NIU Homecoming 2022

Featured Events

Homecoming banners displayed on campus

Homecoming banners decorated by student teams will be displayed for the week. Banners are due by Monday at noon at which time they will be judged and hung. ...

Real Jobs in the Real World - Advice from Real Technology Professionals

A panel discussion will take place featuring alumni from the Computer Science Program. Topics discussed will range from internship opportunities, networking,...

Yell Like Hell

Student teams will come together in this competition to kick off Homecoming week. In a judged competition, students will Yell Like Hell to musical...

All Majors Internship & Job Fair

NIU Career Services' All-Majors Internship and Job Fair provides an opportunity for students and alumni to connect with employers for internships and...

Dec the Downtown

It's time to show our #HuskiePride spirit. The NIU campus and the DeKalb community will “Dec the Downtown” in red and black in celebration of NIU's 115th...

Third Annual NIU LGBTQ+ Alumni and Friends Homecoming Virtual Social

Get excited for Homecoming with NIU LGBTQ+ Alumni and Friends! On Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host its third LGBTQ+...

10/4, 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
NIU Art Museum Alumni Event

Special Gallery Hour Open during Homecoming week for alumni. Feel free to drop in to view these exhibitions. The Children’s Illustrated Literature Suite...

First Impressions Networking Night

Alumni and students are invited to join. This is a great opportunity for students to build their networks while practicing their networking and interviewing...

Smash from the Past - Retro Gaming and Smash Tournament

Join our retro game night featuring a special Homecoming Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament! Watch or compete in the tournament. Play retro games from the last...

John Peters, NIU's 11th president

In recognition of his service and dedication to the university and its students, the Campus Life Building will be renamed the Peters Campus Life Building in...

Homecoming Block Party: Down Home in Downtown DeKalb

Local fans, students, facutly, staff and alumni are invited to join the Huskies for a down home celebration in downtown DeKalb. The Huskie Homecoming...

A Night at Holmes: Homecoming Edition

After hanging out in the downtown area for "Down Home," head to the Holmes Student Center for the Homecoming edition of A Night at Holmes. Nearly every space...

Trivia Night presented by Career Services and the NIU Alumni Association

Come with a team or as an individual to test your NIU and career-related knowledge and help your favorite NIU department or college win the Homecoming Trivia...

Alumni Association Awards Luncheon (invitation only event)

The NIU Alumni Association annually recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni at this luncheon, with award recipients being selected based on...

Fannie Ruth Patterson

Join the NIU community for the naming ceremony of Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex, formerly known as New Hall. Fanny Ruth Patterson was the first African...

Richard A. Flournory Homecoming Inclusion Reception and Award Ceremony

The first reception called the “Minority Reception” was held on March 20, 1990 and hosted for two years in Chicago. In 1992, the Minority Reception moved to...

Campus tour for alumni and community members

Welcome home Huskies! NIU Admissions is excited to host the official alumni tour on behalf of the university. The campus tour will depart from the Holmes...

Golden Huskies 50 Year Reunion Reception

Join other graduates from the Class of 1972 and take a walk down memory lane at this evening reception meant to celebrate these graduates (Registration link...

Pizza, Paint and Sip party with Chelsea McGhee Studios

Chelsea McGhee Studios is coming to NIU's Holme's Student Center for a Pizza, Paint and Sip! All ages are welcome to come paint a pre-sketched canvas at...

Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire

Get pumped for Saturday's game at the Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire! Enjoy food, performances, DJ, inflatables and more. Get ready to cheer our Huskies on...

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022 has been announced. The 2022 class includes seven student-athletes: Amy Foulke...

Rededication of the NPHC Yard

Join Huskies for the rededication of the NPHC Yard. Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.

Brunch with Mission and Victor E.

The Second Annual NIU Homecoming Brunch, hosted by the NIU Alumni Association and NIU Foundation, will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Oct. 8 in...

Alumni Village at Mission's Grove

Check out the NIU Alumni Assocaitions newest opportunity for its alumni, family and friends to connect and interact at "Mission's Grove," which is the new...

Golden Huskies 50-year Reunion Tent and Class Photo

Eat and drink with friends and family, as well as classmates from 1972 at Missions Grove before the Huskies take on the Rockets at 2:30 p.m. (Registration...

NIU College of Law Tailgating with the Deans

NIU Law alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for Tailggating with the Deans at the law school. Food and beverages will be provided....

Homecoming Football Game vs Toledo

Northern Illinois University Football vs Toledo - 115th Homecoming Game

Marching Band Alumni Council "Fill the Field" halftime show event

Even if you have not played your horn, tossed your flag or danced your routine wince you last performance at NIU, now is the time to dust off your...

10/8, 2:30 PM
The McCartney Years concert at the Egyptian Theater

The McCartney Years perform all the hits of Paul McCartney in his prime, spanning from the Beatles to Wings.

Huskies at the Farm

Join Huskies for a day at the Jonamac Orchards.