Events

August 10 - September 8, 2020

Monday, August 10

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...

Summer Learning Opportunities at Danfoss

Engage with technology and business leaders at Danfoss over the summer through seminars, mentoring, and project-based training. Interested in next steps?...

Virtual Event

Tuesday, August 11

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...

Summer Learning Opportunities at Danfoss

Engage with technology and business leaders at Danfoss over the summer through seminars, mentoring, and project-based training. Interested in next steps?...

Virtual Event
Stargazing with NIU – In Person and Online

Join the NIU STEAM team for a dazzling evening of stargazing and viewing of the annual Perseid meteor shower – with outdoor in-person and live-streaming...

Wednesday, August 12

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...

Summer Learning Opportunities at Danfoss

Engage with technology and business leaders at Danfoss over the summer through seminars, mentoring, and project-based training. Interested in next steps?...

Virtual Event

Thursday, August 13

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...

Summer Learning Opportunities at Danfoss

Engage with technology and business leaders at Danfoss over the summer through seminars, mentoring, and project-based training. Interested in next steps?...

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...

2 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, August 14

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...

Summer Learning Opportunities at Danfoss

Engage with technology and business leaders at Danfoss over the summer through seminars, mentoring, and project-based training. Interested in next steps?...

Virtual Event
Dissertation Defense - Emily Padgett (REMOTE)

"An Online Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindful Parenting Among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Dr. Laura Pittman

CISLL Virtual Writing Retreats 2nd & 4th Fridays 2-3 pm

Join us for a virtual CISLL writing retreat on The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Access information will be emailed prior to each...

2 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, August 15

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...

Summer Learning Opportunities at Danfoss

Engage with technology and business leaders at Danfoss over the summer through seminars, mentoring, and project-based training. Interested in next steps?...

Virtual Event

Sunday, August 16

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...

Monday, August 17

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...

Tuesday, August 18

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...

Campus

**ONLINE** This workshop will examine the purpose of candidacy/comprehensive exams and include strategies to consider as you prepare for them and write your...

4 PM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, August 19

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...

Welcome Tents

Orientation Leaders will be available to greet new students and families as they arrive on campus for move-in. Feel free to stop by, say hello, and ask any...

Jewel Jamboree

Take a break and come visit our local Jewel for hot deals, tons of freebies, along with a live DJ! with small giveaways and coupons! Before you start...

Meet Your UNIV Educator!

Welcome to your UNIV course! Get ready to meet your fellow classmates and Educator live prior to the first day of classes. Be sure to check your NIU email...

3 PM
Virtual Event
Alternative Diet Session

We want your dining experience to be the best it can be. We strongly encourage all students with food allergies, intolerances or other medical diets to...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Honors Hacks: Tips for Academic Success at NIU

This event is a virtual panel discussion for transfer students. The panel will include faculty from a variety of colleges on campus, staff, and current...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

**ONLINE** Designed in response to increased demand for electronic communication and a more pervasive online presence, this workshop will explore...

4 PM
Virtual Event
 Commuter & Off-Campus Programs Virtual Live Town Hall

At NIU, we know many students will drive to campus for classes or live off-campus. Commuter and Off-Campus Programs assists these students and helps them as...

5:30 PM
Virtual Event
Wednesday Night Wisdom with Erek Benz -MKTG '08

The Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Business has launched an online speaker series, Wednesday Night Wisdom, to keep students, alumni and...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Future Telling Science + Fiction Webinars: This is Your Brain on Sci-Fi

Celebrate the connections between STEM and storytelling in these fun, fast-paced and free webinars. Whether you’re a writer, educator or scientist, you’ll...

6:30 PM
Virtual Event
NIU Trivia Night

Orientation Leaders will host an NIU-themed trivia as part of your introduction to becoming a new Huskie! You will be able to test your knowledge on NIU...

7 PM
Virtual Event
Introduction to NIU E-Sports

Join members of the NIU Esports community on Discord to learn more about NIU Esports! From varsity teams and a student-run sport club to an Esports Special...

8 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, August 20

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...

Move More - Fitness Class

Tune in on RecWell's Facebook page for live work out sessions to help kick start your day! Thursday's work out will focus on core and Friday's will be a...

8 AM
Virtual Event
Board of Trustees (BOT) Meeting - Live stream now available

The Board of Trustees meeting is available to be viewed as a live stream in Microsoft Teams. To view specifics about each board meeting, visit...

9 AM
Virtual Event
Welcome Tents

Orientation Leaders will be available to greet new students and families as they arrive on campus for move-in. Feel free to stop by, say hello, and ask any...

DeKalb Welcome and Community Tour!

DeKalb is excited to welcome you to your new college hometown. Community leaders will greet you with a warm DeKalb welcome and guide you on a 30-minute tour...

Huskies Tell All: Student Panel Discussion

Come hear student leaders share firsthand tips and tricks about getting involved! We will have student leaders from across campus representing Athletics,...

12 PM
Virtual Event
Honors Retreat at the Lagoon!

Join our in-person Honors Retreat, hosted outside at the Lagoon! You will have the opportunity to meet honors staff, other honors students, and have some...

