new gym floor, audio/visual upgrades to the weight and spin rooms, and new treadmills in the weight room. See pictures of our facilities.

Please note: Due to area functions and children’s programs in our main gym, volleyball and basketball are available only when the gym is not otherwise in use.

All individuals using the ARB must sign in and show ID when entering the building or when requested to do so. 

Athletics and Recreation Building hours 2020 Fall semester

The Athletics and Recreation Building is currenlty only open to students.  The building will close November 22nd and reopen in January 2021.

Monday and Wednesday: 10:00am–4:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm (Facility is closed from 4:00-6:00pm for cleaning)
Tuesday and Thursday:  10:00am–4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am–4:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Use of the facilities is free for Penn State Wilkes-Barre students. Faculty, staff, alumni and community members are not permitted at this tme. 

Community Members

  • Daily Fee — $5/day
  • Semester Membership  — $100/semester (3 semesters/year) or $240/year


  • Daily Fee — $5/day
  • Semester Membership  — $50/semester (3 semesters/year) or $120/year

Non Penn State Wilkes-Barre Students

  • $5.00 daily fee or $50/semester or $120/year

Gift certificates are available!