NIU Homecoming 2023

Below is a sneak peek of some events being planned for our 116th Homecoming celebration. With the exception of the Homecoming Football game, dates and times are subject to change. Check back for updates and more events to be added.

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Homecoming Grant Competition Deadline

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2023 NIU Huskie Pride 116th Homecoming Grant Competition. Do you have an idea for a homecoming event that you...

A Day at Holmes: Faculty and Staff event

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a Day at Holmes Homecoming celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of activities and...

Huskie Trivia Contest

Come test your knowledge about NIU and compete in the Huskie Trivia Contest for a chance to win a prize.

Dec the Downtown

#HuskiePride will fill Downtown DeKalb as local businesses will be decorated in Red and Black for Homecoming week.

Homecoming Block Party: Down Home in Downtown DeKalb

Local fans, students, faculty, 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

Students are invited to join your fellow Huskies for a Night at Holmes. There will be fun activities scattered throughout the Holmes Student Center.

Homecoming Campus Tours for Alumni and Community Members

Has it been a while since you have been on campus? Rediscover the campus you love by taking a guided tour. Check back soon for registration details.

Alumni Association Awards Luncheon

Come enjoy lunch as we honor the recipients of the 2023 Alumni Awards. This is an invitation only event.

Bold Spirits at Jonamac Orchard

Join Huskies for a tasting event at Jonamac Orchard. Try samples from DeKalb County's local breweries, wineries and distilleries. You're sure to find a...

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...

Alumni Village at Mission's Grove

Get ready for the Football game by congregating with fellow Huskies in our tailgating area.

Brunch with Mission and Victor E.

The Third Annual NIU Homecoming Brunch, hosted by the NIU Alumni Association and NIU Foundation, will take place on Saturday. Oct. 14 at NIU's historic and...

Homecoming Football Game vs. Ohio University

Pack Huskie Stadium for our 116th Homecoming when the Huskies will be taking on the Ohio University Bobcats. Season tickets are now on sale for NIU...

Huskies at the Farm

Join your fellow Huskies for a day at Jonamac Orchard.