One of the best ways to handle the stress of college life is through fitness. NIU Recreation gives you the tools you need to develop healthy habits and achieve a balanced outlook on life. Use our fitness machines, participate in intramural sports, swim laps, rent a court or outdoor equipment, or take an adventure trip.

Campus facilities, and locations, include:

Fee-paying NIU students are automatically members. Simply use your OneCard ID to enter. Group classes, nutrition coaching, personal trainers and more are available for a fee.

NIU Recreation is a department within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Our Why

We create conditions for success by facilitating opportunities and building a culture that inspires optimal health and well-being.

Our Promise

Have fun. Live well. Feel your best.

Goal Areas

  • Customer engagement and experience
  • Programs, education and services
  • Facilities, equipment and spaces
  • Team member experience
  • Brand, marketing and communications
  • Finances
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