Week of Welcome

NIU’s Week of Welcome (WOW) is Wednesday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 27. The WOW program is an extension of orientation and is your introduction to NIU.

Expect a balance of fun and friendly events with exclusive learning experiences. WOW provides the perfect environment for you to make a solid start in your education at NIU. You'll meet with your academic college, learn about important campus resources and discover what it means to be part of our pack and celebrate Huskie Pride.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us directly at orientation@niu.edu. Go Huskies!

WOW Event Sign-up Form for New Students

If you're new to NIU, be sure to sign up to for the activities you are interested in attending using our sign-up form, and we'll send you timely reminders during Week of Welcome. Returning students are invited to attend the week's festivities as well, but do not need to complete the sign-up form.

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WOW Events Calendar

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