Office Hours

Members of the Northern Illinois University community are partners with the NIU leadership in creating a positive NIU experience. With that in mind, President Freeman invites NIU faculty, staff, students, as well as alumni and community members, to meet with her during scheduled office hours. President Freeman welcomes respectful, open dialogue about NIU and working together to move NIU forward.

Meetings will be held virtually either through Microsoft Teams or by phone and limited to 15 minutes. Meetings should typically include one person, but consideration for groups up to three will be made based on the topic. First-time participants will be given priority.

Questions regarding office hours may be directed to Liz Wright,, executive assistant to the president.

Appointment Request Form

Please use the form below to make a request, no less than one week in advance. Submissions must include a topic, in order to ensure that matters appropriately addressed by other university personnel will be redirected. 

Discretion will be used when considering appointment requests and we only accept one appointment per topic if duplicative requests are received.

Note: Submitting a request is not a guarantee of an appointment. You will receive notice if your appointment is accepted.

Contact Dr. Freeman

Office of the President
Altgeld Hall 300
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