Northern Illinois University

NIU Office of Public Affairs

News Release

Contact: Richard Tom, Open House Coordinator

February 6, 2006

NIU to host open house Monday, Feb. 20

DeKalb Ė Northern Illinois University will hold an open house for prospective students, families and friends on Monday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, located at Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road in DeKalb.

Visitors to the DeKalb campus will have an opportunity to meet representatives from admissions, the faculty, academic programs and student services. Financial aid representatives will also be on hand. Open house activities include a student-led campus bus tour, residence hall visits and a general information session.

Many of NIUís colleges and departments will be hosting individual open houses, including:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Art
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Theatre and Dance
  • Career Services
  • Science Laboratory
  • Student Recreation Center

No reservations are needed for the open house or any connected activities. Free parking will be provided at the Convocation Center with shuttle buses to the Holmes Student Center.

For more information, call (815) 753-0446 or e-mail For detailed information, such as directions to campus, parking and special tours and receptions, visit