Guest Passes

All guests, regardless of age must purchase a membership or guest pass. Guests need a current member as a sponsor and a valid photo ID. NIU Hotel guests need hotel documentation. Faculty/Staff present their NIU OneCard in order to sponsor themselves.

One-Day Guest Pass:  $8

A Guest Pass is good only for the date in which it was purchased.  Guests may leave and re-enter the Student Recreation Center or Chick Evans Field House, accompanied by their sponsoring member.  Guest Pass is only good for the day of purchase. Guests cannot sponsor another guest into either facility.  There are no refunds on Guest Passes.  Guests are eligible to purchase a Single Class FitPass at the $8 rate plus the Guest Pass fee. 


All guest passes must be purchased at the Service Counter of the Student Recreation Center. Guest passes cannot be purchased online. Guests and their sponsor must show a valid photo identification when purchasing a guest pass.

15 Visit Pass:  $60
Visit 15 times within one year from the date of purchase.

Conference Passes

Guests attending a conference or workshop at NIU may be eligible to purchase a conference pass.  NIU offices and departments interested in offering conference passes to their attendees should contact the Associate Director Of Business Operations at (815) 753-9417 to make necessary arrangements.

Frequently Asked Questions About Guest and Short Term Passes

Where can I park when I come to work out?

The parking lots in front of both the Student Recreation Center and Chick Evans Field House are for persons with blue and yellow parking passes.  

Metered parking spaces are also available at the Student Recreation Center and are designated by large white signs.  Anyone can park in the metered parking spots.  Fees for metered spots are $.25 per 15 minutes for up to two hours.  The meter for the designated spots is located to the left of the front doors of the Student Recreation Center. 

Parking along Stadium Drive East is for blue, yellow, and brown permit parking.  Lot K, located south of Stadium Drive is designated for yellow, brown, and orange permit parking.

Visit Parking Services for more information and parking maps.