NIU Rockford

Our center in Rockford offers programs to NIU students and the community. NIU Rockford is conveniently located near the intersection of I-90 and Rt. 39. We make it easy to take classes toward an NIU degree program, hold your business event or attend one of our community programs. 

Academic Programs

NIU offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs, including courses from our College of Visual and Performing Arts, M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. programs are available at our Rockford location.

Conference and Event Management

NIU Rockford is a full-service conference center. Our rooms range from 300-3,000 square feet, so we can easily accommodate your meeting or event. Contact for more information.

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)

NIU Rockford is home to NICNE, our region's primary resource for nonprofit management and leadership development. NICNE offers programs, training and consulting to nonprofit organizations of all sizes.


EIGERlab is a collaborative space where entrepreneurs and inventors connect with leaders to incubate and accelerate business. We have programming and events to develop a robust and diverse entrepreneurial culture, including fast-track training certification programs. 



Contact Us

Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
307 Lowden Hall
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