Northern Illinois University

Videoconferencing

Use of Video Conferencing Rooms
for Other (Non-Credit) Activities

  • The room rental plus hourly equipment charges below apply to non-credit activities that use the video conferencing equipment in Gabel Hall; the Family Health, Wellness, and Literacy Center (FHWLC) ; Music Building; NIU Hoffman Estates, NIU Naperville, and NIU Rockford.
  • The NIU-discount rates apply to NIU employees who use videoconferencing rooms and equipment for activities that benefit students and/or do not generate external income.
  • The external, non-NIU rates apply to use of video conferencing for non-NIU related purposes; e.g.  activities connected with organizations that are not affiliated with NIU and/or activities that generate external income.
  • Businesses, community organizations and members of the public are welcome to use these facilities at the external rates.
  • One pre-meeting test will be provided at no charge; hourly rates will apply to additional tests.
  • Rates apply Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Costs associated with opening buildings for video conferencing on Friday or Saturday evenings or on Sundays may be negotiated.  Contact Brian Becker at (815) 753-8980 or bbecker@niu.edu for information.

Room Rental

External, Non-NIU Room Rate
NIU-Discount Room Rate
Location Room Full Day Half Day Full Day Half Day
Outreach Centers        
NIU Hoffman Estates 202 $320 $160 $250 $125
NIU Naperville 132 $320 $160 $250 $125
NIU Rockford 201 $320 $160 $250 $125
DeKalb        
Gabel Hall 01D, F N/C N/C N/C N/C
Family Health, Wellness and Literacy Center Conference Room 1* N/C N/C N/C N/C
Music Building Conference Room
(larger rooms)**
$200
($250-400)
$100
($125-$200)
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/C

* This room is not yet operational and will be available only for video conferences
** Limited availability of larger rooms with capacity up to 700 people

Equipment Charges

Location Room External, Non-NIU
Hourly Charge
NIU-Discount
Hourly Charge
Outreach Centers    
NIU Hoffman Estates 202 $150 $100
NIU Naperville 132 $150 $100
NIU Rockford 201 $150 $100
DeKalb    
Gabel Hall 01D, F  $150 $100
Family Health, Wellness and Literacy Center Conference Room 1 $150 $100
Music Building All rooms $150 $100