Events

October 27 - November 25, 2020

Tuesday, October 27

Early Voting for the General Election in Illinois

If you are registered to vote in DeKalb, you can cast your early vote in-person at Holmes Student Center in the Gallery Lounge. Remember, if you completed...

Hall-O-Week: New Hall-O-Ween Cluster Decorating Contest

New Hall students are encouraged to work with their CA or independently to decorate one of the cluster doors that their CA oversees. There will be three...

NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Online Voter Registration Assistance

Are you registered to vote? Do you have a plan for voting in our unusual circumstances this year? Check out the Huskies Vote website for more ...

Virtual Event
Paws to the Polls

Join your fellow Huskies for early voting! Students should meet at the designated places below at their designated times if they are interested in...

Spring 2021- Student Engagement Fund Application Deadline

Spring Application Deadline 11/1/2020 The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) supports undergraduate students working on faculty-mentored research and...

Fraud prevention during a pandemic

NIU Accountancy alumnus Dave Friedman and the Daily Herald news organization are hosting a webinar on October 27 at 9:00 am on fraud prevention and how the...

9 AM
Virtual Event
Well-O-Ween: Yoga

Join us for a Halloween-themed wellness week with virtual activities each day to help you de-stress and practice self-care! This event is the third one in...

9 AM
Virtual Event
"Swept Under the Rug" Exhibition

The Swept Under the Rug exhibition aims to shed light on the widespread impact of sexual violence on survivors in our local community and will create space...

Financial Literacy Program - First Year Success Series

In this presentation, we will review financial aid and student account basics and learn about upcoming financial aid and scholarship deadlines. Know how to...

10 AM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: The National Barn Dance, 1924-1933 Era

In 1923, the U.S. population was largely rural, radio was a new medium, Sears-Roebuck was a retail giant, and Julius Rosenwald decided to lock in a huge...

10 AM
Virtual Event
NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Continuum

Shown every two years, this invitational exhibit features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the...

**ONLINE** Teaching Tuesday: Creating Authentic Experiences for Your Online Course

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM When designing an online course, remember everything doesn't...

11 AM
Virtual Event
Navigating HeinOnline

HeinOnline provides several databases helpful for legal research including legal histories, law review/journals, American Law Institute, Uniform Law...

12 PM
Virtual Event
Resume Q & A

Working on your resume? Have a few questions and need some guidance? Join a virtual drop-in 30 minute group session with other NIU students led by a Career...

12:30 PM
Virtual Event
**ONLINE** Engaging College Students Using Active Learning Techniques

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Our knowledge of how students learn has grown significantly over...

Teaching Tuesdays

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Project-based learning benefits students—and can also be a point...

Finding Forward

This is a 4-session virtual workshop for anyone wanting to boost their resilience to respond to life demands, COVID-19 transitions, and painful emotions in...

1 PM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: Traveling with Waldemar through Art History

We will travel the continents, tramp the roads, and Waldemar Januszczak, British art critic, will give us (as only he can) the stories of art and artists....

1:30 PM
Virtual Event
Northern Illinois University logo

Whether you're creating your first resume or updating an existing resume, attend this one-hour workshop. You'll learn the essentials of a good resume, along...

2 PM
Virtual Event
Realizing Your Potential: The Employee’s Guide to Moving from Good to Great

Is there really a difference between being a good employee and a great one? You bet there is! And it’s a difference only you can create. Learning just a few...

2 PM
Virtual Event
STEAM Studio Fall Preview –  Minecraft Virtual World Designer

Are you interested in Minecraft, block and JavaScript programming, modifying skins, 3D development or video games? Join us for this four-session STEAM Studio...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
JobsPLUS Event - Fundamentals of Financial Planning, Professional and Personal Development, and Leadership

Learn from Northwestern Mutual – Greater Chicago’s Managing Partner Tom Goris about financial planning fundamentals, personal and professional development,...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

** ONLINE ** If you want to ensure your resume does not disappear into the abyss of the internet and actually makes its way into the hands of a human...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, 4 to 5:15 p.m. ** ONLINE ** If you want to ensure that your résumé doesn’t disappear into the abyss of the internet and actually...

