Family Weekend
September 16-18, 2022

We can’t wait to welcome our Huskie families to campus this fall. We’ve planned three days of fun events for students and their guests including a kick-off dinner and outdoor movie on Friday, our tailgate prior to the football game on Saturday and breakfast with President Freeman on Sunday.

Visit our welcome table from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, to pick up a map and schedule of the weekend. If you arrive early to campus, take advantage of a matinee movie in the Huskie Den at 12:30 p.m.

Parking is open and free to family members beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

For those of you attending the Family Weekend Tailgate and the football game, we have designated a specific location for a traditional-style tailgate in Lot C3, across from the Convocation Center. BYO food and beverages, free parking. For other parking questions, you can also check out our Parking Services website and/or our parking map.

While you are here, check out our local options for dining and entertainment, but also consider dining on campus for a true Huskie experience! Whether you grab something from the Huskie Den or Qdoba in the Holmes Student Center or enjoy an Einstein’s bagel or sandwich over in Founders Library, NIU has options for you.

Huskie families and guests can dine for 50% the door price, and kids under 12 eat free in dining halls all weekend. Share in the Huskie experience by enjoying a variety of delectable food options in residential dining with your beloved family and fellow Huskies.

Check out what’s for lunch and dinner before you decide where to eat. It’s an awesome feature that not only allows you and your Huskie to access daily menus throughout the semester, but it also lists the top eight allergens when applicable, as well as the caloric index for each item served. It’s an amazing perk specific to residential dining.

NIU is fortunate to be a part of a community that is so dedicated to our Communiversity partnership. While you are here, we hope you Explore DeKalb County and all it has to offer. Check out the virtual Visitor’s Guide or stroll through downtown DeKalb which was recently reconstructed to be more pedestrian friendly.

Huskie family members may purchase discounted $18 general admission tickets to sit with their student on the east side of Huskie Stadium.

To purchase discounted tickets, enter the promo code “FAMILY” on the Huskie Football single games ticket page.

Your student’s general admission ticket free but the should register their Z-ID online in advance to access their ticket.