Pool Membership

Pool passes are included with a Campus Recreation membership! Non-member pool passes are located below. Access is for Gabel Pool only.

  • Adult Annual: $130*
  • Adult Semester: $60*
  • Adult Summer: $60
  • Family Annual: $350
  • Child Annual: $120
  • Child Semester: $50

*Family memberships include two adult memberships and up to 4 children under the age of 18.

*Child memberships are good for up to 4 children under the age of 18. May only be purchased if adult has a membership.

Gabel Pool Lockers/Towel Service

  • Locker Annual: $15
  • Locker Semester: $10
  • Locker Summer: $5
  • Towel Service Annual: $45
  • Towel Service Semester: $20
  • Towel Service Summer: $15

To purchase a Gabel pool locker or towel service, please visit the Student Recreation Center kiosks.


I am a student. Can I use the pool?
Yes. Students paying fees for the NIU DeKalb campus have access to the pool. Students must present their current NIU OneCard for admittance.

Where is the pool?
The pool is located in Gabel Hall (SE corner of Annie Glidden Road and Stadium Drive). For additional information and directions, please contact Campus Recreation at 815-753-0231.

Where can I park?
Various parking options are available for Gabel Hall. Visit our Parking Information page for more information and parking maps. Except for metered parking, permits are required to park on campus. Please contact Parking Services at 815-753-1045 to purchase a parking pass.

Can I reserve the pool?
Gabel Hall Pool can be rented for birthday parties, group outings, swim meets, scuba classes or other events. For more information please contact the Assistant Director of Facility Operations at (815) 753-9353.

Can I check-out equipment?
These items are available at no additional cost.

   Beach Balls

   Diving Bricks


   Flotation Belts

   Hand Paddles

   Inner Tubes



   Pull Buoys

   Water Dumbbells