Welcome Days 2011 begins

Huskie Bash 2010Welcome Days 2011 — “Open the Door to New Beginnings” — starts Thursday.

  • Thursday, Aug. 18

Residence Halls Opening Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: All residence halls

Commuter Connections Day
Noon to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Off Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services
Location: Holmes Student Center Sky Room

Huskie Bash
3 to 6 p.m.
Hosted by Housing & Dining
Location: west side of Huskie Stadium

Under the Tent
3 to 6 p.m.
Hosted by Huskie Family Connections
Location: west side of Huskie Stadium

RHA Block Party
7:30 to 10 p.m.
Hosted by Residence Hall Association
Location: NIU Central Park

Target Back to School After-Hours Shopping Event
10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Hosted by Orientation & First-Year Experience
Location: Target, 2555 Sycamore Road in DeKalb

  • Friday, Aug. 19

Friday Fest 2010Kickstart Tailgate
7 a.m. to noon
Hosted by Housing & Dining NI Guides
Location: Lincoln Volleyball Courts

Academic Convocation
11 a.m. to noon
Hosted by Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Location: Convocation Center

Friday Fest
noon to 2 p.m.
Hosted by Student Involvement & Leadership Development
Location: Convocation Center

College Receptions
1:30 to 4 p.m.

  • College of Business
    • 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Reception
    • Barsema Hall Atrium
  • College of Education
    • 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Reception
    • Gabel Hall Learning Center
  • College of Engineering & Engineering Technology
    • Reception
    • Refreshments: 1:30 to 2 p.m.
    • Presentation: 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Tours: 3 to 4 p.m.
  • College of Health & Human Sciences
    • 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Ice cream reception
    • Adams Hall 143 (Chandelier Room)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
    • 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Meet the Professor
    • Refreshments
    • Stevens Building theater lobby
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts
    • 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Reception
    • Boutell Memorial Concert Hall foyer

Academic Advising
2 to 3 p.m.
Ice Cream Reception and Tours
Academic Advising Building

13th Annual Ice Cream Social
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center
Location: Neptune North Volleyball Court

Latin Chill
4 to 6 p.m.
Hosted by Latino Resource Center
Location: Latino Resource Center

Huskie Fest
10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Hosted by CPC, IFC, MGC, NPHC
Location: Student Recreation Center

  • Saturday, Aug. 20

Photo of a Red Riot Huskies football fan“We Are Huskies”
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Hosted by Housing & Dining, NI Guides, Athletics
Location: Huskie Stadium

Huskie Paws for a Cause
1 to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Student Involvement & Leadership Development
Location: Campus Life Building 150

IFC Fraternity Open House
2 to 6 p.m.
Hosted by Interfraternity Council
Location: Greek Row

Rock tha’ Mic
7 p.m.
Hosted by Diversity & Equity
Location: Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium

Back to School Bash
10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Hosted by Campus Activities Board
Location: NIU Central Park

  • Sunday, Aug. 21

Class Schedule Tours
2 to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Residence Hall Association
Location: Tours depart from Lincoln Hall lobby

Sundaes on Sunday
2 to 4 p.m.
Hosted by Housing & Dining
Location: Neptune Volleyball Court

First Floor Meetings
7 to 9 p.m.
Hosted by Housing & Dining
Location: Location is determined by each floor (see your CA)

  • Monday, Aug. 22

Huskies Helping Huskies 2010Huskies Helping Huskies
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Student Involvement & Leadership Development
Location: around campus

Welcome Back BBQ
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hosted by Women’s Resource Center
Location: Women’s Resource Center

RecFest
3 to 10 p.m.
Hosted by Recreation Services
Location: Student Recreation Center

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Breakfast and Benefits
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Hosted by Military Student Services
Location: Adams Hall 404

Huskies Helping Huskies
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Student Involvement & Leadership Development
Location: around campus

Are You Covered?
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by Health Services
Location: Wirtz Park

LGBT Resource Center Welcome Week Drop-In
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center
Location: Holmes Student Center 706

Carnival Chillaration Extravaganza
noon to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Women’s Resource Center
Location: Women’s Resource Center

Sorority Recruitment
7 p.m.
Hosted by College PanHellenic Council
Location: Holmes Student Center, Regency Room

Huskie House Calls
7 to 9 p.m.
(Faculty and staff will visit new students in the residence halls.)
Hosted by Housing & Dining
Location: All residence halls

Hall Council Meetings and Pizza Parties
9 to 10 p.m.
Hosted by Residence Hall Association and Hall Councils
Location: Each residence hall (see your CA for location)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 24

R&R: Rest and Relaxation
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Women’s Resource Center
Location: Women’s Resource Center

Meet the Vets BBQ
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by Military Student Services
Location: north of Adams Hall

Campus Life Building Open House
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by various departments
Location: Campus Life Building

Go Student Leaders
7 to 8 p.m.
Hosted by Student Association
Location: Campus Life Building 180

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