Physical Education & Athletics

UMBC has a recreational facility, the Retriever Activities Center (RAC).  The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art exercise and fitness machines (Stair Steppers, Stair Masters, Treadmills, Rowers, Stationary Cycles, free weights, selectorized “Body Master” equipment, etc.).  The Center also includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor track, volleyball and basketball courts, a fitness studio (group fitness classes) and a host of other athletic services.  The RAC hours and General Facility Regulations are posted in the Center and listed on the web at

Use of the facilities requires the faculty/staff member to present a valid campus ID Card.  A modest fee may be charged for use of these facilities.

UMBC sponsors 20 varsity sports at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the America East Conference. Faculty and staff pay a reduced ticket price rate for soccer, basketball, and men’s lacrosse games with a valid UMBC ID. All other home events are free. Season tickets for certain sports are also available. For a complete listing of Retriever athletic events, log onto the website at