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A wide array of accommodations is available, for groups of 10 to 600, including a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, unique catering options, and beautifully appointed rooms offering an elegant setting for truly memorable events. Be it a ballroom with a terrace view or a conference suite equipped with the latest audiovisual technology, the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center can accommodate your group's needs.

Pollock Ballroom:
An elegant formal space suitable for a variety of events with table seating for 240.

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Ashelford Hall:
Adaptable as a reception area or dance floor, serves as the center's grand entryway to all first-floor rooms.

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Castle Faculty Library:
An elegantly appointed space complete with fireplace serves as a quiet retreat and showcase for faculty works.

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Nelson Terrace:
A beautiful setting for outdoor events—either as a primary venue or an extension of the ballroom.

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DeBiase Family Board Room:
Smart-classroom technology combined with distinctive decor creates an ideal space for meetings or small banquets.

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Stevens Conference Suite:
Suitable for meetings or classroom use, these rooms offer a variety of configurations. The Conference Suite is available after 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and all day Saturday.

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Rich Ryan Sculpture Garden:

Located just outside of the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, The Rich Ryan Sculpture garden features seven sculptures completed by NIU alumni and faculty. Two of these sculptures are permanent, the rest are rotated out every two to three years.
Barsema Alumni and
Visitors Center
231 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115

815.753.1534
815.753.0278 (fax)


Located on the campus of
Northern Illinois University
 
 

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