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Opening Day is on Friday, August 22, 2014! And we need your help!

The last day to register for Team NIU was Friday, August 8th!

Each summer the NIU campus community gears up for Opening Day. During Opening Day, students, student organizations, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community volunteers demonstrate their Huskie Pride by welcoming NIU students to the residence halls. With over 3,000 students moving into the residence halls on Opening Day, Team NIU plays a critical role in making the day a success. The volunteers that comprise Team NIU offer their time and team spirit to give new Huskies and their families the best possible first impression of what makes NIU special.

Team NIU volunteers will spend the day helping incoming students move into their new-home-away-from-home within the residences halls. This could include unloading vehicles, carrying student belongings upstairs, and pushing carts. Team NIU volunteers should keep in mind that some heavy lifting could be involved.

All individual volunteers and group/organization volunteers must register to be allowed at move-in locations on Opening Day. Only those volunteers wearing the official Team NIU t-shirt will be allowed to assist students with move-in.

We will attempt to accommodate volunteer preferences in hall assignments; however, final hall placements will be determined by Housing & Dining based on the need for volunteers at each hall, and placement at a preferred hall cannot be guaranteed.

Organizations, please be prepared to provide the name, Z-ID, email address, and shirt size for each volunteer on your team at the time of registration.

Team NIU registration for Opening Day 2014 is NOW OPEN!

Individual Registration
Registration for Individuals is closed.

Student Group/Organization Registration
Registration for Student Groups/Organizations is closed.

NIU Faculty/Staff Registration
Registration for NIU Faculty and Staff is NOW OPEN.

Team NIU Training dates:
All training sessions will be held in Neptune Dining.
Wednesday, August 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 21st at 4:00 p.m.* and 6:00 p.m.

*Meeting time is subject to change or cancellation based on RSVPs.

Each individual student volunteer and student organization leader must attend one of the training sessions.  During the training session we will pass out t-shirts and provide final instructions for Opening Day.  To RSVP please send an email to esherrill1@niu.edu containing your name, organization name (if applicable), Z-ID, and preferred training session date and time.  

For more information or questions, please contact Erin Sherrill at esherrill1@niu.edu for Individual, Student Group, or Organization registration.

For information or questions about Faculty and Staff registration, contact Wendy Rodriguez at wrodriguez@niu.edu.