NIU Homecoming 2016: “Huskies Through The Decades”

The start of a new school year at NIU means that NIU Homecoming 2016 is right around the corner. This year’s theme is “Huskies Through The Decades,” and the Northern Lights Homecoming Parade delight parade goers for its second year.

Below is a complete list of events happening all homecoming week long October 16 – 23rd.

Are you a community member or alumni who wants to get even more involved in homecoming? Here’s the information on how you can be part of the 2016 Homecoming Parade and if you’re a downtown DeKalb business, you can participate in Paint the Town.  CLICK HERE to register for Paint the Town and the Homecoming Parade. Deadline to register for the Homecoming Parade is Thursday, October 13 at 4:00pm – all details can be found in the 2016 Homecoming Parade Overview.

Check out all the events happening during Homecoming!
Sunday, October 16
Paint the Town
8:00am – 7:00pm
Judging: Monday, October 17 at noon
Downtown Dekalb

Powder Puff Football
Student Recreation Center Outdoor Facility
Monday, October 17
Kick Off Rally
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Central Park

Tuesday, October 18
Light Up the Campus
Judging at noon
Residence Halls, NIU Departments/Offices

Recycled Boat Race
East Lagoon

Yell Like Hell Rehearsal
Victor E. Huskie Gymnasium

Wednesday, October 19
Homecoming Court Elections
9:00am-11:59pm for online elections
9:00am-6:00pm in HSC-Bus turnaround

Yell Like Hell
Convocation Center

Thursday, October 20
Northern Lights Homecoming Parade
Downtown DeKalb

Lip Sync Competition
Carl Sandburg Auditorium

Friday, October 21
Coronation Cookout
Central Park

Saturday, October 22
Football Game: NIU v. Buffalo
Huskie Stadium

Sunday, October 23
Paint the Town Clean Up
before 4:00pm