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Holmes Student Center

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Overview

The Holmes Student Center, located in the center of campus, has a variety of spaces to accommodate meetings and events, as well as a full-service hotel, making it ideal for conferences.

View HSC floorplans (PDF)
Ground Floor  |  Main Floor  |  Second Floor


 
 
Contact Information

Meeting space & events
815-753-1744

Hotel Reservations
815-753-1444

Hotel Group Sales
815-753-4768 or cmeeks@niu.edu

Carl Sandburg Auditorium

Sandburg Auditorium

Tiered fixed seating
995 seats

Duke Ellington Ballroom

Duke Ellington Ballroom

80 x 167 - 13,360 Sq. Ft.
(Stage 70 x 20 - 1,400 Sq. Ft.)
Regency Room

Regency Room

70 x 73 - 5,460 Sq. Ft.
 
 
Sky Room

Clara Sperling Sky Room

70 x 73 - 5,460 Sq. Ft.

Capitol Room

Capitol Room

46 x 56 - 2,576 Sq. Ft.
(Adjacent to Duke Ellington Ballroom)
 
Illinois Room

Illinois Room

32 x 32 - 724 Sq. Ft.
Lincoln Room

Lincoln Room

26 X 31 - 806 Sq. Ft.

Douglas Room

Douglas Room

Seating for 12 + side table
Heritage Room

Heritage Room

26 x 52 -1,352 Sq. Ft.
University Suite

University Suite

Dining Room: 23 x 46 -- 1,058 Sq. Ft.
Living Room: 16 x 26 -- 416 Sq. Ft.

Hunt Room

Hunt Room

34 x 40 -- 1,360 Sq. Ft.
Adjacent to Ellington's restaurant
Ellington’s

Ellington's

Approx. 60x40 (curved) - 2250 Sq. Ft.
Adjacent to the Hunt Room
Blackhawk Cafe

Blackhawk Café

33 x 75 - 2,475 Sq. Ft.
Overlooking the Huskies Den
Meeting Room 503

Rooms 303, 403, 503

12 x 20 - Standard set is oval table seating 12-15

Meeting Room 504

Rooms 304, 404, 504

11 x 9 - Standard set is square table seating 4
Meeting Room 505

Rooms 305, 405, 505

25 x 32 - Standard set is 80 chairs in rows, with a head table
Meeting Room 506

Rooms 306, 406, 506

17 x 32 - Standard set is hollow square with 30 chairs around outside perimeter