Markin Center

The Markin Family Student Recreation Center is one of the main hubs for student traffic on Bradley’s campus, averaging over 1,100 students on a daily basis. At 130,000 square feet, the Markin Center boasts three levels that include a 46-foot rock climbing wall, an indoor pool, four full-size basketball courts, 1/8 mile indoor track and three multi-purpose rooms. Located in the main lobby of Markin, Jerry’s Juice Bar is a nutritional pre- or post-workout dining option that offers smoothies, protein shakes, bagel sandwiches and an assortment of fresh snacks and salads. The Markin Center is also home to the offices of Campus Recreation and Athletic Facilities, Bradley Health Services, Counseling Services and the Wellness office. In addition, Markin serves as the monthly host to Late Night BU, a campus wide late-night entertainment event that averages over 1,100 attendees (over 20 percent of the student body).

Hours of Operation

Spring & Fall Semester
Monday - Friday: 6am - Midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - Midnight
Monday - Friday: 7am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 6pm
Campus Recreation Office
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Climbing Wall Pool

1st level

2nd level

  • 1/8 mile indoor track
  • 2 racquetball courts
  • 2,900 sq. ft. dance studio/group fitness room
  • 175+ pieces of strength and cardio equipment
  • Cycle room
  • Functional training zone

Lower level

Membership Information

Faculty & Staff Membership

Faculty and staff can use the Markin Center on a daily basis with the purchase of the Markin Center Privilege. The cost of the Markin Center privilege is $120 per calendar year. The purchase of the privilege after January will be pro-rated on a monthly basis. For example, if the privilege is purchased in April, the cost will be $90 for rest of the year. The privilege must be purchased until the end of the calendar year. Payment can also be set up through the human resources department with payroll deduct. Information about this process is sent out via campus mail sometime in November.

Alumni Membership

The Markin Center offers three membership options for Bradley alumni. To be eligible for an alumni membership to the Markin Center, you must be classified as a Bradley alumnus or alumna, the spouse of an alumnus or alumna with an active membership, must be a donor to the University within the last year or do so prior to obtaining membership, and must agree to and sign documentation policies, procedures and expectations of alumni pass holders. Violations will result in forfeiture of the pass with no refund.

The membership options are as follows:

  • Annual membership: $40 per month, paid in one $480 installment
  • 6 month membership: $45 per month, paid in a $270 installment every 6 months
  • Monthly membership: $50 per month, paid each month

**Each member must also pay a one-time $20 fee to obtain an alumni membership ID.
**Alumni with an active membership are allowed to bring one guest per day at a fee of $5.

Alumni Membership Application

Daily Passes

Alumni not wishing to purchase a membership can purchase a daily pass at a fee of $5. However, alumni utilizing this option will not be allowed to bring a guest.

Family passes will only be issued to family members of students and faculty/staff that have purchased the Markin privilege for the current year.

Family pass hours while classes are in session are Monday-Friday 6-9 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Family Pass

Guest Pass

A guest pass will be issued to a person who enters the facility with a Bradley student, faculty or staff member. Family pass holders are not allowed the privilege of bringing guests to the Markin Center.

  • Guest passes are sold for $5 per person.
  • If guests want to attend a fitness class, they must pay the $2 fee for the class in addition to the guest pass fee.
  • Each student, faculty or staff member may bring only one guest per visit.
  • Guests must be 18 years old or older. Proof of age is required.
  • The student, faculty or staff member must present a valid Bradley ID when purchasing a guest pass in the Campus Recreation office, Markin Center 120.
  • Each student, faculty or staff member is responsible for the actions of his/her guest while in the Markin Center and must accompany the guest at all times. If a guest is not accompanied by his/her host, the guest will be asked to leave the Markin Center.

Locker Rental

Students, Faculty & Staff

Bradley students, faculty and staff are able to rent a locker in the Markin Center. Daily lockers are free and tokens can be found at the equipment desk. Lockers can be rented through the Campus Recreation office, Markin Center 120.

Student Rates

  • Full Locker
    • Semester - $10
  • Half Locker
    • Semester - $7

Faculty or Staff Rates

  • Full Locker
    • 6 months - $50
    • Year - $80
  • Half Locker
    • 6 months - $35
    • Year - $60


Alumni members can purchase half-lockers, when available, according to the following fee schedule:

  • Annual half-locker: $60
  • 6 Month half-locker: $35
  • Single month half-locker: $7

**Locker availability is subject to change. Locker purchase cannot exceed the duration of the membership, i.e. an alumni with a monthly membership cannot purchase a 6 month locker.

If you are interested in applying for membership to the Markin Center, please complete the application.

Reservation Policy

Various recreational spaces in the Markin Center can be reserved by Bradley University students, faculty, staff and student organizations for university events. Facility space requests can be made by submitted the electronic form on the campus rec homepage. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing. Rental fees and support service fees may be charged based on the event.