Visiting Campus


Plan Your Visit to NIU

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 admissions presentation and a one hour walking tour of campus.
  • Transfers Get Information Fridays TGIF's - Transfer students may also take advantage of our “Transfers Get Information Fridays” TGIF events. This weekly event features meetings with an admissions counselor, a transfer-specific admissions presentation and a tour of campus. TGIF presentations begin weekly at 11:30 a.m.
  • Schedule an agenda 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.).
  • Just stop in – Our Admissions office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 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.

Special Events

Open Houses

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.

Spring Open House - Friday, March 25

Summer Open House - Friday, July 8

Transfer Special Events

Transfer Open House - March 4

Transfer Open House - April 15

Freshman Admitted Student Special Events

Admitted Student Day - Saturday, January 30

Admitted Student Day - Monday, February 15

Admitted Student Day - Monday, March 7

College Fairs

2016 Illinois Regional College Fair - March 14

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

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


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