NIU 2021 Homecoming

Gameday Information

For alumni returning to NIU, Homecoming is a time to reminisce about the collegiate experience and show off your alma mater to family and friends.

On Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., the NIU Alumni Association is providing a true "family" atmosphere within the NIUAA Homecoming Tent in 'The Yard,' presented by GEICO, located on the west side of Huskie Stadium


Alumni, family and friends are invited to attend the pregame event at the NIUAA Homecoming Tent at no cost. Mission, Victor E. Huskie, the Huskie Marching Band and NIU Cheerleaders will visit The Yard, as well. Tickets for the NIU vs. Eastern Michigan football game, which begins at 1:30 p.m., can be purchased here.

Popcorn and bottled water will be provided, along with a face-painting artist, balloon artist and a photo booth.

If it has been a while since you have been back on campus and would like to find out what is new with your respective college or groups, you can find them at the NIUAA tent, including:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
    • Baja Car Student Group
    • Supermileage Car Student Group
    • Mars Rover Student Group
    • Formula Society of Automotive Engineers
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
    • School of Military Science
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • NIU Alumni Association Affinity and Volunteer Groups
  • NIUAA Latino Alumni Council
  • University Libraries





Homecoming Week Events
(Sept. 27-Oct. 3)

Click HERE For FULL Homecoming Schedule

All Week
Huskie Lights: Lighting the HSC Red for Homecoming
Holmes Student Center

Tuesday, Sept. 28
2nd Annual NIU LGBTQ+ Alumni and Friends Homecoming Virtual Social
6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 30
Experience NIU: Distinguished Alumni Award Lecture - Velchamy Sankarlingam M.S. '90
6-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 1
2021 NIU Alumni Association Awards
Outside Altgeld Hall
Noon-2 p.m.

Richard A. Flournory Homecoming Inclusion Reception
Ellington's Holmes Student Center
4-6 p.m.

Black Alumni The Return: Sip N Bowl
Huskie Den Holmes Student Center
7 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 2
Fill the Field
Huskie Marching Band and Silverettes Alumni
7 a.m.-8 p.m.

NIU Homecoming Brunch
Outside Altgeld Hall
9:30-11:30 a.m.

The Yard - Music, Food, Football & Fun!
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Black Alumni The Return: KickBack Day Party
1-4 p.m.
Huskie Den Holmes Student Center

Black Alumni The Return: Homecoming Party
Center for Black Studies
9 p.m.-2 a.m.