Welcome to NIU

Going to class is just part of the student experience at Northern Illinois University. See what else is in store for you during your life as a Huskie.

Get Involved

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Join Up

Check out our more than 200 student organizations.

Explore orgs


Pitch In

Volunteer in the NIU community or engage through service learning. 


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Get Out

Meet-up with friends and cheer on one of NIU's Division I athletic teams.

Go Huskies!

Making Your Home at NIU

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Where to Live

Find your place by comparing our residence halls and exploring living-learning opportunities

See housing options

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Where to Eat

Residential dining, restaurants and dining plans make eating on campus flexible and convenient. 

See dining options

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DeKalb Community

Learn what our friendly college community has to offer to make you feel right at home.

Explore DeKalb

Diversity and Access

Find your place at NIU.

NIU strives to create an environment that celebrates diversity to prepare students for a global workforce and to enrich the lives of all who live, study and work here.

Health and Wellness

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Rec and Wellness

Stay active with intramurals, group fit and outdoor recreation. 

See RecWell

Health services

Stay Healthy

Health services offers checkups, lab work and minor procedures

See health options

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Counseling Services

Find support as you work to achieve your academic and personal goals.

See Support Services

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Campus Safety

Our NIU Police and Public Safety is  committed to keeping you safe.

Read about Safety 

What Does It Mean to Be a Huskie?

Take a look into life at Northern Illinois University through the eyes of a different Huskie each week!

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Become a Huskie

Take the next step to start your life at NIU.

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