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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

Decided to Retire from NIU?  What Do I Need to Do?

Decided to Retire from NIU? What Do I Need to Do? 7/28 12:00pm

There are still things you will need to do on campus after you have your SURS retirement appointment. This presentation will focus on and teach you the...

Summer Open House

Summer Open House 7/31

Make the Most of Your Visit Walking tours of campus will be available upon request. Please contact Ted Campbell to setup a our of campus. Visiting campus...

Operating Staff Council Meeting

Operating Staff Council Meeting 8/6 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)....

Fall 2015 Teaching Effectiveness Institute- Fundamental Principles of Effective Instruction

Fall 2015 Teaching Effectiveness Institute-... 8/13 8:00am

This institute is designed to introduce faculty to the basic principles of teaching, share information about teaching-related support resources available at...

Fall 2015 Teaching Effectiveness Institute-Expanding Your Feedback Toolkit: Collecting Student Feedback, Conducting Classroom Observations, and Having the Important Conversations

Fall 2015 Teaching Effectiveness... 8/14 8:00am

As faculty, we often reflect on student feedback as we're planning and revising our courses, but students' comments aren't always as constructive as they...

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Yvette Lubbers

Yvette Lubbers left a positive review 5/6/2015

We had Guest Speaker's talking about Program Prioritization, Talks about upcoming Brown Bag series on Building Job Resumes, Testing for higher positions, Operating Staff Dependant Awards were given to two deserving young students, and more. A good Meeting all around!

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.

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