Altgeld Hall

Dating back to when NIU first opened its doors in 1899, Altgeld Hall is the oldest building on campus. Altgeld contains a variety of offices including First- & Second-Year Experience, Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and the President’s Office, as well as the NIU Art Museum.

595 College Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Upcoming Events

First Impressions Networking Night

On Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m., students are invited to practice their networking and communication skills during “First Impressions Networking Night”...

10/5, 6 PM
Smash from the Past - Retro Gaming and Smash Tournament

Join our retro game night featuring a special Homecoming Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament! Watch or compete in the tournament. Play retro games from the last...

10/5, 7 PM
Black Alumni Variety Show

Come see your favorites from back in the day. This talent show will feature a special guest host, other artists and your favorite alumni performers.

10/7, 7 PM
Victor E outside Altgeld Hall

The Second Annual NIU Homecoming Brunch, hosted by the NIU Alumni Association and NIU Foundation, will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Oct. 8...

10/8, 9:30 AM
James E. Ransome

With his 30-year career as a children's book illustrator James E. Ransome will examine how pictures are worth a thousand words. The picture book format is a...

10/13, 6 PM

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Lynn left a positive review 12/2/2019

A lovely experience. Renews my faith that NIU has so many good people filled with integrity!


Simon left a review 10/10/2019

I think it was a good overview, but we didn’t spend any time, save for one persons question, on how to actually DEAL with when a committee person who clearly has implicit bias issues.

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Altgeld Hall posted a photo 10/6/2017