The N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center (known on campus as “The TARC”) is a first-class fitness facility for the Carthage community. The TARC is located on the west side of Campus Drive, just north of the Campbell Student Union.

Important COVID-19 Update: The TARC is open to students, staff, and faculty, but will remain closed to alumni and the public until further notice. Learn about the changes to our policies, programming, and procedures on our COVID-19 website.

Contact the TARC

Call the TARC Recreation Office at 262-551-6607.


  • Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Summer hours: Monday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Who can use the TARC?

Students, faculty, and staff
Recreational spaces within the TARC (the Field House, Semler Fitness Center, and racquetball courts) are available for use by all Carthage students, faculty, and staff when not in use by Carthage sports teams. Athletic spaces including Art Keller Field, Tarble Arena, the Koenitzer Aquatic Center, and Smeds Tennis Center are available for use by all current Carthage athletes.

Due to COVID-19, the TARC is closed to alumni until further notice.

Due to COVID-19, the TARC is closed to the public until further notice.

Conference Services
Businesses and organizations often bring their meetings and conferences to Carthage. To learn more about holding your next event at the TARC, visit Conferences Services


There are two parking lots near the TARC: South Upper Parking Lot and South Lower Parking Lot. Visitor spots are available. See campus map

Download the TARC Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines Handbook