Facility Reservations

Did you know you can reserve NIU Recreation facilities?

You can rent a space for a short-term event, book a court or studio, or request a recurring reservation.

Special Events and Recurring Reservations

Reservations are required for some events. You must request a reservation if:

  • You want to rent space for an event with extensive equipment or set-up/take-down needs.
  • You want to reserve space at the Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex or the outdoor basketball courts.
  • You want to make a recurring reservation (for example, you want to reserve a certain space for every Friday afternoon during a semester).

You must submit your reservation request at least three weeks in advance. See the request submission options, based on your group type, below. You may need to give more notice for large events.

Inquiring about availability or submitting a request does not guarantee a reservation. Our staff will contact you to sign a contract if space is available.

Registered Student Groups

Student groups registered with the Student Government Association may complete a request through Huskie Hub for any events, practices or meetings held on campus.

NIU Departments and Community Groups

Please complete and submit a rental request form. Cost estimate will be provided after the rental request form is submitted.

Read reservation guidelines for NIU departments.

Book a Court or Studio in MyRec

Bookings in MyRec are intended for individual or small-group activities that do not have any set-up/take-down needs. You must be a member to book. There is no charge. You can book a space up to eight days in advance.

Visit MyRec to book space in the Recreation Center:

  • Fitness studio A or B
  • Multipurpose court 4, volleyball
  • Multipurpose court 5, badminton (three net options)
  • Multipurpose court 6, tennis or pickleball
  • Racquetball court 8 or 9
  • Ping Pong (two table options)

You can also book a lap-swim time in the Anderson Hall pool or a tennis court at the Nelson Tennis Center at Chick Evans Field House in MyRec.

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