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Adventure Center 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

* The Adventure Center is closed during University closures and closures of the Student Recreation Center

Contact Information

The Adventure Center

Assistant Director
Christine Lagattolla

Student Manager
Tyler Pellegrini

Gear Rental

We have everything you need to jumpstart your outdoor adventure trip or excursion!

Our staff can assist you with:

Gear Rental

NIU Affiliate

Non-NIU Affiliate

 All gear rentals are subject to Outdoor Gear Rental Rules and Policies.

Trip Planning

The Adventure Center staff is knowledgeable about the outdoor opportunities available in the northern Illinois area, as well as outdoor skills. The staff can help plan and organize trips and adventures for any occasion. The Adventure Center is also the meeting and registration location for organized adventure trips, workshops, and pre-trip meetings.


Information on local parks and an assortment of books and videos focusing on various activities including canoeing, spelunking, backpacking, equipment repair, and skills as well as destination guides and maps, are FREE  to view or borrow at no charge. List of Outdoor Resources