GSARP Weekend


Friday, March 22 - Saturday, March 23, 2019

GSARP Weekend is a two-day program for incoming CAHE students who will be new to the CAHE program in fall 2019 and are seeking an assistantship. This program is designed to introduce participants to NIU, the Division of Student Affairs, along with additional partnering departments and the CAHE department.Participants are given the opportunity to interview for available graduate assistantship positions while on campus. 

Check-in for GSARP Weekend will begin Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. and the program ends Saturday, March 24 at approximately 1:30 p.m. View the GSARP Weekend schedule for specific details.

Participants will attend various informational sessions, a panel discussion with current graduate students, and a leadership development program. In addition, a bus tour of campus and the DeKalb community will be offered, as well as, an optional tour of Housing and Residential Services apartments. All meals will be provided.

Student Social

Participants will have an opportunity to socialize with one another and current graduate students in the laid-back atmosphere of the Huskies Den. A pizza dinner will be provided. It is recommended that participants bring comfortable clothing to change into in order to take advantage of the other activities that are available at the Huskies Den. This event is optional and free of charge.


Registrations will be open from January 15, 2019


On-campus parking will be free of charge for all GSARP participants. Once you are registered, you will receive a parking pass to place in your car windshield during GSARP Weekend. Parking will be available in the following lots during GSARP Weekend.

Friday - NIU Visitor's Lot
201 Carroll Avenue
DeKalb, IL 60115

SaturdayCampus Life Building parking lot
Normal Road
DeKalb, IL 60115


On-campus lodging is recommended. We have two on-campus lodging options available to participants.

Traditional Residence Hall

  • Free of charge
  • Single room with basic linens
  • Community bathroom
  • Campus Wi-Fi
  • Contact Kelly Olson at for more information or to reserve your room

Holmes Student Center Hotel

  • Located in the center of NIU’s campus 
  • $67 plus tax per room
  • Compact refrigerator and microwave available in each room
  • All standard hotel amenities available 
  • Call 815-753-1444 to reserve your room and mention GSARP when making your reservation.