We are thrilled that Northern Illinois University is headed to the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl! Thousands of NIU students have registered for their free bowl game football tickets, and approximately 1,300 students will join our charter bus caravan to Florida. We trust that you will be an exemplary ambassador of NIU while in South Florida and that you will role model great sportsmanship. Remember that NIU holds you accountable to the Student Code of Conduct while participating in this event.
You should have received an email on Friday, December 21st with information regarding your departure time, bus and hotel assignments, and prohibited items. If you have not received this email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your trip details.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Board Buses: Convocation Center – Lot C3 (North of the Convocation). Enter the Convocation Center through Entrance 5. Vehicles parked in the C3 lot will not be ticketed for the duration of the Orange Bowl Student Bus Trip.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Arrive at Hotels: 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Various Hotels in Miami and Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Orange Bowl Football Game: Northern Illinois University vs. Florida State University 8:30 pm, Sun Life Stadium
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Board Buses to return to DeKalb, 10:00 am, Various Hotels
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Arrive in DeKalb, approximately 11:30 am, Convocation Center – Lot C3
In addition to cash and/or credit cards, clothing, toiletries, sun screen etc., you should also bring: a medical insurance card, state-issued ID, and your NIU OneCard (needed to pick up game ticket). If you are 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.
We ask that you begin conversations with your friends and family regarding your upcoming travel plans. Consider the following for a safer and more pleasant bowl experience: