Recreation Activity Center
The Recreation Activity Center, or RAC, is a state of the art recreation center and the center of campus life for many Georgia Southern students. Originally opened in 1998 with 80,000 square feet, the facility was expanded in 2006 to its present size of 215,000 square feet. The expansion also achieved LEED certification, the first building to do so at Georgia Southern, which reflected Georgia Southern’s culture of sustainability. Each day the RAC welcomes over 5,500 visitors!
- Aquatics Center
- Eight indoor basketball courts
- Group Fitness studios
- Two indoor soccer courts
- 45’ rock-climbing wall, modeled from an actual rock.
- Outdoor Recreation Center
- Wellness Center with Massage Therapy Rooms
- Three smart meeting spaces
- Indoor track
- 18,000 square foot fitness center
In addition to informal recreation, the RAC is home to Campus Recreation & Intramurals (CRI), which offers progressive programs from its seven program areas including Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness, Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports, Southern Adventures and the University Wellness Program.
Aside from traditional recreation the RAC plays host to a wide array of special events including University Open House, Career Fairs and a variety of events for student organizations.
The RAC is located inside the 70 acre M.C. Anderson Park, which is comprised of lighted playing fields, walking trails, high & low challenge course, large pavilion and amphitheater. The facilities host state, regional and national tournaments ranging from archery to flag football to ultimate Frisbee. This outdoor space also provides the university community with a place to relax outside as well as host numerous concerts from national touring artists such as Young Joc, O.A.R. and Dashboard Confessional to name a few.
At approximately 215,000 sqft., the Recreation Activity Center at Georgia Southern has a vast array of activities for students to engage in. In order to appreciate what we have to offer, tours are provided at your convenience.
What We Have to Offer!
From I-75 South/I-16 East/Highway 301 North (Atlanta/Macon):
Take I-16 East to exit 116 (Statesboro and Georgia Southern University exit). Take a left onto Highway 301. Drive approximately 9 miles. Make a right onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Continue until you reach the next light. Turn left onto Akins Blvd. Take 1st left onto Malecki Drive and this will lead you into the RAC parking lot.
From I-95 North/I-16 West/GA 67 North (Savannah/Florida):
Take I-16 West to exit 127 (Statesboro and Georgia Southern University exit). Take a left onto Highway 67 North. Drive approximately 10 miles. Turn left onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn right onto Akins Blvd. Take 1st left onto Malecki Drive and this will lead you into the RAC parking lot.
From Augusta and other routes on Highway 25 and Highway 80:
Come into Statesboro to the fourth traffic light. Turn right at this traffic light onto Highway 301 South/Main Street. Continue through Statesboro, past the main entrance to Georgia Southern on your left. Take a left onto Old Register Road. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Old Register Rd. Continue onto Forest Drive. Turn right onto Akins Blvd, and you will approach the RAC on the right.