Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

Built as an architectural companion to iconic Bradley Hall, the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center (HCAC) is a nod to Bradley's history. Visitors can explore the university's past through displays and interactive presentations in the first floor Shaheen Hall of Pride. Dorms come to life in miniature models of rooms from past decades, while digital galleries highlight campus life and artifacts honor university founder Lydia Moss Bradley.

The third floor is home to the Peplow Pavilion, which provides an upscale setting for alumni reunions and other special events. It looks westward over the Alumni Quad and Circle of Pride.

Additionally, HCAC is home to offices for Alumni Relations and the Vice President for Advancement.

Rental Information

Bradley alumni groups are invited to host meetings, reunions and other alumni-related events in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. Bradley Alumni may also rent event space for approved personal activities or other special events. The Peplow Pavilion features a ballroom with 4,560 square feet of banquet space and divides to create two separate event areas. Each side of the Pavilion is equipped with multimedia capabilities.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Room Full Day Rental
(Non Alumni)
Half-Day Rental
(Non Alumni)
Full Day Rental
(Bradley Alumni*)
Half-Day Rental
(Bradley Alumni*)
Full Day Rental
Half-Day Rental
1/3 Peplow Pavilion
Capcity: 88
$1,5000 $750 $1,000 $500 $100 $100
2/3 Peplow Pavilion
Capcity: 152
$2,0000 $1,000 $1,500 $750 $100 $100
Full Peplow Pavilion
Capcity: 264
$3,0000 $1,500 $2,000 $1,000 $100 $100

*Alumni Group rate requires 50% of attendees to be Bradley Alumni.
**Events that are hosted by Bradley University for the entire University Community where guests are not charged may have the $100 room use charge waived.
Half-Day rental includes up to four hours. Whole Day rental includes use from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Additional Services and Charge include:

  • Ballroom rental includes the option to use a speaker's podium, stage, tables, and chairs for a setup charge.
  • An Audio Visual support expert may be scheduled at $25/hour.
  • Events held after 5 p.m. weekdays or anytime on weekends require a facility management fee of $30 /hour for first floor and third floor building staff.
  • Food may be ordered directly from Aramark Dining Services at catering@bradley.edu or call 309-677-3210. Catering will also provide linens and skirting for your event.
  • Bar services may be ordered at eventservices@bradley.edu or call 309-677-3054.
  • Events taking place Monday-Friday when school is in session require a $50 parking fee for guests to park in the Main Street Parking Deck.
  • A $250 deposit must be received within 10 days of reservation approval.

To inquire about event/meeting room availability and fees, contact Tom Richmond at richmond@bradley.edu.