Week of Welcome

NIU’s Week of Welcome (WOW) is Wednesday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 22. The WOW program is an extension of orientation and is your introduction to NIU.

Signature WOW events include:

  • A double feature movie night in the MLK Commons.
  • Jewel Jamboree.
  • Academic college receptions.
  • The WOW Band Run.
  • A new student welcome event at Huskie Stadium.
  • Rec Fest.
  • WOW Lighting Ceremony at the Holmes Student Center.
  • Welcome Holmes — an all-night event with various engaging activities throughout the Holmes Student Center.
  • President’s Picnic.

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!

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