Resources for Family Members of an Orange Bowl Bound NIU Student
NIU is doing all it can to ensure a safe and memorable trip for your student. Please support our efforts through intentional conversation, gentle reminders, and excitement! Thanks for your support.
We ask that you begin conversations with your student(s) regarding their upcoming travel plans. Consider the following for a safer and more pleasant bowl experience:
What will you do to be safe?
How much money are you planning to spend?
Who are your travel companions? Are you going to implement the buddy system with each person?
What is this person’s contact information so your family members can get a hold of her/him if they cannot connect with you?
What is the contact information for the hotel(s) where you will be staying?
What To Bring
In addition to cash and/or credit cards, clothing, toiletries, sun screen etc., your student should also bring: a medical insurance card, state-issued ID, and her/his NIU OneCard (needed to pick up game ticket). If your student is bringing a credit card, we encourage you to notify the credit card company that multi-state transactions will occur. Transactions may signal fraud alert systems, especially during the holidays.