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Celebrate 125 Years

NIU 125th Anniversary logo with vintage Altgeld Hall photo

The new year brought more than a new decade to Northern Illinois University — we’re observing 125 years in 2020! From our founding mission in 1895 of producing more college-educated teachers to our reputation today as a world-class research institution, NIU’s vision of inspiring the future has stayed the same. 

Explore Huskie history on our commemorative 125th anniversary site, and check out the calendar of special anniversary events to celebrate this memorable year with us.

Red and Black Fridays

Everyone's favorite day of the week gets another reason to be awesome with Red and Black Fridays observed on campus and by NIU Huskies around the world. Participants are asked to wear NIU clothing and gear, and to share their pride on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with #HuskiePride for a chance to be featured on NIU's homepage and NIU official social media accounts. 

Huskie FansGame Day Spirit

Wear your red and black to cheer on the Huskies! 

All NIU students receive free admission to all regular-season home athletic events, and it’s easier than ever to get your tickets at with our new mobile ticketing

Join us!

Fans can tag photos showing off their school spirit on InstagramTwitter and Facebook with #HuskiePride for a chance to be featured on NIU's homepage and NIU official social media accounts.

Here are the accounts to follow for updates about where to get freebies:

Also, be sure to check out our Huskie pride deals and events page.



Huskie Pride for Mobile

  • Proud NIU HuskieSocial media profiles
  • Facebook cover
  • Digital device backgrounds

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Huskie Pride poster art

Huskie Pride in the Community

Snag a Huskie Pride deal

Local businesses and organizations celebrate Huskie pride by offering discounts, freebies and special events.

See Huskie pride deals and events

Register a promotion

Does your business or organization offer a Huskie pride deal or event? Tell us about it and we'll share it on our deals page.

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