Saturday, September 11

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...

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...

kayaking in chicago

Paddling on the scenic Chicago River is a whole new way to experience the amazing architecture of downtown Chi-Town! The paddle is over eight miles round...

Lean Six Sigma - Yellow/Green Belt Workshop

A certificate in Lean Six Sigma prepares you to eliminate waste or inefficiency in your workplace. If you are a professional working in a hospital, a...

Crafting Community

Please join us at the Pick Museum of Anthropology to practice textile making crafts. Participants can learn or practice crocheting, knitting, weaving, and...

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 at Charleston Southern

Northern Illinois University Women's Volleyball at Charleston Southern

oa disc golf

Learn to play or compete on the disc golf course at Prairie Park. Choose between several options: take a beginner lesson, compete in single or doubles, or...

Auto Meter Competition Instruments - Job Fair

Job fair for full and part-time positions available. Giveaways and raffles.

Victor E. Huskie

Come enjoy pregame fun before Huskie Football in the yard on the west side of the stadium.

NIU Huskie

Have some fun with our photo booth set up at Northern View Community Center.

NIU Huskie

Come have some fun in our photo booth set up in the Northern View Community Center.

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...

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...

Huskie Pregame Rush

Be a part of this new Huskie tradition! Before the first home game of the year, we invite Huskies (students only) to rush the field with Victor-E, Mission...

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...

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...

Northern Illinois University Football vs Wyoming - Welcome Back Fans!

Northern Illinois University Football vs Wyoming - Welcome Back Fans! Read more about Huskie Football. See Huskie Stadium Fan Guide. 9/11 remembrance...

NIU Varsity Valorant Match

Come watch and support your Huskies as they compete in the first-ever Valorant season for the Esports Collegiate Conference! Games will be at 1 pm every...

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Virtual 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...

Whiskey Acres events during Family Weekend

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

Yellow Brick Road at the Egyptian Theatre

Enjoy "Yellow Brick Road - A Tribute to Elton John" at DeKalb's historic Egyptian Theatre.

Saturday, September 11