NIU Convocation Center

DeKalb, Illinois
Seating Capacities
  • End-Stage 180: 7,250
  • In-the-Round: 10,100
  • Theatre Configuration: 2,500
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Northern Illinois University’s 10,000 seat Convocation Center is a $36 million multipurpose facility that hosts a variety of events.

The construction of Northern’s Convocation Center marks the largest single capital improvement project in the university’s 100-year history. The $36 million investment is not just an investment in a facility — the center marks a shift in perspective, a focus on the west campus as a new center for living and learning. The Convocation Center will anchor the future development of Northern’s campus, providing the impetus for a revitalized community surrounding the facility.

As the center for social, academic, and athletic events on campus, the Convocation Center is the single venue that can bring the university community together at one place and one time to share an experience: the very definition of community.

General Information
  • Box Office: (800) 745-3000
  • Main Offices: (815) 752-6800
  • 1525 Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115
  • Contact: John Cheney

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