Tea Tuesdays with Dean Hill

Law students - bring your favorite tea or coffee and topic of discussion to this informal virtual meeting time with Dean Hill. Come for five minutes or stay...

Graduate and Professional School Virtual Fair

Students, alumni, and community members who are interested in graduate and professional school can visit with recruiters to gather information from a variety...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Hall-O-Week: New Hall Haunted Trail

Have you ever wondered how New Hall got its name? While many have speculated, the truth is that it is named after the ghost that haunts the land New Hall...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Spooky Movie Night

Come and watch a Halloween Classic : Hocus Pocus in Sandburg Auditorium with CAB. Space is Limited. Masks are required. Learn more at...

Spooky News Segment

This will be our second event of LTA Spooktober Week. This is an educational event that discusses current events that are happening around the world. This...

Wednesday, October 28

Department of Anthropology Virtual Graduate Colloquium - Seminar

Dr. Amanda Logan, Professor at Northwestern University will give a seminar entitled "Environmental and Ethnoarchaeology of Food."

Virtual Event
Early Voting for the General Election in Illinois

If you are registered to vote in DeKalb, you can cast your early vote in-person at Holmes Student Center in the Gallery Lounge. Remember, if you completed...

Hall-O-Week: New Hall-O-Ween Cluster Decorating Contest

New Hall students are encouraged to work with their CA or independently to decorate one of the cluster doors that their CA oversees. There will be three...

NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Paws to the Polls

Join your fellow Huskies for early voting! Students should meet at the designated places below at their designated times if they are interested in...

Spring 2021- Student Engagement Fund Application Deadline

Spring Application Deadline 11/1/2020 The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) supports undergraduate students working on faculty-mentored research and...

"Swept Under the Rug" Exhibition

The Swept Under the Rug exhibition aims to shed light on the widespread impact of sexual violence on survivors in our local community and will create space...

Lifelong Learning Institute: Eight American Stories

We discuss the deeds of eight Americans: an escaped slave, an Irish rebel sentenced to death, an upper middle-class woman who founded the American Red Cross,...

10 AM
Virtual Event
NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Continuum

Shown every two years, this invitational exhibit features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the...

Ask Us Anything – Talk with NIU Career Services

Have a career planning question that needs an answer? Join this week’s Ask Us Anything session to talk with staff from NIU Career Services. We’ll describe...

11 AM
Virtual Event
Introduction to Mindfulness

Counseling and Consultation Services is providing a brief overview of mindfulness and how to apply it with a guided meditation and mindful techniques. We...

12 PM
Virtual Event
JobsPLUS Events: Interpersonal Experiences with Diversity at Work

Presented by Ruth Imose, NIU Department of Psychology. This is a virtual event. More information for accessing the event will be sent to you by email after...

12 PM
Virtual Event
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The NIU Autism Caregiver Group is virtual this year! If you would like to join our Caregiver Coffee Chat, please RSVP by emailing Allison Gladfelter at...

1 PM
Virtual Event
Resource Panel: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on Campus

Resource Panel: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on Campus Join the Pick Museum of Anthropology and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and...

1 PM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: Notables

Since its beginning, LLI has had weekly talks by experts, most often NIU faculty. We're continuing that tradition on Zoom this fall, so come join us for our...

1:30 PM
Virtual Event
**ONLINE** Wisdom Wednesday: Book Chat on Karen Costa's 99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM In a book chat, we read the book so you don’t have to! For our...

Financial Literacy Program - First Year Success Series

In this presentation, we will review financial aid and student account basics and learn about upcoming financial aid and scholarship deadlines. Know how to...

3 PM
Virtual Event
College of Education Virtual Open House

Are you exploring undergraduate program options in the NIU College of Education? Our NIU College of Education Virtual Event will be held from 4:00 to 5:30...

