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Become a member today!

Fee-paying NIU students on the DeKalb campus are automatically members for the current semester. Campus Recreation also offers affordable memberships for:

AlumniCommunityContinuing Student

Faculty and StaffFamily Retirees

Memberships can be purchased online or in person at the Student Recreation Center during regular building hours.  To purchase a membership online, click on the membership type you wish to purchase.

Membership Benefits

Current memberships with Campus Recreation include access to both the Student Recreation Center and the Chick Evans Field House. Within those facilities, members are able to utilize the:

  • Cardio and Strength Training Rooms and equipment
  • Racquetball/wallyball courts
  • Multipurpose courts
  • Locker rooms with dry saunas
  • Indoor tracks
  • Sports equipment check-out 
  • Numerous programs and services (some at an additional cost)

Memberships will include the above listed amenities PLUS use of Anderson and Gabel Hall pools for open and lap swimming!  NIU Faculty and Staff memberships will also include the following additional amenities:

  • One group cardio equipment orientation*
  • One group strength training session*
  • One group nutrition session*

*As available.  Must register in advance online or in person at the Student Recreation Center.

Special Passes

  • Pool passes for open and lap swimming are available for non-members. 
  • Members can sponsor a maximum of two guests per day. Guest passes can be purchased at the Student Recreation Center Service Counter and are valid for the date on which they are purchased.  

Parking Passes

Parking passes are available for purchase for Campus Recreation Members (excluding on-campus students) for $25.00. The permit allows parking in lots 15E, H, and Stadium Drive East. The parking pass will expire at the end of your current membership.  Passes can be purchased at the Student Recreation Center Member Services Desk.

  • Current off campus students may also purchase a parking pass, along with their membership.  Students will need to verify their enrollment with Parking Services after the fall and summer terms, but will not need to purchase a new pass at that time.

    Facility Tours

    Tours of the Campus Recreation Facilities are available during all open building hours. For tours of the Student Recreation Center, stop by the Service Counter located inside the front door of the Student Recreation Center. For tours of the Chick Evans Field House, stop by the Field House Service Counter.