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About Game Room

Hours of Operation

Fall Hours Begins Tuesday September 26

  • Sunday - Thursday: 2 pm - 10 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 12 pm - 10 pm


  • Monday -Thursday: 2 pm-9 pm
  • Friday: 12 pm - 5 pm
  • Closed Saturday December 10 - Tuesday January 2
Regular Winter hours begin on Wednesday January 3, 2024!


The Game Room is no longer hosting Kid’s Birthday Events.

New to the Game Room: Nexus Gaming Lounge


The Norris Game Room offers students and visitors a chance to relax, hang out with their friends, and play games. We have six Brunswick Gold Crown billiards tables, two ping pong tables, and a variety of video games on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and the Nintendo Switch, as well as a number of board games and a foosball table.  Game Room is celebrating 50 years of providing leisure to the Northwestern community.  The Game Room opened in the Fall of 1972 with 12 billiard tables, 3 ping pong tables, and an arcade space.  It was a popular space for students in the 70s and 80s during the height of the video gaming revolution.  Game Room meets the needs of today’s students by providing a space for electronic gaming engagement.

Black and white photo of. students playing arcade gamesStudents playing video games

Northwestern students may come in and use any of the facilities for free! Visitors will be charged a small fee to use the space.  Find a list of rates here.