Department of Anthropology Virtual Graduate Colloquium - Lecture

Dr. Amanda Logan, Professor at Northwestern University will give a lecture entitled "Excavating Histories of Food Security in Africa".

5 PM
Virtual Event
Northern Illinois University logo

Learn to prepare for internship and job interviews by attending this one-hour workshop. We’ll cover steps to take before, during, and after the interview,...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
NIU Illustration Visiting Artist Talk - Gawki

Ki, a biracial, poly-am, pan, vegetarian, indie artist who focuses primarily on creating content that reflects what it’s like being these, dabbles in fantasy...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Well-O-Ween: Paint Night

Join us for a Halloween-themed wellness week with virtual activities each day to help you de-stress and practice self-care! This event is the fourth one in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
STEM Fest - The Science Behind Haunted Houses

In haunted houses, as in theater, there’s a fine line between pretend and real. For a good “scare” to work, the central nervous system must be tricked into...

Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Say BOO to Cancer!

This will be our third event of LTA Spooktober Week. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for our national philanthropy, St. Jude Children's...

Hall-O-Week: Stevenson Journey to Candyland

A Sweet Treat Scavenger Hunt in Stevenson! Contact: Elbia Del Llano (edellano1@niu.edu) and Lindsey Komes (lkomes1@niu.edu). This event is only open to...

Thursday, October 29

Early Voting for the General Election in Illinois

If you are registered to vote in DeKalb, you can cast your early vote in-person at Holmes Student Center in the Gallery Lounge. Remember, if you completed...

Hall-O-Week: New Hall-O-Ween Cluster Decorating Contest

New Hall students are encouraged to work with their CA or independently to decorate one of the cluster doors that their CA oversees. There will be three...

NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Paws to the Polls

Join your fellow Huskies for early voting! Students should meet at the designated places below at their designated times if they are interested in...

Spring 2021- Student Engagement Fund Application Deadline

Spring Application Deadline 11/1/2020 The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) supports undergraduate students working on faculty-mentored research and...

Dissertation Defense - Daniel Strissel

"A Rasch Analysis of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale - Adapted for Children." Dr. Julia Ogg

"Swept Under the Rug" Exhibition

The Swept Under the Rug exhibition aims to shed light on the widespread impact of sexual violence on survivors in our local community and will create space...

Dean of Students Virtual Open Office Hours

The Dean of Students wants to hear from you! Stop by for virtual open office hours with Dr. Kelly Wesener Michael from the Division of Student...

10 AM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: Election Year Politics: 2020 Edition

There were the usual — and unusual — primaries and conventions, but this election year is truly unique, thanks to COVID-19. We’ll start with a look back at...

10 AM
Virtual Event
Social Justice Town Hall: Whiteness and the Construction of Race

These town halls will discuss the construction of race, how whiteness is manifested in society, and how these ideas are duplicated by systems of oppression.

11 AM
Virtual Event
Budgeting

In this workshop, participants will understand the value of creating a budget and learn strategies to build a simple budget and pay off debt. Participants...

12 PM
Virtual Event
Financial Literacy Program - First Year Success Series

In this presentation, we will review financial aid and student account basics and learn about upcoming financial aid and scholarship deadlines. Know how to...

12 PM
Virtual Event
CODE 2 Workshops - First Year Success Series

Our First Year Success Series will be partnering with Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusionon offering CODE workshops for our first year students to...

1 PM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: The Truth and Life of Myth

Typically, we dismiss wild rumors, fake cures, and crackpot claims by labeling them “myths,” meaning that only fools and frauds insist they are true. Calling...

1:30 PM
Virtual Event
 Virtual Info Session - M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs

Come to a virtual info session hosted by Cristian Baeza, a current second year student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs M.S.Ed. program at NIU....

Technology Thursday

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Timely feedback is essential for learning, and Bb Annotate is...

