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Nexus Gaming Lounge




Hours of Operation

  • Spring Hours Begins Tuesday, March 26
  • Sunday - Thursday: 2 pm - 10 pm
  • Friday -Saturday: 12 pm - 10 pm
  • Closed Saturday, May 18th - Dillo Day
  • Closed Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day


  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. 

The  Nexus Gaming Lounge Advisory Committee
(Now Accepting Applications)


The Nexus Gaming Lounge Advisory Committee is established to provide guidance, support, and strategic direction for the ongoing development and enhancement of the Nexus Gaming Lounge at Northwestern University's Norris University Center.

This committee aims to foster a vibrant gaming community, promote inclusivity, and ensure that the Nexus Gaming Lounge remains a dynamic space that meets the diverse needs and interests of students, faculty, staff, and the broader Northwestern community. Through collaborative efforts and informed decision-making, the Advisory Committee strives to optimize the gaming experience, facilitate educational opportunities, and promote a culture of responsible gaming within a welcoming and supportive environment.

  • The committee will be chaired by the Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Learning and Recreation.
  • The advisory committee will consist of 4-6 members who are expected to meet1-2 times a quarter. 
  • Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are all welcomed to serve on the committee.  Applicants must be affiliated with Northwestern University.
  • The committee will have a dedicated spot for the following groups:
    • E-Sports Club
    • Associated Student Government (ASG)
    • Student Affairs Information Technology (SAIT)
  • Applications for the first Nexus Gaming Lounge advisory committee will open in Week 1 of the Spring 2024 quarter and will close at the end of Week 3.
  • Selected individuals will committee to serve from Spring 2024 – Spring 2025, when applications will open once more. 
  • Limited spots will also be available for first-year students and transfer students to apply in the Fall 2024.
  • Each council member will serve for one academic year (Spring to Spring), with the opportunity to reapply.  There are no term limits, as experience and familiarity with University structures are important assets.


  • Application Open: Tuesday, March 26
  • Application Closes: Sunday, April 14
  • Applicants will be notified by: Friday, April 19
  • First committee meeting: Week of April 29 – May 3

 Questions?  Email