Jewel Jamboree

Take a break and come visit our local Jewel for hot deals, tons of freebies, along with a live DJ! with small giveaways and coupons! Before you start...

Social Media Smarts: Tips for New Huskies

Social media is a powerful tool. It can help you form communities, share your talents and find a job. As you reach for your dreams at NIU and after...

2:30 PM
Virtual Event
Honors Retreat at the Lagoon!

Join our in-person Honors Retreat, hosted outside at the Lagoon! You will have the opportunity to meet honors staff, other honors students, and have some...

 Center for Student Assistance Virtual Live Tour and Q&A

The Center for Student Assistance is a one-stop student services office in the Campus Life Building. During this session you'll explore the many aspects of...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Dissertation Defense - April Hughes (REMOTE)

"Examining Secondary English Language Arts Teachers' Determination, Selection, and Planning for the Use of Complex Text." Dr. Elizabeth Wilkins

Campus

**ONLINE** This workshop will examine the general characteristics of a proposal, the proposal defense process, and the steps for applying for an IRB if it is...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Engineering technology students working on a vertical farming project at the BEAMM lab.

Join representatives from the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology for a one-hour virtual peek into what we have to offer and why we are ranked...

6 PM
Virtual Event
Esport Virtual Drop-in Hours

From League of Legends and Overwatch to Valorant and Rocket League, everyone with an interest in competitive video gaming has a spot at NIU Esports! Drop-in...

8 PM
Virtual Event
SGA Movie Night: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Northern Illinois University Student Government Association has sponsored two free movie nights during Week of Welcome and welcomes all to join! The...

Friday, August 21

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...

Move More - Fitness Class

Tune in on RecWell's Facebook page for live work out sessions to help kick start your day! Thursday's work out will focus on core and Friday's will be a...

8 AM
Virtual Event
Welcome Tents

Orientation Leaders will be available to greet new students and families as they arrive on campus for move-in. Feel free to stop by, say hello, and ask any...

Honors Hacks: Tips for Academic Success at NIU

This event is a virtual panel discussion for freshman students. The panel will include faculty from a variety of colleges on campus as well our University...

9:30 AM
Virtual Event
College of Business Virtual Reception

Join us for the COB Kickoff Celebration and Connections Event for some fun, information, and time to connect with the COB! This virtual event will: Take...

11 AM
Virtual Event
College of Education Virtual Reception

Dean’s Welcome: 11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Small Group Break-Out Rooms: 11:15 a.m. New students will break off into small groups with at least two current COE...

11 AM
Virtual Event
College of Engineering & Engineering Technology Virtual Reception

Dean's welcomeCEET Director of Advising presentationDepartmental Chairs presentationsTour of Laboratories Student panel/CEET Org. Leaders presentationsGive...

11 AM
Virtual Event
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Virtual Reception

Most of NIU's students major in the Liberal Arts and Sciences or at the very least take courses in the college. This virtual event will introduce you to the...

11 AM
Virtual Event
College of Visual and Performing Arts Virtual Reception

Welcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts! You made a courageous and fulfilling decision to lead a creative life, and we are here to help guide...

11 AM
Virtual Event
Honors Retreat at the Lagoon!

Join our in-person Honors Retreat, hosted outside at the Lagoon! You will have the opportunity to meet honors staff, other honors students, and have some...

Jewel Jamboree

Take a break and come visit our local Jewel for hot deals, tons of freebies, along with a live DJ! with small giveaways and coupons! Before you start...

Paw Print Palooza

Come decorate your own Huskie paw print to contribute to campus pride and help us bring out the red and black before the fall semester officially begins!

Prospective SLP Graduate Student Information Session

Students interested in applying to the speech-pathology graduae program at NIU are invited to tour facilities, meet faculty, and hear about program...

Honors Retreat at the Lagoon!

Join our in-person Honors Retreat, hosted outside at the Lagoon! You will have the opportunity to meet honors staff, other honors students, and have some...

DeKalb Welcome and Community Tour!

DeKalb is excited to welcome you to your new college hometown. Community leaders will greet you with a warm DeKalb welcome and guide you on a 30-minute tour...

NIU Esports Virtual Drop-in Hours

From League of Legends and Overwatch to Valorant and Rocket League, everyone with an interest in competitive video gaming has a spot at NIU Esports! Drop-in...

8 PM
Virtual Event
NIU Esports Drop-In Hours

With a diverse player base ranging across a number of titles, Super Smash Bros. is one of the most popular e-sports titles at NIU! Whether you’re a seasoned...

RHA Late Pizza Night Party

The Residence Hall Association is inviting students to enjoy a slice of Papa John’s Pizza of DeKalb in your hall. RHA wants you to physically distance with...

Virtual Glow in the Dark Party

Join the Campus Activities Board for our first ever virtual glow party. You might ask, what is a Virtual Glow Party? The Virtual Glow Party is a new online...

11:30 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, August 22

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...

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...

RecFest!

