Events

Friday, September 10

10% off at Byers Brewing Company in DeKalb

Wear your Huskie Gear for 10% off at Byers Brewing Company in DeKalb during Family Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10 to 12.

10% off at The Forge in Sycamore

Wear your Huskie Gear for 10% off at The Forge in Sycamore during Family Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10 to 12.

2021 Flournory Engagement Award Nomination

Do you know a faculty, staff, student, alumni or community member who strives to make NIU an inclusive place for all? Nominate them for the engagement award...

Virtual Event
9/11 Commemorative Flag installation

Approximately 3,000 American flags will be placed in the MLK Commons grass area representing those who lost their lives on 9/11, including flags from each...

Family Weekend

Families are a part of our Huskie pack, too! We are so excited to welcome our Huskie Families back to campus September 10-12 for Family Weekend. See all...

Intuitive Eating Workshop

Take back your joy of eating and learn strategies to heal your relationship with food and your body. An NIU nutrition graduate student will guide you through...

Northern Illinois University Men's Tennis vs River Forest Collegiate Invitational

Northern Illinois University Men's Tennis vs River Forest Collegiate Invitational https://niuhuskies.com/calendar.aspx?id=15452

Poster exhibition: September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World

This educational exhibition recounts the events of September 11, 2001, through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told...

Victor E. Huskie

During Family Weekends, Huskies' family members can access NIU's Student Recreation Center facilities for free with their student, or at a discount if they...

Jonamac Orchard Hours During Family Weekend

Everyone's favorite local apple orchard will be open every day during NIU's Family Weekend. Take the family for a visit on the farm to enjoy live music and...

Northern Illinois University Women's Volleyball vs Bethune-Cookman

Northern Illinois University Women's Volleyball vs Bethune-Cookman https://niuhuskies.com/calendar.aspx?id=15280

Homeschool Survival Class

Want to learn how to build your own shelter using only sticks and leaves? How can you build a fire without any matches? Learn all this and more in our...

Students in dining hall

Campus Dining Services is thrilled to welcome you and your Huskie(s) to Family Weekend. As a welcome gift, we’d like to invite you to eat at Neptune Dining...

Crimson Days: The Early Story of NIU exhibit

Crimson Days: The Early History of NIU details and commemorates the founding of NIU in 1895. The exhibit runs March 17 - Dec. 5. Come see the exhibit in the...

NIU Huskie

Joining us for Family Weekend? Get off to a great start at the check-in table where we can provide you with resources, tips and tricks, giveaways and more.

Lincoln Laureate Nominations Deadline

Annually, an outstanding undergraduate senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is chosen to receive the...

Reflections on the morning of 9/11/2001 and its aftermath

Join the Huskie community in commemorating the events of September 11, 2001 by attending a panel discussion about the tragedy and it's lasting impact. ...

Luciana Abait, Black Sky, 2018. Photograph on cotton rag paper, from the Displacement Series. (30” x 40”). Courtesy the artist.

The work of ten artists including one from the Museum’s permanent collection are presented in an examination of the global humanitarian crises as displaced...

Photograph of Karen Refugee Camp at the Thai Border by Darby Findley.

This exhibition is based on work done by NIU PhD and MA students who either lived within the refugee camps along the Burma-Thai border or who worked with...

College of Education Family Event

Attention all College of Education majors and families! You are invited to stop by the CoE Office for Student Success (Gabel 138) anytime Friday between 1pm...

9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration Event

Twenty years ago, we lost nearly 3,000 people in the Sept. 11 attacks. Twenty years later, our world is still impacted by the events of that day. Join us by...

Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Colloquium - Virtual Lecture

Dr. Julie Klinger, Professor, University of Delware will give a lecture entitled "Past and Present Environmetal Footprints."

3 PM
Virtual Event
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences Graduate Colloquium - Virtual Seminar

Dr. Guy Paxman, Professor, Columbia University will give a seminar entitled "Subglacial Landscapes in Antarctica and Greenland: Hidden Insights Into Past...

3 PM
Virtual Event
NIU Esports Retro Gaming Nights in the Library

Want to play video games of the past and possibly even try something new? Join us Fridays in the lower level of Founders Memorial Library for open play on...

Department of Physics Graduate Colloquium - Virtual Seminar

Dr. Jonathan Lunine, Professor, Cornell University will give a seminar entitled "The Search for Life in the Outer Solar System."

Free Fitness Friday - Rec Group Fitness

Join us every Friday for a Free Group Fitness class! Sign-up online to attend! go.niu.edu/GroupFit 8/27/2021 - Danceworks9/3/2021 - Strong and...

Albany Park neighborhood

Chicago's Albany Park, home to various refugee and migrant groups throughout its long history, has been shaped by the achievements and contributions of the...

5 PM
Virtual Event
NIU Huskie

Have some fun with our photo booth set up at Stevenson Central.

First State Bank Opening Day 5K

Hey Huskie fans! Lace up your sneakers because nine runners (the top three finishing students, women and men) will each receive: Two tickets to NIU's first...

Mission outside

Bring your friends and family to watch Moana in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium! Showings at 5 p.m. or 11 p.m.

Northern Illinois University Women's Volleyball vs The Citadel

Northern Illinois University Women's Volleyball vs The Citadel https://niuhuskies.com/calendar.aspx?id=15281

NIU Huskie

This 5K race will be held immediately following the opening NIU Cross Country meet at The North 40, which is the official NIU Cross Country course located...

Whiskey Acres events during Family Weekend

Enjoy a different food truck and muscial performance each night throughout Family Weekend at Whiskey Acres in DeKalb.

NIU Huskie

Immediately following the 5K, families are invited to hospitality tent with beverages, finger foods and NIU swag. President Lisa Freerman and Provost Beth...

Meet and Greet with the Provost and President

Meet Executive Vice President and Provost Beth Ingram and NIU President Lisa Freeman at this Family Weekend event.

lagoon rentals

All families are welcome to take a paddle on NIU’s East Lagoon. Stop by or register in advance for on-site hourly rentals on Friday evening and Sunday...

NIU Huskie

Come to New Hall and enjoy activities for your whole crew at Family Weekend.

NIU Huskie

Whether you are coming from the 5K, or just starting your Family Weekend journey, head to the lower Den for a FREE game of bowling during our Glow Bowl.

Northern Illinois University Men's Soccer vs #18 Marquette

Northern Illinois University Men's Soccer vs Marquette Streaming Video. niuhuskies.com/calendar.aspx?id=15331

campfire at west lagoon

Join NIU Outdoor Adventures for a Friday night campfire at the West Lagoon! A campfire is a favorite symbolic element of the outdoor adventure experience and...

Mission outside

Bring your friends and family to watch Moana in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium! Showings at 5 p.m. or 11 p.m.

Friday, September 10