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Family Weekend September 8-10

Family Weekend is an opportunity for families to spend a weekend together with their student to explore the NIU and DeKalb communities!

We have over 25 NIU and community events for students and families to experience and enjoy together, many of which are FREE or require only a small fee.

Be sure to register by Sept. 5

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NIU Family Weekend

8 Next Steps after Orientation

High school is in the rearview mirror.
College life at NIU is straight ahead.

So what's next?

We created a summertime checklist to help make the transition smooth for our newest Huskies.


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Create Your Future with NIU

Create an educational experience as unique as you, and pursue your passion from day one. Get the preparation you need for a successful life and career and the individual support you deserve. Welcome to where big university lifestyle meets personal attention.

Your Future. Our Focus.

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