2023 Homecoming
2023 NIU Homecoming 

Oct. 13-14

You can go home again.

Come celebrate Northern Illinois University’s 116th Homecoming, “Huskies Come Home!” from Oct. 8-15, on the NIU DeKalb campus. This week will include numerous Homecoming festivities and provide plenty of opportunities for you to celebrate your Huskie Pride!

Sign up for our Homecoming activities listed below and visit NIU's Homecoming landing page for details on University activities. For alumni and friends looking to participate in all three activities, we have a special bundle offer that will save you $20 on the combined cost of the events. Be sure to match your bundle option with your choice for the painting option for the Chelsea McGhee event (see below for painting options). 

Don't forget that Mission's Grove will be held from 11:30 a.m. up until our 2:30 p.m. kickoff against Ohio University at Huskie Stadium on Saturday afternoon. You can buy tickets to that game here

NIU’s Homecoming tradition is the oldest major-college tradition in the state and one of the longest-running in the country. We look forward to seeing you in October!

Questions? Please contact Dana King, ’05, at dking1@niu.edu or 815-753-5421.

More information and links to register for each event are below:

Chelsea McGhee painting options

 Day 1 - Fri, 13 Oct 2023
Huskie Hour with DeKalb County Bold Spirits
3:00PM Fri 13 Oct 2023, Central timezone
Join Huskies for a tasting event at Jonamac Orchard.
Pizza, Paint and Sip with Chelsea McGhee Studio
6:00PM Fri 13 Oct 2023, Central timezone
Break out the red and black paint and get into the homecoming spirit with your fellow Huskies on Friday night.
 Day 2 - Sat, 14 Oct 2023
Brunch with Mission and Victor E. - LOCATION CHANGE
9:30AM Sat 14 Oct 2023, Central timezone
The Third Annual Brunch with Mission and Victor E., hosted by the NIU Alumni Association and NIU Foundation, will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Oct. 14 in front of NIU's historic and picturesque Altgeld Hall on College Ave.