Community invited to NIU events!


Show your communiversity spirit and help welcome NIU’s newest class to DeKalb! Three upcoming events give local residents a chance to showcase our #proudlydekalb movement and have a great time:

Volunteer to welcome new students at the Huskie Fall Kick-Off on Friday, August 25 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.  Just show up at Huskie Stadium by 4:30 for brief instructions, then welcome new students and their families as they enter the stadium.  Enjoy a pep rally, listen to the band, and know that you’re helping families feel confident about leaving their students in DeKalb.  Sign up at the following link:  link Huskie Fall Kick-Off Volunteers.

Can’t make the kick-off?  Then join President Lisa Freeman and NIU students, faculty and staff on Sunday, August 27, 4 – 6:30 p.m. for the annual President Picnic at the East Lagoon.  Fun activities, fabulous food, and local vendors make this event a crowd favorite.

And finally, cheer on the football Huskies at NIU’s first home game against Boston College on Sept. 1 during DeKalb County Day at Huskie Stadium!  If you live in DeKalb County, get 50% off your ticket by calling (815) 753-7225 by Thursday, August 31.


Go Huskies and #proudlydekalb!