Military Students' Social Connections

NIU Veterans Club  

  • Supports the advancement of student veterans, their rights, and their benefits through an environment of camaraderie, social activity, and service to the community.

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The Lounges

There are two lounges available for your use.  The lounges have everything that a student needs. They are just like what you have at home. These cozy places are great to meet other people, hang out, eat a meal, study, and play games. Both lounges have seating areas that include a comfortable couch and lounge chairs; table and chairs where you can dine, study, or play games; a small computer lab; and a mini-kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator. Free coffee, tea or hot cocoa are available.  Napkins, silverware, and cups are provided for your convenience.

One lounge is located in Adams Hall Room 404.

It is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MSS Lounge picture

The second lounge is located in the basement of the Holmes Student Center, Room 023J, across from the computer lab.This lounge is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the academic year.

OCNTSS Lounge picture

  • Lockers
    For those who are tired of dragging everything around all day and don't want to make 100 trips to the car to get books and food, lockers are available. Locker rentals are just $15 a semester, $25 for two semesters, and $35 for the entire year, including summer school. Each locker has a dimension of 18H x 12W x 16.5L. Lockers are located on the far wall behind the computer lab in the lower level of the Holmes Student Center. For more information, please contact us at 815-753-9999 or e-mail