Plan an Event


Did you know that you can reserve NIU Recreation facilities?

You can reserve or rent the Recreation CenterChick Evans Field HouseOutdoor Recreation Sports Complex and the outdoor basketball courts. It’s easy! Simply make a request at least three weeks in advance.

Student Registered Groups

After you have space verified, submit your event request in HuskieLink and have your president, treasurer, and faculty/staff advisor approve the event at least two weeks in advance.

For specific information about NIU reservation policies for students, please see NIU Student Organization Reservation Policies.

NIU Departments and Community Groups

To begin, please contact Matt Gonzalez, director of facility operations at to verify space and date availability. For specific information about NIU reservation policies, please see NIU departments and offices reservation policies.

Important Information About Reservations

  • Events must be scheduled no less than 15 business days, that’s three weeks, in advance.
    • Note: large scale events may require more than three weeks notice
  • Submitting a facility request or inquiring about space availability does not guarantee a reservation.
  • Recreation staff will determine if your reservation is possible and contact you with a contract to secure the reservation.

If you have questions or want more information about rentals at NIU Recreation, please email Matt Gonzalez at or call 815-753-9425.