NIU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to don the red and black Wednesday, Nov. 9, and join in the celebration of NIU Day in Chicago.
Special ticket deals are still available for the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown, as NIU takes on Mid-American Conference rival Toledo in the first football game ever to be played at the home of the Chicago White Sox!
For just $5, students can sign up for a roundtrip shuttle from Huskie Stadium to Guaranteed Rate Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
It’s only fitting that the Huskies, who are riding a two-game winning streak, score home team advantage on Chicago turf. After all, NIU is a major economic driver in the city and region. For more than a century, we’ve produced talented alumni in a wide array of fields—from education and engineering to business and health care. They live, work and lead in Chicago and its nearby suburbs, where NIU counts more than 100,000 alumni.
NIU also maintains a city presence with our office in the heart of Chicago’s financial district at 105 W. Madison Ave., Suite 1700, where our College of Business offers a 12-month MBA program as well as a master’s degree program in Financial Risk Management. The Loop location also provides space for the Alumni Association, Foundation and Education Systems Management, an NIU organization that works in education policy.
Tours of the Chicago office will be available—along with free Garrett popcorn—from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of NIU Day.
Other ways you can join the celebration include wearing red and black wherever you are that day. Then submit your photo showing your Huskie spirit to the alumni Facebook page, and you could win a Huskie prize pack! You can come to Wrigley Square in Millennium Park* from noon until 1 p.m. to watch the Huskie Marching Band perform and pick up some giveaways. Attend the pregame party at the home of the White Sox. Great food and beverages will be available at the Stadium Club from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Our special guest for the reception is NIU’s former dynamic running back Garrett Wolfe.
If you can’t make it to the game, consider joining one of our watch parties!
*NOTE: This is a new location.