NIU Spring Homecoming & Family Day
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Family Day Check-in
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Stevenson Hall, Dining Center
Huskie parents and family members; start your day off by having breakfast in Stevenson Hall. You will have the option of a variety of entrees to enjoy with your student. Students who have meal plans can use a portion of their free meals to treat families for breakfast. If your student doesn’t have a meal plan or does not wish to use their guest passes, a $7 payment can be made for adults who register in advance, and children under the age of 10 are $5. The cost of the Huskie Breakfast for those who wish to pay at the door is $8 per person. Registration is recommended.
Day of Percussion
10 a.m. – 8p.m.
Music Building, Various Locations
The Day of Percussion is a magical time for students and adults alike and the perfect occasion to celebrate the strength
and diversity of our special community. Please mark your calendars and come ready to enjoy!
General Admission $15
Family Day Presentations
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stevenson Hall, Various Locations
Join us to discuss how to support your student and other important topics of being part of the Huskie Family. We will be offering two blocks of 30-minute sessions for these presentations, so you and your family are welcome to attend more than one! Presentations offered during this time will include the following:
Financial Aid: How To Make it Work For you
This session will discuss the changes to the 2017-18 financial aid process. We will also give an overview on topics such as the difference between student loan options, and understanding student account charges and the billing process.
Academic Advising Matters
Academic Advising is defined as the “intentional collaborative practices of asking positive open-ended questions that help students to optimize their education experiences and achieve their goals, dreams and potential”. But what does that look like in practice at NIU? Students come into advising appointments with many expectations, whether it’s talking about long-term goals, careers, or classroom performance. This session discusses how academic advising assists the student in formulating and realizing their college experience and beyond.
First In, First Gen
While earning an undergraduate degree, first-generation students may face numerous challenges that will place them at them at the intersections of victory and defeat. For the parent a first-generation student, these feelings may be intensified due to an inherent urge to support their young scholar while also feelings of being unprepared to do so. This interactive session will offer parents of first-generation students useful tips, insight and resources devoted to promoting and supporting the success of first-generation students as well as their families.
Police & Public Safety
Police and Public Safety will discuss general safety tips and how they specifically engage with students to educate them about keeping themselves safe while on-campus. They will use some (Rape Aggression Defense) RAD information to support this message.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Students love the Student Recreation Center! Families can visit/tour the facilities with or without their student, and can work out for free during Family Day as long as their student is present. Parents and family members will need to fill out a waiver form when they arrive. Individuals over 16 must present a valid ID. Children must accompanied by an adult.
NIU Women’s Basketball
Come support the NIU Women’s basketball team vs. Western Michigan University. Come support the NIU Men’s basketball team vs. Eastern Michigan University. There will be plenty of Huskie pride, spirit, and giveaways for family and students. Double-headers are $5 for both games. Parents, families and students who attend the game can purchase a “meal deal” for $5 which includes a soft drink and hot dog. Registration for game tickets is required.
NIU Men’s Basketball
Come support the NIU Men’s basketball team vs. Eastern Michigan University. There will be plenty of Huskie pride, spirit, and giveaways for family and students. Double-headers are $5 for both games. Parents, families and students who attend the game can purchase a “meal deal” for $5 which includes a soft drink and hot dog. Registration for game tickets is required.
Bowling & Billiards
1 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Holmes Student Center, Huskies Den
Bowl with your family and help NIU’s Huskie Alternative Breaks (HAB) program! When you purchase a $10 all-access pass, you’ll have access to unlimited bowling, pool or console gaming. A portion of the proceeds from each all-access pass will help fund HAB’s international alternative break trip this May 2017.
Trestle at Pope Lick Creek
Huntley Middle School Auditorium, 1515 S. 4th Dekalb, IL
The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace reaches into the complexities of a nation in the midst of the Great Depression. This coming-of-age story focuses on the relationship of two teenagers in 1936, who, like nearly everyone else in their small manufacturing town, are devoid of hope and any vision of the future.
NIU Movie: Moana
Holmes Student Center, Sandburg Auditorium
Parents, family members, and students come and enjoy a great movie in the Sandburg auditorium for free!
More information contact NIU Orientation and Family Connections at (815) 753-1535