Student Membership Eligibility

Current University of Kentucky students who are enrolled in regular, on-campus classes, and eligible BCTC students who have paid the recreation fee through the UK e–Store may use the facility by presenting their student ID card. There will be no admittance without a student ID card.

Summer Memberships
UK Students not enrolled in summer school may purchase a membership for the summer if they were enrolled in the previous spring semester.

Employee Membership Eligibility

Current UK and BCTC employees (Cooper Drive campus only)‚ retirees‚ Donovan Scholars‚ and VA employees are eligible to purchase a Johnson Center membership. Memberships can be purchased in the main office, room 177 Johnson Center. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm. Please bring a photo ID when purchasing a membership.

Spouse Membership Eligibility

Spouses of current Johnson Center members are eligible to purchase Johnson Center memberships. Memberships can be purchased in the main office, room 177 Johnson Center. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm. Please come with your spouse who is the Johnson Center member, or bring their Johnson Center or student ID card with you to purchase the spouse membership.

Membership Rates

Johnson Center Membership Rates

  Fall or Spring Semester Summer Year–to–Date
Student (non-fee paying) $75 $20 N/A
Student Spouse $75 $20 N/A
OLLI/Donovan Scholar $75 $20 N/A
OLLI/Donovan Spouse $75 $20 N/A
Retiree $75 $20 $170
Retiree Spouse $75 $20 $170


All other memberships sold on a monthly basis with a 3 month minimum:

  Cash, check, or credit Payroll Deduction
UK Faculty/Staff $20 per month $17 per month
UK Faculty/Staff Spouse $20 per month $17 per month
BCTC Faculty/Staff (Cooper Drive) $20 per month N/A
BCTC Faculty/Staff Spouse $20 per month N/A
VA Employee (Cooper Drive) $20 per month N/A
VA Employee Spouse $20 per month N/A


A daily guest pass must be purchased by a Johnson Center member in order for dependents to use the facility. All guest pass rules apply.

Guest Passes

Guest passes are $5 per visit and must be purchased by a Johnson Center member. Members must accompany their guest at all times while in the facility. Members may purchase up to 2 guest passes per day. Guests must be at least 14 years old to enter the facility. All guests must provide a photo ID for admittance.

Alumni Passes

Current members of the UK Alumni Association may purchase a daily Johnson Center pass for $10 per visit‚ cash, check, or credit card. Alumni wishing to utilize this service must present a current University of Kentucky Alumni Association Membership Card and a photo ID.

ID Cards

Those who purchase Johnson Center memberships must present their UK or BCTC student ID, UK Faculty/Staff ID, or Johnson Center ID to gain admittance. Members whose Johnson Center ID cards have been lost or stolen must come to the Campus Recreation office during office hours‚ Monday–Friday‚ 7 am – 6 pm‚ to have a new ID card made. Members will not be admitted to the facility without a Johnson Center ID card. The cost of a replacement ID card is $10.

Assumption of Risk

Participants understand that physical activities contain an element of inherent danger including serious injury or even death. Participation in all activities is on a voluntary basis at the individuals’s own risk. All participants are strongly encouraged to undergo a physical examination and consult with their personal physician indicating fitness level appropriateness for strenuous activities and to carry medical insurance coverage‚ prior to participating in any activity.