NIU Rockford Conference Center Event Spaces

Whether you are hosting a local or regional meeting, NIU Rockford is easily accessible for attendees traveling from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa or Indiana. With a variety of meeting spaces, full-service catering and nearby hotel accommodations, NIU Rockford is able to accommodate all your meeting needs. For 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

First Floor Specifications and Seating Capacity
Rooms sq ft Classroom Theater U-Shaped Rounds* Nested V Hollow Sq. A/V
Atrium
1,500' N/A 40 N/A Corporate: 12
Social:  48
Cocktails:  48
N/A N/A No A/V
Auditorium
3,500' N/A 48 N/A

 N/A

N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart, sound system with microphones can be added.
Tiered Meeting Rooms 100, 101 1,080' N/A 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart
Patio
- N/A 40 N/A Corporate: 12
Social: 48
Cocktails: 48

N/A

N/A No A/V
Second Floor Room Specifications and Seating Capacity
Rooms sq ft Classroom Theater U-Shaped Rounds* Nested V Hollow Sq. A/V
Executive Rooms
200, 201, 202, 203, 204
820'-930' 13 N/A 13 N/A 13 N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart
Video Conference Room 201 820' 13 N/A N/A N/A 13 N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart
Multipurpose Room 207
850' N/A 15 N/A

Corporate: 10
Social: 40
Cocktails: 40

N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart
Dining Room 215 and 217 (combined)
835'-840' N/A 30 N/A

Corporate: 20
Social: 50

N/A N/A Data projector, lectern, white board, screen, flip chart

*In accordance with the State of Illinois Restore Illinois Phase 4 Business Guidelines, social events and weddings are allowed for up to 50% facility capacity OR maximum of 50 people excluding venue staff and vendors with inside dining restrictions. Standing areas at bars are limited to 25% of capacity. Inside dining is limited to groups of 10 with six feet between tables. Mask mandates are in effect. Dance floors remain closed.

Please note the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (ILPD) regional Mitigation Measures for COVID-19 could amend our venues’ current hours of operation and capacity totals. For ILPD’s most up-to-date COVID-19 Regional Metrics and Mitigation Measures, please visit IDPH’s COVID- 19 website.

Floor Maps

1st Floor, NIU Rockford Regional Center

Atrium 

Auditorium

Tiered Meeting Room
Rooms 100, 101

Outdoor Space
Patio

Tentant Area/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Second Floor

2nd Floor, NIU Rockford Regional Center

Atrium 

Dining Room
Rooms 215, 217

Executive Meeting Room
Rooms 200, 202, 203, 204
Room 201-Video Conference

Multi-Purpose Meeting Room
Room 207

Tentant Area/Other
Elevators
Stairs
Restrooms

Hoffman Estates, Second Floor

For Venue Policies, please contact your Event Manager.

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Stephanie Shrum
Sales & Service Conference Manager
Phone: 815-753-8763
sshrum@niu.edu

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Phone: 815-332-7339
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