Holmes Student Center Event Spaces

HSC is one of our most popular venues on campus. Its’ central location, onsite hotel, and variety of pillar free room options, makes hosting meetings and events feel effortless. For seating arrangements and room locations, please view the capacity chart and floor maps.

Physical Distancing Capacity Chart

= Great space for weddings; = Great space for other celebrations or special events

Room configuration diagrams including classroom, theatre seating, U-shape, hollow square, tiered classroom, double "V", conference style and round table

 Main Floor Room Specifications and Seating Capacity
Rooms sq ft Classroom Theater U-Shaped Hollow Sq. Rounds A/V
Duke Ellington Ballroom

13,360'
1,400' stage

80'x167'
70'x20' stage

 

636 1345 174 204 768 Built-in: projector, screen, audio. 
Capitol Room

2,576'

46'x56'

112 234 48 64 130 Built-in: projector, screen, audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
Regency Room

5,460'

69'x73'

242 510 84 112 230 Built-in: projector, screen and audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
Carl Sandburg Auditorium
10,609' Auditorium seating only: 950 Built-in: projector, screen and audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
Second Floor Room Specifications and Seating Capacity
Rooms sq ft Classroom Theater U-Shaped Hollow Sq. Rounds A/V
Douglas Room

264'

11'x24'

Conference set up only: 15 Built-in video monitor HDMI only
Heritage Room**

1,352'

25'x52'

72 150** 42** 48** 64** Built-in: projector, screen, audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
Illinois
Room**

724'

31'x36'

72** 110** 42 42** 64** Built-in: projector, screen. Portable: audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
Lincoln Room**

806'

26'x31'

45** 84 27** 36** 84** Built-in television. Portable screen and audio. HDMI only.
University Suite - Dining Room

1,058'

23'x46'

42 80 36 42 48 Built-in: projector, screen. Portable: audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
University Suite - Living Room

416'

16'x26'

Conference and lounge setup only: 15 Built-in: projector, screen. Portable: audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
Third, Fourth, and Fifth Floors Room Specifications and Seating Capacity  
Rooms sq ft Classroom Theater U-Shaped Hollow Sq. Rounds A/V
Rooms 303, 403, 503**

240'

12'x20'

Conference setup only: 15 Built-in television. Portable: audio. HDMI only.
Rooms 304, 404, 504**

100'

11'x9'

Conference setup only: 15 Built-in television. Portable: audio. HDMI only.
Rooms 305, 405, 505**

800'

25'x32'

45** 94 27** 36** 48** Built-in: projector, screen, audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
Rooms 306, 406, 506**

544'

17'x32'

36** 48** 22** 26 24** Built-in: projector, screen, audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.
16th Floor Room Specifications and Seating Capacity  
Rooms sq ft Classroom Theater U-Shaped Hollow Sq. Rounds* A/V
Clara Spelling Sky Room

5,460

37'x43'

104 178 44 56 82 Built-in: projector, screen and audio. Both HDMI & VGA available.

 

**Indicates a room with a preset standard layout. Changes to the standard room layout can be made for an additional fee.

Floor Maps

Ground Floor, Holmes Student Center

Food Options
The Depot
The Grill at Huskie Den
Qdoba
Starbucks

Hotel
Hotel at Holmes Front Desk

Shopping
Huskie Books and Gear

Student Spaces
Campus Activities Board
Huskies Den
Leadership Lounge
Organizations and Student Involvement Suite (OASIS)
Student Association
Transit Lounge

Operations
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Ground Floor

Main Floor, Holmes Student Center

Auditorium
Carl Sandburg Auditorium

Ballroom
Duke Ellington Ballroom

Multi-Purpose Meeting Room
Capitol Room
Ellington's
Gallery Lounge
Glass Gallery
Promenade Lounge
Regency Room

Tentant Area/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Main Floor

2nd Floor, Holmes Student Center

Multi-Purpose Meeting Room
Douglas Room
Heritage Room
Illinois Room
Lincoln Room
University Suite

Office
Reservations and Event Management (REMO)

Facilities/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Second Floor

3rd, 4th, 5th Floors, 16th Floor (Skyroom), Holmes Student Center

Meeting Room
Room 303 (403, 503)
Room 304 (404, 504)
Room 305 (405, 505)
Room 306 (406, 506)
Skyroom

Facilities/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, 3rd, 4th, 5th floors, 16th floor (Skyroom)

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Book Now or call 815-753-1744

Contact Us

Reservation and Event Management Office
Holmes Student Center
Phone: 815-753-1744
hsc@niu.edu

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