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Northern Illinois University "NIU" Convocation Center

1525 Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115

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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.

Northern Illinois University's 10,000 seat Convocation Center is a $36 million multipurpose facility that hosts a variety of events such as concerts, family shows, theatrical productions, commencement ceremonies, job fairs, trade shows and NIU Huskie Division I athletic events (basketball, volleyball, track, gymnastics, and wrestling). The NIU Convocation Center hosts 200+ events per year.

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