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

Trevor Noah with Special Guest Angelo Lozada

Trevor Noah will be at the NIU Convocation Center for a night of laughter on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Special guest includes...

10/12, 7 PM
Open House - October 2019

We’d love to help you find your home in your search for the right college. To see everything NIU can do for you, you’ve got to visit. Join us at our Open...

10/14, 9 AM
All-Majors Internship and Job Fair

The NIU All-Majors Internship and Job Fair provides an opportunity for students from all majors to connect with employers for internships and full-time...

10/16, 10 AM
Volunteers Needed for STEMfest 2019!

STEMfest is a free community event that packs NIU’s Convocation Center with hands-on interactive exhibits, activities, and competitions to help k-12...

10/18, 8 AM
NIU Esports @ STEM Fest

NIU Esports will have a booth at STEM Fest again this year. Stop by to see what we're all about or to take a break and play a round or two of your favorite...

10/19, 9 AM

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Mackenzie Whitlock

Mackenzie Whitlock left a positive review 2/18/2019

The organization and set up was great this year. From beginning to end there was help from staff and faculty. Having career counselors walking around the name tag/prep tables was a nice touch. I do wish the school could attract some different companies. Many seemed to be cold-calling sales companies which doesn't necessarily require a degree.

Richard Chavez

Richard Chavez left a review 10/16/2018

It was well organized and as a student it was a nice experience to get to go out and speak with professionals that might be possibly in the same careers that we want to pursue or that the y can help us get to those positions. The only thing that me an other students whished for was for there to be more big companies. We felt that it was limited in business that where local or that there wasn't enough options. The idea that most of us students have is to finish school and head out to bigger opportunities like Amazon ,Adidas ,Nike , more well known companies or companies that are starting off and want to achieve in becoming a big company.

Jazmine Weathersby

Jazmine Weathersby left a positive review 10/16/2018

There were companies I didn't see before; more of, companies that works behind the scenes - Payroll - of major companies. One company messaged me through LinkedIn before I could do some research on the companies attending the fair. Today, I received an email about setting up a phone with 1 of the 4 companies I talked to. I love the Internship fair; plus, there's free stuff!

Darshana Patel

Darshana Patel left a positive review 10/16/2018

It was great

Udityanshu Gunjankumar Goyal

Udityanshu Gunjankumar Goyal left a positive review 10/16/2018

New experience, talking to different companies has given vast variety and diverse knowledge.

Simone Alexander

Simone Alexander left a negative review 10/11/2018


Carol McFarland McKee

Carol McFarland McKee left a positive review 2/19/2018

So nice to see so many future employers at NIU Job Fairs!

Carol McFarland McKee

Carol McFarland McKee left a positive review 2/21/2018

Great event! Had not attended the Spring Internship & Job Fair in the past and I was very impressed with the number of employers in attendance and the great organization. Kudos to the organizers!

Anne Niday

Anne Niday left a positive review 12/16/2017

To see my grandson, Eric Morgensen get his degree in engineering was great. His grandfather, my husband, was able to see it live stream as he is housebound and couldn't attend.

Convocation Center

Convocation Center posted a photo 10/6/2017