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Venue Locations

Altgeld Hall

  • Auditorium/Ballroom
  • Board Room
  • Solarium
  • Meeting Rooms

Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center (BAVC)

  • Ashelford Hall
  • Pollock Ballroom
  • Stevens Conference Suite
  • DeBiase Family Board Room

Convocation Center

  • Arena (10,000 seat capacity)

Holmes Student Center (HSC)

  • Duke Ellington Ballroom / Capitol Room
  • Regency Room
  • Sandburg Auditorium (995 seats)
  • Meeting Rooms
    • Illinois
    • Lincoln
    • Douglas (permanent set)
    • Heritage Room
    • University Suite
    • Blackhawk Annex
    • Hunt Room
    • Floors 3, 4, & 5
  • Lounges/Reception Areas
    • Gallery Lounge
    • Diversions Lounge
    • Sky Room
    • Ellington’s

NIU Health, Wellness and Literacy Center

  • Meeting Rooms
    • 1320      
    • 2305 (can be subdivided: 2305-1, 2305-2, 2305-3)
    • 2312      
    • 2313      
    • 2314
    • 2317   

Other Facilities & Spaces

Academic Buildings

  • Boutell Concert Hall – Music Building (746 seats)
  • Montgomery Auditorium (285 seats)
  • McMurray Auditorium (80 seats)
  • Cole Hall Auditorium (350 seats)
  • Cavan Auditorium – Gabel Hall (115 seats)
  • Danielson Auditorium – Wirtz Hall (324 seats)

Residence Halls

  • Fireside Lounge - Neptune Hall

Outdoor/Recreation



There are a number of other meeting and event options available on campus. Please call 815-753-1744 for information.