JobsPLUS Event: Communiversity Leadership Series - Corinne Haviley

This is a virtual event. More information for accessing the event will be sent to you by email after registering. Virtual Communiversity Leadership Series in...

3 PM
Virtual Event
Department of Biological Sciences - Virtual Graduate Colloquium - Seminar - Dr. Solny Adalsteinsson

Dr. Solny Adalsteinsson, Tyson research center, will be speaking on "Effects of prescribed fire on the ecology of tick-borne disease." Host: Erin Rowland...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
STEAM Studio Fall Preview –  Minecraft Virtual World Designer

Are you interested in Minecraft, block and JavaScript programming, modifying skins, 3D development or video games? Join us for this four-session STEAM Studio...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM **ONLINE** The job market has never been more challenging due...

Campus

**ONLINE** The job market has never been more challenging due to COVID-19. So how can you stand out when applying for jobs? You need to make it easy for...

4 PM
Virtual Event
MPA Alumni and Friends Topgolf Event

Join MPA Alumni and friends for an evening of food, fun and golf at Topgolf in Schaumburg.

10th Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition

Come participate in Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity Inc. and Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. 10th Annual Pumpkin Carving Competition! Teams are made up to three...

Noche De Calaveras Event Flyer

Join the LRC paint some calaveras in honor of Dia de Los Muertos on Thursday, October 29th at 5:00pm via Microsoft Teams. Open for all from beginner to...

Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Well-O-Ween: Movie & Mindfulness

Join us for a Halloween-themed wellness week with virtual activities each day to help you de-stress and practice self-care! This event is the final one in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Hall-O-Week: Northern View Howl-O-Night

Join the Northern View Community Council for pumpkin painting and decorating, Halloween bingo, Halloween Treats and more! This event is only open to NVC...

Rocket League: NIU Varsity Esports vs. Miami University

Get ready for more action as NIU Huskie Gamers take on Miami University of Ohio in the next Esports Collegiate Conference Rocket League Tournament. Games...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Elena Stavropoulos, Junior Piano Recital-Limited Seating

Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13, Pathetique by Ludwig van Beethoven Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio ...

Feminism Through the Arts

This will be our fourth event of LTA Spooktober Week. The event will consist of a presentation that discusses powerful women and analyzes different...

Friday, October 30

Deadline for Annual Employee Ethics Training

The state of Illinois mandates all classifications of university employees on active status, including employees on sabbatical and educational leaves, to...

Early Voting for the General Election in Illinois

If you are registered to vote in DeKalb, you can cast your early vote in-person at Holmes Student Center in the Gallery Lounge. Remember, if you completed...

Hall-O-Week: New Hall-O-Ween Cluster Decorating Contest

New Hall students are encouraged to work with their CA or independently to decorate one of the cluster doors that their CA oversees. There will be three...

NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Nominations for Honorary Doctoral Degrees Deadline

Nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University are now being accepted. Awarding an honorary degree is an...

Virtual Event
Paws to the Polls

Join your fellow Huskies for early voting! Students should meet at the designated places below at their designated times if they are interested in...

Spring 2021- Student Engagement Fund Application Deadline

Spring Application Deadline 11/1/2020 The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) supports undergraduate students working on faculty-mentored research and...

Huskie Pride Corn Maze at Jonamac Orchard

Jonamac Orchard is helping NIU celebrate our 125th Anniversary with this a massive 10-acre #HuskiePride corn maze. Open every weekend through October 31....

"Swept Under the Rug" Exhibition

The Swept Under the Rug exhibition aims to shed light on the widespread impact of sexual violence on survivors in our local community and will create space...

Students in class

Students may choose to enroll in a University Honors course through an In-Course Contract (ICC) when there is neither an available Honors course nor a...

10 AM
Virtual Event
NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Continuum

Shown every two years, this invitational exhibit features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the...

Department of Communication Virtual Graduate Colloquium - Lecture

Dr. Jan Krawitz, Professor at Stanford University will give a lecture entitled ""Documentary Film-Making and the Unpredictable Narrative."

