The best way to get to know NIU is to visit. You decide how and when you want to experience our campus: schedule an individual or small-group visit, or attend an open house and check out NIU with a larger group of your future friends and fellow Huskies.
Come to DeKalb and enjoy a one-hour general admissions presentation and a one-hour walking tour of campus.
Spaces can fill up quickly, so reserve your spot soon!
Our regularly scheduled campus tours are awesome, but if you would like to plan your own visit, we can make that happen! Let us help you plan a visit to campus based on your specific interests. You will experience firsthand our welcoming faculty, inclusive campus community and discover that your future is our focus at NIU!
A few things to note before requesting your personalized visit:
Personalized visits are offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Personalized visits are a self-guided experience. Please make sure you are on-time and at the correct location of each appointment.
In compliance with NCAA rules, please contact NIU Athletics staff to coordinate a visit with a sports program.
At least 10 days advance notice is required for a personalized visit. We will not be able to accommodate any requests that fall outside of this timeframe.
Personalized visits do not replace orientation.
We are unable to schedule personalized visits during university closures, admissions event days and winter break. Other dates are at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.
At our Open House, you'll spend the day exploring NIU through a program customized for you. Choose an academic track and learn more about one of our six undergraduate colleges. Tour different programs and facilities, and learn more about financial aid, our honors program and our cultural resource centers.
Spring 2020 Open House
Our Spring 2020 Open House will be held on Monday, March 23.
Join us for a campus visit, designed just for Transfer students. “Transfers Get Information Fridays” or TGIF events feature meetings with an admission counselor, a transfer-specific admission presentation and a tour of campus. TGIF presentations begin weekly at 11:30 a.m.