Today is Veteran’s Day, a day where we honor those who have served in our armed forces. Join others as we commemorate this day and gather near Altgeld Hall for the Veterans Day Flag Pole Ceremony. Our Military and Post-Traditional Student Services department is inviting our veterans and those that support them to a Warriors Brunch immediately following the program.

Feel something coming on? Check your knowledge about protecting yourself from illness. If you get sick, contact the Student Health Center to make an appointment. 

Preparing for your career? Learn how to use Huskies Get Hired database to find a job or internship through Career Services or attend the Veteran’s Job Fair all veterans and active duty service members in the DeKalb county and surrounding communities.

Need a study break? Show your Huskie Pride and support the NIU Men’s Basketball or wrestling teams. Or take a break at the Dauntless Duos Fortnite Tournament or to attend the Steelband concert.

Get ready for next semester. Open enrollment for spring 2020 begins Friday. Make sure you don’t have any holds on your account, plan for payment due dates, explore the Huskie Installment Plan, think ahead about any books you might need, and make sure to file your FAFSA.

Service to others is a high honor. Take a minute this week to thank those who have served our country.


“No joy can equal the joy of serving others.” –Sai Baba

Forward Together,

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

Monday, Nov. 11:  LinkedIn Basics
Monday, Nov. 11:  NIU Percussion Ensemble
Tuesday, Nov. 12:  How to use Huskies Get Hired
Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Wednesday, Nov. 13:  Troupe Movements
Tuesday, Nov. 12:  Hope Haven Donation Drive- Pi Sigma Epsilon
Tuesday, Nov. 12:  Game Night
Wednesday, Nov. 13:  Chinese Music Ensemble
Thursday, Nov. 14:  The Soul and Mental Health of a Nation: A Discussion on Mass Shootings, Mental Health, and White Supremacy on Mass
Thursday, Nov. 14:  Women's Volleyball vs. Western Michigan

Thursday, Nov. 14:  Huskie Food Pantry
Thursday, Nov. 14: The Giving Project
Thursday, Nov. 14 - Saturday, Nov. 16:  The Castle
Friday, Nov. 15:  Men's Basketball vs. Coppin State
Friday, Nov. 15: 
Wrestling vs. Bucknell University
Saturday, Nov. 16:  Men's Basketball vs. Rockford
Sunday, Nov. 17:  NIU Steelband, University Steelband and CSA Steelband Concert
Thursday, Nov. 21: 
Black Law Students Association Thanksgiving

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Huskie Spotlight
Gariecia Rose
My experience has been good inside the classroom because for the most part, I have had smaller classes where it was easy to access the professor and form a relationship with them.

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Living Local
Ellwood House Holiday Traditions
The Ellwood House Museum is a historic mansion situated on ten acres of parkland in the heart of DeKalb. The museum campus consists of seven historic structures, four gardens, and 6,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Learn more about the Ellwood House >



New LinkedIn training and career check-ups available for students
NIU Career Services is dedicated to making a positive impact on NIU students by offering a strong foundation for career development success. As the gateway for future careers, NIU Career Services continues to develop new resources to help students best market themselves as they navigate their job search.

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No Plastic November >



MyScholarships application system opens on Friday, Nov. 15.
MyScholarships is NIU's campus-wide scholarship application system where you are able to apply for multiple competitive scholarships. While the majority of NIU's scholarships can be found in MyScholarships, you should check with your academic department to see if they have any other opportunities not available on the system. Most scholarships applications are due Jan. 31, 2020.

Apply to be an Orientation Leader for summer 2020
Are you looking for a way to get involved, develop your leadership skills and show off your Huskie Pride?  Apply to be an Orientation Leader!  You'll show new students what an awesome place NIU is by sharing your experience as a Huskie!  Applications deadline to apply is Friday Dec. 6, 2019. Visit the 
Orientation and Family Connections website to get started.

Participate in the 2019 Holiday Card Contest
Take advantage of the opportunity to be one of three artists who will have their work featured on the official NIU president’s electronic holiday card. Submit your original artwork for a chance to be chosen for this honor. First place winner will receive $500, second place winner will receive $300 and the third place winner will receive $100.

Instructions, submission guidelines and examples from past winners are available at Entries are due Thursday, Nov. 28 and winners will be notified on Monday, Dec. 9.


Friday, Nov. 15:  Huskie Alternative Break Application Deadline

Are you willing to engage in challenging reflections and conversations? Ask questions? Examine your beliefs, make mistakes and confront difficult issues? Then NIU's Huskie Alternative Breaks (HAB) is for you! The HAB program is centered on creating transformative, community engagement experiences for students through regional or international, reciprocal campus-community partnerships. This unique service-learning program provides students and faculty the opportunity to evaluate current social issues and seek ways to continually change the world. Apply now, the deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 15.

Thursday, Nov. 28:  Holiday Card Contest Deadline

Saturday, Nov. 30:  Huskie Installment Plan enrollment deadline (Spring 2020)

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