Naming Opportunities

Make your mark at BC

Join Margot and her family in leaving a lasting legacy at the Heights by investing in a naming opportunity through a gift of $100,000 or more.

When you give at this level, you can lend your name to a space that supports healthy, engaged, and active lifestyles for the entire BC community. 

To invest in the
Margot Connell Recreation Center, please contact
Ginger Saariaho
617-552-9168
ginger.saariaho@bc.edu

basketball court

Gymnasium | $10 million 
Individual Gymnasium Courts | $2.5 million

Located on the third floor, this elegant hardwood maple gymnasium will be home to recreational basketball, volleyball, badminton, fencing, and general recreation. Dividers separate each court and provide casual seating platforms.

multipurpose gym, girls playing soccer

Multi-activity Courts | $5 million

The courts with recess goals and player boxes will be used for basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer, as well as for signature events—gatherings of 950-1,500 people—such as FanFest, speaking engagements, and dances.

blue and green tennis courts

Tennis Courts | $5 million 
Individual Tennis Courts | $2.5 million

The Margot Connell Recreation Center will house three hard tennis courts on the third floor totaling 18,500 square feet, providing players a perfect venue for indoor tennis training year round.

new pool

Aquatics Center | (reserved)

The aquatics center on the first floor will boast a 10-lane deep competition pool for swimming, diving, and water polo along with a shallow learn-to-swim pool, made handicapped-accessible with ramp entry to be used for swim lessons and rehabilitation. A large, on-deck whirlpool will provide up to 17 people with access to its relaxing waters.

elevated track with two men running

Jogging Track | $2.5 million

An elevated jogging track on the fourth floor will overlook a four-court gymnasium, offering runners and walkers an ideal place to watch sports—and people—while exercising. Runners can complete a mile with seven-and-a-half laps around the track or four-and-a-half-laps around an extended loop along the perimeter of the tennis courts.

front desk

The Concourse | $2.5 million

Step into the Margot Connell Recreation Center through the Concourse, and immediately feel the sense of community that makes BC unique. The center will be entirely student run, and visitors will be greeted by a student who will check them in.

man helping woman on climbing wall

Climbing Wall | $1.5 million 
Outdoor Adventures Suite | $1 million​

Climbing Wall
A state-of-the-art, three-sided climbing wall on the first floor will offer seven climbers a great space to work their muscles. The space will also provide a bouldering wall so climbers can free-climb without harnesses or ropes as they tackle bouldering challenges.

Outdoor Adventures Suite
This space on the first floor will serve as the home and equipment hub for BC’s Outdoor Adventures program, which offers daylong recreational trips and various outdoor classes and clinics every semester.

Racquetball and Squash Court Complex  
$1 million
Individual Racquetball and Squash Courts $250,000

The Margot Connell Recreation Center will incorporate two racquetball and two squash courts on the fourth floor to give players the space they need to train and compete. 

Golf Simulator Space | $500,000

BC golfers, from beginners to enthusiasts, will have a state-of-the-art simulator in the center, enabling them to play virtual holes and hone their long game as they practice and train year round.

Terrace | $500,000

With gorgeous views of Gasson Hall, this outdoor terrace on the fourth floor will provide space for events with up to 30 people.

Pool Spectator Balcony | $500,000

Two hundred people will be able to cheer on BC swimmers and divers from this spectacular spectator seating on the second floor. The space will also accommodate 40 more supporters at high-top tables behind the bleachers.

Multipurpose Rooms (4) | $500,000

Multipurpose rooms on levels two and three will serve as valuable practice space for BC’s dance teams, while doubling as training space for a large array of BC group fitness classes.

Locker Room (M) | $1 million

The men’s locker room on the first floor will feature 850 lockers and a body-soothing sauna where all who come can wind down after their workouts.

Locker Room (W) | $1 million

The women’s locker room on the first floor will offer 850 lockers and a body-soothing sauna for post-workout relaxation.

Team BC Administrative Suite | $1 million

The Team BC Suite on the second floor will be the home of the center’s administrators and student employees.

Eagles Weight Room | $1 million

The 21,600 square-foot Olympic weight room on the third floor will include barbells and floor mats to accommodate advanced lifting as well as trained staff to assist weightlifters as they push themselves to excel.

Wet Classroom | $500,000

Perfect for lifeguard and water safety instructor training sessions, this classroom on the first floor near the pool will allow trainees to take what they learn in the classroom directly into the water.

Learning and Development Rooms | $500,000

At the student-run Margot Connell Recreation Center, students will become leaders. They’ll teach classes for faculty and staff and manage the center’s day-to-day operations. In this space on the first floor, they’ll have access to valuable training and professional development opportunities.

Atrium | $1 million

The Margot Connell Recreation Center will be a gathering place for students, faculty, and staff. This space with seating at the far end of the concourse on the first floor will serve as one of the center’s key communal areas, a place for people to share ideas and unwind.

Eagles Club | $250,000

Those who are looking for a break between workouts will have access to the Eagles Club, a spot on the second floor where they can relax and meet up with friends.

Director’s Office | $250,000

This second floor office will be home to the Campus Recreation Director, an advocate for health and wellness initiatives across the University.

Coaches Offices | $250,000

Varsity coaches for four teams will be able to coordinate forces and maintain offices here in the heart of campus as they prepare for their next big game.

Equipment Arena | $250,000

Visitors to the equipment arena will be greeted by student staff, who will help them check out up-to-date equipment, from tennis rackets to basketballs to racquetball gear.

Trainer Space | $100,000

Trainers will have office space of their own, where they can plan classes and coordinate with clients.

 

 

Learn more about the Connell Recreation Center naming opportunities.