The backstage area is secured for all events. Only approved personnel with proper credentials will be admitted. There are no exceptions. Individuals found entering or in the backstage area without proper credentials will be ejected from the facility.
Cellular Phones and Communication Devices
All devices must be in silent mode while inside the facility for events.
Each event's camera policy varies. Please refer to your ticket for details. Events ticketed by Ticketmaster do not permit professional cameras or video recordings. Any individual possessing these items will have their camera confiscated. If you are a member of the media, please request a media pass from the marketing department at least two weeks prior to the desired event. Contact 815-752-6800 with any questions or concerns.
Food and Beverages
No outside food or beverages are permitted in the facility. These items must be returned to your vehicle or disposed of before entry is granted.
Members of the media must contact the Convocation Center to request passes for event reviews, photos, material distribution, lobby space, advertising, etc. at least one week prior to the event date.
Re-entry is not allowed for the facility. An un-scanned ticket must be presented for entry to be permitted.
No smoking or flammables are permitted inside the facility. An outdoor smoking area is provided at Entrance one through the northern-most doors. You must have your hand stamped to permit re-entry. Re-entry from other doors is not permitted.
The NIU Convocation Center parking lot is utilized as a parking area for NIU home football games. Tailgating is permitted during these events in conjunction with Northern Illinois University policies. Tailgating for other events is not permitted.
Solicitation, Distribution, and Expressive Activities Policy
NIU permits and encourages discussion and expression of all views throughout the entire academic community. Students may support any cause by legal, orderly means that neither disrupt the operation of the University nor interfere with the rights of others. Learn more about the Convocation Center's policy and procedures on solicitation, distribution and expressive activities.