Alumni Benefits

Your status as an alumnus or alumna of Northern Illinois University entitles you to great benefits from the university, the NIU Alumni Association and our corporate partners.

  • careersAlumni Career Services

    NIU Career Services has several useful web resources available to NIU alumni, including “Huskies Get Hired,” NIU’s web-based job referral system, which provides access to over 1,000 internship and job postings at any time. We’ve also recently added career guidance specific to COVID-19 that we’ll be updating on a regular basis to help with your overall search process.  We want to draw special attention to Big Interview. This free platform allows you to record answers to practice interview questions, review them yourself or share them with others in your network for feedback.

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    Alumni Insurance Program

    The Northern Illinois University Alumni Insurance Program is a convenient source for health, life and travel insurance for alumni and their family members. Get more information on these insurance plans by visiting or call American Insurance Administrators at 800-922-1245 weekdays, 8 am – 6 pm, Eastern Time.
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  • education-379217_640Discounts on Professional Education Programs

    NIU alumni receive discounts when enrolling in continuing professional education courses. NIU Continuing Professional Education offers workshops, certification and certification-prep courses in human resources, facilities management, engineering, project management, finance and accounting. Classes are taught online and at locations around northern Illinois.

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    Display Your Pride

    Put your hard work on display in a beautiful custom NIU-themed diploma frame from Church Hill Classics. A frame makes a great graduation gift!

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  • license_plateNIU License Plates

    Now featuring the new NIU Huskie logo, NIU license plates are a fantastic way to support your alma mater while showing off your Northern pride.

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    Save Up To 35% On Your Orlando Vacation! Orlando Employee Discounts offers Exclusive Pricing on Hotels & Vacation Homes in or nearby Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando! We are also the Largest Wholesaler of Tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and ALL Orlando Area Theme Parks and Attractions! 

  • NIU Recreation Center Alumni Discount

    If you were a graduate from NIU, you can purchase or renew your alumni membership online. Simply log in to the MyRec website using your NIU credentials or your MyRec username and password. If you don't have your NIU credentials or a MyRec username and password, email and include your full name when you graduated from NIU. You can also purchase or renew your membership in person at the Recreation Center front desk.

  • Founders Memorial Library Courtesy Card

    NIU alumni may apply for a courtesy card.  Courtesy card holders may check out most library materials for four weeks (see Circulation Policies and Circulation Loan Periods for a full explanation of courtesy card privileges).  Courtesy cards are valid for a period of one year; a new application is required each year.

  • NIU Foundation Job Board

    The NIU Foundation is making a difference and we think you can play a part in it too. If you believe in working for an organization that truly changes the world, betters the lives of our students, champions our cause and has established a great working culture among our staff, the NIU Foundation is for you! Apply today!

  • Official NIU Alumni Association LinkedIn Group

    This LinkedIn group is specifically for Northern Illinois University alumni. 


    Whether you are looking for NIU alumni merchandise for yourself or shopping for the Huskies in your life, you will find great items available and ready to ship at

  • NIU Alumni Forwarding Email Account 

    Alumni who wish to retain a permanent NIU Alumni Association forwarding email address ( should fill out this form