Family Weekend

Hello Huskie parents and family members! Family Weekend takes place each fall. This is a great opportunity for you and your family members to explore NIU and the DeKalb community.

View last year's family weekend schedule to learn more about the events.

If you or your family have any questions about Family Weekend, please do not hesitate to contact us at 815-753-1573.


Parking Map

Accessible Parking

  • Individuals plan to park in the accessible parking spaces will need a handicap placard.
  • You can park in lots that have a parking pay station. Get more information on parking pay stations
  • We’ll have parking at the Visitors Parking Lot. There is a $5 fee to use the visitor pay lot during normal university business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). If parents and family members choose to park in the visitor pay lot before 7 p.m. on Friday and want to visit other campus areas, let the parking attendant know and the attendant can offer you a pass at no additional fee—this will allow you to park in any lots for the rest of the day. 

Residence Hall Parking

Please note that if you are visiting your student in Stevenson/Grant/New Hall, you can typically park in orange lots P, O or W, after 4 p.m. Friday and throughout the weekend for no cost. Some lots may have a parking fee on football game days, so plan ahead when parking on the west side of campus on these days.