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The Northern Illinois University Conference Office arranges DeKalb campus facilities and services for use by NIU and non-university clients. Our "one-stop-shop" approach to planning and event coordination is customer-oriented and collaborative, promoting efficient use of NIU's resources in line with your event goals and budget.

The Conference Office works primarily with clients requesting concurent use of multiple campus facilities during a single event, or on-going use of one or several facilities over extended periods. Clients requesting one-time use of a major venue such as Altgeld Hall, the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, the Convocation Center and the Holmes Student Center should contact the venue for assistance.

The Conference Office will gladly help coordinate your event arrangements on NIU's DeKalb campus. We ask that you contact us by phone at 815-753-1586 or at our e-mail address,

If you are on campus feel free to stop by our office in Room 253 of the Holmes Student Center. As the sign outside our door reads: "Come On In!"