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Visit NIU


The best way to get to know NIU is to visit. Schedule an individual or small-group visit, or attend an open house and check out NIU with a larger group of your future friends and fellow Huskies. 

Open Houses

Register for an Open House

Tour the campus, attend featured presentations, learn about academic programs and browse the academic and student life information fair. Experience NIU’s campus and meet current students, faculty and staff. Featured presentations include:

  • Choosing Your Major
  • Dollars & Sense – Your Guide to Financial Aid
  • Housing & Dining at NIU
  • Scholarships & Academic Achievement

Personalized Visit

Request a Personalized Visit

Set-up a campus visit customized just for you!

Meet personally with university faculty and staff specific to your interests. This is a great way to get specific information on your intended major.

Please request your visit at least 10 days prior to the date you hope to come to campus.

Daily Visit

Register for a Daily Visit

Attend a one-hour admissions presentation followed by a one-hour walking tour led by Northern Ambassadors. These current students love to show off their campus and share the inside scoop on life as a Huskie.

Schedule your visit, Monday - Friday (and Saturdays during the school year)

Transfer Visit

Register for a Transfer TGIF Visit

Join us for a campus visit, designed just for Transfer students. “Transfers Get Information Fridays” or TGIF events feature meetings with an admission counselor, a transfer-specific admission presentation and a tour of campus.

TGIF presentations begin weekly on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Can't Visit Just Yet?

Take a Virtual Tour

Visit the NIU campus from the comfort of your own home using our interactive Virtual Tour. Start your tour now!

Walk-in Visits and Questions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is open year-round (excluding university holidays/closures) for individual walk-in visits with admission representatives. 

Undergraduate Admissions

Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 815-753-0446
Toll-free:
 800-892-3050

Williston Hall 101, 350 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Email us anytime: admissions@niu.edu 

Get directions and parking information to the NIU campus.

 

Just 1 hour west of Chicago!