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Weldy: Show our VIPs what it means to be a Huskie

October 10, 2014
Eric A. Weldy

Eric A. Weldy

On Monday, Oct. 13, we will be hosting approximately 2,000 VIPs on campus – potential new Huskies and their families.

Our first Fall Open House takes place mainly in the Holmes Student Center, but campus tours and departmental receptions are also planned, so no matter where you work, you should see these families around campus.

Studies show that the experience students have at an on-campus Open House weighs very heavily on their final decision. To that end, I’d like to invite you to join me in welcoming them with a few simple acts of kindness:

  • Wear your “Ask Me, I can help you” button to identify yourself as a friendly university employee ready to help.
  • If you see someone who looks lost, please offer help, asking, “Can I help you find something?”
  • Offer a friendly smile to families as you encounter them and welcome them to campus.
  • Volunteer to assist Admissions staff with logistics and helping to welcome and check in students.

To volunteer, please contact Ted Campbell at [email protected].

As always, thank you for making our community a wonderful place. Together, we can provide a friendly, welcoming environment that will show these potential new students that NIU is where they belong.


Eric A. Weldy, Ed.D.
Vice President, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management