Northern Illinois University

NIU Office of Public Affairs

News Release

Contact: Richard Tom, Open House Coordinator
(815) 753-8302

October 30, 2008

NIU to host open house Tuesday, Nov. 11

DeKalb — Northern Illinois University will hold an open house for prospective students, families and friends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Holmes Student Center, located at Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road in DeKalb.

Visitors to the DeKalb campus will have an opportunity to meet representatives from admissions, the faculty, academic programs and student services. Financial aid representatives also will be on hand. Open house activities include a student-led campus bus tour, residence hall visits and a university information fair.

Many of NIU's academic colleges and departments also will host individual open houses during the day.

No reservations are needed for the open house or any connected activities. Morning arrival is strongly recommended to enjoy the widest range of program options. Free parking will be provided at the Convocation Center with shuttle buses to the Holmes Student Center.

For more information, call (815) 753-0446 or e-mail For detailed information, such as directions to campus, parking and special tours and receptions, visit and click on “Visit NIU.”

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