Convocation Center

NIU's Convocation Center houses a variety of entertainment and athletics events. The multipurpose facility can seat up to 10,000. Professional concerts, job fairs, trade shows, commencement ceremonies, academic gatherings and more take place here. The "Convo" also is home court for NIU athletics offices, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics,Volleyball and Wrestling.

1525 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115


Upcoming Events

Walk A Mile To Support Survivors

Walk A Mile is a way to bring awareness to and fight against sexual assault and domestic violence. Safe Passage and Prevention Education and Outreach team up...

4/20, 11 AM
Senior Design Showcase Day

See the culmination of our students' hard work as they showcase their senior design projects. As part of the College of Engineering and Engineering...

5/3, 11 AM
Graduate Spring 2024 commencement

Graduate Spring 2024 commencement Doors open, 3 p.m.Ceremony starts, 4 p.m.

Undergraduate Spring 2024 commencement

Undergraduate Spring 2024 commencement ceremonies CLAS, CEET, CVPA Doors open, 9 a.m. Ceremony starts, 10 a.m. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences...


Saturday, December 14, 2024


Recent Events

Education Job Fair


Recent Activity

Diana Galvan

Diana Galvan left a positive review 2/23/2020

I really enjoyed attending the education job fair. There was a variety of school districts.

Caitlin Hazelton

Caitlin Hazelton left a positive review 2/25/2020

I really enjoyed meeting the representatives of the districts and talking about the schools. I wish it was a little bit later in the semester though, as many of them mentioned mid to late March is when most of the jobs become available.

Leah Zemont

Leah Zemont left a positive review 2/18/2020

The fair was well organized, the staff worked well with students who needed help, and I feel satisfied.


Shakiri left a positive review 10/23/2019

It was really good, but I expected it to be longer and I thought more teams would be in it. Like Actual Dance Teams, but overall I liked it.


Donna left a positive review 10/18/2019

I tool my grand-kids who are 8 and 4 and they were stunned at all the booths of exciting scientific activities. I realized that you need an entire day to go through everything. I will remember this next year :).

Convocation Center

Convocation Center posted a photo 10/6/2017

Convocation Center

Convocation Center posted a photo 7/18/2014

Convocation Center

Convocation Center posted a photo 7/18/2014