Visit NIU


Attention Visitors!

The University will be closed from December 24th - January 4th.  We will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015.  

Make the Most of Your Visit

Information Sessions and Tours will be on recess from December 13th  through January 9th.  The Office of Admissions will be open for walk-in visitors, Monday-Friday (December 15th - 19th, December 22nd-23rd, & January 5th - 9th), from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Walking tours of campus will be available upon request. Please contact Ted Campbell to setup a our of campus.  Information Sessions with Tours will resume on January 12, 2015.

We are already accepting registrations for 2015.  Use the links below to sign-up today!

Visiting campus is the best way to learn what it's like to be a part of the NIU community.  Most visitors participate in an information session and tour. We encourage you to schedule your visit to make sure we’re open on the day you plan to visit, and to assist with your check-in. For details, see daily visits.

Plan Your Campus Visit

Daily visit options include:

  • Information Session:Learn about academic options, the value of an NIU education, and how to apply.
  • Tour: Get to know the NIU campus with a Northern Ambassador as your guide. 
    Large groups of 10 or more (e.g., high schools) should arrange a special large group tour.
  • Transfer Students: If you'd like to meet with a transfer counselor, the Transfer Center currently sees students on a walk-in basis. 

Special Events

In addition to our daily tours and information sessions, you may wish to attend one of our on-campus visitation programs or online group chats. See special events.