Student Life at NIU
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Huskies take care of Huskies. By following guidelines to promote the health and well-being of the NIU community, we can help protect each other from the spread of COVID-19.
Courses and Programs
- Review the current Academic Course Listings
- Search the Academic Catalogs.
- Review the Four-Year Degree Paths.
- Join the University Honors program.
- Apply to Study Abroad in one 75 different countries.
- Create an academic experience as unique as you are, with the NIU Plus Program.
- Prepare for a career in education with Educator Licensure and Preparation.
- Find research and service learning opportunities through the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning.
- Get help from your Academic Advisor.
- Visit the Huskie Academic Support Center for assistance.
- Meet with a tutor.
- Find supportive programming just for you through Orientation and First Year Programs.
- Find supportive programming just for you through the CHANCE Program.
- Find supportive programming just for you through the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS).
- Prepare for career success at Career Services.
- Use University Libraries.
- See student academic success tips and tools.
- See laptop recommendations to help you succeed in your classes.
- Review Academic Policies and Procedures.
- Review the current Academic Calendar.
- Visit the bookstore for Huskie Books and Gear.
- Order official transcripts Registration and Records.
- Apply for graduation.
- Find Financial Aid and Scholarship information.
- Plan for your future with our tuition cost estimator.
- Learn about the types of Financial Aid you might be eligible to receive.
- Apply for Scholarships with MyScholarships (formerly AcademicWorks).
- View Bursar billing and refund information.
- Learn about Federal Work Study opportunities.
- Find an on-campus job.
- Find, join and create Student Organizations.
- Connect with NIU’s community of First-Generation students.
- Learn more about Fraternity and Sorority Life.
- Find your home away from home at our Cultural Resource Centers.
- Give back through Community Service.
- Stay active with a Sport Club.
- Join an intramural sports program.
- Hungry? Find out where to eat with Campus Dining Services.
- Get your frequently asked questions about housing answered.
- Learn about enrolling your child in Campus Child Care.
- Walk-in or schedule an appointment at Counseling and Consultation Services.
- Seek community support through one of our Cultural Resource Centers.
- Schedule a Health Services appointment.
- Contact University Police and Public Safety.
- Visit the Disability Resource Center for guidance, services and resources to help you succeed.
- Visit the Military and Veteran Services, offering support for all veteran, active duty, people of the National Guard.
- Review the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Resources available.
Policies and Reporting
- Commuter and Off-Campus Programs is focused on students who live off campus, commute from home, have children, are online learners and/or over the age of 24.