Recreation and Sport Clubs


We promote a healthy and active lifestyle at NIU, which is why we offer outstanding recreation experiences that are fun, safe, inclusive and educational to help support your pursuit of wellness. From runners to weight lifters, sport enthusiasts to rock climbers, swimmers to paddlers, we accommodate a variety of interests for you to explore.

Open Recreation

Campus Recreation has multiple facilities with plenty of space and equipment for informal drop-in exercise and play!


The aquatics program at Gabel Hall Pool offers swimmers a chance to swim laps, work on water fitness and hang out with friends.

Fitness & Wellness

Take advantage of our group fitness, personal training, Huskie Fit Club and nutrition coaching sessions to meet all your fitness needs.

Intramural Sports

The intramural sports program is the perfect way to be active, get involved, meet new people and have fun!

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures provides a variety of fun and affordable trips ranging from local day events to extended trips, as well as gear for rent.

Sport Clubs

Our student-run clubs are a great way to make new friends, get involved on campus and play, whether you are experienced or not.