Daily Visits



Schedule an October visit

Schedule a November visit

Schedule a December visit

Spaces fill up quickly, so please plan your visit well in advance to be sure we have available space on your desired date. 

NIU will be offering tours by appointment only between Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, January 17.  Please email visit@niu.edu to schedule a tour during this time frame. 

Please note that NIU will be closed from Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2.  The Office of Admissions will not be offering visits during this time.

Weekday Visit Information

Visitors are welcomed at the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center (BAVC) for one of two daily sessions (10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or 1 to 3:15 p.m.)

Please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early in order to obtain a free visitor’s parking permit from the reception desk at the BAVC that will permit you to park in the lot on the west side of the BAVC, off Stadium Drive.

Saturday Visit Information

Visitors are welcomed Saturday's during Fall and Spring semesters, at 10:00 a.m. at Cole Hall for a presentation and tour. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a one hour walking tour of campus. The visit will conclude at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Parking is available in the Visitor Parking Lot located at 200 Carroll Avenue, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early in order to park and walk to Cole Hall. Parking is free of charge on the weekend.

For accommodations related to a disability, please contact Ted Campbell at 815-753-8304 or TCampbell9@niu.edu as soon as possible.

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0446
Toll-free: 800-892-3050

Email: admissions@niu.edu

Transfer Center: transfercenter@niu.edu

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