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Nexus Gaming Lounge




Hours of Operation

  • Fall Hours Begins Tuesday, September 26
  • Sunday - Thursday: 2 pm - 10 pm
  • Friday -Saturday: 12 pm - 10 pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving Break: November 23 – 26
  • Closed for Winter Break starting Friday, December 8


  1. The Nexus Gaming Lounge is FREE for all Northwestern University students.
  2. There is a limit of 10 hours a week to use the computers.  After 10 hours, you may not log in until the week is reset. 
  3. These computers are dedicated computers for computer gaming and is not meant for someone to watch a movie, or work on their paper.
  4. A reservation system and a waitlist are currently in development.


The gaming lounge is equipped with 10 Lenovo Legion PCs
  • Intel i7-13700F
  • 32 GB DDR5
  • NVIDIA RTX 4070
  • 3 TB PCIE Storage

Display: Lenovo 360 Hz Monitors

  • Logitech G PRO Wired Mice

Game Clients

  • Riot Client
  • Steam
  • Epic Game Client

Competitive Games

  • Overwatch 2
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant
  • Rocket League
  • Apex Legends
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Casual/Other Games

  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Kovaak’s Aim Trainer

Non-game Programs

  • Discord
  • OBS
  • Spotify
  • Geforce Experience
  • Google Chrome
May I bring my own headphones and keyboards to play?
  • Yes.  USB plugs are readily available at the front of the computer.
  • Please do not bring anything that requires Bluetooth.
May I reserve the Nexus Gaming Lounge for my group to host gaming tournaments?
  • We are currently in the process of developing policies and procedures.  We will evaluate the possibilities of group reservations later his quarter.  
There is a game I would like to play; may I download it?
  • No, please do not download it.  Please fill out this request form and an advisory committee will review your request.  The advisory committee will meet twice a quarter, so please be patient.