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Holmes Student Center

600 Lucinda Ave

At the heart of the DeKalb campus, the Holmes Student Center provides places to study, computer labs, restaurants, a bookstore, banking services, conference/banquet/catering facilities and a full-service hotel.


Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day

Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 4/21 9:00am

Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored research or artistry project is eligible to showcase his/her work at the sixth annual...

Paradisi at Ellington's

Paradisi at Ellington's 4/21 11:00am

Ellington’s is a student-run restaurant located in Holmes Student Center. The students of FCNS 320 Quantity Food Production plan, prepare, and serve...

Community Engagement Showcase (CES)

Community Engagement Showcase (CES) 4/21 12:00pm

The Community Engagement Showcase creates an opportunity for NIU students to present the results of their community engaged outreach initiatives completed in...

Alpha Sigma Omega's Founders Week- "Mean Girls! Who is your Regina George?"

Alpha Sigma Omega's Founders Week- "Mean... 4/21 7:00pm

In 1997, two individual womyn, on a quest to form an ideal system of sisterhood, knowledge, and support, collaborated on the endeavor that would forge the...

Robyn Ochs, Bisexual Activist

Robyn Ochs, Bisexual Activist 4/21 7:00pm

Robyn Ochs is a professional speaker and workshop leader, award-winning activist, and author. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and...

Recent Events

Town Hall Meeting 4/20/2015

Recent Activity

Rachel Jurs-Lauderdale

Rachel Jurs-Lauderdale left a positive review 4/6/2015

The poppy seed muffins with strawberry infused butter was a light sweet opener for the mixed green salad with strawberries and walnuts. Both complimented the roasted chicken with berry glaze and fingerling potatoes. The chicken was cooked to perfection along with the potatoes that were surprisingly purple in color and not mushy. The desert was not aesthetically pleasing but tasted phenomenal. Our server was competent and the table setting top notch. Our group was well attended and had a positive experience. This menu/service/decor would be suitable for the most discerning guest...well done students!

Holly Nicholson

Holly Nicholson left a positive review 4/6/2015

Excellent meal!

Rachel Jurs-Lauderdale

Rachel Jurs-Lauderdale left a positive review 4/1/2015

What a fabulous presentation of the Vidalia onion! The cherry tart was fantastic!

Murphy Mahalik

Murphy Mahalik left a positive review 3/4/2015

I had a great time at the lecture. It's not every day that an esteemed "Beowulf" and Tolkien scholar comes to NIU. My only complaint is that the lecture was held in an isolated corner of the student center that was difficult to find.

Patricia Liberty-Baczek

Patricia Liberty-Baczek left a positive review 1/22/2015


Patricia Liberty-Baczek

Patricia Liberty-Baczek left a positive review 3/4/2015

As always, we had a very informative meeting! We updated the Dependent Scholarship info page and application; those will be published soon. We met with President Baker, who shared a PP that really breaks down the budget issue for us; I encourage you all to take some time to review the document once it's published on our homepage. Hope to see some of you at our next meeting - Th Apr 2, 9am, Sky Room

Robert Gray

Robert Gray left a positive review 3/2/2015

Two of us had a very pleasant lunch. Creative menu. Well executed. I was pleased to be able to get the recipe for the asparagus bisque. The reservation web site needs to be changed. We made a last minute decision to come over for lunch and I had a terrible time trying to get connected to find out if we could be accommodated. The phone number listed for "direct contact" with the restaurant is the general NIU information number, and they had to try two times to find a number that would ring in at Ellington's.

Nancy Finn

Nancy Finn left a positive review 2/27/2015

I have the soup, salmon, and chocolate torte. Everything was very good! I loved the presentation of the room and the friendliness of the students. The presentation of the food was very professional. I will definitely attend in the future.

Linda Yates

Linda Yates left a positive review 2/16/2015

I thought the service was good. The food was delicious and the presentation was superb.

Shalyn Houston

Shalyn Houston left a positive review 1/9/2015

I brought my boyfriend to check out NIU and although I wish we could have seen more, we had a lot of fun in the Huskies Den and met some new people. It was very nice of the university to supply free pizza and refreshments as well.

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