Holmes Student Center

This expansive 16-story structure at the heart of the DeKalb campus, contains the university bookstore, a full-service hotel, various dining facilities and meeting spaces and Ellington’s, a student-run restaurant experience. You’ll also find the OneCard office, Orientation and Family Connections and Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services.

600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Place Type

On Campus



Upcoming Events

SPSC Executive Committee Meeting

The SPS Executive Committee meets electronically or in person approximately 10 days prior to a General SPS Council meeting from Noon to 1:00 p.m. The in...

6/2, 12 PM
SPS Council Meeting (virtual)

The Council meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room unless otherwise noted. All SPS ...

6/11, 10 AM
NIU 125 Years logo

Stop by the ground floor of the Holmes Student Center to eat some cake to celebrate the day that DeKalb was chosen as the location for what became Northern...

7/15, 11 AM
student at job fair

Specific to the IT, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields, the IT/STEM Fair provides an opportunity for students interested in these career paths...

9/22, 4 PM
Students in class

This workshop-style event is focused on preparing students to attend a career fair. Topics will include: professional appearance, name tags, researching...

9/23, 5 PM

Recent Events

Recent Activity


Not left a positive review 3/4/2020

Dr. Franz gave a very informative presentation that was eerily relative to some of the issues we see in America today. The insight presented on how a democratic process can relieve the population of their democratic rights, effectively tearing down the legal structures that protect a population from individuals that have nefarious power hungry intents, should sound an alarm in all democratic minded individuals in the population. It screams to the importance of citizens taking part in electing your government officials before they are left shaking their fists in the streets trying to win back their freedoms in futility.

The data simply proves that you can vote yourself out of freedom and that the only way to earn it back is through the violence of civil war.

Liz Wright

Liz Wright posted a photo 3/5/2020

Photo of hours for early voting at HSC Photo of hours for early voting at HSC

Damsith Marasinghe

Damsith Marasinghe left a positive review 2/16/2020

I felt that workshop went too fast


Janie posted a photo 2/10/2020

Bradley Beyer

Bradley Beyer left a positive review 11/5/2019

I had a great time at the diveristy ball! It was nice to meet university leaders and network with people who all come from a unique background. I look forward to this becoming a regular event on campus and having as many students as we can come to this annual event.

Melissa Taylor

Melissa Taylor left a positive review 11/5/2019

I liked it! I just wish that more marketing happened and that more organizations were invloved with getting the ball started.


Sandra posted a photo 10/31/2019


Sandra posted a photo 10/31/2019


Sandra posted a photo 10/31/2019


Sandra posted a photo 10/31/2019