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Pictured above are photos of second-year students volunteering at the various February 2014 Sophomore Days of Service events. 

Mission Statement

The Second-Year Experience at Northern Illinois University assists students in exploring the unique critical issues and tasks of the second year of college.  In partnership with the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, the Second-Year Experience intentionally provides support for students by:

  • Connecting them to peers, faculty, staff, and campus resources in meaningful ways;
  • Building class community in and out of the classroom;
  • Defining academic and co-curricular goals for the NIU experience;
  • Educating faculty, staff, and families about the challenges and opportunities in the second year; and
  • Examining institutional policies and practices from a second-year perspective.

Second-Year Experience Etiquette Dinner

Calling all second year students! You know those nerve-wracking yet inevitable business meals? We can help you shine while still enjoying your food! Come celebrate the completion of your second year while also learning tricks and tips for professional dinners and events. Dinner will be served and FREE on April 22, 2014 in the Neptune Walnut Room at 5pm! If you are interested in attending please RSVP here: bit.ly/1ilNPY8