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Barsema Hall

Thanks to the generosity of Dennis and Stacey Barsema, NIU's College of Business moved into Barsema Hall in the Fall of 2002. Read the press release announcing the gift.

Barsema Hall sets the standard for the learning environment of the 21st century offering a place for business students to learn, study, meet, or just relax among their fellow students as well as with faculty and staff.

Our 144,000 square foot facility combines classrooms, computer labs, a 375-seat auditorium, specialized labs, faculty and staff offices, and spaces for studying, meeting, and even eating. The core of the building contains a large atrium space complete with a cafe.  View a map of Barsema Hall.

Starting January 14, 2017, the building will be locking at 10 p.m. everyday.  COB students can access Barsema Hall from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. by swiping their valid NIU One Card at one of the proximity card readers on the front doors of the building. COB students are welcome to stay after 1 a.m., but their NIU one cards will not allow them re-entry if they exit the building.  If you, as a COB student, have a problem with building access please contact the Dean's Office with your name and Z-ID number to obtain access.

The building hours have been changed due to the discovery that property has been damaged, furniture has been moved and the building is being used for purposes other than studying during these late hours.  COB students are encouraged to show their Barsema Pride and respect their building during these times, and refrain from opening or proping open doors for other people. 

"Three Sons" Cafe

The Three Sons Cafe, Barsema's gathering spot, is located on the first floor of Barsema Hall and is operated by NIU's Food Service. The cafe offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, drinks, and desserts. Vending Machines are also located on the first floor at the west end of the atrium. A change machine is there that will take $1 and $5 bills. You may reach the Three Sons Cafe by calling 753-0216.

**NOTE: All food and drink should be consumed in the atrium. No food or any beverages are allowed in the computer labs, investment lab, communications center, or by the web kiosks. No food or any beverage except bottled water are allowed outside of the atrium space.**

Lost & Found

Lost and Found for items misplaced within Barsema Hall is centralized in the Dean's Office in Barsema Hall. If you find anything in a classroom or other public space, please turn it in to room 139, the Dean's Office. This is also where you should go if you have lost something. Flash drives forgotten in the computer labs are now taken to the Dean's Office in Barsema Hall, as well.