Happy Homecoming! It’s time to get our Huskie Pride on and wear red and black all week to celebrate being part of the Huskie Family. Check out the calendar for Homecoming events like the Homecoming Kick-Off Rally, 9th Annual Rep Yo' Step, the Pep Rally or the football game.


On Friday, we rededicate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. bust and reaffirm our commitment to building a strong community, where we welcome and celebrate the diversity that makes us strong. On Saturday, we’ll see a preview of some renovated spaces in the Holmes Student Center.


Safety Reminders. With so much going on this week, it’s a good time to remember the safety resources we have available:              

  Download SafeApp to your phone.

  Review safety tips like using Huskie Safe Line or Huskie Safe Walk.


Prepare now for Spring. 2020 course registration begins soon. Make plans to meet with your advisor now and resolve your holds. Remember to complete your FAFSA. NIU's School Code is 001737. More information about financing your education is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.


Have a safe and fun Homecoming and Go Huskies!

“You have a responsibility to seek to make life better for everybody. And so you must be involved in the struggle for freedom and justice.”  -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forward Together,

Kelly Wesener Michael, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Chief Student Affairs Officer & Dean of Students
Featured Events

Monday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct. 27:  NIU Homecoming 2019
Monday, Oct. 21 - Friday, Nov. 1:  Halloween Comes Alive at Goodwill
Monday, Oct. 21:  Nervous about Networking?
Monday, Oct. 21:  Communiversity Gardens: Fall Prep Workday
Monday, Oct. 21:  Communiversity Gardens: Kale Mania
Monday, Oct. 21:  Secretary of State Mobile Services
Tuesday, Oct. 22:  State of the University Address
Tuesday, Oct. 22:  Depictions of the Homeric Hero in Ancient Greece
Wednesday, Oct. 23:  That 70s Show Special Dinner
Wednesday, Oct. 23:  NIU Philharmonic
Thursday, Oct. 24:  Women's Soccer vs. Bowling Green
Thursday, Oct. 24:  Actuaries on Campus
Thursday, Oct. 24:  Veteran/Artist Art Practice as Lived Practice

Thursday, Oct. 24:  Swap Don't Shop
Thursday, Oct. 24: The Giving Project
Thursday, Oct. 24:  OpenDoor Coffee Truck
Friday, Oct. 25:  Audiology Symposium
- Register by Thursday, Oct. 24
Friday, Oct. 25:  Women's Volleyball vs. Kent State
Friday, Oct. 25:  Men's Soccer vs. Western Michigan
Saturday, Oct. 26:  Football vs. Akron
Monday, Oct. 28:  Public Talk by Dr. Eduardo Cabrera

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Huskie Spotlight
Randi Reis
I have been given the opportunity to travel out to Colorado Springs with the kinesiology department to visit the Olympic Training Center, along with a couple other locations. I do believe that my experiences at these locations will stick with me throughout my future career.

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Living Local
Pita Pete’s - DeKalb
Fast food can be both healthy and delicious! Each pita or salad is made-to-order with your choice of unlimited toppings at this vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant where a separate grill and utensils are used to cook your food. They accept cash, and all major credit cards, but do not accept checks.

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New sculpture brings more “Huskie Pride” to campus
A new landmark debuted Thursday on the campus of Northern Illinois University, as President Lisa Freeman and benefactors Dennis and Stacey Barsema unveiled the sculpture “Huskie Pride.”

Read more at NIU Today >



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Huskie New Student Awareness Training is now available on Blackboard.
Are you a new student at NIU?  Don’t forget to take your required Huskie New Student Awareness Training before class registration begins on November 4, 2019.  The training is required for all new students and is highly recommended returning student as well.

The training is available in Blackboard. If you are unfamiliar with Blackboard, this tutorial will help you through the process of accessing Blackboard and taking the training.


Last day for campus Flu Clinic is Wednesday, Oct. 23
The DeKalb County Health Department, NIU Employee Assistance Program and NIU School of Nursing will provide flu shots at the NIU Holmes Student Center on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Regency room. The next flu clinic will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., also in the Regency room.


The annual campus flu clinics are open to NIU students and forms are available on the Employee Assistance Program and Training Center website -- NIU EAP Health Events -- to download, print and complete to bring to the clinic. Forms will also be available at the clinic.


You should wear clothing that allows for your upper arm to be easily accessible and bring your insurance cards and photo ID along with the completed and signed formIf you don't have a form, they will be provided at the clinic. More information about the flu shot clinic is available online.

Help Huskies get registered to vote
Lynne Kunde, DeKalb County's election judge coordinator and deputy clerk, will be hosting three sessions on campus to train students, faculty and staff in the voter registration process.  

The training sessions will last for one hour.  Participants must be registered to vote in DeKalb County in order to participate. The dates and times are as follows:

• Monday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. in Stevenson North, room 175.
• Tuesday, Nov. 5 at noon at the Holmes Student Center in the Regency Room.
• Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at New Hall in the Swing Space (room 121C).

Visit to register for the training session of your choice.


Sunday, Oct. 27:  Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a second-half-semester course via self-service in MyNIU (Fall semester 2019)
Saturday, Nov. 30: Huskie Installment Plan enrollment deadline (Spring 2020)

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