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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Cheer on your Huskies!

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

Go Huskies!


Find Your Community

As part of the Huskie pack, you’ll make friends and memories on our beautiful campus



Live Local

Discover exciting things to do and see in DeKalb.

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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

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Where to Eat

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

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DeKalb Community

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

Explore DeKalb

You Belong Here.

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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NIU Recreation

Stay active with intramurals, sports clubs, nutrition, fitness and outdoor adventures. 

Have fun. Live well. Feel your best.

Health services

Stay Healthy

The Northernwestern Medicine Student Health Center at NIU provides a high-quality, comprehensive on-campus health care experience.

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Counseling Services

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

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Student Assistance

Our Center for Student Assistance is your one-stop shop for support and resources.

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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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