After Hours Building Access and Safety

Building Entry

  • Jack Arends Hall (Art Building) will be locked from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • All students registered in school art classes are permitted to work in the building after hours.
  • Students who wish to work after hours are advised to be in the building prior to 10:30 pm.
  • If a student must enter the building after doors are locked, they must request entrance from NIU Police via the non-emergency telephone number at 815-753-1212.
  • NIU Police will be provided with the names of all enrolled students permitted to access the building after hours.
  • Students must provide evidence of identity if requested by NIU police officer providing access after hours.
  • Doors to the building may not be propped open to allow anyone after-hours access.
  • Students not enrolled in School of Art and Design classes must leave the building before 10:30 p.m. and may not be admitted to the building after hours.
  • After-hours events organized by faculty or staff must be reported to NIU Police in advance of the event.
  • It is recommended all students download the NIU Safe application.

After-Hours Equipment Use

  • Students may not use power tools in studios after hours unless a qualified supervisor is present or written permission has been provided by the faculty member in charge of the studio area.
  • If permitted to use equipment and tools students will observe all safety guidelines and policies provided by faculty.

After-Hours Support

  • Emergency Call 911.
  • NIU Police Non-Emergency phone number 815-753-1212.

NIU Police Safety Information

All NIU students are provided with public safety information by the NIU Police, visit the Department of Police and Public Safety website for more information.

Contact Us

Janelle O'Malley
Recruitment Coordinator

School of Art and Design
Jack Arends Building, Room 216
Fax: 815-753-7701

Connect with us on


Request Info

Incoming students can schedule a time to meet with School of Art and Design's recruitment coordinator using the button below.

Register Today