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lagoon rentals

We're offering on-site, hourly rentals at the East Lagoon on Wednesdays throughout the summer. It's an easy process — just sign up for a rental time starting...

Career Conversations with Cathy!

We’d like to invite you to participate in one of our upcoming, virtual “Career Conversations with Cathy” sessions. Director of NIU Career Services, Cathy...

8/6, 10 AM
Virtual Event
2021 LIVE CODE Facilitator Institute

CODE Facilitators are NIU faculty, staff and graduate students who have been trained to conduct CODE workshops for our community. Facilitators have access...

Career Conversations with Cathy!

We’d like to invite you to participate in one of our upcoming, virtual “Career Conversations with Cathy” sessions. Director of NIU Career Services, Cathy...

8/11, 4 PM
Virtual Event
Chicago River

Outdoor Adventures: Kayak the Chicago River / Chicago, IL Paddling on the scenic Chicago River is a whole new way to experience the amazing architecture...

Communiversity Gardens Tour and Volunteer Shift

Week of Welcome (WOW) is a great time to start thinking of how you want to make a mark on our community as a Huskie. Volunteering and participating in...

Huskie Den Bowling and Pool open

Kick off your on-campus Week of Welcome (WOW) experience by having some fun in our Huskie Den. This week only, you can stop by to enjoy complimentary...

Outdoor Adventures East Lagoon Boat Rentals

An important part of your Week of Welcome (WOW) experience is getting to know our beautiful campus. Explore the most scenic place on campus during this...

8/18, 11 AM
Career Conversations with Cathy!

We’d like to invite you to participate in one of our upcoming, virtual “Career Conversations with Cathy” sessions. Director of NIU Career Services, Cathy...

8/18, 12 PM
Virtual Event
Meet and Greet with Undocumented Student Support Services

Equity and inclusion are two of NIU’s core values, so, as a part of Week of Welcome (WOW) it’s important that you have the opportunity to meet this essential...

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Thirty-minute bus tours of DeKalb will be offered as a part of Week of Welcome (WOW). We have partnered with community leaders, who'll serve as tour guides...

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Make sure you’re prepared to get your semester started off right. Week of Welcome (WOW) is the best time to start thinking about how you plan to balance...

8/18, 3 PM
NIU Recreation Skills Challenge

Let loose at the Recreation Center during Week of Welcome (WOW) and show us your skills! Do you have a three-point shot that could rival Steph Curry? Can you...

Fitness Class: Danceworks

Danceworks combines upbeat music of all styles with fun dance fitness combos. During Week of Welcome (WOW), this class will be free for all students. No...

SJE Town Hall Series: Understanding (Counter)Narratives (Faculty/staff panel)

Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Welcome back to the Social Justice Education Town Hall Series! This semester, we will be...

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NIU’s Student Government Association (SGA) is excited to welcome new Huskies campus during Week of Welcome (WOW). Come join them in painting your first...

Students on campus

Calling all commuter students! Make the most of Week of Welcome (WOW) and learn ways to get connected to campus resources before the semester begins. Join...

8/19, 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
Movie Night: Pariah

An important part of your being a Huskie is building community. Kick back and relax while meeting other new students during this Week of Welcome (WOW) event....

8/19, 7 PM
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Dance Fitness combines dance rhythms with fitness variations paired with various musical genres. During Week of Welcome (WOW), this class will be free for...

Student Life Open House

The Campus Life Building is one of NIU’s hubs for various student resources. Use this time during Week of Welcome (WOW) to drop in, meet our staff, and learn...

8/20, 4:30 PM
Meet The Greeks

Week of Welcome (WOW) is all about making NIU your home away from home. Join current members of fraternity and sorority life at this event for music, games...

Outdoor Adventures Campfire

Kick off the weekend right with a campfire at the West Lagoon (Lorusso Lagoon), located by Stevenson North. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while celebrating the...

8/20, 8 PM, 9:30 PM
RHA Block Party

The Block Party is an annual event offered during Week of Welcome (WOW). Come out and join Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Campus Activities Board (CAB)...

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Make sure you’re prepared to get your semester started off right. Week of Welcome (WOW) is the best time to start thinking about how you plan to balance...