2 PM
Virtual Event
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Virtual Graduate Colloquium - Seminar

Dr. Zhibin Deng, Professor at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences will give a seminar entitled "The Quadratic Programming Problem and Applications in...

2 PM
Virtual Event
Free Fitness Friday - Butts & Guts

Strength and resistance training focused on developing a strong core and lower body. Weights are not required but you can use dumbbells, water bottles, books...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Hall-O-Week: Neptune and Gilbert Spooky Stories and S'mores

Gather around the fire, it’s time for Ghost Stories! Neptune and Gilbert Residence Hall wants to hear all your spooky ghost stories while spending time with...

NIU Recreation Pop Up Shop

Visit the first session of our Pop-up Shop inside the main floor of the Holmes Student Center near the Hotel Desk and fireplace from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday,...

Trick or Treat Hunt

Join NIU Outdoor Adventures for a night of fun and shenanigans starting at 7 p.m., Oct. 30 in the MLK Commons next to the Holmes Student Center. Find us on...

Halloween Fest in the HSC

Join for Halloween Fest Weekend Activities in the HSC All Halloween Fest in the HSC events have limited registration per event space, per time slot....

Roberto De Leon, Junior Percussion Recital-Limited Seating

Sonata no. 1 for Timpani and Piano (1970) by Alfred Cirone Backpacker by Michael Aukofer Funk no. II by Todd Ukena Some Things (2013) by Eric...

Saturday, October 31

Deadline for Employee Cybersecurity Awareness Training

NIU employees are required to participate in annual security training to be compliant with state and federal regulations as well as university policies. NIU...

Early Voting for the General Election in Illinois

If you are registered to vote in DeKalb, you can cast your early vote in-person at Holmes Student Center in the Gallery Lounge. Remember, if you completed...

NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Northern Illinois University Football vs Buffalo

Northern Illinois University Football vs Buffalo https://niuhuskies.com/calendar.aspx?id=11882

Spring 2021- Student Engagement Fund Application Deadline

Spring Application Deadline 11/1/2020 The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) supports undergraduate students working on faculty-mentored research and...

Huskie Pride Corn Maze at Jonamac Orchard

Jonamac Orchard is helping NIU celebrate our 125th Anniversary with this a massive 10-acre #HuskiePride corn maze. Open every weekend through October 31....

STEM Fest Celebration 2020 

STEM Fest Celebration 2020 STEM Fest 2020 ends with a live virtual celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020, hosted in partnership with the NIU...

10 AM
Virtual Event
NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Continuum

Shown every two years, this invitational exhibit features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the...

STEMFest Chat with an Expert: Esports

Are you curious about what esports is and how to become an esports team member? Join NIU Esports team members and managers online at STEM Fest 2020. Ask them...

12:10 PM
Virtual Event
Hall-O-Week: Creepy Cookie Decorating

RHA and Campus Dining are inviting you to decorate cookies for Halloween! No tricks! Just some sweet treats! Limited to residents of the residence hall...

Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Halloween Fest in the HSC

Join for Halloween Fest Weekend Activities in the HSC All Halloween Fest in the HSC events have limited registration per event space, per time slot....

Sunday, November 1

Early Voting for the General Election in Illinois

If you are registered to vote in DeKalb, you can cast your early vote in-person at Holmes Student Center in the Gallery Lounge. Remember, if you completed...

NIU Online Career Training Courses

Online Career Training Courses (Available throughout the year) We offer a range of online career training courses in that provide a flexible way to learn or...

NIU Online Enrichment and Professional Development Courses

Online Hobby and Skill Courses We offer a variety of online courses that can help you learn a new hobby or skill. You can choose from nearly 500 courses...

NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Spring 2021- Student Engagement Fund Application Deadline

Spring Application Deadline 11/1/2020 The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) supports undergraduate students working on faculty-mentored research and...

