From the Desk of the Dean of Students
By this point in the semester, you’ve probably already experienced a quiz or paper or assignment. Expectations are clear and you might even be adjusting your study schedules accordingly. This week, I want to encourage you to keep up all your hard work—you can reach your goals, and we’re here to help.
For your academic radar? A “to do” list to make sure you’re staying on track:
· Meet with your advisor so you are ready to register for next semester.
· Find a tutor for a class or take advantage of faculty office hours.
· Investigate options to do research - start with OSEEL.
· Complete and submit your next FAFSA.
Do your part. Being a Caring Community is part of the Northern Pact that we all live by at NIU:
· Learn more about what it’s like for people who have a service dog.
· Discover Helping Huskies Thrive. A Wellness Fair will provide resources to help someone in need.
· Knit or crochet things for students in need with The Giving Project.
Go global. Learn about the Global Internship and Leadership Development (GILD) Program, stop by the Study Abroad Fair or learn about the American immigration experience at the Travel Challenge: Escape Room.
Work hard, play hard. Check out Outdoor Adventures Full Moon Hike, their free Weekly Wednesday Crate Climbs, or go Rock Climbing at Mississippi Palisades State Park; cheer on your fellow Huskies at a Women’s Volleyball game, or go to the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality’s Fun Fair.
Holmes Student Center Update: We appreciate your patience as the renovation of the HSC gets underway. When it’s done, it will be a vibrant and exciting space for students and campus visitors to enjoy. In the meantime, visit Huskie Books and Gear in the Gallery Lounge on the main floor for spirit wear, purchase your books online (we’ll share step-by-step instructions for spring semester) and check out other places to eat on campus.
Your experience here matters to me. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Student Life at NIU, and let us know how we can help.
Kelly Wesener Michael, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Chief Student Affairs Officer & Dean of Students