Visit NIU

Large Group Tour Visit Request

Requested tour date:* (sample: 00/00/0000)
School or organization:*
Name of group:*
Academic levels:* (Check all that apply)
9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
12th grade
Number of students:*
Number of chaperones:* (Note: non-high school groups must have 1 chaperone per 10 students.)
Arrival time:*
Departure time:*
Special assistance needs:

Campus Visit Activities

Campus walking tour:
Yes   No
Time: 75 Minutes
Campus walking tours will be given regardless of weather. Guests are asked to dress appropriately. Campus tours are student led, and groups can be split up based upon the size of the group.
Scavenger hunt tour:
Yes   No
Time: 75 Minutes
Self-guided tour around campus with stops at major resources and academic buildings. NIU will provide self-guided map and scavenger hunt brochure, but chaperones will be in charge of leading their group of students around campus. Northern Ambassador Tour Guides will be available to provide tours of Residence Hall and answer additional questions.
Campus Bus Tour:
Yes w/residence hall tour   Yes w/out residence hall tour   No
Time: 45 Minutes
Campus Bus tours will be approximately 45 minutes and will show academic buildings, residence halls, sports facilities, and student resource centers.  
Lunch:* Purchase lunch in Neptune Dining (budget $7.25 per person)**
Purchase lunch in Blackhawk Dining (budget $5-$8)**
Purchase lunch from Subway and/or Huskie Hub
Bring your own sack lunches to eat on campus
Lunch independently off campus
No lunch period necessary
** For lunch in Neptune Dining the cost is $7.25 per person and can be paid by check or cash for the total amount of the group. Neptune does not accept individual payment. Check can be made out to either NIU or Northern Illinois University.
For lunch vouchers for Blackhawk Dining please contact HSC Accounting Office at 815-753-1427.

Chaperone / Contact Person Information

First name:*
Last name:*
Job title:
Address 1:*
Address 2:
ZIP Code:*
Home/office phone:*
Best time to contact:*
Cell phone for visit day:*
Fax number:
E-mail address:*

Providing excellent customer service and visitor relations is a mission of the Office of Admissions and the Northern Ambassadors. We strive to provide a custom visit for each group, and we will work with you to make sure your visit to campus is a memorable one.
We ask that you please read and agree to the terms below in order to submit your request:

  • The more notice that the Office of Admissions has to plan your visit, the more likely that events/activities will be possible. We ask for at least three weeks' notice for group visits.
  • Sponsors must actively engage in sessions and supervise students at all times.
  • Notify the Office of Admissions if you need to cancel, modify, or will be late for your campus visit. We ask for 72 hours' notice to cancel your visit (excluding weather related/unavoidable issues.)
  • The lead chaperone will have a cell phone available during the visit, and has provided that number to the Office of Admissions.
  • The lead chaperone will express the following "student guidelines" to students:
    • Visitors are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner towards each other, Northern Illinois University staff and students, and university property.
    • Visitors will use a voice level that is appropriate while inside campus buildings.
    • Visitors will not leave the group or chaperone at any time during the visit.
    • Visitors will not use electronic devices during tours, presentations, or sessions.
    • Visitors / Groups that are deemed unruly or unmanageable by Northern Illinois University staff will be asked to change their behavior. If the visitor/group continues to be unruly or unmanageable, the presentation, tour, or entire visit will end.

* I have read, understand, and agree to the terms listed above. Further, I will inform fellow chaperones of these terms, and express the above "student guidelines" to the student visitors.

* I understand that Northern Illinois University requests this information for the purpose of mailing, emailing, and calling you with information and to create a record of your interest. No persons outside the university are provided this information.

* I understand this is a requested tour date and an actual visit date will be scheduled with a staff member in the Office of Admissions based on available space.

After you click "Submit," please print the confirmation page and bring it with you to the program.