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Visiting Campus


Visiting campus is the best way to learn about life and learning at NIU. We encourage you to experience our campus in the way you most prefer. If you’d like to meet with university staff in your intended major, please contact us at least 10 days prior to your scheduled visit.

  • Schedule a daily visit – consisting of a one hour general admission presentation and a one hour walking tour of campus.
  • Schedule a personalized visit – meet personally with college staff specific to your interests. This is a great way to get specific information on your intended major. Please schedule your visit at least 10 days prior to your desired visit.
  • Schedule a large group tour – Experience the campus with a group of 10 or more (high school classes, social groups, etc.).
  • Attend an Open House – Join hundreds of other future Huskies for a more in-depth look at campus. Featuring presentations on financial aid and scholarships, choosing a major and housing and dining, to name a few. The Academic and Campus Resource Fair and campus tours help you get to know NIU and what we have to offer. Our open houses give you the opportunity to meet NIU administrators and get answers to any questions you may have.
  • Transfer students may also take advantage of our “Transfers Get Information Fridays” TGIF events. This weekly event features meetings with an admission counselor, a transfer-specific admission presentation and a tour of campus. TGIF presentations begin weekly at 11:30 a.m.
  • Just stop in – The Office of Admissions is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you can’t get to campus, you can still get answers to your questions through our chats and webinars and tour campus through our Virtual Tour.

For accommodations related to a disability, please contact Amanda Huisman at 779-212-8022 or as soon as possible.

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

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


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