Standup Paddleboard Yoga

Come experience standup paddleboard (SUP) and practice yoga on the board in the pool. SUP is a growing activity that can be challenging at first but is tons...

Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Student Government Association Senate Meeting

Weekly Student Government Assocation Senate Meeting. For any questions please contact Brad Beyer at bbeyer1@niu.edu. Members of the public can register for...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Monday, November 2

Early Voting for the General Election in Illinois

If you are registered to vote in DeKalb, you can cast your early vote in-person at Holmes Student Center in the Gallery Lounge. Remember, if you completed...

From today until the end of the semester, a course withdrawal or semester withdrawal will be granted for undergraduates at the discretion and with the permission of their college advising office or the Academic Advising Office (Fall 2020)

Academic Advising Office for those students with no college affiliation through December 5 (classes end).

NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Worldwide College Tour Virtual Fair

Come meet the International Admissions representative. All virtual fairs are open for everyone interested in an international education. We welcome all...

11 AM
Virtual Event
Students in class

Students may choose to enroll in a University Honors course through an In-Course Contract (ICC) when there is neither an available Honors course nor a...

11:30 AM
Virtual Event
Mini-Mindfulness Mondays with Professor Rigertas

Take a little break and join Professor Rigertas today from 12:30-12:50 for a short mindfulness exercise. There will be a session each Monday from October...

12:30 PM
Virtual Event
CISLL Fall Virtual Writing Retreats

Join us for a virtual CISLL writing retreat on Mondays afternoons! Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 pm (10/26, 11/9, 11/23) Mondays 3:00- 4:00 pm (11/2, 11/16,...

STEAM Studio - Become a Weather Forecaster

Before satellites and advanced radar, weather forecasts were made by understanding cloud formations and wind directions. As a beginning weather forecaster,...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
STEAM Studio - Find your Voice: Digital Media Careers

In Find Your Voice, you become an online creator. This session takes you through the process of identifying your creative voice and refining your public...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
STEAM Studio - Make Your Art Move

Take your artwork to a new level by adding movement. In this at-home workshop, learn how to use cams, levers, the wind and your own muscle power to bring...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
STEAM Studio - Nature Studies and Expression

Discover how nature inspired some of the greatest writers and artists. Uncover the diversity of life in your backyard or nearby park. Nature Studies and...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
STEAM Studio - Rube Goldberg Machines

Inspired by the drawings of the famous illustrator, this course introduces the concepts of simple machines and energy so students can build their own Rube...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
STEAM Studio - Science + Fiction: Future Telling

Saving the World One Sci-Fi Story at a Time! Writers, innovators, and STEM experts use their curiosity and creativity to imagine and create a better world....

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
Coping Through COVID-19: Tackling Procrastination Webinar

Prioritize your wellness, your mental health, your physical health…Prioritize YOU with self-care! Join our FREE self-care webinar series, called Coping...

4 PM
Virtual Event
JobsPLUS Event: Intrapersonal Experiences with Diversity at Work

Presented by Rob Keating, NIU Department of Psychology. This is a virtual event. More information for accessing the event will be sent to you by email after...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Tuesday, November 3

Election Day (University Closed) (Fall 2020)

Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law in June declaring Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, a state holiday for 2020. NIU will observe the paid holiday by closing...

NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Illinois General Election (Illinois Holiday - No Classes)

If you are registered to vote in DeKalb County and are living on campus, you will vote at the Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center on campus. The Holmes...

Election Day Help from Faculty and Staff

NIU faculty and staff will be available on Election Day to help students if they have any questions about voting, registering to vote at their polling place,...

7 AM
Virtual Event
"Swept Under the Rug" Exhibition

The Swept Under the Rug exhibition aims to shed light on the widespread impact of sexual violence on survivors in our local community and will create space...

Lifelong Learning Institute: The National Barn Dance, 1924-1933 Era

In 1923, the U.S. population was largely rural, radio was a new medium, Sears-Roebuck was a retail giant, and Julius Rosenwald decided to lock in a huge...

