NIU Recreation


NIU President Freeman stated updated guidance for Phase 5 of Restore Illinois, those fully vaccinated no longer have to wear a mask while working or working out. If you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask while working out at the Rec.

We are trusting our patrons to continue wearing a mask if you are not vaccinated. Please continue to demonstrate respect and compassion for all as each of us navigates these changes. Huskies should not make assumptions, question, judge or discriminate against others regarding masks or vaccination status.

We Are NIU Recreation

NIU Recreation is our new name and we are proud to be a department within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Here you can find resources for our facilities: Recreation Center, Chick Evans Fieldhouse, Anderson Hall swimming pool, and the Outdoor Recreation Sport Complex, and our programs: fitness, intramural sports, nutrition coaching, outdoor adventures and sport clubs. Programming such as stress management, alcohol education and relationship management is now the Student Wellness program located in the Holmes Student Center G25M, under the Division of Student Affairs.

The Recreation Center and Anderson Hall pool are operating with modifications to protect our members, please see our COVID-19 plan. Programs are carefully planned to abide with regulations and follow health and safety protocols. Group Fitness classes are currently offered free of charge. You will find streaming links and all of our upcoming classes and events on our calendar.

Custom T-Shirt Sale – Order Online

NIU Recreation has a great selection of over 700 brand-new custom t-shirts from past competitions and events including Intramurals, Rec Rewards, Homecoming 5K, and more! Choose from 14 different varieties of comfortable black, red, or grey t-shirts in most sizes. There is a limited selection of medium and 2XL. All funds from every purchase will support future events and activities for our students and community.

Order your shirts online and pick and pay at the Rec Center the next business day. All shirts are discounted for cash only payment for only $3 each! Other forms of payment include credit card, or check and the cost per shirt is $6, two for $10 or five for $20. To thank you for your suppor, every shirt order will receive a goody bag!

You will be able to pick up your order the next business day after submitting the form. You have two weeks to pick up your order. You will pay and pick up your order at the front desk of the Recreation Center. Forms of payment accepted: cash, check, credit card or Huskies Bucks. If you have any questions, please contact Outdoor Adventures at

Recreation Events

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