Located on the 2nd floor of the
Holmes Student Center, the Conference Office coordinates
use of facilities and services for groups bringing their events
to Northern Illinois University's main campus at DeKalb. The Conference
Office works with a wide range of on- and off-campus clients who either
require a one-time concurrent use of multiple campus facilities or an
on-going use of one or several facilities over consecutive days or weeks.
The Conference Office offers clients “one-stop shop” service when arranging
campus meeting space and audiovisual equipment, housing, food service,
recreation, security, parking and transportation for events like: large and
small conferences, camps, seminars and live entertainment.
Our customer-oriented approach to planning allows more individual attention
in assessing clients’ needs, and enhances communication when coordinating
university resources to achieve client goals. The Conference Office also
markets the meeting facilities and services of the NIU-DeKalb campus to prospective
As a department within the Holmes Student Center (HSC), under
the division of Finance and Facilities, the Conference Office does not work
directly with the clients holding events solely within the HSC. These
clients are referred, instead, to the HSC General Office (815.753.1743) for
assistance. The Conference Office will, however, coordinate events as
required for groups using the HSC concurrently with other campus facilities.
For these and other clients, the Conference Office also generates and
distributes contracts and initiates the post evening billing process.
an event at the NIU-DeKalb campus, or for more information about
using the conference and event facilities at Northern Illinois University,
please contact the Conference Office through our website
at Conference/Catering Information Request.
You may also contact us directly at 815.753.1586, via email at
email@example.com, or by mailing our office as follows:
The Conference Office
Northern Illinois University
Holmes Student Center, 253
DeKalb, IL 60115