8/21, 11 AM
Rec Fest

The RecFest is an annual event offered during Week of Welcome (WOW). Race, climb, shoot and play your way through the NIU Recreation Center. You’ll learn...

Holmes Student Center Lighting Ceremony

Celebrate the start of the fall semester during Week of Welcome (WOW) at Holmes Student Center Lighting Ceremony! Head to the MLK Commons to get pumped up...

8/21, 8:30 PM
Welcome Holmes

We can't wait to celebrate your return to campus — Welcome Holmes, Huskies! This Week of Welcome (WOW) event will take over the Holmes Student Center — every...

8/21, 8:30 PM
Involvement Fair

It’s important to figure out how you want to get involved on campus early on in your college journey. Week of Welcome (WOW) is the opportune time to figure...

8/22, 1 PM
President's Welcome Back Picnic

Close out Week of Welcome (WOW) at the annual President’s Welcome Back Picnic. Join President Lisa Freeman at the East Lagoon for fun activities, food and...

8/22, 4 PM
OHANA! Night

The OHANA program will help you achieve academic and leadership success as well as build community. Program topics include: academic success, cultural...

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Stop by and check out the new bouldering room in the Rec Center. Learn about bouldering and how to train for rock climbing. This is a free event.

SJE Town Hall Series: Understanding (Counter)Narratives (Student Panel)

Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Welcome back to the Social Justice Education Town Hall Series! This semester, we will be...

Academic Diversity Centers Open House

Co-hosted with: Asian American Studies CertificateCenter for Black StudiesCenter for Burma StudiesCenter for Latino and Latin American StudiesCenter for...

Welcome Open House at the Center for Black Studies and Gender and Sexuality RC

Join students, faculty, staff, and friends at this collaborative open house sponsored jointly by the Center for Black Studies and the Gender and Sexuality...

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The Boey Honors Program is an academic program that focuses on the success and development of the Asian and Asian- American students on campus. The focus is...

Latin Chill

Kick off Latino Heritage month. Welcome incoming Freshman and all returning students.

Sister Circle

Sister Circles are spaces for women with underrepresented racial identities. These spaces are welcoming of trans and nonbinary students and provide...

Womanist Wednesdays

Womanist Wednesdays are interactive tabling sessions that highlight topics related to gender identity, intersectionality, and current events. Join us for a...

Active Bystander Workshop

Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Zoom The Active Bystander Workshop encourages...

Active Bystander Workshop

The Active Bystander workshop encourages Huskies to engage in healthy campus culture surrounding violence and sexual misconduct. During the workshop will...

9/9, 10 AM
Virtual Event
SJE Town Hall Series: Combating Imposter Phenomenon (Faculty/staff Panel)

Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM This semester, Social Justice Education will be highlighting...

Honors CODE 1 workshop-Situating The Self

Who Am I? This workshop introduces opportunities for participants to explore their own unique cultural identities and the identities of others. Through a...

9/9, 2 PM
Virtual Event
Social Justice Education Office Hours: Jocelyn Santana

Have an informal Conversation That Matters with Social Justice Education during our new office hours! During these open office hours, you can chat with a...

Social Justice Education Office Hours: J Pappas

Have an informal Conversation That Matters with Social Justice Education during our new office hours! During these open office hours, you can chat with a...

Behind the Post: Relationships Don't Just Live on Social Media

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Location: Holmes Student Center - University Suite Behind...

Behind the Post: Relationships Don't Just Live on Social Media Workshop

Behind the Post: Relationships Don't Just Live on Social Media is a workshop where we will understand the impact of technology and social media on...

Boey Honors Program Monthly Meeting

The Boey Honors Program is an academic program that focuses on the success and development of the Asian and Asian- American students on campus. The focus is...

Honors CODE 2 - Building Community

Who Are We? This workshop focuses on building dialogue. Review the description and select the workshop that best meets the needs of the participants....

9/16, 2 PM
Virtual Event
Social Justice Education Office Hours: Jocelyn Santana

Have an informal Conversation That Matters with Social Justice Education during our new office hours! During these open office hours, you can chat with a...