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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

How will I know when it's time to retire?

How will I know when it's time to retire? 5/6 12:00pm

NIU Employee Assistance Program and the NIU Annuitants Association are teaming up to present a 3 week series on retirement. Each week will focus on different...

Operating Staff Council Meeting

Operating Staff Council Meeting 5/7 9:00am

The Operating Staff Council meets the first Thursday of each month from 9:00 until 11:00 AM in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room (unless otherwise posted)....

6th Annual Lavender Graduation

6th Annual Lavender Graduation 5/7 3:00pm

Honoring students with diverse sexual and gender identities, this ceremony celebrates the achievements and persistence of individuals graduating in December...

Bookstore Buyback

Bookstore Buyback 5/8 8:00am

Located at the Bus Turnaround by the Center Cafe.

Bookstore Buyback

Bookstore Buyback 5/9 12:00pm

Located at the Serviced Desk in the Bookstore.

Recent Events

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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