Our chefs and catering specialists are committed to providing you fresh and delicious food, creative and personalized menus, beautiful presentations, and excellent customer service. From basic coffee service to formal events for hundreds of guests, Campus Catering provides a full range of quality and innovative catering services at an exceptional value, serving NIU and the greater DeKalb and Sycamore community.


Policies and Fees

All To-Go Platter selections are available for pick-up. To-Go Platter orders exceeding $200 are available for delivery when scheduled Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additional catering services are not offered with To-Go Platters.

A $25 delivery fee will be added to all Einstein Bros. Catering selections. No charge for pick-up.

Any event outside of Holmes Student Center must meet a $200 minimum. A 10% delivery fee will also be assessed. To-Go Platters and Einstein Bros. catering orders do not require a minimum. Catering orders from internal NIU departments will have the delivery fee waived.

Events must be booked 15 business days prior to the event date. A guaranteed guest count must be finalized six (6) business days prior to the events. A 20% surcharge will be applied if the guaranteed guest count increases within six (6) business days of the event.

All events that catering services are needed, are required to use Campus Dining Services when held within the Holmes Student Center, Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center, Altgeld Ballroom, and Altgeld Board Room. No outside food will be allowed.

Clients must arrange for tables for any on-campus event held outside of the Holmes Student Center, Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, Altgeld Ballroom, and Altgeld Board Room.

Any catering event held on Sundays are subject to a 30% service charge.

Catering events, excluding Breakfast, that do not meet the minimum required guest count will be charged a $50 fee. All events under 25 guests can be serviced through Einstein Bros. catering.

  • Buffet meals require 25 guests
  • Served meals require 50 guests
  • Breakfast events require 25 guests



For catering events in the Holmes Student Center, please contact your Special Events Facilitator directly or the Event and Conferences Services office at 815-753-1744 or  

For catering events in the Barsema Alumni Visitors Center, Altgeld Ballroom, and Altgeld Board Room, please contact Terry Stack at 815-752-6846 or

For all other campus events, please email

Campus Dining Services