Associate and Parkland


Membership Eligibility

Campus Recreation may issue a limited number of associate memberships. An Associate Member is defined as any person 18 years of age or above sponsored by a student, faculty/staff member, or allied association member that would not normally be extended the privilege of purchasing a membership.

Parkland students can purchase an Associate Membership by submitting a letter from a Parkland administrator or staff member confirming their status as a current student.

Current U. of I. students and faculty/staff/retirees can sponsor individuals for the Associate Membership, regardless if the sponsor is a current member. The sponsor must be present with the associate member each time an Associate Membership is purchased or renewed. The Associate Member is eligible to purchase a membership for the same duration (fall, spring, summer, or all-year) as the sponsor.

Procedure for Access to Campus Recreation Facilities


The following regulations are in effect:

  1. Associate Members may bring up to two guests into facilities at the daily guest fee.
  2. Associate Members are not eligible to sponsor associate members.


The associate membership affords the individual the following privileges:

  1. Access to all recreational sports facilities to include:
    • Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
    • Campus Recreation Center-East (CRCE)
    • Ice Arena
  2. Privilege of sponsoring up to two guests per day at the daily fee.
  3. Eligibility to participate in programs offered by Campus Recreation.
  4. Discounted rates for select programs offered by Campus Recreation.


You can purchase a membership at the ARC or CRCE Member services during facility hours. Bring your i-card or appropriate materials. You can pay with cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).

Time Frame Dates Cost
All Year August 1 - July 31 $669
Fall Semester August 1 - December 31 $330
Spring Semester January 1 - May 31 $330
Summer Session June 1 - July 31 $135