Come to the Recreation Sports Complex and participate in some physically distanced fun! This is the time to laugh, play and learn about recreation...

Involvement Fair

Make your college years count by getting involved at NIU! With over 300 student organizations on campus, you will be sure to find one (or more) that...

DeKalb Welcome and Community Tour!

DeKalb is excited to welcome you to your new college hometown. Community leaders will greet you with a warm DeKalb welcome and guide you on a 30-minute tour...

NIU Esports Tournaments

Show off your skills or try something new and get a taste of the competition in a number of titles with our free-to-enter tournaments. Advanced sign-up is...

7 PM
Virtual Event
SGA Movie Night: Monsters University and Jewel Jamboree Contest Winners Revealed!

The Northern Illinois University Student Government Association has sponsored two free movie nights during Week of Welcome and welcomes all to join! The...

Sunday, August 23

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...

Back to School Campus Tour

Are you new to campus and want to know how to find your classes on your first day? Come join Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc....

DeKalb Welcome and Community Tour!

DeKalb is excited to welcome you to your new college hometown. Community leaders will greet you with a warm DeKalb welcome and guide you on a 30-minute tour...

Huskie Roll Call!

Come check-in with our Orientation Leaders once more before your first day of classes! This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with your peers and...

2 PM
Virtual Event
Involvement Fair

Make your college years count by getting involved at NIU! With over 300 student organizations on campus, you will be sure to find one (or more) that...

Floor Meetings

Get ready for your first floor meeting! This will be a great opportunity to get to know your new community and meet your community advisor (CA)! Check in...

Monday, August 24

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...

Tuesday, August 25

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...

Campus

**ONLINE** Back by popular demand! This workshop covers advanced search functions across several widely used databases like EBSCOhost and Google Scholar....

4 PM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, August 26

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...

Campus

**ONLINE** Research can quickly become overwhelming, a massive jumble of sources and information where you forget who said what or, even worse, what your...

4 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, August 27

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...

Campus

**ONLINE** This Q/A workshop will examine what plagiarism is, how it happens, and the academic/professional consequences. More importantly, it will clarify...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Accountancy Alumni Networking Event

Join us for this engaging event and network with alumni and faculty of the NIU Department of Accountancy. Includes a food bar, fillable donuts, and...

Friday, August 28

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...

Funding Feminism book cover

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote, Dr. Joan Marie Johnson will discuss how a...

12 PM
Virtual Event
CISLL Virtual Writing Retreats 2nd & 4th Fridays 2-3 pm

Join us for a virtual CISLL writing retreat on The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Access information will be emailed prior to each...

2 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, August 29

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...

Lisle Park District Teen Fortnite Tournament

Join us at the NIU Naperville Esports Lounge to test your Fortnite skills. All participants will play on a gaming PC, and at time of registration, will...

Sunday, August 30

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...

Monday, August 31

Last day for undergraduates to add a first-half-semester course with approval from the offering department or to course drop a first-half-semester course through their college advising office or the Academic Advising Office. (Fall 2020)

Academic Advising Office for those students with no college affiliation.

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...

Tuesday, September 1

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...

Campus

**ONLINE** This interactive workshop models strategies for you to effectively read, understand, and use stacks of material to frame and design a research...

4 PM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, September 2

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...

Campus

**ONLINE** You have picked a topic and a focus, but now you have to begin framing how you envision your research. The introduction sets the stage for the...

4 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, September 3

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

OSC meetings are held the first Thursday of every month. They are open to the public. Feel free to contact a member of OSC with your concerns and/or...

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
Campus

**ONLINE** How skilled are you in writing a literature review? You don't want to miss this popular and practical workshop designed to provide you with...

4 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, September 4

Last day for undergraduates to add a full-semester course with approval from the offering department or to course drop a full-semester course through their college advising office or the Academic Advising Office. (Fall 2020)

Academic Advising Office for those students with no college affiliation.

Last day for undergraduates to add a full-semester course with approval from the offering department or to course drop a full-semester course through their college advising office or the Academic Advising Office. (Fall 2020)

Academic Advising Office for those students with no college affiliation.

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...

Saturday, September 5

CANCELLED Northern Illinois University Football vs Rhode Island

CANCELLED Northern Illinois University Football vs Rhode Island https://niuhuskies.com/calendar.aspx?id=11874

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...

Sunday, September 6

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...

Monday, September 7

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...

Tuesday, September 8

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...

September Faculty/Staff Town Hall

Please join us for our September Faculty/Staff Student Organization Town Hall. During the Town Hall we will be covering topics such as: - Training -...

Defending and Submitting Your Thesis/Dissertation Under COVID-19 Policies

This online presentation is for graduate students preparing to submit a thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School for December 2020 graduation. Carolyn...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

**ONLINE** This interactive presentation is for graduate students preparing to submit a thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School for December 2020...

4 PM
Virtual Event
Campus

**ONLINE** A methodology section describes how data will be collected and analyzed so it can be assessed and replicated by peers/mentors, so this workshop...

4 PM
Virtual Event

August 10 - September 8, 2020