Conferences and Institutes


Located on the 2nd floor of the Holmes Student Center, the Reservations and Event Management Office coordinates use of facilities and services for groups bringing their events to Northern Illinois University's main campus at DeKalb. The office works with a wide range of on- and off-campus clients who either require a one-time concurrent use of multiple campus facilities or an on-going use of one or several facilities over consecutive days or weeks. The Reservations and Event Management Office offers clients “one-stop shop” service when arranging campus meeting space and audiovisual equipment, housing, food service, recreation, security, parking and transportation for events like: large and small conferences, camps, seminars and live entertainment. Our customer-oriented approach to planning allows more individual attention in assessing clients’ needs, and enhances communication when coordinating university resources to achieve client goals.

To plan an event at the NIU-DeKalb campus, or for more information about using the conference and event facilities at Northern Illinois University, please contact the office through our website. You may also contact us directly at 815-753-1744, via email at, or by mailing our office as follows:

Reservations and Event Management Office
Northern Illinois University
Holmes Student Center, 253
DeKalb, IL 60115

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