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Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

Underground Recreation Center

Photo of bowling balls in the bowling alley at the Underground Recreation Center.

If you are looking to unwind, we are right up your alley.

This fun and relaxing recreation center is located on the ground floor of the Edgar A. Brown University Union across from CORE Campus and next to Parking Services. The center is ideal for private socials, birthday parties, or tailgating during home football games.

With bowling lanes, billiard tables and a large lounge area, the Underground Recreation Center is the perfect place for your next event!

  • Address and Operating Hours

    The Underground Recreation Center is located on Clemson University campus – across from CORE and beside parking services. Our address is:

    Union Drive
    Clemson, SC 29634

    Spring 2021 Semester Hours of Operation

    Daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Summer Hours of Operation

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

    Monday-Thursday: By Reservation Only - (864) 656-5838

  • Amenities

    The center has:

    • 10 Brunswick Bowling Lanes
    • Four Brunswick Gold Crown II Billiard Tables
    • Must be 16 years or older to play
    • Three Ping-pong Tables
    • Arcade Games
  • Pricing and Fees

    Recreation Rates

    • Rental Shoes: $1
    • Bowling: $1 per game (CUID rate) or $3 per game (without CUID)
    • Billiards: $1 per person
    • Table Tennis: $1 per person
    • Free Arcade Games: (Currently unavailable do to COVID-19)

    Reservation Pricing


    Clemson Affiliates

    Non-Clemson Affiliates

    Bowling Lanes*



    Table Tennis or Billiard Table






    Entire Underground



    *Bowling shoes are included in the reservation price. Youth, men and women shoe sizes Y8-M16 available.
    *A flat fee of $50 will be added to any reservation that occurs outside of our regular hours of operation.
    *An additional $25/hour will be charged for the use of blacklights at any bowling reservation. 

  • How to Make a Reservation

    Reservation requests are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis up to one year in advance.

    You are strongly encouraged to place your reservation several months in advance to avoid conflicts with previously requested events.

    Please complete and submit the reservation request form. Completing a reservation request form begins your event review process with our staff. Once we have received all necessary information from you, we will determine if we can accommodate the event based on timing, staffing and technical needs.


    Keep in Mind

    While a minimum of three business days is required to place a request, at least two to three weeks notice is a must for some events.

    Reservation Requests

    Standard requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the actual reservation date. Special event requests must be submitted at least four weeks in advance if set-up and/or additional staffing is needed. Requests are not approved until a written confirmation from the scheduling team has been received.

    Reserved spaces and times are held for a specific group, whether they are used by the group or not. Discounts will not be awarded post-event for spaces or time not utilized. The cost of items and time utilized by the group that were not originally reserved will be added to the group invoice post-event. Groups with participants under the age of 18 must provide supervisory chaperones. One chaperone must be present in each reservation area during an event.

  • When and How To Pay for Your Reservation

    All groups are expected to pay the day of the reservation. Groups/organizations will be invoiced for all rates and other charges (including staffing, setup rates, custodial services, security, damage and/or repair costs as applicable as well as any charges resulting from damages to property or equipment), with payment due within two weeks following the invoice date.

    Late payments will affect eligibility for future reservations.

    Any department groups that have a chart string account can pay using an IDO. We do not require pre-payment or deposits prior to your reservation. Payments may be made at the time of the reservation via cash, check or credit card. If you prefer to mail a check, please send it to:

    Clemson University
    Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
    284B Lehotsky Hall
    Clemson, SC 29634

  • Parking

    Anyone parking on Clemson’s campus must have a valid parking permit. Visitors are encouraged to park in metered parking spaces. Metered parking is conveniently located outside of our facility. For more information on parking please visit Parking Services

  • Cancellations

    There is no charge for cancellation of a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. For an event to be considered canceled, the responsible group must contact and receive confirmation from the events coordinator.

    Events not canceled within 24 hours of the reserved period will result in the responsible group being charged the full reservation rate – if outside of normal operating hours – and half of the reservation rate if it falls within our normal operating hours. 

    Failing to arrive to their reservation without a confirmed cancellation may affect a group's potential to make future reservations.

  • For More Information

    Megan Cato, Underground Event Coordinator 
    (864) 656-5838

    You can also find us on Facebook (clemsonundergroundrec) and Instagram (clemson_urc).

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