Memberships for Dependents

Memberships are available for dependents (age 17-24) and children (up to age 16) of current NIU students, faculty/staff, alumni, retirees and community members who are members of FitWell. They must present their NIU OneCards to access the Recreation Center or Chick Evans Field House.

Memberships are available for spouses, partners in a civil union and domestic partners at the community rate.

Membership Policies for Minors

A parent or legal guardian must be a current member in order for a minor membership to be purchased. A parent or guardian must be present at all times while children are in the facility. Additionally, family hours and some usage restrictions apply to all children under the age of 16. Please see Recreation Center policies > Age Restrictions.

One-time NIU OneCard Fee: $5

Family members, spouse, partner in a civil union and domestic partners must take their membership receipt to the NIU OneCard office within three business days of membership purchase to purchase a NIU OneCard for their family member.

A card costs $5 and can be purchased only with cash or a check. Bring a valid photo ID. The OneCard office is open Monday - Friday from 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. during the school year.