Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center offers a variety of facilities including: eight full-size multi-purpose courts, 10 racquetball courts, a 6,000-square-foot cardiovascular room, an indoor track, an activities room, five boxing stations with punching bags, two fitness studios with mirrors, saunas, a TV/snack lounge and outdoor gear rental.

325 N Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115


Upcoming Events

NIU Recreation Skills Challenge

Let loose at the Recreation Center during Week of Welcome (WOW) and show us your skills! Do you have a three-point shot that could rival Steph Curry? Can you...

8/18, 7 PM
Fitness Class: Danceworks

Danceworks combines upbeat music of all styles with fun dance fitness combos. During Week of Welcome (WOW), this class will be free for all students. No...

8/19, 9 AM
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Dance Fitness combines dance rhythms with fitness variations paired with various musical genres. During Week of Welcome (WOW), this class will be free for...

8/20, 9 AM
Rec Fest

The RecFest is an annual event offered during Week of Welcome (WOW). Race, climb, shoot and play your way through the NIU Recreation Center. You’ll learn...

8/21, 12 PM
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Stop by and check out the new bouldering room in the Rec Center. Learn about bouldering and how to train for rock climbing. This is a free event.

8/25, 3 PM

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Michael Lim

Michael Lim left a positive review 2/11/2020

Super fun! Free ice skating and free snacks afterwards set up for a really fun evening with friends! Would highly recommend


Kevin left a positive review 11/19/2019

It was well conducted!

Tina Sison

Tina Sison left a positive review 11/17/2019

I enjoyed this class! It got me moving and I definitely had some fun getting that cardio in.


Frances 2/11/2019

Having classes start at 4:00 leaves out a lot of operating staff who work until 4:30.

Student Recreation Center

Student Recreation Center posted a photo 10/9/2017