Baker Report: The doors to opportunity are open

Douglas D. Baker
Douglas D. Baker

As I’ve often heard from our alumni, coming to Northern Illinois University is the first step in a life-changing journey filled with opportunity that empowers our students to be successful in their chosen path – whether it be in their personal lives, careers or in lifelong pursuit of education.

A campus visit or open house visit is a part of that journey, and thus, Friday’s Admissions Spring Open House is a very important event for the NIU community.

We are expecting a very large turnout, and the Office of Admissions is seeking on-campus volunteers Friday morning to assist in making our visitors’ check-in experience go as smoothly as possible. I encourage participation in this important undertaking.

On-campus events such as Admissions open houses, the IHSA Football State Championships, the upcoming Illinois Junior Academy of Science state expo and NIU STEM Outreach’s STEMFest – among others – not only showcase our university to campus visitors from across the region and the state but offer a chance for engagement with our students, faculty, staff, alumni and our community. Each interaction we have with our visitors is a chance for them to get to know NIU, our programs and our culture.

Let’s welcome our guests to be a part of the NIU family and extend them every courtesy as they explore all our campus has to offer.

Forward Together,


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