Save the date: Huskie Fall Kick-Off planned for August 19

band-runBefore anyone knows it, the excitement will begin again for the next class of incoming NIU students and their families.

Over the past months, the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, along with Intercollegiate Athletics, has been re-visioning the Huskie Family Welcome.

The new event, Huskie Fall Kick-Off, will be held at Huskie Stadium at 5:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The overarching goal of this event is to create excitement for the new academic year.

New students and their families will be led by the NIU Huskie Marching Band to the stadium.

At this dynamic event, new students and their families will learn what it means to be an NIU Huskie fan! Everyone will celebrate NIU traditions with President Baker, faculty, staff, fellow students and some NIU student-athletes. Immediately following the Kick-Off, new students will head onto the football field and form a giant “NIU” for a class photo. This is a can’t-miss event.

Volunteers will be needed for this new event, as well as other Welcome Days events. Sign-up to volunteer is available online.

More details will follow in the weeks and months ahead. For more information, call (815) 753-1535 or email orientation@niu.edu.

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