Dixon center membership available to community members

By Amanda Zacharias
January 30, 2020

Photo from the exterior of Dixon center. Photo by Amanda Zacharias.

The Dixon center has much to offer for students, faculty and community members. While students and full-time faculty receive free memberships, community members and alumni can purchase a membership.

With 100,000 square feet of space there are many opportunities available. Offerings include full gym access with treadmills, ellipticals and weightlifting equipment. There is also a full-size basketball court available when not being used by the athletic department. Pool use is also included in the membership.

Multiple treadmills are available for members use. Photo by Amanda Zacharias.
There is a variety of exercise equipment available. Photo by Amanda Zacharias

Those interested in obtaining a membership can call the front desk at 610-225-3901 for more information or download the membership application.

Melissa Casey managing the front desk. Photo by Amanda Zacharias.

Front desk operator Melissa Casey said, “It is pretty easy for someone from the community to get a Dixon membership. All they need to do is come into the Dixon center and ask someone at the front desk.”

Cabrini’s recreation website has hours posted that should be checked often as they are updated frequently when school-related events are being held that may interfere with availability. Regularly, the facilities are open starting at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Hours on the weekend vary with 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. For community members the operation hours conclude at 1:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. Hours also change during the summer months.

Multiple membership types are available for purchase. The individual annual pass is priced at $275. Household memberships include spouse/partners and dependents 23 or younger and must share the same address.  The household membership is priced at $700 for the year.


Three full size courts are available for use. Photo by Amanda Zacharias.
Basketballs available for use within the Dixon center. Photo by Amanda Zacharias.











The Dixon center is a welcoming environment for all. Casey said it’s about 50/50 in terms of student to community members using the facilities on a given day, however weekends tend to have more community members.

With a variety of services available, community members are encouraged to take advantage of the many offerings. The Dixon center also holds many fitness classes and student events.

“I think it is valuable that they (community members) are able to use the facility with having an all included membership with classes that are offered at the gym with no additional cost,” Casey said.

The 25-yard competitive pool has diving boards, kick boards, and other amenities available for use. Locker rooms are available for use as well.

When not exercising, a café is located within the building as a shared social space. The Cav’s Shack has grab-and-go items such as sandwiches and snacks along with coffee and bakery items. A highlight of the Cav’s Shack is fresh fruit smoothies offered for sale. The offerings are healthy and perfect for on-the-go trips.


Cavs Shack is located on the first floor of the Dixon center. Photo by Amanda Zacharias.
Cavs Shack offers a variety of food and beverage options. Photo by Amanda Zacharias.


Multiple grab-and-go items are available for purchase from Cavs Shack. Photo by Amanda Zacharias.




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