Tell us what activities and services you would like this fall
We want to know what activities and campus services would interest you this fall. To help us with this, take five minutes to complete a brief four-item questionnaire. Thank you in advance for providing your responses.
NIU OneCard ID system maintenance scheduled
The NIU OneCard ID system will be down for an upgrade from Aug 12-13. During this time, you will not be able to use your OneCard to purchase books with your book voucher, use the washing machines in the residential halls, deposit funds to Huskie Bucks accounts or use Huskie Bucks on and off campus. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please contact the OneCard Office at 815-753-9569 Or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Recreation Center is now open
The Recreation Center is now open with adjusted COVID-19 safety measures. The safety of our patrons and team members is what is most important. Patrons will be required to wear a face mask at all times.
To utilize the facility, advance online registration is required to maintain a maximum of 50 patrons in the facility at any time. Time slots start on the hour for a 50-minute duration and time gaps are used for deep cleaning.
The Adventure Center will also be open to rent outdoor equipment by appointment only.
For more information visit go.niu.edu/recreopen a full list of modifications, requirements, and new adjusted hours. Please reach out to email@example.com with questions or concerns.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) recently updated
We’re working to increase security and put measures in place to further protect the university’s network as you access your files and programs, remotely. This required an upgrade of the virtual private network, or VPN, that shields your materials from being compromised.
There are a few things you’ll notice when you connect to the upgraded VPN service for the first time:
• First, the system may automatically begin upgrading your Cisco AnyConnect application. If this happens, you may need to keep a watch on the upgrade and click “OK” a few times through the process.
• Secondly, you’ll be asked to verify your connection with multi-factor authentication – just like when you log in to your email or Blackboard. You’ll be prompted to do this every 30 days. Please check out DoIT’s website for more details on this process.
• And lastly, you may also notice that the VPN service has a new name, which will be VPN.NIU.EDU. No need to worry, this won’t change your ability to access your academic resources. All of your materials will still be there and, if you happen to connect to one of the old VPN service names - ASA-VPN.NIU.EDU or SECURE.NIU.EDU, your connection will still work.
If you have trouble connecting to the VPN, please feel free to contact the DoIT service desk at 815-753-8100 or via email at ServiceDesk@niu.edu.