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Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center



The Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center stands at the campus crossroads of Annie Glidden Road and Stadium Drive, adjoining a green space and grove. By virtue of its location alone, the center has become a campus landmark. Large numbers of alumni and visitors travel past the building on their way to athletic competitions or other university events, and students pass the center daily on their way to classes and residence halls. Whatever the approach, the building offers a welcoming facade of brick and stone, topped by a distinctive multi-gabled roof—an elegant example of classic American campus architecture.

Event Space

A wide array of accommodations is available, for groups of 10 to 600, including a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, unique catering options, and beautifully appointed rooms offering an elegant setting for truly memorable events. Be it a ballroom with a terrace view or a conference suite equipped with the latest audiovisual technology, the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center can accommodate your group's needs.

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  • Pollock Ballroom (4,500 sq ft.)
  • Ashelford Hall (2,600 sq ft.)
  • Castle Faculty Library and Zar Library Terrace (730 sq. ft.)
  • Nelson Terrace (outdoor - 72 x 72)
  • DeBiase Family Board Room (950 sq ft)
  • Stevens Conference Suite (three contiguous meeting rooms: 375, 407, 440 sq ft)
  • Rich Ryan Sculpture Garden


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Theresa Stack
Event and Facility Manager
(815) 753-1534

231 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115