Maps and Directions

Directions

To the NIU Campus:

From the Northern Suburbs - Go west on I-88 and take the Annie Glidden Road exit for DeKalb. Turn right (north) onto Annie Glidden Road. Travel approximately two miles to the NIU campus.

From the Southern Suburbs - Go north on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to I-88. Follow I-88 west and exit at the Annie Glidden Road exit. Travel approximately two miles to the NIU campus.

From the Northwest - Go south on I-39/U.S. 51 to the Illinois 38 exit (Exit 99). Proceed east on Route 38 to Northern Illinois University, about 16 miles.

From the West - Go east on I-88 to I-39. Proceed north on I-39 to the Illinois 38 exit (Exit 99). Follow Illinois 38 east to Northern Illinois University, about 16 miles.

From the Southwest - Go north on I-39 to the Illinois 38 exit (Exit 99). Proceed east on Illinois 38 to DeKalb. Northern Illinois University is about 16 miles from the I-39/Illinois 38 interchange.

From Downtown Chicago - Go west on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to I-88. Follow I-88 west to DeKalb and exit north at the Annie Glidden Road exit. Travel approximately two miles to the NIU campus.

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Around the NIU Campus  

GPS Addresses:  Gilbert Hall is at 383 Gilbert Drive, the Music Building is at 550 Lucinda Ave., the Art Building is at 330 Gilbert Drive, and the Holmes Student Center is at 600 Lucinda Ave.

To the Music and Art Buildings:

Our main office is located in Room 132 in the Music Building. There are parking meters available on the north end of Gilbert Drive as well as on-street parking near Annie's Woods and on the roads to the east of the building. 

From I-88: Travel north approximately two miles on Annie Glidden Road, and turn right (east) onto Lucinda Avenue. The Art Building (Jack Arends Hall) is about two blocks after the turn and is the first building on the right after you pass Gilbert Drive. The Music Building is the next building to the east.

From Route 38 East or West: Turn north at the main university gates on Castle Drive; travel about half a mile and turn right (east) on College Avenue. The Art Building (Jack Arends Hall) is the first building on the left after you pass Gilbert Drive. The Music Building is the next building to the east.

To Gilbert Hall: From Annie Glidden Road, turn right (east) on Lucinda Ave. Turn right (south) onto Gilbert Drive and Gilbert Hall is the first building on the right. 

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