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President's Welcome Back Picnic

Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Visual Arts Building, West Lawn (across from Gilbert Hall) 330 Gilbert Dr

President Doug Baker invites you to join him for free food, live music and outdoor activities to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The event will take place on the lawn north of the Art Building on Gilbert Drive across from Gilbert Hall.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome!

Event Type

Welcome Days, Conferences, Camps & Fairs


Office of the President


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Michele Bennett

Michele Bennett left a review 8/24/2013

I missed the went into the hospital. sounds like it was good time.

Billie Giese

Billie Giese left a positive review 8/24/2013

In my fourteen years here, I have heard from students who feel as if there is no sense of a college community at NIU. They say there is nothing going on campus that makes them feel they are important and belong here. It was great to see students and some staff/faculty out on campus enjoying the weather, food and music together. It was a fantastic social event which gives me a deeper sense that our real mission at NIU is to be student centered. Please have more events such as this during the semester. It is important to give students the feeling that we can work and play together and build a stronger, more interesting college community in DeKalb. Thanks. President Baker.

Gregory Tsao

Gregory Tsao 8/25/2013

It was a fun time, thanks! I met new people and had yummy food and even got a T-shirt. Thank you!