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. 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 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 or 5, volleyball
  • Multipurpose court 6, tennis
  • Multipurpose court 7, basketball or open court space
  • Multipurpose court 1, badminton (two net options)
  • 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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