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Homecoming theme, registration deadlines announced

September 13, 2016

PrintThis year’s Homecoming celebration will take Huskies on a trip down memory lane with the theme, “Huskies through the Decades.”

Festivities kickoff Sunday, Oct. 16, with Paint the Town and Powderpuff Football and, following a week of fun-filled activities, culminate with the NIU football game against Buffalo and the seventh annual Rep Yo’ Step show.

There are a variety of events that community members, students, faculty and staff can participate in this year. Here are the important registration deadlines you need to be aware of:

  • Powder Puff Football – 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23
  • Homecoming Royalty – 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30
  • Paint the Town, Recycled Boat Race and “Dec” Out the Campus – 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7
  • Northern Lights Homecoming Parade – 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13
  • Huskies Pull Together: Pop Tab Collection -4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20

Applications should be submitted through Huskie Link. Detailed descriptions, rules and guidelines for each event are available in the Homecoming 2016 Information Packet available for download at

For more information, contact Campus Activities Board at (815) 753-1580 or email [email protected].