Choose To Be Active. Become a member today!

Fee-paying NIU students on the DeKalb campus are automatically members for the current semester. All you need is your NIU OneCard ID. Campus Recreation also offers affordable memberships to:

Memberships can be purchased online or in person at the Rec Center during regular hours.


Membership with Campus Recreation includes access to the Student Recreation Center, Chick Evans Field House, Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex, plus Gilbert and New Res Hall Fitness Rooms. Within those facilities, members can use:

  • Equipment in Cardio and Strength Training Rooms
  • Racquetball/wallyball courts
  • Multipurpose courts
  • Outdoor Fields
  • Locker rooms with dry saunas
  • Indoor tracks
  • Sports equipment check-out 
  • Additional programs and services (some at additional cost)

Memberships include the above PLUS use of Gabel Hall pool for open and lap swimming!

All paid semester and annual memberships include:**

  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Personal Training Consultation
  • One group cardio equipment orientation*
  • One group strength training session*
  • One group nutrition session*

*As available. Register in advance online or in person at the Student Recreation Center.
**Free services not eligible with the purchase of monthly, retiree or child memberships.

Special Services

Special Passes

  • Pool passes for open and lap swimming are available for non-members. 
  • Members can sponsor a maximum of two guests per day. Guest passes can be purchased at the Student Recreation Center Service Counter and are valid for the date on which they are purchased.  

Parking Passes

Parking passes are available for purchase for Campus Recreation Members (excluding on-campus students) for $25.00. The permit allows parking in lots 15E, H, and Stadium Drive East. The parking pass will expire at the end of your current membership.  Passes can be purchased at the Student Recreation Center Member Services Desk.

    Facility Tours

    Tours of the Campus Recreation Facilities are available during all open building hours. For tours of the Student Recreation Center, stop by the Service Counter located inside the front door of the Student Recreation Center. For tours of the Chick Evans Field House, stop by the Field House Service Counter on the south side of the facility.