2021 Family Weekend

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...

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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...

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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.

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...

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...

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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.

Whiskey Acres events during Family Weekend

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

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...

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

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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.

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

Yellow Brick Road at the Egyptian Theatre

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

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Before you hit the road and say goodbye, enjoy a free pancake breakfast with your Huskie!

Huskie Family Portraits

What better way to wrap up a great NIU Family Weekend than with a free family portrait? 📸 Our NIU staff photographers will be in the MLK Commons taking...

DeKalb Kite Fest During Family Weekend

A long-running tradition held the second Sunday of September, Kite Fest will be taking place in DeKalb during NIU's Family Weekend! Come to DeKalb Kiwanis...

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As part of Family Weekend, enjoy a scavenger hunt starting at Grant Towers North lobby.

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The Used Gear Sale, hosted by NIU’s Outdoor Adventure program, allows students and community members to buy used outdoor gear. The sale will be Sunday, Sept....

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Come play Bingo in Neptune Hall as part of Family Weekend.

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Come play NIU Trivia in Gilbert Hall as part of Family Weekend.

Northern Illinois University Women's Soccer vs Illinois State

Northern Illinois University Women's Soccer vs Illinois State Streaming Video. niuhuskies.com/calendar.aspx?id=15311