We offer many membership types to meet the needs of students, employees and others in the NIU community. You can choose the length and level of membership that's best for you, from year-round, all-inclusive access to a single semester at a particular facility.
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Try us out for free! Get a one-day, all-inclusive first visit that includes access to all facilities available that day, including the Rec Center, pool, indoor tennis and the Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex.
Simply come to the Rec Center or call 815-753-0231 on the day you want to redeem your free trial. Community members can create a MyRec account to speed up the process (faculty/staff already have accounts—log in with your NIU credentials). After you activate your free trial, you'll be able to book a swim time, tennis court or group fitness class in MyRec.
You're not permitted to check out equipment. Your trial ends when the facilities close for the day.
In general, permits are required to park on campus. Community members can purchase a discounted Rec Center member parking permit or a daily/weekly visitor permit. Permits are not required after 5 p.m. or on weekends.
Alternatively, metered parking spaces are available at the Rec Center. The cost is 30 cents for 15 minutes or $1.20 per hour for up to four hours.
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