Keep Informed

NIU is a big place with a lot of events, activities and important information to keep up to date on. Here the best ways to stay informed of it all.

Check Your Email

Will every email be exciting? No. Will many of them have important information about your classes, financial aid, the latest on COVID protocols, etc.? Yes. Are you expected to read your email and be responsible for timely responses when required? Yes and yes. You can download Outlook to your phone to make it easier.

Read Announcements

The Weekly Scroll is a newsletter that will arrive in your inbox every Monday with the latest events, updates and tips. It’s a quick and easy read.

Download Apps

We offer a suite of apps that put resources at your fingertips—for academics, fun, financial aid, safety, email and more.  

Connect on Social Media

Social media is great for exploring and connecting. It’s also a place where misinformation can spread. Here are the official NIU social media accounts that will keep things timely, accurate and engaging.

View the Events Calendar

Visit the events calendar when you want to know what there is to do today, tomorrow or a month from now. Each entry tells you the activity, time and place.

Have a Question?

Take a look at frequently asked questions about ways to stay informed about events and programs.

Huskie Spotlight

Elina Wlaznik

"I would encourage all students at NIU to ask questions! If you live in the halls, talk to your CA or your hall director, and any student is encouraged to come to the Student Involvement area in the Holmes Student Center ground floor to talk with the staff to help with any questions you may have about navigating life as a college student."

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