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Retirees and Emeriti

As an NIU retiree and/or emeriti, you have free membership to the Student Recreation Center and Chick Evans Field House. All retiree and emeriti memberships include use of Gabel Hall pool for open and lap swimming times.

To activate a membership, you must sign up for membership each year. You'll also need to have a valid NIU OneCard to use a Campus Recreation membership. Retirees without a usable NIU OneCard who sign up for a membership must bring their receipt with them to the NIU OneCard office within three business days to purchase a new card. A new card will cost $5 and can only be purchased with cash or check. The OneCard office also requires a valid photo ID. The OneCard office is open Monday - Friday from 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the school year. Spouses, partners in a civil union, domestic partners and dependents of retirees and emeriti must purchase a membership in their respective membership category.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park when I come to work out?

The parking lots in front of both the Student Recreation Center and Chick Evans Field House are for persons with blue and yellow parking passes. Except for metered parking, permits are required to park on campus. All Campus Recreation members for the Student Recreation Center, Field House, and Gabel Pool must pick up a parking form at the Student Recreation Center Service Counter, and complete and submit it to Parking Services prior to purchasing a parking pass. There is a parking pass discount for Campus Recreation members.

Metered parking spaces are also available at the Student Recreation Center and are designated by large white signs. Anyone can park in the metered parking spots. Fees for metered spots are $.25 per 15 minutes, for up to two hours. The meter for the designated spots is located to the left of the front doors of the Student Recreation Center.

Parking along Stadium Drive East is for blue, yellow and brown permit parking. Lot K, located south of Stadium Drive, is designated for yellow, brown, and orange permit parking.

Visit Parking Services for more information and parking maps.