Virtual Open House - April 24, 2021

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM until 12:00 PMCentral Daylight Time

    A test score doesn’t tell your story, which is why we don’t consider standardized test scores for general admissions, merit scholarships — and even for our University Honors Program. Find out what else sets us apart at our Virtual Open House.

    During this online event, you’ll attend presentations about admissions, financial aid and choosing your major. You can also pose questions to a panel of current NIU students and participate in live chats with student life, cultural resource centers, honors program, ROTC, career services, academic colleges and programs, and more.

    Take a live virtual tour of the NIU campus led by our Northern Ambassadors.

    Pre-Registered Students: Your exclusive access will be emailed to you on Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m. CST.
    Day of Event Registration
    Will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday Day of Event Registration Link


    Schedule of Events

    Presentations and Panels

    Join us for these 30-minute presentations.

    10 a.m. | NIU current student panel | Welcome and Campus Resources Room.
    Hear from our current Huskies about what it means to be a student at NIU. You can ask them questions live.

    10:45 a.m. | Managing college costs | Welcome and Academic Colleges Rooms.
    Learn how to navigate the financial aid process including how to file your FAFSA, apply for scholarships and pay your college expenses. 

    11:30 a.m. | Choosing your major at NIU | Academic Colleges Rooms.
    Hear from our Academic Advising Center on how to choose your major at NIU.

    Noon
    | Virtual Campus Tour | Virtual Campus Tours Room.
    Learn about the NIU campus through a 30-minute virtual campus tour, led by our Northern Ambassadors. 

    Live Chat Rooms

    Chat with members of our Huskie Pack including faculty, staff and students from each of the listed NIU student support services and academic colleges.

    10 a.m. to noon
     | Admissions and Financial Aid | Live Chat.
    Speak with our admissions team on how to become a Huskie — from the application process to enrolling. Our financial aid team is ready to answer your questions about affording college.

    10 to 11:15 a.m. 
    | Campus Resources | Live Chat.
    Chat live with representatives from Army ROTC, Student Life, our diversity and cultural resource centers, Career Services, housing, dining, honors program and more. 

    10:45 a.m. to noon
    | Academic Colleges | Live Chat.
    Stop by each of our academic college rooms to learn more about our academic programs. Exploring major and pre-professional health program interests should visit the Academic Advising Center room.

    Noon to 12:30 p.m.
    | Current Students | Live Chat.
    While on your virtual campus tour, chat with current NIU students who are here to answer your questions about being a Huskie.

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.