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NIU Veterans Association

The NIU Veterans Association supports the advancement of student veterans, their rights and their benefits through an environment of camaraderie, social activity, and service to the community.


Check the NIU calendar for Military and Post-Traditional Student Services and the Department of Military Science's ROTC events.



In January 2020, Military and Veterans Services opened an exciting new space in Campus Life Building 160 to meet the needs of our students. Our space is a home for military students and their families. This space is a great place to meet other student veterans, hang out, eat a meal, study and watch television.

The lounge has seating areas that include a comfortable couch and lounge chairs; table and chairs where you can dine or study. We offer refrigerator access to store food in-between classes. We also have a standing desk available for those who wish to use one. Free coffee, tea or hot cocoa are available. Napkins, silverware, and cups are provided for your convenience. Computer and free printing access are available in the commuter lounge next door.

Lounge Hours

During Academic Year

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

8-4:30 p.m. 

During Breaks

Monday - Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


For those who are tired of dragging everything around all day and don't want to make multiple trips to the car to get books and food, lockers are available. Locker rentals are just $15 a semester, $25 for two semesters, and $35 for the entire year, including summer school. Each locker has a dimension of 18H x 12W x 16.5L. Lockers are located on the far wall behind the computer lab in the lower level of the Holmes Student Center. For more information, please contact us at 815-753-9999 or email

Upcoming Events

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Contact Us

Commuter and Off-Campus Programs
Campus Life Building, room 170
815-752-9999 (FAX)

Military and Veteran Services
Campus Life Building 160
815-753-0943 (FAX)