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NIU Veterans Association

The NIU Veterans Association supports the advancement of student veterans, their rights and their benefits through an environment of camaraderie, social activity, and service to the community.


Check the NIU calendar for Military and Post-Traditional Student Services and the Department of Military Science's ROTC events. 



There is a lounge available for your use which has everything that a student needs. It is just like what you have at home. This cozy place is great to meet other people, hang out, eat a meal, study, and play games. The lounge has 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.

Holmes Student Center Room 023J

(across from the computer lab)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (during the academic year)


For those who are tired of dragging everything around all day and don't want to make multiple 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

Upcoming Events

MPTSS Lounge and Support Services

Phone: 815-753-9999
Fax Number: 815-752-9999


Military Student Benefits Counseling

Campus Life Building 240
Phone: 815-753-0691
Fax Number: 815-753-0943