10 AM
Virtual Event
NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Continuum

Shown every two years, this invitational exhibit features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the...

Worldwide College Tour Virtual Fair

Come meet the International Admissions representative. All virtual fairs are open for everyone interested in an international education. We welcome all...

11 AM
Virtual Event
Finding Forward

This is a 4-session virtual workshop for anyone wanting to boost their resilience to respond to life demands, COVID-19 transitions, and painful emotions in...

1 PM
Virtual Event
Mission in library

The University Honors Program offers regularly scheduled workshops on the logistics of completing a Senior Capstone. In the semester prior to enrollment,...

1 PM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: Traveling with Waldemar through Art History

We will travel the continents, tramp the roads, and Waldemar Januszczak, British art critic, will give us (as only he can) the stories of art and artists....

1:30 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM ** ONLINE ** Job interviews have shifted to being virtual in...

Campus

** ONLINE ** Job interviews have shifted to being virtual in response to COVID-19. How much experience have you had with online interviews? What can you do...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Tea Tuesdays with Dean Hill

Law students - bring your favorite tea or coffee and topic of discussion to this informal virtual meeting time with Dean Hill. Come for five minutes or stay...

Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Wednesday, November 4

Employee Assistance Program Post-Election Debrief Sessions

The months and weeks leading up to this Election Day have been some of the most contentious in history. Even after the winner has been announced, you may...

Virtual Event
NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

The Lettering and Calligraphy of W. A. Dwiggins

Visiting Artist Lecture with Paul Shaw, calligrapher, type designer, and design historian. Learn more here:...

9:30 AM
Virtual Event
"Swept Under the Rug" Exhibition

The Swept Under the Rug exhibition aims to shed light on the widespread impact of sexual violence on survivors in our local community and will create space...

Lifelong Learning Institute: Eight American Stories

We discuss the deeds of eight Americans: an escaped slave, an Irish rebel sentenced to death, an upper middle-class woman who founded the American Red Cross,...

10 AM
Virtual Event
NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Continuum

Shown every two years, this invitational exhibit features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the...

Worldwide College Tour Virtual Fair

Come meet the International Admissions representative. All virtual fairs are open for everyone interested in an international education. We welcome all...

11 AM
Virtual Event
Introduction to Mindfulness

Counseling and Consultation Services is providing a brief overview of mindfulness and how to apply it with a guided meditation and mindful techniques. We...

12 PM
Virtual Event
JobsPLUS Event: Intrapersonal Experiences with Diversity at Work

Presented by Rob Keating, NIU Department of Psychology. This is a virtual event. More information for accessing the event will be sent to you by email after...

12 PM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: Notables

Since its beginning, LLI has had weekly talks by experts, most often NIU faculty. We're continuing that tradition on Zoom this fall, so come join us for our...

1:30 PM
Virtual Event
“Certainty During Uncertainty”

As we move through “uncertain” and “unprecedented” times and the “new normal” may feel as if it eludes us this presentation is intended to be a discussion...

2 PM
Virtual Event
NIU Transforms into an Electronic Century

This lecture will feature guest speaker Herb Kuryliw and will explore the evolution of technology at NIU and how it can change the future. Herb Kuryliw is...

3 PM
Virtual Event
ETRA Graduate Student Association Coffee Hour

Supporting Online Learning in a Post-Pandemic World, presented by Jason Rhode, Ph.D. Jason Rhode serves as an Executive Director of the Center for...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Night Hike

Join the Taft staff in exploring what types of animals wander around the woods at night! We will explore our senses and see which ones help us in the dark. ...

Northern Illinois University Football vs Buffalo

Northern Illinois University Football vs Buffalo TV: ESPN2 https://niuhuskies.com/calendar.aspx?id=11930

Wednesday Night Wisdom with Jasbir Patel

Jasbir Patel, MBA ’07, HIST ’96 - Patel, a two time NIU alumnus, is a thoughtful innovative senior executive. His career trajectory has taken him from stock...

Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Papers for the People: A Dime Novel Symposium

NIU, in coordination with Villanova University, will be hosting a virtual symposium on the dime novel on Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th...

6:30 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, November 5

Employee Assistance Program Post-Election Debrief Sessions

The months and weeks leading up to this Election Day have been some of the most contentious in history. Even after the winner has been announced, you may...

Virtual Event
NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Operating Staff Council General Meeting

The Operating Staff Council meets the first Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be accessible via Teams

9 AM
Virtual Event
"Swept Under the Rug" Exhibition

The Swept Under the Rug exhibition aims to shed light on the widespread impact of sexual violence on survivors in our local community and will create space...

**ONLINE** Blackboard Digital Teaching Symposium

Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM With the next generation of online courses now well underway,...

CODE 2 Workshops - First Year Success Series

Our First Year Success Series will be partnering with Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusionon offering CODE workshops for our first year students to...

10 AM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: Election Year Politics: 2020 Edition

There were the usual — and unusual — primaries and conventions, but this election year is truly unique, thanks to COVID-19. We’ll start with a look back at...

10 AM
Virtual Event
Social Justice Town Hall: Decolonize Your Mind

These town halls will discuss colonization, American imperialism, and how to combat these pervasive forces to decolonize your mind and work and center...

11 AM
Virtual Event
Worldwide College Tour Virtual Fair

Come meet the International Admissions representative. All virtual fairs are open for everyone interested in an international education. We welcome all...

11 AM
Virtual Event
Lifelong Learning Institute: The Truth and Life of Myth

Typically, we dismiss wild rumors, fake cures, and crackpot claims by labeling them “myths,” meaning that only fools and frauds insist they are true. Calling...

1:30 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM ** ONLINE ** Learn how to use NIU’s interactive Dashboard to...

Department of History Virtual Graduate Colloquium - Lecture

Dr. Rebecca Shumway, Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will give a lecture entitled "Atlantic Creoles and Africian Nationalists in 19th Century...

3:30 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

** ONLINE ** Learn how to use NIU’s interactive Dashboard to find tailored career information based on the current labor market. The Dashboard is unique in...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Students studying

Accounting Internship Preparation Program: January 6-8, 2021 Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 9, 2020 www.icpas.org/mtww Do you see a future in...

5 PM
Virtual Event
Rocket League: NIU Varsity Esports vs. University of Toledo

NIU's Varsity Rocket League team competes against University of Toledo in the Esports Collegiate Conference. Games start at 6 p.m. and will be streamed live...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Sister Circle

Sister Circles are spaces for women and nonbinary students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to talk, listen, and simply exist amongst each...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Table Tennis League

Registration is from Oct. 5 - Oct. 23, $7 per person, Wednesday/Thursday nights starting Oct. 28th Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information,...

3-Point Tournament

Free to join! Registration is from Oct. 12 - Nov. 5. Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Madden '21 League

FREE to play! This league is completely virtual. Registration is from October 5 - October 23 Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Kickball League

Registration is from Sept. 28 - Oct. 15, $50/team, Monday and Tuesday nights Register on IMLeagues using your Z-ID For information, visit...

Papers for the People: A Dime Novel Symposium

NIU, in coordination with Villanova University, will be hosting a virtual symposium on the dime novel on Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th...

6:30 PM
Virtual Event
Election 2020 Post-Mortem:  Ask NIU Experts

After the election has ended on Nov. 3, a roundtable of faculty from NIU's Department of Political Science and the College of Law will answer your questions...

7 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, November 6

Employee Assistance Program Post-Election Debrief Sessions

The months and weeks leading up to this Election Day have been some of the most contentious in history. Even after the winner has been announced, you may...

Virtual Event
NIU 125 Years logo

NIU’s 125th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout calendar year 2020. Throughout the year there will be anniversary-themed events, including...

Nature Tot Time

During this program we will head outdoors for nature discovery time. Bring out your tot’s wild side by spending some time with us in the forest! Dress for...